Mice do not discriminate in the latest round up of Clean Plates.

In addition to a CVS and grocery store, the Cherokee St. campus of the tony Springside Chestnut Hill Academy had a rodent infestation. There were mouse droppings throughout the private school's kitchen and dining area. In addition, there was a dead mouse in a trap. There were also no signs or posters in the toilet rooms reminding food employees to wash their hands.

Between March 1 and March 14, inspectors temporarily closed 20 facilities.

The inspectors visit nearly 1,000 eateries and food retailers every two weeks. Each inspection is generally regarded as a snapshot in time, and not necessarily a reflection of day-to-day conditions. Most violations were corrected immediately in the presence of an inspector.

A list of eateries that were closed, or are facing court dates, follows:

The location of Le Truck II Seafood and Soulfood Restaurant, 4524 Frankford Ave.
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The location of Le Truck II Seafood and Soulfood Restaurant, 4524 Frankford Ave.

Le Truck II Seafood and Soulfood Restaurant
4524 Frankford Ave.
21 violations, 7 serious
The facility is under new ownership and is in operation without a valid food license; raw fish was stored over top cooked pork in freezer unit; there was visible physical evidence of rodent infestation with mouse droppings around floor perimeter and on shelves throughout the facility; a fly strip was installed over the top of a food preparation counter; the three-compartment sink was not set up properly; grease/residue accumulation was observed on exterior surfaces of equipment; the floor throughout the facility needed to be cleaned, the basement needed to be cleaned.
Due to imminent health hazards observed during this inspection, the establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected March 13.

Edison Restaurant School
105 W. Luzerne St.
7 violations, 1 serious
A dead mouse was found under the three-basin sink and mouse droppings were found throughout the food prep area including in the walk-in refrigeration unit and along shelving, floor perimeters under the three-basin sink, hand wash sinks, food prep sink, dish washing machine, and behind refrigeration units and the ice machine; there were missing lights in the refrigeration unit adjacent to the ice machine in the food prep area; there was no sign or poster at the hand wash sinks in the food prep area to remind food employees to wash their hands; Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the ware washing area; there was a defective door on the dish washing machine in ware washing area; and damaged cove basing at the floor/wall junction found in the walk-in refrigeration unit.
Due to conditions observed during the inspection, the establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected March 14.

Italian Express
2641 W Girard Ave.
14 violations, 4 serious
Several potentially hazardous foods were measured within the temperature danger zone in the steam table including rice, spinach and sausage; potentially hazardous foods were measured within the temperature danger zone inside the salad display refrigerator; time/temperature logs were not properly maintained for pizzas; water in the steam table was not at the required temperature; thermometers were not provided for all cold holding equipment; the door of deep freezer was not in good repair, the hinge of one of the doors of the salad prep unit was defective; there were mouse droppings were found along first floor prep area floor perimeters and basement floor perimeters; the slicer had an accumulation of food residue on the food contact surfaces.
Due to imminent health hazards observed during this inspection, the establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected March 13.

Roma's Pizza
6129 Ridge Ave.
11 violations, 1 serious
Mouse droppings were found on lower shelving in the food prep and storage areas in the kitchen, on the kitchen floor perimeters behind and beside the prep table and mixer; the soda dispenser had white residue and soda residue on beverage contact surfaces; a thermometer was not readily accessible in prep refrigerator; excess boxes, bags, and some food debris were stored uncovered in the rear outside storage area that could be a potential vermin harborage area; aluminum foil was found on the pipes and other surfaces in the cooking area; a garbage disposal has not been installed for grindable food waste.
Due to imminent health hazards observed during this inspection, the establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected March 12.

The location of Parkside Beef & Ale, 1433 Arch St.
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The location of Parkside Beef & Ale, 1433 Arch St.

Parkside Beef & Ale
1433 Arch St.
13 violations, 5 serious
Chicken wings were not held at the required temperature; there was black residue and pink slime in the interior of the ice machine bin located in the food prep area; the hot water at all hand sinks was below required temperature; the hand sink in the main bar area was used as a dump sink; mouse droppings were found in the basement; there was unnecessary clutter in the basement that could be a potential rodent harborage area; there was a domestic freezer in the basement; grease was found in between the cooking equipment; multiple sinks within the establishment were slow draining.
Due to conditions observed during the inspection, the establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected March 9.

Cafe Victoria
1318 South St.
11 violations, 4 serious
There were molded red onions; bell peppers, eggs and cut lettuce were not held at proper temperatures; an employee's open beverage container was found on the slicer in a food preparation area; there were mouse droppings by rear door in basement and on a large picture stored on floor near customer toilet room; there was dust accumulation on the ceiling fan in the kitchen; open bait was found on the basement floor.
Due to imminent health hazards observed during this inspection, the establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected March 9.

