The state's Department of Agriculture conducts yearly inspections of food-serving establishments to ensure public safety and safe food-handling practices. Schools are inspected twice per year, according to the Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratories.

Whether an establishment is considered compliant or non-compliant is the discretion of the inspector. There are, however, several violations for which inspectors should automatically consider establishments non-compliant. Called "critical violations," they include food temperature issues, issues with chemicals and how they're handled, and employee hygiene.

Depending on the severity of the situation, inspectors and their supervisors could file citations or close an establishment.

Below is a list of establishments recently listed as in or out of compliance for inspections.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

Sons of Sicily, 14645 Mount Airy Road, Shrewsbury Township

Action: Violations are: a food employee touching ready-to-eat deli meat with bare hands; cheese boxes stored on top of raw chicken boxes in walk-in cooler; food stored directly on the floor in walk-in cooler and freezer area, rather than six inches off of the floor as required; sausage was held at 53 degrees, in the bain-marie area, rather than 41 degrees or below as required; food facility has insufficient cooling equipment to cool foods quickly within the six hours required; non-food contact surfaces not cleaned frequently to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.


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Comment: Nick Falcone, Sons of Sicily owner, said violations have been corrected and an inspector is scheduled to revisit the facility sometime this week.

IN COMPLIANCE

Altland House, 334 Carlisle Ave., York.

Applebee's, 101 Northern Way, York.

Bricker's Ice Cream, 334 Carlisle Ave., York.

Bricker's Lemonade, 334 Carlisle Ave., York.

Bricker's No. 2, 334 Carlisle Ave., York.

Brushtown Athletic Association, 5603 Hanover Road, Hanover.

Buffalo Wild Wings, 81 Wilson Ave., Hanover.

Buffalo Wild Wings, 101 N. Northern Way, York.

Dewz Dogz, 334 Carlisle Ave., York.

Holiday Inn York, 2000 Loucks Road, York.

Rite Aid, 4135 N. George St. Ext., Manchester.

Sensenig, 334 Carlisle Ave., York.

Shorty's, 334 Carlisle Ave., York.