FOOD INSPECTIONS: 3 out of compliance

David Weissman
York Dispatch

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 June 6-12.


Regular inspections:

Hong Kong Buffet, 128 Newberry Pkwy., Newberry Township, 14 violations

Action: Violations included storage containers improperly labeled; metal pans without handles used as scoops; buckets of food stored directly on floor; no records available to show fish has been frozen before use; sponge observed with accumulation of black mold-like residue; accumulation of ice observed on ceiling in walk-in freezer; accumulation of black mold-like residue observed inside ice machine and reach-in cooler; old food residue observed in hand wash sink; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; and accumulation of static dust on fan guards inside walk-in cooler.

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

Ray's El Mariachi Restaurant, 103 S. Main St., Spring Grove, 11 violations

Action: Violations included employees not trained in food safety; sanitizing solution at improper levels; employees eating and drinking in kitchen; bowl used as scoop inside bulk sugar container; heavy accumulation of dust observed on air conditioning duct; rice held at improper temperature; food strainer observed with dried food debris; and plastic container stored inside hand wash sink.

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

Other-than-regular inspections:


Outdoor Country Club Snack Bar, 1157 Detwiler Dr., 14 violations

Action: Violations included ice scoop holder mounted to wall damaging drywall; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; raw meat held at improper temperature; food thermometers not readily available; build-up of filth observed on manual warewashing sink; gasket under beverage cooling unit observed with accumulation of dirt and mold-like substance; old food residue observed in hand wash sink; door to outside being propped open; paper towel dispenser empty at hand wash sink; floor extremely dirty throughout kitchen; and large hole observed in ceiling over refrigerator.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Triple Ceez Chicken Wings, 28 Birch Dr., Hanover

3 Hogs BBQ, 4 S. Water St., Spring Grove

Aladdin Gyros, 1649 Broadway Road, Hanover

Smokin Coals, 151 W. Bruce Road, Fawn Grove


Kokomo's Sports Bar and Grill, 691 Yorktown Road, Lewisberry

McDonald's, 4015 E. Market St.

New ownership:

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


Bill Mack's Ice Cream, 3890 Carlisle Road, Dover

Exquisite Wedding Cakes, 2375 Eastern Blvd.


Regular inspections:

Turkey Hill, 346 W. Broadway, Red Lion

ALDI, 280 Northern Way

Aldus Brewing Company, 555 Centennial Ave., Hanover

Dollar General, 55 York St., Wellsville

Dollar General, 120 N. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Haar's Drive-in Theatre, 185 Logan Road, Dillsburg

Turkey Hill, 703 Carlisle St., Hanover

Buffalo Wild Wings, 320 Towne Center Dr.

Jim and Nena's Pizzeria, 3 S. Main St.

McDonald's, 2025 York Crossing Dr.

Victory Fire Company, 421 Wheaton St.

Forbidden City Restaurant, 1100 Eichelberger St., Hanover

George's Famous BBQ and Catering, 427 Pleasant Grove Road, Red Lion

Dollar General, 15 N. Hill St., Stewartstown

Dover Antique Mall, 5010 Carlisle Road, Dover

Four B's Tavern, 3245 Susquehanna Trail

Home Association of VFW, 195 S. Main St., Mount Wolf

Pizza Box and Hoagie Shop, 21 N. Main St., Dover

Royal Farms, 3120 Carlisle Road, Dover

Sarah's Creamery, 121 S. Main St., Dover

Ski's Pizza, 6491 Carlisle Road, Dover

Super Softee, 5 Old Quaker Road, York Haven

Walgreens, 3180 Carlisle Road, Dover