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

Live cockroaches observed on storage racks at dishwasher and next to ice machine, Bloomsburg’s Oliran Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse fails restaurant inspection

Live cockroaches observed on storage racks at dishwasher and next to ice machine, Bloomsburg’s Oliran Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse fails restaurant inspection

Bloomsburg, PA

 

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 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 the Oliran Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 3 violations were found.

In an inspection in March the restaurant was, also, found “Out of Compliance” having been cited for, “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.” The visit on October 7 was deemed a “regular” visit although the Department typically inspects restaurants once a year suggesting concerns from the March visit resulted in the earlier than normal visit this month. Inspectors also visited the restaurant on June 7, 2019 and September 6, 2019. This is the first time the Pennsylvania Chronicle has seen four “regular” inspections in one calendar year.

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

  • Live cockroaches observed on storage racks at dishwasher and next to ice machine. Manager called pest control provider for service during inspection.
  • Both hand sinks in kitchen had miscellaneous items and food containers stored in basins.
  • Buildup of grease and other food residues on equipment, floors and walls under equipment throughout kitchen. General deep cleaning required before reopening.

 

 

If you have concerns about a restaurant, grocery store or any, “retail food establishment” you can contact the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture when you click or tap now

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