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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 July 1 through July 10:

OUT OF COMPLIANCE:

First Majestic, York City - Inspected July 1, 2019

o Food Employees could not follow proper hand washing procedure. Single use towel or air drying device not available to dry hands.

o Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the beer cooling unit and prep cooler.

o Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the kitchen and employee restroom area.

o Mops are not being hung to air dry. Mop observed stored in the bucket.

o The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

o Food in the cooling unit areas stored open with no covering.

o Food storage containers, in the dry storage and cooling unit areas, is not labeled with the common name of the food.

o Observed food stored directly on the floor, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.

o Meat slicer & manual can opener blade, food contact surfaces, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

o Inside the microwave, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

o Observed dirty dishes stored with the clean dishes on rack above the 3 bay sink.

o Beneath the stove observed accumulation of food debris. Outer areas of food containers are dirty to sight and touch. Observed a dirty drip tray at stove area. Accumulation of food debris at door gasket of cooling unit. Racks inside the walk-in freezer are dirty to sight and touch. Underneath the racks in the walk-in freezer has accumulation of food debris.

o Lights are not shielded or shatter proof inside the freezing unit.

o Old unused equipment stored (refrigerator) and should be removed from food facility.

o 3 bay sinks do not drain properly and in need of repair.

o Walk-in cooling unit has a damaged floor area which is not easily cleanable.

o Rear door located in the kitchen area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

o A working container of chemicals was stored on the same shelf with single service articles in the kitchen area.

o Observed wet wiping cloths in kitchen area, not being stored in sanitizer solution.

o Observed clean single service items stored in kitchen area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor.

o Observed clean single service items on top of microwave, stored uncovered or not inverted.

o A tight fitting lid is not provided at grill area for trash receptacle when not in continuous use

York Buffet, Springettsbury Township - Inspected July 2, 2019

o The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

o Food utensils in rice steamer area observed stored in a container of water which is not maintained at 135°F.

o Skewered raw meat and vegetables, prepared macaroni and cheese, imitation crab salad and ground pork were held at 47 - 53°F, in the bain-marie located in back kitchen area, rather than 41°F or below as required. Foods were discarded and denatured. Approximate weight 24 lbs and value $65.00 provided by person in charge. Thermometers calibrated using ice point method by Inspector in presence of Person in Charge (Provided Training).

o Imitation crab meat, cooked chicken with vegetables, prepared sushi, fish roe, cooked salmon, and cream cheese was held at 55 - 59 °F, in the under counter cooling unit in the sushi area, rather than 41°F or below as required. Foods were discarded and denatured. Approximate weight 14.5 lb and value $43.00 provided by Person in Charge. Thermometers calibrated using ice point method by Inspector with Person in Charge present (Provided Training).

o Floor on left side of walk in freezer is covered in sheet of frozen condensate.

o Thermometers for ensuring proper food temperatures are not calibrated and/or functioning properly. Provided training.

o An open employee's beverage container was observed inside bain-marie cooling unit in direct contact with produce.

o Meat grinder is repaired with a single use #10 food can with holes drilled through bottom. The can is screwed to body of grinder which does not allow for removal for cleaning and sanitizing. The grinder is repaired with materials unapproved for food equipment and should not be used until repaired with approved parts.

o Food slicer blade, blade guard and food tray, food contact surfaces, were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch. Employee stated slicer was not used today. Observed pink and black mold like residue on ice deflector plate and brewed tea dispensing nozzles in server station area.

o Old food residue, dishes and utensils observed in the hand wash sink located in the sushi area indicating uses other than hand washing.

o Wall directly to left of and under walk in cooler door, has a hole is broken, deteriorating and in need of repair. Kitchen floor is made of tile, grout is deteriorated leaving crevices that are and will fill food crumbs and liquid wastes.

o Observed one live roach-like insect on kitchen wall behind rice steamer, 6 dead roach-like insects in cupboards under sushi station and one dead roach-like insect in dish machine area. Spoke with and reviewed Pest Control Operators recent invoices.

o Observed wet wiping cloths in kitchen area, not being stored in sanitizer solution.

o The floor / wall juncture in three basin sink area is not covered and closed to 1/32 inch. Floor / wall junctures and cove base in several area’s kitchen cracked, broken and deteriorating.

