Luzerne County Restaurant Inspections: Oct. 1 to 7

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.

Arcaro’s The Next Generation, 47 N. Main St., Pittston: Regular inspection, out of compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of rust and food residue on the underside of the metal shelves in the walk in cooler. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Observed a build up of dust on the fan guard in the walk in cooler. The handwash sink in the prep area was blocked by a metal cart and not accessible at all times for employee use. Cart was moved. Discussed need to have sink accessible at all times. Observed a build up of debris on the floor under equipment. The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Observed a build up of old food residue on the blade of the post can opener blade. Can opener was cleaned. Knives stored in holder observed to have a build up of old food residue. Knives were removed from holder. Knives and holder to be cleaned before use. Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats. Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in refrigeration units, is not being date marked. Discussed date marking and provided guidance documents.

Auntie Anne’s #178, Laurel Mall STE. 30, Hazleton: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed utensil used to stir product being stored in a sanitizing solution in between uses. Utensil was removed from solution. Observed scoops stored in bulk ingredients with the handle in contact with the contents. Observed 10 small flies around the Bain Marie and sink area in the front area of the facility. PIC stated that she is working with their pest control provider to control the pest issue.

Coughlin High @ Mackin St., 13 Hillard St., Wilkes-Barre: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Eagle Rock/ Club House, 191 Turnberry Ln., Hazle Twp: Follow-up inspection, in compliance. Violations: 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.

Eagle Rock Base Lodge, 421 Walden Dr., Hazle Twp: Follow-up inspection, in compliance.

Fairview Elementary School, 117 Spruce St., Moutain Top: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Customer self-service single-use tableware is not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched by customers.

Panorama Lodge, 151 Country Club Dr., Hazle Twp: Follow-up inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed 10 old rodent droppings on the floor in the ice cream area.

Red Rooster, 1344 Hardwood Rd., Hazle Twp: Regular inspection, out of compliance. Violations: Observed small insects in 2 bottles of liquor in the bar area. Bottles were discarded. Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the refrigerator, is not being date marked. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Observed a build up of old food residue on the non food contact areas of the deli slicer. Observed clean utensils and ice scoop stored in a soiled container. The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Observed a build up of black mold like residue on the interior of the ice machine. Machine was shut down at time of inspection and will be cleaned and sanitized prior to use.Observed a build up of food residue on the interior of both microwaves. Observed 20 old rodent like droppings in the cabinets in the kitchen area.Observed too numerous to count small flies in the bar area.

Rice Elementary School, 3700 Church Rd., Mountain Top: 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.

A & C J Grocery, 645 W. Twentieth St., Hazleton: Change of owner inspection, in compliance. Violations: Food Employee is not using available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine sanitizer concentration. The blade and blade guard on the deli slicer , a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The deli slicer was cleaned and sanitized during this inspection. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the retail area area. New owner stated that he has talked with a contractor about replacing all of the lights in the facility with LED lights. Chicken in the chest freezer in the prep area stored open with no covering. The chicken was covered during this inspection. Not enough drainboards, utensil racks, or tables to allow for storage of soiled and/or cleaned items before and after cleaning.

Coughlin High School, 80 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre: Regular inspection, in compliance.

Eli’s Pizza, 139 N. Broad St., Hazleton: Regular inspection, out of compliance. Violations: Bulk food ingredient storage containers, in the storage area, is not labeled with the common name of the food. Observed small insects in two bottles of liquor at the bar. Bottles were discarded. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Observed a build up of dust on the fan guard in one refrigeration unit.Observed a build up of residue in the soda gun holster. Holster was cleaned. Observed a build up of old food residue on the non food contact areas on the deli slicer. The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Observed a build up of black mold like residue on the deflector plate in the ice machine. Deflector plate was cleaned. Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the area. Soap was provided. No paper towels available at the hand wash sink in the kitchen area. Paper towels were provided. Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the refrigeration, is not being date marked. Discussed date marking and provided guidance documents. Wire shelving in walk in cooler is rusting. No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the kitchen and restrooms to remind food employees to wash their hands. Sign was provided.

MMI Preparatory School, 154 Centre St., Freeland: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of rust on the interior of the ice machine. Observed old food residue on the post can opener blade. Can opener was cleaned. Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing dishwasher was 0 ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required. Facility to use 3 compartment sink for sanitizing until unit is functioning properly.

Salad Delight, 285 Laurel Mall, Hazleton: Opening inspection, out of compliance. Violations: The ambient temperature of the cold hold unit was 51F, rather than 41F or below as required. The owner has agreed not to store any Temperature control for Safety Foods in this unit until repaired. The cold hold unit is not maintaining a temper of 41F or below as required. The owner called to have the unit serviced today. The owner is to call this inspector if the unit is not repaired by the scheduled F/U inspection on 10/4/18.

Solo Cocina Cafe and Lounge, 601 S. Popluar St., Hazleton: Follow-up inspection, in compliance.

Al’s Quick Stop #8, 309 S. Main St., Pittston: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of dust and residues on the plastic dividers in the walk in cooler.Observed a build up of dust on the fan guards in the walk in cooler.

Bo Brothers LLC, 2004 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the walk-in cooler. he floor throughout prep area of the food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning. There is a build of grime on the baseboard, floor/baseboard junction throughout the kitchen, under the equipment on the cook line. There is a build up of grease and food debris on the floor under the cook line and near the grease trap. There is also food debris on the floor under the pizza ovens. Plastic souffle cups stored in two different cheeses inside of the small Bain Marie. The facility should be using handled utensil to dispense food items. Souffle cups were replaced with handled utensils during this inspection.Observed the side of the stove facing the fryer, in the prep area, with an accumulation of grease, food residue, debris on non-food contact surfaces. Observed food debris on the stainless steel table under the grill on the cook line.

Four Seasons Golf Club, 332 Slocum Ave., Exeter: Regular inspection, out of compliance. Violations: A food employee was observed cutting bread with bare hands. Bread was discarded. Discussed required use of gloves. The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Observed old cheese residue on pizza baking pans. Observed clean food pans stored in kitchen area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor. An open employee’s beverage container was observed in prep area, a food preparation area. Drink was removed from area.Observed a build up of black mold like residue on the edge of the deflector plate in the ice machine. Plate was cleaned at time of inspection.Observed a build up of food residue on the interior of the microwave. Microwave was cleaned. Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the prep area. Paper towels were provided. Floor tiles in the kitchen area are loose and need to be repaired/replaced.Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available in all refrigeration equipment.

Holy Rosary School, 125 Stephenson St., Duryea: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of dust and webbing under the shelves in the dry storage area.

Lehman Nursery, 18 Idletown Rd., Dallas: Opening inspection, in compliance. Violations: Main door to the outside, located in the retail area of the food facility is not self-closing and/or is being propped open.

Rite Aid #1371, 102 N. Main St., Pittston: Regular inspection, in compliance. Violations: Observed 20 small dead flies on the shelves in the 2 coolers on the end caps. Observed a build up of spillage on the shelves in the airy cooler.

Wyoming Seminary, 201 N. Sprague Ave., 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.