Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: Feb 10-16


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.

AFC Sushi at Wegman’s #0076, 1315 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Dickson City, Feb. 10. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Food employee observed in prep area, wearing ring on hands.

Eastern Wok, 18 Kennedy Dr., Archbald, Feb. 10. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Coconut sauce ingredient storage containers, in the refrigerator, are not labeled with the common name of the food. Single-use containers without handles observed, stored in contact with food in dry ingredient containers. Observed wet wiping cloth in prep area not being stored in sanitizer solution while not in use. Observed corn starch bag stored in a unclean storage container. Observed several container of meat and vegetables stored directly on the floor in walk-in cooler rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Exhaust hood has an accumulation of grease. Observed refrigerator, microwave and bain marie lid with an accumulation of old food residue, debris on non-food contact surfaces.

J&B Bar, 709 Hill St., Mayfield, Feb. 10. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: The deflector plate of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a black residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The area was cleaned during this inspection.

Kabuki Japanese House of Steaks & Sushi, 1574 Main St., Peckville, Feb. 10. Follow up inspection; in compliance.

Olde Town Coffee, 452 Main St., Archbald, Feb. 10. Follow up inspection; in compliance.

The Grill at the Highlands, 1 Highlands Blvd., Archbald, Feb. 10. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Liquid food ingredient storage containers, in the prep area, are not labeled with the common name of the liquid. Knives observed stored in sanitizer between uses in prep areas of facility. Reviewed acceptable options for storing utensils with person in charge for corrective action. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in refrigerator. Observed exterior of mechanical dish machine equipment with an accumulation of dust, debris on non-food contact surfaces. Customer self-service single-use spoons are not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched by customers.

Tiffany’s Tap & Grill, 291 Main St., Eynon, Feb. 10. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Clams located in the walk-in cooler area did not have identification tags attached to the container. Observed knives stored between table edges an area not easily cleanable & sanitized. Observed wiping cloths in unclean condition in prep area. Observed refrigerator, in kitchen area with an accumulation of old food residue and debris on non-food contact surfaces. Observed shelving in kitchen and storage area with an accumulation of dust and debris on non-food contact surfaces. Ceiling tile in the kitchen area observed with dust/grease accumulation.

Wildflour Eatery and Desserts, 480 Daleville Hwy, Suite 5, Covington Twp., Feb. 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed food employee dip her hands in the wash bay of the equipment sink, then rinse her hands in the rinse and sanitizer bays; and dry her hands on a cloth towel. Discussed proper hand washing procedures with the employee and owner.

AJ’s Club Soda, Inc., 1017 Main St., Peckville, Feb. 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats. Exhaust hood has an accumulation of dust and grease. Lid surface on chest freezer is rusted and no longer provides a smooth easily cleanable surface. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Non-food contact surfaces (storage shelving and beer cooler) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Floor surface in front of dishwasher and ice machine worn through and no longer providing a smooth easily cleanable surface.

Burger King #18509, 1174 Mt. Cobb Rd., Jefferson Twp., Feb. 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view

King Joe’s Tobacco & News, 480 Daleville Hwy, Suite 6., Covington Twp., Feb. 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Raw shell eggs stored above milk and beverage containers in the retail case. The eggs were placed on the bottom shelf.

Old Country Buffet #253, 500 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City, Feb. 11. Complaint inspection; in compliance. Violation: Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in the walk-in freezer and the prep walk-in cooler ) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust.

Sheetz #363, 1109 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, Feb. 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in walk-in cooler) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust. The fan guards were cleaned during this inspection. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair. Observed leaking at the mop sink. The person in charge stated that a request has been made to fix the leak.

The Library, 916 Church St., Jessup, Feb.11. Follow up inspection; in compliance.

Damon’s Grill #255, 840 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, Feb. 16. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Working containers in waitress area, used for storing chemicals taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. The chemicals were labeled during this inspection. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Temperature measuring devices for ensuring proper temperatures of equipment are not available or readily accessible in waitress and cook line refrigerators. The blade of the deli slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The slicer was cleaned during this inspection. The interior walls and chute of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a black slimy residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Observed interiors of bain marie equipment under lid areas, with an accumulation of old food residue. Broken glass observed under glass racks in the bottom of the glass cooler in the bar area. Non-food contact surfaces (the back of the soda dispensing unit) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of syrup sugar. The area was cleaned during this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces (the floors of the bain maries) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of old food residue. Non-food contact surfaces (tops of refrigerators used for storage of condiments and utensils at the bar area) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of old crumbs and food debris. Observed a number of plastic storage containers with an accumulation of old date stickers on exterior surfaces. The hand wash sink located in the ware wash area does not have water at a temperature of at least 100 degrees F. According to the owner, the hot water valve is broken and needs to be replaced. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the hot prep area. Paper towels were placed at the sink during this inspection. Old food debris in corners and underneath storage racks in kitchen area. The floor in the bar area underneath equipment has an accumulation of old debris and soil. The floors under equipment and walk-in coolers throughout facility have an accumulation of soil and old food debris. The sides of the grill and the walls behind the grill have an accumulation of old grease. The wall behind the ware wash sink area has an accumulation of a black mold-like substance. Mops are not being hung to air dry. Observed fruit fly-like insects throughout the bar and kitchen areas.

Domino’s Pizza/Take-out only, 213 N. Main St., Old Forge, Feb. 16. Follow up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility has an original certificate posted, but the location is not conspicuous for public viewing. Person in charge to fax or email ServSafe certification. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the ware wash area.

McDonald’s #18323, 411 Main St., Old Forge, Feb. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility has an original certificate posted, but the location is not conspicuous for public viewing. Observed wiping cloths in unclean condition under coffee station. Observed milk dispenser hoses extended to length approximately 3 inches. Ice machine had buildup of residue on the exterior of panel. Cleaned during inspection. Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of old food residue. Old floor debris, grime on floor surface under refrigerator by coffee station.

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