Health department lifts consumer alert for South Side Emiliano’s after five days |

Health department lifts consumer alert for South Side Emiliano’s after five days

Theresa Clift
Emiliano’s Mexican Grill & Bar on Pittsburgh’s South Side

The health department lifted the alert July 31.

Allegheny County Health Department has issued a consumer alert for Emiliano’s Mexican Grill & Bar on Pittsburgh’s South Side after inspectors found a dead mouse by the ice machine and cockroaches at the back of the bar.

Inspectors also found mouse droppings behind the cook line and behind customer booths in the dining area — a “high risk” violation — during their visit Wednesday to the restaurant at 2557 E. Carson St., according to an inspection report posted to a county website .

Inspectors gave a “high risk” violation for employee personal hygiene, noting no employees washed their hands in the kitchen during the visit, and one employee handled raw meat then moved on to prepare cooked orders without changing gloves or washing hands, the report said.

Both the pest and hygiene issues were repeat violations, the report said.

The restaurant was also cited for food not being held at the proper temperatures and storing a can of Raid at the server station.

Troy Duffan, personnel director for Emiliano’s restaurants, said that since the inspection, the restaurant fixed an issue with the cooler, and had a pest control company come take care of the mice and cockroaches. The rest of the issues are fixed or in the process of being fixed, he said.

The chain also has locations in Cranberry Mall, Richland Mall and McCandless Crossing.

Theresa Clift is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Theresa at 412-380-5669, [email protected] or via Twitter @tclift.

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