Old dead mouse, rodent droppings found at inspection of Little Saigon Restaurant in Harrisburg; fumbles 3rd straight regular inspection

Old dead mouse, rodent droppings found at inspection of Little Saigon Restaurant in Harrisburg; fumbles 3rd straight regular inspection

Harrisburg, PA

Little Saigon Restaurant

2800 Paxton ST
Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-991-3923The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 5/13/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Little Saigon Restaurant in Paxtang Borough was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

This marks the third year in a row the restaurant failed to be found, “In compliance” during its yearly inspection:

InspectionDate  Inspection Type  In Compliance    
03/29/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 4
03/21/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 5
09/24/2018 Follow-up In Violation(s) 3
09/17/2018 Regular Out Violation(s) 5

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

  • Facility did not have any chemical sanitizer available for the sanitizing step of manual ware-washing.
  • Observed a hair inside a frozen package of fish that was re-packaged on-site.
  • Observed approximately 10 rodent droppings on a shelf storing food in the store area.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Food Facility Person in Charge was not able to provide documentation at time of inspection that their refrigerated raw chicken was from an approved source.
  • Pre-packaged and re-packed refrigerated and frozen foods such as meat and fish, are not labeled properly with the name of the product, ingredient statement, net weight, distributed by statement and also safe handling instructions for raw meat.
  • Observed a glue trap in a corner of the store area with an old dead mouse, that needed to be disposed.
  • The hand washing sink was blocked with equipment at time of inspection, indicating use other than hand washing.