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 as compliant and out-of-compliance for inspections conducted Oct. 17-24.
OUT OF COMPLIANCE
American Legion Post 403, Manchester Street, Glen Rock.
Action: Violations included chipped floor tile in the kitchen area; raw poultry stored on the same shelf as a vegetable tray in the walk-in cooler; a food contact surface contained food residue and was not clean to sight and touch; non-commercial crock pot used to reheat rigatoni; food employee observed smoking in the bar area; Jacquin's ginger-flavored brandy had dust-like substance in bottle; J&B whisky had dead insects inside the bottle.
Comment: A legion official said the violations were corrected immediately.
Fishing Creek Elementary School, 510 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry.
Action: Violations included chipped paint on the wall in the dry storage area; commercially-processed ready-to-eat food, located in the walk-in cooler, and held more than 48 hours, was not marked with the date it was opened; light fixture is hanging down and not protecting the bulb from breakage.
Comment: "The West Shore School District and Chartwells' K-12 food service continue to provide ServSafe certification and inspect district food preparation and sanitary processes in an ongoing fashion to ensure the safety of our students and staff," said Ryan Argot, director of federal programs for the district. "When the state inspection system finds an item out of compliance, the district makes necessary corrections to prevent future instances of the same concern."
Imperial Gourmet, 227 Pauline Drive, York.
Action: Violations included various items sitting at room temperature; various breadings for animal foods were not being sifted every four hours to remove the clumps; an accumulation of ice on the freezer and door; salmon was being thawed at room temperature; chicken broth was held below required temperatures; deeply-scored cutting boards were not resurfaced or discarded as required; dumpster lids were not closed; a container of Raid and WD-40 were stored with and above food; tiny flies were observed in the kitchen area; rodent-type droppings inside the bottom of the fryers were too numerous to count; hand sink and knobs were not clean to sight and touch; the microwave was not clean to sight and touch; soda nozzles contained food residue and were not clean to sight and touch; refrigerators were not clean, and old food was observed on the shelving; meat grinder contained food residue and was not clean to sight and touch; wet wiping cloths were not being stored in sanitizer solution; food was stored directly on the floor of all the walk-ins, rather than 6 inches off the floor as required; sign not posted at the handwash sink in the restrooms, reminding food employees to wash their hands; back screen door has a gap large enough for rodents and insects to enter; employee was only washing and rinsing pans, not sanitizing and air drying them; most non-food contact surfaces were not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil; a container of orange juice was stored directly in the ice machine; a food safety plan was not in place for the sushi rice; women's toilet room was not provided with a covered trash bin for sanitary napkins; not all kitchen employees were wearing hair restraints; clean dish racks were stored on the floor; clean silverware was stored eating-end up; food was not properly cooled after preparation.
Comment: A restaurant owner could not be reached.
Lewisberry Convenience LLC, 658 Wydamere Road, Lewisberry.
Action: Violations included a plastic cup, with no handle, being stored in bulk sugar; personal items and tools stored in food preparation area; food was prepared under dirty ventilation ducts and subject to potential contamination; facility used griddle to prepare food that was grease laden without an approved hood system; empty gallon of concentrate container was being reused to mix frozen drinks; lights above food and preparation areas were not protected; food contact surfaces were not being sanitized; black mold-type film was found on deflector plate in ice machine; slicer container accumulation of food debris; wet wiping cloths were not being stored in sanitizer solution; deli meats were not marked with dates; food employee wore single-use gloves without a prior hand wash; food employees were not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats.
Comment: A store employee said violations were corrected.
Pakha's Thai House Restaurant, 3 US Route 15 South, Dillsburg.
Action: Violations included an excessive accumulation of grease residue on the hood area; wall in the mop sink room is damaged and not a smooth, easily-cleanable surface; clean dish racks were stored on the floor; a food employee washed their hands at the three-compartment sink rather than the designated handwash sink; clean dishes contained old food residue and were not clean to sight and touch; food employee's personal belongings were stored above food and equipment on a storage shelf in the food preparation area; rodent bait was placed in bait stations which were not covered or tamper resistant; dry storage area had an accumulation of residue underneath the shelving; fan guards on the ceiling of the walk-in cooler contained static dust accumulation; chlorine chemical sanitizer residue was detected in the final rinse cycle of low-temperature, sanitizing dishwasher; time in lieu of temperature was being used to control potentially-hazardous, ready-to-eat foods; plastic container used as a scoop in the bulk food product; deeply-scored cutting boards were not resurfaced or discarded as required; wet wiping cloths and sanitizer solution were not available at the time of inspection.
Comment: A manager did not return calls seeking comment.
Plain & Fancy Caterers, 1227 Porters Road, Spring Grove.
Action: Violations included rodent harborage areas on the exterior of the building's perimeter; fluorescent lights in food preparation and warewashing areas were not properly shielded or shatter proof; single-use aluminum pans were stored as clean for reuse; food facility was using an approved non-public water system, but does not have current laboratory testing results for nitrites and nitrates as required.
Comment: A business owner could not be reached.
TNT Wings & Pizza, 2861 E. Prospect Road, York.
Action: Violations included the breading for chicken not being sifted every four hours to remove clumps; plumbing system was not maintained in good repair; single-use, to-go plates were stored food side up; water used to shock crabs was not being changed daily; food thermometer was not properly scaled; a chest freezer lid was in need of repair; walk-in refrigerator door was not tight fitting; containers used to store food utensils were not clean to sight and touch; shake machine contained food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.
Comment: An employee who answered the phone hung up when a reporter called seeking comment.
Amelia's Grocery Outlet, 1150 Carlisle St., Hanover.
Baresville Elementary School, 135 Sanford Ave., Hanover.
Bay City Seafood, 110 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover.
Bill Batemans Express, 985 Far Hills Drive, New Freedom.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 101 N. Northern Way, York.
Buona Fortuna, 648 Frederick St., Hanover.
Children's Home of York, 1298 N. George St., York.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1923 Springwood Road, York.
Christian School of York, 907 Greenbriar Road, York.
Cici's Pizza, 351 Loucks Road, York.
Cluck To Go, 100 W. Jackson St., York.
Conewago Elementary School, 570 Copenhaffer Road, York.
Spring Grove Area Intermediate School, Roth Church Road, Spring Grove.