Luzerne County restaurant inspections July 19 – 25: Chicken wings in bucket lead to out of compliance

July 29th, 2017 11:01 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.

Aurants, 941 Main St., Duryea, July 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed peeling coating and rust forming on shelves in 2 refrigeration units.

IGormet - MFF2, 508 Delaware Ave., Pittston, July 19. Opening inspection; in compliance.

J & A Farms – MFF1, 753 N Walnut St., Luzerne, July 19. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Murphy’s, 347 Slocum St., Swoyersville, July 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Both inside of the soda gun holsters, a food contact surface, was observed to have a tan yeast-like residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The soda gun holsters were cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. The post can opener blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have dried black food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The can opener was cleaned and sanitized during the inspection

US Gas – Sajan Convenience Inc., and Arch Six Packs to Go LLC, 220 E. 8th St., West Wyoming, July 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the ladies restroom area to remind food employees to wash their hands. A sign was posted during this inspection.

Wilkes-Barre Twp., Settlement Camp, 600 Thornhurst Rd., Pleasant View Summit, July 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed single-service, single-use articles stored directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor. Customer self-service single-use tableware is not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched by customers.

Dollar General #14417, 360 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, July 20. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Dorrance Sunoco, 7018 Blue Ridge Trail, Mountain Top, July 20. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Wire shelving in Pepsi display cooler has buildup of dark residual grime on food contact surfaces. Cleaned / sanitized during inspection.

Kelsey’s Corner, 1 N. Main St., Ashley, July 20. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required.

La Napoli, 427 S Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, July 20. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Person(s) in charge are not monitoring establishment operation for compliance with food code requirements. Food employee observed changing tasks that may have contaminated hands without a proper hand-wash in-between. Food Employee observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand-wash. Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Food prep employees observed handling assorted ready to eat foods with bare hands. Washed salad greens and cooked chicken wings are stored in plastic buckets that previously contained chemical cleaning agents. Items were voluntarily disposed. Cooked chicken wings are stored in plastic bucket and stored to a depth of approx. 15”. Storage practice will not allow for proper cooling within required time limits. No complete written procedures are in place for assorted pizzas and meat topped pizzas held at room temperature. Left side bain marie door is falling off hinges. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. No soap is available at food prep hand-wash sink. Floor covering in food prep areas is worn/crumbling/missing pieces.

Marty’s Blue Room Inc., 100 Old Newport St., Sheatown, July 20. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Weis Market #091, 237 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, July 20. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Dollar Tree #425, 323 Laurel Mall, Hazleton, July 21. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Hampton Inn, 1 Top of the 80’s Rd., Hazleton, July 21. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Hazleton Health and Wellness Center, 50 Moisey Dr., Hazle Township, July 21. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Two 1/2 gallon containers of milk are showing expired sell-by dates. Product was voluntarily disposed. Assorted packaged baked items are not labeled for ingredients.

Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke, July 21. Follow-up 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. Employee is scheduled to take course in Sept. and will provide a copy of certificate when received. Pizza sauce was held at 45 degrees F, in the bain marie, rather than 41 degrees F or below as required. Sauce was discarded. Observed an ambient temperature of 48 degrees F in the bain marie. Unit will be serviced again prior to storage of TCS foods.

Residence Inn by Marriot, 1 Station Circle Dr., Hazleton, July 21. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Tipsy Turtle Airport, 28 Concord Ave., Avoca, July 21. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Brace’s Orchard – TFF3, Back Mtn. Farmers’ Market, 444 Brace Rd., Dallas. July 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: The facility is selling donuts that are not prepackaged and does not have available a hand-wash sink. The facility took corrective action and is not going to serve the donuts but rather make them self-serve. The facility will provide tongs or paper/plastic sheets for consumer to remove donuts from the case. The facility is aware that they need to have several sets of tongs available so can replace should they become contaminated. The facility will take tongs back to food establishment to wash and sanitize them. Hand sanitizer was available.

Dancing Hen Farm, Back Mtn. Farmers’ Market, Dallas, July 22. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Siperko’s Maple Syrup – MFF1, Back Mtn. Farmers’ Market. Hildebrant Rd., Dallas, July 22. Regular inspection; in compliance

Beekeeper’s Daughter – MFF1, 60 Maffett St., Wilkes Barre, July 22. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Turbotville Bakery – MFF2, Back Mountain Farmers Market, Hildebrandt R., Dallas, July 22. Regular inspection; in compliance.

The Cabin Armory and Training Center Inc., 10 Pethick Dr., Wilkes Barre, July 24. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violation: Toilet rooms do not have a self-closing door.

Vine Farmers’ Market, 930 N. Vine St., Hazleton, July 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Re-packed food ingredients are not completely labeled for ingredients. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the dairy meat case display cooler. No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the deli area to remind food employees to wash their hands.

Wilkes-Barre Golf Club, 1001 Fairway Dr., Wilkes-Barre, July 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Prepackaged grab and go sandwiches not labeled with ingredients statement. Observed a buildup of rust on the shelves in the walk in cooler.

Bottlenecks, 2 S. Broad St., West Hazleton, July 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Divider plate in ice machine has buildup of scum/mold. Cleaned/sanitized during inspection. No backflow preventer is installed between hose and hose bib on basement slop sink.

Cracker Barrel #512, 2320 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, July 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a buildup of old food residue along the back edges of the Bain Marie. Observed a buildup of residue on the fan guards in multiple refrigeration units. Observed date marking sticker residue on the exterior of clan food pans. Observed clean food equipment stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).

India Bazaar, 196 Wilkes-Barre Plaza, Rte. 309, Wilkes-Barre, July 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility using rodent bait placed in bait stations which are not covered and tamper resistant. Bait was removed during inspection. Observed water temperature in restroom to be 88 degrees F in the restroom and not 100 degrees F as required. Food facility is not removing dead or trapped pests from control devices frequently, as evidenced by observed old insects and 1 mouse in pest control device in the sales area. Observed 3 live insect larvae on shelf under bags of rice. Observed 50 plus rodent like droppings under shelves in sales area.

Keystone Job Corps Dining Hall, 235 Foothills Dr., Drums, July 24. Regular inspection; in compliance Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Cleaned service plates in plate waiter are displayed exposing food contact surfaces to contamination / hand contact. Hoses on bulk milk dispenser are not cut at an approx. 45 degrees angle to prevent a meniscus on end of tube. Residual date sticker material and residual adhesive material observed on stacked / cleaned pans.

Stookey’s Bar B Cue, 122 E. Poplar St., West Nanticoke, July 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working containers in processing area, used for storing chemicals taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Chemical was labeled. Observed a buildup of rust on the meat slicer blade in the processing area. Loose/broken rubber door gaskets observed on the 1 refrigeration unit. Observed a buildup of rust on metal shelves in multiple refrigeration units. Observed a buildup of residue in the hand-wash sink in the processing area.

Donna’s Deli, 64 Maffett Place, Plains Township, July 25. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Freeland Diner, 1505 South St., Freeland, July 25. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, or hats. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the food prep area.

http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_Luzerne-inspections-5.jpg


NATIONAL VIDEO
POLL