Restaurant Report: Mouse droppings, moldy tuna

Restaurant Report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Department of Agriculture inspectors found moldy tuna, insect webbing, and mouse droppings during food safety inspections this week.

China Cafe on Old York Road in New Cumberland was out of compliance with 14 violations. An inspector found a white mold residue on the fan guards of the walk-in cooler, and insect webbing on the ceiling, electrical lines, and fire lines. There was loose wiring on a fryer basket, and an employee did not use soap when washing their hands, according to the inspection report.

Pizza Box and Hoagie Shop on Vander Avenue in York was out of compliance with 16 violations. The inspection report says there was a mold-like substance inside tuna, mice droppings throughout the facility, food stored with chemicals, and an open bag of sugar stored inside a dirty basket.

Napoli Pizza on Harrisburg Pike in Carlisle had six violations. An employee used a cell phone with gloves on then did not change the gloves, medicines were stored on a preparation table in the kitchen, and sanitizer test strips were not available to determine the appropriate sanitizer concentration, according to the report.

Fulton Elementary School on West Orange Street in Lancaster had one violation. An inspector reported evidence of insect activity in the storage area. The school has a pest control program in place.

Places with no violations include Wellsville Fire Company, Red Lion Area Junior High School, Light’s Victorian Farmhouse in Lebanon, and Hamilton Elementary School in Lancaster.

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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