Luzerne County Restaurant Inspections: April 5 to 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.

Burger King No. 1985, 1870 Memorial Highway, Shavertown: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Wiping cloth stored in bucket of Quaternary Sanitizer solution that tested at 100 ppm and not 200 to 400 ppm as required. The sanitizer solution was changed and tested at 200 ppm.

Dino’s Italian Bistro, 1900 Memorial Highway STE 7, Shavertown: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The hand wash sink located in the ware wash, men’s rest room, and the pizza making area does not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F. The thermostat on the water heater was adjusted and water temperature now 114°F. The water temperature of the wash compartment of the manual ware washing equipment was 98°F, rather than not less than 110°F, as required. An adjustment was made to the thermostat on the water heater during this inspection and water temperature increased to 114°F. The inside surface of the ice chute on the fountain soda machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a tan/black mold like residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The Chute was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. The hand wash sink located in the pizza making area is very slow to drain.

Andy Perugino’s Restaurant, 258 Charles St., Luzerne: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the walk-in cooler door. Drain pipe connection on dish machine is leaking onto floor. Facility has placed call to have repaired. The post can opener blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have dried black food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The can opener was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. Observed containerized food stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. The concrete floor surface inside of the walk-in cooler is very rough and has divots; Therefore, it is no longer easily cleanable.

Antonio’s Pizza & Sub Express LLC, 801 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats. A food employee was observed slicing tomatoes—a ready to eat food—with bare hands. Tomatoes were discarded. Discussed policy and provided guidance document. Observed stained and scored cutting board not resurfaced or discarded as required. Observed a build-up of food residue along the egde and around the hinges in the Bain Marie.

Blue Ribbon Dairy Bar, 827 Exeter Ave., West Pittston: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed spoons being stored in toppings with the handles in contact with the contents.

Kennedy Elementary Center, 58 Penn Ave., Exeter: regular inspection; in compliance.

Lani Home Assoc. VFW Post 6325, 35 37 Cleveland St., Hudson: regular inspection; in compliance.

Twin Oaks Golf Course, 469 Orange Rd., Dallas: regular inspection; in compliance.

Wyoming Area Sec Ctr, 20 Memorial St., Exeter: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed post can opener blade to be nicked and in need of replacement. Observed a build-up of dust and debris under storage shelves. Area was cleaned. Observed a build up of debris in the drain by the clothes dryer.

Abe’s Hot Dogs, 780 Wyoming Ave., Kingston: complaint inspection; in compliance. Violation: Approximately 35 ceiling tiles in the dining area are water stained. Several ceiling tiles are sagging and out of the channeling. Ceiling intake vents in dining area has build-up of static dust and are in need of cleaning. Many of the ceiling tiles in the prep area are stained.

Curry Donuts, 216 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required.

Damenti’s Inc., 5 Bowman’s Mill Rd., Hazleton: opening inspection; in compliance.

Hazle Mini Mart, 1136 State Route 940, Harleigh: regular inspection; in compliance.

KJ’s Pickle Barrel, 355 Market St., Kingston: opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: Mops are not being hung to air dry. The employee restroom is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.

Leggio’s I, 1 E. Center Hill Rd., Dallas: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed containerized food stored directly on the floor walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. The food items were elevated during this inspection. The water temperature of the wash compartment of the manual ware washing equipment was 105°F, rather than not less than 110°F, as required. Water temperature started out at 115°F and then quickly dropped to 105°F. Facility will wash all equipment utensils in the high temp dish machine until repairs to hot water system are completed. The hand wash sink located in the prep, ware wash and employee restroom does not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F. The water temperature was initially 105°F but quickly dropped to 85°F. Facility placed temporary hand wash station (coffee urn) at the hand wash sink in the prep area and employee rest room until the hot water system is repaired.

Nanticoke Area High School, 427 Kosciuszko St., Nanticoke: regular inspection; in compliance.

Subway No. 29412, 560 Airport Rd., Hazle Township: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.

