Luzerne County restaurant inspections Aug. 1-7: Violations of food-code requirements

August 12th, 2017 11:16 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

A and J Grocery Store, 645 W. Twentieth St., Hazleton, Aug. 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the food prep area.

Back Road Ale House, 1011 Main St., Swoyersville, Aug. 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: The post can opener blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have a black residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The blade was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection.

Burger King #14588, 2 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, Aug. 1. Regular inspection; in compliance.

La Napoli, 427 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, Aug. 1. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Nelly Travel Plaza LLC, 3765 Nuangola Rd., Mountain Top, Aug. 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. 3 -compartment sink has buildup of mineral deposits in basins.

Price Chopper #222, 245 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, Aug. 1. Compliant inspection; in compliance. Observed 4 dried rodent droppings on floor near cash register in beer garden, 4 dried rodent droppings on floor on backside of the hot-hold unit in the food prep area, 5 dried rodent droppings on the bottom shelf containing croutons in the produce area, 12 dried rodent droppings underneath the bottom shelf containing dog food and 14 dried droppings underneath the bottom shelf containing candy in the retail area of the store. One live mouse was found outside of the retail area of the store in the area where shopping carts are stored. Facility continues to work with a pest control provider who performs weekly checks for activity. Store Management does daily checks and areas of activity are cleaned daily. Facility continues to monitor and seal any detected entry points. Facility to do a thorough cleaning of shelves and underneath shelving units so can monitor any new activity.

Turkey Hill Mini Mart #270, 2 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, Aug. 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats. Non-food contact surfaces (tops of fryers) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Single use food containers are stored with mouth contact surfaces on top exterior surfaces of fryers.

Church of Christ Uniting, 190 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston, Aug. 2. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Hurley’s, 265 Slocum St., Swoyersville, Aug. 2. Regular inspection; in compliance.

McDonald’s $16930, 761 Airport Rd., Hazle Township. Aug. 2. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Ollie’s, 84 S. Wyoming Ave., Edwardsville, Aug. 2. Change of owner, in compliance. Violations: Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the Walk-in freezer. Observed deeply scored cutting board, on the front of the bain marie, not resurfaced or discarded as required. Floor tiles in front of the fryers are cracked/broken are not a smooth, easily cleanable surface. Wall tiles on the wall in the corner by the 6-burner stove are cracked or missing and the wall is no longer a smooth and easily cleanable surface. Rear door located in the kitchen area of the food facility has a gap at the floor/door junction and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. The floor area under the cook line of the food facility has old food debris and is in need of cleaning.

Ad Bakery (Amberdonia Bakery), 26 E. Union St., Kingston, Aug. 2. Regular inspection; in compliance.

American Eagle Outfitters, 600 Oak Ridge Rd., Hazle Township, Aug. 2. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

American Legion Post #644, 259 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville, Aug. 3. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Arby’s #372, 510 Pierce St., Kingston, Aug. 3. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Turnovers in the walk-in freezer were stored open with no covering. The turnovers were covered during this inspection. Observed deeply scored cutting boards on the bain maries not re-surfaced or discarded as required. The receiving door located in the rear of the food facility has a gap at left lower corner, at the floor door junction and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. The floor sweep was adjusted during this inspection.

Charlie Weaver’s Restaurant, 42 Tunnel Rd., White Haven, Aug. 3. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food containers are stored in condensate in 2-door cooler. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Condensate is pooling on floor of 2 -door cooler and walk in cooler. Basement storage area is cluttered.

Hazle Beer Dist., 412 Erie St., Rear, White Haven, Aug. 3. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Holiday Inn Express, 255 Rte. 940, White Haven, Aug. 3. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats.

McDonald’s #6158, 251 E. Rte. 940, White Haven, Aug. 3. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Shickshinny Joe’s, Inc., 171 Rte. 239, Shickshinny, Aug. 3. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Sitko’s 182 Rte. 437, White Haven, Aug. 3. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Food containers stored on floor in walk-in cooler. Three-basin bar sink has buildup of mineral deposits in basins.

