FOOD INSPECTIONS: 4 out of compliance

David Weissman
  • Sunoco ruled out with 7 violations including expired milk pints and moldy string cheese.
  • Vincenzo's Place with 8 violations including storing sub rolls in drawers lined with cardboard.

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. 31- Feb. 6.


Regular inspections:

Sunoco, 1947 W. Market St., 7 violations

Action: Violations included can of bug spray in cupboard observed under customer self service beverage counter; sanitizer stored in sink area above frozen beverage concentrates; milk pints displayed for sale past due date; packages of strong cheese in retail cooler observed moldy; beverage machine dispensing nozzles observed with food and mold-like residue; accumulation of mold-like substance on shelving in retail coolers; paper towel dispenser empty and hand wash sink in restroom; and floor in sink area has hole covered with cardboard.

Turkey Hill, 2 W. Main St., Dallastown, 11 violations

Action: Violations included no supervisor certified in food safety as required; original food certificate not posted in public view; customer self-service tongs exposed to possible contamination; chili and liquid cheese held at improper temperature; doughnut case is not properly labeled; torn rubber door gaskets observed on self-service refrigerator; accumulation of burnt char observed on roller grill; dried, hardened cheese splatter observed on chili/cheese hot dog holding unit; hand wash sink blocked; and paper towel dispenser empty at hand wash sink.

Royal Farms, 101 Carlisle St., Hanover, 9 violations

Action: Violations included salads, fruits and deli sandwiches observed with expired due dates; fruit stand with unwrapped apples has no sign indicating fruit should be washed before consumption; knives stored in water at improper temperature; ovens observed with encrusted grease and soil accumulation; hand wash sink blocked; mop bucket observed with old dirty standing water; entire facility extremely dirty and dusty; and ceiling and hood vents observed with large amounts of static dust and grease.

Vincenzo's Place, 2509 S. George St., 8 violations

Action: Violations included employees not aware of eight major allergens or big six illnesses; bagged onions stored directly on floor; refrigerated bain marie operating at improper temperature; time used in lieu of temperature to control ready-to-eat foods; unpackaged sub rolls stored in drawers lined with cardboard; cardboard used to line shelving; dried, crusted potato debris observed on cutting blades of french fry cutter; and hot water faucet broken at three basin sink.


Other-than-regular inspections:


New Emerald Garden, 564 Shrewsbury Commons Ave., Shrewsbury

Sushi by Jay at Weis, 1800 Roosevelt Ave.

Turkey Hill, 3690 E. Market St.

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


Siwik Produce Farm, 201 Memory Lane

Jimmy Jax, 5060 Carlisle Road, Dover

New Ownership:

Arby's, 409 Loucks Road

Arby's, 2910 E. Market St.


Wendy's, 459 Eisnehower Dr., Hanover


Regular inspections:

Agin' Cajuns Back Porch, 506 Nauvoo Road, Lewisberry

Astoria Diner, 1900 W. Market St.

Dallastown Area Middle School, 700 New School Lane, Dallastown

Dallastown Area Senior High School, 700 New School Lane, Dallastown

Friendship Elementary School, 3457 Sticks Road, Glen Rock

Shrewsbury Elementary School, 331 S. Main St., Shrewsbury

York Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Dr.

Bird-in-Hand Bulk Foods, 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock

Country Style Deli, 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock

Divino Pizzeria and Grille, 1 Center Square, Hanover

Glick's Produce, 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock

Indian Rock Elementary School, 1500 Indian Rock Dam Road

Mom's Country Grill, 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock

Old Fashioned Pretzel Haus, 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock

Prince Athletic Association, 600 S. Richland Ave.

Regal 13 Plex, 1800 Loucks Road

Saras Jar Goods, 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock

Subway, 3782 Centennial Road, Hanover

The Dairy Barn, 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock

All About Brownies, 201 Memory Lane

Dimm's Original Spice Company, 201 Memory Lane

Eastern York High School, 720 Cool Creek Road, Wrightsville

Eastern York Middle School, 746 Cool Creek Road, Wrightsville

Fairview Elementary School, 480 Lewisberry Road, New Cumberland

Mack's Ice Cream, 811 Delta Road, Red Lion

Pretzels Plus, 1155 Carlisle St., Hanover

Red Rose Restaurant and Lounge, 5370 Lincoln Hwy.

Silver Lake Inn, 1295 Lewisberry Road, Lewisberry

The Garlic Poet, 148 Sheraton Dr., New Cumberland

Arby's, 497 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Domino's Pizza, 2825 Carlisle Road, Dover

Jefferson Inn, 3 Hanover St., Codorus

Moonlight Cafe, 4140 Carlisle Road, Dover

Walmart Supercenter, 1800 Loucks Road

Brothers Pizza, 1000 Hanover Road

Dollar General, 4750 W. Market St.

Golden Crust Pizza, 59 E. Broadway, Red Lion

Mel's Seafood and Produce, 2997 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion

Shiloh Beverage Outlet, 2010 Carlisle Road

Valley View Elementary School, 850 Southern Road

Westgate Restaurant and Lounge, 1550 Kenneth Road

York Suburban Senior High School, 1800 Hollywood Dr.