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 Mar. 5-12.


Thai House Cuisine, 3609 E. Market St., York.

Action: Violations included several dead roaches and one live roach were observed in the kitchen; cans of roach spray in the facility, which are not to be used by employees; raw shrimp stored above cabbage and carrots in the walk-in refrigerator; in-use spoons were stored in standing water; two bottles of soda were stored in drinking ice; two refrigerators were held at 43 degrees and 41 degrees, and not lower as required; chlorine chemical sanitizer residue detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the dishwasher; grease trap lid was not tight-fitting; dishes and utensils were in the handwash sink, indicating uses other than handwashing; soap was not available at the handwash sink in the kitchen.


Comment: A manager could not be reached.


Community Progress Council, 226 E. College Ave., York.

Crispus Attucks Association/Youth Build, 605 S. Duke St., York.

Crispus Attucks Early Learning Center, 50 E. Boundary Ave., York.

Crown Fried Chicken, 240 S. George St., York.

Dallastown Area Intermediate School, 94 Beck Road, York.

Hong Kong Buffet, 128 Newberry Parkway, Newberry Township.