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    Pittsburgh restaurant shut down by Health Department

    By Opinion,

    28 days ago

    A restaurant in the Pittsburgh area has been ordered closed due to multiple violations after an inspection by the Allegheny County Health Department.

    Inspectors found 16 violations during an inspection of El Paisano & BBQ Stand in Beechview on Thursday, May 16.

    Several factors led to the closing including, multiple food items being held at unsafe temperatures.

    That includes ground beef, which was at 58 degrees. (Food must be held at 41 degrees or lower) That beef was thrown away along with fish filets at 57 degrees and two bins of thawed fish at 59 and 64 degrees respectively.

    Both Tamales and cooked rice were at 44 degrees.

    Another high-risk violation found was a live roach underneath a sink with dead roaches (too numerous to count) under a microwave and beneath a standup cooler.

    The restaurant is treated four times a year for bugs, but must increase treatments.

    The restaurant was also operating with an expired permit since November last year.

    Other lower-tier violations include, probe thermometers not being used, some items loosely covered in areas above other food items, hot water not being available in a kitchen sink and more.

    You can see all violations on the Health Department’s website . Changes to the restaurants current status will also be updated on the website.

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