FOOD INSPECTIONS: 4 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 Feb. 28- March 6.


Regular inspections:

John's Diner, 146 Sheraton Dr., New Cumberland, 20 violations

Action: Violations included Windex bottle observed on same shelf as single-service food items; employee wearing gloves without first washing hands; utensils stored in water at improper temperature; tongs stored on fryer door handle; pork and sauerkraut held at improper temperature; storage racks in walk-in cooler observed with rust; knife handle broken; loose or torn rubber door gaskets observed on walk-in cooler; deeply scored cutting boards; accumulation of dried food debris observed around cappuccino machine nozzles; dirty knives stored on clean knife rack; accumulation of dried food debris observed under panini grill and elsewhere throughout facility; accumulation of static dust observed on clean dish rack; clean equipment stored in wet manner; single-use service items stored directly on floor; hand wash sink blocked by sanitizer bucket; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; lights not shielded or shatter proof; gap observed in exterior door; ceiling tiles missing in storage room; several holes observed in wall on food prep room; accumulation of static dust observed on fan guards in walk-in cooler; mops not being hung to air dry; and accumulation of boxes, trash and black bags along rear exterior of facility.

Note: This is the second time this facility has been ruled out of compliance since March 2016.

Range End Country Club, 303 Golf Club Ave., Dillsburg, 10 violations

Action: Violations included fruit fly-like insects observed inside liquor bottles in downstairs bar; loose caulking handing from hood unit above grill; steaks observed thawing at room temperature; sanitizer detected at improper level; sticker residue observed on seeral food containers; container holding ice scoop not clean; accumulation of grease and food debris under fryer and grill; clean food containers stored in wet manner; small leak observed on top of dishwasher; and ceiling tile missing in kitchen exposing insulation.

Buon Appetito Ristorante, 6147 York Road, Spring Grove, 17 violations

Action: Violations included milk not discarded by expiration date; containers of glue stored on top of unfolded pizza boxes; sanitizer detected at improper level; no certified food employee on staff; gallon of curdled milk observed inside reach-in refrigerator; raw chicken stored overtop of baked lasagna and raw ground sausage in walk-in refrigerator; food being held at improper temperature; milk stored at improper temperature; bread and sandwich rools stored inside black trash bags inside walk-in refrigerator; no available thermometers; clean dish racks stored directly on floor; no current lab testing results for water potability available; fluorescent lights inside beer fermenting room not shielded or shatter proof; and no sign at hand wash sink reminding employees to wash hands.

York Fuel Stop, 1129 W. Market St., West York, 10 violations

Action: Violations included food not being date marked; coffee pots and tongs in contact with coffee and jerky without being properly cleaned and sanitized; apples in self-service display case not washed or wrapped to protect from possible contamination; no available sanitizer test strips; sanitizer not available in facility; loose rubber door gaskets observed on most doors of beverage cooling unit; cupboards under cappuccino machine not cleaned frequently enough; mop bucket of dirty, standing water observed in back room; and accumulation of static dust observed on fan guards inside walk-in cooler.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Poor George's Catering, 714 Quaker Circle, Lewisberry

Route 74 Restaurant, 4980 Carlisle Road, Dover

Country View Farm Market, 2680 Delta Road, Brogue


China Cafe, 126 Old York Road, New Cumberland

VFW Post No. 7045, 341 Yorkanna Road

Leg-Up Farmers Market, 3100 N. George St.

Mai Franchising, 3100 N. George St.

Turkey Hill, 2 W. Main St., Dallastown


McDonald's, 3141 Carlisle Road, Dover

McDonald's, 101 Limekiln Road, New Cumberland

Subway, 2323 Carlisle Road


Regular inspections:

Brother's Pizza, 110 Old York Road, New Cumberland

Dallastown Family Restaurant, 2659 S. Queen St.

Rita's Italian Ice, 617 Lombard Road, Red Lion

Roma's Pizza and Restaurant, 2 E. Main St., Dallastown

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 2666 Furnace Road, Felton

Wickey, 2131 S. Queen St.

Lincolnway Elementary School, 2625 W. Philadelphia St.

North Hopewell-Winterstown Elementary School, 12165 Winterstown Road, Red Lion

New Salem Elementary School, 3745 Salem Road

Pleasant View Elementary School, 700 Delta Road, Red Lion

Primo Hoagies, 3013 E. Market St.

Trimmer Elementary School, 1900 Brenda Road

Wallace Elementary School, 2065 High St.

American Legion Post No. 455, 19222 Barrens S. Road, Stewartstown

Big Mike's Crab House and Grill, 100 High St., Hanover

Christian School of York, 907 Greenbriar Road

Giant, 1255 Carlisle Road

Ginger Babies, 160 E. 9th Ave.

Girls Center, 77 Shoehouse Road

Hardee's, 820 E. Main St., Dallastown

Rafiki Shoppe, 201 Memory Lane

Rite Aid, 818 Route 15 N., Dillsburg

Rutter's, 3 Charles Ave., Stewartstown

Stewartstown Elementary School, 17945 Barrens N. Road, Stewartstown

T&T Seafood, 2899 Carlisle Road

Windsor Manor Elementary School, 2110 Windsor Road, Windsor

York Learning Center, 300 E. 7th Ave.

Banana Max, 2650 Eastern Blvd.

Clearview Elementary School, 2650 Delta Road, Brogue

Laser Alleys, 3905 E. Market St.

Plain and Fancy Caterers, 1227 Porters Road, Spring Grove

River Rock Academy, 149 E. College Ave., Spring Grove

Spring Grove Middle School, 244 Old Hanover Road, Spring Grove

Central York Middle School, 1950 N. Hills Road

Dairyland Family Restaurant, 5 Dairyland Square, Red Lion

East York Elementary School, 701 Erlen Dr.

Giant, 2130 Palamino Road, Dover

Hayshire Elementary School, 2801 Hayshire Dr.

Midway Ambulance Service, 202 Linden Ave., Hanover

Mount Royal Auction, 6421 Carlisle Road, Dover

Panera Bread, 75 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Red Lion Tavern, 27 N. Main St., Red Lion