Luzerne County Restaurant Inspections: July 7 through July 15

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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.

Flamingo Diner, Route 11, W. Nanticoke: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Mops are not being hung to air dry. Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats. Observed a build up of dust on the exhaust fan in the back area.

Lucky’s Sportshouse, 110 Schechter Dr., Wilkes-Barre: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of mold like residue on the ice drop chute area on the frozen drink machine. Machine was emptied and cleaned during this inspection. Observed date marking sticker residue on the exterior of clean food pans.

Sheetz, 1233 Hwy. 315 Blvd., Plains Township: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed 10 small flies under the sink in the espresso prep area. Observed cases of single-service, single-use articles stored in cooler area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor. Observed date marking sticker residue on the exterior of clean food pans.

Carter’s Dairy Freeze, 1715 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of residue on the underside of the shelves in the walk in cooler. Observed food residue on the mixer shaft. Shaft was cleaned.

Country Girl Kettle Corn & Sweet Shoppe, 107 E. Carey St., Plains Township: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Dino’s Italian Restaurant Inc., 28 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre: Regular inspection, out of compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Observed food residue on the edges and underside of the metal shelves in the walk in cooler. Observed a build up of syrup residue on the surfaces around the nozzles on all self serve beverage machines. Observed metal bowl used in food prep to be cracked around the edges and in need of replacement. Observed a build up of mold like residue on the edge of the ice chute in one self serve beverage machine. The handwash sink in the kitchen area being used as a food preparation sink as evidenced by observed pan of pasta draining in the sink. Discussed use of handwash sink for handwashing only. Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control ready to eat potentially hazardous foods without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food. Discussed written procedures and requirements when using time in lieu of temperature.

Gigio’s Subs & More, 1325 River Rd., Unit 114. Plains Township: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of old food residue on the non food contact surfaces on the deli slicer.

Twisterz Ice Cream LCC, 434-438 Main St., Dupont: Compliance inspection, in compliance.

Benjamin Harvey Inn/Lakeside Skillet, 279 Lakeside Dr., Harveys Lake: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed wiping cloths in a bucket at the service counter area that sanitizer tested less than 10 ppm. Staff added sanitizer to the bucket and the concentration tested at 50 ppm. There is a build up of grease on the pipes of the ansul system above the cook line.

Brother Joe’s Hoagie Shop, 22 1/2 E. Union St., Kingston: Opening inspection, in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration

Christa Lynn’s Bakery Inc., 8 N Main St., Pittston: Change of owner inspection, in compliance.

Fishtales, 3075 Lakeside Dr., Harveys Lake: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Fuel On, 360 Main St., Luzerne: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Soap was not available at the hand wash sink in the service or restroom area. Soap was placed at both sinks during this inspection. Raw eggs stored above pint bottles of milk in the refrigeration unit. The eggs were relocated to the bottom shelf during this inspection.

A & L Lounge, 541 N. Alter St., Hazleton: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the men’s restroom to remind food employees to wash their hands. Kitchen floor is deteriorating and not easily cleansable.

Brennan-Regan Post No. 585, Regular Inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed the coating peeling and rust forming on shelves in one reach in cooler at the bar area. Observed a build up of residue on the soda gun at the bar area. Soda gun was cleaned. Observed a mineral build up in the ware wash sink in the bar area. Observed a build up of dust on the fan guard in one reach in cooler at the bar and in the walk in cooler.

Brothers Shim, 9701 Bear Creek Blvd., Bear Creek Township: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Salad dressings, cheese, bacon held at 50 °F, in the walk in cooler, rather than 41°F or below as required. Foods were discarded. Observed a build up of black residue on the plate in the ice machine. Machine was emptied and cleaned. Observed an ambient temperature of 50*F in the walk in cooler. No TCS foods will be stored in unit until it is serviced. Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid. Updated certificate will be provided when received.

Burger King N0. 2127, 1331 N. Church St., Hazleton: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Interior surfaces of 3 compartment ware wash sink has greasy residual build up to sink compartment surfaces. Loose food container trash and bag of trash on ground around dumpster.

Chef John Enterprises TFS4 – Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction, 96 Huntsville Rd., Dallas: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Cony Val Civic Org., 131 Main St., Conyngham. Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the food employee restrooms to remind food employees to wash their hands. Spray bottle of clear liquid(water) is not marked for name of content.

La Napoli II, 1984 Slocum Rd., Wapwallopen: Compliance inspection, in compliance.

Leggio’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 1092 Rt. 315, Wilkes-Batte: Follow-up inspection, in compliance.

Mike and Gina’s Mobile Kitchen LLC MFF4, 714 Fourth St., Pittston. Regular inspection, in compliance.

Mr. Moo Cow MFF3 at Mohegan Sun, 1280 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Thomas Farm Market, 556 St. John’s Road, Drums: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Uni Mart, 708 Main St., Duryea: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of black residue on the plastic shelf dividers under the dairy items in the walk in cooler.

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