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.
Dianne’s Soft Serve – MFF3, 101 Brook Dr. Roaring Brook Township. July 11. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Kay’s Pizza – TFF3, 452 Daleville Hwy., Covington Township. July 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food, hot and cold, are not available or readily accessible. The manager stated that a thermometer will be available for tomorrow.
Burger King #1359, Rte. 6, Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Eynon, July 12. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.
Covington Fire Co. – TFS3, 452 Daleville Hwy., Covington Township. July 12. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Gyros – TFF4, 452 Daleville Hwy., Covington Township, July 12. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Italian Ices – TFF3, 452 Daleville Hwy., Covington Township, July 12. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Lori’s Corner Kitchen – TFF4, 452 Daleville Hwy., Covington Township, July 12. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Kielbasa that was discarded yesterday by a food employee was observed in the refrigerator. Kielbasa was 55 degrees F when discarded and was at outside ambient temperature for an unknown amount of time. The kielbasa was disposed of and denatured with bleach.
Tortilieria El Buen Amigo – MFF3, 612 Cedar Ave., Scranton, July 12, Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Food (salsa, guacamole, cheese sauce) held at 80 degrees F, in the cooler, rather than 41 degrees F or below as required. All items were discarded. Food facility does not have a hand-wash sink or sanitizer available. Person in charge was directed to cease food prep.
Oligan’s Pub and Grill, 23 Southside Ln., Scott Township. July 13, Follow-up inspection; in compliance.
Scranton High School, 63 Mike Munchak Way, Scranton. July 13. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Non-food contact surfaces of delivery truck not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Person in charge cleaned truck during this inspection.
St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Dunmore, July 13. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Mister Rick’s Soft Pretzels -XBB-2311, MFF3, 110 Gregory Ln., Dalton. July 14. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Mister Rick’s Soft Pretzels – XBK-8281, MFF3, 110 Gregory Ln., Dalton, July 14. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Colarusso’s LaPallazzo, 4500 Birney Ave., Moosic, July 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Walk-in cooler unit is not holding 41 degrees F or below. Walk-in cooler not to be used to hold potentially hazardous foods. Raw chicken was held at 46 degrees F, in the walk-in cooler area, rather than 41 degrees F or below as required. Person in charge voluntarily disposed for corrective action. Walk-in cooler door does not seal adequately at sides. Grease and old food residue encrusted drawer used for the storage of utensils. Slow drain/clogged drain at the three-compartment sink in the bar area. This was corrected on site. Ceiling tiles missing in the ware-wash area and above ice machine, and need replaced. Observed 8 plus fruit flies in the soda gun holster and three compartment sink in the bar area. Soda gun is not to be used until flies removed and unit cleaned and sanitized.
Albi’s Pizzeria and Family Restaurant, 80 S. Main St., Unit 2, Archbald, July 18. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required. The establishment has not met the requirements for FEC by having a certified food employee employed. Reviewed with owner FEC act requires every licensed retail food facility to have at least one certified person in their employ. Observed food stored in a prohibited area for food storage. Interior surface of hood has an accumulation of grease and dust. Floor under cooking equipment is soiled with grease, old food residue and in need of cleaning.
Scoopz, 594 Burke By-Pass, Olyphant, July 18. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Scoopz T-ZL52863, MFF3, 97 W. School St., Olyphant, July 18. Regular inspection; in compliance.