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

Salmon and Sushi lacks documentation as safe for sale, Mikado Japan Steakhouse in Harrisburg fails inspection, 4 violations

Salmon and Sushi lacks documentation as safe for sale, Mikado Japan Steakhouse in Harrisburg fails inspection, 4 violations

Harrisburg, PA

 

Mikado Japan Steakhouse in Harrisburg

408 N Mountain RD
HARRISBURG, PA 17112
(717) 439-4696

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on October 24, 2019 As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Mikado Japan Steakhouse in Harrisburg was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 4 violations were found.

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

  • Soap was not available at the hand wash sink in the kitchen area.
  • Food facility is using farm raised fresh salmon for sushi but does not have a letter of guarantee stating required elements and does not meet temperature requirements of -4 or lower for parasite destruction.
  • Food Facility Person in Charge not able to produce records showing that raw or partially cooked ready to eat fish has been frozen by the facility or approved supplier as required, before use or sale.
  • Observed faucet leaking at the hand washing sink and the two compartment sink in the kitchen area.
  • Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control sushi rice and without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food.

 

 

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There are over 26,000 eating and drinking establishments in Pennsylvania, and thousands more convenience stores,  grocery stores and schools required to be inspected by the Department of Agriculture and, in some cases, local government entities at least once a year. Out of more than 2,000 inspections each month only about 150 are found to be, “Out of Compliance.”

Violations leading to the Out of Compliance designation are more critical violations. Establishments can score a number of lower level violations without achieving the Out of Compliance designation.