Restaurant Report: Dead insects, peeling paint over food

Restaurant Report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The state Department of Agriculture found peeling paint and dead insects during this week’s food safety inspections.

Tonino’s Pizza and Grill on North Progress Avenue in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 15 violations. An inspector found a speaker and cell phone on the meat slicer, and the inside of the microwave was extremely dirty. Most food handlers were not wearing hair restraints, and raw beef was stored over ready-to-eat food, according to the inspection report.

Blue Ridge Family Restaurant on Oakhurst Boulevard in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 11 violations. The report says exhaust air duct near the cook’s line was emitting dust and dirt into the air, and clean dish racks were stored directly on the floor. A line cook did not have a hair or beard restraint, and a server was touching toast with bare hands.

Pizza Bolis on South George Street in York was out of compliance with 13 violations. Several glue boards in the food prep area had dead insects, and baking equipment was not being cleaned every 24 hours. The ceiling over the food prep area had peeling paint at risk of falling into food, according to the report.

Places with no violations include Two Cousins Pizza and Restaurant in Camp Hill, Hideaway Bar in Lititz, Dallastown Area Intermediate School, and Cumberland Valley High 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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