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Latest 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 Oct. 10-16.


Regular inspections:

River House Restaurant, 2621 Craley Road, Wrightsville, 13 violations

Action: Violations included employee's open beverage container observed on food prep table; food stored uncovered in refrigerators; soiled pans stored at bottom of basement steps; employee observed wearing a watch; food employees observed without proper hair restraints; plastic bowl used as scoop for rice; and heavy accumulation of deep fat frying oil observed on floor under fryers.

New China, 170 Newberry Commons, Newberry Township, 11 violations

Action: Violations included sanitizer at improper concentration; 20 dead and 3 live roach-like insects observed in kitchen under prep table; utensils stored in water at improper temperature; accumulation of food debris on floor of walk-in freezer; floor tiles missing or broken under prep table; and light bulb burnt out in walk-in freezer.

Note: This is the fourth time this restaurant has been ruled out of compliance since June 2017.

Sweet House, 1208 Greensprings Dr., 26 violations

Action: Violations included employee observed washing hands at improper sink; employees' open beverage containers observed in food prep area; dead and alive small flying insects observed in bulk container of rice; raw pork stored in direct contact with soda bottles; food not being date marked; food contact surfaces observed with food residue, dirt and grease; children's toy observed in drain rack with clean dishes; no chemical sanitizer used on equipment and utensils; old food residue and filth observed in handwash sink; soap dispenser not working in ladies' restroom; air freshener stored beside coffee creamer; bowls used to scoop bulk dry goods; floor drains observed encrusted with filth; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; urinal not working; mops not being hung to air dry; insect webbing observed throughout storage room, under grill and on ceiling; food employees observed not wearing proper hair restraints; food improperly labeled; pipes covered in aluminum foil; dried mushrooms observed soaking in water on drainboard piled with dirty dishes; and excessive amount of personal items intermingled with food on prep tables.

Note: This is the fourth time this restaurant has been ruled out of compliance since July 2016.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Mamma's Pizza, 450 Fishing Creek Road, Newberry Township

Rutter's, 129 Leader Heights

Family Dollar, 1025 Mount Rose Ave.

The Heart of Sicily, 2186 N. George St., Emigsville

Wendy's, 2060 Springwood Road


Wetzels Market, 139 Manchester St., Glen Rock


Bourbon Dairy Bar, 1080 Carlisle St., Hanover

Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 2121 Roosevelt Ave.

Marisal Pizza Shop, 1305 Mt. Rose Ave.


Regular inspections:

Domino's Pizza, 7 Dairyland Square, Red Lion

River Beverage Company, 6436 Lincoln Hwy., Wrightsville

Southern Middle School, 3280 Fissels Church Road, Glen Rock

Wrightsville Elementary School, 300 Chestnut St., Wrightsville

4-H Club, 771 Stoverstown Road

Emanuel's Italian Ices/Pizza, 334 Carlisle Ave.

Old Republic Distillery, 1327 N. Duke St.

Shrewsbury Elementary School, 17945 Barrens N. Road, Stewartstown

Calvary United Methodist Church, 203 Mumper Lane, Dillsburg

China Wok, 2323 Carlisle Road

Markle Intermediate School, 225 Bowman Road, Hanover

Northern High School, 655 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Rutter's, 2345 Carlisle Road

South Hills Golf Club, 925 Westminster Ave., Hanover

South Western Senior High School, 200 Bowman Road, Hanover

Subway, 2323 Carlisle Road

Clearview Elementary School, 2650 Delta Road, Brogue

Kreutz Elementary School, 50 N. Lee St., Hellam

McDonald's, 380 Memory Lane

Taco Bus, 314 Cool Creek Road, Wrightsville

Valley View Elementary School, 850 Southern Road

York Suburban Senior High School, 1800 Hollywood Dr.