FOOD INSPECTIONS: 3 out of compliance

David Weissman
  • Three restaurants combine for 31 violations in out-of-compliance reports.
  • Jim Mack's Ice Cream, violations include pink slime and strips of dead flies.

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 Jan. 10-16.


Regular inspections:

Illiano's J & P Restaurant and Pizzeria, 1154 W. Elm Ave., Hanover, 7 violations

Action: Violations included foods not being date marked; food employees observed without proper hair restraints; employee observed touching cheese with bare hands; time used in lieu of temperature to control ready-to-eat foods; warewashing equipment observed with large build-up of filth and food residue; and sanitizer in dishwasher detected at improper level.

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

Jim Mack's Ice Cream, 5745 Lincoln Hwy., 15 violations

Action: Violations included facility has no procedures for employees to follow when responding to event involving vomit or fecal matter discharge; employees no trained in eight major allergens and big six illnesses; original food certificate not posted in public view; food employee observed wearing bracelet; employee's open beverage container observed in kitchen; plastic cup beings used as scoops inside ice cream freezer; pink slime observed inside bulk ice machine; ice cream debris observed under and on shelving inside walk-in freezer; wiping cloth observed on top of ice cream freezer rather than soaking in sanitizer solution; ice cream container lids stored directly on floor; employee observed washing hands in wrong sink; outside waste handling unit's lid observed open when not in use; a portion of ceiling observed breaking with paint peeling; glue strips full of dead housefly-like insects observed hanging in ice cream manufacturing room; and no paper towels available at hand wash sink.

Sushi by Jay at Weis Markets, 1800 Roosevelt Ave., 9 violations

Action: Violations included sauces and other ingredients not properly labeled; bowls being used as scoops in bulk rice container; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; raw fish portions observed thawing improperly; time used in lieu of temperature to control ready-to-eat foods; bain marie observed with accumulation of dust, dirt and food residue; food pans observed with food crumbs and soil accumulation; non-food contact surfaces not cleaned frequently enough; and single-service take out containers stored in bin with non-food items including towels and soiled cardboard boxes.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Boardwalks, 601 Lombard Road, Red Lion

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

Red Mill Elementary School. 700 Red Mill Road, Newberry Township

Millennium Pizzeria, 26 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Subway and Walmart, 495 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover


Bob's Beer and Soda, 120 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover


Regular inspections:

American Legion Post No. 543, 23 E. Broadway, Red Lion

Citizens Hose Company No. 1, 109 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Dillsburg Elementary School, 202 S. Chestnut St., Dillsburg

Isaacs, 2960 Whiteford Road

Nrgize Lifestyle Cafe, 351 Loucks Road

Red Lion Bowling Center, 90 Martin St., Red Lion

The Tea Trolley Room, 104 Main St., Delta

VFW Post No. 7130, 424 Broad St. Ext., Delta

Big Lots, 2140 White St.

Bob Evans Restaurant, 1125 Carlisle Ave.

Burger King, 2199 White St.

Finley's Tavern, 2225 Seven Valleys Road, Seven Valleys

Little Red School House, 5705 Hanover Road, Hanover

Mamma's Pizza and Restaurant, 215 N. Main St., Loganville

Panera Bread, 1221 Carlisle Road

Bill Bateman's Bistro, 1418 Baltimore St., Hanover

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

Hungry Parrot Pizza Company, 1015 Baltimore St., Hanover

Jim and Nena's Pizza, 31 W. Hanover St., Spring Grove

Ollie's Bargain Outlet, 1019 Baltimore St., Hanover

Rutter's. 509 Greenbriar Road

Starbucks, 1450 Baltimore St., Hanover

Tourist Inn, 671 W. Market St., Hellam

Valley Green Beverage, 20 Newberry Commons, Newberry Township

Bella Roma Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 10887 Oak Ridge Ave., Red Lion

Bob Ba Lewie's, 292 S. 6th St., Mount Wolf

Little Everett's Carry-out BBQ, 711 W. Elm Ave., Hanover

Mamma's Pizza, 5 York Road, Wellsville

Marcello's Pizza, 421 Center St., Mount Wolf

Mexitaly, 2440 E. Market St.

Rendezvous Lounge, 907 Elm Ave., Hanover

Rock-it Pizza, 1995 Old Trail Road, Newberry Township

S&S Produce, 328 E. Broadway, Red Lion

Smoothie King, 2609 E. Market St.