Mouse Droppings, Flies Lead To Health Code Violations At Pitt’s Cathedral Cafe

Mouse Droppings, Flies Lead To Health Code Violations At Pitt’s Cathedral Cafe

OAKLAND (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department has cited Pitt’s Cathedral Cafe for eight health code violations.


Pitt News reports the cafe received one high-risk, two medium risk and five low-risk violations.


Of the eight reported violations, three pertained to pest management problems, including mouse droppings on top of and inside a case of plastic cups, in dry storage and behind an ice machine. There were also small flies at a hand washing sink.


Also according to the report, the facility demonstrated a lack of knowledge when a dishwasher stated that he doesn’t always wear gloves or wash his hands when loading dirty dishes and unloading clean dishes.


This isn’t the first time Pitt has been hit with health code violations, last October Market Central was cited for 21 violations, including a worker handling clean dishes after wiping their nose.


Pitt spokesperson Joe Miksch spoke to The Pitt News via email and said the dining contractor has remedied all the issues.


“Corrective measures included retraining staff on labeling procedures and hand washing techniques, servicing a dish washing machine, and increasing the frequency of pest control services,” Miksch wrote in an email to the Pitt News.


There will reportedly be a re-inspection Thursday.