Mouse droppings and dried blood among violations reported at two York County food establishments.

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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 November 4-10.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE

Regular inspections:

M.O.M.S. Restaurant, 1039 Baltimore St., Hanover, 15 violations

Action: Violations included certificate not posted in nonconspicuous public location; food employees not wearing proper hair restraints; boxes of salt, sugar, oats, corn meal, wax paper and foil sheets observed with water damage in dry storage area; ceiling tiles in dry storage area fallen due to water leak; missing ceiling tiles in kitchen area; beef improperly reheated; ground sausage observed thawing in standing water; door to walk-in freezer damaged; chlorine chemical sanitizer solution lower level than required; dried food residue observed inside microwaves; accumulation of old food debris in refrigerator and freezer; clean utensils in kitchen uncovered or not inverted; broken or missing tiles observed near walk-in cooler; several drain fly-like insects observed near mop sink; and several mouse-like droppings observed around walls of dry storage area.

No one at the establishment could be reached for comment.

Other-than-regular inspections:

Complaints:

Country Boy Meats, 201 Memory Lane, 4 violations

Action: Violations included masking tape used as repair material for broken glass on display cases; exposed rust and chipped paint observed on white meat trays in display case; peeling paint inside meat cases on sides; clean utensils inside drawers not actually clean; meat blade observed with food residue; old dried food and blood observed inside display cases; excessive dust observed on lights above display cases; outside of meat cases observed unclean; and wall directly behind butcher block cutting board observed unclean.

An employee at the establishment did not wish to comment on the violations.

IN COMPLIANCE

Other-than-regular inspections:

Follow-ups:

Overbrook Cafe, 40 Overbrook Avenue

Big Apple Bagels, 586 Shrewsbury Commons, Shrewsbury

Complaints:

The Vault Pizza and Grill, 1986-1990 Carlisle Road, Dover

Darrenkamp's, 10 Newberry Commons, Newberry Township

Wendy's, 75 E. Forrest Avenue, Shrewsbury

New ownership:

Viet Thai, 2535 E. Market St.

All About Brownies, 201 Memory Lane

Openings:

Ethel's BBQ and Catering, 1649 Broadway St., Hanover

Subway, 655 Town Center Drive

San Marcos Restaurant, 14 W. Chestnut St., Hanover

Treat Shop, 1155 Carlisle St., Hanover

IN COMPLIANCE

Regular inspections

American Legion Post, 57 W. Main St., Dallastown

Dallastown Area Middle School, 700 New School Lane, Dallastown

Jim and Nena's Pizza, 2755 W. Market St.

Providence Divine Cakes and Pastries, 2515 S. Queen St.

Rutter's, 725 Arsenal Road

New Freedom Rail Trail Cafe, 117 N. Front St., New Freedom

Paesano's Pizza, 1 W. Main St., New Freedom

Artisans and Oak, 1649 Broadway St., Hanover

Christ Lutheran Child Development Center, 126 W. Main St., Dallastown

Miller's Retail Market, 496 Indian Rock Dam Road

China Wok, 300 Bailey Drive, Stewartstown

Humanities Building at York College, 439 Country Club Road

Indian Rock Elementary School, 1500 Indian Rock Dam Road

Messina's Pizza, 63 N. Main St., Stewartstown

Rutter's, 35 N. Main St., Jacobus

Rutter's, 910 S. Richland Avenue

Sheetz, 1841 Baltimore Pike, Hanover

Wal-Mart Supercenter, 1881 Baltimore Pike, Hanover

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