By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Pink biofilm on ice machine deflector, residue on fountain soda machine nozzles Harrisburg’s Kondu Teppanyaki and Sushi Bistro fails restaurant inspection, 7 violations

Pink biofilm on ice machine deflector, residue on fountain soda machine nozzles Harrisburg’s Kondu Teppanyaki and Sushi Bistro fails restaurant inspection, 7 violations

Harrisburg, PA

Kondu Teppanyaki and Sushi Bistro

Harrisburg Mall
3501 PAXTON ST
Harrisburg, PA 17111

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 10, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Kondu Teppanyaki and Sushi Bistro at the Harrisburg Mall was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 7 violations were found.

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • Observed scoops without handles in the bulk food bins.
  • Utensils stored in the dipper well with the water turned off.
  • Food Facility Person in Charge not able to produce records showing that raw wild caught tuna has been frozen by the facility or approved supplier as required, before use or sale.
  • Accumulation of residue on fountain soda machine nozzles in the customer self-service area.
  • Observed an accumulation of pink biofilm on the deflector plate of the ice machine in the kitchen area.
  • Bleach sanitizer in the manual ware-wash bin with a concentration of 200ppm, rather than 50-100ppm, as required.
  • Observed raw meat stored on a shelf above raw vegetables in the walk-in cooler.
  • Observed a sanitizer bucket inside a hand wash sink, indicating use other than hand washing.
  • Boxes of single-use articles stored directly on the floor in the storage area, rather than 6 inches or higher, as required.

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Don Shaw

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