FOOD INSPECTIONS: 1 York County establishment out of compliance

David Weissman
  • Golden Plate Diner: 14 violations, including mouse droppings found in cabinet under soda machine.

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 30- April 5.


Regular inspections:

Golden Plate Diner, 42 Robin Hood Dr., Newberry Township, 14 violations

Action: Violations included food ingredients improperly labeled; bowl without handle used to dispense sugar; soiled wiping cloth used to wipe off spatula in grill area; rusty metal and peeling paint on shelving throughout walk-in cooler and dry storage room; no thermometer in waitress area Pepsi holding cooler; old food debris observed in crevices of slicer and can opener blade; broken filters in hood system above grill area; grease and food debris observed on prep tables, grill, fryer and stove top; bowl containing flour observed on cook line with encrusted grease and soil accumulation; women's toilet does not provide covered waste receptacle; lids and side doors to dumpsters found open during inspection; food debris and trash observed on floor areas; old equipment observed around side of building; and mouse droppings found in cabinet under soda dispensing machine.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Crimson American Grill, 1839 S. Queen St.

McDonald's, 991 Carlisle St., Hanover

Aki Japanese Restaurant, 1150 Carlisle St., Hanover

Hanover Best Wok, 443 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover


Stewartstown Smokehouse and Beer Barn, 9A N. Hill St., Stewartstown


Leona's Cafe and Bakery, 5309 Lincoln Hwy W., Thomasville

Robin's Nest, 5309 Lincoln Hwy W., Thomasville

Coffee Shop of Hanover, 22 Carlisle St., Hanover

Happy Rambler Motorcycle Club, 4340 Hanover Road, Hanover


Regular inspections:

Cool Creek Golf Club, 300 Cool Creek Road, Wrightsville

The Crazy Tomato, 1738 Filbert St.

Eastern York Middle School, 746 Cool Creek Road, Wrightsville

Other Place, 10 S. Highland Ave.

Robins Nest Day Care and Preschool, 2498 W. Philadelphia St.

Roburrito's. 1277 W. Market St.

Rutter's, 201 Cool Springs Road, Wrightsville

Snow Barn, 125 Lightner Road

Wallace Elementary School, 2065 High St.

Wrightsville Sunoco, 802 Hellam St., Wrightsville

Burger King, 75 Robin Hood Dr., Newberry Township

Forbidden City Chinese Restaurant, 3147 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion

Fractured Prune, 640 Shrewsbury Commons, Shrewsbury

KFC-Taco Bell, 49 Robin Hood Dr., Newberry Township

Lions Pride Restaurant, 20 Dairyland Square, Red Lion

Mazie Gable Elementary School, 100 E. Prospect St., Red Lion

Rite Aid, 4 Ballast Lane, Stewartstown

Shrewsbury Elementary School, 331 S. Main St., Shrewsbury

Subway, 300 Bailey Dr., Stewartstown

Subway, 576 Shrewsbury Commons Ave., Shrewsbury

Gun Powder Falls, 1556 Elm Dr., New Freedom

Racehorse Tavern, 738 N. Biesecker Road, Thomasville

Bimbo Bakeries USA, 1851 Loucks Road

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 3013 E. Market St.

Mad Dash Concessions, 15 Springers Lane, New Cumberland

The Bistro, 183 Leaders Heights Road

El Ranchito Market, 227 High St., Hanover

IHOP, 2157 S. Queen St.

York County School of Technology, 2179 S. Queen St.

York Township Elementary School, 2500 S. Queen St.