Lackawanna County restaurant inspections Oct. 6 to Oct. 7


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.

JJ Bridges, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, Oct 6. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Jon Pierres American Bistro, 590 Burke By-Pass Olyphant, Oct. 5. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation:Hood filters have an accumulation of grease.

Turkey Hill Minit Market #276, 311 Main St., Blakely, Oct. 5. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Manual ware-washing equipment observed with buildup of coffee residue and is not clean to sight. Non-food contact surfaces, shelf area in soda dispensing area, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of old syrup. Non-food contact surfaces, fan guards in two walk-in coolers, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust.

Atami Sushi, 100 Old Lackawanna Trail, Clarks Summit, Oct. 6. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Broken rubber door gaskets observed on the bain marie co in the main kitchen.

China Star, 410 N. Main St., Moscow, Oct. 6. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Beer Guy Pizza, LLC, 86 River St., Carbondale, Oct. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility has an employee that has taken certification of achievement effective 10/10/2015. Furnished the establishment the-person-in-charge contact information for taking food safety exam . Only requires certified employees to hold a valid “Nationally Recognized Food Protection Certificate.”Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration Microwave and can opener, a food contact surface, was observed to have old food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. A few flies (2-4) observed in the food preparation area. Person in charge to implement pest control to eliminate fly activities. Torn door screen in the kitchen area, and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

Jonal’s MFF2, 264 Rte. 247, Greenfield Twp., Oct. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Kay’s Pizza, 333 Main St., Childs, Oct. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Sugar and flour ingredient storage containers, in the kitchen area, is not labeled with the common name of the food.

McDonnell’s Restaurant, 7 S. Main St., Carbondale, Oct. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in kitchen area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats. Observed food stored directly on the floor in basement walk-in cooler area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Observed food stored directly on the floor in walk-in freezer area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Gauges on the mechanical ware-wash machine were not operational at the time of inspection. The hot water used for sanitizing in the mechanical ware-washing machine did not reach 180 degrees F (or 165 degrees F for stationary rack). Facility will use machine to wash and ware-wash sink to sanitize until machine can reach 180 degrees F rinse temperature. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand-wash sink in the kitchen area. Paper towel was placed at the sink during this inspection. Observed a buildup of frost on the interior door area of the walk-in freezer. Observed an accumulation of grease and old food debris on the sides of the fryer and along the wall by grill area. Water and debris observed on the basement floor near the soda dispensers. Grease buildup observed on the interior surfaces of the ventilation hood system kitchen area. Mops are not being hung to air dry. Observed one fruit fly in the main dining room of the facility.

Nipper’s Bar & Grill, 1231 S. Main St., Taylor, Oct. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility has lost its certified food employee over 2 months ago and has not replaced the certified food employee as required. A list of courses was left with owner. Hood filters have an accumulation of grease. 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 ( interior floors of the refrigerator and bain marie) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of old food residue. The floors underneath cooking equipment have an accumulation of grease.

Red Robin #337, 1235 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City, Oct. 7. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Tony’s Pizza, 1137 Main St., Peckville, Oct. 7. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats.

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