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;
Comment: A manager could not be reached.
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.