WAWA food Market #270, HC1, Route 940 & PA. Turnpike, White Haven, Aug. 3. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Donahue’s Frogtowne Grille, 23 West County Rd., Sybertsville, Aug. 4. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats. Floor covering worn/missing pieces of surface material in food prep area.

Simply Delicious, 860 First Ave., Mountain Top, Aug. 6. Regular inspection; in compliance.

The Good Hive, 252 Woodlawn Ave., Mountain Top, Aug. 6. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Wyoming Monument War Veterans Assoc., 43 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, Aug. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: The drip edge of the ice deflector plate inside of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a black mold-like residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The ice deflector plate was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. The inside surface of the soda gun holster 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.

Chim Luisa- MFF4, 750 W. Broad St., Hazleton, Aug. 7. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Cilento Imports, 721 N. Alter St., Hazleton, Aug. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Core Life Eatery, 33 Bear Creek Blvd., Wilkes Barre, Aug. 7. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Dollar General Store #10148, 804 McNair St., Hazleton, Aug. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries #1715, 280 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre, Aug. 7. Change of owner inspection; in compliance.

Hong Kong Restaurant, 1060 Midway Shopping Center, Wyoming, Aug. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: A common cup/bowl (without a handle) being used as a dispensing utensil was observed stored in the bulk ingredient. The bowl was discarded during this inspection. Observed a bag of onions stored directly on the floor in dish wash area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. The bag was elevated during this inspection. Observed containerized food stored directly on the floor in walk-in cooler rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. The containers were elevated during this inspection Observed single use soy sauce buckets being reused to store other food items such as chicken and bean sprouts inside the walk-in cooler. These food items were move to clean food-safe grade buckets intended for reuse. All inside surfaces of the microwave oven, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The inside of the microwave was 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 blade was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. There is a buildup of grime on the handles and door edges of the reach-in refrigeration and freezer units. The doors and handles were cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. An insect control device (fly strip) located in prep area (near the bain marie) with potential to contaminate food, equipment, and/or utensils. Several water-stained ceiling tiles noted throughout the prep and take out counter areas.

Jumbo China Buffet, 1057 N. Church St., Hazleton, Aug. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Cleavers are stored with blades in crevices between equipment. Food containers stored directly on floor in walk-in coolers. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Ceiling tiles deteriorated/discolored above dish machine. Kitchen screen doors are not tight fitting to door frames.

Kate’s Place, 96 Third St., Wyoming, Aug. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Key Club, 603 N. Monges St., Hazleton, Aug. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Three -compartment bar sink has buildup of mineral deposits in basins. Water filter is not date marked for service intervals.

Main Street Bakery, 45 N. Main St., Ashley, Aug. 7. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: Women’s toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins. Toilet rooms do not have a self-closing door.

New Mirakuya Japanese Restaurant, 700 W. Broad St., Hazleton, Aug. 7. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Person(s) in charge are not monitoring establishment operation for compliance with food-code requirements. PH meter in use to check acidified rice at sushi bar is registering 5.2 in a 4.0 medium solution. Unit could not be calibrated. Inspectors PH meter calibrated at 4.0 and acidified rice registered at 4.3. Food prep employees observed donning food service gloves, no hand wash prior to donning gloves. Two cleavers are stored in crevice between equipment at cook line. Food containers are stored directly on floor in walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer. Sliding glass doors on sushi refrigerated cabinet are cracked/broken/taped. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Top exterior surfaces of dishwasher have buildup of sludge above door openings. Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing dishwasher was 0 ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required. All equipment and utensils to be subject to a properly mixed sanitizer on exit from unit until unit is repaired. Several ceiling tiles are missing in kitchen area. Rear kitchen screen door is falling apart and not tight fitting to door frame.

For previous restaurant inspections, click here.

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