Bloomsburg’s Oliran Hibachi Steakhouse fails state inspection, Mouse droppings, too numerous to count, observed at floor-wall juncture under storage table

Bloomsburg’s Oliran Hibachi Steakhouse fails state inspection, Mouse droppings, too numerous to count, observed at floor-wall juncture under storage table

Bloomsburg, PA

 

Retail Food Inspection Report Conducted March 7, 2019

OLIRAN JAPANESE HIBACHI STEAKHOUSE
1395 COLUMBIA BLVD
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 784-2688

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services visited the popular Oliban Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse in Bloomsburg earlier this month citing the restaurant for seven violations of the Pennsylvania Food Code serious enough to, further, determine the restaurant, “Out of Compliance.”

Notably, the inspector reported finding evidence of rodent activity in the restaurant.

Reviewed by 600 people on its Facebook page Oliban Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse is rated 4.7 of possible 5 stars. The 483 ratings by Goolge users gives a slightly lower average of 4.5 of a possible 5 stars. Both scores are averages.

In the March 7, 2019, unannounced inspection the inspector made the following comments in support of the violations:

  • Rusting screw observed at right side of ice deflector plate in ice machine bin in kitchen.
  • Accumulation of dark buildup of grease on floor under cook-line and around some table legs and floor-wall junctures in kitchen.
  • Buildup of dark residue on interior of soda nozzle at bar.
  • No chlorine test strips available to verify proper sanitizer concentration in mechanical dishwasher.
  • Mouse droppings, too numerous to count, observed at floor-wall juncture under storage table in dry storage area. Droppings to be cleaned up and pest control service to be notified of hot spot. No food was observed gnawed or damaged.
  • Cutting knives stored between edge of refrigerator prep unit and table, an area that is not cleaned and sanitized routinely.
  • No HACCP plan available to review. No acidified rice logs to review. pH meter was not able to be calibrated due to missing 7.0 standard. Manager agreed to keep acidified rice refrigerated until pH meter and calibration standards have been obtained.

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