Luzerne restaurant inspections Feb. 20-24: grease, grime, droppings and mold

March 4th, 2017 12:00 pm - updated: 12:00 pm.

The following are recent Luzerne 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.

West Side Career & Technical School, 75 Evans St., Pringle Borough Kingston, Feb. 21. Regular inspection; in compliance.

State Street Elementary, E. State St., Larksville, Feb. 21. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Old Beijing Chinese Restaurant, 752 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, Feb. 21. Type 2 follow-up, in compliance.

Lino’s Pizza, 653 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, Feb. 21. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working spray bottle located in the pizza making area, used for storing Windex taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. The bottle was labeled during this inspection, working spray bottle, used for storing degreaser taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. The bottler was labeled during this inspection, observed four in-use knives stored between table edges and Bain Marie, an area not easily cleanable & sanitized The knifes were removed, cleaned and sanitized and placed on a try located on the prep table during this inspection, the ladies room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins, floor tiles broken with pieces missing a the junction between the kitchen and the pizza prep area, in front of the 3 bay sink and the floor stand mixer, and is not durable, smooth, non-porous, non-absorbent, there is a hole (Approx 5 ” by 12” at the base of the wall to the left of the door leading from the kitchen to the area where the restrooms are located. The base cove molding is missing in the same location, light shields are missing or Broken with pieces missing in the kitchen.

Carey’s Pub, 147 Division St., Kingston, Feb. 21. change of owner inspection; in compliance.

Wyoming Seminary, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston, Feb. 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Pasta salad was held at 50 degrees F, in the cold hold unit (salad bar), rather than 41 degrees F or below as required. It was determined that the pasta salad was placed into an a cambro pan that was not chilled before placing into the cold hod unit less than 1 hour before inspection. The pasta salad was removed from the salad bar and placed into the walk in cooler. All other cold hold food items in the salad bar were at acceptable temperatures, the quaternary ammonia concentration in the sanitizing solution of the 3-bay ware wash sink was 150 ppm, rather than 200-400 ppm as stated on the manufacturers use directions. The sanitizer dispenser was adjusted and now testing at 200 ppm, the post can opener blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have dried food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The post can opener was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection, one ceiling tile is sagging and out of the channeling in the dry storage area, exposing the area above the ceiling, and needs to be replaced.

Outpost Inn, 2 Roberts St., Hunlock Creek, Feb. 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The ceiling surface on inside of the Microwave oven, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The inside of the microwave was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection.

Luigi’s Pizza, 166 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, Feb. 22. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

III Guys Rest & Sports Bar, 95 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, Feb. 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers, food containers stored on floor in walk in cooler / walk in freezer.

Good Shepherd Academy, 316 N. Maple Ave., Kingston, Feb. 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The hand wash sink in the kitchen area being used as a food preparation sink as evidenced by observed a colander of hard boiled eggs in the sink. The colander of eggs was removed from the sink during this inspection. A new employee was educated that hand wash sinks can be used for hand washing only.

Broadway Tavern, 259 N. Mountaintop Blvd., Mountain Top, Feb. 22. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Anthracite VFW Post #283, 757 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, Feb. 22. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Whitetail Preserve, 118 Boulevard Road, Sugarloaf, Feb. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance.

VFW Post #8335, 915 Main St., Avoca, Feb. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Tin Tin Chinese Restaurant, 487 Johnson St., Wilkes-Barre, Feb. 23. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats, interior surface of chest freezer is cracked and needs to be repaired/replaced.

Teasers/Game Time Sports Bar and Grill, 205 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre, Feb. 23. Type 2 follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Station 33, 31 E. Diamond Ave., Hazleton, Feb. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible, observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required.

Sisters By Day - 3 Bobby D’s By Night, 789 N. Locust, Hazleton, Feb. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers, thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible, residual date label material and adhesive is observed on stacked, clean food containers.

Samy’s Bar & Grill, 428 E. 2nd St., Hazleton, Feb. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Exterior surfaces of stove and grill have build up of grease, wall above dish machine is exhibiting six 1/4-inch holes, floors in food prep area have build up of traffic dirt. Food prep area is cluttered with non essential items.

