Restaurant Report: Expired milk, mouse droppings

Restaurant Report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Department of Agriculture inspectors found mouse droppings, black mold and spoiled milk during food safety inspections this week.

Lyndon Diner on Kenneth Road in York was out of compliance with 13 violations. The report says inspectors observed equipment with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and debris. Thermometers for ensuring proper food temperatures were not functioning properly, and inspectors saw leaf lettuce in direct contact with black mold-like residue.

Ideal Food Basket on North Seventh Street in Lebanon was out of compliance with 20 violations. Inspectors observed a food thermometer off by more than 30 degrees. A container of milk in the dairy display cooler was five days beyond the sell-by date, and two containers were three days beyond the sell-by date, according to the report.

Hong’s Wok on West Main Street in Middletown was out of compliance with 18 violations. Inspectors said they observed several old mouse-like droppings on the floor. They also saw an accumulation of old food debris on the water spouts and on top of the oven, on a stove top, and on several shelves in the walk-in cooler.

Restaurants with no violations include Burger King at Park City Center in Lancaster, Kimlee Vietnamese Restaurant on Linglestown Road in Harrisburg, and Olde Heritage Root Beer on Old Philadelphia Pike in Ronks.

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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