The state Department of Agriculture found problems with food storage, droppings, and dirty vents during this week’s restaurant inspections.
Jerry and Sal’s Pizza on Carlisle Street in Hanover was out of compliance with 12 violations. The inspection report says the person in charge did not have adequate knowledge of food safety. A refrigeration unit was not cold enough to keep food at a safe temperature. Food vents above the cook line were “soiled with static dust and grease accumulation, and there was no soap at the handwash sink.
Plaza Mexico Restaurant on Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster was out of compliance with 10 violations. The inspection report says the person in charge is not performing the duties required by the Pennsylvania Food Code. Raw chicken and fish were stored in a way that risked contamination, food was not being correctly date marked, and the facility did not maintain the legally-required food employee certification records.
Pizza City and Subs on South Carlisle Street in Landisburg was out of compliance with nine violations. The inspection report says the person in charge did not have adequate knowledge of food safety. Pizza sauce was not being held at a safe temperature, there was no soap in the restrooms, and there were 30 droppings in the facility, with evidence of rodent or insect activity.
Establishments with no violations include Hampden Elementary School in Cumberland County, Grape Leaf Café in Lancaster, Hometown Family Restaurant in Palmyra, and Giant Food Store in Lower Paxton Township.
The Department of Agriculture has a searchable database of Pennsylvania restaurant inspections on its website.