Restaurant Report: Mouse-like droppings, rodent contaminated foods

Restaurant Report

The Department of Agriculture’s food safety inspectors found rodents and more rodents during this week’s inspections.

Lancaster County Prison was out of compliance with one violation. An inspector found evidence of rodent activity in the storage areas of the prison’s food facility. The prison is working with a pest control program.

There were ongoing problems at the Dollar Tree on North Seventh Street in Harrisburg. The store was out of compliance again this month with two violations. After two follow up inspections, the store is still dealing with mice. In the most recent report, the inspector found evidence of insect or rodent contaminated foods in the snack food area. There is an ongoing extermination program in place.

Farmers Market Family Diner on York Road in Carlisle was out of compliance with 13 violations. An inspector found 20 to 30 mouse-like droppings in the dry storage area. A personal cell phone was sitting on the food prep table, the cook was not wearing hair restraints, and a box of roast beef was found in a walk-in freezer that was not turned on. The roast beef was thrown out.

Places with no violations included Lindberg Academy in York, King’s Bakery in Blain, Gossert’s Homemade Goodness in Newmanstown, Isaac’s Downtown Bar and Grill in Lancaster, East Hanover Elementary School in Grantville, Linglestown Elementary School in Harrisburg, Arby’s on Walnut Bottom Road in Carlisle, and Old West Chuck Wagon in New Oxford.

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

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