Restaurant Report: Pink & black slimy substance, mildew-like growth

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Inspectors with the state Department of Agriculture found multiple violations at three Midstate businesses this week.

Round the Clock Diner in York was out of compliance with 10 violations.

The inspector wrote that the person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety. Beef gravy, meat sauce, and other foods were not being date-marked; food pans, lids and containers were stored as clean but had sticky residue and were not clean to sight and touch; there was dirt along with a pink and black slimy substance in one of the sinks; and grease collecting on the walls, ceilings, vents, and fixtures.

The CVS in the West Shore Plaza in Lemoyne sells food. It was out of compliance with four violations.

The report says there was black, mildew-like growth in the milk and eggs display cooler; dust accumulation in that same display cooler; trash, debris, and food product on the floor along with a dead mouse.

Uthai on Oregon Pike in Lancaster was out of compliance with 26 violations.

The report says the person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety or the Pennsylvania food code. Working containers of glass cleaner, sanitizer, and medications were stored near food; food employees were observed not wearing proper hair restraints; raw foods were stored with other foods without barriers that would prevent cross-contamination; several foods were stored directly on the floor of the walk-in cooler and freezer; food is not date marked; utensils stored as “clean” had old food residue on them; and the inspector observed a “black, peeling substance” directly over pots of food.

Establishments with no violations include Roma Pizza in Carlisle, Simply Delish in Myerstown, Oka Asian Fusion in Lancaster, and Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyards in Newport.

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

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