Los Materos Food Market Inc
1939 S 19th St.
13 violations, 4 serious
Dirty dishes observed inside prep area hand sink; there was dirty water throughout the bottom section of the display case; deli meat and cheese were not held at the proper temperature; opened commercially processed ready-to-eat food, located in the deli display case, and held more than 48 hours, was not marked with the date it was opened; a personal cell phone wire was found in the deli case; a lid on a restroom trash can was missing.
Due to conditions observed during the inspection, the establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected March 9.

Kinsey Street Cafe
1923 Kinsey St.
19 violaitons, 4 serious
Raw chicken was being thawed in the three-compartment ware washing sink without the proper back flow prevention; one of the three-compartment ware washing sink behind the bar was clogged; soap and paper towels were not available at all hand wash sinks throughout the facility; toilet tissue was not available in the restrooms; there were mouse droppings on shelves and food contact surfaces throughout kitchen and fruit flies behind the bar; an inaccurate thermometer was found in a refrigeration unit; sinks were not sealed to their adjoining wall with an approved caulk; there was inadequate/defective ventilation in the women's restroom; extensive cleaning was needed in the basement because of several leaks and clutter.
Due to imminent health hazards observed during this inspection, the establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected March 8.

The location of Lugo Deli Grocery, 1821 N 19th St.
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The location of Lugo Deli Grocery, 1821 N 19th St.

Lugo Deli Grocery
1821 N 19th St.
1 violation, 1 serious
A certified food handler was not present as required.
Due to conditions observed during the inspection, the establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected March 8.

Valdez Grocery
3500 N 6th St.
17 violations,6 serious
There were 23 expired bottles of Gerber and Beechnut baby food from April 2016 through January 2018 found on retail area shelving; there were mouse droppings, cockroaches on glue traps, debris and dirt accumulation observed in general floor perimeters of the basement, kitchen food prep area and retail areas under shelvings, behind cooking equipment, ATM machine and refrigeration units; the slicer had an accumulation of food residue on the food contact surfaces and was not being washed, rinsed and sanitized at least every four hours; there was dirt and debris accumulation in all bays of the three-compartment sink in food prep area; open rodent baits that were not labeled by the manufacturer for food facility usage were found along basement area floor perimeters and under shelvings; a utility sink was not found in the facility; there was an unapproved back flow prevention device installed on the basement area water main inlet line without the required three-way check valve; a food prep area hand wash sink observed not properly sealed to the wall.
Due to conditions observed (facility food safety certified handler not present) during the inspection, the establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected March 8.

Duala Market
1948 S 65th St.
20 violations, 7 serious
Raw chicken was found uncovered and underneath used fly traps; a food employee was seen washing their hands at the ware wash sink rather than the designated hand wash sink; Severely dented, swollen, distressed canned items observed in retail area; the hand wash sink in the food prep area was blocked by a chicken container and not accessible at all times for employee use; soap was not available at the hand wash sink in the toilet room area, the paper towel dispenser at the hand wash sink in the toilet room was empty; a band saw had an accumulation of food residue on the food contact surfaces and was not being washed, rinsed and sanitized at least every four hours; thermometers were not provided in each refrigerator; there was foods debris and particulate observed on the inside of the deli cooler door and floors.
Due to conditions observed during the inspection, the establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected March 8.

The location of Beijing Garden Li LLC, 5911 Ridge Ave.
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The location of Beijing Garden Li LLC, 5911 Ridge Ave.

Beijing Garden Li LLC
5911 Ridge Ave.
17 violations, 4 serious
Mouse droppings were found in the cooking, food prep, storage, cashier and toilet room areas and on shelves in the cashier area and rear storage room; a damaged plastic container was used to store egg rolls; a colander and an empty egg crate were found in the kitchen area hand wash sink; uncovered egg rolls, chicken and french fries observed in the walk-in cooler and front service refrigeration unit; inadequately covered chicken was in contact with frost in the kitchen area reach-in freezer; a container of chicken broth on steam table was held at an improper temperature; there was built-up grease and residue on kitchen area cooking equipment; grease and static dust had accumulation on interior surfaces of the hood filters and fire suppression lines.
Due to imminent health hazards observed during this inspection, the establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected March 8.

