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

10 live cockroach-like insects and too many to count fruit-like flies, Aroogas Grill and Sports Bar in Shippensburg fumbles restaurant inspection

10 live cockroach-like insects and too many to count fruit-like flies, Aroogas Grill and Sports Bar in Shippensburg fumbles restaurant inspection

Shippensburg, PA

Aroogas Grill House and Sports Bar in Shippensburg on Route 699

105 W King Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257
717-635-9464

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on October 7, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Aroogas in Shippensburg was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. The inspector cited 5 violations in this visit.

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

  • Various equipment, food contact surfaces, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.
  • Food facility inspection indicates evidence of insect activity in the entire kitchen area, 10 live cockroach-like insects and too many to count fruit-like flies.
  • Main line area, under all equipment of the food facility is extremely dirty, grease encrusted, and in need of cleaning. Overall facility is in need of a deep cleaning.
  • Two food employees observed in main line area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.
  • Dirty mop water being disposed of in 3 compartment ware washing sink.

 

 

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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.

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Don Shaw

Don Shaw journalist covering local news for The Pennsylvania Chronicle (717) 461-2107 don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com