Restaurant Report: Droppings, rodent-contaminated food

Restaurant Report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Rodent-contaminated food, dirty utensils and equipment, and slimy residue were among the violations found by Agriculture Department inspectors during this week’s food safety checks.

Highlands of Donegal golf club in Mount Joy was out of compliance with 15 violations. An inspector found rodent droppings, rodent-contaminated food in the walk-in cooler, and pink and brown slimy residue in the ice maker. The person in charge failed to notify authorities of an imminent health hazard, according to the inspection report.

Dairy Queen on Walnut Street in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 11 violations. An inspector observed an employee arrive to work and not wash her hands and an employee chewing gum while working. A squirt bottle of a chemical was stored above the ice machine, and an excessive amount of old food was under the cutting board, which had a strong odor, the report states.

Twin Dragon on Wayne Avenue in Chambersburg was out of compliance with 10 violations. Raw animal foods were stored above ready-to-eat foods in the walk-in cooler, and stored knives were not clean. Cooking equipment was encrusted with grease, and piping covered with aluminum foil had dirt and food residue, according to the report.

Places with no violations include Marion Elementary School, Aura Espresso Room in Lancaster, Annie’s Soft Ice Cream in Campbelltown, and Wrightsville Pizza and Restaurant.

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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