FOOD INSPECTIONS: 5 out of compliance

David Weissman
  • Dawn's Cafe with 10 violations including raw chicken on beer kegs and 20-50 rodent droppings.
  • McDonalds with 6 violations including condensate dripping on uncovered pancakes and salads.

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 March 7-13.


Regular inspections:

Dawn's Cafe, 532 Baltimore St., Hanover, 10 violations

Action: Violations included food not being date marked; bags of raw chicken stored on top of beer kegs; slicer, microwave and toaster observed with encrusted food; sides and bottom of fryers observed with encrusted grease and soil; keg observed with accumulation of dirt and soil; entrance door observed with gap; flooring underneath fryers extremely dirty; ceiling vents observed with large accumulation of static dust; and 20-50 rodent droppings found inside kitchen area.

McDonald's, 4015 E. Market St., 6 violations

Action: Violations included person in charge answered incorrectly to food safety questions; condensate observed dripping on uncovered pancakes and salads in to-go containers; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; time being used in lieu of temperature to control ready-to-eat foods; food residue and mold-like substances observed on beverage dispensing nozzles; and cupboard in customer self-serve beverage station observed with accumulation of dirt and soil.

Olive Garden, 10 Wilson Dr., Hanover, 3 violations

Action: Violations included inside of beer taps observed heavily soiled with a slimy brownish residue; inside of salad and storage plate refrigerator observed with large accumulation of old food debris; and numerous ceiling vents within kitchen and bar areas soiled with large accumulation of static dust.

No. 1 Szechuan, 639 Lombard St., Red Lion, 15 violations

Action: Violations included wet wiping cloths stored in sanitizer solution at toxic level; prescription medicine stored on shelving above bain marie unit; employee's open beverage container observed on shelving above bain marie unit; bowls being used as scoops and stored directly in food; wired metal shelving inside walk-in refrigerator has paint that is wearing off; metal pots observed dented and plastic containers observed cracked or broken; condensate drain line plumbed directly into plastic container; single-use storage containers being re-used; large pot dented severely enough that is can't be properly cleaned; dried carrot debris observed on cutting blade; food spillage observed under refrigerated cabinet; moist and soiled wiping cloths observed in various locations throughout kitchen; clean pans and colanders stored in wet manner; and excessive clutter in certain areas of the kitchen.

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

Rutter's, 2345 Carlisle Road, 10 violations

Action: Violations included ice cream observed covered with extreme amount of frozen liquid condensate; candy display cases stored directly on floor; packaged sandwiches and subs stored at improper temperature; exterior of retail freezer doors observed with accumulation of ice and mold-like substance; loose or broken door hinges observed on waste receptacle cupboard door; soda and frozen beverage nozzles observed with black, pink, slimy, mold-like residue; old food residue observed in hand washing sink; cracked wall in women's restroom; and accumulation of static dust on fan guards in walk-in cooler.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Tem B Logistics, 34 W. Philadelphia St.


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


Noodles and Company, 2108 S. Queen St.


Regular inspections:

Hardee's, 500 N. Main St., Spring Grove

Kennie's Market, 440 N. Main St., Spring Grove

The Reader's Cafe, 125 Broadway, Hanover

Yesteryear Cafe, 441 Pine St., Hanover

Auntie Anne's, 2899 Whiteford Road

Eagle's Nest, 2519 Mount Rose Ave.

Hissho Sushi at Giant, 2415 E. Market St.

Locust Grove Elementary School, 3620 E. Prospect Road

North Hills Elementary School, 1330 N. Hills Road

Pizza Hut, 1133 Baltimore St., Hanover

Red Robin, 1500 Mount Zion Road

St. Joseph School, 2945 Kingston Road

Susquehanna Speedway, 690 York Road, York Haven

Union Fire Co. No. 1, 201 York St., Manchester

Windy Ridge Farms, 35 Mt. Top Road, Wellsville

Burger King, 2400 Mt. Rose Ave.

China III, 340 N. Main St., New Salem

Super 7, 11 N. Main St., New Salem

Walgreens, 2350 E. Market St.

Wyndham Garden, 2000 Loucks Road

Amy's Custom Cakery, 83 W. Canel St., Dover

Burger King, 1160 Carlisle St., Hanover

Famous Hot Weiner, 101 Broadway, Hanover

Famous Hot Weiner, 160 Dart Dr., Hanover

Luther Memorial Church, 1907 Hollywood Dr.

Wendy's, 1137 Baltimore St., Hanover

Zanelli's, 81 W. Canal St., Dover