Restaurant Report: Warm food, oil seepage & Gorilla Glue

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Inspectors with the state Department of Agriculture found major violations at five Midstate restaurants this week. In each case, the inspectors said the person in charge is not applying food safety or does not have food safety knowledge.

Mikado Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar on Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg had nine violations and was out of compliance for the second time in a year. The inspection report says the facility is not keeping temperature logs for the sushi fish. A food employee was observed not washing his or her hands, and clean knives were stored on a magnetic strip that had dried food residue on it.

Hi Life Diner on Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg had 11 violations and was out of compliance for the third time in a year. The inspection report says coleslaw, whipped topping, and sour cream were stored at 64 degrees. Food was not being date-marked, and there was an accumulation of grease and food residue on various kitchen surfaces.

New Oxford Family Diner in Adams County was out of compliance with 12 violations. The inspection report says Gorilla Glue and medications were stored over the food prep area. Kitchen tools had food residue on them and were not clean to sight and touch, and there was no soap at the handwash sink.

Cafe Fresco on Paxton Street in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 12 violations. The inspection report says beef and guacamole were stored at too warm of a temperature. There was an accumulation of black residue in the fountain soda machine and an accumulation of old food residue on kitchen mixers.

Gus’s Keystone Family Restaurant in Mount Joy was out of compliance with 15 violations. The inspection report says spray cans of insecticide were stored with food. Food employees were touching ready-to-eat food with bare hands, and there was oil seepage from an automatic grease tank.

Establishments with no violations include Wok Out Chinese Restaurant in Gettysburg, Jigsy’s Pizza in Enola, West Manchester Diner in York County, and Beaver Bend Golf Course in Hummelstown.

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

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