Lackawanna County restaurant inspections July 11-18: Dirt and debris found throughout kitchen

July 30th, 2017 12:20 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.

Lake Hideaway, 701 McAndrews Rd., Moscow. July 18. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: There is no certified food handler employed in the facility. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available in the freezers.

Albi’s Pizzeria and Family Restaurant, 80 S. Main St. Unit 2, Archbald, July 18. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required. The establishment has not met the requirements for FEC by having a certified food employee employed. Reviewed with owner FEC act requires every licensed retail food facility to have at least one certified person in their employ. Observed food stored in a prohibited area for food storage. Interior surface of hood has an accumulation of grease and dust. Floor under cooking equipment is soiled with grease, old food residue and in need of cleaning.

Brick’s Tavern, 277 Drinker Tpke., Covington Township, July 18. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed roast beef being cooled in the walk-in cooler sealed with plastic wrap. The plastic wrap was removed to allow the product to cool. Old product on the bottom of the ingredient bin in the basement. The ingredient bin was cleaned. Floors wet, old food residue, dirt and debris on the floor in the storage closet in the kitchen, under the dishwasher drain board and under equipment. The areas were cleaned. Haphazard floor storage of boxes, crates, old equipment, decorations and miscellaneous

Brody’s Snack Shack, 120 Livingston Ln., Clifton Township, July 18. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Beyond Bread - MFF2, 135 Howe Ln., Dalton, July 19. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Canned Classics – MFF1, 1303 Euclid Ave., Scranton, July 19. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Convenient Food Mart #3007, 410 N. Main Ave., Old Forge, July 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. The hand-wash sink in the front area was blocked and not accessible at all times for employee use. Unclean toilet facilities in need of cleaning.

Fiorelli Catering, 1501 Main St., Peckville, July 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Joe’s Beerman LLC, 1561 Main St., Peckville, July 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Plumpy’s Pierogies/Mafalda’s, 515 Delaware St., Jessup, July 19. Complaint inspection; in compliance

Tortileria El Buen Amigo- MFF3, 612 Cedar Ave., Scranton, July 19. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Rd., Waverly, July 20. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food Facility is not using an approved detergent-sanitizer in both compartments of the two compartment manual ware-washing equipment

Citgo, 313 Northern Blvd., Chinchilla, July 24. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Food Facility is not using an approved detergent-sanitizer in both compartments of the two-compartment manual ware-washing equipment No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the back area to remind food employees to wash their hands. A sign was posted during this inspection,

Colarusso’s LA Palazzo, 4500 Birney Ave., Moosic, July 24, Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

New Century Chinese Restaurant, 1000 S. State St., Clarks Summit, July 24. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired on 6/16/17 and is no longer valid. The person in charge stated that the owner will be taking an exam next month. Thermometer in Pepsi refrigerator is broken and needs to be replaced. The person in charge stated that Pepsi is going to be bringing a new unit within the next two months. One of three chest freezer lids in the rear storeroom is being held together with an unapproved material, duct tape. Lid is not tight fitting on freezer. All foods were observed to be frozen at the time of this inspection. Facility is re-using plastic shopping bags and cardboard boxes for food storage. There are several broken and missing floor tiles throughout the food prep area not providing for smooth easily cleanable surfaces. Floor was observed to be clean and free of debris and water.

Putter’s Pub, 1099 Golf Club Rd., Jefferson Township, July 25. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

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