Samurai Hibachi in Shrewsbury bumbles inspection; “20-30 droppings by water heater, ” no pest control program and 13 violations

Samurai Hibachi in Shrewsbury bumbles inspection; “20-30 droppings by water heater, ” no pest control program and 13 violations

Shrewsbury, PA

Samurai Hibachi Sushi Japanese Steakhouse

616 SHREWSBURY COMMONS AVE
Shrewsbury, PA 17361
917-207-4489

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 4/24/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Samurai Hibachi Sushi Japanese Steakhouse was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 13 violations were found.

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

  • Observed prep tables and shelving units within kitchen area, with a large accumulation of dirt, old food splash and old food residue all around entire areas at the time of inspection.
  • Fryers(cooking equipment), in kitchen area, with a large accumulation of caked on residue, old food debris and solidified grease and in need of cleaning at this time.
  • Observed no chemical sanitizer being used at the time of inspection.
  • Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed kitchen single sink leaking at the underside piping area and in need of repair or replaced.
  • Flooring of walk-in freezer having trash and old food debris at the time of inspection.
  • Observed entire rear kitchen floor(underneath equipment and corner crevices) area of the food facility is extremely dirty with trash, dirt and old food debris and in need of cleaning.
  • Floor drain underneath single sink heavily soiled with old food, dirt and trash debris and in need of cleaning .
  • Observed wall and caulking above mechanical ware washing unit table, heavily soiled with a black mold like residue all along the wall at the time of inspection.
  • Wet wiping cloths stored on table-top and not being stored in sanitizer solution.
  • Food facility inspection indicates evidence of rodents activity in rear kitchen(observed 20-30 droppings by water heater) area, but facility does not have a pest control program.
  • Raw chicken was stored above beef within kitchen upright refrigerator unit.
  • Observed in-use knives being stored between tables, an area not easily cleanable & sanitized.
  • Observed plastic containers being used as scoops to remove food products from food bins. Facility needs scoops at this time/
  • Refrigerated time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the refrigerator, is not being date marked.
  • Observed rear area of Bain Marie covering heavily soiled with old food debris and in need of cleaning at this time.
  • The entire hood ventilation above stove and fryers are heavily soiled with grease build-up, drippings and encrusted residue and in need of cleaning at this time.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control(Sushi rice), ready to eat potentially hazardous foods without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food.