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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. 27- March 5.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

Regular inspections:

Astoria Diner, 1900 W. Market St., 14 violations

Action: Violations included employee changed tasks without proper hand washing; equipment observed with accumulation of dust, dirt and food residue; plumbing system not maintained in good repair; various flooring cracked; rear exits have gaps; pan of stagnant liquid observed in kitchen; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; food not being date marked; raw beef stored uncovered; and no water available at hand wash sink in kitchen.

Other-than-regular inspections:

Complaints:

York Buffet, 2965 Concord Road, 21 violations

Action: Violations included seafood held at improper temperature; hand wash sink inaccessible near walk-in cooler; floors extremely dirty and dusty; build-up of black, slimy residue in floor drains; wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer solution; cooking equipment observed with encrusted grease and soil accumulation; clean pans stored in wet manner; facility not removing dead or trapped pests; flooring cracked; rear door being propped open; employee's open beverage container observed in food prep area; bowls used as scoops; beef and pork improperly thawing; and numerous dead roach-like insects observed in sushi area, under wok table and behind water heater.

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

IN COMPLIANCE

Other-than-regular inspections:

Openings:

Bella Boo Bakery, 210 Chestnut St., Hanover

Dairy Queen, 1740 Roosevelt Ave.

Yawa Market, 156 W. Market St.

Balla Cloiche Vineyards, 14110 Clark Road, Stewartstown

Follow-ups:

Bakers Family Restaurant, 515 U.S. Route 15 N., Dillsburg

Complaints:

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

Shultz's Delicatessen, 918 Carlisle St., Hanover

Ruby Tuesday, 255 St. Charles Way

Culhane's Steak House, 1 Laurel Road, New Cumberland

New ownership:

A Plus, 313 S. Route 15, Dillsburg

Memory Lane Pizza, 162 Memory Lane

Rita's, 466 Shrewsbury Commons Ave., Shrewsbury

IN COMPLIANCE

Regular inspections:

Hanover Middle School, 300 Keafy Ave., Hanover

Hanover Senior High School, 403 Moul Ave., Hanover

Larry J. Macaluso Elementary School, 1195 Windsor Road, Red Lion

Papa John's, 1083 Carlisle St., Hanover

Rita's, 617 Lombard Road, Red Lion

Windsor Manor Elementary School, 2110 Windsor Road, Windsor

Friendship Elementary School, 3457 Sticks Road, Glen Rock

Mickey's Wholesale Pizza, 120 North St.

Shrewsbury Elementary School, 331 S. Main St., Shrewsbury

YMCA, 500 George St., Hanover

Aldi, 905 Loucks Road

Bethlehem Baptist Church, 474 S. Pershing Ave.

Central York Middle School, 1950 N. Hills Road

East York Elementary School, 701 Erlen Dr.

Locust Grove Elementary School, 3620 E. Prospect Road

North Hills Elementary School, 1330 N. Hills Road

Northeastern Middle School, 4855 Board Road, Manchester

Northeastern Senior High School, 300 High St., Manchester

Northern Elementary School, 657 S. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Paradise Pizza Express, 4265 N. Susquehanna Trail

Rutter's, 1450 Mt. Zion Road

South Central York County Senior Center, 150 E. Main St., New Freedom

Speedway, 3311 N. George St., Emigsville

Stony Brook Elementary School, 250 Silver Spur Dr.

Tasteful Occasions, 150 Main St., New Freedom

York City Mart, 428 N. George St.

Yorkshire Elementary School, 295 Mills Dr.

Arby's, 409 Loucks Road

Cedar Valley Pizzeria, 2560 New Park Road, New Park

Giant, 130 Old York Road, New Cumberland

GNC, 2069 Springwood Road

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

Jumbo Chinese Restaurant, 1550 Kenneth Road

Roma's Pizza and Restaurant, 2 E. Main St., Dallastown

Westgate Restaurant and Lounge, 1550 Kenneth Road

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