FOOD INSPECTIONS: 1 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 Nov. 15-28.


Regular inspections:

Tokyo Nichi, 2899 Whiteford Road, York Township, 25 violations

Action: Violations included no procedure for employees to follow when responding to event involving vomit or fecal matter discharge within facility; no certified person on site or available by phone; person in charge gave incorrect responses to food safety questions; employee observed not following proper hand washing procedure; employee's open beverage container observed over food prep sink; raw chicken displayed next to and above raw beef; raw chicken stored above ready-to-eat sauces; foods not properly labeled; utensils and equipment being used in contact with food without being properly cleaned; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; cooked noodles stored in warewashing sink; salt and pepper packets stored directly under waste water pipe; food prep area under cracked and broken light shield; no available sanitizer test strips; using manual warewashing sink without prior approval; employee observed using warewashing sink without sanitizing first; fountain soda nozzles observed with heavy accumulation of mold-like residue; piping observed with heavy accumulation of dripping grease; upper inner portion of ice machine observed with black mold-like residue; mixer observed with heavy accumulation of food residue; exterior surfaces of all equipment, walls and floors observed with accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and debris; no sanitizer used when cleaning equipment and utensils; using non-approved material on waste water line in food prep area; hand wash sink used for reasons other than hand washing; no sign at hand wash sink reminding employees to wash hands; paper towel dispensers empty at hand wash sinks; soap dispenser improperly installed at hand wash sinks; old, dirty slicer stored on floor in rear of kitchen; and mops not being hung to air dry.

Other-than-regular inspections:


Lee's Diner, 4320 W. Market St., 4 violations

Action: Violations included loose rubber door gaskets on kitchen cooling units; sanitizing solution in warewash sink not at proper ammonia concentration; interior ceiling of ice machine observed with food residue; and plumbing system not maintained in good repair.

Note: This is the third time this restaurant has been ruled out of compliance in 2016 and sixth time since March 2015. The department noted 36 violations in its initial inspection on Nov. 7.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Dunkin Donuts, 1039 Baltimore St., Hanover


Goldsboro Fireman's Club, Railroad and Zeigler, Newberry Township


Interstate 81, 5220 Susquehanna Trail


Regular inspections:

Aunt Lydia's, 12025 S. Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock

McDonald's, 133 Leader Heights Road

Panera Bread, Shrewsbury

Save a Lot, 1045 Mount Rose Ave.

Shelly's Restaurant, 36 N. Front St., York Haven

Aunt Lydia's Pretzels, 440 Copenhaffer Road

Hoss's Steak and Sea House, 1180 Carlisle Pike, Hanover

Jacquelyn's Bakeshop and Cafe, 1785 Baltimore Pike, Hanover

Kickin Kadilak's Bar and Grill, 19 S. Front St., York Haven

San Marcos Restaurant, 14 W. Chestnut St., Hanover

Sheetz, 1841 Baltimore Pike, Hanover

Toomey Auction Center, 240 Hatchery Road

Z & D Fries, 220 Copenhaffer Road

Bamboo Express, 2899 Whiteford Road

McDonald's, 2899 Whiteford Road

Original Italian Pizza, 5 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Stewartstown

Patch's Poultry and Quality Meats, 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock

Saladworks, 2899 Whiteford Road

VFW Post No. 7046, 25 N. Main St., Stewartstown

Adams County Winery, 1649 Broadway, Hanover

Artisans & Oak, 1649 Broadway St., Hanover

Aunt Rachel's Soft Pretzels, 1649 Broadway, Hanover

The Cafe at OSS, 1855 Powder Mill Road

Dawg Gone Bees, 1649 Broadway, Hanover

Domino's Pizza, 3927 E. Market St.

Hoss's Steak and Sea House, 3610 E. Market St.

Market Street Deli, 3755 E. Market St.

Spring Grove Area Intermediate School, 4621 Roth Church Road, Spring Grove

Spring Grove Middle School, 244 Old Hanover Road, Spring Grove

Stoltzfus Deli, 1649 Broadway St., Hanover

Stoney Point JMC, 1649 Broadway, Hanover

Dunkin Donuts, 391 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Five Below, 2825 Concord Road

Giant Food, 275 Pauline Dr.

Hickory Falls Family Center, 110 Hickory Lane, Hanover

Hissho Sushi, 275 Pauline Dr.

Mazie Gable Elementary School, 100 E. Prospect St., Red Lion

Nell's Family Market, 2720 S. Queen St.

St. Joseph School, 271 E. Main St., Dallastown

Chili's Grill and Bar, 1295 Carlisle Road

Citizen's Volunteer Fire Co., 171 S. Market St., Fawn Grove

Dollar General, 18 Rich Lynn Dr., Delta

Green Food Market, 255 S. George St.

Paulus Orchards, 522 E. Mount Airy Road, Dillsburg

Square Bean Coffee House, 1 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

West York Sandwich House, 2301 W. Market St.