In March, posts on social media began popping up about cockroaches being seen in Jumbo China Buffet and found in the food there.
Health inspectors with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture received complaints which led to them conducting an inspection on 3-22-18 yielding the following violations:
--2 dead roach casings are observed in tray holding cooler in pantry behind hibachi grill.
--Several holes observed in lower wall coverings in several spots in kitchen.
--Floor to wall junctions have build up of spilled food residuals / grease / grime.
--Non-food contact surfaces underneath hibachi grill are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt, soil and grease. Lower cabinet spaces below some buffet tables are not being cleaned frequently enough to prevent build up of spilled food residuals.
The inspection was officially filed under the business name Hazleton Palace Buffet, which shares the same address and phone number as local listings for Jumbo China Buffet, of 1057 N Church Street Hazle Township, PA 18202, 570-450-5878.
Records show that a Change of Ownership inspection was conducted for the location on 11-13-17 with the following violations:
--Wire rack holding clean food pans is rusted.
--Ceiling tile missing in dry store room.
--Fan guards in walk in cooler have build up of mold.
The restaurant was found to be "in compliance" and remains open at this time.