HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Inspectors with the state Department of Agriculture found a total of 61 violations at three local restaurants this week.
Pan Tree American Diner on North Progress Avenue in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 28 violations. The inspection report says no supervisory person had the required food safety certification. No gloves were available for food handlers who were not wearing hair restraints, ground beef was thawed at room temperature overnight and had to be thrown out, and the inspector found “rodent-type droppings.”
China House on Fruitville Pike in Lancaster was out of compliance with 17 violations. The inspection report says the person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety. Food was not being correctly date-marked; chicken, rice, and pasta were not being held at safe temperatures; and there was pink slime on the deflector plate of the ice maker.
Viva Pizzeria on Linglestown Road in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 16 violations. The inspector found old food in the fridge that should have been thrown out, foods were not heated and cooled to safe temperatures, there was a pink bio-film substance inside the self-serve ice chute, and the air duct needs to be cleaned because it is emitting dust and dirt into the air.
Establishments with no violations include Green Food Market in York, High Street Brews in Gettysburg, J&M BBQ in Chambersburg, and Georgie Lou’s Retro Candy in Carlisle.
The Agriculture Department has a full list of Pennsylvania restaurant inspections on its website.