FOOD INSPECTIONS: 2 York County establishments out of compliance

David Weissman

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 May 11-17.


Regular inspections:

Super Softee, Mobile Unit, York Haven, 10 violations

Action: Violations included a working container of chemicals stored above food; ice cream sandwiches stored open with no covering; food storage containers not properly labeled; food employee not using sanitizer test strips; single-use grocery bag re-used for food storage; clean service items stored uncovered; no sign at hand wash sink reminding employees to wash hands; certification not posted in conspicuous location; and no procedure for employees to follow when responding to vomiting or fecal events.

Round the Clock Diner East, 145 Memory Lane, 10 violations

Action: Violations included open case of silicone sealant tubes observed over dry foods in storage room; coffee cup used as food dispensing utensil in bulk salt; food not being date marked; hood system in cook line not adequate to remove heat and grease; pans, lids and containers stored as clean observed with sticky residue; outdoor grease waste unit extremely dirty; no sign at hand wash sink reminding employees to wash hands; dirt and pink and black slimy substance observed at slop sink; puddled soda syrup observed under bag in storage shelving; and ceiling vent covers observed with accumulation of static dust and grease.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Delta Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 533 Main St., Delta

Eberly's Smoked Meats, 1041 Richmond Road, Windsor


Red Land Senior High School, 560 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry

Jimmy John's, 2058 S. Queen St.

New ownership:

Rita's Water Ice, 3000 E. Market St.


West Side Cafe, 594 W. King St.


Regular inspections:

Graham Aquatic Center, 543 N. Newberry St.

Mezzogiorno, 34 W. Philadelphia St.

Dunkin Donuts, 1312 N. George St., North York

The Heart of Sicily, 3186 N. George St., Emigsville

Kennard-Dale High School, 393 Main St., Fawn Grove

New Bethel United Methodist Church, 1485 Kunkles Mill Road, Lewisberry

PR's, 2350 N. George St.

Pretzel Lady, 113 S. Blettner Ave., Hanover

Roma's Delight, 2514 Delta Road, Brogue

Route 30 Seafood, 6486 W. Lincoln Hwy, Thomasville

South Eastern Intermediate School, 417 Main St., Fawn Grove

USA & I Pizza, 176 Newberry Commons, Newberry Township

Craley Community Fire Company, 73 New Bridgeville Road, Craley

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2185 Windsor Road, Windsor

Firehouse Subs, 2531 E. Market St.

York Haven Athletic Assocation, 2nd St., York Haven