Latest food inspections: Lee's Diner out of compliance again

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 Dec. 26- Jan. 1.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Lee's Diner, 4320 W. Market St., 13 violations

Action: Violations included soup not reheated within two hours; meat held at improper temperature; fluorescent light not entirely shielded; person in charge observed in kitchen area with soiled garments; employee's open beverage container observed on cutting board; food held past use-by date; person in charge answered incorrectly to food safety questions; food storage containers unclean; and sauerkraut and cheese observed with excessive mold-like growth.

Note: This is the facility's fourth consecutive failed inspection and 15th time deemed out of compliance since April 2016.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar, 375 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Dunkin Donuts, 391 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover


Hardee's, 820 E. Main St., Dallastown

McDonald's, 991 Carlisle St., Hanover


Michael's BBQ, 1649 Broadway, Hanover


Regular inspections:

Bethlehem Steltz Reformed Church, 5890 Steltz Road, Glen Rock

Rutter's, 820 E. Main St., Dallastown

Chili's, 370 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

Hanover Best Wok, 443 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover

McDonald's, 4245 N. George St. Ext., Manchester

Primo Pizza Express, 2 W. Main St., Windsor

Touch of Italy, 80 W. Market St., Hellam

B.P.O.E. Elks, 47 N. Forney Ave., Hanover

Hickory Falls Family Center, 110 Hickory Lane, Hanover