The Panda Chinese Kitchen in York reopened Thursday after the restaurant passed its follow-up inspection with a score of 99, according to York's Bureau of Permits and Health Licensing.

On June 6, the bureau shut down the eatery for having a large, snapping turtle in the three-bay sink, rotting lettuce stored in the walk-in cooler and other violations.

Panda Chinese Kitchen failed that initial inspection with a score of 64.

The critical violations found during that inspection earned the restaurant at 320 E. Philadelphia St. a citation, which carries a maximum $600 fine.

As a condition of its continued operation, the owner of the restaurant has submitted to the bureau a plan that maps the eatery's flow of food, from when it is received to when it is served, said Russell Dorm, York's Health and Sanitation officer.

Dorm said he approved the restaurant's plan.

Next, Dorm said he will make monthly visits to Panda Chinese Kitchen to ensure that the restaurant is keeping to the city's health code.



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