Here's What Health Inspectors Found at Food Establishments in Peabody

The following health inspection reports are from Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 and were obtained from the Peabody Health Department.

Each week Peabody Patch will be publishing health inspection reports on food establishments in Peabody. These reports are public records and can be obtained from the city Health Department.

The information contained in the report looks at the entire food handling operation at the business in question. Routine inspections are conducted randomly during the year, not just in response to complaints, and also prior to new businesses opening.

The types of operations inspected include food service, retail, residential kitchens, mobile, temporary, caterers and bed and breakfasts.

Each inspection reviews food protection management, employee health, food from approved sources, protection from contamination, protection from chemicals, time/temperature controls, requirements for highly susceptible populations and consumer advisory.

The following reports are from Sept. 30 - Oct. 4. Here's what the city inspector found:

D'Angelo, 210 Andover St.
One critical violation was found and voluntarily corrected at the time of inspection.
  • (CR) Observed employee handle raw steak with gloved hands then resume working with food including handling Ready to Eat food (bread). After handling raw food, remove gloves, wash hands and put on new gloves.
  • Temperature controls adequate. Sliced tomatoes (salad unit) 41 degrees, cooked chicken (walk-in refrigerator) 39 degrees, raw chicken (cooks line) 37 degrees.
  • Hot holding adequate -- rice at 165 degrees.
  • Sanitizing adequate at three-compartment sink.
  • Quaternary sanitizing solution at 200 ppm.
  • Hand-washing facility maintained properly.
  • Grease trap -- internal cleaned every three months.
Au Bon Pain, 210 Andover St.
No critical violations. Corrective action was discussed with the person in charge about one item.
  • Observed self-service creamer (bulk) with internal temperature of 43 degrees. Discussed proper procedure for maintaining temperature -- shall be discarded every four hours, temperature of product shall be 41 degrees.
  • Observed proper cold holding of all refrigeration units at or below 41 degrees.
  • Observed proper hot holding of soup at 160 degrees.
  • Observed proper sanitizing solution concentration of 200 ppm.
  • Grease trap (internal) is cleaned monthly.
  • Pest control operator reports for past three months show no activity.
P.F. Chang's, 210 Andover St.
No critical violations were found. Corrective action for one non-critical item was discussed with the person in charge.
  • (NC) Observed clear plastic bins used for food storage stored under workbench, bins were visibly soiled. Store clean equipment in clean, dry location.
  • Observed proper hand-washing by employees at appropriate times.
  • Observed proper cold holding temperatures and hot holding temperatures. Cooked chicken (walk-in) 38 degrees, lettuce (service area) 41 degrees and soup at 180 degrees.
  • Automatic dish machine and glass washer operating properly -- high heat final rinse at 160 degrees or above, chemical sanitizer at bar 100 ppm chlorine.
  • Grease traps interior and exterior cleaned monthly.
Master Wok, 210 Andover St.
No violations were found. No corrective action required.
  • Inspection found sanitary conditions.
  • Three-compartment sink clean and properly set up for clean -- rinse -- sanitizing. Sanitizing solution concentration at 50 ppm chlorine.
  • Observed proper cold holding of foods at or below 41 degrees.
  • Observed proper hot holding of food. Chicken at 150 degrees, rice at 160 degrees.
  • Hand-wash facilities properly maintained, clean and accessible.
  • Internal grease traps cleaned out weekly.
Regina Pizzeria, 210 Andover St.
Two critical violations were found. Corrective action was discussed with the person in charge.
  • Observed pump and hose for sanitizing solution at three-compartment sink broken -- repair hose and pump to easily dispense sanitizing solution concentrate.
  • (CR) Observed salad merchandise at front counter operating at 47 degrees -- salads shall be kept at or below 41 degrees. Enclosed refrigerator may be necessary to maintain temperature.
  • (CB) Observed many fruit flies in prep area, especially attracted to uncovered trash -- keep trash receptacles closed to prevent harborage for flies. Consult with PCO.
Haagen-Dazs, 210 Andover St.
Two violations -- one critical, one non-critical -- were found. Both violations were corrected voluntarily at the time of inspection.
  • (NC) Observed single-use spoons at front service area soiled -- employee discarded spoons, cleaned and sanitized holder and refilled.
  • (CR) Observed ice machine door with food spill -- employee cleaned door.
  • Observed proper setup of three-compartment sink, sanitizing solution tested at 200 ppm quaternary.
  • Observed proper cold holding temperatures: soft-serve machine at 40 degrees and refrigerator at 36 degrees.
Mediterranean Home Cooking, 75 Washington St.
No violations were found. No corrective action required.
  • Conducted pre-operation inspection of mobile food truck. Truck is properly equipped with refrigeration, freezer, full cooking appliances and potable water at three-compartment sink and hand-wash facility.
