Restaurant Report: Smoking in the kitchen, mold in the cooler

Restaurant Report

The Department of Agriculture found mold, fuel, and smoking in the kitchen during the latest round of restaurant inspections.

Hoss’s Steak and Sea House on Gettysburg Pike in Mechanicsburg was out of compliance with 18 violations. The inspection report says the person in charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety. There was “white, mold-like residue” in the walk-in cooler, an accumulation of old food debris, trash, grease, and dust throughout the facility, and fuel was stored over the food prep area, risking contamination.

Ginmiya on Eastern Boulevard in East York was out of compliance with 17 violations. The inspection report says raw chicken was stored in a way that could contaminate ready-to-eat food. Packages of meat and avocados were stored directly on the floor. There was “black, mold-like residue” in the ice machine, and kitchen tools were not clean to sight and touch.

Turnbaugh’s Place on Market Street in Newport was out of compliance with nine violations. The inspection report says the person in charge did not have adequate knowledge of food safety. The required food safety certification expired almost one year ago. There was a dead fly in the holding freezer, and food employee was smoking in the kitchen area.

Establishments with no violations include the Sugar Shaker in Myerstown, Hershey Theatre, Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School, and Sunset Ice Cream Parlor in Gettysburg.

The Department of Agriculture has a full list of Pennsylvania restaurant inspections on its website.

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