Luzerne County restaurant inspections: July 15 through July 22

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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 areas listed on the state’s website, and may not correspond to the municipalities in which facilities are physically located.

Abe’s Hot Dogs, 780 Wyoming Ave., Kingston: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: There is a build up of grease on the hood vent above the fryers, and is in need of cleaning. Ceiling intake vents above service counter has buildup of static dust and are in need of cleaning.

Donna’s Deli, 64 Maffett Pl., Plains: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Observed a build up of food residue on the back edge and around the hinges on the Bain Marie. Observed a build up of food residue on the nonfood contact areas on the deli slicer.

Econolodge Arena, 1075 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Regular inspection, in compliance.

First Hospital Wyoming Valley Coffee Shop/Cafe, 562 Wyoming Ave., Kingston: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Mickey’s Mini Mart, 2372 State Route 92., Harding: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets 05 hats. Observed a build up of black residue on the plastic dividers in one beverage cooler.

Murphy’s, 347 Slocum St., Swoyersville: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: There is a small amount of yeast like residue on the ceiling surfaces in the walk-in keg cooler in basement. There is also some yeast like residue on the outside of the tap lines in the keg cooler.

Rite Aid No. 1685, 801 Wyoming Ave State Route 9., West Pittston: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed 1 package of bottles of liquid baby formula with a use by date of January 2018. Package was removed from sale. Observed a build up of old milk residue on the bottom of the dairy cooler.

Stop & Go at Leonard’s Pizza, 385 Main St., Kingston: Regular inspection, in compliance.

US Gas – Sajan Convenience Inc. and Arch Six Packs To Go LLC., 220 E 8th St., West Wyoming: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Toilet rooms do not have a self-closing door.

Bear Creek Camp, 3601 Bear Creek Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of food residue around the nozzles on the juice and milk dispensers. PIC cleaned areas during this inspection. Observed single-service, single-use articles stored in storage area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor. PIC moved articles during inspection. Bathroom does not have a self-closing door. Observed too numerous to count rodent like droppings under shelving in the storage area. PIC cleaned areas. Food facility using rodent bait placed in bait stations which are not covered and tamper resistant. Baits were discarded.

Broyan’s Farm Market, 493 Berwick Hazleton Hwy., Nescopeck: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Burgers Brand Meats, 493 Old Airport Rd., Drums: Follow-up inspection, in compliance.

Canned Classics MFFI – Avoca Farmers’ Market, McAlpine St., Avoca: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Dino’s Italian Restaurant Inc., 28 Wyoming Valley Mall., Wilkes-Barre: Follow-up inspection, in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing beard covers.

J & A Farms MFF1 Avoca Farmers’ Market, 822 McAlpine St., Avoca: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Josie’s Italian Ice, 115 S Wyoming Ave., Kingston: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Three rubber spatulas observed to have pieces missing from the edges, flaking and deep scoring and are no longer easily cleanable. The spatulas were discarded during this inspection.

Radle Farms MFF1 – Avoca Farmers’ Market, McAlpine St., Avoca: Opening inspection, in compliance.

Simply Delicious Desserts MFF1, McAlpine St., Avoca: Opening inspection, in compliance.

Wilkes Barre TWP Settlement Camp, 600 Thornhurst Rd., Pleasant View Summit. Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Wall in the storage area has holes and gaps and is in need of repair. Observed rodent nesting material in corner behind cabinets in the kitchen area.Observed too numerous to count old rodent like droppings along walls in the kitchen area.

Wyldflower Farms MFF1 Avoca Farmers’ Market, 822 McAlpine St., Avoca: Opening Inspection, in compliance.

American Grill LLC., 1320 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of old food residue along the hinges of the Bain Marie.Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints such as beard covers.Beans and olive salad, a refrigerated, ready to eat time temperature control for safety food in the Bain Marie, was date-marked by the facility, but was beyond the 7 day use or sell by date and requires discarding. Foods were discarded.Observed a build up of old food residue on the post can opener blade. Can opener was cleaned during this inspection.

Fat Daddy’s, 174 Main St., Luzerne: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: There is a build up of a tan yeast like residue on the ceiling and wall surfaces inside of the walk-in cooler located in the basement.

Gramercy Ballroom & Restaurant, 155 S Main St., Pittston: Regular inspection, out of compliance. Violations: Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Observed a build up of mold like substance on the underside of a shelf in the walk in cooler.Observed a build up of food residue around the hinges and back edges of the Bain Marie. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the bar area. Observed a build up of rust on the ceiling in the ice machine. Observed a black mold like substance on the drop chute area on the ceiling in the ice machine. Observed old food residue on the deli slicer.

Holiday House Day Camp, 26 Trozel Switch Rd., Dallas: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: There is a hole in the exterior wall located near the floor on the right side of the 3 bay dairy sink. You can see to the outside through this hole; Therefore, it does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents and other animals.

Irem Temple Country Club (Pavilion), 70 Ridgeway Dr., Dallas: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: There is a hole in the exterior wall located near the floor on the right side of the 3 bay dairy sink. You can see to the outside through this hole; Therefore, it does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents and other animals.Food facility is using an approved non-public water system, but does not have current laboratory testing results for water potability. The Person in Charge stated that the testing has been done but the results are locked in an employee office and she can not access them. The facility will email this inspector or fax/mail the results to the office tomorrow when they are accessible.

Irem Temple Country Club MFF 3, 70 Ridgeway Dr., Dallas: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Silly Willy Ice Cream MFF3, 1107 Grove St., Avoca: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Food dispensing utensil in ice cream toppings observed stored with handle in contact with the contents. Observed food residue on the nonfood contact area of the blender. Observed a build up of black residue on the exterior door of the novelty food freezer in the garage storage area.

Slysz’s, 811 Main St., Avoca: Regular inspection, in compliance.

The Lands at Hillsdale Farms, 65 Hillside Rd. Shavertown: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Budds Pizza Cafe, 134 Page Ave., Kingston: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Exit door located in the rear of the food facility has a 1/2 inch gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. Cleaned and sanitized utensils located in service area of Bar side of facility area, are stored with food contact surfaces / food or lip area exposed to hand contact when retrieved by food employees. The forks were turned and placed in container with handles up during this inspection.

Burger King No. 6641, Midway Shopping Center, Wyoming: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Camp Mosey Wood, 1 Character Rd., White Haven: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: No dish machine hot water sanitizing rinse testing strips or thermometer available for monitoring dish machine. Bulletin board to rear of bakery prep table has push pins. Wooden slotted knife scabbard in use and is not easily cleanable. Old food build up on post can opener blade. Working containers in kitchen area, used for storing *chemicals, cleaners* taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Milk in dining area milk coolers observed with expired use by date of 7-13-18.

Canteen Juice Park, 181 Market St., Kingston: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Milk in dining area milk coolers observed with expired use by date of 7-13-18.

Hazle Beer Distributor, 412 Erie St., White Haven: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Leggio’s I, I E Center Hill Rd., Dallas: Complaint inspection, in compliance.

McDonald’s No. 01442, 913 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Thermometers for ensuring proper food temperatures is broken inside of the reach in Freezer near the fryers. The Thermometer was replaced during this inspection.

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