LILITZ, Penn. — A Chinese restaurant in Pennsylvania has been caught with deer brains, heads and unidentifiable animal body parts on their premises.
PennLive reported that the New China House restaurant in Lititz was handed 18 violations and ruled out of compliance by the Pennsylvania Game Commission earlier this month.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is investigating the restaurant after inspectors reportedly found deer heads, brains and unidentifiable remains of other animals on the business’ premises.
The owner of the restaurant, who was identified only as “Chun,” told PennLive that the restaurant does not sell deer meat. The owner said the deer parts were for soup he was going to make his wife.
Inspectors removed more than four trash bags worth of prepared food from the restaurant and the owner could face citations, according to the report.
But the restaurant remains open, according to PennLive’s article which was published on Dec. 30.
There must be an imminent health hazard for the state Department of Agriculture to close a restaurant, according to Lydia Johnson, director of the Department of Agriculture.
The restaurant also had 14 violations from an inspection on July 15, 2015, according to the paper.