FOOD INSPECTIONS: 1 York County establishment out of compliance

David Weissman
  • Alexanders Family Restaurant, in W. Manchester Twp, reported with 20 violations.

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 22-28.


Regular inspections:

Alexander's Family Restaurant, 840 Carlisle Road, West Manchester Township, 20 violations

Action: Violations included working containers of glass cleaner stored on same shelf as jelly packs; employee's open beverage container observed in hand washing sink area; raw shell eggs stored over ready-to-eat foods in walk-in cooler; storage containers improperly labeled; tongs observed hanging from cart handle; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; cole slaw not being date marked; numerous bus pans filled with dirty dishes stored directly on floor in warewashing area; towels being used to absorb liquid in bottom of under-counter refrigerator; soda gun holster observed with heavy accumulation of black and brown mold-like residue; interior ceiling of microwave observed with food residue; pans in kitchen area observed with encrusted grease and soil accumulation; non-food contact surfaces not cleaned frequently enough; no hand wash sink in bar area or food prep area; old food residue observed in hand wash sink; dirty mop water bucket emptied into pre-rinse sink; ceiling tile missing in the potato room; mops not being hung to air dry; purse and other personal belongings hanging on and with potatoes; and more than a dozen common house flies observed in food prep room.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Sunoco, 3167 Susquehanna Trail

Menges Mills Market, 5995 Colonial Valley Road, Spring Grove

Pub on the Trail, 3594 N. Susquehanna Trail


Home 2 Suites, 212 Pauline Dr.

Karen's Bake House, 380 W. Market St.

Emingee's Fastnachts and Coffee, 5309 Lincoln Hwy W., Thomasville


Regular inspections:

Grace United Methodist Church, 473 Plank Road, Shrewsbury

Myer's Salads, 34 W. Philadelphia St.

Rutter's, 2125 Susquehanna N. Trail

The Copper Crust Company, 34 W. Philadelphia St.

Thunder Ridge Vineyards, 932 Hill Top S. Dr., Spring Grove

Twin Pine Farm, 201 Memory Lane

3 Hogs BBQ, 50 N. Forney Ave., Hanover

Camp Cann-Edi-On, 870 Sheepbridge Road, York Haven

Dollar General, 4300 N. George St., Manchester

Manchester Cafe, 4302 N. George St., Manchester

Pleasant Hill Fire Company, 2941 Baltimore Pike, Hanover

Snyder's. 201 Memory Lane

Three Son's Market Stand, 201 Memory Lane

York Fish and Oyster Company, 201 Memory Lane

Mom's Bean Pie, 380 W. Market St.

Robert L. Godfrey, 380 W. Market St.

Wildside Foods, 5801 N. Salem Church Road, Dover

4-H Club, 771 Stoverstown Road

Miller's Barbecue, 555 Country Club Road

Penn York Investment, 745 New School Lane, Dallastown

Rutter's. 309 Seven Valleys Road

September House, 1251 W. King St.