Luzerne County restaurant inspections

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The following are recent Luzerne County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According to 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.

Asian Cafe, 2255 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the kitchen work area. Dating not being done on a regular basis.

Subway, 2230 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township: regular inspection; in compliance.

Treat Pizza & Ice Cream, Memorial Highway, Dallas: regular inspection; in compliance.

Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 154, 776 Rutter Ave., Kingston: change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violations: Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. The fan guards in the walk in cooler have a build up of static dust. A Food Employee Certification is displayed, but the individual is no longer employed by the retail food facility. The person in charge stated that she took the course on March 29, 2018, and received an email stating that she passed the course but has not gotten her certificate. She called Serve Safe during this inspection as she was unable to access the information on line. The facility obtained the certificate and posted it during this inspection.

Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 192, 358 Pierce St., Kingston: change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violations: Paper towel dispenser at the handwash sink in the back room was empty. The batteries were low and the dispenser does not work. The batteries were replaced and paper towel was installed during this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. The fan guards in the walk-in freezer have a build up of static dust and in need of cleaning.

Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 285, 4003 Memorial Highway, Dallas: change of owner inspection; in compliance.

Junie G’s, 27 S. Main St., Mountain Top: change of owner inspection; in compliance.

Komaqi Sushi and Chinese Food, 121 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. No backflow preventer installed between hose and hose bib at mop sink. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the dry storage area. Rear screen doors are not tight fitting to frames.

Leaf & Ladle, 59 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.

Weis Market #091, 237 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Previously frozen, cryo pak tuna steaks are being thawed in unopened packages. Referred to safe handling instructions on packaging for proper thawing.

Benito’s Italian Specialties, 554 Alter St., Hazleton: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Fan guards in walk in beer cooler have build up of static dust. Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Food containers stored on floor in walk in cooler.

Carmen’s Bakery & Deli Inc., 37 E. Broad St., Hazleton: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Wire shelf in small under counter cooler in deli has deteriorated / chipped surface coating. Single use souffles cups are used for dispensing ready to eat cheeses in deli case. Rear store room door is exhibiting an approx. 1 1/2” hole in lower left corner seal.

Curry Donuts, 216 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: type 3 follow- up inspection; in compliance. Violation: The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required. PIC will provide a copy of certificate when received.

Curry Donuts, 561 N. Main St., Pittston: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required. Person in charge will provide a copy of certificate when received.

Dallas Six Packs To Go LLC, 2384 Memorial Highway, Dallas: opening inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility is using an approved non-public water system, but does not have current laboratory testing results for water potability.

Dunkin Donuts, 48 Pennsylvania Rt. 93, Hazleton: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.

Mr. Frostcream MFF3, 727 N. Lincoln St., Hazleton: regular inspection; in compliance.

Rolling Dough Pizza MFF3, 202 E. Diamond Ave., Hazleton: regular inspection; in compliance.

Candlewood Suites Hazleton, 9 Bowmans Mill Road, Hazleton: regular inspection; in compliance.

Denny & Pearl’s Pizza II, 511 Broad St., Nescopeck: regular inspection; in compliance.

Dida’s Incredible Edibles, 219 Broad St., Nescopeck: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: The receiving door located in the rear of the facility has a gap at the floor door junction and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents and other animals.

Don’s Deli, 802 A W. Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township: regular inspection; in compliance.

Golden Star, 430 N. Main St., Pittston: change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed wet wiping cloth in prep area, not being stored in sanitizer solution.

Hampton Inn, 1 Top of the 80’s Road, Hazleton: regular inspection; in compliance.

Hill Inn, 138 Center St., Hughestown: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed a build up of dust on the fan guard in the reach in and walk in cooler.

Residence Inn by Marriott, 1 Station Circle Dr., Hazleton: regular inspection; in compliance.

Sazon Latino, 58 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton: regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Person)(s) in charge are not monitoring establishment operation for compliance with food code requirements. Walk in cooler is 62° F ambient air temperature inside. Cooler was emptied, foods disposed due to time / temperature abuse. Unit not to be used until able to maintain 41° F minimum ambient / product temperature. Floor tiles in food prep and in walk in cooler are cracked / broken / missing pieces of tile. Rear kitchen door is open and unscreened. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Soap was not available at the hand wash sink in the kitchen area. Chemical spray bottle in kitchen area is not labeled for content. Assorted knives are stored in crevice between three basin sink and wall. Approx. 300 lbs. of assorted time / temperature controlled for safety foods stored in walk in cooler are in the temperature range between 50° F and 61° F product center. Items have been in walk in for an undetermined amount of time in excess of eight hours. All foods were voluntarily disposed due to time / temperature abuse. Unit not to be used until able to maintain 41° F minimum ambient / product temperature.

Snack Shack, 750 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection; in compliance.

Star Mini Mart, 1100 S. Main St., Hanover Township: regular inspection; in compliance.

Subway, 850 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township: regular inspection; in compliance.

The Hub One, 2 Bear Creek Rd., Dupont: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of dust on the fan guard in the dairy cooler. Observed a build up of residue on the plastic shelf dividers in the reach in beverage cooler in the sales area. Observed old food residue on the non food contact areas of the deli slicer.

Apple Tree Terrace, 4 Newberry Estate, Dallas: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Severely dented, distressed canned items observed in rack of canned food items intended for use or sale in the food facility. Items include one 10 oz can of pineapple bits, and a 30 oz can of corned beef hash. The cans were removed from the rack during this inspection. Observed containerized food stored directly on the floor in walk-in cooler, rather than six inches off of the floor as required. The containers were elevated during this inspection. The ceiling in the wait staff area has several water stained ceiling tiles and one tile that is out of the channeling. The Person in charge stated that the roof leaked after a new A/C unit was installed and they are waiting for the contractor to make repairs to the roof. He is expecting him the end of May, 2018.

Benigna’s Creek Vineyard & Winery Inc., 106 Laurel Mall, STE 54, Hazleton: regular inspection; in compliance.

Damons #200, 120 State Route 93, Hazle Township: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed soup and rice being cooled in refrigerator / walk-in cooler in containers with tight fitting lids, which is not a proper cooling method.

Efuel, 98 Routes 80 and 534, White Haven: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Soap was not available at the hand wash sink in the food prep area. Corrected during inspection.

EZ-Express, 1204 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township: regular inspection; in compliance.

Food Express Pikes Creek, 2399 Route 118, Hunlock Creek: regular inspection; in compliance.

Italian American Sporting Club, 22 Apple St., Glen Lyon: regular inspection; in compliance.

Marie’s, 207 McAlpine St., Duryea: opening inspection; in compliance.

Mountain Laurel Grille, 100 Mountain Laurel Dr., White Haven: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Previously frozen, cryo pak salmon fillets are being thawed in unopened packaging in refrigerator. Corrected. Discussed proper thawing.

Penn Corner, 1603 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township: regular inspection; in compliance.

Rennee’s Cold Cut Hut, 103 Berwick St., White Haven: opening inspection; in compliance.

Rush Inn, 220 Zerby Ave., Kingston: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. The floor surface of the reach in refrigeration unit has dried spillage and in need of cleaning. The wall and ceiling surfaces, and tap system hoses inside of the keg cooler in the basement has a build up of yeast like residue and in need of cleaning.

Sandy Valley CG Snack Bar, 199 Valley Rd., White Haven: regular inspection; in compliance.

Wyoming Valley Country Club, 1695 S. Main St., Hanover Township: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: CO2 tanks not strapped and secured.

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