Restaurant out of compliance again after inspector reports rodent droppings, insects

Restaurant Report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Department of Agriculture inspectors this week found a restaurant out of compliance for the second time this month.

The Subway restaurant on North Baltimore Avenue in Mount Holly Springs had a follow-up inspection and was out of compliance again with seven violations, according to an inspection report. This time, an inspector found 20 to 30 rodent-like droppings under the sandwich cooler and the soda machine. There were still fruit fly-like insects around the soda machine. Utensils had an accumulation of residue, and the inspector found holes in the walls throughout the facility.

St. Mary’s Church on West Vine Street in Lancaster was out of compliance with one violation. An inspector found evidence of insect activity and the church is now working with a pest control program, the report states.

Vincenzo Pizza on Grayson Road in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 13 violations. The inspector reported patches of green mold on wooden shelves storing food in the walk-in cooler. Additionally, personal prescription medicine was stored near equipment in the food preparation area, an employee was seen preparing food without a hair restraint, and raw beef was stored on a shelf above raw tomatoes in the walk-in cooler.

Places with no violations found include Mount Holly Springs Elementary School, Ben Franklin School in Harrisburg, Hamilton Heights Elementary School in Chambersburg, and East Hanover Elementary School in Annville.

The Department of Agriculture has a searchable database of Pennsylvania restaurant inspections on its website. If you come across a dirty restaurant, you can file a complaint on the department’s website.

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