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A month after Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery closed and then reopened its doors in Oakland due to health risks, the Allegheny County Health Department returned to the location for a reinspection.
While the Forbes Avenue bagel shop has improved since its inspection in mid-August, when it racked up 14 violations and was ordered to close, the ACHD’s inspector still cited Bruegger’s for two high-risk violations and two low-risk violations in a Monday report.
In the report, the inspector said she observed raw shell eggs stored at room temperature in Bruegger’s egg cooker, a high-risk violation. According to an employee, the eggs had been there for close to half an hour.
The inspector also observed a Bruegger’s employee sweeping the floor and putting on gloves without first washing their hands, another high-risk violation.
The two low-risk violations recorded by the inspector included food debris buildup on the floor of the food prep area behind the counter and a bucket placed under a leaky pipe in the basement to collect water.