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 April 25- May 1.


Regular inspections:

Family Dollar Store, 133 N. Duke St., York City, 7 violations

Action: Violations included dirty shelving observed throughout facility; single-use items stored directly on floor; water at restroom sinks not under pressure; handwash sink water not at proper temperature; waste not being removed frequently enough; ceiling tiles damaged; floor extremely dirty and dusty; and utility sink full of unnecessary items.

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

Taco Bell, 1800 Susquehanna Trail, 8 violations

Action: Violations included plastic utensils used for cooking; frozen beverage machine observed cracked and repaired with unapproved materials; soda machine dispensing nozzle observed with black mold-like residue; surface around frozen beverage dispensing nozzles observed with mold-like residue; grill observed with accumulation of old food residue; out-of-order tea dispensers observed with heavy accumulation of mold-like substance; clean food equipment stored in direct contact with duct tape; paper food wraps observed uncovered and splashed from unknown source; floor under food equipment observed extremely dirty, dusty, wet and sticky; old, wet food observed under heated cabinet; and vent cover observed with static dust.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Dickey's BBQ, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York City


Culhane's Steak House, 1 Laurel Road, New Cumberland

Guadalajara, 2600 E. Market St.

Village Green Family Restaurant, 2300 E. Market St.

York Buffet, 2965 Concord Road

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

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


Original Pizza, 113 Old York Road, New Cumberland

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


Regular inspections:

Accomac Inn, 6330 S. River Dr.

Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road

Captain Bob's Crabs, 90 Martin St., Red Lion

Eberly's Smoked Meats, 1041 Richmond Road, Windsor

Fraternal Order of Eagles, 105 Park St., Hanover

Half Pint Creamery, 3780 Centennial Road, Hanover

1st Base Concession, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York City

3rd Base Concession, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York City

Concourse Portables, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York City

Main Commissary, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York City

Main Function Room and Bar, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York City

Outfield Concession, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York City

Picnic Pavilion, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York City

Suite Kitchen and Stand, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York City

Pizza Town USA, 50 W. Maple St., East Prospect

Taco Bell, 2189 White St.

Wrightsville Pizza and Restaurant, 203 Hellam St., Wrightsville