Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: Dec. 14 – 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.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries #51, 735 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Dickson City, Dec. 14. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Moosic Mini Mart, LLC, 4704 Birney Ave., Moosic, Dec. 15. Follow up inspection; in compliance.

Prescott Elementary School, 838 Prescott Ave., Scranton, Dec. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Quinn’s Market, 10 Kennedy Drive, Archbald, Dec. 15. Follow up inspection; in compliance.

Sunrise Cafe, 212 Depot St., Clarks Summit, Dec. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. The owner and another employee took the ServSafe class at Keystone College in the fall, but have not yet received their certificates. Owner to contact instructor and then fax copies to PDA regional office.The french fry cutter, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The cutter was taken apart and placed at the sink during this inspection. Women’s toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins. Observed grease underneath cooking equipment. Observed old food splash on the wall behind the prep counter area.

West Scranton Intermediate School, Fellows Street and Parrott Avenue, Scranton, Dec. 15. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Mechanical ware-washing equipment had a calcium buildup observed inside. Dust, dirt and debris on one area of floor under ware-washing equipment.

Whittier Annex, 633 Hemlock St., Scranton, Dec. 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Dunkin’ Donuts #3650, 1510 Main St., Dickson City, Dec. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food ingredient storage containers in the prep area are not labeled with the common name of the food. The containers were labeled during this inspection. Observed a crack in the plastic lid for the sugar storage container.

Kutsop’s Market, 101 7th St., Blakely, Dec. 16. Regular inspection. Violation: An employee’s open beverage container was observed in deli area, a food preparation area. Beverage was discarded during this inspection.

Lucca, 802 S. Main St., Taylor, Dec. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed food stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer areas, rather than 6 inches off the floor as required. Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the M3 turbo air refrigerator in back kitchen. Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the walk-in freezer door. The deflector plate of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a slight pink slime residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The area was cleaned during this inspection. The deli slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The slicer was taken apart and cleaned during this inspection. Employee possessions (coats, keys) observed stored throughout facility near food prep or food storage areas. Possessions were moved during this inspection to areas where there is no potential for contamination of food or equipment. Floor and wall near ware-wash machine has an accumulation of dirt and debris. Floors underneath cooking equipment in front and back kitchen have an accumulation of grease.

Marzoni’s 26 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, Dec. 16. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: Mixed spices ingredient storage containers in the prep area are not labeled with the common name of the food. Observed single-use cup as a scoop and it was left in product. Utensils are to have handles. Spoon observed in the hand-wash sink at bar area, indicating uses other than hand washing. Employee toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.

Oprisko’s Market, 721 Morse St., Simpson, Dec. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Russell’s, 1918 Ash St., Scranton, Dec. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance.

American Legion, Raymond Henry Post 327, 101 Willow St., Olyphant, Dec. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The deflector plate of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a black slimy residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The area area was cleaned during this inspection. Observed a black mold-like substance on the walls and ceiling of the walk-in cooler used for the storage of beer.

Carawanna One, 58 Salem Ave., Carbondale, Dec. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

Arcaro and Genell, 443 S. Main St., Old Forge, Dec. 17. Regular 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.

Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, 7011 Shoppes Boulevard, Moosic, Dec. 17. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Food employee personal belonging (cell phone) observed on counter top display warmer.

Katrina’s Pizza & Hoagies, 813 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City, Dec. 17. Follow up inspection; in compliance.

Summit University of Pennsylvania – Byrdie’s Snack Bar, 538 Venard Road, Clarks Summit, Dec. 17. Follow up inspection; in compliance.

Calarusso’s LaPalazzo, 4500 Birney Ave., Moosic, Dec. 18. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: Spray bottle in ware-wash area was not labeled to indicate the type of chemical in container. Food facility has an original certificate posted, but the location is not conspicuous for public viewing. Observed containers of cheese stored directly on the floor in walk-in cooler area, rather than 6 inches off the floor as required. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in refrigerator equipment. Observed black residue forming inside ice machine bin. This was in the process of being corrected at the time of this inspection. Observed clean food equipment and/or utensils in kitchen area stored uncovered or not inverted. Water filter attached to ice machine is not dated to indicate when filter was replaced. Refrigeration unit drain line is dripping water and not maintained in good repair.

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