Pittsburgh Athletic Association cited again by county health department

The Pittsburgh Athletic Association in Oakland has landed in hot water with the Allegheny County Health Department again after an inspection Friday turned up numerous food safety violations.

The department posted a yellow ”Consumer Alert” placard at the Fifth Avenue facility after finding more than a dozen violations, including food being held at unsafe temperatures, problems with cleaning and sanitization, inadequate handwashing facilities, food held past the expiration date and failing to protect food from cross-contamination.

It was the second time in six months that the health department has taken action against the association’s restaurant. In August, the kitchen was ordered closed after an inspector found a string of violations, including a lack of hot water, food at unsafe temperatures and cockroaches.

A spokesperson for the association could not be immediately reached for comment.

Inspection reports for the association and other county food facilities are available at www.achd.net.

Patricia Sabatini: PSabatini@post-gazette.com; 412-263-3066.



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