Restaurant Report

Restaurant Report: Pink slime, old grease, water damage

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Department of Agriculture inspectors found old food debris and other violations during food safety inspections this week.

VFW Post 7415 on Third Street in New Cumberland was out of compliance with five violations. The inspector found pink slime inside the ice machine, a mildew-like growth and food spills on shelving, three microwave ovens had old food debris and splash on the inside, and a plastic cutting board had a brown and black discoloration.

Gingrich`s Food Market on West Hill Street in Bainbridge was out of compliance with six violations. The inspector found blood spillage on the floor in the walk-in cooler, several ceiling tiles were sagging from water damage, the floor in the walk-in cooler was cracked, and food in the deli case was not marked with the date it was opened.

Cafe 62 on West Main Street in Mechanicsburg was out of compliance with 14 violations. The inspector found an insect control device on a shelf near food, which has the potential to contaminate. Old food debris was on the can opener blade, an employee's pen and notepad were found on the cutting board, and the ice maker was being stored directly on the floor.

Hardee`s on Main Street in McSherrystown was out of compliance with five violations. The inspector found all ceiling vents had a large accumulation of static dust, an employee was observed touching ready-to-eat food with bare hands, and the inspector noted the place was extremely dirty. Floors had trash and old food debris, and several pieces of food equipment were covered in old grease.

Places with no violations include Applebee`s at on Noble Boulevard in Carlisle, Chipotle Mexican Crill on Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, Waynesboro Middle School, and Wayback Burgers in Millersville.

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


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