Lackawanna County restaurant inspections May 11 – May 13


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.

CVS Pharmacy #1615, 1600 Main St., Dickson City, May 11. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in milk cooler. Floor in back storage area of facility has an accumulation of debris and old food spillage.

Greek American Grill, 540 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City, May 11. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Working containers in ware-wash area, used for storing chemicals and cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. The chemicals were identified and the containers 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. An open employee’s beverage container was observed in grill area, a food preparation area. Beverage was removed during this inspection. Food in the walk-in cooler and reach-in freezer areas stored open with no covering. The foods were covered during this inspection. Commercially processed refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food (deli meats), located in the walk-in cooler, and held more than 24 hours, are not being marked with the date they were opened. Refrigerated ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food (soups, sauces) prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, are not being date marked. Hood filters have an accumulation of grease. Observed a deeply scored cutting board at the hot cook line not resurfaced or discarded as required. 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. Owner placed call to Ecolab during this inspection and will sanitize all dishes and equipment using the three-compartment sink. 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. No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the kitchen area to remind food employees to wash their hands. A sign was posted during this inspection. The floor underneath the cooking equipment has an accumulation of grease and old food debris. The floor underneath the ware-wash sinks and ware wash machine have an accumulation of old food debris.

Johnny Rockets, 5 Radcliffe Dr., Moosic, May 11. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Karp’s Grill, 51 Dennis R., Scott Township, May 11. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Lakeland Golf Club, Rte. 107, Fleetville, May 11. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Mary Lee Martine’s Catering, 4 Doris Ave., Carbondale, May 11. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Mrs. D’s Dairy, 915 S. Washington Ave., Scranton, May 11. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Robert Morris Elementary School, 1824 Boulevard Ave., Scranton, May 12. Regular inspection; in compliance.

TCBY, 217 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy. 6, Scranton, May 12. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Turkey Hill #183, River Street & 8th Avenue, Carbondale, May 12. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed commercially packaged foods and coffee stored directly on the floor in ware-washing storage area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Three -compartment manual ware-washing equipment observed with buildup of coffee residue/dust and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day. Non-food contact walk-in cooler floor surfaces beneath storage racks not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust, dirt and soil. Single service beverage containers observed stored on the floor in ware-washing/storage area. Wall surfaces around the receiving door area is cracked/roughened and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface.

Al’s Beer, 554 Rte. 435, Elmhurst Township, May 12. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: A spray bottle of clear liquid on the floor by the equipment sink is not labeled. The bottle was labeled. Sink stopper missing for the equipment sink. The manager stated that he will purchase a stopper today.

Beta Bread Bakery, TFS1, Route 6, Chinchilla, May 12. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Keystone Konfections,TFS3, Route 6, Chinchilla, May 12. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Manning Farm Dairy, 131 Manning Rd., North Abington Township, May 12. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

Moxie Club, 80 Orchard St., Carbondale, May 12. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in True refrigerated equipment. Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of food spillage inside the True refrigerated equipment. No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the kitchen area to remind food employees to wash their hands.

Tomaino’s Restaurant, 273 N. Main St., Archbald, May 13. 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. Meat slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have old food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Cuber head and water trough in ice machine have buildup of black scum and mold like residue and was not clean to sight and touch. This was in the process of being corrected at the time of this inspection. Microwave oven had old food debris and splash on interior ceiling. Observed old food debris and dust, under cutting board equipment on the prep tables in the kitchen, on non-food contact surfaces.

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