Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: Oct 2-8


The following are recent Lackawanna County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According the 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.

Sunny Chinese Restaurant, 1121 Northern Boulevard, South Abington Township, Oct. 02. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working containers in ware-wash sink area, used for storing chemicals taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. The chemicals were identified and labeled during this inspection. Bulk food ingredient storage containers, in the prep area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. Observed bulk ingredient containers stored in back kitchen area, where it is subject to splash from the utility sink. Food facility is reusing plastic bags for the storage of foods, which are intended to be single-use articles.

Beer Guy Pizza, LLC, 86 River St. Carbondale, Oct. 05. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Corrected on site. Observed discolored cutting board on the pizza baine marie not resurfaced or discarded as required. Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Food spillage observed on the floor surfaces beneath food shelving in the walk in cooler. Receiving door located in the kitchen area of the food facility is not tightly screened and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand-wash sink in the kitchen area.

Keystone College, 1 College Green, La Plume, Oct. 05. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed several fruit flies in the ware-wash area. Person in charge cleaned and sanitized equipment surface which eliminated fruit fly activity during this inspection.

Turkey Hill #167, 925 Main St. Dickson City, Oct. 05. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Interior surfaces of plastic ware- wash sinks observed with dark brown staining that is no longer easily cleanable. Two-compartment ware-wash sink being used in a food facility for manually cleaning multi-use food equipment. Quatenary (QA) sanitizer provided for use through wall mounted auto dispenser is no longer acceptable to chemically sanitize multi-use equipment in a 2-bay sink. Per Food Code a detergent-sanitizer product is necessary for use in both bays at the same time where there is no distinct clear water rinse provided between washing and sanitizing steps. Therefore, a detergent sanitizer product needs to be provided for continued use of 2-bay sink or a 3-bay sink may be installed for continued use of currently available QA sanitizer. The ceiling in the walk-in cooler has an accumulation of dust.

Turkey Hill #276, 311 Main St. Blakely, Oct. 05. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Certificate was posted in public view during this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in two walk-in coolers) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Observed syrup spillage from soda cartons on the floor in the dry storage area. The syrup was cleaned up during this inspection.

Beer ‘N Smoke, 2258 Route 6 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City, Oct. 06. Change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violations: Change of ownership, facility has 90 days to meet the requirement for a certified food employee as required. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Facility has strips to test chlorine sanitizers. Facility needs to get strips to test quat sanitizers.

Bill’s Shop Rite Gas & Convenient, 921 Drinker Turnpike, Covington Township, Oct. 06. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Elmhurst Country Club, 319 Gardner, Road, Moscow, Oct. 06. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: A spray bottle of purple liquid in the dish wash area is not labeled. The container was labeled. There is no air gap on the ice sink drain line in the Stag Bar. The drinking ice was placed in a sanitized bus tub until an air gap is placed on the line.

Jessup Plaza Beverage Center. 1019 Constitution Ave. Jessup, Oct. 06. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Riverside Elementary School West, 300 Davis St. Taylor, Oct. 06. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Tony’s Pizza, 1137 Main St. Peckville, Oct. 06. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Twiddley Bits & Treasures, 215 N Main St. Moscow, Oct. 06. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Russen’s Sports Bar, 201 River St., Olyphant, Oct. 07. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility has an employee that has taken food safety training program; however, the food safety program was not an ANSI/CFP accredited Certified Food Manager program. The manager took a Food Safety essentials class on line in July 2015. Reviewed acceptable courses during this inspection. Manager to provide proof of registration for a course within 5 days. Manager in the process of registering for a class.

Joe’s Beerman, LLC, 1561 Main St. Peckville, Oct. 08. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Soriano’s Cafe, 523 Main St. Peckville, Oct. 08. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed clean food equipment and/or utensils in kitchen area, stored uncovered or not inverted. Floor under hot line equipment has a build up of grease and old food residue.

Ad Bakery, LLC, 235 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Scranton, Oct. 08. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Servsafe certification expired 7/20/2015. PIC is schedule for Servsafe course within 2 weeks.

Dunkin’ Donuts #2931, 671 Scranton-Carbondale Hwy. Eynon, Oct. 08. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Jersey Mike’s Subs, 539 Scranton Carbondale Hwy. Dickson City, Oct. 08. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violation: No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the prep area to remind food employees to wash their hands.

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