FOOD INSPECTIONS: 3 York County establishments out of compliance
- 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.
OUT OF COMPLIANCE
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.
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.
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.
Vincenzo's Place, 2509 S. George St.
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.