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 for inspections conducted Sept. 12 to Sept. 18.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

Christina's Desserts & Coffee, 1785 Baltimore Pike, Hanover.

Action: Violations included an employee using a hand sink for purposes other than washing hands; old stickers on food containers; mold-like substance inside the bulk ice machine; and food utensils in preparation area stored in a container of water which was not maintained at proper temperatures.

Comment: As part of the inspection report, a food inspector said some violations were corrected on the spot. A manager at Christina's said all violations have been corrected since the time of inspection.

IN COMPLIANCE

Aldi, 391 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover.

Becky's Fudge, 334 Carlisle Road, York.

Clearview Elementary School, 801 Randolph St., Hanover.

Hanover Middle School, Keagy Avenue, Hanover.