Health Department issues alerts for BRGR, Spoon, Uncle Sam’s Subs |

Health Department issues alerts for BRGR, Spoon, Uncle Sam’s Subs

Spoon restaurant in East Liberty.

The Allegheny County Health Department issued its second consumer alert of the summer to two popular East Liberty restaurants, as well as one for an Oakland sandwich shop.

Inspectors on Tuesday noted a number of violations at Spoon and BRGR, which share a building on South Highland Avenue, according to the consumer alert. The violations included holding food at unsafe temperatures, improperly labeled or stored toxic items, insects or rodents and poor employee hygiene.

The pair of restaurants, which share a kitchen, was cited in July for inadequate hand-washing facilities, improper use of rodent poison, the presence of insects, inadequate wastewater disposal and inadequate sanitization of utensils and equipment.

The health department also issued an alert for Uncle Sam’s Subs after finding roaches and mice, unsafe food holding temperatures, inadequate sanitization of surfaces food touches, poor employee hygiene and food that was not protected from cross-contamination.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.

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