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30 rodent-like droppings, slimy black bacteria: York County restaurant inspections

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The following York County restaurants were found to have violated Pennsylvania’s health and safety regulations during inspections between March 14-20.

Inspections are overseen by the Department of Agriculture. The department notes that in many cases violations are corrected by the restaurant before inspectors leave.

BROTHERLY LOVE SCRATCH KITCHEN

1475 Pleasant Drive, Dover

Date: March 19, 2021

Type: Opening

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Food Employee is not using available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine sanitizer concentration.

CENTRAL YORK MIDDLE SCHOOL

1950 N. Hills Road, York

Date: March 19, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Hand sink in the dish room is stained and discolored.

DIVINO PIZZERIA AND GRILLE

1 Center Square, Hanover

Date: March 19, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Food employee observed touching face mask then proceeding to handle ready-to-eat food. Corrected.

–Bottom of two-door freezer and two-door refrigerator observed to be dirty and are in need of cleaning.

–Ceiling vents, ceiling fan, and standing fan observed with static dust and are in need of cleaning.

–Observed food employee sweeping kitchen floor with a push broom. Only dustless cleaning methods should be used in a food facility. Corrected.

–Pizza prep unit door not closing/sealing properly.

–Working container in front counter area, used for storing chemicals, taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

INDIAN ROCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

1500 Indian Rock Dam Road, York

Date: March 19, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed flooring within walk-in soiled with dirt residue and static dust debris and in need of cleaning.

–Observed fan grates (within walk-in freezer) having static dust accumulation and in need of cleaning

NEW SALEM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

3745 Salem Road, York

Date: March 19, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Hole observed in wall under the pre-wash station in the dish room.

–Observed approximately 30 rodent-like droppings under the pre-rinse station in the dish room.

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SHERWOOD INN

305 N. Main St., York New Salem

Date: March 19, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed PVC piping and floor drain within ware-washing area has a accumulation of food and dirt residue and in need of cleaning.

–Food employee observed in sandwich prep area, wearing a watch on arm at the time of inspection.

AMY’S CUSTOM CAKERY

83 W. Canal St., Dover

Date: March 18, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Counter, underneath cookie cutter machine, observed with an accumulation of food debris and residue and is in need of cleaning.

–Dehumidifiers throughout kitchen observed with static dust and are in need of cleaning.

–Ceiling around vents observed with an accumulation of static dust and is in need of cleaning.

HARDEE’S #1383176

820 E. Main St., Dallastown

Date: March 18, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed caulking along hood system of grill has missing pieces and being repaired with tape, and in need of replacement at this time.

–Observed hood vents and area around over-top of griller, has an extremely large build-up of black soot and in need of cleaning at this time.

–Observed underside of hood vent over-top of grill located on cooks line, has a large accumulation of food splash and grease along suppression line and in need of cleaning.

–Observed flooring throughout the entire facility(corners/underneath tables/equipment) has an large accumulation of trash, dirt, dust, and old food debris at the time of inspection and in need of major cleaning at this ti

–Observed sliding door grooves of freezer(on cooks line), non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude white and black slimy film and in need of cleaning.

–Observed top and sides areas of fryers( cooking equipment), with very large build-up of encrusted grease and soil accumulation at the time of inspection.

ORE VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2620 Springwood Road, York

Date: March 18, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed heavy accumulation of frozen condensate inside the walk-in freezer.

STONY BROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

250 Silver Spur Drive, York

Date: March 18, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Cleaned and sanitized utensils located in kitchen area, are stored with food contact surfaces/food or lip area exposed to hand contact when retrieved by food employees.

–Observed wet wiping cloths in kitchen area, not being stored in sanitizer solution.

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WEIS MARKETS #173

693 Lombard St., Red Lion

Date: March 18, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed caulking along three compartment sink within deli area, has a black residue forming and in need of replacement.

–Observed clean meat grinder within cooler having old raw food residue, and was not clean to sight and touch.

–Observed numerous cans and bottles of Baby Formula, having expired dates at the time of inspection. Cans and bottles need to be removed.

–Observed flooring/drains within bakery and deli departments, is heavily soiled with grease, dirt, trash and old food debris and in need of cleaning.

–Observed fan grates inside of pastry and donut case, has a large build-up of static dust and in need of immediate cleaning.

–Observed underside of manual ware-washing equipment(three(three) compartment sink), has a build up of filth and food residue and in need of more frequent cleaning.

–Observed fan grates within meat and milk departments having a large accumulation of static dust build-up and in need of cleaning.

YORK SUBURBAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

455 Sundale Drive, York

Date: March 18, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the dish machine area to remind food employees to wash their hands.

