Lackawanna County restaurant inspections May 8-15: poor cleaning, food-prep area violations put three out of compliance

May 21st, 2017 9:04 am

The following are recent Lackawanna County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According the agency: “any inspection is a ‘snapshot’ of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time of the inspection violations are recorded but are often corrected on site prior to the inspector leaving the establishment.” The information is taken from the inspection database at www.eatsafepa.com. Postal addresses used here are as listed on the state’s website, and may not correspond to the municipalities in which facilities are physically located.

Brazil Ristorante Italiano, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, May 8. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Observed food stored directly on the floor in walk-in freezer area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in the walk-in cooler) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust.

Homemade Heaven, 412 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, May 8. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violation: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in reach in refrigerator.

Longhorn Steakhouse, 8011 Shoppes Blvd., Moosic, May 8. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Moosic Citgo, 4685 Birney Ave., Moosic, May 8. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility does not have a three-compartment sink for manual ware washing.

North Pocono Middle School, 701 Church St., Moscow, May 8. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Red Lobster #6252, 1502 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City, May 8. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Bottle filled with water had no label to identify contents. Food dispensing utensils in the salad station observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food and the container. Ice buildup on the condenser unit in the walk-in freezer. The light intensity in the walk-in freezer area is not at least 10 foot candles

Trovato’s Meat Market, 1085 Lackawanna Trail Clarks Summit, May 8. Change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility does not have available chlorine sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate chlorine sanitizer concentration.

Mazie’s Sports Bar, 731 Dunmore St., Throop, May 10. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Moxie Club, 80 Orchard St., Carbondale, May 10. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Sam’s Club #6581, 921 Viewmont Dr., Dickson City, May 10. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Sisko’s Cafe, 35 N. Main St., Carbondale, May 10. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid. Certificate expired 5/2017.Person in charge stated employee recently completed course. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Wallet size certificate is posted in public view. Raw ground beef was stored on a package of hot dog buns in the Home-style refrigerator. Corrected on site.

V.F.W. Post #7251, 179 Boulevard Ave., Throop, May 10. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Edible Arrangements #797, 538 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City, May 10. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Glenmaura National Golf Club, 100 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic, May 10. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Soda lines placed in ice bin and in contact with ice used for consumer beverages. Food facility does not have available high temperature dishwasher test strips to verify proper sanitizing temperature is reached. Observed mechanical dishwasher equipment, with an accumulation of dust, debris on non-food contact surfaces.

Glenmaura National Golf Club, Cabana, 100 Glemaura National Blvd., Moosic, May 10. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Ice scoop is stored on unsanitized exterior of ice machine. The person in charge removed for corrective action.

Greek American Grill, 540 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City, May 10. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Jessup Mini Mart, 1019 Constitution Ave., Jessup, May 10. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Commercially processed refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the deli refrigerator, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Meat slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have old dried food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Three-bay ware-wash sink was soiled to sight and touch. The hand-wash sink located in the prep area was soiled to sight and touch. Accumulated debris and dust on floors in prep area, and in need of cleaning. Excessive clutter/dust on flat surfaces/tables observed in food prep area not necessary for the production of food should be removed and cleaned in food prep area.

Long John Silvers #31498, 3500 Birney Ave., Moosic, May 10. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Marilake Winery, 209 Main St., Carbondale, May 10. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Lakeland Golf Club, Rte. 107, Fleetville, May 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility has an original certificate posted, but the location is not conspicuous for public viewing.

Legends #1, 235 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic, May 11. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Legends #2, 235 Montage Mountain (PNC Field) Rd., Moosic, May 11. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Legends #3, 235 Montage Mountain (PNC Field) Rd., Moosic, May 11. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Legends #4, 235 Montage Mountain (PNC Field) Rd., Moosic, May 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation; Liquid ingredient storage containers, in the prep area, are not labeled with the common name of the solution.

Legends Club, 235 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic, May 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working containers in ware-wash area, used for storing cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of debris and food residue.

Pine Hills Bar & Restaurant, 140 S Keyser Ave., Taylor, May 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the waitress area and bar area refrigerators.

Tortileria El Buen Amigo, MFF3, 612 Cedar Ave., Scranton, May 11. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed a cardboard box of tortilla chips stored directly on the ground rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. The box was lifted off the ground during this inspection.

Beiler’s Farm Stand, 1990 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Blakely, May 12. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: GMO Free Brown Eggs from Amos Kaufman, Loganton, PA do not include date of lay on packaging. Pre-packaged baked goods from various bakeries including Dutch Bakers, Sunny View Bakery, Stolzius Bakery, Grandma’s Goodies are not labeled to clearly indicate any “Big 8” allergen ingredients and/or the allergen warning statement.

Beta Bread Bakery, 404 State St., Clarks Summit, May 12. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in kitchen area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Food ingredient storage containers, in the back kitchen area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. Observed food stored directly on the floor (flour bags, chips) in back kitchen and front counter area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Low water pressure observed at hand-wash sink during inspection. The hand-wash sink in the front kitchen area was blocked by bread racks and not accessible at all times for employee use. The bread racks were moved during this inspection.

Crown Flea Market, 600 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Archbald, May 12. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility is not using an approved detergent-sanitizer in both compartments of the two-compartment manual

Old Forge Pizza Express-Gerrity’s, 100 Old Lackawanna Trail Rd., Clarks Summit, May 12. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid. The person in charge stated that he is waiting for the certificate. A copy of certificate will be emailed to this inspector.

Olde Town Coffee, 452 Main St., Archbald, May 12. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Commercially processed refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the refrigerator, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Lettuces observed in the reach-in refrigerator slimy to the touch and is adulterated. The person in charge, disposed the food item for corrective action. Manual equipment observed with buildup of filth and food residue and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day. Person in charge cleaned on site for corrective action. Service sink located at front area observed with accumulation of slime. Person in charge cleaned on site for corrective action. Compact dish rack/dish drainer have buildup of black scum and was not clean to sight and touch. Person in charge cleaned on site for corrective action. Microwave oven had old food debris and splash on interior ceiling. Storage sliding drawer and wire shelving, in the both refrigerators, have an accumulation of old food debris, and was not clean to sight and touch. Accumulated food debris on the non-food contact surfaces of equipment and cabinets.

Starbucks Coffee #2955, 1152 Commerce Blvd. Ste. 101, Dickson City, May 12. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Food employees observed in front counter area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats. Food facility does not have available a maximum registering water proof thermometer or temperature strips to measure the temperature of the final rinse cycle of the mechanical ware wash machine.

Tasty Freeze Treats, 460 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Ste. 2, Eynon, May 12. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Ice cream scoop observed stored in sanitizer solution while not in use. Reviewed acceptable options for storing utensils with person in charge for corrective action.

Wah Mei Chinese Restaurant, 130 Constitution Ave., Jessup, May 15. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Refrigerated ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, is not being date marked. Personal-use medicines stored in the food preparation area. Cardboard box used as a food storage container which is not an approved food contact surface and unapproved materials. Hood (interior) has an accumulation of grease. Cardboard boxes, a single-use material, are being used to line refrigerator shelving. Cardboard is soiled to sight and touch. Utility sink observed with accumulation of old food debris and grease, and in need of cleaning.

Wildcat Saloon and Eatery, 192 Main St., Sturges, May 15. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

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