LACKAWANNA COUNTY RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Nov. 16-18


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.

All Saints Academy, 1425 Jackson St. Scranton, Nov. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Charles Sumner Elementary, North Sumner Avenue at Swetland Street, Scranton, Nov. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Spray bottles filled with cleaning solution had no label to identify contents.

Giant Food #6316, 1515 N. Main St., Dickson City, Nov. 16. 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 during this inspection. Bulk food ingredient storage containers, in the bakery area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. There was no sign indicating that some produce items contain a food grade wax. A sign was posted during this inspection. Plastic lids for bulk food ingredients in the bakery area are cracked. No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sinks in the deli area to remind food employees to wash their hands. Signs were posted during this inspection. Fan guards in the produce and dairy walk-in coolers have an accumulation of dust. Floor in the back storage area has an accumulation of debris.

McDonald’s, 1739 Keyser Ave., Scranton, Nov. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance.

McDonald’s, 160 Brooklyn St., Carbondale, Nov. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Floor drain surface area beneath the mechanical dishwasher in the food facility is dirty and in need of cleaning.

Osmolia’s Mini Mart, 4801 Birney Ave., Moosic, Nov. 16. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility operator failed to post an original, valid Food Employee Certification in a location conspicuous to the consumer.

Subway, 4801 Birney Ave., Moosic, Nov. 16. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility operator failed to post an original, valid Food Employee Certification in a location conspicuous to the consumer. Observed boxes of tomatoes stored directly on the floor in walk-in cooler area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in refrigerator. Observed hose extended below the sink flood rim.

Turkey Hill #167, 925 Main St., Dickson City, Nov. 16. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Willard Elementary School, 1100 Eynon St., Scranton; Nov. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Milton Eisner Yeskiva High School, 930 Hickory St., Scranton, Nov. 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working containers in prep area, used for storing cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Food facility does not have available QAC sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Observed window fan, in dry storage area, with an accumulation of dust, dirt, debris on non-food contact surfaces. Approximately five rodent droppings observed under shelving in dry storage area. Person in charge cleaned during this inspection. Behind chest freezer in dry storage area of the food facility is dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

Montdale Dairy Milk Bar, 945 Montdale Road, P.O. Box 175, Scott Township, Nov. 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the front counter area to remind food employees to wash their hands. A sign was posted during this inspection.

Thai Rak Thai, 349 Adams Ave., Scranton, Nov. 17. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Wall Street Deli, 1450 E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, Nov. 17. Regular inspection; in compliance; Violations: Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid. The person in charge stated that she is in the process of completing a course. Observed wet wiping cloth in deli prep area, not being stored in sanitizer solution. Cloth was placed in sanitizer solution during this inspection. Chili was held at 115 degrees F, in the hot hold area, rather than 135 degrees F or above as required. It was determined that the chili was in the unit for less than one hour, therefore the chili was reheated to 165 degrees for 15 seconds during this inspection. Reviewed procedures for the re-heating of foods prior to placing in hot hold equipment. An insect control device (fly strip) located in back area with potential to contaminate food, equipment. Fly strip was moved during this inspection.

Aramark, University of Scranton, DeNaples Center, Scranton, Nov. 17. Regular inspection; in compliance

Bosak’s Choice Meats, 524 Burke By-Pass, Olyphant, Nov. 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food ingredient storage containers, in the deli area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. The containers were labeled during this inspection.

Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County, 3201 Rockwell Ave. Scranton, Nov. 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food Employee observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash

Domino’s Pizza, 1121 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, Nov. 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Back of oven and wall have an accumulation of dust. Wall behind pizza boxes has cracks exposing sheet rock material. Mops are not being hung to air dry.

Ferris Pizza, 106 Church St., Moscow, Nov. 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Grease on the ventilation hood above the stove. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available in the upright and chest freezers. Women’s toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins. Dust build up on the exhaust fan in the wall above the storage rack in the back room. Fraying duct tape on the doors of the pizza low-boy refrigerator. The tape was removed.

Hammerjax, 350 Phillips Road & Route 435, Clifton Township, Nov. 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available in the baine marie; the Kenmore upright freezer, on left, and the chest freezer, by the upright freezer, in the back room. Old food residue on the can opener blade and on some utensils in the cook line prep table drawers. The can opener and utensils were cleaned. Ice build up on the shelves in the upright Kenmore freezers. Old food residue and grease on the tray on the table shelf, adjacent to the stove, and on the sides of the table. Outdoor storage area for refuse in not non-absorbent flooring, such as concrete or asphalt. Debris, wood, etc. on the ground on the side of the building by the ramp.

Isaac Tripp Elementary School, 1000 Everett St., Scranton, Nov. 17. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Fanucci’s Ristorante Italiano, 112 S. Main Ave., Old Forge, Nov. 18. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Microwave oven had old food debris and splash on interior ceiling. Observed clean food equipment stored in kitchen area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor. The hand-wash sink in the kitchen area was blocked and not accessible at all times for employee use.

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