Food safety inspector reports an excessive number of flying insects, dead mouse

Restaurant Report

In this week’s Restaurant Report, the Department of Agriculture found a lot of flies and a dead mouse.

Snitz Creek Brewery on North Ninth Street in Lebanon was out of compliance with 16 violations. Dead pests were not being removed, and the inspector found a dead mouse in a pest control device in the bar area, according to the inspection report. There was an excessive number of flying insects near the bar, and an employee emptied a dustpan into a trash can directly next to a cutting board, which could have contaminated the food prep surface.

Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet on Jonestown Road in Harrisburg had 12 violations. The inspector found fruit flies and fly strips throughout the kitchen. There was mold on the ceiling tiles near the dishwasher, and raw beef was stored in raw chicken wing boxes which does not prevent cross-contamination, the report states.

Eight violations were found at Qdoba Mexican Grill on South Willowdale Drive in Lancaster. There was a moist residue on the ice tea spouts and a brownish moist residue on the soda nozzle and ice chute. A black moist residue was found under a laminated instruction sheet and the food prep area was extremely dirty and greasy, according to the inspector’s report.

Places with no violations include Newport Tavern, Alfred & Sam’s in Lancaster, Christopher’s Pizza and Subs in Susquehanna Township, and Fairfield Area Elementary, Middle School and 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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