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 Dec. 27- Jan. 2.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Boardwalks, 601 Lombard Road, Red Lion, 12 violations

Action: Violations included wiping cloths in sanitizing solution at toxic level; grill cook observed scratching head with gloved hands and not change gloves or wash hands; food employee observed wearing watch; food employee's open can of Red Bull observed in kitchen; cracked eggs stored on top of turkey; raw ground beef stored on top of seafood in walk-in refrigerator; employee observed slicing tomatoes for use without washing first; pizza sauce stored directly on floor; food stored at improper temperature; soiled pots and pans stored directly on floor under grill; no cooking thermometers available; and clean dish racks stored directly on floor.

New ownership:

Subway at Walmart, 495 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover, 6 violations

Action: Violations included plastic door on pretzel hot hotl unit observed chipped or cracked; inside of microwave observed with old, encrusted food residue; slicer soiled with old food residue; clean food equipment stored in wet manner; hand wash sink blocked and not accessible for employees; floor, counts, shelving and all front area observed extremely dirty and dusty; rear caulking of sink soiled with black and pinking slimy residue; and ceiling fan heavily soiled with static dust.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Poor George's Catering, 714 Quaker Circle, Lewisberry


McDonald's, 3141 Carlisle Road, Dover

MOD Pizza, 370 Town Center Dr.


Rutter's, 1090 Old Trail Road, Newberry Township


Regular inspections:

Sacred Heart Parish Center, 1031 Sprenkle Road, Spring Grove

D & K Surplus Grocery, 757 Delta Road, Red Lion

Good 2 Go, 500 E. Main St., Dallastown

Saubel's Shurfine Market, 8 Ballast Ln., Stewartstown

Jobeef's Mill House, 106 Mill St., Fawn Grove

Little Caesar's Pizza, 2058 S. Queen St.

Manchester Shell, 4345 N. George St. Ext., Manchester

McDonald's, 4245 N. George St., Ext., Manchester

Nittany Pizza, 2073 Springwood Road

No. 1 Szechuan Chinese, 14625 Mount Airy Road, Shrewsbury

Sweet Frog, 2071 Springwood Road

Walmart, 495 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover