FOOD INSPECTIONS: 3 York County establishments out of compliance

One restaurant was ruled out of compliance for the fifth time in less than two years.

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. 27-Feb. 2.


Regular inspections:

Kelly's Inn, 1906 N. Sherman St., 9 violations

Action: Violations included ammonia tablets stored on same shelving as drink mixers in storage area; general purpose cleaners stored on same shelving as liquor bottles behind the bar; cleaning agents stored next to crab hammers; an employee observed without proper hair restraints; rusting shelving observed in walk-in refrigerator; unused broiler observed in kitchen covered with aluminum foil; kitchen cabinet drawers observed in disrepair; frozen liquid condensate observed leaking into plastic pans in walk-in freezer; dishwasher observed at improper sanitizing levels; ware washing machine observed at improper sanitizing levels; fluorescent lights over food prep area not shielded; and no single-use paper towels or hand wash sign at dining room hand wash sink.

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar, 1211 Haines Road, 13 violations

Action: Violations included loose and torn rubber door gaskets observed in freezer; ware washing equipment observed with build up of filth and food residue; ware washing machine observed at improper sanitizing levels; refrigeration units observed with accumulation of dust, dirt and food residue; floors under tables and equipment in kitchen observed unclean; old food residue observed in hand wash sink; large amount of standing water observed in water heater room; standing water observed under refrigerator and soda fountain machine; lights not shatter proof over steamer table; metal door in keg cooler area has a gap; no sign posted at hand wash sink reminding employees to wash hands; paper towel dispenser empty at hand wash sink in kitchen; soap not available at hand wash sink in bar area; no single-use paper towels at hand wash sink in bar; floor tiles observed cracked and broken under oven; wall in storage area is broken; water heater room extremely dirty and dusty; and employee sweatshirt observed between stack of clean sheet pans.

Note: This is the fifth time this restaurant has been out of compliance since July 2014.

Other-than-regular inspections:


China One, 2146 Palamino Road, Dover, 9 violations

Action: Violations included cigarette butts and ashtray found under food prep table in kitchen; food employee observed eating while breading food in fryer area; baking soda, flour, sugar and rice stored with no covering; raw animal foods stored above ready-to-eat foods in walk-in cooler; food utensils stored in improper water temperature; single-use cans and plastic bowls used as scoops; wet wiping cloths observed in grill area; frozen beef stored directly on floor in kitchen area; chicken and beef being thawed using unapproved methods; ware washing sink used for food prep, thawing or cleaning wiping cloths; no sign at hand wash sink reminding employees to wash hands; and no single-use paper towels at hand wash sink in kitchen area.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Burger King, 2199 White St.

Shallow Brook Intermediate School, 213 S. Hartman St., Manchester

Parma Pizza & Grill, 220 Maple St., Manchester

Rivertown Restaurant, 960 Hellam St., Wrightsville

South York Diner, 2149 S. Queen St.


Red Lion VFW Post No. 1146, 815 S. Main St., Red Lion

New owner:

Pretzels Plus at Hanover Mall, 1155 Carlisle St., Hanover


Regular inspections

Big Fat Daddy's, 300 Shady Lane, Manchester

Wolfgang Operations, 50 E. Fourth Ave.

Northeastern Senior High School, 300 High St., Manchester

Orendorf Elementary School, 101 S. Hartman St., Manchester

Arby's, 497 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Burning Bridge Tavern, 108 Hellam St., Wrightsville

Starbuck's, 303 Arsenal Road

Amelia's Grocery Outlet, 1244 Greensprings Dr.

Dollar Tree, 1071 Haines Road

Markle Intermediate School, 225 Bowman Road, Hanover

The Nutrition Group, 5 Interchange Place

Park Hills Elementary School, 137 W. Granger St., Hanover

Turkey Hill, 5 Fuhrman Mill Road, Hanover