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 Aug. 22 - Aug. 28.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

Chick-Fil-A, 14665 Mt. Airy Road, Shrewsbury

Action: Violations included thermometers not readily accessible; several areas were soiled with dirt, debris and encrusted food, including Hobart and shake mixers, refrigerator unit, shelving units, floor underneath fryers and shelving units, walk-in freezer, hand-washing station, utensils and food equipment; no signs posted at the handwash sinks in the bathrooms to remind food employees to wash their hands; ceiling tiles missing in the kitchen area.

Comment: A corporate representative could not be reached.


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IN COMPLIANCE

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar, 1211 Haines Road, York

Astoria Diner, 1900 W. Market St., York

Ben and Scooters, 1767 Baltimore Pike, Hanover

Dairy Queen, 3020 E. Market St., York

First United Methodist Church, 200 Frederick St., Hanover

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 141-A Wilson Ave., Hanover

Giant, 1255 Carlisle Road, York

Grand Buffet, 1109 Carlisle Road, Suite B8, York

Kissho Sushi Inc,, 970 S. George St., York

Kramer at Market, 34 W. Philadelphia St., York

Papa's Kettle Korn, 129 Highland Road, York

Rite Aid, 1200 W. Market St., York

Ross Dress for Less, 2855 Concord Road, Suite 350, York

Sensenigs Pit Beef, 6999 Cannery Road, Hanover

Take Five Expresso Bar, 34 W. Philadelphia St., York

Turkey Hill, 3690 E. Market St., York

York Buffet, 2965 Concord Road, York