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 23-29.


Regular inspections:

Little Caesar's, 854 N. U.S. Hwy 15, Dillsburg, 9 violations

Action: Violations included food employee observed not wearing proper hair restraint; accumulation of static dust observed in ceiling vents and hood above pizza oven; toilet room in kitchen does not have self-closing door; paper towel observed inside dough rounder in kitchen; caulking is black and needs to be replaced; several pizza racks in walk-in cooler observed with accumulation of residue; cold water at hand wash sink is not under pressure; insulation exposed inside walk-in cooler; and original food certificate not posted in location conspicuous for public viewing.


Other-than-regular inspections:


El Serrano, 3410 E. Market St.

Taco Bell, 1090 Carlisle St., Hanover

Texas Roadhouse, 179 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover


Sonic Drive-in, 290 Wilson Ave., Hanover

Subway, 2186 White St.


Moe's, 3013 E. Market St.


Regular inspections:

Rite Aid, 818 Route 15 N., Dillsburg

Alert Fire Co, P.O. Box 136, Emigsville

Children's Home of York, 1298 N. George St.

DJ's Tavern, 174 N St., Hanover

Early Learning Center, 101 Webster Ave.

Hardee's, 500 N. Main St., Spring Grove

Hayshire Elementary School, 2801 Hayshire Dr.

Himes Family Concessions, 5289 Twilight Lane

Our Family Stock Pot, 1 E. Walnut St., Hanover

Paradise Pizza Express, 4265 Susquehanna Trail

Trimmer Elementary School, 1900 Brenda Road

Wings to Go, 1590 Kenneth Road

York Learning Center, 300 E. 7th Ave.

Francesco's Pizza, 663 Wyndamere Road, Lewisberry

Reliance Cafe, 1413 W. Market St.

West York Area Senior High School, 1800 Bannister St.

West York Middle School, 1700 Bannister St.

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