5 live roach-like insects; King Chinese in Pottsville fouls complaint inspection after state closes restaurant in May

5 live roach-like insects; King Chinese in Pottsville fouls complaint inspection after state closes restaurant in May

Pottsville, PA

King Chinese Restaurant

6128 CRESSONA MALL
POTTSVILLE, PA 17901
570-385-0733

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/17/2020 following a complaint. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations King Chinese Restaurant 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:

  • Observed approximately 5 live roach-like insects located each at the following locations: 2 on floor behind mop bucket, 1 on floor near walk-in cooler, 2 located on floor below extraneous dry storage rack. Also observed approximately 8 deceased roach-like insects near floor/corner junction below hand wash sink and behind chest freezer. All roach-like activity observations were were not contained within pest control devices. Facility has contacted Ehrlich Pest Control Company at time of inspection. Pest inspection report to be communicated with department for appropriate follow-up inspection time frame and corrective actions.
  • Observed large gap located on floor molding and wall covering floor/corner wall junctions of hand wash sink and grease trap area.
  • Observed old flour residue located on flooring below ingredient storage containers (containers stored on racks).
  • Observed numerous personal items and clutter located on upper storage shelving unit and table adjacent to ingredient storage rack.

Inspection CLOSES King Chinese in Pottsville at Cressona Mall; no hot water, roach-like insect activity; “presence of multiple deceased insects not contained within pest control devices”

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