Lackawanna restaurant inspections April 13-19: expired ServeSafe and mold-like substances


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.

E-Lane’s Restaurant, 10 Lonesome Road, Old Forge, April 13. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: ServeSafe certification expired 3/13/2017. Furnished the establishment owner contact information for completing FEC course. Food ingredient storage containers, in the front area, not labeled with the common name of the food. Person in charged labeled for corrective action. Microwave, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Person in charge cleaned during this inspection. The hand-wash sink in the prep area was blocked and not accessible at all times for employee use. Personal items stored in the food preparation area.

Moosic Citgo, 4685 Birney Ave., Moosic, April 13. Opening inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have a three-compartment sink for manual ware-washing. Food facility does not have enough outside waste receptacles as evidenced by refuse and waste lying on the ground. Outdoor storage area for waste is creating a potential insect or rodent hazard for the food facility.

Dunkin’ Donuts, 103 N. Main St., Old Forge, April 14. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employee observed in prep area, wearing bracelet and watch on hands or arms. Accumulation of pink mold-like substance on the exterior surfaces of the ice machine door. Ware-wash sink has a hose attachment that is hanging below the flood rim of the sink and not an appropriate air gap. Drain line from condensate pan is leaking in walk-in cooler.

Mystik Phoenix, 810 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City, April 14. Opening inspection; in compliance.

The Regina House Tea, 3926 Birney Ave., Moosic, April 14. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Fortissimo’s Restaurant, 488 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, April 18. Change of owner inspection; in compliance.

Silver Spoon Diner, 108 S. State St., Clarks Summit, April 18. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Shelves in the walk-in cooler are starting to rust. Loose/broken rubber door gaskets observed on the walk-in freezer. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair. Observed cold water handle missing at the hand-wash sink in the employee restroom.

Sonia’s, 320 S. State St., Clarks Summit, April 18. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Delish on Main, 254 Main St., Moscow, April 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Soup in the Kenmore refrigerator, was not cooled from 135 degrees F to 70 degrees F in 2 hours and/or from 135 degrees F to 41 degrees F within 6 hours, after preparation. Soup prepared yesterday, 4/18/2017, was chicken 46 degrees F; tomato parmesan 50 degrees F; potato and pea with ham 47 degrees F, the cook disposed of approximately 20 lbs/$60.00. Ambient temperature in the refrigerator is 38 degrees F. Inspector calibrated her thermometer, witnessed by the cook, no adjustment needed. Observed soup in the refrigerator in containers greater than 4 inches deep, and sealed with plastic wrap, which is not a proper cooling method. Grease on the louvers and pipes in the ventilation hood above the grill.

North Pocono Bagel & Restaurant, 814 Rte. 690, Spring Brook Twp., April 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

The ice Cream Shoppe, 310 Main St., Blakely, April 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.