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, issues with chemicals and how they're handled, and employee hygiene.

Depending on the severity of the situation, inspectors and their supervisors could file citations or close an establishment.

Below is a list of establishments listed as out-of-compliance for inspections conducted May 31 - June 5.


Al's Pizza and Subs, 6 Tristan Drive, Dillsburg

Action: Violations included soiled wiping cloths not being stored in sanitizer solution; chicken wings, spaghetti noodles and hard-boiled eggs held between 67 and 78 degrees rather than 41 degrees or less as required; cracked deli meat container; deeply scored cutting boards that were not resurfaced or discarded as required; a handwash sink that was not accessible at all times; backdoor was propped open.

Comment: A manager could not be reached for comment.


Golf Enterprises Inc. (Valley Green Golf Course), 1227 Valley Green Road, Etters

Action: Violations included fresh-cut french fries cooling on the counter at room temperature, which is not a proper cooling method; food in the walk-in freezer and boxes of onions in dry storage stored directly on the floor, rather than 6 inches off the floor as required; no readable manufacturer plate on dishwasher; accumulation of pink residue inside dishwasher; old food and residue on several drains by the dishwashers; accumulation of black residue on the walls behind the dishwasher and three-bay sink; cooking equipment and shelving areas contained a large accumulation of dust, dirt and food residue; chlorine chemical sanitizer residue detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the dishwasher; glasses in dish rack stored directly on the floor beside a mop bucket; single-service items stored food-side up; accumulation of black residue in ice machine; handwash sink in the men's restroom does not have water temperature of at least 100 degrees; sanitizer bucket observed in the handwash sink, indicating uses other than handwashing; paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink.

Comment: General Manager John Hicks said all violations have been corrected.

Whips Shaved Ice, 10846 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock

Action: Violations included a food employee not following proper handwashing procedures; temperature-measuring device not accessible in food equipment; dishes and utensils in handwash sink, indicating uses other than handwashing; backdoor is not self-closing and/or is being propped open; food employee wearing single-use gloves without a prior handwash.

Comment: Owner Kevin Whipperman said all violations have been corrected.


Capt. Bob's Crabs, 1 E. Main St., Railroad

Charlie's Produce and Crabs, Route 30, Thomasville

Flapjacks LLC, 9 N. Route 15, Dillsburg

Hardee's, 2020 W. Market St., York

Mary Lou Fant Catering, 1911 W. Market St., York

New Grounds Roasting Co. & Cafe, 284 W. Market St., York

Sonic Drive-In, 3111 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion

Sophie's Italian Ice & Ice Cream, 101 S. Main St., Red Lion

Turkey Hill, 1338 Mt. Rose Ave., York