Restaurant Report: Rodent droppings ‘too many to count’

Restaurant Report

Department of Agriculture inspectors found mold, rodent droppings, and cigarettes butts on a kitchen floor during food safety inspections this week.

U.S. Food Mart on Eisenhower Boulevard in Harrisburg was out of compliance with four violations. The inspector found rodent droppings in the cabinets in the coffee area, noting there were too many to count. A gap in the back door does protect against insects or rodents, and test strips were not available to test the amount of chlorine bleach in the sanitizer, the inspection report states.

Johnnie’s Family Restaurant on South Main Street in Chambersburg was out of compliance with 17 violations. A pest control device in the storage area was too close to food or equipment, and food was being prepared under dirty ventilation ducts. Mold was found in the ice machine, and exhaust air ducts were so dirty that dust was being emitted into the air, according to the inspector’s report.

Pizza City and Subs on South Carlisle Street in Landisburg was out of compliance with 11 violations. The inspector found cigarette butts on the kitchen floor, and a  food employee did not wash hands after handling trash. Excessive dust was on the pipe and walls above the pizza oven, and a spray bottle containing degreaser was on top of a flour bin.

Places with no violations include Eisenhower Elementary, Hershey Theatre, Dough and Co. in Lancaster, and Newberry Elementary School.


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

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