None found to have uncorrectable deficiencies

ALBANY — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets released the results of the food safety inspections conducted by the Department during the final quarter of 2018.

In the fourth quarter of this year, the Department conducted a total of 6,496 inspections of food establishments statewide, such as manufacturers, distributors, warehouses, retail grocery stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores. These inspections include routine annual inspections, re-inspections of facilities that were found to have critical food safety violations, and follow-up visits to businesses that were named in consumer complaints.   During inspections, trained food inspectors proactively look for issues that could lead to foodborne illnesses (critical deficiencies), such as those that involve the food source and condition, food cooking and storage temperatures, sanitary practices of food workers, among others. They also inspect for concerns that do not directly cause foodborne illness but could negatively affect the operation of the food store (general deficiencies). These deficiencies relate to the design and maintenance of the establishment as well as its cleanliness.   “A” grade indicates compliance with the State’s food safety laws and regulations that help to protect against foodborne illness and ensure accurate product labeling.   “B” indicates that although critical deficiencies were found, they were corrected at the time of inspection. (Room for continuous improvement).   “C” indicates that critical deficiencies were found, but were not or could not be corrected at the time of inspection. (Need for immediate corrective action)   Alfred: The Rogue Carrot and Dollar General received "A" grades.   Arkport: Arkport Shurfine, Wild Brute Winery and Savor Vineyards and Wines received "A" grades.   Bath: Red Apple Food Mart on state Route 54, Southern Tier Provisions Inc., RL Jones & Son and Brookside Farm received "A" grades.   Belmont: Ron's Criss Market received an "A" grade.   Canisteo: Cider Creek Hard Cider, Canisteo Shurfine received an "A" grade.   Cohocton: Dollars and Sense received an "A" grade.   Dansville: Dansville Express Mart and 7-Eleven received an "A" grade; Dansville Village Mart, Tops Markets received a "B" grade.   Jasper: Dollar General received an "A" grade.   Wayland: Smitty's Pop & Hops Shop received an "A" grade.   Wellsville: Tops Markets LLC received a 'B' grade; Wellsville Brewing Co. received an "A" grade.   To view all reports statewide for the second quarter, visit the state’s database at and search “Retail Food Store Inspections.”