Luzerne County restaurant inspections May 15-22: 10 flies, other violations lead to out of compliance

May 27th, 2017 11:48 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

New Great Wall II, 19 N. River St., Plains, May 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a buildup of rust on the metal storage shelves in back area. Interior lids of both chest freezers are cracked and repaired with duct tape. Observed a buildup of food residue on the no-food contact areas of the slicer. Observed a buildup of old food residue along the edges and around the hinges of the bain marie. Observed a buildup of residues along the edges of the shelves in multiple refrigeration units. Observed an accumulation of food debris, grease and webbing under and behind equipment.

Old Tioga Farm – Classic Italian Cooking, 1432 Old Tioga Turnpike, Stillwater, May 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed dried food spillage/residue on the floor surface and back surface of the reach in freezer located in the kitchen.

Sleepy Hollow Golf Center, 1303 Saint Johns Rd., Drums, May 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Snack Shack, 750 Wilkes Barre Township Bvld., Wilkes Barre, May 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Subway #32079, 286 S. River St., Plains Twp., May 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Donut Connection, 175 N. Cedar St., Hazleton, May 15. Change of owner inspection; in compliance.

Donut Connection #3023, 21 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazle Twp., May 15. Change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.

Duddy’s Deli, 720 Suscon Rd., Pittston, May 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

El Tio II, 25-27 S. Church St., Hazleton, May 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Three-basin sink has buildup of mineral deposits in basins.

Food Express, 77 Allen St., West Nanticoke, May 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations; Pre-packaged food (hoagies, muffins) not labeled properly with the ingredient statement indicating any allergen ingredients. Observed a buildup of dust on the fan guard in one reach in cooler. Observed a buildup of old food residue around the nozzle on the creamer dispenser. Observed a buildup of residue on the bottom shelf in one reach in cooler. Person in charge cleaned area during inspection. Three-bay sink has a hose attachment that is hanging below the flood rim of the sink and not an appropriate air gap. Person in charge cut hose during inspection. Employee restroom does not have a self-closing door.

I Scream Machine, MFF3, 244 Sweet Valley Rd., Hunlock Creek, May 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Italian American Sporting Club, 22 Apple St., Glen Lyon, May 15. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Bear Creek Deli, 1099 Bear Creek Blvd., Wilkes Barre, May 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a buildup of dust on the plastic storage shelf in the prep area. Observed a buildup of food residue in the corners of the bain marie. Observed a buildup of food residue on the interior of the microwave. Microwave was cleaned. Rest room does not have a self-closing door.

Bodnarosa LLC, 1175 Salem Blvd., Berwick, May 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Three quarts of chocolate milk was offered for sale past expired sell by date of 05/13/2017, two half gallons of 2% milk was offered for retail sale past expired sell by date of 05/14/2017.Expired milk was removed from point of sale during this inspection. The restroom does not have a self-closing door.

Lighthouse, 1019 Shoemaker Ave., West Wyoming. May 16. 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. The facility will register and pay for someone to take the course that is good for a 5-year term within the next 10 days. The owner will email to this inspector or fax/mail proof of registration and payment within the next 10 days. The facility will obtain a food employee certification within 90 days and email a copy of the certificate to this inspector or fax/mail a copy of the certificate to the Region 3 Field office within 90 days. The inside surface of the soda gun holster, a food contact surface, was observed to have a tan yeast-like residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The soda gun holster was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. There is a buildup of grease and dust on the hood filter above he fryer. There is a tan yeast-like residue on the inside ceiling, the right wall and wall with door of the walk-in cooler located in the basement.

Michael Mootz Candies Trailer, MFF2, 1246 Sans Souci Pkwy., Hanover Township, May 16. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Pizza Bella on the Green, 1001 Fairway Dr., Bear Creek Township, May 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration Observed a buildup of black residue on the deflector plate in the ice machine. Machine was shut down and will be cleaned and sanitized prior to use. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the prep area. Observed filters removed from ventilation system hoods. Filters need to be replaced prior to use. Restroom does not have a self-closing door.

Sam’s Club #8191, 441 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, May 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a buildup of dust on the fan guard in the meat cooler. Observed A buildup of old food residue around the hinges on the pizza bain marie. Observed a buildup of residue on the surface around the nozzles and behind the ice chute on the self-serve beverage machines. Multiple ware-wash sinks have a hose attachment that is hanging below the flood rim of the sink and not an appropriate air gap.

Shanghai Chinese Restaurant, 2450 Memorial Hwy., Ste. 10, Dallas, May 16. Complaint inspection; in compliance. Violation: Soap was not available at the hand-wash sink in the prep are area behind service counter at end of cook line. Soap was placed at sink during this inspection.

Powerhouse Eatery, 60 Powerhouse Rd., While Haven, May 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Top exterior surfaces of dish machine have buildup of grime.

Antojitos Dominicanos, 550 Alter St., Hazleton, May 17. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Curry Donuts, 216 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, May 17. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Curry Donuts, 561 N. Main St., Pittston, May 17, Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: No sanitizer available to sanitize equipment. Person in charge purchased sanitizer at time of inspection. Toilet rooms do not have a self-closing door.

