Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: June 22-26


The following are recent Lackawanna 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 are as listed on the state’s website, and may not correspond to the municipalities in the which facilities are physically located.

Wemberly Hill Golf Course, 66 Clubhouse Lane, Scott Township, June 22. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility is not complying with boil water advisory issued by the Pa. DEP, and is using water which does not meet standards for drinking water. Facility observed using equipment with waterline connections such as ice machine, coffee pot, soda machine. Facility also using tap water for hand washing and ware washing. Reviewed and left PDA’s guidelines for boil water advisory. Facility will discontinue the use of waterline connected equipment, use ware washer for cleanup (verified as accurate) and hand sanitizer in addition to washing hands with tap water until boil water advisory is lifted.

Food facility is using an approved non-public water system, but does not have current laboratory testing results for water potability. Spoke via phone with Farnham & Associates about results from water test conducted June 9, 2015. Results not yet available from the lab. The well was shocked on June 11, 2015 and a boil water advisory was issued on June 17, 2015. According to the Boil water advisory notice posted at the facility on June 17, 2015, it noted that E-coli bacteria were found in the water on June 17, 2015. Resolution to the problem is expected to be the week of June 22, 2015. Water tests will be conducted until no E Coli are present and the issue is resolved.

VFW Post #7251, 179 Boulevard Ave., Throop, June 22. Follow-up inspection; in compliance; no violations.

The Barrel, 881 State Route 307, Springbrook Township, June 22. Follow-up inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Scott Manor, Route 632, Scott Township, June 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid. A list of courses was left with the owner. No sign or poster posted at the hand wash sink in the kitchen area to remind food employees to wash their hands. A sign was posted during this inspection. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the kitchen area. Paper towels were placed at the hand wash sink during this inspection.

Philly Pretzel Factory, 900 Commerce Boulevard, Dickson City, June 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: A Food Employee Certification is displayed, but the individual is no longer employed by the food establishment. The person in charge stated the he is scheduled to take the Serv Safe class in two weeks at Montage Mountain. The person in charge will fax a copy of the certificate to the PDA regional office. Food ingredient storage containers, in the production area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. Non-food contact surfaces (fan in back of facility) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust.

North Pocono Senior Center, 12 J. Michaels Drive, Covington Township, June 22. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Boston Seafood Direct Eynon, 205 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Eynon, June 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working containers of cleaners / sanitizer were stored on the same shelf with food, equipment, and/or single service articles in the retail area. The chemicals were moved during this inspection. Food ingredient storage containers, in the retail counter area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. Common bowls observed in bulk food ingredient containers. The containers were re-moved during this inspection. Observed food containers stored directly on the floor adjacent to the fryer, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.

Al’s Quick Stop/Subway #165, Routes 307 & 435, Covington Township, June 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Ambient temperature in the open front refrigerator, in front of the counter, is 56F. An employee stated that the unit is on defrost. Shall monitor the temperature in the refrigerator and maintain cold food at 41F or below. Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the men’s restroom. The dispenser was refilled.

Manning’s Mobile Ice Cream, 98 Manning Road, North Abington Township, June 23. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Lakeview Lounge, 1598 Heart Lake Road, Scott Township, June 24. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

GI’s Bar, 219 W. Mary St., Old Forge, June 24. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

The Country Club of Scranton – Pool Snack Bar, 1001 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, June 25. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. A thermometer was sent to the kitchen during this inspection. The deflector plate of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a black slimy residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The area was cleaned during this inspection.

The Country Club of Scranton – Halfway House, 1001 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, June 25. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in reach in refrigerator) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust. No sign or poster posted at the hand wash sink in the restroom area to remind food employees to wash their hands. A sign was posted during this inspection.

The Country Club of Scranton, 1001 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, June 25. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate chlorine sanitizer concentration. Sanitizer strips available to test Quat sanitizers. The temperature gauge on the ware washer in the lower kitchen not functioning. Temperature was noted at 160F using temperature sensitive paper. Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in beverage air reach in cooler in main kitchen) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust. Non-food contact surfaces (wire shelving above hand wash sink and in bakery area in main kitchen) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the employee rest room area. Paper towel dispenser was filled during this inspection.

Pallman Enterprises Inc., 1511 Summit Lake Road, Clarks Summit, June 25. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

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