Restaurant Report: Rodent activity, unlabeled chemicals

Restaurant Report

The Department of Agriculture found evidence of rodent activity and unlabeled chemicals in this week’s restaurant inspections.

Café Fresco on Paxton Street in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 12 violations. The report says an inspector saw employees preparing food without hair nets, there was no soap at the hand washing sink, and employees were not washing hands between tasks that may have contaminated their hands. Chemical spray bottles were not labeled, and there was an accumulation of dust on ceiling vents above the food prep area.

China Wok on Wayne Avenue in Chambersburg was out of compliance with six violations. The inspector found cooking equipment encrusted with grease and soil, several foods in the walk-in cooler were not covered, and utensils used to scoop out food were buried, meaning employees would have to reach into the food to grab the handle. The report says the person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety.

Dollar Tree on North Seventh Street in Harrisburg was out of compliance with four violations. The inspector found evidence of rodent and insect activity in the storage area. Food was being stored without being covered, and food was stored directly on the floor, rather than six inches off the ground, a repeat violation.

Establishments with no violations include Canteen Culinary Center in Middletown, Pure Palate Organic in Lancaster, Cafe One Eight in Lancaster, Buffalo Brew in  Newport, Sideline Café in Palmyra, and Susquehanna Township Middle School.

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

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