Luzerne County Restaurant Inspections: June 3 through June 10

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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.

Catholic War Vets, 175 Old Ashley Road, Hanover Twp.: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Claire’s, 752 Hazle St., Hanover Twp.: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Newtown Cafe, 724 Hazle St., Hanover Twp.: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Exhaust filters in kitchen above fryers and soda gun holster need cleaning. Does not employee a certified supervisory employees as required. Certification has expired, 90 days given.

Colarusso’s Dave, 105 West End Road, Hanover Twp.: Regular inspection, in compliance.

FOP Lodge 36, 200 East Division St., Hanover Twp.: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Brenda Michaels Ice Cream-MFF3, 7 Krushka Road, Shickshinny: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Gerrity’s Supermarket No. 492, 202 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: One ceiling tile is missing in the back corner of the bakery where the shelves used for storing pans etc. is located and needs to be replaced. Two of Four pots of soup was held at 114-116 °F, in the Deli area, rather than 135°F or above as required. It was determined that the soup was in the hot hold unit approx 3 hours. Staff reheated the soup to 192 degrees and placed into the hot hold unit after adjusting the knob that is broken. The broken knob does not allow staff to see the temperature settings. The store manager to place a repair order. Until repaired staff to take temperature of the items in these hot hold units every two hours to insure that the temperature remains above 135 *F. The hand wash sink in the produce prep area was blocked by a trash can and not accessible at all times for employee use. The can was moved during this inspection. Observed approximately 12 Black house flies flying in the far back area of the bakery where pans etc. are stored.

Speed Mart – Citgo, 1092 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Regular inspection, in compliance: Observed a build up of residue in the drain on the Cappuccino machine. PIC cleaned drain. Observed a build up of residue and dust on the shelves in the walk in cooler.

Thomas Family Market, 148 E. Memorial Hwy., Shavertown: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Prepackaged Red skin potato salad and rice pudding is not labeled properly with the ingredient statement or clearly indicating any of the “Big 8” Allergen ingredients. The rubber door gasket on the walk-in freezer, located in the rear of the store, is broken and/or missing allowing ice to form inside of the unit. Refrigerated reach in self serve island refrigerated unit not maintaining Time Temperature control for safety foods below 41*F as required. Raw eggs stored above ready to eat pizza in the refrigeration unit. The eggs were removed from the unit during this inspection. Assorted cheeses were held at a temperature range between 44 and 51 °F, in the self serve reach in refrigerated island case between produce and deli sections of the facility, rather than 41°F or below as required. Cheeses were voluntarily discarded at the time of this inspection. There is an accumulation of Static dust on the Fan guards in the walk-in cooler in the produce dept. The fan guards were cleaned during this inspection. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed drain water leaking at the hand wash sink in the meat dept. There is no sealant around the rim of the drain.

Union Petroleum/Sunoco, Rt. 11 and Rt. 29, West Nanticoke: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed an accumulation of residue on plastic dividers in the beverage cooler. Prepackaged sandwiches not labeled properly with the full ingredient statement to include bread ingredients. Restroom does not have a self-closing door.

Vino’s Deli, 569 Blackman St., Wilkes-Barre: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: An open employee’s beverage container was observed in prep area.

Camp Orchard Hill Snack Bar, 640 Orange Road, Dallas: Opening inspection, in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

Hampton Inn and Suites Wilkes-Barre, 876 Schechter Drive, Wilkes-Barre. Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed cups being used as scoops in bulk foods. Cups were removed. Observed 3 gallons of Skim Milk in the refrigeration unit in the kitchen beyond the use by date. Milk was discarded.

McDonald’s N0. 25283, 306 Rte. 315, Pittston: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Original Italian Pizza and Pasta, 609 Heather Highlands Shopping Center, Pittston: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of old food residue on the post can opener blade. Can opener was cleaned. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required.

Pizza L’Oven, 40 W. End Road, Hanover Twp.: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Shelly Pizza, 641 Carey Ave., Hanover Twp.: Regular inspection, in compliance.

The Big House, 605-607-60 Wilkes-Barre St., Hanover Twp.: Regular inspection, in compliance.

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