Royal Bakery, 1701 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, Feb. 23. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

No Bull Ranch LLC- Winter Farmers Market @ Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center -TFS2, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas, Feb. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Michael’s Restaurant, 235 S. River St., Plains Township, Feb. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Handle on a refrigeration unit is repaired with duct tape, a surface which is not easily cleanable, knife holder is cracked and chipped and is no longer easily cleanable, observed a build up of food residue on the metal shelves in the walk in cooler. PIC cleaned shelves at time of inspection.

Grotto Pizza Gateway, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville, Feb. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: six of 12 dispensing nozzles on the fountain soda machine, food contact surfaces, was observed to have a pink mold like residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The nozzles were removed, cleaned and sanitized during this inspection, the receiving door located in the rear of the kitchen has a gap (approx 1/2-inch by 1 1/2-inch ) with visible light, at the floor/ door junction where doors meet and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals, observed a build up of mineral deposit and soap residue on the outside rim of the hand wash sink located on right side in the rear of the kitchen.

Great Asian Wok 333, 333 W. Broad St., Hazleton, Feb. 23. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible.

Denny’s, 416 Route 315, Pittston, Feb. 23. Complaint inspection; in compliance. Violations: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available multiple refrigeration units, observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required, observed food residue on food pans on the clean equipment storage shelf. Pans were cleaned and sanitized, observed a build up of food residue on the microwave and a refrigerated drawer handle, observed clean food equipment stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).

Cuz N Joes Place, 291 Main St., Conyngham, Feb. 23. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Craig’s Food Mart, 517 W. Broad St., Hazleton, Feb. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: three basin sink has build up of grime in basins.

Colonial Pancake House & Restaurant, 2001 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, Feb. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Owner stated she and her sister both work her and have a current certification. Her sister was able to provide a picture of her current certification during this inspection, observed boxes and containers of food stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer, and outside of the walk in Cooler, observed an accumulation of grease on the exhaust of the fryer in the prep area, women’s restroom is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins, no sign or poster posted at the hand wash sink in the prep area to remind food employees to wash their hands. A sign was posted during this isnpection.

Tyson’s Tavern, 77 Old Newport St., Sheatown, Feb. 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of mold like residue on the hoses in the walk in beer cooler in the basement area.

The Grant Street Deli, 661 Grant St., Hazleton, Feb. 24. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: Lights are not shielded or shatter proof in the retail wall cooler.

Sonic Drive-In, 58 Station Circle, Hazle Township, Feb. 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Wire shelving on left side of walk in cooler is rusting, exterior surfaces of equipment in food prep area have build up of grime, floors in food prep area have build up of traffic dirt / grime, grease is mounded to a height of approx. 2” by grill. Cleaned during inspection.

Pizza Bella, 15 E. Carey St., Plains Township, Feb. 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: observed containers with no handles being used as scoops and stored in bulk ingredients, observed a build up of food residue on the shelves in the walk in cooler. Shelves were cleaned at time of inspection, observed a build up of dust on the fan guards under the pizza Bain Marie and in the vent on the back of the wing station Bain Marie, observed a build up of food residue on the non food contact area of the meat slicer, observed a build up of food residue on the surface above the shaft on the dough mixer, observed deteriorating floor and a hole in the wall under the 3 compartment, observed 20 rodent like droppings along the wall in the back storage area.

Leo E. Solomon Education Complex, 41 Abbott St., Plains Township, Feb. 24. Regular inspection; in compliance.

KL’s Catering, 773 W. Eight St., West Wyoming, Feb. 24. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Friendly Food Mart/Pen Mart, 110 Robert St., Nanticoke, Feb. 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view, observed utensil with no handle stored in bulk sugar container. Utensil was removed.

Four Fellas Bar & Grill, 1301 Foster Ave., White Haven, Feb. 24. Complaint inspection; in compliance. Violations: Floor tiles deteriorated, missing in food prep / bar areas. Ceiling tiles in bar are water marked. Ceiling in men’s room is spray painted with black paint.

Dollar General 16039, 748 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, Feb. 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Three cans Of Enfamil Baby formula (powder) on self for sale with expiration date of 2/1/17. The formula was pulled from the shelf during this inspection.

Bear Creek Community Charter School, 30 Charter School Way, Bear Creek Township, Feb. 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required.

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