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 June 6 - June 12.
OUT OF COMPLIANCE
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 2500 E. Market St., York
Action: Violations included an employee's open beverage container; raw eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods; food not held at proper temperatures; excessive ice accumulation in the walk-in freezer; one refrigeration unit not holding a temperature of 41 degrees or lower; chlorine chemical sanitizer residue detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the dishwasher; wiping cloth sanitizer wasn't strong enough; hand slicer and inside of the microwave were not clean to sight and touch; employee restroom were clogged.
Comment: A company representative could not be reached for comment.
Aunt Lydia's Pretzels, 201 Memory Lane, York
Breneman's, 201 Memory Lane, York
Godfrey Bros., 201 Memory Lane, York
Good Country Fruit, 201 Memory Lane, York
Hoss's Steak & Sea House, 2175 White St., York
J L Miller, 201 Memory Lane, York
Kusty's Corner Cafe, 201 Memory Lane, York
Lehmans Orchards, 201 Memory Lane, York
Mama D's, 201 Memory Lane, York
Maple Donuts, 201 Memory Lane, York
Meyers Meats, 243 S. Biesecker Road, York
Myer's Salads & Pastries, 201 Memory Lane, York
Olive Garden, 1340 Kenneth Road, York
Pine Springs Beverage, 1109 Hanover Road, York
S. Clyde Weaver Inc., 201 Memory Lane, York
Sheetz, 3998 E. Market St., York
Snow Palace, 360 S. Richland Ave., York
Sunoco, 3167 Susquehanna Trail, York
Ted's Oven Ready Foods, 201 Memory Lane, York
T.W. Kiefer, 201 Memory Lane, York
Utz Potato Chips, 201 Memory Lane, York