Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: Feb. 16-22


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.

Plate D’Azure, 26 S. Main St., Carbondale, Feb. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employee observed, in the kitchen food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints such as nets or hats. Scoop being stored on the top exterior surface of the ice machine and not inside the unit with the handle not in contact with ice. Preset wrapped tableware unused when a consumer is seated, is not being removed and is being reused without cleaning and sanitizing.

Revello’s Pizza, 502 S., Main St., Old Forge, Feb. 16. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Working containers in bar area, used for storing cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Observed meatballs cooling at room temperature on the racks, which is not a proper cooling method. Reviewed proper cooling methods with Person in charge. Rust deposits on the ceiling of the ice machine. Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing dishwasher was 0 ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required. Floor in the bar area is cracked, roughened/ and not a smooth, easily cleanable surface.

Target #1474, 1140 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City, Feb. 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Non-food contact surfaces (fan guard in the produce walk-in cooler) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust. Bike trailer door located in the receiving area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. Interview with the person in charge revealed that the door had been fixed several times during the past year.

Andy’s Pizza, 528 Main St., Peckville, Feb. 18. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Bobby Mac’s Wood Fired Pizza (Maiolatesi Wine Cellars), 32 Cabernet Drive., Scott Township, Feb 18. Change of owner inspection; in compliance.

Denny’s Restaurant #8192, 410 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Scranton, Feb. 18. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed in-use knife stored between table edges or between tables, an area not easily cleanable & sanitized. The knife was moved during this inspection. Mechanical ware-washing equipment had a soil build up observed inside. The interior corners in the food prep sink, food contact surfaces, were observed to have a black mold-like residue and were not clean to sight and touch. The sink was cleaned during this inspection. Old food residue build up on front framework of weekend cook line refrigerated drawers. Door located in the ware-wash area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. Floor and floor drains in cook line areas observed with old food residue. Food and grease accumulation observed on cook line equipment. Traffic dirt pattern observed on the floor of the walk-in freezer.

Lou’s Pizza, 112 Hull Ave., Olyphant, Feb. 18. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Toilet room does not have a self-closing door.

Olive Garden #1538, 1500 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Route 6, Dickson City, Feb. 18. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employee observed in prep area, wearing bracelet and watch on hands. Food employees observed in soup station, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats. Observed wet wiping cloths in prep area, not being stored in sanitizer solution. Ceiling tiles missing in the kitchen area, and need replaced. Food employee personal belongings observed in kitchen area, although lockers are provided.

Regal Room, Inc., 216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, Feb. 18, Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible.

Subway #11671, 1568 Main St., Peckville, Feb 18. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed wet wiping cloths near hand-wash sink, not being stored in sanitizer solution. The quaternary ammonia concentration in the sanitizing solution of the three-bay ware-wash sink was 0 ppm, rather than 50-100 ppm as stated on the manufacturers use directions. Observed large accumulation of dust covering exhaust vent in hood above baking ovens. Mops are not being hung to air dry.

Veteran’s Club of Shopa-Davey, 123 Electric St., Peckville, Feb. 18. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in refrigerator. Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing dishwasher was 10 ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required. Pink and black mold-like slime forming inside ice machine bin. Ice machine was in the process of being corrected at the time of this inspection. Soda gun holster, a food contact surface, was observed to have black substance and was not clean to sight and touch.

Burger King #1779, Routes 6 and 11, Northern Blvd. Clarks Summit, Feb. 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employee observed in prep area, wearing bracelet on arm. Bracelet was removed during this inspection. Food employee personal belongings (coat/purse) observed in dry storage area. Personal belongings were moved during this inspection.

Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, 537 Venard Rd., Clarks Summit, Feb. 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employee observed in prep area, wearing bracelets on arms. Bracelets were removed during this inspection. The interior upper area of the ice machine , a food contact surface, was observed to have a slight black mold-like residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The area was cleaned during this inspection

Subway, 95 Brooklyn St., Suite 2, Carbondale, Feb. 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Ambient air temperature measuring device for ensuring proper food storage in the walk-in cooler equipment is not accurate to plus or minus 3 degrees F. Thermometer reading 23/24 degrees F ambient air temperature verified 37 degrees F using a calibrated metal stem thermometer.

VFW Post #7069, 402 Winola Rd., Clarks Summit, Feb 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Wendy’s #308, 1135 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, Feb. 19. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Ice build up observed on the ceiling area of the walk-in freezer near to the right of the door. Employees to move boxes of food away from affected area.

Auntie Anne’s #170, 834 Viewmont Mall, Dickson City, Feb. 22. Follow up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food Employees observed working with exposed foods with fingernail polish. Spoon observed stored in quaternary sanitizer between uses in prep areas of facility. Person in charge to discontinue practice. Women’s toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.

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