Sugar Loaf Golf Club, 18 Golf Course Rd., Sugarloaf: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the single door freezer area.

Beltway Diner, 250 S. Church St., Hazleton: follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Floor tiles deteriorated/missing at cookline.

Dunkin Donuts, 2450 Memorial Highway, Dallas: regular inspection; in compliance. Bucket of sanitizing solution used for wiping counters and island had sanitizer solution that the concentration was 200 ppm. The buckets were emptied and re-filled. the sanitizer concentration was then 200 ppm.

Frozen Cow, 2285 Memorial Highway, Dallas: regular inspection; in compliance.

Subway No. 30026, 901 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The inside surface of a stored in use white plastic bowl used for chopping food, a food contact surface, was observed to have orange and green food residue in areas that were deeply scored. The bowl was pulled from service during this inspection. The inside surface of a stored yellow plastic Cambro pan, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The pan was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. Hot water at the hand sink located at the service counter only trickled out of the faucet. The person in charge made an adjustment to the shut off valve under the sink and pressure was restored. Three stored,in use, white plastic bowls used for chopping food items are deeply scored with flaking plastic. The surface is no longer smooth and easily cleanable. The bowls were pulled from service during this inspection.

Burger King No. 1985, 1870 Memorial Highway, Shavertown: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Wiping cloth stored in bucket of Quaternary Sanitizer solution that tested at 100 ppm and not 200 to 400 ppm as required. The sanitizer solution was changed and tested at 200 ppm.

Hanover Area Jr./Sr. High School, 1600 San Souci Pkwy., Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed a build up of dust and webbing under shelving and in corners in the storage areas.

Hanover Green Elementary, 561 Main Rd., Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection; in compliance.

Leggios Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 1092 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of pink residue on the deflector plate in the ice machine. Deflector plate was cleaned. Observed cracked ice scoop in need of replacment. Scoop was discarded. Observed a build up of residue in the soda gun holster. Holster was cleaned during inspection. Observed a build up of residue on the area around the shaft on the mixer. Observed a build up of dust on the fan guard in the walk in cooler. Observed a build up of food resdiue in the corners and around the hinges on the Bain Marie. Observed a build up of residues on the underside of the shelves in the beer cooler at the bar. Shelves were cleaned. Observed glass mugs being used as scoops and stored in bulk ingredients. Mugs were removed. Observed soda line hanging over ice bin and making contact with ice. Soda company has been contacted to move line.

Maureen’s Cones and More LLC, 63 N. Mill St., West Nanticoke: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed wet wiping cloths in counter area, not being stored in sanitizer solution.

Palace of Indian Inc., 1206 Twin Stacks Dr., Dallas: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: A bowl containing fresh greens observed in the hand wash sink, indicating uses other than hand washing. There was also utensils lying on the rim of the hand sink. The utensils and bowl of greens was removed from the sink. both were removed from the sink during this inspection. The hand wash sink located in the prep area is very slow to drain. Observed jug of milk and a pitcher of juice store in direct contact with the ice inside of the ice machine. The containers were removed. The ice was removed from the ice machine during this inspection. A Food Employee Certification is displayed, but the individual is no longer employed by the retail food facility. The owner stated that the Certified employee was terminated last week. He is going to send another employee to become a Certified Food Manager. The facility has 90 days for an employee to get their Food Managers Certification.

Pittston Beer and Deli Inc./Chester Chicken, 325 Laurel Rd., Pittston: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Deli meat in the Bain Marie was not compliant with datemarking by being labeled with a discard or use by date of no more than seven days, and requires discarding. Discussed date marking. Discarded product. Observed single use artilces stored in a restroom that has been placed out of order, however toilet and urinal have not been disconnected and appear to be in use. Person in charge directed to remove items from area until restroom is removed.

Pittston Convenience, 325 Laurel St., Pittston: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed a build up of old milk residue on the shelves in the walk in cooler.

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