FOOD INSPECTIONS: 2 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. 29- Dec. 5.


Regular inspections:

Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill, 1301 Kenneth Road, 11 violations

Action: Violations included in-use spatula stored on hood system pipe; in-use tongs stored on table under sauce station; sauces and dressings stored directly under paper towel dispenser; cole slaw, tartar sauce and other sauces stored at improper temperature; loose or broken door handles on cook and hold unit; accumulation of frozen condensate observed in walk-in cooler and freezer; pipes observed with grease; underside of fountain soda dispenser observed with food residue; underside of heat lamp observed with food residue; oven observed with encrusted grease and soil accumulation; single-use food bowls stored uncovered; floor in walk-in cooler made of tile that is cracked; floor drain outside walk-in cooler extremely dirty; and heavy accumulation on grease and static dust on ceiling vent covers.

Note: This is the second time this restaurant has been ruled out of compliance since July 2015.

Other-than-regular inspections:


New Emerald Garden, 564 Shrewsbury Commons Ave., Shrewsbury, 3 violations

Action: Violations included food stored in trash cans and soiled cardboard boxes; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; and five deceased roaches observed in rear kitchen area but facility has no pest control program.

Note: This is the second time this restaurant has been ruled out of compliance since April 2015.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Iron Horse York, 1 W. Market St.

Little Elephant, 3609 E. Market St.

K & D Grocery, 700 S. Queen St.

Royal Farms, 933 Broad St. Ext., Delta


Blue Koi, 805 Baltimore St., Hanover


Wings to Go, 1590 Kenneth Road

General Robert C. Lee's Spring Grove Hotel, 128 S. Main St., Spring Grove

Four Points by Sheraton, 1650 Toronita St.

Weis Markets, 2160 White St.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 1800 Loucks St.


Regular inspections:

Beef Jerky Outlet, 351 Loucks Road

Big Apple Bagels, 586 Shrewsbury Commons, Shrewsbury

Indian Rock Elementary School, 1500 Indian Rock Dam Road

Little Run Lodge, 961 Richland Ave.

Spart's Den at York College, 414 Country Club Road

Sushi Do at York College, 414 Country Club Road

VFW Post No. 6771, 22 Franklin St., Dillsburg

York Country Day School, 1071 Country Club Road

Friendship Hose Co. 1, 72 S. Main St., Spring Grove

Nashville Volunteer Fire Company, 116 Nasheville Blvd., Spring Grove

Windy Hill on the Campus, 1472 Roth's Church Road, Spring Grove

Caputo Brothers Creamery, 245 N. Main St., Spring Grove

Paradise Elementary School, 6923 Lincoln W. Hwy., Thomasville

R A Concessions, 8290 Harmony Grove Road, Wellsville

River Rock Academy, 149 E. College Ave. Ext., Spring Grove

The Victorian Parlor, 46-48 S. Main St., Spring Grove

Subway, 2186 White St.

Treasa's Pizza and Subs, 2564 Delta Road, Brogue

Domino's Pizza, 548 S. Main St., Shrewsbury

Jimmy Jax Mobile, 5050 Carlisle Road, Dover

Rite Aid, 2901 Carlisle Road, Dover

Roosevelt Shell, 1108 Roosevelt Ave.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom