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 May 14-21.


Golden Plate, 42 Robin Hood Drive, Newberry Township.

Action: Violations included a baine marie not holding food at proper temperatures; products were not properly marked; consumer advisory was missing disclosure statements and reminder statement was not on correct pages of menus; can opener blade and holder contained old food debris and blade was starting to rust; old food debris and grease accumulation around splash areas of mixer; plastic cutting board on cook's line has brown and black discoloration and excessive scoring from knife cuts; black stains and mildew-like growth around ice chute and walls on interior of ice machine; open Dumpster lids.


Comment: Owner Marco Bebawi said all violations have been corrected.

VFW Post 7374, 4800 W. Market St., York.

Action: Violations included various chemicals stored above utensils in the kitchen; broken hand sink; food stored directly on the floor in the walk-in freezer; a gallon of blue cheese dressing stored in the dry storage area, though the label said to keep it refrigerated; butter stored at room temperature; food thermometer not properly calibrated; employees at the bar and kitchen were cleaning with a wet cloth instead of a sanitized cloth; can opener contained food residue; bar soda guns and holsters were not clean to sight and touch; ice machine contained pink residue; oven rack and clean pans stored on the floor; no handwash sink in the bar area; no utility sink or curbed cleaning facility with a floor drain; an employee dumping mop water out of the back door onto the ground; open Dumpster lids.

Comment: A manager could not be reached for comment.


Aroma Buffet & Grill, 2801 E. Market St., York.

Bairs Den Restaurant & Lounge, 1630 Broadway, Hanover.

Barefoot Farm, 6621 Bluebird Lane, Dover.

Bumps and Jumps RC Speedway and Hobbies, 643 Old York Road, Fairview Township.

Children's Home of York, 301 E. Philadephia St., York.

CVS Pharmacy, 4035 N. George St., Manchester.

Manheim Elementary School, RR2 Box 2462, Route 216, Glenville.


Brickers Mobile 1057 Score: 100

Brickers Mobile 1062 Score: 100

Buddy Brickers Mobile Score: 100

Garcia Deli Grocery, 901 W. Princess St. Score: 98

Graham Aquatic Center, 543 N. Newberry St. Score: 99

Helen Thackston, 625 E. Philadelphia St. Score: 100

Island Spice, 675 E. Market St. Score: 90

Split Your Wig Barbershop, 634 W. Market St. Score: 100