FOOD INSPECTIONS: 5 out of compliance

David Weissman
  • Lee's Diner fails third straight inspection with no certified food employee for more than 3 months.
  • La Familia Grocery, in York City, found with expired baby food and personal food in refrigerator.

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 11-17.


Regular inspections:

La Familia Grocery, 350 Prospect St., York City, 10 violations

Action: Violations included person in charge answered incorrectly to food safety questions; chemicals stored on same shelf as food in deli area; expired baby food observed on shelves; food stored directly on floor; cardboard used to line shelves in cooling units; no available sanitizer test strips; deli slicer observed with food residue; can opener observed with food residue; deli area observed dirty; flooring throughout facility is cracked and damaged; and personal food and leftovers observed in refrigerator indicating food facility as personal living space.

Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar, 375 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover, 16 violations

Action: Violations included food not being date marked; loose cigarette found on cooks line countertop; several open beverage containers observed throughout facility; food ingredients not properly labeled; plastic bowls used as scoops; boxes of frozen onion rings stored directly on floor; food stored at improper temperature; food residue observed on coleslaw chipper and can opener; pans observed with stickers; stove not in use observed with accumulation of dust and dirt; sticky residue build-up observed under Pepsi machine; clean food equipment stored in wet manner; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; bucket of standing water observed in storage area; and heavy static dust build-up observed on multiple air vents.

China One, 840 N. U.S. Route 15, Dillsburg, 9 violations

Action: Violations included food not being date marked; chlorine sanitizer at improper levels; raw shell eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods; food items stored with no covering; food utensils stored in water at improper temperature; knife stored in between wall and table; cardboard used as lid to cover salt bin; accumulation of food debris observed outside bulk rice bins; leak observed at sink; and screen door in back of kitchen has gap.

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

Other-than-regular inspections:

Lee's Diner, 4320 W. Market St., 10 violations

Action: Violations included person in charge answered incorrectly to food safety questions; facility lost its certified food employee more than three months ago without replacement; filth and excessive frost observed inside freezers; various frozen meats and vegetables stacked directly on floor; time used in lieu of temperature to control potentially hazardous foods; legs on handwashing sink not level; soda fountain machine nozzles observed with black and white mold-like substance; food storage containers observed with sticky residue; cooking equipment observed with encrusted grease and soil accumulation; steamer unit not cleaned frequently enough; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; broken equipment stored outside food facility; exterior rear wall has hole; office and employee restroom observed extremely dirty; and old, unused grill in kitchen area.

Note: This is the eighth time this restaurant has been ruled out of compliance since July 2015 and third time since February 2017.

Big Mouth on the Run, 1310 N. George St., 7 violations

Action: Violations included person in charge answered incorrectly to food safety questions; cup without handle used as food dispensing utensil; pizza sauce and toppings stored at improper temperature; loose rubber door gaskets observed with black mold-like substance; slicer observed with food residue; food prep table observed with cigarettes, lighters, cell phones and other personal items; and two doors being propped open.

Note: This is the second time this restaurant has been ruled out of compliance since March 2017.


Other-than-regular inspections:


William L Miller Produce, 201 Memory Lane

Domino's, 930 S. Richland Ave.

Pie Five Pizza Company, 890 Loucks Road

New Ownership:

Wendy's, 3197 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion

Wendy's, 2 Old Mill Road, Dillsburg

Wendy's, 2802 E. Market St.


West York Inn, 1400 W. Market St.


Parma Pizza and Grill, 1041 Haines Road

Aki Japanese Restaurant, 1150 Carlisle St., Hanover

Royal Farms, 101 Carlisle St., Hanover

West Market Convenience Store, 272 W. Market St.


Regular inspections:

Lots of Love Daycare, 800 E. King St.

Wetzels Market, 139 Manchester St., Glen Rock

Kona Ice, 5 Brooks Robinson Way

The Bistro, 183 Leader Heights Road

Devers School, 801 Chanceford Ave.

Francesco's Pizza, 663 Wyndamere Road, Lewisberry

J&S Pizza, 1155 Carlisle St., Hanover

KFC-Taco Bell, 49 Robin Hood Dr., Newberry Township

McDonalds, 991 Carlisle St., Hanover

Phineas Davis School, 300 Ogontz St.

Quick Six West, 1510 W. Market St.

Roburrito's, 1277 W. Market St.

Staples, 440 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Stony Brook Family Restaurant, 3560 E. Market St.

Bay City Seafood, 110 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

DJ's Tavern, 174 North St., Hanover

New Dawn Enterprises, 188 Vegas Dr., Hanover

Pine Grove United Methodist, 2523 Pine Grove Road

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 3013 E. Market St.

Clearview Elementary School, 801 Randolph St., Hanover

Ray's Family Restaurant, 7523 Carlisle Road, Wellsville

Razorbacks Softball, 901 Vander Ave.

The Pickle Nickel, 5 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg