CLOSED LAST WEEK; Best Wok in Hanover; “Evidence of cockroach-like activity throughout the facility, but facility does have a pest control program,” cockroach-like insect on can opener

CLOSED LAST WEEK;  Best Wok in Hanover; “Evidence of cockroach-like activity throughout the facility, but facility does have a pest control program,” cockroach-like insect on can opener

Hanover, PA

Best Wok

443 Eisenhower DR
Hanover, PA 17331
717-633-1388

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/16/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Best Wok was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 12 violations were found.

The inspector stated in the report:

The retail food facility operator has closed the facility due to an observed cockroach-like infestation, but failed to notify the Department of the imminent health hazard as required.

Below is a chart with other inspections for this restaurant:

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance  
05/21/2019 Regular In Violation(s) 4
11/27/2018 Regular In Violation(s) 3
08/15/2018 Follow-up In  
07/11/2018 Regular Out Violation(s) 8

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

  • Back exit screen door has a gap underneath and on the sides and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.
  • Large food storage containers, throughout facility, are not labeled with the common name of the food.
  • Observed large food containers stored directly on the floor in the kitchen area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
  • Observed food residue and debris on can opener blade and cockroach-like insect on can opener. (COS)
  • Observed holes in the wall and ceiling throughout facility.
  • Food facility inspection indicates evidence of cockroach-like activity throughout the facility, but facility does have a pest control program.
  • Magnetic knife storage hanger observed to be made of raw, unfinished wood and is observed to be in decay, and is no longer a smooth and easily cleanable surface.
  • Hood baffles observed with an accumulation of grease and are in need of cleaning.
  • The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed wiping cloths in extremely unclean condition in cooking area.
  • Observed wet wiping cloths in cooking area, not being stored in sanitizer solution.
  • Cooking equipment and refrigeration equipment observed with an accumulation of food debris and residue and are in need of cleaning.
  • Food facility is not removing dead or trapped pests from control devices frequently, as evidenced by observed old / decaying cockroach-like insects in pest control.