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Mouse captured at Susquehanna Township inspection of Peacock Indian Restaurant; 7 violations, “Observed crud or grease on inside of ice machine”

Mouse captured at Susquehanna Township inspection of Peacock Indian Restaurant; 7 violations, “Observed crud or grease on inside of ice machine”

Harrisburg, PA

Peacock Indian Restaurant (formerly Nirvana Kitchen)

3500 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17105

Susquehanna Township conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/5/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Peacock Indian Restaurant formerly Nirvana Kitchen was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

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

  • Observed crud or grease on inside of ice machine. Manager corrected deficiency immediately when pointed out to him. Scoop should be stored inside container with handle up to avoid cross contamination of scoop by hands. Manager corrected deficiency immediately by placing scoop inside stainless steel bowl with handle up.
  • South Indian Chicken Curry, was held at 115 °F in the buffet line, rather than 135°F or above as required. Manager increased temperature regulator to raise temperature to the acceptable temperature.
  • Perimeter walls of the food facility does not protect from weather and entry of insects and rodents.
  • Window wall fan at rear of food preparation area does not have a protective screen to prohibit pest entry into the facility. Observed fan operating with unprotected opening to outside environment.
  • Potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the refrigerator, is not being covered or date marked. Corrected on-site by manager.
  • Cleaned and sanitized plates and bowls located in food prep area are stored with food contact surfaces up and exposed to hand contact when retrieved by food employees. Manager inverted plates and bowls to correct deficiency.
  • Live mouse observed on the premise of the food facility in the unused storage room area. Mouse captured by manager and disposed in dumpster.

The same location was inspected and found, “Out of Compliance” under a different name last year:

Evidence of insect activity in food prep area, Nirvana Kitchen fails restaurant inspection, cockroach in bench mounted can opener