Hand washing and hair a problem for York Fair vendor: Inspector

Anthony Maenza
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. 

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Depending on the severity of the situation, inspectors and their supervisors could file citations or close an establishment. 

July 25, 2022 

SANTILLO'S GRANDSTAND BLDG @ YORK FAIR TFS T- 4 - 334 CARLISLE – YORK, PA. 

  • Food Employee observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash. 
  • Food employees observed in the stand area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. 
  • The hand wash sink located in the stand does not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F. 

— Reach Anthony Maenza at amaenza@yorkdispatch.com or @atmaenza on Twitter. 

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