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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 Feb. 21 through Feb. 28.

OUT OF COMPLIANCE: 

Inspected Feb 21, 2019

John Wright Restaurant, Wrightsville

o  The person in charge failed in their duties and responsibilities as evidenced in this non-compliant inspection report.

o  When to wash hands. Observed food employee involved in ware washing go from handing soiled pans and utensils to storing clean pans and utensils without washing hands first. Corrected on the spot.

o  When to wash. Frequent and thorough hand washing. During an approximately 3 hr inspection not one employee was ever observed washing hands.

o  Possible cross contamination. Observed raw tuna steaks stored behind cooked chicken breast (raw tuna could be lifted over top of cooked chicken) on the upper portion of the refrigerated bain-marie unit.

o  Refrigerated ready-to-eat time/temperature control for safety food (Prosciutto) repackaged by the food facility, was not being date marked with a sell by, use by or discard by date. Corrected on the spot.

o  Observed wiping cloths soaking in a quaternary ammonia sanitizer solution of 50 ppm (parts per million) rather than 200 - 400 ppm as per the manufacturer’s instructions in the main prep kitchen. The quaternary ammonia sanitizer dispensing container at the three basin sinks in the main prep kitchen found empty. Corrected on the spot.

o Observed refrigerator door handle repaired with duct or electrical tape which is not an easily cleanable material.

o  The quaternary ammonia concentration in the sanitizing solution of the 3-bay glass washing sinks behind the bar was 50 ppm, rather than 200 ppm as stated on the manufacturers use directions. Corrected on the spot.

o Soap was not available at the bar hand washing sink in the banquet bar. Corrected on the spot.

o  The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate effective management control of the retail food facility as evidenced by the risk-based violations in this inspection report.

o  Observed soiled food preparation utensils being stored in busing pans directly on the floor underneath the hand wash sink in the short order preparation area.

o  Observed a portable meat carving station with attached infrared light stored within splash range and even covered with visible water splash from the hand wash sink in the banquet kitchen.

o  No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the banquet room bar and the banquet room kitchen to remind food employees to wash their hands. Corrected on the spot.

o  Possible cross contamination. Observed food employee involved in ware washing handling soiled pans, plates and utensils and going directly handle clean pans, plates and utensils without washing hands first. Corrected on the spot.

o  Possible cross contamination. Observed food employee involved in ware washing placing hands and fingers on food contact surfaces of clean pans and utensils after removing them from the mechanical ware washing machine. Corrected on the spot.

o  Improper thawing. Observed previously frozen tuna steaks, commercially processed and packaged using reduced oxygen packaging (ROP) now completely thawed without breaking the vacuum seal prior to thawing as required. Corrected on the spot.

o  Improper thawing. Observed frozen beef short ribs being thawed inside a hot holding cabinet which is not an approved thawing method. Corrected on the spot.

o  Observed sticker residue remaining on food preparation pans stacked together as clean in the main prep kitchen. Corrected on the spot.

o  Observed a spongy slimy mold like growth around the door opening of the bulk ice machine in the main prep kitchen. Corrected on the spot.

o  Observed a spongy slimy mold like growth on the thermometer or temperature control arm which is in direct contact with edible ice the bulk ice machine in the main prep kitchen. Corrected on the spot.

o Single use, disposable paper towels were not available at the handwash sink in the banquet room bar. Corrected on the spot.

Baker’s Family Restaurant, Carroll Township

o  Food facility is using chlorine sanitizer at an extremely high concentration of greater than 200ppm, not approved in the Code of Federal Regulations for food contact sanitizing at this level.

o  The Person in Charge does not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

o  Observed a leak under the sink in the basement.

o  Back door of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects or rodents.

o  An open employee's beverage container was observed at the cook line.

o  Observed a personal cell phone stored directly on a prep table in the kitchen.

o  Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in near the walk-in cooler.

o  Observed wet wiping cloths throughout the kitchen, not being stored in sanitizer solution.

