Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: Sept. 4-11.


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.

The Chicken Coop, 912 LLC, 912 S Main Street, Old Forge, Sept 4. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Chestnut Street Tavern, 501Chestnut Street, Dunmore, Sept 8. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Freedom Bar & Grill, 901 North Valley Avenue, Olyphant, Sept 8. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Viewmont Mall, Dickson City, Sept 8. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. The hand- wash sink in the front counter area was blocked by equipment and not accessible at all times for employee use. The equipment was moved during this inspection.

Nicolio Beer Distributors, 701 Penn Avenue, Mayfield, Sept 8. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Padula’s Frosty Freeze, 112 West Grove Street, Dunmore, Sept 8. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Roosevelt Beer Garden, 548 Chestnut, Street, Dunmore, Sept 8. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Serafina, 984 East Drinker Street, Dunmore, Sept 8. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Smiler’s Grill & Bar, 600 Main Street, Dickson City, Sept 8. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required. The person in charge stated that they are in the process of registering for a class at Marywood University. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Wire shelving in the reach-in Jordan cooler is exposing rust and is not smooth and easy to clean. Small refrigerator in the prep area ambient temperature 60*F. Ice pans placed under food to maintain adequate temperatures. Employee stated that foods maintain temperature and ice is changed frequently. Loose/broken gaskets observed on one of three chest freezers in the basement. Broken and missing tiles exposing wooden sub floor does not provide a smooth easily cleanable surface in kitchen and walk-in cooler areas. Ceiling (pipe from ice holding unit at bar) is leaking water in basement storage area, and is in need of repair.

Turkey Hill Minit Market, 401 S Blakely Street, Dunmore, Sept 8. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Dollar General #9380, 1535 Main Street, Peckville, Sept 9. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins and toilet room in need of cleaning

Giordano Pizzeria, 100 South Main Street, Archbald, Sept 9. Follow-up inspection; in compliance

Maira Tavern, 327 Chestnut Street, Dunmore, Sept 9. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Mecca Café, 224 Erie Street, Dunmore, Sept 9. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Calabria Pizza, 420 East Drinker Street, Dunmore, Sept 9. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Carmella’s Restaurant, 140 Erie Street, Dunmore, Sept 9. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Cugino, Restaurant, 107 East Drinker Street, Dunmore, Sept 9. Regular inspection; in compliance.

CVS Pharmacy #1612, 349 S Blakely Street, Dunmore, Sept 10. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Hometown Diner, 346 Chestnut Street, Dunmore, Sept 10. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Ragnacci’s Restaurant, 507 South Blakely Street, Dunmore, Sept 10. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Boulevard, Clarks Summit, Sept 10. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Several ceiling tiles in the main kitchen are water stained.

Van Brunt Grill, 109 Van Brunt ST Moscow, Sept 11. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available chlorine sanitizer test strips to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Ice hanging from the condenser, and on the shelves and floor below in the walk-in freezer. Lack of a back-flow prevention device on the water line on the mop sink. End caps missing from four lights above the floor mixer and prep table. Cove molding missing along the floor-wall junction at the end of the cook line by the two-door refrigerator. Construction materials, miscellaneous items, etc. to be removed from the facility.

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