Lancaster’s Dragon Sushi & Hibachi fouls 2nd inspection in a week; 13 violations, Employees unable to wash hands properly, old hardened food residue on the can opener blade

Lancaster’s Dragon Sushi & Hibachi fouls 2nd inspection in a week; 13 violations, Employees unable to wash hands properly, old hardened food residue on the can opener blade

Lancaster, PA

Dragon Hibachi & Sushi Buffet

1858 FRUITVILLE PIKE
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 682-1018

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an expected follow-up retail food inspection on 8/17/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Dragon Hibachi & Sushi Buffet was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 13 violations were found.

The restaurant was cited just August 10 for 15 violations.

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

  • The mechanical dishwasher drainboard, does not allow for self-draining as evidenced by pooling water.
  • Employees were unable to wash their hands properly, due to the hot water being turned off at the hand-wash sink near the wok area.
  • Observed a metal food container stored in the hand-wash sink near the 3 compartment sink. New violation.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed the lids of the outside dumpster open at the time of this inspection.
  • Food employee observed chopping meat, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats. New Violation.
  • The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.
  • Outside waste handling unit had drain plug removed.
  • Outside waste handling unit and storage area was extremely dirty, sticky, and attracting insects and rodents.
  • Cinder block wall in the storage area, has a hole and is in need of repair.
  • Ceiling tiles missing in the storage area, and need to be replaced.
  • Observed raw chicken stored above corn and other vegetables in the walk-in cooler.
  • Observed old hardened food residue on the can opener blade.
  • Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing dishwasher was 0 ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required. The container of sanitizer was empty at the time of this inspection.
  • Observed water leaking from the pipe beneath the hand-wash sink across from the wok area.
  • Observed both back doors open at the time of this inspection. New Violation. (allows access for pests)
  • The screen door in the back is not connected to the frame of the door and does not protect against insects.

15 violations Dragon Hibachi Sushi Buffet Lancaster; Employees unable to wash hands properly- hot water turned off at hand sink, Observed old hardened food residue on the can opener blade