The state Department of Agriculture found black mold, trash, and overflowing grease pans during this week’s restaurant inspections.
El Rodeo on Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg was out of compliance with 19 violations. The inspection report says black mold was found on and around the dispensing nozzle of the slushy and soda machines. The inspector saw an employee wiping hands on a towel and not following proper hand washing procedures. Trash and dirt were on the floor under the dish machine, a black mold-like residue was on the floor, wall, and tiling in several areas in the warewashing area, and several pieces of food equipment were repaired with duct tape. A half-eaten plate of food in the kitchen, indicating an employee had been eating food in the preparation area.
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi at Park City Center in Lancaster was out of compliance with 14 violations. The inspection report says uncovered food had to be thrown out, grease catch pans in the food prep area were full and running onto the floors and walls, and all food contact surfaces needed cleaning and sanitizing. Eggs were not being stored at a proper temperature and had to be thrown away. Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the food prep area, and personal medicine was found on a counter in the service station area.
Establishments with no violations include Sub Stop in New Oxford, Cedars Restaurant in Camp Hill, Heaven Sent Academy in Harrisburg, and Tuckey’s in York.
The Department of Agriculture has a searchable database of Pennsylvania restaurant inspections on its website.