Luzerne County restaurant inspections April 27-May 5: missing ceiling tiles, buildup of black grime

May 14th, 2017 11:15 am

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.

B&S Distributor, LLC, 80 Main St. Mocanaqua, April 27. Regular inspection; in compliance.

CVS Pharmacy #1583, 1 N. Main St., Shickshinny, April 27. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Food Express Convenience Store, 804 E. Fifth St., Berwick, April 27. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Long John Silvers #31497, 40 S. Wyoming Ave., Rte 11, Edwardsville, April 27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the restrooms used by employees remind food employees to wash their hands. Signs were posted during this inspection.

Johnny Rockets at Mohegan Sun, 1280 Rte. 315, Wilkes-Barre, April 28. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

McDonald’s #120556, 500 Union and Buckingham, Luzerne, April 28. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Mohegan Sun Pocono Food Trailer MFF4, 1280 Rte. 315, Wilkes Barre, April 28. Opening inspection; in compliance.

No. 1 Chinese Restaurant, 8B Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville, April 28. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations; Observed an excessive accumulation of ice on the shelves inside the reach-in freezer in the prep area, and does not allow for the removing or cleaning of shelves. Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the reach-in freezer. The screen door located at the rear of the kitchen area of the food facility has a gap with visible light at the floor/door junction and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. The screen door located at the rear of the kitchen has loose/cracked wood on the lower portion with visible light that does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. Observed distressed merchandise (can of oyster sauce) with dented hermetic seal in the dry storage area, not clearly segregated from other food, utensils and equipment as required. The can was removed and marked for return.

Northeast Concession at Mohegan Sun, 1280 Rte. 315, Wilkes-Barre, April 28. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed shelves rusting and peeling in multiple refrigeration units. Facility has plans to replace all shelving.

Pearl at Mohegan Sun, 1280 Rte. 315, Wilkes-Barre, April 28. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed plastic containers with no handles being used as scoops and stored in food ingredients. Containers were removed. Observed a buildup of dust on the fan guard in the refrigeration unit in he sushi prep area. Observed a buildup of residue on the bottom of the beverage cooler in the bar area.

Pizzano’s Pizza, 733 Main St., Avoca, April 28. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The water temperature of the wash compartment of the manual ware-washing equipment was 103 degrees F, less than 110 degrees F, as required. Person in charge to contact building owner to adjust hot water settings. Observed a buildup of food residue on shelves in the 2 refrigeration units. Shelves cleaned during inspection. Observed a buildup of black residue on the gaskets on the chest freezers. Person in charge cleaned areas. Observed a buildup of dust on the fan guard in the bain marie. Observed a buildup of old food residue on the non-food contact areas of the deli slicer. Observed a heavy buildup of grease on side of the fryer and on the hoods over the cooking area.

Timbers Buffet at Mohegan Sun, 1280 Rte. 315, Wilkes-Barre, April 28. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Victoria’s Candies, 165 Laurel Mall, West Hazleton, May 1. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Bistro on the Avenue, 174 United Penn Plaza, Kingston, May 1. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

BJ’s Pub and Eatery, 620 Hillside D., Harleigh, May 1. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible.

Cook’s Pharmacy, 777 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, May 1. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Cook’s Pharmacy and The Sandwich Shoppe at Cook’s, 1909 Memorial Hwy., Shavertown, May 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand-wash sink in the prep area. Paper towels were placed at the hand-wash sink during this inspection.

Denny’s #8804, 83 Rte. 93, Hazleton, May 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Chemical spray bottle is stored on shelf above food zones in kitchen. Spray stored properly during inspection. Food employees observed in dish wash area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats. Floor plate seam sealant in microwaves is deteriorated/not smooth. Not easily cleanable. Floors around and behind equipment in food prep have buildup of spilled food residuals and grime.

Gyps, 166 Foster Ave., Freeland, May 1. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Polish American Citizen’s Club, 111 Elm St., Dupont, May 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed a buildup of dust on the hoods above the cooking area. Hoods are scheduled to be replaced.

Taco Bell #28961, 565 Susquehanna Blvd. Hazle Township, May 1. Regular inspection; in compliance.

TJ Maxx #1478, 106 Laurel Mall, Hazle Township, May 1. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Treat Pizza & Ice Cream, Memorial Highway, Dallas, May 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility has an original certificate posted, but the location is not conspicuous for public viewing. The certificate was posted in a conspicuous location during this inspection. The post can opener blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have a dried black residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The post can opener was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection.

Turkey Hill Minit Market #152, 455 Main St., Kingston, May 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: The 3-bay manual ware-wash sink observed to have a buildup of white residue on the drain board and outside surfaces. The inside surfaces of all three bays had a tan/brown residue. The sink was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. The backside of the ice dispensing triggers (non-food contact surface) of the soda machine with a buildup of pink slime and black mold-like residue. The triggers were cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. Observed a buildup of static dust on the fan guards inside of the walk-in cooler.

Dida’s Incredible Edibles, 219 Broad St., Nescopeck, May 2. 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 The containers were elevated during this inspection.

Dida’s Incredible Edibles MFF 3 Mobile 2, 219 Broad St., Nescopeck, May 2. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Swizzle Stick, 434 Main St., Edwardsville, May 2. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: The interior ceiling (foam insulation) of the walk-in keg cooler located in the basement is sagging due to water damage from ice machine that leaked water down onto cooler. Owner has contacted a repairman to repair.

