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 March 21-28.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

FlapJacks LLC, 9 North US Route 15, Dillsburg.

Action: Violations included a food employee wearing single-use gloves without a prior hand wash; paint stored above or on the same shelf with food in the storage area; soup cooling at room temperature on the counter, which is not a proper cooling method; food held in the baine marie at 56 degrees, instead 41 degrees or below as required; wood and cardboard used in the warewash area was not a smooth, cleanable surface; sanitizer test strips were unavailable, door gaskets on the baine marie/walk-in cooler were loose; interior surface of baine marie had an accumulation of ice, food residue and was leaking on the bottom; deeply-scored cutting boards were not resurfaced or discarded as required; wash solution temperature in the mechanical warewash equipment was 100 degrees rather than 120 degrees or above as required; plastic tableware was not displayed in a manner so that only the handles were touched by employees; cold water at handwash sinks was not under pressure during inspection; hot water heater was not producing enough hot water to supply handwash sinks/mechanical warewash machine at the time of inspection; handwash sink/mechanical warewash machine was leaking; handwash sink in bar area did not have soap, single-use towels, continuous towels or air drying device; ceiling tile was missing and exposing insulation in the warewash area.

Comment: A manager could not be reached.

IN COMPLIANCE

All Saints Episcopal Church, 890 McCosh St., Hanover.

Bel Paese, 1201 Memory Lane Ext., York.

Bethel AME Church, 350 E. Princess St., York.

Crimson American Grill, 1839 S. Queen St., York.