Latest York County food inspections: Lee's Diner among 5 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 Jan. 9-22.


Regular inspections:

American Legion Post No. 543, 23 E. Broadway, Red Lion, 10 violations

Action: Violations included employee drinking coffee in open container in kitchen; ice scoop lying in direct contact with edible ice; chemical sanitizer at improper level; dried potato debris observed on cutting blades of mounted cutter; food splatter observed inside microwave; cigarette ashes observed in hand wash sink; no hand soap in basement restroom; no sign at sink reminding employees to wash hands; and can of aerosol stored inside kitchen cabinet.

Millennium Pizzeria, 26 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg, 8 violations

Action: Violations included food employees observed in kitchen without proper hair restraints; accumulation of static dust on fan in walk-in cooler; accumulation of residue on metal racks in walk-in cooler; no soap available at hand wash sink in kitchen; no paper towels available in women's restroom; and chemical spray bottles not properly labeled.

Note: This is the third time this facility has been ruled out of compliance since January 2016.

Jim Mack's Ice Cream, 5745 Lincoln Hwy., 14 violations

Action: Violations included food stored directly on floor; ice scoop lying inside bulk ice machine; wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizer solution; fluorescent bulbs stored in room with bulk ice machine and food; broken lid on bulk ice machine; pots, pans and utensils only washed in hot, soapy water without sanitizing step; accumulation of static dust on ceiling; no food employee certified in food safety; outdoor waste receptacle observed with open lid; paint peeling from walls; hammers and screwdrivers stored with food; and calcium hypochlorite stored on top of bulk ice machine.

Note: This is the second time this facility has been ruled out of compliance since January 2017.

Pizza Bolis, 240 S. George St., York City, 23 violations

Action: Violations included employees in kitchen not wearing proper hair restraints; food stored with no covering; food storage containers not properly labeled; utensils not properly cleaned and sanitized before use; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; chicken and drinks stored directly on floor; food not being date marked; food residue inside microwave; bottom area of freezer is dirty; wiping cloths not being cleaned daily; certified supervisory employee no longer available; hand wash sink not working; trash receptacles not properly covered; mops not being hung to air dry; and employee personal items stored on same shelf as take-out trays.

Other-than-regular inspections:


Lee's Diner, 4320 W. Market St., 19 violations

Action: Violations included bag of flour observed with water damage; back, flaky residue found inside ice machine; spoon and its handle buried in container of pasta sauce; heavy grease splatter residue observed under grill; ice scoop on table touching wet rag; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; food stored on basement floor (third consecutive violation); excess filth found inside dish machine reservoir; milk shake blender observed with dried food residue; clean dish racks stored on floor; old food residue observed in hand wash sink; rear door being propped open; mops not being hung to air dry; and gallon bottles of bleach stored on same shelf with food.

Note: This is the fifth consecutive failed inspection at this facility, which has been ruled out of compliance 16 times since April 2016.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Lin's Garden Chinese Restaurant, 964 S. George St.

Marcello's Pizza, 421 Center St., Mount Wolf


Dunkin Donuts, 1039 Carlisle St., Hanover

Mamma's Pizza and Subs and Sinner, 14 Main St., Glen Rock

Subway, 330 N. Main St., York New Salem

Bruno Pizzatown, 118 Old York Road, New Cumberland

Marco's Pizza, 840 Carlisle Road

Starbucks, 100 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover


Regular inspections:

Rescue Fire Company No. 1, 50 S. School St., Dallastown

Ruby Tuesday, 255 St. Charles Way

Cara D'Oria Pizza, 246 Hellam St., Wrightsville

Front Porch Tea Room, 25 W. Market St., Hellam

Auntie Anne's, 1155 Carlisle St., Hanover

YWCA of Hanover, 23 W. Chestnut St., Hanover

Coppers Cart, 2948 Sunset Dr., Dallastown

Hodle Tavern, 106 N. Front St., New Freedom

Mamma's Pizza and Restaurant, 215 N. Main St., Loganville

Paesano's Pizza, 1 W. Main St., New Freedom

Stewartstown Smokehouse and Beer Barn, 9A N. Hill St., Stewartstown

Finley's Tavern, 2225 Seven Valleys Road, Seven Valleys

Jim and Nena's Pizza, 31 W. Hanover St., Spring Grove

Korean Garden, 1649 Broadway, Hanover

Shady Maple, 1649 Broadway, Hanover

Spring Grove Elementary, 1450 Roth Church Road, Spring Grove

Susquehannock Fruits and Vegetables, 1649 Broadway, Hanover

Tourist Inn, 671 W. Market St., Hellam

Bob Ba Lewie's, 292 S. 6th St., Mount Wolf

Clearview Elementary School, 2650 Delta Road, Brogue

Mamma's Pizza, 5 York St., Wellsville

Royal Farms, 850 Hellam St., Wrightsville

Ruby Tuesday, 1020 Far Hills Dr., New Freedom

Sal's Pizza, 437 S. Main St., Shrewsbury

Susquehanna Area Senior Center, 2427 Craley Road, Wrightsville

Bella Roma Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 10887 Oak Ridge Ave., Red Lion

China Wok, 300 Bailey Dr., Stewartstown

Little Caesar's, 2165 York Crossing Dr.

Red Lion Bowling Center, 90 Martin St., Red Lion

Rutter's, 4425 W. Market St.

S & S Produce, 328 E. Broadway, Red Lion

Saubel's Shurfine Market, 8 Ballast Lane, Stewartstown

Twin Pines Farm Country Store, 1428 Seven Valleys Road

VFW Post No. 7046, 25 N. Main St., Stewartstown

Wolfe's Finer, 625 U.S. 15 N., Dillsburg