Restaurant Report: Mold-like residue, expired food







HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The Department of Agriculture found expired food, mold, and problems with bleach in the latest round of restaurant inspections.

Nick’s Bistro in Marietta was out of compliance with 14 violations. The inspection report says the person in charge did not have adequate knowledge of food safety. Food employees were not wearing proper hair restraints. Crab cakes and pulled pork were expired and needed to be thrown out, and raw beef, raw fish, and personal medications were stored in a way that could contaminate ready-to-eat food.

Liberty Forge Golf Course on Lisburn Road in Mechanicsburg was out of compliance with 13 violations. The inspection report says the person in charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety. Soap, cleaner, and fuel were stored with food, risking contamination. There was an accumulation of “black, mold-like residue” on the floor, wall, and beer cooler, and there was an accumulation of old food debris on and around the soda machine nozzles.

Colonial Diner on Jonestown Road in Harrisburg was out of compliance with 11 violations. The inspection report says an employee was prepping ready-to-eat food with bare hands. Containers of bleach were stored next to food equipment, risking contamination. Deli meat and prepared foods were not date-marked, and the hand-washing sink in the food prep area had no hot running water.

Establishments with no violations include Paddy’s Seafood in Dallastown, Deb’s Farm Market in Biglerville, Hogestown Grill and Deli, and Cocoa Cabana at Hershey Lodge.

The Department of Agriculture has a searchable database of Pennsylvania restaurant inspections on its website.

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