FOOD INSPECTIONS: 2 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 March 28- April 3.


Regular inspections:

Parma Pizza and Grill, 1041 Haines Road, 16 violations

Action: Violations included hand soap stored on shelving above foods and supplies; employee observed without proper hair restraints; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; fountain soda bag stored directly on floor; loose rubber door gaskets; condensate hose in walk-in cooler draining into bucket; fountain soda machine ice chute observed with black and pink, slimy, mold-like residue; cell phone observed on cutting board; red splash observed on wall; heavy accumulation of flour on floor of storage closet; clean utensils stored in direct contact with wire hanger; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; floor not covered in storage closet; fly strip observed hanging from ceiling in warewashing area; paper towel dispenser empty at hand wash sink; and heavy accumulation of static dust and flour observed on fan blades.

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

Other-than-regular inspections:


Big Mouth on the Run, 1310 N. George St., 15 violations

Action: Violations included food not being date marked; person in charge answered incorrectly to food safety questions; empoloyee did not follow proper handwashing procedure; wiping cloths stored in extremely unclean condition around sink; sliced meats and cheeses stored at improper temperature; plastic pizza wheels deformed and discolored; rolling pin handles no longer connected properly to rolling pin; not using available sanitizer test strips; loose rubber door gaskets; puddled, stagnant liquid observed in bottom compartments of pizza making table; warewashing equipment observed with buildup of filth and food residue; sanitzer solution at improper level; table-mounted cutting blade observed with food residue; slicer observed with heavily encrusted food residue; utensils not cleaned for proper length of time; aprons observed with excessive filth and food residue; carry-out containers stored directly on floor; and paper towel dispenser empty at hand wash sink.


Other-than-regular inspections:


McDonald's, 898 U.S. Route 15 N., Dillsburg


York Fuel Stop, 1129 W. Market St.

McDonald's, 4015 E. Market St.


Regular inspections:

Subway, 2516 Eastern Blvd.

Wingate Hotel, 105 State St.

Antonio's Pizza, 209 S. York St., Newberry Township

Cob, 27 S. Seward St.

Dollar General, 1240 W. Market St.

El Sol Mexican Store, 1628 W. Market St.

Fishing Creek Elementary School, 510 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry

Hufnagle's Hotel, 15 Center Square, Hanover

Lion's Pride Restaurant, 20 Dairyland Square, Red Lion

Queensgate Beer Barn, 2057 Springwood Road

Hickory Heights Golf Club, 5158 Lehman Road, Spring Grove

Speedway, 3311 N. George St., Emigsville

Walmart, 2801 E. Market St.

Alternative Rehabilitation Communities, 225 E. Canal Road

Charles Ilyes Family, 1181 Buck Tail Road

Dairy Queen, 1740 Roosevelt Ave.

Godfrey Bros Inc., 7137 Susquehanna Trail

Pizza Bolis, 398 York St., Hanover

Roundtown Elementary School, 570 Church Road

Sinking Springs Elementary School, 2850 Susquehanna Trail

Smittie's Soft Pretzels, 6065 Carlisle Road, Dover

Subway, 251 Loucks Road

Weaver Quality Meats, 7 W. Canal St., Dover

Weigelstown Elementary School, 3205 Carlisle Road, Dover

West York Middle School, 1700 Bannister St.