Lackawanna County restaurant inspections Sept. 15 to Sept. 19


The following are recent Lackawanna County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According 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

Dollar General, 383 Meridian Ave., Scranton, Sept. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Metz & Associates, LTD, Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, Sept. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Ware-wash sink has a hose attachment that is hanging below the flood rim of the sink and not an appropriate air gap.

My Mother’s Delicacies, 302 Cherry St., Scranton, Sept. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Pop Pop’s Mini Mart Inc., 439 Main St., Peckville, Sept. 15. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Working containers in prep area, used for storing cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical.Person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Spray bottles ingredient storage containers, in the prep area, is not labeled with the common name of the food. Observed water bottles stored directly on the floor in costumer service area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Observed boxes of food stored directly on the floor in walk-in freezer area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Soup, which was cooled, was only reheated to 119 degrees F for hot holding and not 165 degrees F for 15 seconds as required. Chili sauce was held at 130 degrees F, in the hot holding unit, rather than 135 degrees F or above as required. Turkey & cheese sandwiches and tuna salad sandwiches were held at 44 degrees F- 46 degrees F, in the cold hold unit area, rather than 41 degrees F or below as required. Person in charge stated that food items were made on prior day. Other product in cold hold unit was 40 degrees F. Accumulation of old food residue at table mounted can opener. Observed fan guards in walk-in cooler with an accumulation of dust and dirt, on non-food contact surfaces. Dishes and utensils observed in the hand-wash sink, indicating uses other than hand washing. The hand-wash sink in the prep area was blocked and not accessible at all times for employee use.

Beer N’ Smoke, 2258 Route 6 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City, Sept. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance.

J. J. Bridges, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, Sept. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Hood filters have an accumulation of grease. The final rinse temperature gauge on the ware-washing machine was is inaccurate. The temperature was noted at 120 degrees F. Temperature sensitive paper read 160 degrees F during this inspection. The interior of the microwave oven, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The microwave oven was cleaned during this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces (base of the appetizer bain marie) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of old food debris and water. Non-food contact surfaces (sides of fryer/grill) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of grease. Accumulation of ice observed in the walk-in freezer near the back compressor area and door area.

McDonnell’s Grove, RD1 Petrilak Rd., Carbondale, Sept. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Lights are not shielded or shatter proof inside the walk in cooler area

Ramada Plaza Hotel, 820 Northern Blvd. Clarks Summit, Sept. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Commercially processed refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the walk-in cooler, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Reviewed and left PDA’s date marking guide for retail food facilities with the owner. The interior of the microwave oven, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The microwave was cleaned during this inspection. Floors in the walk-in freezer and walk-in cooler have an accumulation of debris and old food.

Tully’s Good Times, 840 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, Sept. 16. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate Quat sanitizer concentration.

Roba’s Tree Farm, Inc., Hamburger Hut, 230 Decker Rd., N. Abington Twp., Sept. 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink to remind food employees to wash their hands. A sign was posted during this inspection.

Roba’s Tree Farm, Inc., Java Jenn’s, 230 Decker Rd., N. Abington Twp., Sept. 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Roba’s Tree Farm, Inc., Jeff’s Country Sweets, 230 Decker Rd., N. Abington Twp., Sept. 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Roba’s Tree Farm, Inc., Kettle Corn, 230 Decker Rd., N. Abington Twp., Sept. 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Roba’s Tree Farm, Inc., The Dog House, 230 Decker Rd., N. Abington Twp., Sept. 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Roba’s Tree Farm, Inc., Orchard Cafe, 1649 Lakeland Dr., Jermyn, Sept. 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Roba’s Tree Farm., The Old Barn Cafe & Bakery, 230 Decker, Rd., N. Abington Twp., Sept. 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Finch Hill Restaurant & Dairy Bar, 393 Route 247 Greenfield Twp., Sept. 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Refrigerated ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety foods prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, is not being date marked. Spray bottle holding clear liquid, identified as water food ingredient in the kitchen area, is not labeled with the common name of the food. Ambient air temperature measuring device for ensuring proper food storage in bain marie equipment , kitchen area, is not accurate to +/- 3 degrees F. End caps are missing on light bulb shields above food prep areas in the kitchen. Floor in the ice cream area, has a hole, or is broken and in need of repair. Light bulb shields above food prep areas in the food facility are dirty and in need of cleaning.

Fu Da Chinese Restaurant, 480 Daleville Hwy., Suite 1, Covington, Sept. 19. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Genovese’s Diner, 253 Rte. 435, Clifton Twp, Sept.19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Personal use medications stored on the end of the shelf above the cook line bain marie. The medications were removed from the shelf and stored in the employee area. A plastic glass without a handle is used as a scoop in the ice bin at the counter. Shall use a scoop with a handle to minimize hand contact with the ice. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available in the freezers. Old food residue on the frame of the table mixer and oil is leaking from the motor. The manager stated that the mixer is no longer used. Oil leaking from the base of the chopper on the table in front of the unused deli case. Old food residue on the blade and barrel of the chopper on a table in front of the unused deli case. The chopper was disassembled for cleaning. Excessive ice buildup on the shelves in the Tappan upright freezer by the kitchen exit door. Storage of old equipment and miscellaneous items in the unused deli case.

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