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 compliant and out-of-compliance for inspections conducted Dec. 18-26.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

Range End Country Club, 303 Golf Club Ave., Dillsburg.

Action: Violations included a working chemical container stored above or on the same shelf with food and equipment; employee personal items were among food and equipment; food employees were not wearing proper hair restraints; chlorine sanitizer test strips and kit were not available; deeply scored cutting boards were not resurfaced or discarded as required; a small amount of accumulation on the slicer, an accumulation of grease residue under the hot dog rollers and around the grill/fryer area; clean dish racks were stored on the floor in the warewash area; floor tiles/surface in the downstairs kitchen were cracked and not easy to clean; several ceiling tiles in the downstairs kitchen and storage rooms were damaged or missing; lights were not shielded or shatterproof above the food preparation area; a sign was not posted at the handwash sink to remind food employees to wash their hands.

Comment: A manager said the violations were minor and have been corrected or are being corrected.

IN COMPLIANCE

Carman's Creamery, 201 Memory Lane, York.

Corner Stable, 2575 S. Queen St., York.

Country Club of York, 1400 Country Club Road, York.

Emerald Garden, 564 Shrewsbury Commons Ave., Shrewsbury.