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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. 23- Jan. 5.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

Regular inspections:

Burger King, 2199 White St., 8 violations

Action: Violations included original certificate not posted in location conspicuous for public viewing; warewashing machine door hinge broken; outdoor oil receptacle broken; stainless steel pans stored as clean observed with sticker residue; accumulation of dirt and soil observed in floor drains under prep line; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; open sliding door and flap covers observed on dumpsters; and outside waste handling unit and storage area observed extremely dirty and sticky.

A manager at the restaurant chose not to comment on the violations.

Imperial Gourmet, 227 Pauline Dr., 13 violations

Action: Violations included single-use disposable plastic containers being used as scoops; wet wiping cloths observed on prep table and not in sanitizer solution; rice and chocolate puddings held at improper temperature; time being used instead of temperature to control potentially hazardous foods; deeply scored cutting boards observed; can opener and vegetable peeler observed with food residue; cooking equipment, walls and refrigerators observed with accumulation of dirt, soil, grease and food debris; crock pot used for sushi rice stored directly on floor; floor made of tile observed cracked; accumulation of grease and static dust observed on light fixtures and fan covers; evidence of rodent/insect activity in kitchen and dining room areas; and 12-20 rodent-like droppings observed on floor below hand wash sink in kitchen, 12-24 on floor behind ice cream freezer and 20-40 on floor behind dry bulk food tubs.

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

Illiano's J & P Restaurant & Pizzeria, 1154 W. Elm Ave., Hanover, 14 violations

Action: Violations included food employee observed in food prep area wearing bracelet; employee's beverage container observed open on food prep table; food employees observed without proper hair restraints; various food observed in cooler without covering; knives stored between table edges; plastic glass being used as scoop in ice bin; Styrofoam glasses used as scoops in sugar bins; time instead of temperature used to control potentially hazardous foods; no available sanitizer test strips; loose rubber gaskets observed on sandwich cooling unit; dishwasher's sanitizer levels observed at improper levels; can opener observed with food residue; food spillage observed on bottom shelving in food prep area; clean dish racks stored on floor; and grease build up observed on hood filters.

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

IN COMPLIANCE

Other-than-regular inspections:

Follow-ups:

Village Green Family Restaurant, 2300 E. Market St.

Wyndham Garden, 2000 Loucks Road

Opening:

Divino Pizzeria and Grille, 1 Center Square, Hanover

Nuts About Granola, 9 W. Philadelphia St.

The Chili Pepper Cantina, 4308 N. George St., Manchester

New Owner:

Hellamshire Family Restaurant, 480 W. Market St., Hellam

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

Wingz & Thingz, 1305 Mt. Rose Ave.

IN COMPLIANCE

Regular inspections

Devers School, 801 Chanceford Ave.

Ferguson School, 525 N. Newberry St.

Dillsburg Tobacco Outlet, 1 U.S. Route 15 S., Dillsburg

First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Middle St., Hanover

McDonald's, 897 W. Broadway, Red Lion

Parma Pizza and Grill, 905 Grantley Road

Regal 13 Plex, 1800 Loucks Road

St. Paul's Conway-Runkle Annex, 1958 Dubs Church Road, Hanover

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 127 York St., Hanover

Bella Roma Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 10887 Oak Ridge Ave., Red Lion

D & K Surplus Grocery, 757 Delta Road, Red Lion

York Community Corrections Center, 317 W. Market St.

Burger King, 2400 Mt. Rose Ave.

Good 2 Go, 500 E. Main St., Dallastown

Jefferson Inn, 3 Hanover St., Codorus

Jim & Nena's Pizza, 31 W. Hanover St., Spring Grove

K-Mart, 1094 Haines Road

Little Caesar's, 2701 Eastern Blvd.

Pizza Hut, 2410 Mt. Rose St.

Sacred Heart Parish Center, 1031 Sprenkle Road, Spring Grove

Cracker Barrel, 236 Pauline Dr.

Dillsburg American Legion, 301 Route 15 S., Dillsburg

Dollar Tree Store, 285 Glen Dr., Manchester

Domino's, 180 Leader Heights Road

Manchester Shell, 4345 N. George St., Manchester

McDonald's, 4245 N. George St., Manchester

Papa John's, 1083 Carlisle St., Hanover

The Chili Pepper Cantina Commissary, 201 York St., Manchester

Brothers Pizza, 1000 Hanover Road

Dollar General, 4750 W. Market St.

Giant, 455 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Little Caesar's Pizza, 2058 S. Queen St.

Nittany Pizza, 2073 Springwood Road

Rutter's, 1590 Kenneth Road

Sensenig's Meats, 6999 Cannery Road, Hanover

Sheetz, 2068 S. Queen St.

Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt, 2071 Springwood Road

Westgate Restaurant and Lounge, 1550 Kenneth Road

YWCA of Hanover, 23 W. Chestnut St., Hanover

Aldi, 391 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Frank Theatres, 2067 Springwood Road

Southeastern Adams Volunteer Emergency Service, 5865 Hanover Road, Hanover

Sushi by Jay, 2065 Springwood Road

Weis Markets, 2081 Springwood Road

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