ARBY’S #8330

1340 S. Baltimore St., Hanover

Date: March 17, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Soda machine, non-food contact surfaces, observed with residue and is in need of cleaning.

BREW VINO

2779 Carlisle Road, York

Date: March 17, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed food within walk-in cooler, was held between 49-52F, in the walk-in cooler area, rather than 41F or below as required.

–Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible inside of walk-in cooler.

–Observed temperature of walk-in cooler not maintaining 41 degrees and below at the time of inspection. Unit needs to be repaired or replaced.

–Observed hood vents/traps over-top of grill and fryers, is soiled with heavy grease build-up and static dust.

–Temperature measuring device of walk-in cooler unit for ensuring proper temperature, is not operational at the time if inspection.

–Observed flooring within dry stock pantry and entire kitchen area of the food facility is extremely dirty with black soot, grease spill, dirt, trash dust and food debris and in need of cleaning.

–Observed bar area flooring underneath sink and flooring drain has and accumulation of trash and dirt debris and in need of cleaning.

–Observed food ingredient storage containers, in the dry storage pantry, is not labeled with the common name of the food.

–Observed inside reflector shield of ice machine having a slimy black bacteria-like substance forming along the entire shield and in need of immediate cleaning.

–Observed top and sides of fryers (cooking equipment), with encrusted grease and soil accumulation and in need of cleaning.

DOLLAR GENERAL STORE #13128

120 N. Baltimore St., Dillsburg

Date: March 17, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed an accumulation of residue in the bottom of the refrigerator in the back storage room.

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EL RANCHITO MINI MARKET

227 High St., Hanover

Date: March 17, 2021

Type: Change of Owner

Compliance: In

Violations:

–The food facility does not have a hand-wash sink located in the food prep / ware-washing area. Facility will not prep food until hand sink is installed.

–Pasta and baked goods are not labeled to clearly indicate any “big eight” allergen ingredients and/or the allergen warning statement.

–Pasta and baked goods are not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement, net weight, or distributed by statement.

HANDEL’S ICE CREAM & YOGURT

2310 S. Queen St., York

Date: March 17, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed three basin sink leaking at the faucet.

PRIMANTI BROS

2151 S. Queen St., York

Date: March 17, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Food employee observed in fryer area, wearing bracelet on arm.

–An open employee’s beverage container was observed in slicer area, a food preparation area.

–Employee drink and food stored in the pizza bain-marie beside and over foods intended for use or sale.

–Excessive frozen condensate inside upright freezer on the cooks line.

–Table mounted can opener cutting blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

–Bar hand sink not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

–Rear exit door to the outside is being propped open.

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE

1722 S. Queen St., York

Date: March 17, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Equipment handles, rear interior ledge of bain-marie, non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

–Floor drain in the front customer service area is not cleaned at a frequency to prevent build up.

VAULT PIZZA AND GRILL

1990 Carlisle Road, York

Date: March 17, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed inside bottom shelving of bottom refrigerator/freezer units soiled with a large accumulation of dir and old-food residue and in need of cleaning.

–Observed flooring of the entire kitchen area of the food facility is heavily soiled with black soot, dirty, trash and old food debris and in need of cleaning.

–Observed clean utensils/lids/dishes stored inside of dirty storage bins at the time of inspection.

–Observed suppression lines over-top of grill and fryers having an accumulation of grease drippings and encrusted grease build-up at the time of inspection.

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CRACKER BARREL #555

13600 Wolfe Road, New Freedom

Date: March 16, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed numerous stainless steel pans, a food contact surface, having old caked on food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

–Microwave unit, a food contact surface, was observed to have old-food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

–Observed handles of refrigerator and heating units soiled with old-food residue and in need of cleaning.

–Observed cooking equipment within rear area of food facility, soiled with old grease spill and old-food residue and in need of cleaning at this time.

–Observed area underneath grill (on cooks line) with large build-up of grease and soil accumulation.

–Observed bottom refrigerator drawers located on cooks line, has an large accumulation of dirt and old-food residue, and in need of cleaning.

–Observed spray hose within rear chicken/biscuit prep area being repaired with duct tape at the time of inspection.

–Observed throughout the rear kitchen area (underneath prep tables/cooking equipment/corners/crevices) has an accumulation of grease, trash, dirt and old food debris and in need of cleaning.

–Observed floor drains in kitchen and dish room areas of the food facility is extremely dirty and in need of cleaning.

–Observed flooring of walk-in freezer having large accumulation of trash debris at the time of inspection.

