'Mouse activity' found at Milwaukee restaurant
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CREATED May. 2, 2013 - UPDATED: May. 2, 2013
MILWAUKEE - A Chinese spot has a history of bad health inspections, and Dirty Dining has been there twice. Now, a new inspection five pages long and there are mice all over the restaurant.
The restaurant is Panda Hut on Lover's Lane near Silver Spring, and inspectors found mouse droppings everywhere. At the check out register, in the kitchen, on cans of food and throughout the restaurant. Pest control also noted "mouse activity."
Nobody was there to talk about the problems, but the owner did comment later. They said the problem started when they found mouse droppings in a delivery.
Panda Hut also had a list of cross contamination risks, like storing meat in plastic grocery bags, a pan of cooked shrimp kept in a container of raw shrimp, and using containers as rice scoops where employees' hands could touch the food. The inspector said "you have been warned about this in the past."
Dirty wiping cloths were everywhere. They're supposed to be stored in a bleach solution which inspectors found was at toxic levels. The restaurant also had food temperature issues. Honey dew and eclairs were too warm at the buffet; and cooked chicken, raw eggs, and egg rolls were not at a safe temp. The the inspector also said, "the restaurant has filth accumulated in many areas."
Panda Hut said it has been cleaned from top to bottom and will pass the follow-up inspection.
Also having problems this week is Batzler's Trackside Inn just off 107th and Brown Deer. There were still violations on its reinspection, which included employees touching customer's food without gloves.
Keeping things clean this week is Alem Ethiopian Restaurant on Wisconsin in downtown Milwaukee.