FOOD INSPECTIONS: 4 York County establishments out of compliance

David Weissman
  • South York Diner was ruled out of compliance for the fourth time since October 2013.
  • Bella Vista Pizza, in York City, was ruled out of compliance before opening.
  • Violations at Wendy's on E. Market St. included storing a spatula in a container of bacon grease.

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 March 9-15.


Regular inspections:

South York Diner, 2149 S. Queen St., 10 violations

Action: Violations included employee's open beverage container observed in short order prep area; electric food slicer observed unclean; ready-to-eat foods not being date marked; improper materials used as non-food contact surfaces; equipment not maintained in good repair; grease spillage observed on floors under and behind fryers and grill; plastic wrap being stored under paper towel dispenser at hand wash sink; doors in basement not closed tightly; and power tool stored on top of bags of powdered sugar.

Note: This is the fourth time this restaurant has been ruled out of compliance since Oct. 2013.

Wendy's, 2802 E. Market St., 13 violations

Action: Violations included employee's open beverage container observed in grill area; ice scoop stored in ice; spatula stored in container of bacon grease; soda fountain cups, lids and straws stored beside working trash cans; food employee observed without proper hair restraints; time being used instead of temperature to control sliced cheese; temperature measuring device is inaccurate; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; accumulation of static dust observed on fan guards in walk-in cooler; and original food certificate not conspicuous for public viewing.

Taco Bell, 1090 Carlisle St., Hanover, 12 violations

Action: Violations included non-food contact surfaces not cleaned frequently enough; food debris found above tortilla warming unit; clean items stored near rungs of roof access ladder; black and brown slime layer observed on interior of ice shoot; black slime layer found along exterior of ice shoot; single-use cups stored directly below dusty fan unit; clean food equipment stored wet; outdoor storage area for waste has fat residue, trash and pooling water on ground; nails used at sink wall; static dust found directly above food contact surfaces; lid to outside grease receptacle is propped open; original food certificate not conspicuous for public viewing; and no procedure in place for employees to follow when responding to event involving vomit or fecal matter discharge.

Other-than-regular inspections:


Bella Vista Pizza, 600 Chestnut St., 9 violations

Action: Violations included food storage containers not labeled properly; no utensil racks; dirty knife observed stored with clean utensils; manual can opener observed with food residue; clean food equipment stored wet; hot water heater not producing enough hot water; soap unavailable at hand wash sink; non-food contact shelving near oven is not easily cleanable; hand wash sink in kitchen and bathroom does not have hot enough water; and rear door in kitchen has gap.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Burger King, 1160 Carlisle St., Hanover

Weis Markets, 860 Carlisle St., Hanover

Great Wall, 351 Loucks Road

Yesteryear Cafe, 441 Pine St., Hanover


Farm to Freezer York, 12 E. Seventh Ave.

Nana's Oven, 380 W. Market St.

Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, 3299 N. Susquehanna Trail

Revonah Pretzel, 507 Baltimore St., Hanover

Exquisite Food in Mind, 37 W. Clarke Ave.

Just Cupcakes, 24 W. Philadelphia St.

Oliver and Co., 37 W. Clarke Ave.

New ownership:

Susquehanna Speedway, 690 York Road, York Haven


Leg Up Farmers Market, 3100 N. George St.


Regular inspections:

Bay City Seafood, 110 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Fairview Elementary School, 480 Lewisberry Road, New Cumberland

Leg Up Farm, 4880 N. Sherman St., Mount Wolf

McDonalds, 350 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Soaring Heights School, 4880 N. Sherman St., Mount Wolf

York Haven Elementary School, 360 Cassel Road, York Haven

Fiesta Mexico Mexican Restaurant, 2820 E. Market St.

Kennies Market, 440 N. Main St., Spring Grove

Longhorn Steak House, 20 Wilson Road, Hanover

River Rock Academy, 149 E. College Ave., Spring Grove

Spring Grove Elementary School, 1450 Roth Church Road, Spring Grove

Starlight Diner, 1177 Carlisle St., Hanover

Subway, 2516 Eastern Blvd

Subway, 2801 E. Market St.

An Early Elegance, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

Aunt Bee's Candies, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

Country Kitchen Candy, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

Dave and Martha Tuckey Fruit, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

Hughes Meats, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

McGregor's Garden, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

Arby's, 891 N. U.S. Route 15, Dillsburg

Infinito's. 1000 Carlisle St., Hanover

Myers' Meats and Grocery, 600 Third St., Hanover

Pizza Hut, 1150 Carlisle St., Hanover

Range End Country Club, 303 Golf Club Ave., Dillsburg

Taco Bell, 2411 E. Market St.

Walgreens, 2350 E. Market St.

All About Brownies, 37 W. Clarke Ave.

Arby's, 1340 S. Baltimore St., Hanover

BBQ Cup, 37 W. Clarke Ave.

Brother Floyd's, 27 W. Clarke Ave.

Creations by Gale, 37 W. Clarke Ave.

Dallastown Area Middle School, 700 New School Lane, Dallastown

Dallastown Area Senior High School, 700 New School Lane, Dallastown

Global Cafe, 37 W. Clarke Ave.

Valley Green Golf Course, 1227 Valley Green Road, Newberry Township

Hufnagle's Hotel Hanover, 15 Center Square, Hanover

New Dawn Enterprises, 188 Vegas Dr., Hanover

No. 1 Szechuan, 639 Lombard St., Red Lion

Roburritos, 201 Memory Lane

Sharmini's Kitchen, 37 W. Clarke Ave.

Sunday Dinner Bistro Catering, 37 W. Clarke Ave.

West Manheim Little People DS, 71 Fairview Dr., Hanover

Word of Mouth Cupcakes, 37 W. Clarke Ave.

YorKitchen, 37 W. Clarke Ave.