Luzerne County Restaurant Inspections: April 11 to 17

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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.

American Legion Post No. 558, 99 E. Carey St., Plains: follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Curry Donuts, 733 Wyoming Ave., Kingston: follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Osborne Specialties, 1139 Luzerne St., Scranton: regular inspection; in compliance.

Pine Brook Market, 829 Capouse Ave., Scranton: regular inspection; in compliance.

Weis Markets No. 161, 5 N. River St., Plains: follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Bean and Vino, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre: change of owner inspection; in compliance.

Charlie B’s Pub and Eatery, 653 N. Main St., Plains: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Refrigeration unit in the kitchen observed with an ambient temperature of 50°F and not 41°F of less as required. No TCS foods will be stored in unit until it is serviced. Cheese, chicken, beef and pork were held at 47-50°F, in the refrigeration unit in the kitchen, rather than 41°F or below as required. Foods were discarded.

Domino’s Pizza, 685 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food employee observed storing clean food equipment while wet, and not allowing time for draining and/or air-drying.

Garden Enterprises, 20 State Route 11, Hunlock Creek: regular inspection; in compliance.

Italian Villa, 39 Pittston Ave., Yatesville: follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required.

Marianacci’s Restaurant, 252 W. Eighth St., West Wyoming: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: The post can opener blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have dried food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The can opener was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection.

Martin’s Candy and Cake Supply, 198 Simpson St., Swoyersville: regular inspection; in compliance.

Aldi No. 74, 5000 N. Township Blvd., Route 11, Pittston: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Three severely dented canned items observed in the sales area and intended for sale in the facility. Items were removed from sale. Observed old milk spillage on the floor under the shelves in the walk-in cooler. Observed rice spillage in the bottom of the large display box. Observed dust on the top of cans of chili in the sales area. Observed flour and chia seed spillage in the sales area. Observed a build-up of dust on the fan guards in the meat walk-in cooler.

Rite Aid No. 11075, 120 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a build-up of dust on the fan guards in the dairy refrigeration unit. Receiving door located in the back area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. Observed a build-up of dust and debris under the shelves in the back storage area.

Charlie B’s Pub and Eatery, 653 N. Main St., Plains: follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Fat Mike’s/ Hot Diggity Dog No. 2, 1 A Oval Dr., Dallas: regular inspection; in compliance.

Leave it to Donna, 1376 Old Route 115, Lehman: regular inspection; in compliance.

Longhorn Steakhouse No. 5436, Bear Creek Boulevard and Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed the coating peeling and rust forming on the shelves in the refrigeration unit at the cook line. Observed a build-up of dust on the storage shelves near the soda boxes. Observed a build-up of food residue on the exterior of a bulk ingredient container. Observed a build-up of food residue around the hinges on the Bain Maries. Observed a build-up of food residue along the edges of the drawer refrigeration units. Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid. Person in charge will provide copy of updated certificate when received.

Price Chopper No. 222, 245 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Plumbing system not maintained in good repair — observed drain leaking at the prep sink in the produce area. Observed a build-up of frost on ice cream containers in the reach in freezers. Observed a build-up of slimy residue on the shelves and baskets in the produce area. Shelves were cleaned and sanitized and baskets were replaced. Observed a build-up of dust on the fan guards and the edge of the lights in the produce and meat walk-in coolers. Observed a build-up of residue around the nozzles and drain on the self serve beverage machine. Observed a build-up of residue on the bulk container lids in the hot food area. Lids were cleaned. Observed a build-up of residue on the nozzles and honeycomb in the produce area. Observed a build-up of black residue on the edges of the dough sheeter belt. Observed a build-up of milk residue under the shelves in the walk-in cooler. Observed dust and debris under shelving in multiple areas.

Price Chopper No. 173, 1026 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Multiple cheeses, a refrigerated, ready to eat, time temperature control for safety food in the deli case, was date-marked by the facility, but was beyond the seven day use or sell by date and requires discarding. Cheeses with discard dates ranging from 2/10/18 through 4/15/18 were voluntarily discarded and denatured during this inspection. Observed a broken and loose metal clip at the belt seams of the dough sheeter in the bakery. The person in charge placed a call to have their metal clip removed and or belt replaced. The machine was taken out of service and not to be used until repaired.

III Guy’s Pizza, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Containerized food stored directly on the floor in dry storage room, rather than six inches off of the floor as required. The food was elevated during this inspection.

Leggio’s I, 1 E. Center Hill Rd., Dallas: follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Pizza Pie-O-Near, 6 Rittenhouse Place, Drums: change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violations: 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. Fried egg plant, scallops,chicken,cheeses sticks, french fries in the reach in freezer, stored open with no covering. The food items were covered during this inspection. The fan guard in the coke refrigeration unit (a non-food contact surface) is not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of static dust.

Revellos To Go, 340 N. Hunter Hwy., Drums: opening inspection; in compliance.

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