The state Department of Agriculture conducts annual inspections of food-serving businesses 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 Feb. 18-25.
OUT OF COMPLIANCE
All In One Stop, 303 N. Baltimore St., Dillsburg.
Action: Violations included working chemical containers stored above or on the same shelf with food, equipment and/or single-service articles in the warewashing/dry-storage area; six containers of milk for sale two days after the expiration date; equipment, utensils and other food contact surfaces not being cleaned and sanitized every four hours as required; bulk iced coffee tubes not cut at a diagonal and more than an inch long; several areas with an accumulation of trash and other residue on the floor and under equipment; wet wiping cloths laying throughout the facility and not stored in sanitizer solution; no chemical sanitizer being used on equipment and utensils after washing and rinsing them, and prior to use; microwave has an accumulation of old food residue; Food Employee Certification records are not maintained as required; mop and mop bucket are stored in warewashing area, with potential to contaminate food equipment and utensils.
Comment: Employee Waquas Afzal said all violations have been corrected.
Aunt Nettie's Kitchen Restaurant and Bakery, 2030 Thistle Hill Drive, Spring Grove.
Action: Violations included possible cross contamination; pre-cooked sausage links, soup and chili not held at proper temperatures; containers of prepackaged frozen soups were not properly labeled; dried food debris on can opener, lids of ready-to-eat foods, pans and plastic sheeting between three-compartment sink and utensil shelving unit; refrigerator door handles on the bain marie and reach-in refrigerator were not clean; food and grease debris on walls, under cooking and refrigeration units, under and on shelving units in the storage/warewashing area and canned goods.
Comment: Manager Doug Ficucell said all violations have been corrected.
China Wall, 398 York St., Hanover.
Action: Violations included food employees not wearing proper hair restraints; raw chicken stored above ready-to-eat items in walk-in cooler; wet wiping cloths not being stored in sanitizer solution; sanitizer test strips or test kit not available; food debris on refrigerator handles; food residue on meat grinder and can opener; no working sanitizer solution at the time of inspection; old, dirty, murky water inside mop bucket; unisex bathroom not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins; a hole in a bathroom wall; grease traps and suppression lines above fryer area heavily soiled with grease and black gunk; kitchen/dining ceiling vents, piping, equipment and freezer unit contains large mass of static dust; mops not being hung to air dry.
Comment: An English-speaking manager was not available.
Domino's Pizza, 625 W. Elm Ave., Hanover.
Action: Violations included no splash guard at a sink, making it easy to splash water onto an adjacent food-preparation table; filters and grease-extracting equipment could not easily be cleaned; no hand-wash sink in the ware-washing area; trash bag was laying on the floor inside the facility and not being removed at an appropriate frequency; trash cans outside did not have lids closed; restroom did not have self-closing door; mops were not being hung to air dry.
Comment: Franchise Owner Jay Warren said violations are being corrected.
Infinito's, 1000 Carlisle St., Hanover.
Action: Violations included clean dish trays stored on top of grease-trap lid; wet wiping cloths in food-preparation area not being stored in sanitizer solution between uses; time in lieu of temperature was not being used to control ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous foods; sauces were not held at proper temperatures; mechanical warewashing equipment did not have a readable manufacturer data plat or pressure-measuring device; cooling-unit lid inserts did not secure to the lid base; wash-rinse solution temperature was lower than required; clean food equipment and/or utensils in the food-preparation area were stored uncovered or not inverted; hand sink not permanently fixed to structure; handwash sink for employees not convenient and easily accessible; sink did not have adequate air gap of at least 1 inch between the water supply and food rim of the highest drain at the sink; cardboard waste unit outside does not have a tight-fitting lid on the right side of unit; floor/wall junctures at the hand sink, pizza display and steamer bar areas are made of bare wood, which is not a durable, smooth, non-porous, non-absorbent surface; missing buttons inside the walk-in cooler.
Comment: Assistant Manager Linda Arnold said violations are being corrected.
Sam & Tony's Pasta House, 243 W. Market St., York.
Action: Violations included poisonous or toxic material in kitchen not clearly labeled; food employees not wearing proper hair restraints; food in freezer area stored open with no covering; food (meat) in the walk-in cooler stored open with no covering; wet wiping cloths not being stored in sanitizer solution; food ingredient storage containers, in the kitchen area, not labeled with the common name of the food; bread stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler, rather than 6 inches off the ground; storage racks in walk-in cooler are rusty and not easily cleanable; accumulation of dust, dirt and debris on ceiling fan; accumulation of dust, dirt and food residue on drip trays; grease accumulation on cooking equipment in the kitchen; clean dishes contained food residue; ice machine contained black grime and was not clean to sight and touch; microwave was not clean to sight and touch; clean utensils and single-service bowls were stored uncovered and not inverted; damaged ceiling tiles in kitchen ceiling; empty paper towel dispenser at the handwash sink; soap was not available at the handwash sink in the area.
Comment: A manager, who would not disclose her name, said all violations have been corrected.
Lion's Pride Restaurant, 20 Dairyland Square, Red Lion.
Action: Violations included employees not wearing proper hair restraints; raw ground beef stored directly above pork ribs inside the walk-in refrigerator; improper cooling; potentially hazardous foods not held at proper temperatures; equipment not maintained in good repair; dried food debris on the cutting blade and associated parts of the electric food slicer; potato residue on the discharge door and door gaskets of the electric potato slicer.
Comment: Many violations were corrected on the spot, according to the inspector's report. Restaurant Manager Athena Keares said all violations have been corrected.
No restaurants were listed in compliance this week.