Lackawanna County restaurant inspections May 26-June 5: Cleanliness issues put 3 in violation

June 11th, 2017 10:42 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.

Althea’s, 700 Oak St., Old Forge, May 26, Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Ware-wash sink has a hose attachment that is hanging below the flood rim of the sink and not an appropriate air gap.

Doc’s Deli-Licious, 527 Carbondale Rd., Scott Township, May 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The interior ceiling of the self-service microwave oven, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The microwave oven was cleaned during this inspection. Floor behind cooking equipment has an accumulation of grease and food debris.

Personalized Cakes & Café - MFF1, 9 Park Pl., Carbondale, May 28. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed cupcakes in uncovered boxes on display for purchase. The cupcakes were covered during this inspection. The food facility does not have a hand wash station available. Facility will not do any prep on site. Only packaged baked goods will be sold.

Drive-N-Buy, 87 N. Main St., Carbondale, May 30. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed two open bags of ice in the freezer adjacent to the self-service beverage area. Person in charge stated customers self-serve the ice by using a single service cup for dispensing. A handled utensil shall be stored in the product for dispensing ice. Pre-packaged deli meat sandwiches prepared in a co- owned licensed retail food facility is not labeled properly with the manufacturers name address complete ingredient statement to clearly indicate any “Big 8” allergen ingredients and/or the allergen warning statement. Three-compartment manual ware-washing equipment observed dusty and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day. Dust accumulated on the fan guards inside the walk- in cooler. No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the front counter employee beverage prep area to remind food employees to wash their hands. Corrected on site. Ceiling in the restroom area, is water stained and need repair. Old unused equipment stored in ware washing area, should be removed from food facility. Restroom door of the food facility is dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald, May 30, Opening inspection; in compliance.

Caboose ice Cream & Snacks, 100 Madisonville Rd., Madisonville Township, May 31. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Glen Oak Country Club, 250 Oakford Rd., Clarks Summit, May 31. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed 5 half gallons of 2% milk with a sell by date of May 25 in the walk-in cooler. The milk was discarded during this inspection. The final rinse gauge of the ware-wash machine appeared to be inaccurate. The temperature noted was 140 degrees F. A temperature strip placed in machine noted 160 degrees F.

Glen Oak Country Club — Halfway House, 250 Oakford Rd., Clarks Summit, May 31. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the reach-in cooler containing sandwiches.

Glen Oak Country Club – Pool Snack Bar, 250 Oakford Rd., Clarks Summit, May 31. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: The interior of the microwave oven, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The microwave oven was cleaned during this inspection

Lake Mart, 455 Rte. 247 Greenfield Township, May 31. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations Food facility has an original certificate posted, but the location is not conspicuous for public viewing. Food employees observed in deli area not wearing proper hair restraints such as nets or hats.

McDermott’s Pub, 200 Delaware St., Jermyn, May 31. Change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violation: Hood equipped with mesh filters.

Kenny’s Café, 153 Spruce St., Archbald, June 1. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Al’s Quick Stop/Subway #165, 10 Scranton Pocono Hwy., Covington Township, June 1. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Jitty Joe’s – MFF3, 4211 Birney Ave., Moosic, June 1. Regular inspection; in compliance.

G&G Express Beer and Deli, 819 Springbrook Ave., Moosic, June 2. 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. Liquid food ingredient storage containers, in the sandwiches prep area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. Deli meat was held at 50 degrees F, in the deli refrigerator, rather than 41 degrees F or below as required. Refrigerated deli display case is not holding 41 degrees F or below. Refrigerator unit not to be used to hold TCS foods required temperature Meat slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have old food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Observed case of beer stored in an unapproved area. Hand-wash sink is soiled to sight and touch. Soap was not available at the hand-wash sink in the prep area.

G&G Express Marts, 4704 Birney Ave., Moosic, June 2. Follow-up inspection; out of compliance. Violation: The hand-wash sink located in the restroom and prep area does not have water at a temperature of at least 100 degrees F.

Long John Silvers #31498, 3500 Birney Ave., Moosic, June 2. 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. Cigarettes found in the basement storage area. Liquid food ingredient storage containers, in the kitchen area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. Rust deposits on the exterior surface (front panel) of the ice machine. Debris encrusted on wire shelving unit used for the storage of clean utensils/dish. Microwave had old food debris and splash on interior ceiling. Food residue and utensils observed in the hand-wash sink, indicating uses other than hand-washing. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand-wash sink in the food prep area. Accumulated old-food residue, grease, dirt on floors, walls by three-compartment sink and including inside of walk-in cooler area.

Circle Drive-in and Theater, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City, June 4. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Bud’s Bar and Grill, 402 Main St., Archbald, June 5. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Liquid food ingredient storage containers, in the kitchen area,are not labeled with the common name of the solution. Non-food contact surfaces of ice machine not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt.

DeLeo’s Bar and Grill, 2101 Rte. 307, Dalton, June 5. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Soda lines and/or non-integral cold plate device installed in ice bin and in contact with ice used for consumer beverages. The person in charge placed ice in a separate container for consumer beverages. Non-food contact surfaces (interior bottom of the reach in freezer) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of old food debris.

Dunmore Elementary Center, Quincy Avenue and Warren Street, Dunmore, June 5. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Dunmore Jr. Sr. High School, Quincy Avenue and Warren Street, Dunmore, June 5. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Mill City Dairy Bar, 1622 Rte. 307, S. Dalton, June 5. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Commercially processed refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food (cheeses), located in the reach-in refrigerator, and held more than 24 hours, are not being marked with the date they were opened. Refrigerated ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility (soups, sauces) and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, are not being date marked. Reviewed and left PDA’s handout on date marking during this inspection. Raw animal foods (eggs) were stored above ready-to-eat foods (cheese, sliced tomatoes) in the reach-in refrigerator. The eggs were moved during this inspection.

Sunoco A Plus, 800 Northern Blvd. South Abington Township, June 5. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed an employee rinsing equipment in the hand-wash sink. Employee was instructed to use ware-wash sinks for the cleaning of equipment.

That Guy With The Dough, 4949 Birney Ave., Moosic, June 5. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Improper storage of insecticides in food facility. The person in charge removed for corrective action.

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