Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: June 1-5


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.

Pine Hills Bar & Restaurant, 140 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, June 1. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. A working container of was stored on the main prep table in the kitchen area. The container was moved during this inspection. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Raw animal foods (eggs) were stored above ready to eat foods (lettuce) in the reach in refrigerator. The eggs were moved during this inspection. Scoop for ice being stored directly on window sill near ice machine. The scoop was moved during this inspection. Observed a bag of potatoes stored directly on the floor in kitchen area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. The potatoes were moved during this inspection. Macaroni salad was held at 46 °F, in the counter top refrigerator in the waitress area, rather than 41°F or below as required. It was determined that the macaroni salad had just been prepared and placed in the unit. The salad was moved to Bain Marie in the kitchen area. Hood filter above fryers has an accumulation of grease. Soda gun holster line draining into 3 compartment ware wash sink. Line was moved to drain into a container that can be emptied daily into drain. The counter top refrigerator in the waitress area was observed to have an ambient air temperature of 53 degrees F during this inspection. Food was removed from unit and thermostat was lowered during this inspection. The deflector plate of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a pink slimy residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The deflector plate was cleaned during this inspection. The interior blade of the chopper, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The chopper blade was cleaned 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. No sign or poster posted at the hand wash sinks in the kitchen and men’s restroom areas to remind food employees to wash their hands. Signs were posted during this inspection. Sides of grill, stove top and fryers have an accumulation of grease.

Montana’s Funnel Cakes, 101 Brook Drive, Roaring Brook Township, June 1. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Montana’s Apple Stand, 101 Brook Drive, Roaring Brook Township, June 1. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Lake Mart, 455 Route 247, Carbondale, June 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Sugar ingredient storage container, in the front counter area, is not labeled with the common name of the food. Observed food ingredient storage container stored directly on the floor in front counter area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Food facility is using an approved non-public water system, but does not have current laboratory testing results for water potability. The light intensity in the basement dry storage area is not at least 10 foot candles. Basement storage area of the food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning. Floor surface beneath shelving in the dry foods storage area of the food facility is dirty and in need of cleaning. Food facility inspection indicates evidence of insect (ant) activity in front counter drive through window areas, but facility does not have a pest control program.

Edible Arrangements – 797, 538 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City, June 1. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Dianne’s Soft Serve, 101 Brook Drive, Roaring Brook Township, June 1. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Thirteen Olives, 222 Northern Boulevard, Clarks Summit, June 2. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Taste Time To Love Us, 626 Dunn Ave., Old Forge, June 2. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Sunoco A Plus, 800 Northern Boulevard, Clarks Summit, June 2. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Raw animal foods (eggs) were stored above ready to eat foods (milk) in the walk-in cooler. The eggs were moved during this inspection. Observed cardboard boxes of coffee stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. The water temperature of the ware wash sinks was 78 degrees F, rather than not less than 110°F, as required. Food facility hot water heater is not producing enough hot water to supply two hand wash sinks and a three compartment ware wash sink at the time of this inspection. The hand wash sink located in the prep area and restroom area does not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F. Water was noted at 70 and 73 degrees F during this inspection.

Manning’s Mobile Ice Cream, 98 Manning Road, North Abington Township, June 2. Opening inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Alfieri’s Family Restaurant, 488 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, June 2. Follow-up inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Wal-Mart No. 1884, 900 Commerce Boulevard, Dickson City, June 3. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Store packaged chicken fried rice, corn dogs and breaded chicken sandwiches in the deli area grab and go hot case is not labeled properly with an ingredient statement and declaration of allergens. Store packaged macaroni salad in the deli area grab and go cold case is not labeled properly with an ingredient statement and declaration of allergens. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the meat room area. Paper towel dispenser was filled during this inspection.

Van Fleet’s Grove, 21 Van Fleet Drive, Covington Township, June 3. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Paint peeling from the exhaust fan cover, in the ventilation hood, above the grill. Owner stated that he will purchase a new cover this week. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available in the 2 chest freezers and the Kenmore freezer. There are no plugs for the drains in the bays of the equipment sink. The owner was using plastic wrap to stopper the drains.

Smilers Grill & Bar, 600 Main St., Dickson City, June 3. Complaint inspection; in compliance. Violation: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.

O’Donnells Food & Spirits, 397 State Route 435 Clifton Township, June 3. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Longworth’s Family Restaurant, 615 Washington Ave., Jermyn, June 3. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Hood filters above cooking equipment have an accumulation of grease and dust. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Water stains observed on some kitchen area ceiling blocks.

VFW Post No. 7251, 179 Boulevard Ave., Throop, June 4. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed an unlabeled spray bottle near the ware wash sink in the kitchen. The contents (were) identified as vinegar and the bottle was labeled during this inspection. Two compartment sink observed with build up of old soap residue. Sinks shall be cleaned and sanitized prior to use. Food facility is not using an approved detergent-sanitizer in both compartments of the two compartment manual warewashing equipment. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the kitchen area. Paper towels were placed at sink during this inspection.

Glen Oak Country Club, 250 Oakford Road, Clarks Summit, June 4. Follow-up inspection; in compliance; no violations.

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