Restaurant Report: Mice and old food debris

Restaurant Report

The Department of Agriculture more than a dozen violations at two restaurants in Cumberland County and mice at two other facilities during recent inspections.

Bread of Life Outreach on North Front Street in Newport was out of compliance with two violations. An inspector found a dead mouse in a glue board trap, mouse droppings on the floor, and mice had gnawed through cases and into products. The inspector also found Pine-Sol was not being used in a lawful manner. Damaged bottles were being emptied onto the ground outside the warehouse door.

Dollar General on Landisburg Road in Landisburg was out of compliance with four violations. The inspector found mouse droppings on several dry food shelving areas. Loose Frito’s and other snack products were found on a shelf with mouse droppings around them. An inspector found a nest in a small hole in the wall of the front foyer area, and a nesting area in the warehouse that was found during an inspection last month had not been addressed.

Diener’s Restaurant on West Main Street in Mechanicsburg was out of compliance with 16 violations. The report says several food employees were not wearing proper hair restraints or beard covers, food employees were wiping their hands on towels or aprons instead of washing their hands, chipped beef gravy in a crock pot was not being kept hot enough, and the inspector found a sink leaking water onto the floor.

Pho 3 Mien on South 10th Street in Lemoyne was out of compliance with 16 violations. The inspector found excessive grease build up and old food debris on floors and equipment handles in the kitchen. The inspector also found a brown and black discoloration on a cutting board, old food debris in the microwave, and a back screen door was propped open, allowing access of insects and vermin.

Places with no violations included Fairfield Community Fire Department, The Perfect Portion in Lemoyne, Enders Corner Ice in Halifax, Tulip Tree Hill Farm in  Lancaster, West Side Pizza Pub and Grill in Myerstown, Farmhouse Pantry in Newmanstown, Forge Road Elementary School in Palmyra, and Blain Hotel and Restaurant in Blain.

The Department of Agriculture has a searchable database of Pennsylvania restaurant inspections on its website. 

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