JOHNSON BROS. GROCERY OUTLET

6491 Carlisle Road, Dover

Date: March 16, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Flooring in kitchen area of food facility observed to be damaged and is in need of repair.

–Observed raw shell eggs stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in refrigerator. Corrected.

–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 refrigerator, is not being date marked. Corrected.

–Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed faucet leaking at the three-compartment sink.

LOCUST GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

3620 E. Prospect Road, York

Date: March 16, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Severely dented #10 can of applesauce observed in storage area and intended for use or sale in the food facility.

PERKINS RESTAURANT

300 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover

Date: March 16, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Walk-in refrigerator door not closing properly.

–Shelving in split refrigerator observed to be rusted and are no longer smooth and easily cleanable.

–Floor drain not draining properly in ware-washing area of food facility.

–Mechanical ware-washing equipment observed with build up of filth and food residue and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day.

RED LION AREA JHS

200 Country Club Road, Red Lion

Date: March 16, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Cleaned and sanitized utensils are stored with food contact surfaces/food or lip area exposed to hand contact when retrieved by food employees.

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STEWARTSTOWN SMOKEHOUSE AND BEER BARN

9a N. Hill St., Stewartstown

Date: March 16, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed flooring within kitchen area is chipped/roughened and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface.

–Observed ceiling (AC/heating) vents within kitchen having a large accumulation of static dust build-up at the time of inspection.

WILD GINGER YORK INC.

2444 Eastern Blvd., York

Date: March 16, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: Out

Violations:

–The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of the PA Food Code as evidenced by incorrect responses to food safety questions related to food storage and cleanability of surfaces within food facilities.

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

–Several containers of fried noodles in the kitchen area stored open with no covering.

–Several raw animal foods were stored above ready-to-eat foods in the walk-in cooler.

–Observed laminate countertops that are damaged, chipping and eroding in the food facility are not durable under this usage condition.

–Observed cooking equipment, cold and hot holding equipment, storage containers and pans, in the kitchen and sushi area, with encrusted grease and soil accumulation.

–Non-food contact surfaces such as shelving, plastic lining, equipment legs, doors, handles, attachments, etc. not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

–Observed wet wiping cloths throughout kitchen area, not being stored in sanitizer solution.

–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 cooling units, is not being date marked.

–Unclean bowls used as dispensing utensils in bulk dry foods, ready-to-eat foods and raw foods.

–Observed in-use utensils stored on surfaces that are not clean to sight and touch

–Food utensils in rice cooker area observed stored in a container of water which is not maintained at 135F.

–Linens not clean to sight used as covering and in direct contact with foods in the bain-marie cooling unit.

–Observed dry foods, produce and prepared foods stored directly on the floor in storage, kitchen and interior of walk-in cooler, rather than six inches off of the floor as required.

–Frozen whole duck observed thawing in a wash basin of standing water on the floor under a storage shelf which is not an approved thawing method.

–Duct tape used to repair broken storage shelving legs and torn cooling unit door gaskets is not an approved material for food equipment repair.

–Observed cardboard being utilized as a floor covering

–A flying insect control device (fly strips) located in kitchen food preparation and ware washing areas with potential to contaminate food, equipment, and/or utensils.

–Filtration system hood, baffles, fire suppression pipes and attachments are filthy.

–Wood legs supporting cooling unit and condiment shelf in the wok area are not smooth, non-absorbent, corrosion resistant.

–Food preparation and storage equipment, in kitchen area are covered with cardboard observed to be filthy and is an absorbent material.

–Bain-marie units are not sloped adequately to completely drain condensate as evidences by interior bottom shelf wet with puddled stagnant liquid.

–Mechanical ware-washing equipment observed with build up of filth and food residue and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day.

–An open employee’s beverage containers screw capped variety were observed throughout food preparation areas.

–Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

–Loose rubber door gaskets observed on most cooling unit doors.

–Food contact surfaces throughout kitchen including but not limited to can opener cutting blade, cutting boards, food containers, food pans, utensils and preparation surfaces were observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

–Old food residue, dishes and utensils observed in the hand-wash sink, indicating uses other than hand-washing.

–Kitchen and sushi areas of the food facility are extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

–Walls, floors, floor drains and attachments in the kitchen area are heavily coated in grease old food and dirt.

–Observed spray bottles of cleaner/detergent not clearly labeled with a manufacturer’s label.

–Working containers in kitchen area, used for storing cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical.

–Several working containers of cleaner was stored above or on the same shelf with food, equipment, and/or single service articles in the kitchen area.

WINDSOR MANOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2110 Windsor Road, Windsor

Date: March 16, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Ceiling tile above dish machine is stained and needs replaced/repaired.

