Restaurant Report

Restaurant Report: Dead rodent, droppings on food displays

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - The Department of Agriculture found rodent droppings, chemicals, and problems with hand washing in the latest round of restaurant inspections.

Parma Pizza and Grill on West Market Street in Marietta was out of compliance with 17 violations. The inspection report says the person in charge did not have adequate knowledge of food safety. The water was turned off at the handwash sink, so employees couldn't wash their hands. An employee was touching ready-to-eat food with bare hands, and there was old dough residue in the mixer.

York Fuel Stop on Market Street was out of compliance with 12 violations. The inspection report says the person in charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of the Pennsylvania Food code. There was no soap at the only handwash sink in the facility. There were more than 50 rodent droppings on food displays and near food products, and chemicals were stored in direct contact with food.

Tokyo Diner on Simpson Ferry Road in Mechanicsburg was out of compliance with six violations. The inspection report says the person in charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety and failed to notify the Agriculture Department about an imminent health hazard. There was a dead rodent in a glue trap in the server area and between 200 and 400 rodent-like droppings throughout the facility.

Establishments with no violations include Central Dauphin High School, The Gin Mill in Lebanon, Cool Creek Golf Club in Wrightsville, and Smiley's Deli and Food Mart in Lancaster.

The Department of Agriculture has a searchable database of Pennsylvania restaurant inspections on its website.


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