Restaurant Report: Encrusted food residue, mildew-like growth

Restaurant Report

The Department of Agriculture found problems with raw chicken, possible contamination, and “mildew-like growth” in the latest round of restaurant inspections.

Kanpai Asian Kitchen on Lititz Pike in Lititz was out of compliance with 18 violations. The inspection report says the person in charge did not have adequate knowledge of food safety. Raw chicken was stored in a way that could contaminate ready-to-eat food. Miso soup was held at an unsafe temperature, and there was “encrusted food residue” in the walk-in cooler.

Tonino’s Pizza and Grille on North Progress Avenue in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 10 violations. The inspection report says food employees were touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands. First aid supplies, like medications, were stored near food, risking contamination. None of the food handlers were wearing hair restraints, and frozen lasagna was not being thawed in a safe manner.

Big Spring Deli on Carlisle Road in Newville was out of compliance with nine violations. The inspection report says food products were stored below lighter fluid and motor oils. There was dust and “mildew-like growth” in the walk-in cooler. Food employees were not wearing proper hair restraints, and there was trash and old food debris in the facility.

Establishments with no violations include Eagles Crossing Golf Course in Carlisle, Dover Area Elementary School, Golden China in Lebanon, and Mom’s House in Lancaster.

The Department of Agriculture has a full list of Pennsylvania restaurant inspections on its website.

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