Latest food inspections: 4 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 July 4-10.


Regular inspections:

Dollar Tree Stores, 955 Loucks Road, York City, 4 violations

Action: Violations included working container of cleaner stored on same shelf as food; food stored directly on floor; all cooling and freezing units observed dirty; dirty floor throughout facility; and roof leaking in men's restroom.

Dunkin Donuts, 701 Loucks Road, York City, 11 violations

Action: Violations included working container of cleaner stored on same shelf as food; manager observed without proper hair restraints; food not properly labeled; food stored directly on floor; shelving dirty throughout facility; clean food equipment stored in wet manner; coffee filters stored uncovered; accumulation of static dust on ceiling vent; and several fly-like insects at doughnut display area.

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

Other-than-regular inspections:


Lee's Diner, 4320 W. Market St., 20 violations

Action: Violations included food not being date marked; person in charge answered incorrectly to food safety questions; mold-like, slimy substance observed on stick of bacon and other foods in refrigerator; food stored with no covering; raw foods stored on top of ready-to-eat foods; food not properly labeled; excessive filth observed in basement; food held at improper temperature; heavy accumulation of dust and rust on shelving inside walk-in cooler; black mold-like substance observed on various surfaces of bain marie; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; standing, murky, black and gray water coated with thick, slimy substance observed inside mop bucket in porch area; refuse lids open and overflowing with garbage; door in rear has gap; facility extremely dirty and dusty; heavy accumulation of static dust observed on fan vents inside walk-in cooler; and mops not being hung to air dry.

Note: This is the fifth consecutive inspection this facility has been ruled out of compliance and 10th failed inspection overall since July 2015.


Dunkin Donuts, 391 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover, 11 violations

Action: Violations included food not properly date marked; facility does not maintain food employee certification records; donuts stored with no covering; wiping cloths stored in extremely unclean condition; food held at improper temperature; no temperature measuring device readily available; ice buckets and scoops observed with old food residue; and rear floor, shelving and counter area extremely dirty and dusty.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Munchie Monsters Grill and Catering, 1973 Rosepointe Way, Spring Grove

New Ownership:

McDonald's, 60 Arsenal Road


The Rail Stop Pizzeria and Grill, 3011 Seven Valleys Road, Glen Rock


Outdoor Country Club Snack Bar, 1157 Detwiler Dr.

Rutter's. 309 Seven Valleys Road

Sunoco, 2200 Old Trail Road, Newberry Township


Regular inspections:

Southern Branch YMCA, 100 Constitution Ave., Shrewsbury

The Crazy Tomato, 1738 Filbert St.

Otter Creek Campground, 1101 Furnace Road

Our Family Stock Pot, 1 E. Walnut St., Hanover

Porky's Place BBQ Catering, 4233 Lincoln E. Hwy.

September House, 1251 W. King St.

Summers, 23 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Stewartstown

Harvest Moon Produce, 34 W. Philadelphia St.

Donegal Camp and Conference Center, 303 E. Telegraph Road, Airville

St. Pail United Church and Christ, 161 S. Main St., Shrewsbury

York City Mart, 428 N. George St.