OHIO: Tommy's Pizza cooks up critical violations
Posted: August 31st, 2009 - 7:43pm by Katie Filion
While on house arrest nursing my burnt foot I’ve become somewhat of a whiz in the kitchen. Using Doug’s recipe I’ve made homemade pizza at least four times in the past week, much to the delight of my flatmates.
In Columbus, Ohio a local pizza shop is facing Columbus Public Health after four inspections reported thirteen critical violations – those violations most likely to pose a health hazard – reports NBC 4.
Columbus Public Health (CPH) recommended a local pizza shop’s license be suspended for at least three days after four inspections with numerous critical violations.
Tommy’s Pizza, located at 3020 E. Broad St., was inspected several times during a four-month period and had numerous critical food-safety violations.
CPH inspectors were at Tommy’s Pizza May 21, and found one critical violation: cold-holding of potentially hazardous foods. A second inspection was held Tuesday, June 9, and two critical violations were found, including violations of cold-holding of potentially dangerous foods and unsafe food was not discarded.
A yellow sign, [indicating the business is in the enforcement process due to uncorrected violations] was posted at the shop June 12.
A follow-up inspection on June 19 found seven critical violations, [including unsafe food not discarded and improper employee handwashing]. Another inspection was held July 8, with three critical violations, including violations of cold-holding of potentially dangerous foods, food employee touching ready-to-eat foods with bare hands and potentially hazardous foods not being reheated to the proper temperature.
CPH recommended Tommy’s Pizza’s license be suspended for at least three days and the shop be placed on increased monitoring for 120 days.