Economic Mini Market
2224 Bryn Mawr Ave.
11 violations, 5 serious
The hotdog roller was stored on top of deli display case with no cover to prevent contamination by customers, dust, or equipment; cheese was not held at the proper temperature; thermometers were not available or readily accessible in the cold holding refrigeration equipment; food in the reach-in freezer was uncovered; the hand wash sink in the food prep area was blocked by garbage bin and not accessible for employee use; a food safety certified person was not present at the start of inspection.
Due to conditions observed during the inspection, the establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected March 8.

Johnson Group Child Care
448 N 66Th St.
1 violation, 1 serious
No food safety person was at facility at time of inspection.
Due to imminent health hazards observed during this inspection, the establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected March 6.

CVS Pharmacy #2159
2318 Fairmount Ave.
11 violations; 2 serious
Several prepackaged foods on stock room racks and retail shelves were contaminated with mouse feces. These items included nuts, wasabi peas, lemon meringue pie bars, Pringles, cookies, crackers, peanut butter filled pretzels, popcorn, oatmeal, biscuits, granola bars, and Nutella; gaps beneath the front doors were not vermin proof; chemicals were stored on the same stockroom shelf as beverages; A soiled plastic lining in the milk refrigerator smelled of spoiled milk; the men's restroom fan vent cover was found hanging from the ceiling.
Due to conditions observed during the inspection, the establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected March 5.

The location of Wallis Grocery, 4547 N 7th St.
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The location of Wallis Grocery, 4547 N 7th St.

Wallis Grocery
4547 N 7th St.
13 violations, 1 serious
Mouse droppings found on shelves in the retail area; there was no exhaust hood system above the deep fryer and the establishment was ordered to cease cooking hot foods; the outer opening in the food facility does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals; the hand wash sink in the toilet room was not sealed to the wall; there was wall damage in the retail area; there were no sanitizer test strips to monitor sanitizer concentration. The inspection revealed a change of ownership.
Due to imminent health hazards observed during this inspection, the establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected March 5.

Cucina Forte
768 S 8th St.
19 violations, 7 serious
The soda gun nozzle had residue accumulation; Raid spray and flea spray were found; mozzarella cheese was found in clear containers without labels/dates; there was no thermometer in the refrigeration unit; preset tableware was not covered, wrapped, inverted or otherwise protected from contamination; red meats are served undercooked at the customer's request, however, a written consumer advisory on the menu, table tent, or placard was not provided to the consumer; there was no food safety certified person present; there was no sign or poster posted at the hand wash sink in the front and kitchen areas to remind food employees to wash their hands.
Due to conditions observed during the inspection, the establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected March 1.

Springside School
8000 Cherokee St.
15 violaitons, 4 serious
There was a mouse infestation in the facility; there were full traps containing dead insects and a mouse; mouse droppings were found throughout the food prep, ware wash, food storage, serving, dining, office and dock areas, including on items on shelves in the dry storage, in refrigerator floors, in the trash receptacle cabinets in the dining area; food debris was found in the microwave in the fourth grade room; one of two prep sinks had a clogged drain; the hand wash sink in the ware wash area was blocked by containers and not accessible at all times for employee use; employees' open beverage containers were found in a food prep area; the slicer has an accumulation of dried food residue on the food contact surfaces and is not being washed, rinsed and sanitized at least every four hours; there was standing water and debris observed in the deli cold-hold unit; there was not enough adequate hot water.
Due to conditions observed during the inspection, the establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected March 1.

The location of New Star Express Pizza, 5202 Lancaster Ave.
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The location of New Star Express Pizza, 5202 Lancaster Ave.

New Star Express Pizza
5202 Lancaster Ave.
12 violations, 8 serious
Severely dented, swollen, distressed canned items observed in rear prep area; butter sauce and hot sauce were not help at proper temperatures; an employee's open beverage container was found in a food preparation area; employee was seen putting on single use gloves without a prior hand wash; the paper towel dispenser in the restroom was empty; a general cleaning was needed around the coves, wall/floor perimeters of prep area, underneath the ware wash sinks and storage areas; the food safety certified person was not present.
Due to imminent health hazards observed during this inspection, the establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected March 1.

Los Patrones Food Market Inc.
2029 E Tioga St.
10 violations, 5 serious
The facility had a plumbing issue; there was no hot water; employees were not able to properly wash their hands while handling food; utensils and food equipment could not be properly being washed, rinsed, and sanitized; a food safety certified person was not present; potentially hazardous ready to eat food including deli meats and cheeses, prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours, located in the food preparation area, were not date marked; a general floor cleaning was needed under and around equipment in the food preparation area due to dust, debris, and residue.
Due to conditions observed during the inspection, the establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected March 1.

Eateries scheduled for hearing in the Court of Common Pleas on April 10.
Urban Saloon, 2120 FAIRMOUNT AVE.