The state's Department of Agriculture conducts yearly inspections of food-serving establishments to ensure public safety and safe food-handling practices. Schools are inspect´ed 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 auto´matically consider establishments non-compliant. Called "critical violations," they include food temperature issues, issues with chemicals and how they're handled, and employ´ee 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 compliant and out-of-compliance for inspections conducted Jan. 22-29.


Wolfe's Diner, 625 U.S. 15 North, Dillsburg.

Action: Violations included an unauthorized person in the kitchen; food employee changed tasks without a proper handwash in between; cigarette ashes in the handwash sink; food in the refrigeration units stored open with no covering; raw animal foods stored above ready-to-eat foods; food storage containers were not properly labeled; hot holding unit was below required temperature; potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food was held for more than 48 hours; temperature measuring device not available in hot holding and refrigeration units; shelving and interior of reach-in refrigeration units had accumulation of old food residue; interior of microwave contained old food residue; handwash sink was being used for purposes other than handwashing; drain leaking at a sink in the warewash area; trash can for disposable paper towels was not provided at the handwashing sink in the kitchen area; insect control device was stored in drawer with clean equipment; evidence of insect activity in the warewashing areas.


Comment: A manager did not return calls seeking comment.


1 Stop Sunoco Gas Station, 2200 Old Trail Road, Newberry Township.

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

Allen's Eatery, 103 Market St., Lewisberry.

American Legion Post 455, 19222 Barrens Road South, Stewartstown.

Amvets Post 22, 206 Broadway, Hanover.

Central York High School, 601 Mundis Mill Road, York.

Dairy Barn, 12025 Susquehanna Trail, Glen Rock.