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 April 20-26.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

Acworth Seafood, 2254 Industrial Highway, York.

Action: Violations included excessive levels of ammonia sanitizer; improper repackaging of oysters; a thermometer missing from the front display case; food employees not using available sanitizer test strips or test kit to measure sanitizer concentration; improper levels of chlorine chemical sanitizer; beer taps and bar soda holsters were not clean to sight and touch; back sink was not maintained in good repair; two lights were missing end caps by the steamers; handwashing sign in the men's room was missing words and needs replaced.


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Comment: Manager Holly Smith said all violations have been corrected.

Stop-N-Yo, 351 Loucks Road, York.

Action: Violations included a food handler not washing hands prior to putting on gloves; food handlers not wearing hair restraints; boxes of frozen yogurt mix were sitting directly on the floor; containers of frozen yogurt mix being thawed at room temperature, which is not an approved method; raw wood and dry wall at the front counter; sanitizer test strips or test kit were not available to measure appropriate sanitizer concentration; clean dishes were placed on a towel to dry; clean dishes were dried next to the hand sink and were at risk to be contaminated from the hand soap; single-service, single-use items were stored on the floor; single-service lids were stored food-side up; no ceiling in the food preparation area; restrooms did not have a self-closing door; no sign was posted at the handwash sink to remind food employees to wash their hands.

Comment: Owner Casey Rudegeair said all violations have been corrected.

IN COMPLIANCE

Baltimore Street Family Restaurant, 871 Baltimore St., Hanover.

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

Garnett Achaj Catering, 155 4th St., Mount Wolf.

YORK CITY

Emanuel Italian Ice, Mobile No. 1. Score: 100

Emanuel Italian Ice, Mobile No. 2. Score: 100

Esaan Thai Restaurant, 30 N. Beaver St. Score: 99

Good Lil' Orbits, 34 W. Philadelphia St. Score: 99

Mom & Pop Shop, 725 E. Prospect St. Score: 99

Pan African International, 901 S. Queen St. Score: 97

Pho Bistro, 881 E. Market St. Score: 95

Rita's Italian Ice, 901 S. Queen St. Score: 99

Stockade, 30 Eberts Lane. Score: 89