Lackawanna restaurant inspections Feb. 13 – Feb. 17: grease and missing ceiling tiles


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 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.

Route 6 Mini Mart, 515 Business Route 6, Archbald, Feb. 13, regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working containers by hand wash sink, used for storing cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the solution.

Chocolate Creations, 1520 Pennsylvania Ave., Peckville, Feb. 13, regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food dispensing utensils in the prep unit observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food and the container, personal items, jacket, purse, cell phone, stored in the food preparation and storage area.

West Scranton Intermediate, Fellows Street and Parrott Avenue, Scranton, Feb. 14, regular inspection; in compliance.

Subway # 54001, 741 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Unit 5, Archbald, Feb. 14, regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employee observed in serving area, wearing bracelet on arms, food employees observed in serving area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats.

Pasquale’s Food Market, 25 Dundaff St, Carbondale, Feb. 14, follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Mark’s Cafe, 720 Main St., Simpson, Feb. 14, regular inspection; in compliance.

Charles Sumner Elementary, North Sumner Avenue at Swetland Street, Scranton, Feb. 14, regular inspection; in compliance.

Bancroft Elementary, 1002 Albright Ave., Scranton, Feb. 14, regular inspection; in compliance.

The Eatery by Jessica, 801 Hill St., Jessup, Feb. 15, regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Liquid food ingredient storage containers, in the prep area, is not labeled with the common name of the liquid, food facility does not have available dishwasher temperature test strip to verify proper hot water sanitization or maximum registering temperature indicator to monitor sanitization.

Augustines Club 17, 518 N. Main St., Old Forge, Feb. 15, regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the refrigerator, is not being date marked, the person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection, chicken, pierogies and pasta products in the walk-in freezer area stored open with no covering, open raw chicken stored above ready-to-eat food in reach in refrigerator, bserved wet wiping cloths in prep table, not being stored in sanitizer solution, pork shoulder observed thawing at room temperature on the prep unit, which is not an approved thawing method, sausage was held at 127 degrees F and meatballs were held at 124 degrees F, in the hold hold unit, rather than 135 degrees F or above as required. Both food items were pulled from hot hold unit and placed on range for rapid reheating. Microwave and can opener, a food contact surface, were observed to have old food residue and was not clean to sight and touch, accumulated grease, old food residue on the non-food contact surfaces of equipment, shelving, and cabinets, improper storage of recyclable containers observed in basement area, floor in the kitchen area is cracked, roughened and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface, observed cardboard being utilized as a floor covering, ceiling tiles missing in the back storage area, and need replaced, fruit flies observed at trash cans in the bar area.

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