Luzerne restaurant inspections April 3 – 7: buildup of mold, grime, dirt

April 15th, 2017 12:36 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.

511 Restaurant and Lounge, 511 W. Broad St., Hazleton, April 3. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: No proof of food handler certification is available at this time. Proof of certification or enrollment in a certification class required within 10 days. Seams in 3-compartment kitchen sink have buildup of grime.

Boyer’s Food Market, 999 W. 15th St., Hazleton, April 3. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

El Tio II, 25-27 S. Church St., Hazleton, April 3. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: No proof of certified manager food handler certification.

Golden Star, 1019 Main St., Avoca, April 3. Follow-up 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facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid. Person in charge will provide copy of updated certificate when received.

Groceries Plus, 1003 N. Vine St., Hazleton, April 3. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food containers lying on floor in walk-in cooler. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required.

J & J Cafeteria, 100 W. Broad St., Ste. 104, Hazleton, April 3. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.

Monroe Grocery Inc., 36 N. Broad St., West Hazleton, April 3. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Sudzers, 1003 N. Vine St., Hazleton, April 3. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible.

Weis Markets #161, 5 N.River St., Plains Township, April 3. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed cracks and missing pieces on the plastic door on ice machine. door has been ordered.

Hogan’s Heroes & Pizza, 2587 Memorial Hwy., Dallas, April 4. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed a buildup of black food residue on the blade of the post can opener blade. The blade was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. The can opener was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection.

King’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, 49 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, April 4. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: 3 basin sink in lower level bar has buildup of mineral deposits in basins. Fan guards in walk-in cooler have buildup of static dust.

Mountain Top Six Packs to Go LLC, 195 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, April 4. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Sportsman’s Bar, 50 Noxen Rd., Harveys Lake, April 4. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed a buildup static dust on the fan guard inside of the Coor’s Light cooler located at the bar. Observed an accumulation of a tan yeast like residue on the walls and ceiling surface of the walk-in Keg cooler in the basement.

Arby’s #5237, 400 Susquehanna Blvd., West Hazleton, April 4. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Observed unauthorized persons in food area during food prep. The person in charge failed to control access to food facility by unauthorized persons during food prep. Vendor was working overhead during food prep. Vendor’s tools are observed stored on top of in-use Alto Sham unit. Plastic clip from overhead vendor work is observed in lettuce stored in in-use bain marie. Lettuce disposed. Vendor observed working overhead above in use food prep area with foot on prep counter. Ceiling tile is removed and no protection is in place over exposed food. Counter was cleaned and food prep resumed. Employee engaged in food prep observed helping vendor move his ladder, then resuming food prep, no hand wash/glove change. No protection is in place to prevent contamination/adulteration of exposed foods during vendor work above in-use food prep area. Floors in food prep area around equipment have buildup of grime.

Chalet Restaurant & Catering, 43 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, April 4. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Evaporator fan guard in walk-in cooler has buildup of mold.

China II, 58 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, April 4. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Person(s) in charge are not monitoring establishment operation for compliance with food code requirement fried noodles are stored in bag on used egg crates in dining room. Noodles were voluntarily disposed. Food containers are stored on floor in walk-in cooler. Dumplings in hot hold unit are 84 degrees F product center. Dumpling were not reheated to 165 degrees F prior to placement in hot hold unit. Surface coating on wire racks in walk-in cooler is deteriorated/flaking off/rusting. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Unwrapped single-use plastic utensils are randomly displayed in self-serve containers in dining room. Racks in walk-in cooler have buildup of mold. Exterior rim of rice cooker above interior cooking surfaces has buildup of old dried food residuals/grime. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof or are out of end caps over the rear food prep area. Rear kitchen door is exhibiting an approximate 2” hole on lower right corner of door. Screen door mesh on rear kitchen door is torn and exhibiting an approx. 18” hole in mesh. Fan guards in walk-in cooler have buildup of static dust. Floors, especially at floor to wall and equipment junctions have buildup of grime. Cob webbing is observed on walls and behind equipment in rear food prep and storage areas.

Delkanic Farm Market, 1056 Loyalville Outlet Rd., Harveys Lake, April 4. Regular inspection; in compliance.

ASMZ Plaza, 500 Church St., White Haven, April 5. Change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violation: Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the walk-in cooler area

Burger King #23186, 480 Rte. 940, White Haven, April 5. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Comfort Inn Pocono Mountain, 476 Pennsylvania St., 940 White Haven, April 5. 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. Proof of food handler certification or enrollment in a certification class required within 10 days. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible.

