FOOD INSPECTIONS: 3 York County establishments out of compliance

David Weissman
  • Walmart: unwrapped cupcakes stored under bug light.
  • Wellsville Farms: cell phone on cutting board.
  • York Union Rescue Mission: "excessive" amount of black mold near dishwasher.

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. 17-23.


Regular inspections:

Walmart, 2801 E. Market St., 13 violations

Action: Violations included first aid supplies and liquid soap stored in deli storage area beside condiments and food wraps; raw meat stored above ready-to-eat deli meats; packaged food stored directly on floor in walk-in freezer; unwrapped cupcakes stored directly under wall-mounted bug light; whipped cream held at improper temperature; water observed dripping off rusted screws onto exposed produce; employee who was washing dishes stated that she didn't know how to test sanitizer solution concentration; no available sanitizer test strips; temperature improper at rotisserie chicken merchandising area; warewashing equipment observed with filth and food residue; floor drain observed extremely dirty; wall observed broken; fan cover observed with heavy accumulation of static dust; and mops not being hung to air dry.

Wellsville Farms, 3425 Rosstown Road, Wellsville, 12 violations

Action: Violations included scoops stored in standing water; cell phone observed on cutting board; no sign posted informing customers to wash apples before consuming; prepackaged foods improperly labeled; no available sanitizer test strips; deeply scored cutting board observed in kitchen; bucket of sanitizer observed at improper level; food thermometers not calibrated; accumulation of spillage and residue observed under racks in walk-in cooler; several holes observed in wall behind deli slicer; and back door has gap.

Other-than-regular inspections:


York Union Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1968, 17 violations

Action: Violations included sanitation buckets stored directly next to food on prep table; food stored in freezer with no covering; raw meat stored above ready-to-eat food; food dispensing utensil stored in food without handle; wet wiping cloths not being stored in sanitizer solution; food item stored directly on floor in dish room area; food observed thawing with unapproved method; no sanitizer concentration detected for dishwasher; single-use aluminum pans being re-used; manual can opener observed with food residue; cooking equipment observed with accumulation of dust, dirt and food residue; microwave oven observed unclean; accumulation of static dust on fixtures above food prep table; no chemical sanitizer used equipment and utensils; clean trays stored on dirty surface; clean food equipment stored uncovered; floors observed dirty in kitchen area; and excessive amount of black mold-like substance observed along wall near dishwasher.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Crabby Jack's Seafood, 5309 Lincoln Hwy W., Thomasville

Hong Kong Buffet, 128 Newberry Parkway, Newberry Township

Kelly's Inn, 1906 N. Sherman St.


Allegro Wine Shoppe, 234 N. Front St., Wrightsville

Mel's Seafood and Produce, 2997 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion

Mai Franchising, 3100 N. George St.

New Owner:

Vincenzo's Place, 2509 S. George St.


Regular inspections:

Lindberg Academy, 329 S. Lindberg Ave.

Phineas Davis School, 300 Ogontz Dr.

Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar, 375 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Sheetz, 1191 Carlisle St., Hanover

Shiloh Family Restaurant, 2071 Carlisle St.

Subway, 852 U.S. Route 15 N., Dillsburg

Canadochly Evangelical, 4845 E. Prospect Road

Greek Super Foods, 201 Memory Lane

Hanover Middle School, Keagy Ave., Hanover

Marino's Pizza and Pasta House, 3595 E. Market St.

Paddock Restaurant, 3406 E. Market St.

Washington Street School, 301 Moul Ave., Hanover

Joy's Cafe, 221 W. Philadelphia St.

Round the Clock Diner, 222 Arsenal Road

Big Lots, 2980 Whiteford Road

Mt. Wolf Early LC, Sixth and Maple streets, Mount Wolf

Northeastern Middle School, 4855 Board Road, Manchester

Rutter's 1450 Mt. Zion Road

Spring Forge Intermediate School, 100 S. Hartman St., Manchester

Wings to Go, 3925 E. Market St.