New Emerald Garden, Shrewsbury Township - Inspected July 2, 2019

o Observed wet wiping cloths located on counter-tops within kitchen area, not being stored in sanitizer solution.

o Observed fly strips stored over-top of wait staff prep station (drinks, chips, sauces, plates) at the time of inspection and need to be removed.

o Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, is not being date marked.

o Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control ready to eat potentially hazardous (sushi rice) foods without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food.

o Observed top, bottom, sides and inside of doors of the mechanical washing unit having a large build-up of filth and food residue and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day.

o Observed fan grates (walk-in cooler) and ceiling vents (kitchen area) heavily soiled with static dust accumulation and in need of cleaning at this time.

o Observed containers stored on-top of open(uncovered) cooked food (located inside of cook’s line refrigerator unit) items at the time of inspection.

o Loose/torn rubber door gaskets observed on the cook’s line refrigerator and Bain Marie lower refrigerator units.

o Knives, knife holder, can opener and holder, a food contact surface, was observed to have old sticky and caked on food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

o Observed rear kitchen flooring, PVC piping, floor drains and walls throughout the entire rear kitchen area of the food facility is extremely dirty with black encrusted grease, old food debris, misc. aqueous material, trash and static dust, and in need of immediate cleaning.

o Observed flooring and walls of sushi area is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of immediate cleaning.

o Working containers of sanitizer solution used for storing chemicals/cleaning taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical.

o Food employees observed in kitchen area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets and hats at the time of inspection.

o Observed front dining area window seal having a large accumulation of deceased flies/gnats (50+) at the time of inspection.

o The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

o Observed food (shrimp, egg rolls) store on cook’s line refrigerator unit is stored open with no covering.

o Observed sides of grill/wok & fryers within kitchen area, with a large accumulation of encrusted grease, dirt and old food residue on non-food contact surfaces and in need of cleaning.

o Observed bottom shelf of rear prep table not cleaned at a frequency to preclude large accumulation of dirt and soil.

o Observed counter-top and shelving of sushi area surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude large accumulation of dirt, old food and soil.

o Observed wall in the rear area underneath three (3) compartment sink, is cracked / roughened / and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface.

o Screen door located in the rear kitchen area of the food facility has a gap (top & bottom) and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

o Wall in the rear area underneath three (3) compartment sink, has a hole, or is broken and in need of repair.

Myers’ Meats and Grocery, Conewago Township - Inspected July 5, 2019

o Observed door handle closure broken at deli walk-in refrigeration door, preventing complete closure of door.

o Loose rubber door gaskets observed on refrigeration equipment throughout facility.

o Observed saw located in meat grinding area, not in good repair or condition, observed to have rust.

o Floor underneath shelving throughout walk-in refrigeration and preparation areas is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

o Food employees observed in all food preparation areas, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.

o Oven handle observed to be repaired with duct tape.

o Observed excessive rusting on shelves within 3-door refrigerator in deli display area.

o Observed ice build-up around walk-in freezer door, preventing complete closure of door.

o Observed food mixer in food prep area to have food residue and was not clean to sight or touch.

o The Person in Charge does not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection

o Prepackaged soups and popcorn is not labeled properly with the ingredient statement; no statement regarding ingredient availability provided.

o Observed utensils stored with non-food contact equipment (tools) in broken containers at food prep area.

o Women's toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.

o Observed packaged food (marshmallows) stored on top of a container containing chemicals (freon) in back storage area.

o Observed raw shell eggs stored over Ready-to-eat food in display refrigeration.

o Observed in-use knives stored within knife holder, an area not easily cleanable & sanitized, on wall in deli case area.

o Observed food stored directly on the floor throughout facility, rather than 6 inches off the floor as required.

o Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required throughout facility.

o Observed single-use containers used as scoops for food within deli display cases.

o Non-food contact surfaces, underneath scaled on food prep table, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

o Food employee observed storing clean food equipment while wet, and not allowing time for draining and/or air-drying above 3-compartment sink.

o Back exit door located in the loading dock area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

IN COMPLIANCE:

Inspected July 1, 2019

    o Giant Food Store, East Manchester Township

    o Dollar General, Lower Windsor Township

    o Devil’s Eye Brewing Co., Carroll Township

    o Craley Crabs, Lower Windsor Township

Inspected July 2, 2019

    o Rutter’s, Shrewsbury

    o Meadow Hill Family Restaurant, Windsor Township

    o Charlotte Dubel @ Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury

    o Bonkey’s, New Freedom

Inspected July 3, 2019

    o She’s Got Crabs, New Freedom

    o Midnite Smokin’ BBQ, Fairview Township

Inspected July 5, 2019

    o Westminster Place, Carroll Township

    o Turkey Hill Minit Market, Hanover

Inspected July 8, 2019

    o Dutch Country Restaurant, Penn Township

Inspected July 10, 2019

    o Turkey Hill Minit Market, Lower Windsor Township

    o Aroma Buffet and Grill, Springettsbury Township

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