Restaurant Report

Restaurant Report: Cobwebs, old food

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - The Department of Agriculture found old food, dirt and cobwebs during this week's restaurant inspections.

A Gourmet Garden on Newport Road in Leola was out of compliance with 14 violations. The inspectors found grease buildup on several pieces of equipment, including under the fryers. Dirt, food debris and cobwebs were on storage shelves, and food was not being stored at proper temperatures.

Pretzels Plus on Noble Boulevard in Carlisle was out of compliance with five violations. The inspection report says the refrigerator in the kitchen was not cold enough. Several foods were being stored 10 degrees above the required temperature, there were no thermometers available to check for proper temperatures of food, and dried food was on the blade of the deli slicer.

Camp Small Valley on Hemlock Road in Halifax was out of compliance with seven violations. The reports says clean dish racks were being stored on the floor, food debris was found on the microwave and mixer, and the inspector found grease and food debris on the can opener blade.

Denny's on Wayne Avenue in Chambersburg was out of compliance with nine violations. The inspector found food that was being kept past the "use by" date. Several areas in the restaurant were dirty, dusty and in need of cleaning. A drawer on the production line had a buildup of fish batter and breading, and clean silverware was being stored in a dirty bin.

Establishments with no violations include Federal Pointe Inn in Gettysburg, Hero Hookah Lounge in Mechanicsburg, Penne from Heaven in Palmyra, and On My Grind Coffee in York.

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

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