Restaurant Report: Rodent droppings, cockroaches in Midstate establishments

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The latest round of state Department of Agriculture restaurant inspections show rodent droppings and dirty kitchen tools.

Imperial Gourmet in York was out of compliance with 13 violations. Inspectors say the person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety.They found what appeared to be rodent droppings all over the kitchen, along with dirty kitchen tools, like can openers and vegetable peelers.

Illiano’s J&P restaurant in Hanover was also out of compliance with 14 violations.Inspectors say the person in charge is not applying food safety standards to the facility. Employees were found not wearing hair nets. Inspectors also discovered dirty kitchen tools, and there were no procedures or documentation to verify food that had gone bad was thrown out.

Saga Sushi Buffet in Chambersburg was out of compliance with 9 violations. Inspectors say management does not have adequate control of food safety. They found at least one live cockroach at the cash register area, with no pest control program in place. Inspectors also found leaking faucets and WD-40, a kind of penetrating oil, stored with food.

Restaurants with no violations include Italian Village Restaurant in Chambersburg, Hollywood Casino, Residence Inn in Carlisle, and Thai Cafe in Cumberland County.

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