FOOD INSPECTIONS: 3 York County establishments out of compliance

David Weissman
  • Parma Pizza and Grill on Haines Road ruled out of compliance for third time since March 2014.

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 Feb. 10-16.


Regular inspections:

Parma Pizza and Grill, 1041 Haines Road, 14 violations

Action: Violations included foods not being date marked; food manager's certificate expired; employee's open beverage observed in food prep area; food employee observed without proper hair restraints; plastic cups used to dispense products; foods in pizza make table observed held at improper temperature; time being used instead of temperature to control ready-to-eat pizzas; food thermometers improperly scales; facility has no sanitizer test strips; loose rubber gaskets observed on reach-in cooling unit; fountain machine ice chute observed with black and pink mold-like residue; pizza oven shovels improperly stores; and hand wash sink in kitchen does not have single-use paper towels.

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

Cobblestones Restaurant and Sports Emporium, 205 S. George St., 23 violations

Action: Violations included working container of sanitizer stored on same shelf as food equipment; failed to post valid food employee certification in easy-to-see location; fruit flies observed in several bottles of liquor; food observed slimy, spoiled and moldy in walk-in cooling unit; foods improperly labeled; single-use cups being used as scoops; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; chicken held at improper temperature; racks in walk-in cooler are rusted; facility has no sanitizer test strips; accumulation of ice build up in cooling unit; hand wash sink in women's restroom inoperable; temperature measuring devices not properly calibrated; microwave and can opener blade observed with food residue; old food stored in prep table bins; several dirty dishes stored with clean dishes; several cups stored at soda machine found with mouth prints; kitchen equipment observed with accumulation of dust, dirt and food residue; floor of walk-in cooling unit observed dirty; outer areas of condiment bottles with food residue accumulations; cleaned utensils exposed to hand contact when retrieved by employees; single-use lids stored in kitchen area observed dirty; no hot water available in restrooms; no waste receptacle provided at hand wash sink in kitchen; paper towel dispensers empty at hand wash sinks; soap unavailable at hand wash sinks; toilet paper not available at women's restroom; ceiling tiles observed with water damage; floor damaged in employee restroom; facility's floors extremely dirty and sticky throughout; old, unused equipment stored in kitchen areas; and roof is leaking water with buckets collecting water.

Wingate Hotel, 105 State St., 6 violations

Action: Violations included facility using chlorine sanitizer at extremely high concentration; yogurt cups held at improper temperature; food thermometer not properly scaled; and box fan used to dry floor observed with heavy accumulation of static dust.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Forbidden City Chinese Restaurant, 3147 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion


Wendy's, 75 E. Forrest Ave., Shrewsbury


Mickey's Wholesale Pizza, 120 North St.

New Owner:

The Yorktowne Hotel, 48 W. Market St.


Regular inspections

Texas Roadhouse, 1510 Mt. Zion Road

Wyndham Garden, 2000 Loucks Road

Baresville Elementary School, 135 Sanford Ave., Hanover

Clearview Elementary School, 801 Randolph St., Hanover

Conewago Township Elementary School, 1189 W. Elm Ave., Hanover

Hanover Senior High School, 403 Moul Ave., Hanover

Hanover Street School, 101 E. Hanover St., Hanover

South Western High School, 200 Bowman Road, Hanover

Subway, 180 Leaders Heights Road

Walmart Supercenter, 698 Shrewsbury Commons Ave., Shrewsbury

Brothers Pizza of Hanover, 1101 York St., Hanover

Primo Pizza Express, 2 W. Main St., Windsor Township

Silver Lake Inn, 1295 Lewisberry Road, Lewisberry

Valley Green Beverage, 20 Newberry Commons, Newberry Township

Valley View Elementary School, 850 Southern Road

York Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Dr.

York Suburban Senior High School, 1800 Hollywood Dr.