CONTINENTAL FOOD SERVICES KITCHEN

1604 W. King St., York

Date: March 15, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Raw shell eggs observed stored over and next to RTE produce inside the walk-in cooler.

–Observed wet wiping cloths in production area, not being stored in sanitizer solution.

–The floor/wall juncture in the kitchen area walk-in cooler is not coved and closed to 1/32 inch.

–Mops are not being hung to air dry.

–Table mounted can opener cutting blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

–Wall in the walk-in cooler area has a hole, or is broken and in need of repair.

–Ceiling tile is displaced in the wrapping area.

–Under equipment in kitchen area of the food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

CRAZY TOMATO

1738 Filbert St., York

Date: March 15, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–An open employee’s beverage container was observed in pizza preparation area.

–Cigarette butts found on the floor in the storage area during the inspection.

–Food Employees eating in handsink area as evidenced by observed partially consumed food.

–Commercially processed food was only heated to 90 F before being placed in the steam table and not to 135F for hot holding as required.

–Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the pizza make table cooling unit.

–Old unused equipment stored in storage area, should be removed from food facility.

–Storage area of the food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

–Area behind the pizza oven is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

–Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed three basin sink leaking at the faucet and waste water pipe.

–Dock door located in the storage area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

–Hood filtration system baffles are extremely dusty and grease laden.

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JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS

1401 Kenneth Road, York

Date: March 15, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Food handling gloves stored under hand sink waste water pipe.

–Table mounted can opener cutting blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

JIM & NENAS PIZZA

2755 W. Market St., York

Date: March 15, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Observed canned sauce, raw onion and sodas stored directly on the floor in back room and walk-in cooler areas, rather than six inches off of the floor as required.

–The floor/wall juncture to the left of the rear exit door is not coved and closed to 1/32 inch.

MARISAL’S PIZZA

1305 Mount Rose Ave., York

Date: March 15, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Loose/torn rubber door gaskets observed on the rear upright refrigerator and pizza prep refrigerator units and in need of repair or replaced at this time.

–Observed upper wall and top of pizza oven areas having an large accumulation of static dust build-up at the time of inspection and in need of cleaning.

–Observed PVC piping underneath three(three) compartment sink not having protective cap/cover at the time of inspection.

–Mass cleaning (flooring/grease trap/PVC piping) throughout the entire rear and front areas of facility needed at this time.

WEST YORK POST #8951

1800 Andrew St., York

Date: March 15, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

–Under all equipment in the kitchen area of the food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

–Non-food contact surfaces including but not limited to – sides of fryers, floor between ovens, wall behind cooking equipment, sides of ovens not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

–The floor/wall juncture in the walk-in cooler entrance area is not coved and closed to 1/32 inch.

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The following establishments had no violations

LITTLE FLOWER FARMS

1040 Kunkles Mill Road, Lewisberry

Date: March 19, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

PRESTO PASTA

1115 Carlisle Ave., York

Date: March 19, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

YORK COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

1071 Country Club Road, York

Date: March 19, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

SARAH’S CREAMERY

121 S Main St., Dover

Date: March 18, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

SARAH’S CREAMERY LLC MFF TYPE 3

121 S Main St., Dover

Date: March 18, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

SARAH’S CREAMERY MFF TYPE 3

121 S Main St., Dover

Date: March 18, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

SARAH’S CREAMERY2 MFF TYPE 3

121 S Main St., Dover

Date: March 18, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

ST JOSEPH SCHOOL

2945 Kingston Road, York

Date: March 18, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

BRUSTER’S REAL ICE CREAM

1035 George St., Hanover

Date: March 17, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

DILLSBURG TOBACCO OUTLET

1 Us Rt 15 South Dillsburg

Date: March 17, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

EL RANCHITO MFF TYPE 4

227 High St., Hanover

Date: March 17, 2021

Type: Change of Owner

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

JUMBO CHINESE RESTAURANT

1550 Kenneth Road, 7 York

Date: March 17, 2021

Type: Follow-up

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

RED LION AREA SHS

200 Horace Mann Ave., Red Lion

Date: March 16, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

STEWARTSTOWN SMOKEHOUSE FOOD TRUCK(MFF 3)

9 N Hill St., Stewartstown

Date: March 16, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

GOLDEN BREW DISTRIBUTING CO

3995 N George St., Ext Manchester

Date: March 15, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

MR. Q’S FAMILY SKATE CENTER

85 N Fayette St., York

Date: March 15, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

THE CYCLE WORKS

207 Hellam St., Wrightsville

Date: March 15, 2021

Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violations:

None found

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