Luzerne County Restaurant inspections: Dec. 20 to 27

December 30th, 2017 10:52 am

The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According to 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.

Bethel Hill Mini Mart, 1099 Bethel Hill Rd., Shickshinny: follow-up inspection, in compliance.

Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. - Entenmann Bakery Outlet, 170 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection, in compliance.

Bukanas Bar, 900 Oak Ave., Pittston: regular inpsection, in compliance. Violations: Food ingredient storage containers in the kitchen area are not labeled with the common name of the food. Observed a build up of dust on the shelves in the walk-in beer cooler.

Curry Donut, 81 N. Main St., Shickshinny: regular inspection, in compliance. Violation: Observed in-use knives and scrapers stored between the wall and back splash of the three bay sink, an area not easily cleaned and sanitized. The knives and scrapers were removed, washed and sanitized during this inspection.

Eagle Rock Resort-Aquatic Center, 229 Turnberry Ln., Hazleton: opening inspection, in compliance.

Golden Star, 610 Union St., Luzerne: regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Egg rolls and battered chicken made yesterday in the reach-in refrigeration unit are stored open with no covering. The food items were covered during this inspection. Food facility is reusing a common plastic container without handle, which is intended to be a single-service or single-use article to dispense rice from bulk containers. The container was removed during this inspection. Observed food items (Pork) stored in grocery bags intended for single use in the reach in freezers. The facility has purchased and has available for use, food grade bags. All inside surfaces of the microwave oven, food contact surfaces, were observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The microwave was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection.

Hazleton Active Adult Center, 24 E. Broad St., Hazleton: regular inspection, in compliance.

Hazleton Food Supermarket, 57-59 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton: regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Surface coating on wire shelving above work table in meat room is deteriorated/rusting. Two floor tiles in meat room are cracked/broken. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Assorted frozen cuts of meat are stored uncovered in freezers. Fan guards in all walk in coolers have build up of static dust/mold.

New Yong Hao Buffet, 252 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazleton: regular inspection, out of compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Small bed, personal articles of clothing observed in rear storage area. Bedding to be removed. Immature and adult roaches (approx. 50-75) are observed under woks, underneath dish machine, in area behind walk in freezer. Monitors on top of dish machine and in food prep areas are laden with adult/immature roaches. Monitors need to be changed more frequently to be effective and to properly monitor roach activity. Shellstock tags are not maintained for 90 days from the date the container is emptied. Approximately 50 clams were voluntarily disposed by owner. Containers of personal medicines stored on shelf above cook line prep table. Mouthwash also observed on this shelf. Person(s) in charge are not monitoring establishment operation for compliance with food code requirements as evidenced by this non compliant inspection. No hot water is available at employee restroom hand wash sink. Valve was turned off. Rear food prep screen door is not tight fitting to door frame. Container of vinegar stored intermixed on same shelf with chlorox and detergents. Clean ice scoop is stored on unsanitized top exterior surfaces of ice machine. Clean service plates are displayed exposing food contact surfaces to consumer contact/contamination at buffet tables. -Non-food contact surfaces of table used to hold cleaned food pans is not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Lower shelf of food prep table to rear of dish wash area used to store clean pans has old food build up on shelf. Walk-in freezer door handle has old food build up on door handle. Several open seams in wall covering observed allowing for insect harbourage areas. Several floor tiles in food prep areas are broken/missing pieces of surface material exhibiting open cracks in grout lines. Wall surface to rear of cook line is not tighly sealed allowing gaps for insect harborage.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, 1099 Church St., Hazleton: regular inspection, in compliance. Violation: Store room overhead door is exhibiting open gaps along bottom sealing surfaces.

Timbers Buffet @ Mohegan Sun, 1280 Hwy. 315, Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Hot dogs held at 100° F in the service area, rather than 135° F or above as required. Hot dogs were discarded. Observed multiple cracked plastic food containers and lids. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Observed date marking sticker residue on the exterior of multiple food pans. Observed clean food equipment and/or utensils in storage area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).

Big Lots #1741, 290 Susquehanna Blvd., West Hazleton: regular inspection, in compliance.

Blasko’s Candies and More, 721-723 N. Vine St., Hazleton: regular inspection, in compliance.

Daves Catering & Smoked Meats, 584 Cigarski Rd., Shavertown: follow-up inspection, in compliance.

Good Shepherd Academy, 316 N. Maple Ave., Kingston: type 2 follow-up inspection, in compliance.

Regal Cinema #1749, 400 Laurel Mall, Hazle Township:regular inspection, in compliance. Violation: Thermometer in single door cooler is showingh 50° F. Actual ambient air temperature as checked with a calibrated metal stem thermometer is 36° F.

St. John’s Byzantine Bingo, 5 E. 20th St., Hazleton: regular inspection, in compliance.

The Doghouse Saloon, regular inspection, in compliance. Violation: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible.

