Restaurant Report: Bed bugs, chemicals, expired certification

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

Front Street Diner in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 18 violations. The inspection report says glass cleaner was stored with food, food that required refrigeration was stored at room temperature, raw beef was stored over ready-to-eat lettuce with risk of contamination, and kitchen tools had food residue and were not clean to sight and touch.

Tonino’s Pizza and Grill in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 18 violations. The inspection report says cleaners and medicines were stored with food, the food employee certification for food safety expired two years ago, food handlers were touching ready-to-eat foods with bare hands and not wearing hair restraints, and deli meats, beef, and pork were stored at too warm of a temperature.

Stonehouse Restaurant and the Cellar Pub in Gap was out of compliance with 16 violations. The inspection report says the person in charge is not actively managing food safety. A container of milk for sale to consumers had an expired “sell-by” date, kitchen tools and utensils had dried food residue and were not clean, and a food employee was touching ready-to-eat food with bare hands.

Comfort Inn Riverfront in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 10 violations. The inspection report says the person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety. Chemicals were stored above food and there was evidence of bed bugs in the facility, along with potential rodent harborage areas.

Establishments with no violations include York City Pretzel Company, Zwier’s Food in Lebanon, Stubby’s Bar and Grill in Lancaster, and Mechanicsburg Area Middle School.

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

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