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.
Camp Comanche, Harmony Heart Retreat Center, 1557 Heart Lake Rd., Scott Township, July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Tableware for customer self-service is not displayed so that only handles are touched by consumers and employees
Dairy Queen, Orange Julius, 100 Viewmont Mall, Scranton, July 26. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Observed ice cream pump equipment in the walk-in cooler, with accumulation of mold like substance, on non- food contact surface. The hand-wash sink in the front area was soiled to sight and touch. Mops are not being hung to air dry. Approximately 25 plus old rodent pellets observed under cabinet, shelving unit and dry storage area. Small winged insects, approx. 15-30 fruit flies or drains flies, observed in the ware-washing area, around floor sink, on walls in the food preparation area. Live insect activity shall be eliminated for compliance.
Dunkin’ Donuts #2931, 671 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Eynon, July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Ham was held at 45 degrees F, in reach-in refrigerator, rather than 41 degrees F or below as required. Person in charge voluntarily disposed for corrective action. Refrigerator #6 (Beverage Air) is not holding 41 degrees F or below.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries #0051, 735 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City, July 26. Change of owner inspection; in compliance.
Peter & Reenies, 463 Main St., Eynon, July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Hamburgers are served raw or undercooked to the customer’s request; however, a written consumer advisory, on the menu, table tent, or placard, is not provided to the consumer. Provided a copy of consumer advisory pamphlet for corrective action.
The Falcon’s Nest, 403 Hudson St., Mayfield, July 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food ingredient storage containers, in the kitchen area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. Wooden block used for the storage of knives which is not a smooth and easy to clean surface.
Discount Tabaco Shop, 1129 Main St., Peckville, July 27. Opening inspection; in compliance.
King’s Wok Chinese Restaurant, 1437 Main St., Peckville, July 27. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Observed in-use knives and/or cleavers stored between table edges or between tables, an area not easily cleanable & sanitized. Interior hood has an accumulation of grease and dust. Duct tape repair observed on chest freezer handle. Duct tape is not an easily cleaned surface. Food facility reused shopping bags for further food storage. Accumulation of old food debris at table mounted can opener/blade and was not clean to sight and touch. Non-food contact surfaces of bain marie lid not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. The hand-wash sink in the kitchen area being used as a food preparation sink as evidenced by observed food residue in the sink. The hand-wash sink was soiled to sight and touch. Observed slow drain at the hand-wash sink in the kitchen area. Floor under hot line equipment has a buildup of grease and old food residue. Accumulated old food residue and mold like on floors inside of walk-in cooler.
Pietro’s Restaurant, 819 Church St., Jessup, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food contact surface of spatula is not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching. Person in charge disposed for corrective action.
Soriano’s Café, 523 Main St., Peckville, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Main Street Six Packs to Go, 904 S. Main St., Old Forge, July 28. Change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violations: Commercially processed refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the refrigerator, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration
Graves Family Farms – TFS1, Rte. 6 and 11, Chinchilla, Opening inspection; in compliance.
Jaditz – TFS2, Rte. 6 and 11, Chinchilla, July 29. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violation: Pre-packaged eggs are not labeled properly with name and address, date of lay, statement of identity (eggs), net contents, egg safe handling contents, and keep refrigerated.
CVS Pharmacy #1600, 95 Brooklyn St., Carbondale, July 31. Regular inspection; in compliance.
The Dictater, 46 N. Scott St., Carbondale, July 31. Change of owner inspection; in compliance.