  • Operator has provided proof of food safety and food allergen certifications.
  • Base of operations is at a licensed food establishment in Peabody (Sunrise Pizza on Newbury Street).
  • Application and fee paid.
  • Permit may be issued.
Paulie's Deli, 36 Foster St.
No violations were found. No corrective action required.
  • Conducted final pre-operation inspection before opening.
  • Operator has provided proof of food safety and food allergen certification, has provided written procedures for cleaning and sanitizing food contact equipment.
  • Facility is properly equipped with hand-wash facilities and manual dishware washing three-compartment sink.
  • All refrigeration is operating at or below 41 degrees.
  • Establishment is in clean, sanitary conditions.
  • Permit to operate may be issued.
Gallo Nero Pizzeria, 89 Main St.
No violations were found. No corrective action required.
  • Conducted inspection in response to general complaint from adjacent business regarding clogged drain pipes.
  • Discussed need to maintain grease trap in working condition and clean out regularly (monthly).
  • Observed working plumbing and drains in all restrooms -- toilets flushing, three-compartment sink draining properly.
  • Did not observe any clogged drains at time of inspection.
mark October 15, 2013 at 09:01 AM
What a D.B. the inspector is, only going in to Caucasian owned businesses to shake them down for money! I don't see any violations posted for the Brazilian and Chinese Restaurants where they have blood all over the counters and those funny smells and dirty bathrooms!
John Castelluccio (Editor) October 15, 2013 at 09:43 AM
Mark...I'll say this, if you have a legitimate complaint about a Peabody restaurant you've visited, you should call up the health department and report it. As for your baseless accusation of the health inspector, there's no evidence from those reports to suggest the city benefits financially from having a restaurant employee replace some dirty spoons and clean out a container or keep the trash lids on tight...
mark October 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM
The city benefits with the fines they collect! They also benefit when corrupt politicians get elected from certain businesses give kickbacks to the inspector and politicians! Also the Editor should not be commenting on issues, his job is to write the story not wipe the backside of corrupt city officials, this is a sight for the public to voice their opinions and concerns!
John Castelluccio (Editor) October 15, 2013 at 11:54 AM
Mark, consider this a warning then -- do not make libelous statements like this (in this case unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing). There are plenty of other places you can do that online. It's not welcome here.
mark October 15, 2013 at 12:02 PM
This is not only my opinion but many citizens in the community and members of the business community share my opinion but are afraid to say anything! I just love how the Italian and Irish politicians have taken over local governments and have resorted to their union thug type of corruption in government! And we wonder why the country is broken and bankrupt! But no fear, we have politicians and government officials to save us because they know what's best for the people, Right? Lol
Bjean October 15, 2013 at 01:51 PM
To be fair, this seems to be just a small sample of food establishments. Many located at the mall (210 Andover St). So I think to jump to conclusions about pay-offs is a premature and maybe baseless. I think any restaurant you go in will have violations. Have yoy ever seen the rules these places have to abide by? The list is huge! Some places are obviously cleaner than others.
Johnny D October 15, 2013 at 03:35 PM
I am a resident of Peabody Mark, and you are NOT speaking for me. You are completely out of line here. Your ranting leads me to believe that you may own one of these businesses that has been sanctioned recently. Regardless, your comments are immature and reek of not-so-subtle racism. And let's not turn an article about health inspections into a forum for your inane anti-government ramblings.
mark October 15, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Everett, Revere, Boston, look up the mayors please and what kind of population has taken over and they have lots and lots of government hack jobs and plenty of Inspectors harrassing business owners putting them out of business so government can take over the properties
Bjean October 15, 2013 at 04:19 PM
If a food establishment is truly a "dirty" place, word will spread and patrons will stop going there regardless of health inspectors violations, payoffs or not. You know how rumors and bad-mouthing goes!?!?! Your racist undertones and attitude isnt appreciated, your claims are baseless, move on.
anon October 18, 2013 at 07:51 AM
Wow! As a former ServSave instructor and retired dietitian who worked in the food service industry for 40 years, I find this guy Mark to be pretty offensive and dramatically inaccurate regarding the food safety business. Have never known a health inspector who was 'on the take'.


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