FOOD INSPECTIONS: 5 York County establishments out of compliance

David Weissman, 505-5431/@DispatchDavid
  • Valley Green Golf Course ruled out compliance for fourth time in two years.
  • Primanti Bros, in York Township, hit with violations including mold on soda gun and in ice machine.
  • Sunoco employee observed washing hands without soap, but no soap available — also a violation.

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 June 15-21.


Regular inspections:

Valley Green Golf Course, 1227 Valley Green Road, Newberry Township, 14 violations

Action: Violations included employees are not trained in food safety; storage of toxic substances next to drinking ice and condiments; sanitizing solution observed at toxic level; food employees observed without proper hair restraints; celery stored directly on top of raw beef; bag of onion stored directly on floor; refrigerator operating at improper temperature; no thermometer present for ensuring proper temperatures in refrigerator or dishwasher; warewashing operation specification unreadable; refrigerator observed with liquid leaking under fan unit; glass washer behind the bar not dispensing sanitizer; dried, hardened food splatter observed on splash guard; and dishes being stored on floor in basement kitchen.

Note: This is the fourth time this establishment has been ruled out of compliance since June 2014.

Primanti Bros, 2151 S. Queen St., York Township, 10 violations

Action: Violations included cases of battered shrimp, dough balls and other food observed stored directly on floor in walk-in freezer; hoppers of bulk dry goods observed stored directly beside food prep sink without a barrier to protect food; employee purses and aprons observed on boxes of sliced breads that were not sealed or closed; employee items stored on food storage shelving; tea bags and packets of coffee stored directly under hand washing sink waste water pipe; food employees not using sanitizer test strips; soap dispenser at hand washing sinks in kitchen and bar areas repaired with tape; sanitizing solution at warewash sink below necessary level; food containers, lids and squeeze bottles stored as clean observed with labels and label residue; cutting blade of table-mounted can opener observed with food residue; soda gun sprayer head in bar area observed with black mold-like residue; interior ceiling of ice machine observed with black mold-like residue; interior ceiling of vegetable bain-marie observed with food residue; accumulation of dirt, debris, utensils and tools on top of dishwasher; clean tongs and other utensils stored hanging from shelving that is subject to splash from use of sink; utensils stored on shelf directly under pipes, wires and mechanical equipment; clean dish racks observed stored on floor in dishwashing area; no sign at hand wash sink in bar area or kitchen reminding employees to wash hands; and mops not being hung to air dry.

Nonno's Original Italian Pizza, 825 N. U.S. Route 15, Dillsburg, 4 violations

Action: Violations included dried food residue observed on blade of table-mounted can opener; accumulation of static dust observed in hood filters above oven; facility does not have hand wash sink in the kitchen area; and missing light shield observed in kitchen area.

Other-than-regular inspections:


New Eastern Market, 201 Memory Lane, 2 violations

Action: Violations included person in charge does not demonstrate adequate knowledge of state food code; and many vendors advised to and are disposing of waste water in shared three basin sink, which is improper practice.

New ownership:

Sunoco, 2161 S. Queen St., York Township, 15 violations

Action: Violations included windshield washing fluid, motor oil and cleaning supplies stored above and with beef jerky, soda cups, lids and carry-out food bags; food employee observed not using soap while washing hands; milk observed for sale past sell-by date; squeeze bottles not properly labeled; apples not being properly washed; wiping cloths on food prep table not stored in sanitizer solution; cases of frozen foods observed stored directly on floor; display of apples without sneeze guards; prepackaged sandwiches improperly labeled; plastic flap on shake machine observed with food residue; interior ceiling of microwave observed with food debris; soda machine ice chute observed with black and pink mold-like residue; clean utensils hanging from hooks and touching unclean wall; sandwich wraps stored uncovered; food residue observed in hand wash sink; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; and soap not available at hand wash sink in deli area.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Royal Farms, 3120 Carlisle Road, Dover


Firehouse Wok, 913 Broad St., Delta

Genova's on the Go, 1 Smith Station Road, Hanover

Hickory Falls Family Center, 1 Smith Station Road, Hanover

Lombardo's, 1 Smith Station Road, Hanover

JJ Panda, 112 Pauline Dr.

K & K Coffee, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover

New Ownership:

Sunoco, 313 S. Route 15, Dillsburg


Jim Mack's Ice Cream, 5745 Lincoln Hwy


Regular inspections:

Country Corner Restaurant, Carlisle Road, Wellsville

Aunt Lydia's Pretzels, 201 Memory Lane

Breneman's, 201 Memory Lane

Byer's Butterfly Bakery, 201 Memory Lane

Firehouse Subs, 310 Town Center Dr.

Fitzkee's Candy, 201 Memory Lane

Haar's Drive-in Theatre, 185 Logan Road, Dillsburg

Kenmar Farms, 201 Memory Lane

Kramer at Market, 201 Memory Lane

Miss Karen's Konfections, 201 Memory Lane

Paul Sensenig, 201 Memory Lane

Royal Manchester Golf Links, 5700 Board Road, Mount Wolf

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 S. Main St., Spring Grove

Utz Potato Chips, 201 Memory Lane

Airville Volunteer Fire Company, 3576 Delta Road, Airville

Bricker's Famous French Fries, 1 Smith Station Road, Hanover

Ice Cream Express, 31 Berlin St., Codorus

Joe Bury's Famous Hamburgers, 1117 Kunnel Lane

McGregor's Garden, 1649 Broadway, Hanover

Route 30 Seafood, 6486 W. Lincoln Hwy, Thomasville

Savory's Pumpkin Funnel Cakes, 1810 Marigold Road

Sensenig's, 1 Smith Station Road, Hanover

Shumans Concessions, 1 Smith Station Road, Hanover

Beer Mongers, 300 S. Queen St., Dallastown

Turkey Hill, 346 W. Broadway, Red Lion

Bob's Beer and Soda, 120 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Camp Tuckahoe, 400 Tuckahoe Road, Dillsburg

Dollar General, 3746 Centennial Road, Hanover

Starbucks, 2599 S. Queen St.

Tapenade Bistro, 2509 S. Queen St.

Utz Snack Shack, 900 High St., Hanover