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 March 12 - March 20.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

China One, 109 Glen Drive, Manchester.

Action: Violations included various meat products starting to freezer burn; plastic trash cans used to store rice and cornstarch; soiled cardboard used to line shelves; a heavy accumulation of grease on exhaust hood filters; single-use items being reused; improper dishwashing; accumulation of food and grease under the steam tables and deep fryers; food spillage under shelving units inside walk-in refrigerator.

Comment: An English-speaking manager was not available.

Old Country Buffet, 905 Loucks Road, York.

Action: Violations included kitchen manager not wearing proper hair restraints; food in walk-in cooler stored open with no covering; desserts stored below rack with an accumulation of dust; self-serve dessert area for ready-to-eat foods not provided with suitable utensils; food stored under dirty ventilation ducts and subject to potential contamination; manual can opener dirty to sight; rusted racks in dry storage room; encrusted grease and soil accumulation on underside of food-preparation table; dirty storage cabinets; accumulation of static dust on ceiling fixtures in buffet, dining and bakery areas, and walk-in cooler; accumulation of dirt, food residue and debris on knives, electrical light plate, salt and pepper shakers and vent; storing clean food equipment while wet and not allowing time for draining and/or air drying; dirty dishes stored with clean dishes; cleaned and sanitized utensils stored improperly; no covered trash can for sanitary napkins available in women's restroom.

Comment: A manager could not be reached.

High Street Lunch Inc., 475 High St., Hanover.

Action: Violations included raw eggs stored on middle shelf above ready-to-eat foods; several utensils with broken handles or components; caulking separated or dry-rotted; old aluminum foil inside peanut storage baskets; door gasket on the outside of walk-in access door dry-rotted and needs replaced; chlorine concentration not at proper levels; ash dust found on clean pour spouts underneath bar counter; chemical spray bottles not clean; pink, mold-like residue found inside ice maker; potato cutter contained dried food residue; dirt and soil on kitchen walls; no dedicated handwash sink in kitchen; toilet seat in men's restroom was rough and not easily cleanable; black mold-like residue and dust found on walls and fan of walk-in beer cooler.

Comment: A manager could not be reached.

Holrick Farm Country Market, 8468 Church Road, Felton.

Action: Violations included chemical-cleaning agents stored on same shelving unit with single-use, disposable gloves; food-packaging records not properly maintained; employees cutting and processing raw meat without wearing hair restraints; a dog inside the retail store; possible cross contamination when switching packaging operations between raw meat and ready-to-eat cheese; selling food products from an unapproved source, such as unlableled jars of homemade horseradish and mustard; Longhorn Cheddar Cheese displayed for sale beyond the required disposition date of 30 days from date of packaging; improper labeling; single-use items being reused; door to employee restroom is not self closing as required.

Comment: A manager, who would not give her name, said all violations have been corrected.

IN COMPLIANCE

Big Apple Bagels, 1021 Haines Road, York.

Christ Lutheran Child Development Center, 126 W. Main St., Dallastown.

Cocoa Hut, 3402 E. Market St., York.

Dallastown Area Middle School, 700 New School Lane, Dallastown.

Dallastown Area Senior High School, 700 New School Lane, Dallastown.

Dutch Oven, 10 E. Franklin St., New Freedom.

East York Elementary School, 701 Erlen Drive, York.

First Church of the Brethren, 2710 Kingston Road, York.

Food Lion, 3611 E. Market St., York.

Hayshire Elementary School, 2801 Hayshire Drive, York.

Holiday Inn York, 2000 Loucks Road, York.

Jeff's Got Crabs & Seafood, 2813 E. Prospect Road, Suite 1, York.

Kennie's Market, 440 N. Main St., Spring Grove.

Lincoln School, 559 W. King St., York.

Locust Grove Elementary School, 3620 E. Prospect Road, York.

Mad Dash Concessions, 220 White Dogwood Drive, Etters.

Newberry Elementary School, 2055 Old Trail Road, Etters.

Nino's Pizza, 1214 Greensprings Drive, York.

Parma Pizza and Grill, 1041 Haines Road, York.

Red Mill Elementary School, 700 Red Mill Road, Etters.

Roburrito's, 201 Memory Lane, York.

Roma's Pizza & Restaurant, 2 E. Main St., Dallastown.

Rutters, 3 Charles Ave., Stewartstown.

Sam & Tony's Pasta House, 243 W. Market St., York.

Smoothie King, 2609 E. Market St., York.

St. Joseph School, 2945 Kingston Road, York.

Stony Brook Elementary School, 250 Silver Spur Drive, York.

Turkey Hill Mini Market, 742 Roosevelt Ave., York.

VFW Post #7046, 25 N. Main St., Stewartstown.

Wings To Go, 1590 Kenneth Road, York.

York Suburban Middle School, 455 Sundale Drive, York.