Food inspections … in and out of Columbia



This week’s inspections at Lancaster Online.

York County’s Inspections | York’s Imperial Gourmet racks up 17 violations resulting in this comment: “The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.”

Click here to go to the state’s Website of inspections … and the listing of the violations at each location. The statewide directory lists inspections for all municipalities in York County and Lancaster County.

… except those in ColumbiaColumbia persists in having its own inspection system with its own forms and inspection items – rather than the one used statewide.

Columbia news, views & reviews asked the Borough for copies of inspections conducted in the Borough during April and May 2018. We received these inspection forms.

inspection - Wendy

inspection - ola

inspection - ola


Contrast the homemade borough food safety forms with the inspection checklists used by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture inspection forms — the forms that are consistently used when inspecting and reporting across the state – except in Columbia.

Here, for example, are the most recent inspections of Arooga’s and Arooga’s in 2017.

Arooga’s – June 2018 Retail Food Inspection Reportaroogas 2018

Arooga’s – June 2017 Retail Food Inspection Reportaroogas 2017

aroogas out of complianceNotice there’s not much improvement except this year’s inspection has three pages of violations – wonder what’s going on there? Wonder who eats there?


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