Mouse droppings found along ‘entire length’ of shelf at Grove City discount store

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A Hilliard restaurant is warned to clean up its act. And health inspectors spot mouse droppings on food shelves inside a popular discount store.

The Franklin County Public Health Department recently delivered a Warning Letter to The Olive Tree Mediterranean Café, 3185 Hilliard Rome Rd., Hilliard. The reason? “Repeat uncorrected violations and/or failure to maintain sanitary conditions.”

NBC 4 Investigator Tom Sussi learned, that over the past two months, the restaurant has been inspected six times. During that period, inspectors uncovered a total of 54 violations; 17 of them critical.


  • Unsafe food temperatures.
  • Food not discarded before expiration dates.
  • Items in the walk-in cooler not covered or wrapped.

When Sussi dropped by the restaurant, an employee said the general manager wasn’t in. Sussi dropped off one of his business cards, but at the time of this report, no one from The Olive Tree Mediterranean Café has contacted him.

Moving on to Family Dollar Store, 3082 Southwest Blvd., Grove City. Franklin County Public Health inspectors recently spotted mouse droppings on the bottom shelf of the chip and snack aisle. Inspectors observed “droppings along the entire length of the bottom shelf.” Droppings were also spotted on the floor.

The manager told Sussi that they rodent droppings have been cleaned up. According to the county’s inspection report, the business has a contract with a licensed pest control company, too.

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