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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 Aug. 21 through Aug. 27.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE:

Thirsty's Quick Stop, 2914 E. Market St., 16 violations

Action: Violations include upper interior surface of microwave chipping/peeling and no longer cleanable, soap not available at the handwash sink in the kitchen area, box of baking soda, bottle of clorox cleaner, box of black bean soup, empty beef jerky container, sponge, and dishes observed in handwash sink, rear door to the outside being propped open, partially consumed employee drinks stored beside and over foods intended for use or sale, food employees not wearing proper hair restraints in kitchen area, spaghetti sauce stored in bain marie beyond the seven day use or sell by date, inside of microwave observed to have food residue, heavy accumulation of mold-like substance on gaskets of cooling unit under the slicer, and employee with expired certified food manager certificate. 

Note: This is the second time this facility was deemed out of compliance in 2018.

Echo Frezco, 634 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury, 12 violations on follow-up inspection.

Action: Violations include can opener with old food residue, clean pots/stainless steel and plastic containers store on top/around mop sink, over with a large accumulation of dirt and old caked-on food residue, shrimp and cut vegetables held at 60 degrees instead of 41 degrees or below, thermometers for ensuring proper food temperatures not functioning, old food residue and trash inside handwash sink, unused oven stored in kitchen area and used for storing dishes and miscellaneous items, and refrigerated ready-to-eat food held for more than 24 hours and not date marked. 

Note: This facility was last deemed out of compliance in June.

McDonald's, 101 Limekiln Road, New Cumberland, 8 violations.

Action: Violations include food in walk-in cooler being held between 50 and 59 degrees instead of the required 41 degrees or below, resulting in the disposed of all food at $1,000, time being used to control ready to eat foods instead of temperatures, observed pesonal food on prep surfaces near orange juice machine near drive through, mold-like residue on fan guard in walk-in cooler, old food debris in inside portion of milke machine near drive through and quick cup holders near milkshake machine, and accumulation of trash on floor under and around equipment near drive-through. 

IN COMPLIANCE:

Other-than-regular inspections:

Opening:

Vicky's Diner, 4320 W. Market St.

Follow-up:

Guadalajara, 2600 E. Market St.

Regular:

American Red Cross, 724 S. George St.

Bob's West End News, 639 W. Market St.

Continental Food Services Kitchen, 1604 W. King St.

Garcia Deli Grocery, 901 W. Princess St.

Other Place, 10 S. Highland Ave.

Rossville Beer Distributor, 7495 Carlisle Road, Rossville 

Wiener World, 2310 Industrial Highway

York City Little League, Allen Field

Maple Donuts, 970 Loucks Road

Marino's Pizza and Pasta House, 3595 E. Market St.

Seven Sports Bar and Grille, 14 E. Franklin St., New Freedom

Spring Valley Park, 164 E. Main St., Fawn Grove

 

 

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