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 Dec. 3-10.
OUT OF COMPLIANCE
Phat Alberts, 761-A Lewisberry Road, Lewisberry.
Action: Violations included personal use medicines stored on the preparation table with food and equipment; employee personal items were found in the dry storage area, instead of dressing rooms or identified storage area as required; flour in the dry storage area was stored open with no covering; observed bread on counter without sneeze guards or other effective protection from customers; potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours was not date marked; time in lieu of temperature was being used to control ready-to-eat, potentially-hazardous foods without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food; foods were prepared using reduced oxygen packaging without the required written procedures and HACCP plan; temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment was not available or readily accessible in the refrigeration equipment; an accumulation of food was observed under the cutting board at the baine marie, on the grinder and dough mixer, and inside the reach-in refrigerator; sanitizer was not available to store wiping cloths or to sanitize food contact surfaces; single-use items were stored with the food contact surface up.
Comment: A manager could not be reached.
Stony Brook Family Restaurant, 3560 E. Market St., York.
Action: Violations included teriyaki glaze not refrigerated after opening as stated on the label; wash temperature was decreasing during the cycle and not maintaining proper temperature; clean dish racks were stored on the floor in the dish area; a handwash sink was not available in the warewashing area.
Comment: "We've been renovating and had temporarily moved the dishwasher and handwash station in a separate area," said manager Harry Kocoronis. The other violations have been corrected, he said.
American Legion Post No. 799, 2590 Willow St., York.
Becker's Sandwiches, 5309 W. Lincoln Highway, Thomasville.
Brenda's Sandwiches, 401 N. George St., York.
Brothers Pizza, 1101 York St., Hanover.
C S Convenience Store No. 22, Hanover Street, Codorus.
Christ AM Baptist Church, 730 Menges Mills Road, Spring Grove.
Hess Mart No. 38421, 486 Fishing Creek Road, Fairview Township.