Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: Oct. 28 to Oct. 29


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

Armetta’s Pizzeria, 329 Northern Blvd. Chinchilla, Oct. 28. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: A food employee was observed touching potato chips, a ready-to-eat food, with bare hands. Employee instructed to use gloves or tongs when handling potato chips during this inspection. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Lid to chest freezer in basement storage area is broken. Mechanical ware- washing equipment had a slimy buildup observed inside. The deflector plate of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a slimy residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The area was cleaned during this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in bain marie) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust. Non-food contact surfaces (housing unit of slicer) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of old food residue. Exhaust fan above pizza ovens has an accumulation of dust. Floor underneath pizza ovens has an accumulation of dirt and debris.

Glenmaura National Golf Club, 100 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic, Oct. 28. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the refrigerator cooling unit. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Can opener had old dried residue on the blade, cleaned during inspection. Microwave oven had old food debris and splash on interior ceiling, cleaned during inspection. Observed black residue on the exterior panel of ice machine, cleaned during inspection. Employee restroom is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.

New King Wok, 211 S. Main St. Taylor, Oct. 28. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed cooked chicken cooling on metal trays lined with previously used paper bags containing food ingredients such as rice and sugar. Owner instructed to use paper towel to line trays during this inspection.

Armenti’s Pizzeria, 1454 E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, Oct. 29. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working containers in ware-wash 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. Food employees observed in kitchen and pizza prep areas not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets and hats. A food employee was observed touching a sub roll, a ready-to-eat food, with bare hands. Employee was instructed to wash hands and use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Observed two mesh bags of onions stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. The onions were moved during this inspection. Observed freshly grill chicken cooling in a plastic container with a lid. Employee was instructed on proper methods for cooling hot foods during this inspection.

Carbondale Mini Mart Corporation, 92 Brooklyn St., Carbondale, Oct. 29. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Columbia Hose Co. #5, 83 S. Main St., Carbondale, Oct 29. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Window sill above the three-compartment ware-washing sink in the kitchen area of the food facility is dusty, and in need of cleaning

Duffy’s Coffee House, 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit, Oct. 29. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Dunkin’ Donuts, 3525 Birney Ave., Moosic, Oct. 29. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in reach-in beverage cooler. Temperature was noted at 34 degrees F during this inspection. Fan guards in walk-in cooler have an accumulation of dust.

Market Street Inn, 140 Market St., Moscow, Oct. 29. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Cold medications, perfume, Behold spray cleaner, Febreze are stored on the food storage shelf with food spray cans and containers. The medication, perfume and spray cans were removed from the shelf. Cigarettes, cigarette butts, ashtray found on the food storage shelf in the storage area during the inspection. The ash tray was removed from the shelf. Single use gloves/deli paper are not available. Raw shell eggs stored above sauces, cheese and bread in the Pepsi refrigerator in the kitchen. The eggs were placed on the bottom shelf. A tray of stuffed shells observed thawing at room temperature on the prep table, which is not an approved thawing method. The tray was placed in the refrigerator to thaw. A consumer advisory is not on the menu for the hamburgers. Grease on the ventilation hood louvers. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available in the refrigerators and freezers. Grease on tongs in the storage container on the storage rack. Buildup of old food residue on the walls in the microwave oven. Dust, grease and old food residue on the utensils and equipment stored on the prep table shelves. Buildup of grease and old food residue on the fryer baskets. Grease and old food residue on the sides of the fryer and on the surfaces of the adjacent hot plate. Old food residue on the bottom of the unused pizza oven on top of the microwave oven. Dirt and debris in the prep area hand-wash sink and around the rim of the sink. The sink was cleaned. No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the men’s restroom to remind food employees to wash their hands. A sign was provided for posting. Paper towel dispenser is jammed and not dispensing paper towels at the hand-wash sink in the women’s restroom. Old food residue and grease on the floor under and behind the cook line.

McDonnell’s Restaurant, 7 S. Main St., Carbondale, Oct. 29. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Panera Bread #978, 1101 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City, Oct. 29. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Mechanical ware-washing equipment had a slimy soap residue buildup observed inside. The blade of the tomato slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The slicer was placed by the sink during this inspection. Observed date marking sticker residues on several plastic storage containers on the clean equipment rack. Exterior sides of bain marie equipment have an accumulation of old food residues.

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