Inspected Feb 25, 2019

McDonald’s, Carroll Township

o  Observed two employees with gloves on wearing a bracelet and a watch.

o  Observed an employee's cell phone stored on top of the grill area.

o  Observed dried residue on the nozzle of the creamer dispenser.

o The Person in Charge does not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

o  Observed an accumulation of static dust on the fan unit in the walk-in cooler.

o  Observed debris on the floor in the walk-in cooler and freezer.

o  Observed debris on the floor under the dry goods shelving across from the walk-in cooler.

o  Observed food residue on top of the ice cream machine, and several shelving units in the kitchen.

o  Observed frozen egg residue that appeared to be thrown against the wall in the walk-in cooler.

o  Observed an accumulation of grease and food debris on the floor under the fryers.

o  Observed sticker residue on several clean, stacked food containers.

o  The soda syrup boxes are located directly beside the mop sink. Observed boxes and hoses to be wet from splash from the mop sink.

A Plus, York Township

o  The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

o  Single use foil sandwich wraps not in protective packaging stored with food contact surface face up.

o  Observed chemicals for retail sale displayed on shelving in direct contact with Pop Tarts and salt/pepper.

o  Food Employee did not follow proper handwashing procedure. Food employee did not wash hands for adequate amount of time of at least 20 seconds. Provided training.

o  Food Employee did not use paper towel or other barrier to turn off faucet and prevent possible contamination of hands after handwashing. Provided training.

o  Unwrapped and unprotected single use straws stored in the customer area.

o  Utensils observed in the handwash sink, indicating uses other than handwashing.

o  Exit door located in the rear area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

o  Food Employee observed eating or tasting food in the kitchen area.

o  Fountain soda dispensing nozzles, surface of milkshake machine that is directly over and comes in direct contact with product and lip portion of cup, food contact surfaces, were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch.

In compliance: 

Inspected Feb 21, 2019

o   Wickey, York Township

o   The Glen Rock Mill Inn, Glen Rock

o   Panera Bread No. 986, West Manchester Township

o   Mellie’s Makery, Hellam Township

o   Little Caesar’s, West Manchester Township

o   Glen Rock Pizzeria, Shrewsbury Township

o   Domino’s Pizza, Dover Township

o   Dollar General,, Dover Township

o   C S Convenience Store, Codorus Township

 

Inspected Feb 22, 2019

o   West York Middle School, West Manchester Township

o   West York Area Senior High School, West Manchester Township

o   Trimmer Elementary School, West Manchester Township

o   Subway, Dover Township

o   New Salem Elementary School, North Codorus Township

o   Fox’s Pizza Den, Dover Township

o   Dollar Tree, Hanover

o   Derby Dash Kettle Corn at Hanover Amish Market, Penn Township

 

Inspected Feb 25, 2019

o   Wellsville Farms, Warrington Township

o   Stewartstown Smokehouse and Beer Barn, Stewartstown

o   Sal’s Pizza, Shrewsbury

o   Rutter’s No. 1, Springettsbury Township

o   Providence Divine Cakes & Pastries, York Township

o   Pizza Hut, Springettsbury Township

o   Italian Delight, East Prospect

o   Five-O Ventures, LLC, Fawn Township

o   Difrancesco Meadery, Lower Windsor Township

o   Cedar Valley Pizzeria, Fawn Township

o   Arby’s, Carroll Township

o   Al’s Pizza and Subs, Carroll Township

 

Inspected Feb 26, 2019

o   Walmart, West Manchester Township

o   Three Arrows Coffee at Wellspan, Penn Township

o   The Cooper Crust Company, York

o   Red Lion Tavern, Red Lion

o   MOD Pizza, Hanover

o   Jerry’s Great Valu, York Township

o   Friendly’s, Manchester Township

o   Firehouse Subs, Hanover

o   Dairyland Family Restaurant, York Township

o   Custom Cakes by Jen/Baltimore Style Pit beef & Seafood at Amish Markets of Hanover, Penn Township

 

Inspected Feb 27, 2019

o   Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, West Manchester Township

o   Rutter’s, West Manchester Township

o   Roma’s Pizza & Restaurant, Dallastown

o   Regal 13 Plex, West Manchester Township

o   Luther Memorial Church, Spring Garden Township

o   Hardee’s, York Township

o   Central Mart, Inc., Spring Garden Township

 

Inspected Feb 28, 2019

o   York County School of Tech, York Township

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