FOOD INSPECTIONS: 6 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 Jan. 6-19.


Regular inspections:

Millenium Pizzeria Inc., 26 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg, 10 violations

Action: Violations included a can of butane and bottle of simple green observed above clean food equipment; food employee observed without proper hair restraint; spray bottles of oil and water not labeled; time being used instead of temperature to control pizza; prepackaged desserts improperly labeled; accumulation of ice observed on fan unit in walk-in cooler; cutting boards deeply scored; toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash observed at sink; and light shields in kitchen area missing end caps.

Pakha's Thai House Restaurant, 3 U.S. Route 15 S., Dillsburg, 8 violations

Action: Violations included can of butane stored on same shelf as food in dry storage area; various meats held at improper temperature; food stored in improper bags in walk-in freezer; bain marie in kitchen not maintaining proper temperature; sanitizer levels in dishwasher not reaching necessary levels; accumulation of grease observed in hood filters above fryer and grill; black residue observed on fan guard of refrigerator in kitchen; and several small holes observed on wall behind grill area.

China One, 2146 Palamino Road, Dover, 9 violations

Action: Violations included ingredients in dry storage area stored with no covering; raw animal foods stored above ready-to-eat foods in cooler; baking soda storage containers not properly labeled; food utensils stored in improper water temperature; single-use cans and bowls used as scoops; wet wiping cloths observed in grill area; shrimp observed being stored directly on floor of walk-in freezer; cutting blade observed with food residue; soap not available at hand wash sink in kitchen; and floor under kitchen equipment observed extremely dirty and dusty.

Rivertown Restaurant, 960 Hellam St., Wrightsville, 8 violations

Action: Violations included working container of chemical cleaning agent not properly labeled; food employee observed not washing hands in between task change; possible cross contamination observed as marinating raw chicken and beef patties stored on shelves directly on top of ready-to-eat food in walk-in refrigerator; shelving under prep table observed lined with aluminum foil; accumulation of static dust observed on fan guard and blades of fans in kitchen; bottles of alcohol with accumulation of dust and tacky spillage observed behind bar; clean dish racks stored directly on floor; and outdoor waste receptacles found with lids open.

Other-than-regular inspections:

South York Diner, 2149 S. Queen St., 10 violations

Action: Violations included improper hand washing and use of single-use gloves; unidentified debris observed inside open container of orange sherbet or ice cream; duct tape observed being used to repair broken handle on meat tenderizer; carpet being used to line shelving in ware washing area; food debris and grease spillage observed along walls in food prep area; gross accumulation of grease spillage observed under grills; heavy accumulation of food splatter observed inside microwave; food debris and melted plastic bags adhered to pan surfaces on steam table in waitress station area; broken plastic pans being used as colander; cracks or small holes observed in various kitchen locations; dead cockroach like insects observed in bread storage drawer, clean container drawer, behind grill and under hand-dipped ice cream freezer; and live cockroach like insect observed crawling on wall behind refrigerated bain marie.

Forbidden City Chinese Restaurant, 11 violations

Action: Violations included food observed stored uncovered in virtually all refrigerated units; containers of various food items observed stored in pans containing other foods; chicken observed being improperly thawed; accumulation of lime and mineral deposits on cabinet in ware washing machine; dishwasher running at improper sanitizer levels; fried wonton wrappers observed being stored in cardboard boxes in kitchen; plastic bags that previously held cabbage observed being used to store food in walk-in freezer; heavy accumulation of grease spillage observed on prep table next to deep fat fryers; dried food splatter observed inside microwave; in-use food prep utensils and pots observed with hardened food debris; food debris observed on floor throughout kitchen; and lack of soap at hand wash sink in kitchen.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Imperial Gourmet, 227 Pauline Dr.

Logan's Roadhouse Restaurant, 2180 York Crossing Dr.

McDonald's, 6250 W. Manchester Mall

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


Maple Donuts, 204 A St. Charles Way


Regular inspections

Little People, 3340 Grandview Road, Hanover

Natural Choices, 2241 Industrial Hwy

Ore Valley Elementary School, 2620 Springwood Road

Perkins Restaurant, 300 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Royal Farms, 101 Carlisle St., Hanover

Self Serve Beverage Inc., 4 Kent Road

Tourist Inn, 671 W. Market St., Hellam Township

York County School of Technology, 2179 S. Queen St.

York Township Elementary School, 2500 S. Queen St.

Arby's, 409 Lucks Road

Bricker's, 2100 Monroe St.

Bruster's, 1 Tristan Dr., Dillsburg

Citizen's Hose Company, 109 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Friendly's, 423 Loucks Road

Paradise Elementary School, 6923 Lincoln W. Hwy, Thomasville

Rambler Inn, 6600 Lincoln W. Lincoln Hwy, Thomasville

St. Rose of Lima School, 115 N. Biesecker Road, Thomasville

Brushtown Athletic Association, 5603 Hanover Road, Hanover

Cafe Roosevelt, 2350 Freedom Way

Midway Ambulance Service, 202 Linden Ave., Hanover

Miscreation Brewing Company, 6 Center Square, Hanover

Big Mike's Crab House & Grill, 100 High St., Hanover

Red Lion Fraternal Home, 323 W. Broadway, Red Lion

S&S Produce, 328 E. Broadway, Red Lion

West Manheim Elementary School, 2000 Baltimore St., Hanover

Amy's Custom Cakery, 83 W. Canal St., Dover

Dallastown Area Senior High School, 700 New School Lane, Dallstown

Fox's Pizza Den, 2150 Palomino Road, Dover

Hake's Grocery, 898 E. Canal Road, Dover

Jackson School, 177 Jackson St.

McKinley School, 600 Manor St.

Ruby Tuesday, 255 St. Charles Way

Subway, 2148 Palomino Road, Dover

Angelo's Pizza and Subs, 145 Glen Dr., Manchester

Bubba D's Pizza & Wings, 2230 S. Queen St.

Corner Stable, 2575 S. Queen St.

Isaac's Deli, 235 Pauline Dr.

Touch of Italy, 80 W. Market St., Hellam Township

WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital Cafeteria, 55 Monument Road

Wrightsville Steam fire Engine Hose Company, 125 S. Second St., Wrightsville