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 out-of-compliance for inspections conducted Jan. 2-8.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

Pizza Hut, 2410 Mount Rose Ave., York.

Action: Violations included two buckets of stagnant water under two leaking drains; no sign posted at the handwash sink in both restrooms to remind food employees to wash their hands; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; the drain from the ice machine did not have an air gap; clean pans contained old stickers and glue; interior of the microwave contained food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

Comment: A corporate spokesman could not be reached.

Wonderful Garden, 2044 Springwood Road, York,

Action: Violations included possible cross contamination, as a sheet pan of raw chicken was stored directly above cooked and ready-to-eat foods inside the walk-in refrigerator; food dispensing utensil used for scooping cooked rice from the rice cooker was stored in a container of standing water not maintained at 135 degrees or higher; wet wiping cloths balled up in various areas of the kitchen, not being stored in sanitizer solution; prepared rice was not held in a rice cooker stored directly on the floor in the kitchen; heavy accumulation of grease seeping from between hood filters and exhaust hood in the kitchen; thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food were not available or readily accessible inside the reach-in refrigerator; equipment not maintained in good repair; chlorine chemical sanitizer residue detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the dishwasher; use of incorrect dish washing detergent; observed the reuse of single-use cardboard boxes; meat or chopping cleavers were stored between a shelving unit and the wall surface inside the kitchen area; recyclable aluminum cans were stored inside the kitchen area in large plastic bags which previously contained rice; light bulb inside the refrigerated bain marie unit was not shatterproof; a gap at the bottom of a receiving door when in the closed position.

Comment: A manager could not be reached.

IN COMPLIANCE

Musso's Italian Restaurant, 406 E. Broadway, Red Lion.

Stony Brook Family Restaurant, 3560 E. Market St., York.