FOOD INSPECTIONS: 1 York County establishment out of compliance

David Weissman

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 18- December 1.


Regular inspections:

York Buffet, 2965 Concord Road, 9 violations

Action: Violations included no person in charge being present during the inspection; spatula used in contact with pizza without being properly cleaned; bowls used as scoops in rice, flour and sauces; utensils stored in water at improper temperature; knives and cleavers stored improperly; fish, chicken and beef observed thawing in standing water; shrimp, beef and chicken observed thawing at room temperature on table outside cooler; time used to control ready-to-eat foods instead of temperature; muffin pans observed with food residue; mixing bowl observed with food residue; old food residue observed in hand wash sink; floor under equipment in kitchen observed extremely dirty; and static dust and grease observed on hood ventilation system.

Grace Ni, a manager at the restaurant, said all the violations have been fixed, and she checks every day to make sure everything is up to code.


Other-than-regular inspections:


Ginza Japanese Restaurant, 616 Shrewsbury Commons, Shrewsbury

New ownership:

Los Girasoles, 490 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover


Beef Jerky Outlet, 351 Loucks Road

West York Sandwich House, 2301 W. Market St.


Regular inspections

Lin's Peking Chinese Restaurant, 4165 N. George St., Manchester

Boscov's, 2899 Whiteford Road

Hickory Farms, 2899 Whiteford Road

McDonald's, 133 Leader Heights

Red Robin, 1500 Mount Zion Road

The Office Pub and Grill, 128 S. Main St., Spring Grove

Books-a-Million, 3000 Whiteford Road

Five Below, 2825 Concord Road

Isaacs at Meadowbrook, 2960 Whiteford Road

John's Diner, 146 Sheraton Dr., New Cumberland

Kickin' Kadilaks Bar & Grill, 19 S. Front St., York Haven

North Salem Elementary School, 5161 N. Salem Church Road, Dover

Shelly's Restaurant, 36 N. Front St., York Haven

Toomey Auction Center, 240 Hatchery Road

Jillybean's Sweet Shop, 115 Locust St., Wrightsville

Moon Dancer Vineyards and Winery, 1282 Klines Run Road, Wrightsville

Wrightsville Elementary School, 300 Chestnut St., Wrightsville

Joebeef's Mill House, 106 Mill St., Fawn Grove

Mount Wolf Early LC, Sixth and Maple Streets, Mt. Wolf

Shallow Brook Intermediate School, 213 S. Hartman St., Manchester