FOOD INSPECTIONS: 2 ruled out of compliance

David Weissman
  • Ginza Japanese Restaurant, in Shrewsbury, fails its follow-up inspection; 7th failure since 2014.
  • Hannah Penn Middle School ruled out for not removing dead insects and spider webs in food storage.

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 Oct. 18-24.


Regular inspections:

Hannah Penn Middle School, 415 Boundary Ave., York City, 6 violations

Action: Violations included exposed food preparation under dripping condensation and subject to potential contamination; water condensation continually dripping near open cooking pots; hot water not working at sink at walk-in cooler unit; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; ceiling tiles damaged in kitchen and seating areas; dirty floor areas behind ovens in kitchen area; light fixtures observed with accumulation of static dust; ceiling tiles missing in seating area; black mold-like substance observed around walk-in cooler; spider webs observed at ceiling corners of dry food storage room; window sill areas in seating area observed dirty; accumulation of static dust observed on ceiling vents; and facility is not removing dead insects.

Other-than-regular inspections:


Ginza Japanese Restaurant, 616 Shrewsbury Commons, Shrewsbury, 8 violations

Action: Violations included raw chicken and eggs stored over raw beef in walk-in cooler; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; time used in lieu of temperature to control ready-to-eat foods; floor in walk-in cooler observed with hole and sinking in; hand wash sink in rear of facility does not have hot water; fly strip located in food prep area; and four live roaches observed in kitchen area.

Note: This is the seventh time this restaurant has been ruled out of compliance since Sept. 2014.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Dunkin Donuts, 3103 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion


Wetzels Market, 139 Manchester St., Glen Rock


Picalonga Sabor Tropical, 111 E. Princess St.

Barto's Naturals, 34 W. Philadelphia St.


Regular inspections:

Chick-fil-a, 14665 Mt. Airy Road, Shrewsbury

MOD Pizza, 370 Town Center Dr.

Rite Aid, 910 W. Broadway, Red Lion

River Beverage Co., 6436 Lincoln Hwy., Wrightsville

Rutter's. 179 W. Main St., Windsor

Sons of Sicily, 14645 Mt. Airy Road, Shrewsbury

BBQ Cup, 34 W. Philadelphia St.

J.R.'s Fresh Cut Fries, 34 W. Philadelphia St.

Little Sisters Kitchen Confections, 34 W. Philadelphia St.

Logos Academy, 250 W. King St.

York City Pretzel Company, 39 W. Market St.