FOOD INSPECTIONS: 4 York County establishments out of compliance

David Weissman
  • Toys and children's books indicate daycare being held in New China Kitchen food storage area.
  • Daycare area also serving as "potential rodent harborage" area in West Manchester restaurant.
  • Great Wall, with 19 violations, ruled out of compliance for third time since August 2013.

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. 24- March 1.


Regular inspections:

Burger King, 490 Loucks Road, 9 violations

Action: Violations included bulk ketchup stored next to working waste receptacle without required separation; improper material used as floor covering in walk-in freezer; fryers, microwave and plumbing not cleaned frequently; hood system doesn't adequately remove heat and grease; cleaned utensils observed in pans that are not clean; exposed insulation observed in ceiling over fryer station; heavy accumulation of dirt and dust observed on floor of prep line; and heavy accumulation of static dust observed on ceiling vents over cook line.

Dunkin Donuts, 1404 Baltimore St., Hanover, 9 violations

Action: Violations included food employees observed not wearing proper hair restraints; icing cart not clean; employee observed washing items without sanitizing; build-up of ice observed on floor of walk-in freezer; food employee observed wearing bracelet in  prep area; dried food observed on doughnut icing bins; label residue observed on food storage containers; brown, murky water observed inside ice scoop holder; smoothie machine observed with food residue; static dust build up observed on toaster ovens; and unused equipment stored in back prep room.

Great Wall, 351 Loucks Road, 19 violations

Action: Violations included restricted-use pesticide being applied in food facility; containers of food stored throughout kitchen area with no covering; rice spoon stored in water at improper temperature; large containers of breaded chicken and egg rolls observed cooling at room temperature; can opener observed with food residue; carry out bags stored directly on floor; clean pans stored directly on floor; ceiling tiles cracked, broken and missing in kitchen and storage closet area; bagged rice stored directly on floor; plastic grocery bags reused to cover bowl of cooked lo mein noodles in walk-in cooler; single-use bowls used as scoops in flour and rice; improper board used to line bottom shelf of prep table; handle of freezer cracked and repaired using improper materials; manual warewashing machine observed with heavy build up of filth and residue; non-food contact surfaced unclean throughout kitchen; old food residue observed in hand wash sink; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; bucket observed on bottom shelf collecting liquid waste from fan unit inside walk-in refrigerator; and paint peeling off rear kitchen wall.

Note: This is the third time this restaurant has been out of compliance since Aug. 2013.

New China Kitchen, 1500 N. George St., 21 violations

Action: Violations included raw chicken stored above drinks, condiments and vegetables in refrigerator; single-use bowls used as scoops in rice and flour; wet wiping cloths observed in cook line area not in sanitizer solution; exposed food prep observed under insect webbing; can opener cutting blade and interior of microwave observed with heavy accumulation of food residue; rice steamer observed with old dried rice on interior; accumulation of dust, dirt and food residue in kitchen area and back room on non-food contact surfaces; cardboard being used as floor covering in storage room; paper towel dispenser empty at hand wash sink; bottles of prescription medications observed on top shelf of refrigerator; toys, bed, blankets, children's books and personal items indicate daycare being performed in rear of kitchen also being used for food storage; food employees observed not wearing proper hair restraints; uncovered box of breading mixture stored on self with personal clothing in room being used as daycare; carrots stored directly on floor; opened bag of flour stored directly on floor; frozen chicken breast observed thawing on a bucket in kitchen at room temperature; broken rice steamer handle repaired using duct tape; warewashing equipment observed with build-up of filth and food residue; reusing cardboard box as breading pan; old food residue observed in hand wash sink; mops not being hung to air dry; potential rodent harborage areas observed in four rooms to rear of kitchen; and fan guards in walk-in cooler observed with heavy accumulation of static dust.


Other-than-regular inspections:


China One, 2146 Palamino Road, Dover


Johnny's Burgers & Malts, 111 E. Princess St.

Gift Riteway, 9 Dairyland Square, Red Lion


Dunkin Donuts, 391 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

China Wok, 2323 Carlisle Road


Regular inspections:

Northern Middle School, 650 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Byers Butterflake Bakery, 208 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

Golden Dragon, 200 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

Harners Bakery, 210 E. Chesnut St., Hanover

Hughes Deli, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

Hughes Snack Bar, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

Mose's Family Beef Jerky, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

Pretzel Lady, 208 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

Twin Bean, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

Wayne Nells, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

York Buffet, 2965 Concord Road

Eastern York High School, 720 Cool Creek Road, Wrightsville

Gary's Meat Locker, 236 Poplar St., Hanover

Cheddar's Casual Cafe, 1540 Toronita St.

Good to Go, 2131 S. Queen St.

Rutter's, 791 Delta Road, Red Lion