Alta Pizzeria, 380 S. Poplar St., Hazleton, April 6. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Person(s) in charge are not monitoring establishment operation for compliance with food code requirements. No complete written procedures in place for assorted pizzas and meat-filled pizza held by time in lieu of temperature. Left side door gasket on Raetone 2 -door cooler is torn/hanging loose from door frame. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Top exterior surfaces of dish washer have buildup of grime. Assorted knives stored in storage rack have old dried food residuals on blades. Ceiling in microwave oven has buildup of old dried food residuals. Floor tiles are deteriorated/missing in food prep area. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the pizza display case.

Back Mountain Bowl, 3555 Memorial Hwy., Dallas, April 6. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Frozen Cow, 2285 Memorial Hwy, Dallas, April 6. Opening inspection; in compliance.

J Paul B Catering, 526 Fern St., Freeland, April 6. 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. Proof of valid certification or enrollment in a certification course is required within 10 days. No temperature holding thermometer or temperature tapes (160 degrees F) are available to monitor final rinse plate surface temperature in high temperature dish washer. Top exterior surfaces of dish machine have buildup of grime. Floors in food prep area have buildup of traffic dirt/grease grime around equipment.

King Neptune, 3046 Memorial Hwy., Dallas, 04/06/2017 Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed containerized food stored directly on the floor in walk-in freezer, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. P

Subway #29412, 560 Airport Rd., Hazle Township, April 6. Complaint inspection; in compliance. Violations: When asked who is in charge of establishment at time of inspection, employees stated they are only employees. Owner came to store to discuss complaint. Buffalo chicken in bain marie is 54 degrees F product center temperature. After questioning, employee stated item was left out of refrigeration. Product was disposed. QAC sanitizer in use is showing <50ppm as checked with test tape. Owner changed orifice in dispensing unit. Unit is now dispensing 200 ppm. Observed residual date sticker material and adhesive on stacked, cleaned food pans.

Wendy’s #007005, 40 S. Church St., Hazleton, April 6. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Silver Skillet Family Restaurant, 699 Seybert St., Hazleton, April 7. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Chemical spray bottle on rack is not labeled for content. Person(s) in charge are not monitoring establishment operation for compliance with food code requirements. Four #10 cans of red sauce stored on shelf in basement are exhibiting severe rim / body dents. Product removed from inventory. Approx. 2 gallons of soup stored in walk- in cooler is 49 degrees F, 4 gallons of gravy is 64 degrees F. All items were made 12+ hours ago. All items were voluntarily disposed due to time/temperature abuse. Gravy and soup stored in walk-in cooler is stored in lidded, plastic buckets. Storage method does not allow for proper cooling of hot time/temperature controlled for safety foods. Plastic cutting board on bain marie is screwed fast to unit. Condition does not allow for removal for proper cleaning. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Assorted knives stored in storage boxes have buildup of old dried food residuals on blade. Plastic cutting board on bain marie has buildup of dark residual grime on food contact surfaces and in groove between board and upper cabinet wall. Slicer has buildup of old dried food residuals on blade and blade guard. Slicer was not used today. Slicer dismantled for cleaning during inspection. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the 3-basin sink. Floors in food prep area have buildup of traffic dirt/grime.

4th Street Pub, 112 N. 4th St., West Hazleton, April 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food containers stored on floor in walk-in cooler.

American Legion Post #495, 575 Rte. 239, Shickshinny, April 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations; Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the door of the walk-in cooler. Facility has already placed a call for someone to come and repair gasket. Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing glass washer in bar was <10 ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required. A new bottle of sanitizer was applied and still tested < 10 ppm. The facility will wash glasses in the 3-compartment sink until the glass washer is repaired. A call was placed to the repairman during this inspection to have the unit serviced.

Elks Club #200, 635 E. Broad St., Hazleton, April 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations; Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. No temperature holding thermometer or temperature tapes (160 degrees F) are available to monitor final rinse plate surface temperature in high temperature dish washer.

Fresh ‘N Quick, 406 3rd St., Nescopeck, April 7. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Italian Villa, 39 Pittston Ave., Yatesville, April 7. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations; Observed peeling coating on the shelves in the refrigeration unit in the kitchen. Unit is being replaced. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Door located in the bar area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

Palace Bar & Grill, 49 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton, April 7. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Puff ‘N Stuff, 13 N. 4th St., West Hazleton, April 7. Regular inspection; in compliance.

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