Inspectors found rodent droppings, unclean utensils at this York County eatery

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.     

Inspection Violations: 10/17/2022 

VICTORS OF YORK - 554 S. OGONTZ ST - YORK, PA 

  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. 
  • The hand wash sink in the kitchen/cook area being used as a food preparation sink as evidenced by observed feta cheese in the sink/CORRECTED ON SIGHT 
  • Observed the following: Three large knives hanging on a magnetic wall holder with food debris and not clean to sight or touch/CORRECTED ON SIGHT Manual Can Opener with food debris on the blade and not clean to sight and touch/CORRECTED ON SIGHT Slicer with food debris on the top and bottom of the slicer/blade, and was not clean to sight or touch/CORRECTED ON SIGHT Two white cutting boards with dark discoloration/staining and no longer cleanable/CORRECTED ON SIGHT Ice Machine has pink mold like substance on dispensing bar and black mold like substance on the hinge arms of the door. 
  • Observed too numerous to count rodent like droppings in the basement dishwashing/prep/storage area along perimeter of walls. 

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Inspection Violations: 10/13/2022 

MAMMA'S PIZZA AND RESTAURANT - 215 N MAIN ST. - LOGANVILLE, PA 

  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. 
  • Observed underside of motor housing of large floor unit dough mixer, in back prep area, with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, debris on non-food contact surfaces. 
  • Observed commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the walk-in cooler and baine marie units, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. 
  • Observed 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 and baine marie units, is not being date marked. 
  • Observed the following: Slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. One knife hanging on a magnetic wall hanger was observed to have food residue on the blade and was not clean to sight or touch/corrected on sight. Two drawers, where fresh hoagie rolls are stored, is lined with cardboard that is not a cleanable surface and had evidence of food residue and crumbs/corrected on sight. Soda gun holster, in the wait-staff area, is clogged and is not draining properly and not clean to sight or touch on a food contact surface. 

Inspection Violations: 10/11/2022 

STUMP ACRES DAIRY - 1737 ARNOLD RD. - YORK, PA 

  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. 
  • Packaged raw meat & poultry used or offered by the food facility is not labeled with safe handling instructions. 
  • Observed numerous pieces of equipment, in entire store area, with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, debris on non-food contact surfaces. 
  • Food Facility has packaged food which is not labeled as required. 
  • Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency