Latest food inspections: 1 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 Sept. 19-25.


Regular inspections:

Joyful Garden Restaurant, 320 E. Philadelphia St., York City, 4 violations

Action: Violations included food slicer observed with food residue; dirty dishes stored with clean dishes at sink area; food stored in walk-in freezer with no covering; raw chicken displayed next to raw beef; and employee did not follow proper handwashing procedure.


Other-than-regular inspections:


C-Town/M&M Grocery, 139 N. Duke St.


Regular inspections:

Dover Valley Family Restaurant, 3720 Carlisle Road, Dover

Lindberg Academy, 329 S. Lindberg Ave.

Phineas Davis School, 300 Ogontz St.

Sal's Pizza, 3100 Carlisle Road, Dover

Newberry Township Fire Department, 2145 York Haven Road, Newberry Township

3.14 and More, 5309 Lincoln Hwy. W., Thomasville

Grace United Methodist Church, 37 N. Broad St.

Old Country Buffet, 905 Loucks Road

St. Rose of Lima Parish Center, 950 W. Market St.

Take Five Expresso Bar, 34 W. Philadelphia St.

Tina's Greek Salads, 34 W. Philadelphia St.