Luzerne County Restaurant Inspections: Sep. 17 to 23

NOTE: This story has been corrected to show that Cold Heard Juice had no violations.

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.

Chester Street Elementary School, 110 Chester St., Kingston: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Conyngham Brewing Company, 309 Main St., Conyngham: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Maylath Farm Bakery, 608 Rock Glen Rd., Sugarloaf: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed 10 large flies in the facility.

Maylath Mud Hut MFF1, 608 Rock Glen Rd., Sugarloaf: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Maylath’s Farm, 806 Conyngham Rock Glen Rd., Sugarloaf: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Maylath’s Farm Corn Maze, 608 Rock Glen Rd., Sugarloaf: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Tom’s Kitchen, 656 State Rte. 93, Sugarloaf: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Interior surface of one microwave is deteriorating. Restrooms do not have a self-closing door. Observed a build up of black residue on the edge of the ice drop chute on the beverage machine. Chute was cleaned. Women’s restroom is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.

Wyoming Valley West High School, 150 Wadham St., Plymouth: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Drywall to the left of the door of the Walk-in Cooler is not durable, smooth, non-porous, non-absorbent. The drywall is flaking and peeling and is no longer smooth and easily cleanable.

Wyoming Valley West Middle School, 201 Chester St., Kingston: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: 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.

Agolino’s Char Grill, 22 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston: Complaint inspection, in compliance.

Bob Evans No. 442, 920 Schechter Rd., Wilkes-Barre: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed approximately eight small flying insects behind ice machine and around handwash sink. Accumulated old food debris on the non-food contact surfaces of equipment and shelving.

Brother Bruno Restaurant, 984 N. Sherman Ct., Hazleton: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: A bucket of onions is stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler, rather than six inches off of the floor as required. The bucket was elevated during this inspection.

China Garden, 15 S. Main St., Plains: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: deteriorating rubber door gaskets observed on the Bain Marie. Observed cases of soda and paper goods stored in a restroom that has been disconnected and is not in use. PIC was directed to remove bathroom fixtures. Observed a build up of food residue around the hinges on the Bain Marie. Multiple in use food ingredient containers at the cook area were not labeled with the name of the contents. Containers were labeled.

Denny’s, 416 Rt. 315, Pittston: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Liquid food ingredient storage container, in the prep area, is not labeled with the common name of the solution. Accumulated grease and old food debris on the non-food contact surfaces of equipment and shelving. Mechanical warewashing equipment and warewashing area observed with build up of filth and food residue and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day. Observed 2 gallons of 2% reduce fat milk with a sell by date of 9/16/18 in the refrigerator. The milk was discarded during this inspection.

Italian American Citizen Club, 93 Union St., Wilkes-Barre: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of black residue on the edge of the deflector plate in the ice machine. Machine was cleaned.

Leonard’s Fine Dining, 615 E. Broad St., Hazleton: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Loose/Torn rubber door gaskets observed on the walk-in freezer.

Rocco’s, 402 Rear Poplar St., Hazleton: Opening inspection, in compliance.

Sudzers, 1003 N. Vine St., Hazleton: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Ceiling tile over the microwave oven is out of the tracking and the area above ceiling is exposed. The tile need to be placed back in tracking.

Timek’s Cafe, 388 S. Main St., Pittston: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed small insects in 2 bottles of liquor in the bar area. Bottles were discarded.Observed rusting shelves in one refrigeration unit. Observed an ambient temperature of 48*F in the refrigeration unit in the kitchen area. No TCS foods will be stored in the unit until it is service and maintaining appropriate temperature.

BBQ By Barry Mobile MFF4, 100 Luzerne Ave., Pittston: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Brickhouse Tavern, 319 Main St., Dupont: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of residue on the shelves in one refrigeration unit and the walk in cooler.

Cold Hearted Juice, 8 A Gateway Shopping Plaza, Kingston: Change of owner inspection, in compliance.

Dallas Elementary School, 2000 Conyngham Ave., Dallas: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Dallas Middle School, Conyngham Avenue, Dallas: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Dallas Senior High School, 2030 Conyngham Ave., Dallas: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Jerry’s Place, 70-72 Hudson Rd., Plains: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of old food residue on the nonfood contact areas on the deli slicer. Observed a build up of black residue on the deflector plate in the ice machine. PIC cleaned machine during inspection.

The Corner Store, 49 S. Main St., Pittston: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Uni Mart, 639 N. Main St., Plains: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of dust on the fan guards in the walk in cooler. Observed a build up of food residue on the non food contact areas on the deli slicer.

Wesley Village Cafe, 209 Roberts Rd., Pittston: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Wycallis Elementary School, Conyngham Avenue, Dallas: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Eagle Rock/ Club House, 19 Turnberry Lane, Hazle Twp.: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Multiple in use food ingredient containers not labeled with the common name of the food. Observed old food residue on clean food pans. Pans were cleaned. Observed to numerous to count rodent like droppings under shelves and along the walls in the upstairs dry storage area. Observed single-service, single-use articles stored in storage area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor. Observed 25 old rodent like droppings and one dead mouse in a storage container on a shelf in the kitchen area. 4 severely dented canned items observed in storage are and intended for use in the food facility. Items were removed from use. Observed rusting shelves in the walk in cooler. Observed a build up of debris under equipment and shelving in multiple areas of the facility.

Eagle Rock Base Lodge, 421 Walden Drive, Hazle Twp.: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed single-service, single-use articles stored in storage area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor. Observed single-service, single-use articles stored in storage area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor. Observed rust forming on shelves in the walk cooler. Food facility using rodent bait not placed in bait stations which are covered and tamper resistant. Bait was discarded. Observed a build up of syrup residue in the soda gun holsters in the bar area. PIC cleaned holsters.

Eagle Rock Resort-Aquatic Center, 229 Turnberry Ln., Hazleton: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Kingfish’s Sea Harvest, 2116 Lower Demunds Rd., Dallas: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Knuckleheads, 244 Hughes St., Swoyersville: Change of owner inspection, in compliance. Violations: The door located in the back of the bar area of the food facility has a gap at the floor/door junction and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. Owner stated he has arrangements to have the door replaced on 09/20/18.

Panorama Lodge, 151 Country Club Drive, Hazle Twp.: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of residue in the sink in the bar area. Observed a build up of old food residue on the inside of the Bain Marie lid and around the hinges. Observed rusting shelves in one refrigeration unit in the kitchen. Observed a build up of pink residue on the edge of the deflector plate in the ice machine. PIC cleaned plate.Observed old food residue on the post can opener blade. Can opener was cleaned. Observed 10 old rodent droppings under shelf in ice cream area. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required.

Pilot Travel Center No. 298, 1114 State Rt. 93, Drums: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Back flow preventor on mop sink spigot is broken.

St. Jude School, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

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