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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Latest report: December 7, 2023 6:28 PM
JJ

Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting

2 months ago

Food was great initially, got a Caesar salad and a small classic deep dish with sausage. Later that night experienced diarrhea, the following morning vommiting and more diarrhea. Only have 72 hours in town and spent the entire day in the hotel room. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting See Less
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JP

Diarrhea

5 months ago

Only meal we had all day on 9/18/23. We all ate a deep dish Chicago classic deep dish pizza and salad. Within 3 hours of eating, all members of our party had horrible diarrhea that lasted through the next morning. | Symptoms: Diarrhea See Less
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2. City of chicago food service sanitation certificate
- comments: observed no city of chicago certified food manager on site during the time of inspection while preparing and serving (chicken, hamburgers, dairy, sliced tomatoes, etc. Instructed to provide at least one cfm... See More on site all times while open and operating. Priority foundation violation. #7-38-012. Citation issued.

49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
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55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: observed pooling of water in rear storage and grease and food debris build up on floors under fryers. Observed floor drains in need of cleaning throughout the facility. Instructed to clean and maintain.

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Report date: Feb 23, 2024
3. Management, food employee and conditional employee; knowledge, responsibilities and reporting
- comments: observed no written employee health policies on the premises. Instructed management to provide a signed employee health policy for each employee and maintain as required. Priority foundation violation 7-38-010,citation... See More issued.

25. Consumer advisory provided for raw/undercooked food
- comments: no consumer advisory disclosure and reminder statement on the menu. Instructed management to disclose which foods can be ordered 'raw' or under cooked and link those foods with an asterisk (*) to a reminder statement that states that eating raw or under cooked foods can increase your risk of food borne illness. Priority foundation violation 7-38-005,(see comments).

48. Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained & used; test strips
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53. Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, & cleaned
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53. Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, & cleaned
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57. All food employees have food handler training
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60. Previous core violation corrected
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38. Insects, rodents, & animals not present
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49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
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