Food inspectors found restaurant trying to repair sewage pipe leak with duct tape

Restaurant Report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Department of Agriculture inspectors this week found a restaurant trying to repair a sewage pipe leak with duct tape.

A complaint was filed at U.S. 30 Diner on West Market Street in York and the inspector found 24 violations. The inspector found a sewage back-up in the basement piping system. One of the pipes was leaking and the facility was using duct tape as a repair. The inspector also says food employees were wearing soiled garments, and personal medication was found on a shelf with food. They say the entire food facility was extremely dirty with old food, trash, and dirt. The inspector also found a dog leash. The person in charge acknowledged that he brings his dog into the rear of the food facility, according to the report.

Tonino’s Pizza West on Marketplace Way in Enola was found with 10 violations. Inspectors say employees were preparing food without hair restraints, there were dirty knives on the knife rack, and the slicer had old food debris. The inspection report states the person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety.

Places with no violations include Northern Middle School and High School, Campbelltown Fire Company, and Mooreland Elementary School in Carlisle.


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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