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Latest York County food inspections: McDonald's briefly closed by order

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 Feb. 13-19.


Regular inspections:

China One, 2146 Palomino Road, Dover, 16 violations

Action: Violations included food not being discarded when necessary; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; food equipment encrusted with grease; person in charge answered incorrectly to food safety questions; raw chicken stored above raw shrimp; employee observed smoking in food prep area; packs of cigarettes wedged between wall and cleavers; food equipment cracked; improper cleaning of cutting boards; hood vent system observed with accumulation of grease; old food reside in hand wash sink; and bottle of visine stored with and over foods.

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

Other-than-regular inspections:


McDonald's, 60 Arsenal Road, 4 violations

Action: Violations included hand wash sinks don't reach proper temperature; employee did not follow proper hand wash procedure; facility is warewashing without hot water; and person in charge failed to notify department of imminent health hazard and cease operations.

Note: This facility was closed by order on Feb. 14, but a manager at the facility said they reopened within a day or so after getting their water heater repaired.


Other-than-regular inspections:


McDonald's, 2899 Whiteford Road

Red Rose Restaurant and Lounge, 5370 Lincoln Hwy.


Samurai Hibachi, 616 Shrewsbury Commons Ave., Shrewsbury

Mignano's Pizza, 74 Red Lion Ave., Felton

Firehouse Subs, 100 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover


Quaker Steak and Lube, 1411 Kenneth Road

Smok'n Hogs BBQ, 4336 N. George St., Manchester

Wendy's, 1283 Carlisle Road

New ownership:

West York Family Restaurant, 1413 W. Market St.


Regular inspections:

Dollar General, 4750 W. Market St.

Miller's Retail Market, 496 Indian Rock Dam Road

Pizza by Alberto, 2736 S. Queen St.

Burger King, 2199 White St.

Friendly's, 423 Loucks Road

Mazie Gable Elementary School, 100 E. Prospect St., Red Lion

Pleasant View Elementary School, 700 Delta Road, Red Lion

Subway, 311 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion

Christian School of York, 907 Greenbriar Road

I-ron-ic, 256 W. Philadelphia St.

Shallow Brook Intermediate School, 213 S. Hartman St., Manchester

Sun's Deli and Market, 151 E. Princess St.

Amvets Post No. 22, 206 Broadway, Hanover

Dollar Genreal, 4911 Carlisle Road, Dover

Fox's Pizza Den, 2150 Palomino Road, Dover

Friendship Baptist Church, 401 E. Market St.

Infinito's Buffet, 2144 S. Queen St.

Luther Memorial Church, 1907 Hollywood Dr.

Rite Aid, 40 W. Market St.

Subway, 2148 Palomino Road, Dover

Subway, 14 Carlisle St., Hanover

The Well, 408 W. Market St.

Union Prescription Center, 100 N. Broad St.

Valley View Elementary School, 850 Southern Road

York Street Treat, 881 York St., Hanover

York Suburban Senior High School, 1800 Hollywood Dr.