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 Jan. 17-23.


Regular inspections:

Ruby Tuesday, 255 St. Charles Way, 10 violations

Action: Violations included employees not aware of big six illnesses; employee observed not washing hands before putting on new gloves after handling raw chicken; food employees observed without proper hair restraints; metal pan used as scoop inside container of frozen french fries; tomatoes held at improper temperature; soiled sheet pans stored directly on floor; cook observed using hand wash sink to fill water in steam table; plumbing not maintained in good repair; and clothing observed stored behind bar in dining room.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Jim Mack's Ice Cream, 5745 Lincoln Hwy.

IHOP, 2157 S. Queen St.

McDonald's. 60 Arsenal Road

New Emerald Garden, 564 Shrewsbury Commons Ave., Shrewsbury

Subway at Sunoco, 1000 S. George St.


Noodles and Company, 2108 S. Queen St.

Dunkin Donuts, 1039 Baltimore St., Hanover

Providence Divine Cakes and Pastries, 2515 S. Queen St.

Baker's Family Restaurant, 515 U.S. Route 15 N., Dillsburg


St. Joseph School,. 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover

Historic DIll's Tavern and Plantation, 227 N. Baltimore St., Dillsburg


Regular inspections:

Amvets Post No. 22, 206 Broadway, Hanover

Treat Shop, 1155 Lincoln Hwy.

York Street Treat Inc., 881 York St., Hanover

Dollar Tree, 1071 Haines Road

Rutter's, 725 Arsenal Road

St. Rose of Lima School, 115 N. Biesecker Road, Thomasville

Wellsville Elementary, 96 Zeigler Road, Wellsville

American Legion Post No. 799, 2590 Willow St.

Applebee's, 101 Northern Way

Buffalo Wild Wings, 101 N. Northern Way

Hanover Hospital, 300 Highland Ave., Hanover

Rescue Fire Company, 50 S. School St., Dallastown

Royal Farms, 850 Hellam St., Wrightsville

Subway, 14 Carlisle St., Hanover

YWCA of Hanover, 23 W. Chestnut St., Hanover

Casa D'Oria Pizza, 246 Hellam St., Wrightsville

Coppers Cart, 2948 Sunset Dr., Dallastown

Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 2175 S. Queen St.

Front Porch Tea Room, 25 W. Market St., Hellam

Giant, 14635 Mount Airy Road, Shrewsbury

Northern Elementary School, 657 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Northern High School, 655 W. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Northern Middle School, 650 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Rutter's, 2 Broad St., New Freedom

Susquehanna Area Senior Center, 2427 Craley Road, Wrighstville

ALDI, 391 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Hanover Best Wok, 443 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Primo Pizza Express, 2 W. Main St., Windsor

South Mountain Elementary, 711 S. Mountain Road, Dillsburg

Springfield Township Farmers Association, 1251 Valley Road