Latest food inspections: Lee's Diner passes, 5 others don't

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. 20-26.


Regular inspections:

Aroma Buffet and Grill, 2801 E. Market St., 10 violations

Action: Violations included sanitizer detected at improper levels; employees rinsing towels in hand wash sink; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; door to outside being propped open; person in charge answered incorrectly to food safety questions; soda nozzles observed with black mold-like residue; and clean dish racks stored directly on floor.

Dunkin Donuts, 2270 E. Market St., 12 violations

Action: Violations included employee's open beverage container observed in food prep area; original food certificate not posted in public view; walls and ceiling observed with static dust; mops not being hung to air dry; cups used as dispensing tools; bucket of donut glaze stored directly on floor; and a long string of slimy mold-like substance observed hanging from inside sink drain.

Baker's Family Restaurant, 515 U.S. Route 15 N., Dillsburg, 10 violations

Action: Violations included wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer; open beverage containers observed in dishwasher area; black residue observed on interior ceiling of ice machine; no paper towels available at hand wash sink in employee restroom; spray bottles no labeled; and soap not available at hand wash sink in employee restroom.

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

Walmart, 1800 Loucks Road, 22 violations

Action: Violations included employee not wearing proper hair restraint in deli area; buckets of standing liquid observed in cleaning supply area; mops not being hung to air dry; floor extremely dirty and sticky; sanitizer stored above food equipment; several half gallons of milk for sale had expired; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; employee's open beverage container observed in deli area; paper towel dispenser empty at hand wash sink in bakery; ceiling tile missing in bakery; and small weevil-like insects observed in and around oil spillage in oil vat area.

Other-than-regular inspections:


Home Association of VFW Post No. 2493, 195 S. Main St., Mount Wolf, 13 violations

Action: Violations included raw beef stored on top of ready-to-eat foods; dried food splatter observed on upper interior of microwave; dried blood spillage observed behind shelving; clean dish racks stored on top of open waste receptacle; clean pans stored directly on floor; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer; food not being date marked; and employees observed without proper hair restraints.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Lee's Diner, 4320 W. Market St.

Rutter's, 725 Arsenal Road

General Robert C. Lee's Spring Grove Hotel, 128 S. Main St., Spring Grove


Kimmy's Cafe, 106 Mill St., Fawn Grove

Good Guys Chicken and Fries, 1649 Broadway St., Hanover


Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar, 1211 Haines Road

Burger King, 2400 Mount Rose Ave.

Gate Four Tavern, 1204 W. Market St.

New ownership:

Central Mart, 1200 Mount Rose Ave.

A Plus, 3167 Susquehanna Trail

The Copper Crust Company, 966 S. George St.


Regular inspections:

Dairyland Family Restaurant, 5 Dairyland Square, Red Lion

Kennard-Dale High School, 393 Main St., Fawn Grove

Natural Choices, 2241 Industrial Hwy.

Red Lion Tavern, 27 N. Main St., Red Lion

South Eastern Middle School, 375 Main St., Fawn Grove

Bird-in-Hand Bulk Foods, 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock

Dover Township Community Building, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover

Glick's Produce, 120125 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock

Jimmy Jax, 505 Carlisle Road, Dover

Moonlight Cafe, 4140 Carlisle Road, Dover

Paradise Elementary School, 6923 Lincoln Hwy., Thomasville

Rite Aid, 818 Route 15 N., Dillsburg

Shiloh Beverage Outlet, 2010 Carlisle Road

South Mountain Elementary, 711 S. Mountain Road, Dillsburg

St. Rose of Lima School, 115 N. Biesecker Road, Thomasville

The Dairy Barn, 12025 Susquehanna Trail

Wickey, 2131 S. Queen St.

Arby's, 891 N. U.S. Route 15, Dillsburg

Mellie's Makery, 197 Shoe House Road

Rutter's, 1590 Kenneth Road

Starbucks, 1450 Baltimore St., Hanover

Applebee's, 101 Northern Way

Edible Arrangements, 2300 E. Market St.

Mexitaly, 2440 E. Market St.

Parma Pizza and Grill, 905 Grantley Road

Wellsville Elementary School, 1060 Zeigler Road, Wellsville

Wellsville Farms, 3425 Rosstown Road, Wellsville

Buon Appetito Ristorante, 6147 York Road, Spring Grove

Fairview Elementary School, 480 Lewisberry Road, New Cumberland

First United Methodist Church, 200 Frederick St., Hanover

First United Methodist Church, 200 E. Middle St., Hanover

Hardee's, 500 N. Main St., Spring Grove

Hillside Cafe, 589 Salem Road, Newberry Township

McDonald's, 898 U.S. Route 15 N., Dillsburg

Speedway, 710 Limekiln Road, New Cumberland

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 127 York St., Hanover