Restaurant Report: Inspectors write up school cafeterias

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Restaurant inspectors hit up school cafeterias in Dauphin County. Some violations were corrected right away, but others were not easy fixes.

Steelton-Highspire had six violations – the most of any school in the latest sweep of inspections. The report listed the school as “out of compliance.”

The inspection shows residue buildup in the ice machine, old food stuck on refrigerator door gaskets, and a hand-washing sink that didn’t work.

This is the second regular inspection in a row that has not gone well for Steelton-Highspire Elementary. It was out of compliance earlier this year, the inspector writing that the person in charge “did not have adequate knowledge of food safety.” That was not an issue that came up on the most recent inspection.

ABC 27 called Steelton-Highspire School District to find out if the violations have been fixed. No one called back.

Other schools had violations that were corrected quickly.

Lower Dauphin High School, Central Dauphin East High School, and Londonderry Elementary all had three violations each.

Central Dauphin East Junior High, Dauphin County Technical School, Hershey High School, Hershey Middle School, Hershey Elementary, and Hershey Early Childhood Center each had one violation.

Holy Name of Jesus School had no violations.

In several cases, rusted or broken equipment led to inspection violations. There’s a statewide effort in Pennsylvania to get schools better cafeteria equipment so this doesn’t continue to happen.

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