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

China One Restaurant in York County cited for 19 violations in retail food safety inspection- evidence of rodent activity throughout kitchen

China One Restaurant in York County cited for 19 violations in retail food safety inspection- evidence of rodent activity throughout kitchen

Hanover, PA

 

Retail Food Inspection Report Conducted August 1, 2019

CHINA ONE
805 Baltimore ST
Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 633-7711

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services stopped in for an annual retail food compliance inspection at China One in Hanover, York County. While passing a similar unannounced inspection last December this visit resulted in 19 violations, one of which included rodent activity throughout the kitchen according to the inspectors report.

The inspector made the following comments in support of the findings of this inspection leading to the restaurant being found, “out of compliance” with state regulations:

  • Floor throughout the food facility was observed with an accumulation of food debris and are extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.
  • Walls behind prep sink and prep table observed with an accumulation of food debris and are extremely dirty and in need of cleaning. Cobwebs observed throughout facility in cornered area.
  • The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed wet wiping cloths throughout, not being stored in sanitizer solution.
  • Single-use containers used as scoops in multiple food items throughout facility (meaning hands touching food)
  • Refrigeration equipment gaskets and door handles not clean to sight and touch
  • Top back of prep unit with an accumulation of food debris and residue, was not clean to sight and touch.
  • Shelving under prep table observed to have food residue and debris, and was not clean to sight and touch.
  • Encrusted accumulation of food debris on the lip of the rice kettle, not clean to sight and touch.
  • Side and inside of fryers to have an accumulation of food debris and residue, not clean to sight and touch.
  • Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid.
  • Food employees observed conducting food prep, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.
  • Condiment shelf at stove area observed to be lined with newspaper, not a smooth, easily cleanable surface.
  • Food was observed to be stored on the floor within the walk-in refrigerator and freezer. Food was observed to be uncovered within the walk-in refrigerator.
  • Can opener blade, deli slicer, pots, inside of microwave, food contact surfaces, were observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.
  • Uncovered food stored under plastic sign that was observed to be dirty.
  • Soap dispenser at hand wash sink was observed with encrusted residue, was not clean to sight and touch.
  • Food facility inspection indicates evidence of rodent activity throughout kitchen, facility does not have a pest control program.
  • Mops are not being hung to air dry.
  • Observed tongs being stored in cardboard container between use, not a smooth, easily cleanable surface.
  • Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in refrigerator, is not being date marked.
  • The chlorine concentration in the sanitizing solution of the sanitizer bucket was 0 ppm, rather than 50-100 ppm as required. (COS)
  • Back exit door and screen door have gaps above and below the door and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.
  • Hood baffles and hood system observed to have an excessive amount of grease build up and are extremely dirty.

 

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Don Shaw

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