V & J’s Hideaway Inc., 29 Abbott St., Plains: regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of rust on the shelves in the reach in beer cooler. Lack of a backflow prevention device on the hose attachment in the basement area. Hose was removed. The food facility is not using an approved detergent-sanitizer in both compartments of the two compartment warewash sink. Facility will use the three bay sink in the bar for warewash until appropriate chemical is available. Observed a build up of dust on the fan guard in the reach in and walk in beer coolers. Food facility is not removing dead or trapped pests from control devices frequently, as evidenced by observed old decaying mice in pest control device in the storage area. Observed 10 old rodent-like droppings on the floor in the storage area. Working containers used for storing cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Containers were labeled.

Deli Mexican Produce, 11 E. Diamond Ave., Hazleton: regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Half gallon of whole milk in bain marie is expired. Product was voluntarily disposed. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible.

Dollar General No. 1 7096, 1950 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Eighteen dented canned items observed in sales area and intended for sale in the food facility. Items were removed from sales. Observed a build up of dirt on the floor in the restroom. Observed a build up of dust and debris on the shelves in the sales area. Observed a build up of residue on the sides of the shelves on the dairy cooler.

Golden City Chinese Restaurant, 544 W. Broad St., Hazleton: regular inpsection, in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Fan guards in walk in cooler have buuild up of static dust/mold. Food containers stored on floor in walk in cooler. Paint is blistered/peeling on ceiling above hood. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the food prep area.

McDonalds No. 05531, 571 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazle Township: regular inspection, in compliance. Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Carton of eggs stored on floor in walk in cooler. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Center door gasket on three door freezer is deteriorated/broken.

New Great Wall, 988 N. Sherman Ct., Hazleton: regular inspection, in compliance. Evaporator housing and fan guards in walk in cooler have build up of static dust. Non-food contact surfaces between equipment are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.

Plains Senior Center, 50 Second St., Plains: regular inspection, in compliance. Observed single-service, single-use articles stored directly on the floor, and not six inches above the floor. Items were moved.

San Jose Deli, 347 W. Broad St., Hazleton: regular inspection, in compliance. Violation: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.

Dollar General No. 10473, 4076 Memorial Hwy., Dallas: regular inspection, in compliance.

Dorranceton United Methodist Church TFS-3, 549 Wyoming Ave., Kingston: regular inspection, in compliance.

Arias Mini-Market, 761 W. Broad St., Hazleton: regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Re-packed spices are not labeled with the common name of the spice. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required.

Bear Creek Inn, Route 115, Bear Creek: regular inspection, in compliance. Violation:Observed a build up of residue on the side of the shelves in the walk in freezer and walk in cooler.

Georgetown Deli & Beer, 720 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd. Ste. 200, Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of dust on the shelves in the walk in cooler. Shelves were cleaned. Observed paint peeling on the interior of the microwave.

Johnny’s Cafe, 28 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming: regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Non-food contact surfaces (wall and side of the fryer) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of grease and dried food residue. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof in the walk-in Keg cooler area.

Mizu Sushi Hibachi Inc., 244 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: follow-up inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed deteriorating door gasket on the 2 door Pepsi cooler. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required.

Mountaintop Beer To Go LLC, 36 S. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection, in compliance.

Rite Aid No. 11077, 920 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection, in compliance. Violation: Observed a build up of residue on the bottom of the dairy cooler.

Rite Aid No. 4990, 2 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top: ergular inspection, in compliance.

The Gluten Free, Bakery and Country Baskets, 3281 Memorial Hwy., Dallas: regular inspection, in compliance. Violation: Prepackaged bakery items, from an approved source, are not labeled properly with the name of product, distributed by statement.

Thomas Family Market, 148 N. Memorial Hwy., Shavertown: regular inspection, in compliance.

Thomas Family Market Foodtown of Dallas, 75 Country Club Shopping Center, Dallas: regular inspection, in compliance.

Victoria’s Candies, 51 N. Laurel St., Hazleton: regular inspection, in compliance.

Big Lots No. 1737, 310 E. End Ctr., Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Thirteen severely dented canned items observed in sales area and intended for sale in the food facility. Items were removed from sale. Observed a build up of dust and debris under the end cap shelves in the food area.

Bone’s Cafe, 1110 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection, in compliance.

China Gourmet, 215 Main St., Dupont: regular inspection, out of compliance. Observed a build up of food residue on the shelves in the walk in cooler. Observed a build up of food residue in the corners of the Bain Marie. Observed in-use knives and /or cleavers stored between table edges between tables, an area not easily cleanable & sanitized. Spoons observed stored in a container of water which is not maintained at 135° F. Spoons were removed from container.

Curry Donut, 530 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazle Township: regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Partially filled mop bucket and mop are stored by rear food prep hand wash sink. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Three basin sink has build up of grime in basin.

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