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 listed as compliant and out-of-compliance for inspections conducted Dec. 10-24.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

New China, 170 Newberry Commons, Newberry Township.

Action: Violations included a food employee changing tasks that may have contaminated hands; food employees not wearing proper hair restraints; plastic container without handles was stored in sugar container; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; shelving in the walk-in cooler was rusty and not a smooth, cleanable surface; facility was reusing egg cartons; areas under equipment and shelving had accumulation of dust, dirt, old food residue and debris; employee used no chemical sanitizer on equipment and utensils after washing and rinsing them, or prior to use.

Comment: A manager was not available.

IN COMPLIANCE

American Legion Post No. 799, 2590 Willow St., York.

Bell Socialization Services Inc., 846-852 E. Market St., York.

Dairyland Family Restaurant, 5 Dairyland Square, Red Lion.

Gold Crust Pizza, 59 E. Broadway, Red Lion.

Little Caesars Pizza, 3058 S. Queen St., York.

Mamma' Pizza, 5 York Road, Wellsville.

Subway, 3415 Ross Town Road, Wellsville.

T K&S Nut & Candy, West Manchester Mall, York.

Wellsville Fire Co., 95 Community St., Wellsville.

York Street Treat Inc., 881 York St., Hanover.