Restaurant inspectors report maggots, roaches

Restaurant Report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Inspectors with the state Department of Agriculture found maggots and roaches during food safety checks this week.

Dover Valley Family Restaurant in Dover was found with 24 violations. The inspector reported evidence of rodent activity in the back wait station area. A food employee did not follow proper handwashing procedures, floors and walls throughout the facility were extremely dirty, and the dessert case was not cold enough, according to the inspection report.

US 30 Diner on West Market Street in York had 19 violations. Inspectors say food employees in the kitchen were wearing soiled outer garments, which could contaminate food. Several food items in the walk-in cooler were not covered and the entire kitchen was extremely dirty.

Sensenig’s Meats on Cannery Road in Hanover had 17 violations. The inspector found maggots in a cooler bin with towels and aprons in the washroom area. Dead decaying flies were found in traps in the walk-in refrigerator. The roof was leaking water in the back kitchen area, and smoker racks were stored directly on the ground outside, the report states.

Bella Lebanon Pizza on Lehman Street in Lebanon had 13 violations. Two toilets were being stored outside the food facility. The inspector reported finding a moldy cardboard box filled with garlic sauce containers and a moldy piece of cardboard was being used for a shelf liner in the walk-in cooler.

A complaint was filed for Arooga’s on West King Street in Shippensburg and five violations were found. The inspector reported 10 live cockroach-like insects, too many fruit-like flies to count, and said the entire facility is in need of deep cleaning and employees were not wearing hair restraints.

Places with no violations include Boneyard Barbeque in Hanover, Middlesex Elementary School, Jigsy’s Pizza in Enola, and Robert Reid Elementary School.

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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