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 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.
Convenient Food Mart #3030, 899 Davis St., Moosic, June 20. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Various pre-package pizza, yogurts, cheese, pasta salads were held in the range of 55 degrees F to 56 degrees F, in the customer self-service cold unit, rather than 41 degrees F or below as required. The person in charge voluntarily disposed for corrective actions. Refrigeration unit is not holding 41 degrees F or below. Refrigerator not to be used to hold Time Temperature Control for safety food (TCS food). Leaking condensate pan in the walk-in cooler refrigerator and not maintained in good repair. Fan guards in walk-in cooler have buildup of static dust. Non-food contact surfaces (refrigerator beverage dispenser) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.
Feed the Beast XJK-5387 MFF3, 501 Hospital St., Taylor, June 20. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Happy Family Restaurant, 253 Rte. 435 S&H Plaza, Suite 6, Clifton Township, June 20. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Using grocery bags, instead of food grade bags, to store food in the walk-in cooler and freezers. Grease and dust on the ventilation hood. Old food residue in colanders on the rack above the equipment sink. The colanders were placed in the sink for cleaning. Hot water 100 degrees F, shall be 110 degrees F or above for equipment.
J.C.C. Day Camp, RR 99425, Covington Township, June 20. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: The ambient temperature in the Howard refrigerator is 65 degrees F. As per the director, only non-potentially hazardous foods are stored in the unit. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. The test strips are being purchased today. There is no effective sanitizer available in the facility to clean and sanitize food contact surfaces. A combination detergent/sanitizer is required to clean food contact surfaces in a two-bay sink. The Director ordered the product for delivery today. Drain stoppers are not available for the equipment. The stoppers are being purchased today. Boxes of paper goods are stored on the floor, and not on shelves or palettes, in the storage closet. Dirt and debris along the floor-wall junctions in the kitchen. Approximately 20-40 rodent droppings in the kitchen hand-wash sink cabinet. Approximately 50-60 rodent droppings observed along the floor-wall junctions and on shelves in the storage closet. Gnawed seeds and seed packet observed on the third shelf from the bottom. Harborage conditions exist, in that, cushions, pots, pans, bowls, equipment, etc. are stored haphazard on the shelves. As per the Director, the items do not belong to the camp, but to the owner. Approximately 20-30 rodent droppings on the floor and shelves in the utility closet. Haphazard storage in the closet is creating harborage conditions.
New Oriental Express, 201 N. Main St., Old Forge, June 20. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.
Osmolia’s Mini Mart, 4801 Birney Ave., Moosic, June 20. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: A working container of sanitizer was stored in the customer self-service area, near food and a possible source of contamination. Bulk containers of sugar not labeled as to content. Unwrapped and unprotected single use straws stored in the customer area.
The Food Cube – MFF4, 11008 Valley View Dr., Clarks Summit, June 20. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Waymart Hotel Pizza II, 1179 Mt. Cobb Rd., Jefferson Township, June 20. Complaint inspection; out of compliance. Violations: The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. A pack of cigarettes and lighter are on the food storage shelf above the steamtable. The cigarettes and lighter were removed from the shelf. Marinara sauce 115 degrees F, beef gravy 130 degrees F and chicken gravy 115 degrees F on the steamtable. The cook stated that all foods are reheated on the stove prior to placing on the steamtable. However, the steamtable was not properly reheated and the temperature was raised. The food was reheated on the stove to above 165 degrees F. A container of chicken base, left on the window sill overnight, is 77 degrees F. The cook discarded the chicken base. Grease and dust on the ventilation hood above the fryers and grills; on piping and on the sides of the hood. Gaskets loose and hanging in the cook line bain marie. Panels missing on the cook line bain marie, liquid, dust and grime in the motor area. Old food residue on the pizza cutter and knife on the pizza prep table shelf. The pizza cutter and knife were placed at the sink for cleaning Buildup of grease and dust on the side of the pizza oven and fryer. Old food residue and cloths on the pizza prep table shelf. Food residue left on the meat slicer after food handler observed cleaning the slicer. The slicer was disassembled for cleaning. Hot water handles missing on the prep area hand-wash sink and the equipment sink. Valves under the sink are used. There is a crack along the T-junction of the faucet at the equipment sink. Buildup of old food residue and grease on the floor between the grills and in the drip tray on the side. Old food residue and dirt on the window sills at the end of the cook line and behind the dough table.
Adams Office Inc., 309 Second Ave., Jessup, June 21. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: No detergent sanitizer combination chemical available at time of inspection for use in the two-compartment ware-wash sink. Fan guards in walk-in coolers have an accumulation of static dust.
TGI Fridays #1425, 620 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Scranton, June 21. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed wet wiping cloth in prep area, not being stored in sanitizer solution while not in use. Floor in the prep area has a hole/ broken and in need of repair. Observed personal items stored in the food preparation.