Golden Star, 430 N. Main St., Pittston, May 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed an employee’s bottle of soda stored in a pan of food in the bain marie. Bottle was removed and food discarded. Observed food employee preparing raw foods in a container placed on top of a trash can. Observed a buildup of food residue and dust on the shelves under the liners in the walk-in cooler.

Hill Inn, 138 Center St., Hughestown, May 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed a buildup of dust on the fan guard in the reach in cooler and the walk-in cooler.

Burger King #18132, 392 Rt. 315, Pittston, May 18. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a buildup of food residue on metal shelf in the walk in cooler. Shelf was cleaned. Observed a buildup of black residue on the areas around the nozzles on the ICEE machine. Observed food debris and water pooling under storage racks in the back area of the facility.

Serpico’s Pizza, 220 E. End Centre, Wilkes-Barre, May 18. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed containers with no handles being used as scoops and stored in bulk ingredients. Observed wet wiping cloths in kitchen area, not being stored in sanitizer solution. Interior of plastic prep sink is scored and stained and not easily cleanable. Interior lid surface of chest freezer is deteriorating. Observed a buildup of food residue on the shelf in the bain marie in the front area. Person in charge cleaned shelf at time of inspection. Observed a buildup of dust on the fan guard in the Coca Cola cooler in the front area. Observed a buildup of old soda syrup residue on surface around nozzles on the beverage machine. Observed a buildup of residue on the interior ceiling in the pizza prep bain marie. Employee restroom is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins. Employee restroom does not have a self-closing door. Observed 50 old rodent-like droppings along the wall and under shelving in the employee restroom.

Gould’s Supermarket, 669 State Rte. 93, Sugarloaf, May 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Cheese product displayed as American Cheese in deli case. Roast beef containing soy does not state contains soy on display card. Lower Sodium meats are displayed as low sodium products.

Pizza Heaven, 352 Bennett St., Luzerne, May 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Ceiling tiles missing broken in the men’s restroom area, exposing area above ceiling, and need replaced.

RMG Little Time Amusements, NFF3, 23 Molitorius Ln., Sugarloaf, May 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

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RMG Wood Products Concessions, MFF3, 23 Molitorius Ln., Sugarloaf, May 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Snyder’s Backstreet Pub, 30 Freedom Rd., Drums, May 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Sugar Loaf Golf Club, 18 Golf Course Rd., Sugarloaf, May 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Paint on wall by bain marie is blistered/peeling paint.

Valley Lanes, 732 Rte. 93, Sybertsville, May 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

West Side Career & Technical School, 75 Evans St., Pringle Borough, Kingston, May 19. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Café Italia, 1723 River Rd., Pittston, May 19. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Country Junction, 251 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre, May 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

CVS Pharmacy #2133, 620 Market St., Kingston, May 19, Opening inspection; in compliance. Violation: The exit door located in the Market St. side of building located at rear of store gap with visible light, at the floor door junction and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. The receiving door located in the storage area of the food facility has a gap with visible light at the floor door junction. The area at door junction at the base of the doors also has a gap with visible light and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

DeMuro’s Pizza, 10 William St., Pittston, May 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Dollar General 12900, 677 Kidder St., Wilkes Barre, May 19. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Evergreen Raceway, 183 Mill Mountain Rd., Drums, May 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Spray bottles not marked for content. COS Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible.

Iron Skillet, 98 Grove St., Dupont, May 22. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Food employee observed in prep area not wearing a beard cover. A food employee was observed touching a ready-to-eat food with bare hands. Food was discarded. Barrier was provided. Food in multiple refrigeration units stored open with no covering. Foods were covered. Grab-and-go sandwiches not labeled properly with the full ingredient statement including any allergens. Observed cracked shield on the meat tenderizer. Handle on refrigeration unit in cooking area is broken and repaired with tape which is not a cleanable surface. Mechanical ware-washing equipment had a greasy buildup observed inside. No measuring device available to test and ensure that the temperature of the final sanitizing rinse in the mechanical dishwasher is reaching appropriate temperature. Interior of microwave, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Microwave was cleaned. Observed old juice residue on the nozzle on the juice machine. Observed a buildup of dust on the fan guard in multiple refrigeration units. Observed a buildup of old syrup residue on surfaces around the nozzles on the soda and juice machines. Observed old food residue on the area above the shaft on the milk shake blender. Observed water pooling on the bottom of the bain marie in the prep area. Food employee observed storing clean food equipment while wet, and not allowing time for draining and/or air-drying. Old food residue observed in the hand-wash sink, indicating uses other than hand washing. Employee restrooms do not have a self-closing door. Observed a buildup of debris in multiple floor drains. Observed food debris in various areas of the facility. Observed water pooling under equipment in the prep area. Observed 10 small flies on equipment in the ware-wash area.

Kingston Food Mart, 101 S. Wyoming Ave., Kingston, May 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Four quarts of chocolate milk was offered for sale past expired sell by date of 05/19/17, two quarts of 1% milk was offered for retail past expired sell by date of 005/14/17 and one half gallon of whole milk was offered for retail sale past expired sell by date of 05/19/17. These milk products were pulled from the shelf during this inspection. Observed brown stains inside ware-wash basins. Basins also had jugs and box with plastic bags stored inside. Used cup observed in the hand-wash sink, indicating uses other than hand washing. Cup was removed during this inspection

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