FOOD INSPECTIONS: 3 York County establishments out of compliance

York Dispatch

The state Department of Agriculture conducts annual inspections of food-serving businesses 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, employee hygiene and issues with chemicals and how they're handled.

Depending on the severity of the situation, inspectors and their supervisors could file citations or close an establishment.

Below is a list of establishments that were inspected May 5-13.


Regular inspection

Cape Horn Restaurant, 601 Lombard Road, Red Lion, 9 violations

Action: Violations included chili made from scratch was reheated within the last 30 minutes on the steam table at 115 degrees instead of the required 165 degrees to reheat and then hot-held at 135 degrees (corrected on the spot); a reach-in refrigerator had a temperature of 48 degrees (corrected on the spot with the disposal of 12 pounds of cream based pies and vanilla and chocolate pudding, worth an estimated $50); shelving under the steam table and the microwave oven were not clean to sight or touch; dried crusted food debris adhered to the blade and blade guard on the electric food slicer (corrected on the spot); the person in charge failed in his/her duties; an employee did not follow proper hand washing: rinsed gloved hands in three-basin sink then walked to the hand-wash sink to dispense a paper towel to dry gloved hands; an employee washed gloved hands in the three-basin sink rather than the designated handwash sink; equipment was not maintained in good repair or proper adjustment: a reach-in freezer was operating at 27 degrees and frozen foods were found not frozen solid and a reach-in refrigerator was operating at 48 degrees rather than 41 degrees or lower; and the women's toilet room did not have a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.

Coach Light Restaurant, 99 E. Forrest Ave., Shrewsbury, 10 violations

Action: Violations included plastic utensils used for cooking are deformed, broken and misshapen from heat and are not durable under normal use; Kitchen Aid mixer had old food residue and was not clean to sight and touch; fryers had large amounts of encrusted grease and soil accumulation around the sides, legs and adjacent areas; the person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety; mechanical warewashing equipment had a build up of filth (inside and outside) and food residue and was not cleaned before use and frequently throughout the day; dry stock shelving racks had an accumulation of dirt and soil, flooring underneath fryer units was soiled with grease, shelving racks inside walk-in cooler had a large accumulation of food, dirt and soil debris and entire rear area of food facility needed cleaning; grease dumpster lid was propped open exposing debris (grease/egg shells/food); clean food equipment on shelving area was stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying; wall tiles in men's and women's bathrooms was cracked/roughened and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface and the floor/wall juncture underneath the three-compartment sink area was not covered and closed; and the fan grate inside the walk-in cooler was heavily soiled with static dust build-up and the ventilation, suppression lines and areas around (over-top of chicken fryer/fryers/stove) were soiled with black soot, grease and static dust build-up.

Pizza Hut, 546 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, 8 violations

Action: Violations included plastic scoop used for the removal of ice was cracked and needing replacement; the inside of ice-storage container of soda dispenser was soiled with black particles and pink, slimy bacteria-like material was inside the customer ice-holding container, and numerous plastic utensils were soiled with old food splash and debris; shelving racks, in rear/front areas, had a large accumulation of dust, dirt, grease and food residue, debris on non-food contact surfaces; lights are not shielded (shatter proof) and missing end caps over prep and washing in the rear area; the hand-washing sink was separating from the wall causing caulking to peel and creating a gap and the ceiling in the dining area had a hole and was cracked; numerous ceiling vents (throughout the entire facility) and area around vents were heavily soiled with large amounts of static dust accumulation; the mechanical warewashing equipment had a large buildup of lime deposit on the inside area, had a build up of filth and food residue around the outside/inside, and was not cleaned before use and frequently throughout the day; and the cabinet underneath the dining room buffet table, non-food contact surfaces, had an accumulation of food, dirt and soil.


Change of Owner:

Subway, 1881 Baltimore Pike, Hanover


Alexander's Family Restaurant, 840 Carlisle Road, York

Sarah's Creamery, 121 S. Main St., Dover

Ski's Pizza, 6491 Carlisle Road, Dover


Capt. Crab, 2878 Stoverstown Road, Spring Grove

Giant Food Store, 801 Baltimore St., Hanover

Glen Rock Mill Inn, 50 Water St.

Craley Community Fire Co., 73 New Bridgeville Road

Hoss's Steak & Sea House, 1180 Carlisle Pike, Hanover

Laurel Fire Co. 1 Auxiliary, 94 School House Lane, Windsor

Mason Dixon , 18166 Susquehanna Trail, New Freedom

Pizza Hut, 3121 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion

Razorbacks Softball, 901 Vander Ave., York City

Red Lion VFW Post1446, 815 S. Main St., Red Lion

Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Co., 21 W. Forrest Ave.

Texas Lunch, 38 Carlisle St., Hanover

Turkey Hill, 340 Hellam St., Wrightsville

Wrightsville Pizza & Restaurant, 203 Hellam St.