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 July 4 - July 11.


Pop's Pizza, 3649 Bull Road, York



Pop's Pizza, 3649 Bull Road, York

Action: Violations included rodent-type droppings in the cabinet below the computer station; spray bottles of chemicals not properly labeled; raw hamburger patties stored above ready-to-eat foods in the home refrigerator; a box of tomatoes on the floor in the walk-in; food, which was cooled, was not reheated to 165 degrees within two hours for hot holding; baine marie not working properly; mixer leaking grease over the bowl; food slicer contained food residue and was not clean to sight and touch; fryer baskets not cleaned from the previous day; potato cutter not clean to touch; unfolded pizza boxes stored on the floor; excessive dirt and debris on the table under the griddle; excessive dust on the box fan; dust and grease on the hood filters and wall behind fryer; ticket holder over the baine marie is not clean; dirty old mop water from the previous day's business; wall in need of repair under the hand sink; lights not shielded or shatterproof or missing end caps in the kitchen; bedding and clothing in the food facility, indicating use of the food facility as living or sleeping quarters; personal food, personal care products, shampoo etc. in the food facility; restrooms without self-closing doors; mops not being hung to air dry.

Comment: A manager said all violations have been corrected and he disagreed with some of the inspector's report.

West Manchester Diner, 930 Carlisle Road, York

Action: Violations included improper chlorine level in wiping cloth bucket; improper temperature in baine marie; breadings not being sifted every 4 hours to remove clumps or kept under refrigeration; soup not properly cooled; cardboard being used to line shelving; downstairs walk-in freezer door missing a handle and door gasket in need of repair; slicer, can opener, inside of microwave, mixer, knives in the knife holder and most floors, shelving and equipment are not clean; leaking pipes in the basement, under the dishwasher and under the three-bay sink; standing water in the dishwashing area.

Comment: A manager could not be reached.


Aunt Lydia's Pretzels LLC, 440 Copenhaffer Road, York

BJ's Wholesale Club, 2250 York Crossing Drive, York

Blue Koi, 805 Baltimore St., Hanover

Cityview Community Church, 1655 Roosevelt Ave., York

Domino's Pizza, 3927 E. Market St., York

Eastern YMCA Childcare, 101 Shoe House Road, York

Fuddruckers, 2300 E. Market St., York

The Hanover Hub, 11 York St., Hanover

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, 150 Memory Lane A, York

Lu Hibachi Buffet Grill, 496 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover

The Lucky Spot, 112 Broadway, Hanover

Memorial Hospital Cafeteria, 325 S. Belmont St., York

McDonald's, 4015 E. Market St., York

McDonald's, 380 Memory Lane, York

Merlin's Coffee, 10 S. Franklin St., Hanover

Miller Plant Farm, 430 Indian Rock Dam Road, York

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 2500 E. Market St., York

St. Vincent's Depaul Parish, 220 Third St., Hanover

Subway, 3943 E. Market St., York

Target, 31 Wilson Ave., Hanover

W-A-M Weight and More LLC, 470 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 5, Hanover

Wendy's, 2802 E. Market St., York