Lackawanna County restaurant inspections June 14-19: Cleanliness, low temperature issues lead to non-compliance

June 25th, 2017 10:48 am - updated: 10:02 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.

Lakeside Grill at Lackawanna State Park, 1939 N. Abington Rd., Dalton, June 14. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility has lost its certified food employee. An employee is scheduled to take the ServSafe class on June 26. The owner stated that she will email a copy of the certificate to this inspector once it is received. Food employees observed in kitchen area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats. Raw animal foods (hamburgers, bacon) were stored above ready-to-eat foods (lettuce, tomatoes) in the reach-in refrigerator. The raw foods were moved below the ready-to-eat foods during this inspection. Observed food (ice cream cones) stored directly on the floor in kitchen area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Customer self-service single-use tableware is not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched by customers. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand-wash sink in the kitchen area. Paper towels were placed at the sink during this inspection.

Olde Brooke Inn, 1035 Rte. 307, Moscow, June 14. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Duties of the person-in-charge are not being followed as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Raw shell eggs stored above cheese in the M3 Turbo Air refrigerator in the basement. The eggs were placed on the bottom shelf. Food ingredient storage containers, in the basement prep area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. The containers were labeled. Alfredo sauce 47 degrees F; and tomatoes and cheese 58 degrees F, the ambient temperature in the pizza bain marie is 50 degrees F. The bain marie was stocked today and the food was removed or placed on ice. The manager called the repair service. Shall maintain cold food at 41 degrees F or below. Observed deeply scored and stained cutting board on the steam table. Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing glassware washer at the bar, was 10 ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required. The glasses will be cleaned in the kitchen glassware washer until the glassware washer at the bar is repaired. Buildup of old food residue on the can opener blade and frame in the basement prep area. The can opener was placed at the dishwasher for cleaning. Old food residue on the storage racks in the walk-in cooler. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the basement prep table. Floor tiles are broken and in disrepair behind the bar.

Oligan’s Pub and Grill, 23 Southside Ln., Scott Township, June 14. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: A spray bottle at the bar containing water was not labeled. The bottle was labeled during this inspection. Food facility is using an approved non-public water system, but does not have current laboratory testing results for water potability.

Pallman Enterprises, Inc. TFS3, 1511 Summit Lake Rd., Clarks Summit, June 14. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: A working container in the kitchen area, used for storing a chemical taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. The chemical was identified and the container was labeled during this inspection.

The Country Club of Scranton-Halfway House, 1001 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

The Country Club of Scranton-Pool Snack Bar, 1001 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Van Fleet’s Grove, 21 Van Fleet Dr., Covington Township. June 15. 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. Fax a copy of the test results to the PA Dept. of Agriculture.

Wegmans Food Market #076, 1315 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City, June 15. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Elio G’s, 843 S. Main St., Old Forge, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

III Ponds Winery, 26 Franklin Valley Rd., Dalton, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

K’s Kreamery, 228 S. Main St., Old Forge, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food safety certificate has expired 5/7/2017. Person in charges states he intends to complete course in July 2017.

Mucciolo Family Wines, 1228 S. Main St., Old Forge, June 15. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Nina’s, 310 Main St., Blakely, June 15. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Non-food contact surfaces (fan guard in walk-in cooler) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust.

That Shake Place, 1509 Mt. Cobb Rd., Jefferson Township, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: A spray bottle of clear liquid on the cook line prep table shelf. The bottle was labeled. A spray bottle of cleaning liquid is on the cook line prep table with food spray and food items. The cleaning liquid was removed from the prep table. Boxes of cones, cups, etc. are stored on the floor, and not on shelves or palettes, in the garage. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the freezers and the Hot Point refrigerator. Old food residue on the glass tray in the microwave oven on the cook line.

The Country Club of Scranton, 1001 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Shell stock located in the walk-in cooler area did not have identification an identification tag attached to the container. The tag was placed on the container during this inspection. The deli slicer in the lower kitchen, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The slicer was cleaned during this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in the two walk-in coolers in the main kitchen) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust.

Kutsop’s Market, 101 7th St., Blakely, June 16. Regular inspection; in compliance, Violation: Observed food, reduced oxygen packaged by the food facility, not being labeled with a keep refrigerated statement and a use by date not exceeding 30 days. Frozen product must bear a keep frozen, use within 4 days after thawing. All products will be labeled properly from this date forward.

SV Mini Mart, 527 N. Main St., Taylor, June 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Pre-packaged sandwiches are not labeled properly with a distributed by statement. Pre-packaged sandwiches are not labeled to clearly indicate any “Big 8” allergen ingredients and/or the allergen warning statement. The interior 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. The slicer blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The slicer was taken apart and cleaned during this inspection. No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the rest room area to remind food employees to wash their hands. A sign was posted during this inspection. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the rest room area. Paper towels were placed at the sink during this inspection.

American Legion Post #0624, 436 Main St., Eynon, June 19. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration Deflector plate of ice machine was observed to have black slime residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Accumulation of pink substance and slime on faucet at bar ware-washing sink. Cleaned on site for corrective action. Non-service animal observed in food facility. Live animals may not be allowed in a food facility. Reviewed and provided the person in charge a copy of Service Animals and the ADA handouts for reference.

Domino’s Pizza, 1578 Main St., Peckville, June 19. Complaint inspection; in compliance. Violation: The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required. ServSafe certification expired 12/08/2016. The manager had stated that he took ServSafe exam last week.

Genotti’s Food Mart, 701 Main St., Moosic, June 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Plumbing system not maintained in good repair - leaking water supply line from water filter.

The Manor, 8 Salem Ave., Carbondale, June 19. Change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility does not have available test strips or test kit to determine appropriate hot water sanitizer final rinse temperature of the mechanical dish washer kitchen area. Food facility does not have available Quaternary sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate Quat sanitizer concentration available at the bar area.

Turkey Hill Minit Market #276, 311 Main St., Blakely, June 19. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Windsor Inn, 669 Washington Ave., Jermyn, June 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Ice scoop being stored on top of the ice machine in the basement. The scoop was moved during this inspection. Food (vegetables, salad dressings, eggs were held at 51 degrees F, in the salad prep area, rather than 41 degrees F or below as required. The eggs were voluntarily discarded and the vegetables/salad dressings were moved to another refrigerator after determining that they were just prepared and placed in the unit prior to lunch. Digital thermometer was calibrated during this inspection in the presence of the owner and kitchen manager using an ice bath. The ambient air temperature of the salad prep refrigerator was noted at 53 degrees F. The unit will not be used unless it can maintain a temperature of 41 degrees F or lower. One of two soda guns at the bar, a food contact surface, was observed to have a sugar syrup residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The soda gun was cleaned during this inspection. The wall below the ware wash sink has an accumulation of soil and old food residue.

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