Lackawanna County restaurant inspections June 7-14: Uncleaned meat grinder leads to ‘out of compliance’

June 18th, 2017 12:30 pm

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.

Comfort Suites, 44 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton, June 7. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Dee Jays Hoagies, 1831 N. Main Ave., Scranton, June 7. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Dickson City Ice Cream Shoppe, 1333 Main St., Dickson City, June 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working container in front area, used for storing a chemical taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. The chemical was identified as a sanitizer and was labeled during this inspection. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins. Toilet room does not have a self-closing door.

Homemade Heaven, 412 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, June 7. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Temperature measuring devices for ensuring proper temperatures of equipment are not available in the refrigerators. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

Main Line Hoagies, 1035 Main St., Dickson city, June7. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Castaldi’s Market, 2819 Birney Ave., Scranton, June 8. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: fire extinguisher expired, owner getting new one later that day.

Eat New York Deli, 1450 E Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, June 8. Change of owner inspection; in compliance.

Formosa Restaurant, 727 S State St., Clarks Summit, June 8. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Mechanical ware-washing equipment had a soapy buildup observed inside. The deflector plate of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a slight black residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The plate was cleaned during this inspection.

Via Appia, 900 S. Main St., Taylor, June 8. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Andy Gavin’s Eat & Pub, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, June 8. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Arcaro’s Pizza, 1306 N. Main St., Taylor, June 8. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The soda gun, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch, the soda gun was cleaned during this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in walk-in cooler) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust.

G&G Express Beer & Deli, 819 Springbrook Ave., Moosic, June 9. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

G&G Express Marts, 4704 Birney Ave., Moosic, June 9. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Lakeland Golf Club #2, 105 Holly Rd., Rte. 107, Fleetville, June 9. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Long John Silvers #31498, 3500 Birney Ave., Moosic, June 9. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Chekan’s, 326 Hill St., Jessup, June 12. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Wozniak-Pavloski Home Assoc., 272 Main St., Eynon, June 12. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Quinn’s Market, 1427 Main St., Peckville, June 12. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Soup was held at 130 degrees F, in the electric hot holding unit, rather than 135 degrees F or above as required. Product was pulled from hot hold unit and placed on range for rapid reheating. Glass door in the hot hold display unit in kitchen area is cracked. Observed deeply scored cutting boards located in produce department not resurfaced or discarded as required. Pink and black residue observed on misting nozzles in produce case. Misting nozzles cleaned at the time of this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces of wire shelving in bakery walk-in cooler not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Buildup of dust and debris on floor under pallets in dairy walk- in cooler area, and in need of cleaning.

Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd. Moosic, June 13. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation; Ware-wash sink does not have an adequate air gap of at least 1 inch, between the water supply and flood rim of the sink.

Family Dollar Store #9221, 102 N. Main St., Old Forge, June 13. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Dented, and distressed canned items observed in customer self-service shelf area and intended for sale in the food facility. Non-food contact surfaces of refrigerator not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of old food spillage.

Ginger’s Pies, 309 Church St., Jessup, June 13. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, or hats. Food ingredient storage containers, in the prep area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. Observed food employee skipped sanitizing utensil/dishes and only wash & rinse was accomplished. Reviewed with the person in charge proper procedure for corrective action. The hand-wash sink in the kitchen area was blocked and not accessible at all times for employee use.

New Oriental Express, 201 N. Main St., Old Forge, June 13. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Observed plastic 5 gallon pail with sauce stored directly on the floor in kitchen area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Shrimp observed thawing in standing water which is not an approved thawing method. Cardboard box a single use material, are being used to store food items. Single-use plastic bags being re-used multiple times for food storage. Meat grinder and electric rice cooker, a food contact surface, were observed to have old food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The hand-wash sink in the prep area was soiled to sight and touch. Cleaned on site for corrective action.

Tasty Swirl/ Take out only, 921 Drinker Tpke., Covington Township, June 13. Regular inspection; in compliance.

The Fell Inn, 7 Morse Ave., Simpson, June 13. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Floor surfaces beneath equipment in the kitchen area of the food facility have a grime buildup and in need of cleaning.

Pettinato’s Restaurant, 78 Dubdaff St., Carbondale, June 14, Regular inspection; in compliant. Violations: Food facility has lost its certified food employee over 3 months ago and has not replaced the certified food employee as required. Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the refrigerated unit kitchen area.

Pour Some Sugar on Me MFF3, 235 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic, June 14. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Strawberry Time TFS3, 1511 Summit Lake Rd., Clarks Summit, June 14. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility does not have available QAC sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate QAC sanitizer concentration

VFW Post #5544, 205 Dolph St., Jessup, June 14. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Non-food contact surfaces of ice machine not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

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