FOOD INSPECTIONS: 3 out of compliance

David Weissman, 505-5431/@DispatchDavid
  • Round the Clock Diner, VFW and Cracker Barrel all out of compliance with combined 38 violations.

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 Feb. 14-20.


Regular inspections:

Round the Clock Diner, 222 Arsenal Road, 15 violations

Action: Violations included rubbing alcohol observed in food prep sink area; food employee observed wearing watch; food-dispensing tool in rice and sugar stored without handle above top of food; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; raw chicken thawing in standing water; time used in lieu of temperature to control potentially hazardous food; shelving in walk-in cooler observed rusted; two deeply scored cutting boards; soda fountain nozzles observed with food residue; cutting blade on table-mounted can opener observed with food residue; heat lamps observed with food residue and static dust; clean knives stored in area not easily cleanable; cleaning scrubby observed in hand wash sink; covered trash can not available in women's bathroom; and mops not being hung to air dry.

VFW Post No. 7045, 341 Yorkanna Road, 7 violations

Action: Violations included food being stored directly on floor inside walk-in refrigerator; cooking pans observed with deep scratches; chemical sanitizer in dishwasher not at proper level; accumulation of static dust observed on fan guard and blades in kitchen; strong noxious odor emitted from grease trap in ware washing area; and painted wall surfaces behind sink observed chipping or flaking.

Cracker Barrel, 236 Pauline Dr., 16 violations

Action: Violations included original food certificate not posted in public view; food dispensing utensils in sugar and flour not stored with handle above top of food; in-use tongs observed hanging on handles not easily cleanable; bags of rice, sugar and flour in direct contact with empty waste cans; ware washing equipment observed with build-up of filth and food residue; employee wearing gloves to scrape dishes did not remove gloves or wash hands before putting dishes away; food pans and storage containers observed with old sticker residue; table under grill observed with encrusted grease and soil accumulation; chlorine chemical sanitizer observed at improper level; single-use items stored in direct contact with holiday decorations; broken crates and food debris observed in outside dumpster storage area; floor in dishwashing area made of cracked tile; floor and walls in storage area observed extremely dirty and dusty; heavy accumulation of static dust observed on ceiling vents; and mops not being hung to air dry.


Other-than-regular inspections:


First Wok, 180 Leader Heights Road

Vincenzo's Place, 2509 S. George St.


Walmart, 495 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover


Locust Point Cattle Company, 34 W. Philadelphia St.

Pastries of France, 34 W. Philadelphia St.

Revival Social Club, 19 N George St.

The Chicken Shack, 5309 Lincoln Hwy. W., Thomasville

New Ownership:

Speedway, 710 Limekiln Road, New Cumberland

Infinito's, 2144 S. Queen St.


Regular inspections:

Beer and Soda Mart, 10 Dairyland Square, Red Lion

Canadochly Evangelical Church, 4845 E. Prospect Road

Pasta Plus, 201 Memory Lane

South County Brewing Company, 104 Mill St., Fawn Grove

Subway, 3131 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion

Fawn Elementary School, 504 Main St., Fawn Grove

Janina's Fine Desserts, 176 Leader Heights Road

Kennard-Dale High School, 393 Main St., Fawn Grove

Miller's Retail Market, 496 Indian Rock Dam Road

New Freedom Community Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom

Pizza by Alberto, 2736 S. Queen St.

South Central York County Senior Center, 150 N. Main St., New Freedom

Victory Athletic Association, 471 S. Ogontz St.

Allegro Wine Shoppe, 234 N. Front St., Wrightsville

Baresville Elementary School, 135 Sanford Ave., Hanover

Eastminster Presbyterian, 311 Haines Road

Hanover Middle School, 300 Keagy Ave., Hanover

Kreutz Creek Elementary School, 50 N. Lee St., Hellam

Miscreation Brewing Company, 6 Center Square, Hanover

Sam's Club, 2801 E. Market St.

Sue's Food Market, 214 Hellam, Wrightsville

Wellsville Farms, 3425 Rosstown Road, Wellsville

Wisehaven Catering and Special Events, 2985 E. Prospect Road

Wrightsville Elementary School, 300 Chestnut St., Wrightsville

Brothers Pizza of Hanover, 1101 York St., Hanover

Hillside Cafe, 589 Salem Road, Newberry Township

Manheim Elementary School, 2462 Route 216, Glenville

RDN Enterprises, 526 Mountain Road, Dillsburg

Sal's Pizza and Subs, 1234 Baltimore St., Hanover

Turkey Hill, 5 Fuhrman Mill Road, Hanover

Viet Thai, 2535 E. Market St.