Saturday, June 27, 2020

Consumer alert for Oriental Market.

Oriental Market, an Asian grocery on McKnight Road (map), was hit with a consumer alert by the Allegheny County Health Department on the 25th. The full report is available online; an excerpt on Food Source / Condition:
*HIGH RISK*** -Eight crates of sliced fish sitting directly outdoors under no protection in parking lot next to hillside in parking lot. Flies observed on the fish carcasses. Fish was set out to be dried. Finished fish product was observed in the second to left reach-in cooler. All were discarded and denatured on site. When inspector requested all fish be discarded, operator was hesitant and placed only a portion of fish in the dumpster and concealed rest of the fish from inspectors in the walk-in cooler. Eventually discarded. REPEAT VIOLATION REPEAT VIOLATION

-Drying or curing of meats without a HACCP plan or standard operating procedures. REPEAT VIOLATION.