Luzerne County restaurant inspections July 26-31: Foods not labeled for potential allergens

August 5th, 2017 11:18 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.

Heights Terrace Elementary School, 275 S. Mill St., Hazleton, July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance.

McDonald’s #16930, 761 Airport Rd., Hazle Township, July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. No hot water is available at food prep hand wash sink. Inspector discussed issue with Walmart Manager and McDonald’s Supervisor.

Panera Bread #905, 3570 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Market Place, Wilkes-Barre, July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food ingredient container not labeled with the common name of the ingredient. Mechanical ware-washing equipment had a mineral buildup observed inside. Observed a buildup of mold-like residue on the back of the ice chute and in the drain on the self-serve beverage machine. Observed a buildup syrup residue around the nozzles on the self-serve beverage machine. Observed a buildup of residues and debris on the floor in the back area and in the walk-in freezer.

Price Chopper #222, 245 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, July 26. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed 50 plus old rodent-like droppings under equipment in multiple areas of the facility. Facility continues to work with a pest control provider who performs weekly checks for activity. Areas of activity are cleaned daily. Facility continues to monitor and seal any detected entry points.

Reyne’s Concessions – MFF4, 58 Dana St., Wilkes Barre, July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Mohegan Sun, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed peeling coating and a buildup of rust on shelves in refrigeration unit at the bar. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Observed a buildup of syrup residue on the surface behind the nozzles on the beverage machine. Observed a buildup old food residue around the hinges on the salad bain marie. Observed water pooling on the bottom of one under counter refrigeration unit. Observed clean food equipment stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).

Sheetz #291, 101 Airport Rd., Hazle Twp., July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Valley Elementary School, 100 Rock Glen Rd., Sugarloaf, July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: No soap is available at food prep/food service hand-wash sinks.

West Hazleton Elementary/Middle School, 325 North St., Hazleton, July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Mickey’s Mini Mart, 2372 Rte. 92, Harding, July27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available in refrigeration equipment. Observed a buildup of black residue on the shelves in the dairy cooler. Observed a buildup of dust and mold on the fan guards in one refrigeration unit.

Milkhouse Creamery LLC, 190 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazleton, July 27. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Rollin’ Dough Pizza – MFF3, 202 E. Diamond Ave. Hazleton, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Heights Terrace Elementary School, 275 S. Mill St., Hazleton, July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Creamy Mountain – MFF3, 202 E. Diamond Ave. Hazleton, July 27. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Duryea VFW Post #1227, 492 Stephenson St., Duryea, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a buildup of mold-like residue on the interior of the ice machine. Machine was emptied and will be cleaned and sanitized prior to use. Observed a buildup of debris and rust on bottom of multiple refrigeration units.

Forest Hill Inn, 3 Forest Hill Inn Rd., Hazleton, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Four Fellas Bar & Grill, 1301 Foster Ave., White Haven, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Front cover missing on ice machine. Floor covering worn/missing surface material in rear kitchen.

Italian American Sporting Club, 22 Apple St., Glen Lyon, July 27. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Lark Mountain Marketplace, 306 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd. Wilkes Barre, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Lookout House LTD, 1373 Rte. 93, Drums, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Floor covering worn in spots.

Boozer’s Sports Bar, 635 Main St., Avoca, July 28. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed scoop stored in bulk ingredients with the handle in contact with the contents. Scoop was moved. Observed a buildup of residue in the soda gun nozzle at the bar. Nozzle was cleaned during inspection. Observed a buildup of dust and mold-like residue on the fan and hoses in the walk-in beer cooler. Customer self-service single-use tableware is not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched by customers.

Cheder Menachem, 17 Second Ave., Kingston, July 28. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Florio’s Pizza, 107 W. Carey St., Plains Township, July 28. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a buildup of residue and dust on the storage equipment shelves. Observed clean ladles stored in contact with surface that is not easily cleanable. Ladles were moved. Observed single-service, single-use articles (boxes) stored directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor.

Goin’ Donuts, 1318 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, July 28. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a buildup of dust and webbing on the ventilation hoods. Observed a buildup of residue on the exterior of the bulk ingredient containers. Observed a buildup of webbing on the crates and shelves in the storage area. Observed 10 old rodent-like droppings in the utility closet.

Isabella Restaurant & Bar, 1140 Rte. 315 Ste. 101, Plains Township, July 28. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food observed thawing at room temperature on the prep, which is not an approved thawing method. Food was placed in cooler. Discussed approved thawing methods. Observed date marking sticker residue on the exterior of clean food pans.

Main Bean, 161 Main St., Luzerne, July 28. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the side by side refrigeration unit. Observed dried spillage on the outside door surface of the side by side refrigeration unit and the two-door stainless under the counter refrigeration unit. Old food residue, dishes and utensils observed in the hand-wash sink, indicating uses other than hand washing. The soiled dishes and utensils were removed and run through the dish machine. Toilet rooms do not have a functioning self-closure device on the restroom door.

The Gyro King – MFF4, 20 Stout St., Pittston, July 28. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Villa Foglia, 1133 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, July 28. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid. Person in charge has registered for ServSafe class Aug 17, 2017 and will provide copy of certificate when received.

Booyah Burgers & Bites, 2022 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, July 28. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Facility does not have proper test strips available to test the Quat sanitizer concentration available to test sanitizer concentration in the 3-bay sink. Facility has only chlorine test strips available for testing sanitizer concentration in low temp dish machine.

Burger King #2127, 1331 N. Church St., Hazleton, July 31. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Evaporator housing in walk-in cooler has buildup of static dust.

Fairfield Inn and Suites, 118 Rte. 93, Sugarloaf, July 31. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Fondippity – MFF4, 75 Dixon Ln., Dallas, July 31. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Joe’s Pierogies – MFF4, 216 W. Birch St., Hazleton, July 31. Regular inspection; in compliance.

McDonald’s #02073, 1145 N. Church St., Hazleton, July 31. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

P&R Discounts, Gateway Shopping Center, Unit 29, Kingston, July 31. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. A copy of the certificate was obtained during this inspection and posted in public view. Pre-packaged In store baked items (brownies, cinnamon apple walnut rolls, and chocolate peppermint cookies) offered for sale is not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement and/or nutritional facts. Pre-packaged store baked items (brownies, cinnamon apple walnut rolls, and chocolate peppermint cookies) offered for sale is not labeled to clearly indicate any “Big 8” allergen ingredients and/or the allergen warning statement. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration a knife with food residue was observed lying on the rim of the hand-wash sink in the deli area, indicating uses other than hand washing. The knife was removed during this inspection. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the deli area. The paper towel dispenser was refilled during this inspection.

Silver Bullet Saloon, 432 W. Third St., Nescopeck, July 31. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations Food facility does not have available proper sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Using a Quatinary sanitizer but has only chlorine test strips available. The inside surface of the soda gun holster located at the bar, a food contact surface, was observed to have a tan yeast-like residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The holster was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. The fan guards inside of the three reach-in refrigeration units behind the bar have a buildup of static dust and are in need of cleaning.

Third Base Luncheonette, 704 Garibaldi Ct., Hazleton, July 31. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.

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