FOOD INSPECTIONS: 1 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 April 4-10.


Regular inspections:

York Buffet, 2965 Concord Road, 23 violations

Action: Violations included foods not being date marked; container of spray bleach stored on same shelf as soy sauce; sanitizer at improper level; box of Chinese tea stored open with no covering; raw calamari stored above ready-to-eat foods in walk-in cooler; bowls used as scoops; tongs stored on pipes; handle of scoop buried beneath rice; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; soy sauce stored near hand wash sinks; frozen pork chops and cooked mussels observed sitting at room temperature; pan of stuffing held at improper temperature; paper towels tied with plastic wrap; wood legs supporting waste water pipes; not enough drainboards; no thermometers available; pots, pans and utensils washed in wrong sink; cutting blade of can opener observed with food residue; wire shelving in walk-in cooler not frequently cleaned; clean knives stored between wall and sink; hand wash sink blocked by large waste bin and cardboard boxes; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; and no waste receptacle available in employee restroom.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Moses Family Jerky, 201 Memory Lane


Fuddruckers, 2300 E. Market St.


Little Caesar's, 854 N. U.S. Hwy. 15, Dillsburg


Regular inspections:

Savory's Pumpkin Funnel Cakes, 5 Brooks Robinson Way

St. Patrick's School Cafeteria, 235 S. Beaver St.

Dallastown Area Intermediate School, 94 Beck Road

Domino's Pizza, 1539 Mt. Rose Ave.

Meadows Frozen Custard, 855 E. Main St., Dallastown

Pizza Hut, 1150 Carlisle St., Hanover

Springettsbury Concessions, 1501 Mount Zion Road

Starlight Diner, 1177 Carlisle Road, Hanover

Susie's Mexican Grill, 1649 Broadway St., Hanover

The Glen Grille, 1000 Golf Club Dr.

Arby's, 1340 S. Baltimore St., Hanover

Larry J. Macaluso Elementary School, 1195 Windsor Road, Red Lion

Mazie Gable Elementary School, 100 E. Prospect St., Red Lion

Red Brick Bakery and Tea Room, 55 N. Main St., Red Lion

Revonah Pretzel, 507 Baltimore St., Hanover

Fat Daddy's. 2510 E. Market St.

Mr. Frosty, 3670 Lewisberry Road

Myers' Meats and Grocery, 600 Third St., Hanover

Ore Valley Elementary School, 2620 Springwood Road

Pizza Hut, 145 Sheraton Dr., New Cumberland

Savory's Pumpkin Funnel Cakes, 1810 Marigold Road

Stony Brook Elementary School, 250 Silver Spur Dr.

York Suburban Middle School, 455 Sundale Dr.