Cold Stone Creamery, 3 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic, June 22, Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Food Employee observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash. Reviewed with the person in charge for corrective action. Observed large ice buildup on the condenser unit in the walk-in freezer. The hand-wash sink in the front area was blocked and not accessible at all times for employee use.
Nickie’s Fabulous Hoagies, 507 S. State St., Clarks Summit, June 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Pre-packaged cookies and brownies from the Waverly Deli in Waverly, PA are not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement, net weight, distributed by statement. Food facility does not have available Quat sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate Quat sanitizer concentration
Olde Brook Inn, 1035 Rte. 307, Moscow, June 22. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.
Post Concessions Pizza- MFF3, 6 Kugler Ln., Scott Township, June 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available in one of two under counter refrigerators. Temperature noted at 37 degrees F during this inspection. Food facility does not have available Chlorine sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate chlorine sanitizer concentration.
Y Knot Pub and Eatery, 104 Old State Rd., Moscow, June 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Small take out cups, left in the food, being used to dispense sauce, gravy and cheese from the trays on the steamtable. The cups were removed from the food. Lack of a backflow prevention device on the mop sink hose bib. Hose lying in the sink creating the potential for a cross connection. The hose was removed from the sink. The men’s toilet room does not have a self-closing door.
Burger King #1359, RT 6 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Eynon, June 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Accumulated old food debris, grease, dirt on floors, walls, including inside of walk-in freezer area and in need of cleaning. Observed 8-12 old rodent droppings on shelving unit, behind tables, and under hot holding equipment. Observed old and decaying rodent under stainless steel table in the kitchen area. Removed and cleaned dead rodent at the time of this inspection.
Flip’s Farm Market, 3750 Madisonville Rd., Madisonville Township, June 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Raw shell eggs stored above produce in the walk-in cooler. The eggs were placed on the lower shelf. Food boxes stored on the floor, and not on shelves or palettes, in the walk-in cooler and back storage area. Food facility does not have available chlorine sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Food facility is using an approved non-public water system, but does not have current laboratory testing results for water potability. Fax a copy of the test results to the PA Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety.
Slingshots Bar & Grill, 110 S Main St., Moscow, June 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Spray bottles in the kitchen are not labeled as to content. The bottles were labeled. Excessive chlorine sanitizer in the wiping cloth container. The container was emptied and refilled with 100 ppm chlorine and water. The side door located in the bar area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. Floor storage of boxes and miscellaneous items between the walk-in cooler and the wall is impeding cleaning and inspection.
Walmart #1884, 900 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City, June 23. Complaint inspection; in compliance.
Stoltzfus Produce, 1990 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Blakely, June 24, Change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violation: Pre-packaged baked goods are not labeled to clearly indicate any “Big 8” allergen ingredients and/or the allergen warning statement.
American Legion Post #0624, 436 Main St., Eynon, June 26. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.
Burger King #0453, 524 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City, June 26. Complaint inspection; in compliance.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries #0051, 735 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City, June 26. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Jewish Discovery Center, 216 Miller Rd., Waverly, June 26. Regular inspection; in compliance.
McDonald’s, 1127 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, June 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in kitchen area, wearing bracelets arms. Milk, cut apples, apple juice, and yogurt was held at 45-48 degrees F, in the front counter reach in area, rather than 41 degrees F or below as required. Food inspector’s thermometer was calibrated in the presence of the manager using an ice bath. The products were voluntarily discarded during this inspection. Ambient air temperature of the front counter reach in refrigerator was observed at 50 degrees F. It was determined the outlet that the unit was plugged in to was not working. The unit was plugged into a different unit and after 10 minutes the ambient air temperature was noted at 37 degrees F.
Moe’s Southwest Grill, 929 S. State St., Clarks Summit, June 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food Employees observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash. Employees were instructed to wash hands prior to donning gloves during this inspection. Food employees observed in kitchen and front prep areas, wearing bracelets on arms. Non-food contact surfaces (plastic containers for chips) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of old food residue. Food employee observed sanitizing a washed cutting board without a separate water rinse between. Employee was instructed to always wash, rinse and sanitize all equipment during this inspection. Observed clean food equipment (plastic food storage containers) utensils in clean storage area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting). Water, at the hand wash sink at the front counter area was observed to have low water pressure. The floor underneath the dry storage area shelves has an accumulation of leaves and old food debris.
Panchero’s Mexican Grill, 2011 Shoppes Blvd., Moosic, June 26. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Not enough drain boards, utensil racks, or tables to allow for storage of soiled items before and after cleaning. Observed food employee using manual ware-washing sink for food preparation without sanitizing before use. Accumulation of black residue on the interior surfaces of the ice machine. Food employee observed sanitizing washed equipment and utensils without a separate water rinse between. No hot water (measured <100 degrees F) at a female restroom area.
Roosters, 20 Salem Ave., Carbondale, June 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as a net or hat. Running water dipping well does not have a drain block to allow water to flow over ice cream scoops during storage. The hand-wash sink in the food area was blocked aprons and not accessible at all times for employee use.