The state's Department of Agriculture conducts yearly inspections of food-serving establishments to ensure public safety and safe food-handling practices. Schools are inspect´ed 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 auto´matically consider establishments non-compliant. Called "critical violations," they include food temperature issues, issues with chemicals and how they're handled, and employ´ee 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 Jan. 28-Feb. 4.
OUT OF COMPLIANCE
Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar, 1211 Haines Road, York.
Action: Violations included a spray bottle of chemicals in the bar area was not labeled; chlorine sanitizer in bar wiping cloth was above approprite levels; two servers did not wash their hands between touching dirty dishes and returning to work; internal temperature of the bar juice was 45 degrees; a visible thermometer in the bar refrigerator was missing; food employee was not using available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine sanitizer concentration; chlorine chemical sanitizer residue was detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the bar dishwasher; most bar soda nozzles were not clean to sight and touch; stickers and glue were on clean pans; clean pans, a food contact surface, contained food residue and were not clean to sight and touch; non-food contact surfaces were not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil; a box of single-use, to-go items was stored on the floor; souffle cups in tubes on the cooks line are not protected from contamination; clean dish racks were stored on the floor; trash dumpster lid was not kept closed; a ceiling was leaking water.
Comment: A manager said all violations have been corrected.
Lees Diner Inc., 4320 W. Market St., York.
Action: Violations included a food employee wearing single-use gloves without a prior hand wash; wiping cloth sanitizer exceeded appropriate levels; a front line cook was touching ready-to-eat foods with his bare hands; raw pork was stored above ready-to-eat foods in the walk-in refrigerator; scoop used in the sugar bin did not have a handle; food was stored directly on the floor in the walk-in freezer, rather than 6 inches off the floor as required; front ice cream freezer was lined with duct tape; visible thermometer was not available in the refrigerator; two refrigerators in the kitchen have ambient temperatures of 43 degrees; cutting board was not clean to touch; interior of the ice machine, a food contact surface, contained food residue; slicer contained food residue; door handles were not clean to sight and touch; interior of microwave contained food residue; boxes of single-use, to-go items were stored on the basement floor; front sink by the cooks station was not working.
Comment: A manager did not return a message seeking information.
Saubel's Market, 65 E. Forrest Ave., Shrewsbury.
Action: Violations included an employee's open beverage container was observed on the process table in the food preparation area; the package machine contained food residue; slicer had dried product accumulation and was not being cleaned every four hours as required.
Comment: A manager could not be reached for comment.
Viking Athletic Association, 318 N. Adams St., York.
Action: Violations included the hood system, which removes grease vapors, was not working and released excessive fumes and vapors in the building.
Comment: An association member did not return a voicemail seeking comment.
All in One Stop, 303 N. Baltimore St., Dillsburg.
American Legion Post No. 14, 201 Carlisle St., Hanover.
Amvets Post No. 22, 206 Broadway, Hanover.
Big Mike's Crab House & Grill, 100 High St., Hanover.
Bill Batemans Express, 985 Far Hills Drive, New Freedom.
Courtyard by Marriott, 2799 Concord Road, York.
River Rock Academy, 149 E. College Ave. Extended, Spring Grove.
Senior Life York, 1500 Memory Lane Extended, York.
Atkins House, 305 E. King St. Score: 100
Atkins House, 307 E. King St. Score: 100
Baums Mini Mart, 302 S. George St. Score: 99
Dos N' Dat, 380 W. Market St. Score: 100
Five Guys, 720 Loucks Road. Score: 100
FM Chicken, 380 W. Market St. Score: 100
Jackson Elementary School, 177 E. Jackson St. Score: 100
Lady Bug, Baking Co. and Café, 33 N. Beaver St. Score: 100
Lots of Love, 575 Maryland Ave. Score: 100
New Covenant Community Church, 701 W. King St. Score: 100