FOOD INSPECTIONS: 4 out of compliance

David Weissman
  • Four food facilities in York County ruled out compliance for total of 46 violations.
  • Black mold-like residue observed in or on ice machines in all four facilities.

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 August 10-16.


Regular inspections:

Dairy Queen, 110 Old York Road, New Cumberland, 13 violations

Action: Violations included foods not date marked; items not labeled correctly; toppings handles stored directly in food; caramel and milk powder stored directly on floor; sanitizer buckets at improper levels; can opener observed with food residue; soda nozzles observed with food residue; black mold-like residue observed on deflector plate of ice machine; knives stored dirty; accumulation of dirt and food debris on floors; single-use items stored directly on the floor; employees' personal items observed on packaged foods; ceiling tiles missing in storage room; wall in employee bathroom observed with a hole; and accumulation of static dust on the vents in the walk-in cooler.

John Wright Restaurant, 235 N. Front St., Wrightsville, 9 violations

Action: Violations included chlorine bleach stored on lid of ice sink; food kept at improper temperatures; drawer observed unable to be cleaned; food debris observed in ice machine; black mold-like substance observed in ice machine; food debris observed on cutting knife; bar mats stored in hand wash sink; and no sign at hand wash sink reminding employees to wash hands.

Central Pizza, 33 N. Main St., Red Lion, 8 violations

Action: Violations included food employees observed without proper hair restraints; bottle of drinking water stored in ice machine; eggs stored over ready-to-eat food; accumulation of food debris on the cutting blade; dark black mold-like growth inside ice machine; bottle of cleaning agent inside hand wash sink; 4-5 housefly insects observed in kitchen; and rear kitchen door propped open.

Gifford Pinchot Snack Bar, 2200 Rosstown Road, Lewisberry, 16 violations

Action: Violations included chlorox spray bottle stored on same shelf as kitchen equipment; employee observed washing hands at wrong sink; employees observed without proper hair restraints; cup of marinara sauce observed leaking on other cups of marinara sauce; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; lid of ceramic pot chipped; rust starting to form on shelves in walk-in cooler; temperature measuring device not readily accessible; no sanitizer test strips available; fryer baskets observed with food residue; ice cream machine observed with black mold-like residue; handles of reach-in cooler observed with greasy residue; accumulation of food debris on french fry cutter; accumulation of food splatter on inside of microwave; exterior door observed with gap; sliding screen window in kitchen has several holes; ceiling tile missing in kitchen area; hood filters observed with accumulation of grease; loose calking observed on hood system over deep fryers; and mops not being hung to air dry.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Parma Pizza and Grill, 1041 Haines Road


Road Hawg BBQ, 43 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Brian's Best BBQ, 22 Canadochly Circle

New ownership:

Mom's Diner, 5309 W. Lincoln Hwy, Thomasville


Subway, 31 W. Hanover St., Spring Grove

Moe's, 3013 E. Market St.

Darrenkamp's, 10 Newberry Commons, Newberry Township


Regular inspections:

Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 00 School St., Dallastown

Christ Lutheran Church, 00 S. School St., Dallastown

Dallastown Historical Society, 00 S. School St., Dallastown

Dallastown Recreation Committee, 00 S. School St., Dallastown

Delta Area Senior Center, 5 Pendyrus St., Delta

East Lincoln Lanes, 5761 Lincoln Hwy

George's Famous BBQ and Catering, 427 Pleasant Grove Road, Red Lion

Here's the Beef, 00 S. School St., Dallastown

Lion's Club, 00 S. School St., Dallastown

Marco's Pizza, 2150 White St.

Mr. Bill's Quality Seafood, 00 S. School St., Dallastown

Papa John's Pizza, 2148 White St.

Reeser's Soft Ice Cream, 880 Old Rossville Road, Lewisberry

Rita's, 00 S. School St., Dallastown

Roma Pizza, 00 S. School St., Dallastown

Spring Valley Park, 164 E. Main St., Fawn Grove

Wendy's, 2060 Springwood Road

Azteca Mexican Grill, 909 Grantley Road

Big Dippers Ice Cream, 2135 Baltimore Pike, Hanover

Dollar General, 5 Cinema Dr.

Hong Kong Chef, 2415 E. Market St.

Kissho Sushi, 970 S. George St.

La Pizzeria, 2131 Baltimore Pike, Hanover

Oyako Sushi, 3619 E. Market St.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4360 Board Road, Manchester

Trailway Speedway, 100 Speedway Lane, Hanover

Rita's, 1 Lewisberry Road, New Cumberland

Roburrito's, 397 W. Main St., Dallastown

Subway, 115 Glen Dr., Manchester

Subway, 120 Old York Road, New Cumberland

Wendy's, 3197 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion

Jerry's Great Valu, 1 Dairyland Square, Red Lion

Marcello's Pizza, 3149 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion

Turkey Hill, 2820 Carlisle Road