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FOOD INSPECTIONS: 3 York County establishments out of compliance

David Weissman

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 Dec. 2-8.


Regular inspections:

Embers Steakhouse and Seafood, 100 Memory Lane, 10 violations

Action: Violations included heavy accumulation of ice on door of walk-in freezer; cutting boards observed deeply scored; can opener observed with food residue; gaskets beside stove not cleaned frequently; accumulation of food, dirt and soil on paper towel dispenser and door handles; old food residue observed in hand wash sink; fluorescent light shields broken; hood lights not shielded over grill and fryer areas; ceiling tile missing over refrigerator; grease and food spillage observed on stainless steel wall; heavy accumulation of dirt, grease and debris observed on walls, floors and fixtures under and behind fryers, grill, stove and ovens; ketchup bottles, cups, dirt, dust and other debris observed behind refrigerators; accumulation of static dust on ceiling vent; and mops not being hung to air dry.

No one at the restaurant could be immediately reached for comment on the violations.

New Lucky Seven, 8 Dairyland Square, Red Lion, 10 violations

Action: Violations included evidence of child care being conducted within retail food facility; aluminum foil and cardboard observed being used to cover gas range next to deep fryers not in use; brown wrapping paper observed being used to line side of glass paneled refrigerator; cardboard observed being used to line shelving; shopping bags observed being used to store food inside freezers; cans observed being used to store food prep utensils; rice bags observed being used to store frozen raw meats; gross accumulation of hardened food splatter observed on inside of microwave; food prep utensils, pots and pans used in preparing meals not being changed or washed at least every four hours; clean food equipment stored wet; and what appears to be 10-12 old rodent-like droppings observed on floor in corner of storeroom.

No one at the restaurant could be immediately reached for comment on the violations.

Other than regular inspections:


Wyndham Garden, 2000 Loucks Road, West Manchester Township, 14 violations

Action: Violations included raw egg s stored on open shelving over ready-to-eat breads in refrigerator; accumulation of food, bamboo picks and bread bad closures on baine marie; no temperature measuring device available in refrigerator; plastic casing on inside of refrigerator broken; torn rubber door gaskets observed on refrigerators and walk-in freezer; can opener observed with food residue; interior ceiling of microwave observed with food residue; old stickers observed on stainless steel pans; soda machine nozzle observed with brown, slimy mold-like residue; drip pans of grille observed with encrusted grease and soil accumulation; liquid spillage and debris observed under coffee brewers; oven rack observed stored directly on flood in puddled liquid leaking from cleaning machine; plastic wrap dispenser box stored beside hand wash sink; cardboard food boxes, foam plates and hot cups stored directly on floor; old food residue and coffee drip catch tray observed in hand wash sink; tile floor in walk-in cooler observed with broken, cracked and missing tiles; exit door in rear kitchen area has gap; and black mold-like accumulation observed in floor drains under coffee dump sink.

Christina McCullough, director of sales, said most of the violations have already been corrected with plans to correct other within the next week. The hotel is fully committed to being back in compliance for the follow-up inspection, she said.


Other-than-regular inspections:


York Buffet, 2965 Concord Road

Ginza Japanese Restaurant, 616 Shrewsbury Commons, Shrewsbury


J & B's Grill, 14 N. Main St., Shrewsbury


Jeff's Got Crabs and Seafood, 2813 E. Prospect Road

McDonald's, 897 W. Broadway, Red Lion

Yummy Yummy Restaurant, 194 Memory Lane


Regular inspections

North Hopewell-Winterstown Elementary School, 12165 Winterstown Road, Red Lion

Spart's Den at York College, 414 Country Club Road

Speedway, 3311 N. George St., Emigsville

Sushi Do at York College, 414 Country Club Road

Altland's Ranch, 8505 Orchard Road, Spring Grove

Dawn's My Favorite Deli, 3397 N. George St., Emigsville

Finley's Tavern, 2225 Seven Valleys Road, Seven Valleys

Goofy's Eatery and Spirits, 5965 York Road, Spring Grove

Jeff's Subs, 659 Mill Road, Seven Valleys

Saubel's Shurfine Market, 8 Ballast Lane, Stewartstown

The Village Coffee, 16 N. Main St., Shrewsbury

Black Cap Brewing Company, 5 W. High St., Red Lion

Dillsburg Elementary School, 202 S. Chestnut St., Dillsburg

Northern Elementary School, 657 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Northern High School, 655 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Northern Middle School, 650 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Rite Aid, 910 W. Broadway, Red Lion

South Mountain Elementary School, 711 S. Mountain Road, Dillsburg

Larry J. Macaluso Elementary School, 1195 Windsor Road, Red Lion

Windy Hill on the Campus, 1472 Roth's Church Road, Spring Grove

Dallastown Elementary School, 106 S. Charles St., Dallastown

Little Run Lodge, 961 Richland Avenue

Stewartstown Smokehouse and Beer Barn, 9A N. Hill St., Stewartstown

York Country Day School, 1071 Country Club Road