Restaurant Report: Dead insects, fruit flies in liquor bottles

Restaurant Report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Department of Agriculture inspectors found food safety violations at local restaurants this week.

Just Wing It on East Main Street in Annville was out of compliance with 13 violations. The inspection report says there were fruit flies in three liquor bottles and a container of spray mist/cologne stored on the milkshake machine. The restaurant was not removing insect traps with dead flies and insects, and there was dried food on the deli slicer and potato cutter.

Giuseppe’s Pizza Cantina on East Simpson Street in Mechanicsburg was out of compliance, also with 13 violations. Employees were not wearing hair restraints, and an inspector saw an employee wiping hands on a towel and then wiping down a prep table with the same towel, not following proper handwashing procedures. There also was old food debris and dust on top of ovens, the report states.

G&T Funck Enterprises on Bow Creek Road in Grantville was out of compliance with nine violations. Ready-to-eat foods like meat and cheese were not being date-marked. An inspector found boxes of food on the floor of the walk-in freezer and cooler, deeply scored cutting boards. The report states the person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety.

Establishments with no violations included Chef Exclusive in Carlisle, Cassel Vineyards of Hershey, House of Clarendon in Lancaster, and Northeastern Middle 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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