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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 Aug. 29- Sept. 4.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

Regular inspections:

Exxon, 1000 W. Market St., York City, 3 violations

Action: Violations included cleaning chemicals stored above or on same shelf with food and equipment; no sign at sink reminding employees to wash hands; soap not available at hand wash sink; no trash can located near hand wash sink.

IN COMPLIANCE

Other-than-regular inspections:

Complaints:

Al's Pizza and Subs, 6 Tristan Dr., Dillsburg

Follow-ups:

Victory Athletic Association, 471 S. Ogontz St.

New ownership:

Bob Evans, 135 Sheraton Dr., New Cumberland

IN COMPLIANCE

Regular inspections:

Adesa Pa, 30 Industrial Road

Chargryll Traveling Chef and Catering, 105 W. Front St., Lewisberry

Dollar Tree, 152 Newberry Pkwy., Newberry Township

Dunkin Donuts, 108 Glen Dr., Manchester

Red Land Beer and Soda Outlet, 601 Old York Road, Newberry Township

Rita's Italian Ice, 901 S. Queen St.

Rite Aid, 910 W. Broadway, Red Lion

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