The Grille, 588 Union St., Luzerne, May 2. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Food Express, 7 W. Union St., Shickshinny, May 3. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Nucleus Raw Foods LLC, 63 Main St., Luzerne, May 3. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed dried food residue on the door handles, and door tracks of the sliding door stainless refrigeration unit in the prep area. Observed dried food residue on the handles of the reach-in refrigeration and freezer unit in the kitchen area. Observed dried food residue on the sealing rim surface of the chest freezer in the service counter area. Observed dried spillage on the door shelves in the refrigerator portion of the stainless steel reach in refrigeration/freezer unit in rear kitchen.

Subway, 19 N. Main St., Shickshinny, May 3. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed flaking of the inside surface of white plastic bowl used for chopping food items causing potential for food contamination. Observed deep scoring on the inside surface of 3 white plastic bowls, which is not no longer smooth, easily cleanable. No test strips available to verify proper concentration of sanitizer in 3-compartment sink.

CFM Beer Store, 101 Main St., Luzerne, May 4. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation; Pre-packaged hoagies and pizza in grab-and-go refrigeration unit is not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement, net weight, distributed by statement and/or nutritional facts. A placard was placed during this inspection. Pre-packaged hoagies and pizza located in grab-and-go refrigeration unit is not labeled to clearly indicate any “Big 8” allergen ingredients and/or the allergen warning statement. A placard was placed during this inspection.

Convenient Food Mart #3014, 101 Main St., Luzerne, May 4. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation; Buildup of black grime on the fan guard inside of the 3-door True refrigeration unit.

Food Express Pikes Creek, 2399 Rte. 118, Hunlock Creek, May 4. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Raw eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods inside of the deli case. The eggs were moved to the bottom shelf during this inspection. Facility is not reheating pre-packaged pre-cooked breakfast sandwiches to 135 degrees F for hot-hold prior to placing in the hot-hold unit. The person in charge removed the hot-hold from service and stated that they would only sell the sandwiches to the customer to take home and reheat or that he would allow the customer to reheat the sandwiches themselves by using a table top oven that is available.

Jonathan’s, 31 Lakeside Dr., Harveys Lake, May 4. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: There is a buildup of a white mineral deposit like residue on the inside surfaces of all bays and drainboard of the 3-bay sink used to service the deck area.The sink was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. All inside surfaces of the microwave oven, a food contact surface, located in the kitchen was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The microwave was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the upstairs mens restroom and the downstairs ladies restroom which are used by employees to remind food employees to wash their hands. Signs were posted during this inspection.

Pittston Popcorn Co., MFF1, 8 Cron St., Pittston, May 4. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Wendy’s #0985001, 551 Susquehanna Blvd., West Hazleton, May 4. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Napoli Pizzaria Restaurant, 26 S Main St., Pittston, May 5. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed the paint peeling on the on area around the shaft on the mixer. Observed the plastic coating on the shelves in one refrigeration unit beginning to deteriorate. Observed a buildup of dust on the fan guard on the pizza prep bain marie. Observed a buildup of old food residue around the hinges on the bain marie.

Pizza By Fire LLC MMF4, 58 Antler Ct., Gouldsboro, May 5. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Pizza Perfect, 16 Carverton Rd., Trucksville, May 5, Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: An area of ceiling plaster approximately 4” x 6” is missing form the ceiling in the area between the front and rear kitchen area. Person in charge stated that is is slated to be repaired.

Subway #58952, HC1 17D Rte. 940, White Haven, May 5, Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Residual day date adhesive and labels are observed on stacked, cleaned food pans. Trash receptacles are overflowing in womens and mens restrooms. Cleaned during inspection.

Tomato Bar, 7 Tomato Fest Dr., Pittston, May 5. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed residue on the underside of shelves in the walk-in cooler. Employee restroom in the basement does not have a self-closing door. Observed a buildup of black residue on the wall and debris on the floor behind mechanical dishwasher.

Weasels’ Picks and Packs, 320 Middleburg RD White Haven, May 5. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Apple Tree Terrace, 4 Newberry Estates, Dallas, May 5, Regular inspection; in compliance.

Cafe Italia, 1723 River Rd., Pittston, May 5, Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation; Observed multiple metal shelves that are rusting and no longer smooth and easily cleanable.

Callahan’s Cafe & Coffee House, 69 S. Main St., Pittston, May 5. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed raw eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods in the bain marie. Eggs were moved. Observed a buildup of food debris along the back edges of both bain maries.

Elko’s Lanes, 334 Main St., Dupont, May 5. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Huntsville Golf Club, 1334 Market St., Lehman, May 5. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: 1/2 of a 1 gallon container of whole milk was observed in the server station refrigerator offered for sale past expired sell by date of 4/30/17. Product was voluntarily disposed of during this inspection. Three 1 gallon containers of whole milk were observed in the walk-in cooler offered for sale past expired sell by date of 04/30/16. Product was voluntarily disposed of during this inspection. Three and 1/2 gallon containers of skim milk were observed in the walk-in cooler offered for sale past the expired sell by date of 5/3/17 Product was voluntarily discarded during this inspection. Clean dish racks observed stored on the floor in dish washing area area. The racks were elevated during this inspection.

Just From Scratch Catering LLC, 191 Golf Course Rd., Hunlock Creek, May 5. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility is using an approved non-public water system, but does not have current laboratory testing results for water potability. The facility does not have Nitrate/Nitraite results that are within the past year. They have taken sample to the Kirby Health center and are awaiting the results. The facility will email the results to this inspector upon receipt.

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