Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: Sept 11-16


Dunmore Deli, 1400 Wheeler Ave. Dunmore, Sept. 11. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Honey Childs, 109 East Drinker Street, Dunmore, Sept. 11. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Lakeview Lounge, 1598 Heart Lake Road, Scott Township, Sept. 11. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Northeast Discount, 1064 Drinker Turnpike, Covington Township, Sept. 11. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Smokin’ Joe’s Meats & Deli, 1330 Mount Cobb Road, Jefferson Township, Sept. 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Loose, ripped and hanging rubber door gasket observed on the meat walk-in cooler

Tina Marie’s Italian Restaurant, 1500 Main Street, Dickson City, Sept. 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Commercially processed refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food (salad dressings), located in the salad prep refrigerator, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Salad dressings were opened this week and were dated during this inspection. Refrigerated ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility (sliced deli meats, chili) and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in refrigerator, is not being date marked. Sliced deli meats and chili were prepared yesterday and were dated during this inspection. Lid of chest freezer is cracked and/or repaired with materials (duct tape) unapproved for food equipment. The deli slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The slicer was cleaned during this inspection. The interior of the back 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. Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in walk-in cooler) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Insect control devices (fly strips) located in throughout the kitchen area with potential to contaminate food, equipment, and/or utensils. The fly strips were removed during this inspection.

Frank’s Place, 57 Jefferson Street, Simpson, Sept. 14. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food dispensing utensil in food observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food. Observed food stored directly on the floor in walk in freezer area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.

Finch Hill Restaurant & Dairy Bar, 393 Route 247 Greenfield Township, Sept. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed tomato sauce being cooled in large 5 gallon plastic container filled to the top which is not a proper cooling method. Manual ware-washing equipment in the ice cream side has a grease buildup residue . Corrected on site. Floor in the ice cream area is made of tile several are cracked/rough and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface. Floor beneath shelving in the ice cream ware-washing area of the food facility is dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

Fu Da Chinese Restaurant, 480 Daleville Highway, STE 1, Covington Township, Sept. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: An open employee’s beverage container was observed on the prep table adjacent to the Pepsi refrigerator. The container was removed from the table. Food employees observed in the kitchen, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats. Hats were donned. Food ingredient storage containers, in the kitchen, are not labeled with the common name of the food. The containers were labeled. A bottle of apple juice and a plastic container are stored in the ice in the soda dispenser bin in the waitress area. The bottle and container were removed from the ice. Cleaver stored between the prep table and baine marie, adjacent to the Pepsi refrigerator. The cleaver was removed and placed at the dishwasher. Personal food items are stored on the food storage shelf by the Maxx Cold 2-door refrigerator. The personal items were removed from the shelf. Bags and boxes of vegetables, food containers are stored on the floor, and not on shelves or palettes, in the walk-in cooler. Food facility is using an approved non-public water system, but does not have current laboratory testing results for water potability. Fax a copy to the PA Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety 570-836-6266 Attn: R. Kilanowski. Old food residue on the floor and under the storage racks in the walk-in cooler.

Pete & Reenies, 463 Main Street, Eynon, Sept. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

St. Claire/St. Paul Primary Campus, 2215 N Washington Avenue, Scranton, Sept. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

St. Claire/St. Paul Main Campus, 1527 Penn Avenue, Scranton, Sept. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Subway, 702 North Blakely Street, Dunmore, Sept. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

VFW Post #5544, 205 Dolph Street, Jessup, Sept. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

TGI Friday’s #1425, 620 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Scranton, Sept. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Soda guns in the bar area had residue on the spout and was not clean to sight and touch. Spouts were cleaned during this inspection. The interiors of the microwave ovens on the prep line, food contact surfaces, were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch. The microwave ovens were cleaned during this inspection. Clean dish racks observed stored on the floor in ware-wash area.

Miller’s Orchards Farm Market, Inc. 1421 Fairview Road, Scott Township, Sept. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Our Lady of Peace School, 410 North Abington Road, Clarks Green, Sept. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Ramada Plaza Hotel, 820 Northern Boulevard, Clarks Summit, Sept. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Hood filters have an accumulation of grease. Floor in walk-in freezer has an accumulation of old food residue. Floor underneath ware-wash sinks has an accumulation of dirt.

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