Restaurant Report

Restaurant Report: Mice droppings, insects

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - The Department of Agriculture found dead insects, rodent droppings, and problems with food storage in this week's restaurant inspections.

El Casero Restaurant on Princess Street in York was out of compliance with 26 violations. The inspector found mice droppings inside and around clean cooking equipment. Dead or trapped insects were not removed from pest control devices, and dry foods were being stored in containers previously used to store pot soap, a toxic or poisonous substance. Seasoned raw meat was stored inside a recycle trash can in the walk-in cooler, and the garbage bag on top of the can had an accumulation of dirty water. Raw animal foods were also being stored in the walk-in cooler near ready-to-eat foods. The stove and pans in the kitchen area were encrusted with grease and dirt, food equipment was being stored directly on the floor, and food in the walk-in cooler, refrigerators, and freezer areas was stored open with no covering.

Establishments with no violations include Firebox Street Grill in New Bloomfield, Twin Maple Farm in Newmanstown, Horse Inn in Lancaster, and Cocktail Party in Chambersburg.

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

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