At which Lackawanna County restaurant were employees handling food without gloves?


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.

Froyo-Lux, 1506 B, Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City, May 24. 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 sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Observed four fly tapes hanging in the prep area. Food facility has an original certificate posted, but the location is not conspicuous for public viewing.

Northeast Intermediate School, Adams Ave at Gibson St. Scranton, May 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand-wash sink in the kitchen area.

Prescott Elementary School, 838 Prescott Ave., Scranton, May 24. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Royal Buffet, 821 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City, May 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Spray bottle in waitress service area, used for storing chemicals taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. The spray bottle was discarded during this inspection. Observed chemicals being stored in ware-wash/prep area on shelving next to food. The food items were moved during this inspection. Observed pooling water on the floor in the Hibachi area, coming from the upright freezer. Observed water/syrup solution under the soda dispensing unit in the dry storage area. The person in charge had the area cleaned during this inspection. Dust observed accumulating on wire fan guards in walk-in cooler.

South Scranton Intermediate School, Maple Street and Slocum Ave., Scranton, May 24. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed food employees placed prepackage snack, milk and whole fruit (pear) in a breakfast bag. Observed fruit still had labeling stickers on skins, food employee stated that fruit was not washed prior to placing on the bag. Reviewed washing fruits procedures with Person in charge.

Fuller’s Overlook Farm Inc., MFF2, Barnhill Rd., Waverly, May 25. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Glider Diner, 890 Providence Rd., Scranton, May 25. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: prepared meat in the cooler area stored open with no covering or dated.

Neil Armstrong Elementary School, 1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Scranton, May 25. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Nicky’s Pizza & Hoagies, 2 Lonesome Rd., Old Forge, May 25. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required.

Pettinato’s Restaurant, 78 Dubdaff St., Carbondale, May 25. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available chlorine sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Female restroom hand washing sink automatic hot water faucet does not activate for at least 15 seconds. Food facility in operation more than 90 days and has not employed a certified food employee as required.

The Regina House Tea, 3926 Birney Ave., Moosic, May 25. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Food Facility is not using an approved detergent-sanitizer in both compartments of the two compartment manual ware-washing equipment. Owner stated that mechanical dishwasher is in the process of being installed.

Career Technology Center, 3201 Rockwell Ave., Scranton, May 26. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Lakeside Grill, Lackawanna State Park, 1939 N. Abington Rd., Dalton, May 26. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violation: New food facility has 90 days to meet requirement for a certified food employee as required. The owner stated that an employee is scheduled to take a Serv Safe Class on July 20, 2016.

Post Concessions Lemonade, TFF3, St. Ubaldo Festival, Jessup, May 26. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required.

Post Concessions Pizza, MFF3, 6 Kugler Ln., Scott Twp., May 26. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Santillos Inc., MFF3, 1052 Lakeland Dr., Scott Twp., May 26. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Boston Seafood Direct Inc., TFF3, Hill St., Jessup, May, 27. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Dino & Francesco’s, 3366 Birney Ave., Moosic, May 27. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: (13) – Increased monitoring and oversight by the person-in-charge is necessary due to the number of risk factor items noted during review. Food employees observed in prep station, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats. Food employees at prep station were observed handling ready-to-eat foods with bare hand contact. Exhaust hood in the back kitchen area has an accumulation of dust. Plastic bags being used as sink stoppers in 3-compartment sink Food employee is not using available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine sanitizer concentration. The chlorine concentration in the sanitizing solution of bucket sanitizer was 0 ppm, rather than 50-100 ppm as required. Meat slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have old food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Under stainless steel table (dough area) with an accumulation of food residue and debris on non-food contact surfaces. Old food residue build-up on hand-wash sink faucet handle. Observed food residue in the hand-wash sink, indicating uses other than hand washing. Old floor debris, grime on floor surface beneath the storage racks in walk-in freezer, and in need of cleaning. Observed personal belongings stored on the same shelf with food.

III Ponds Winery, 26 Franklin Valley Rd., Dalton, May 27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid. A list of courses was provided to the owner during this inspection.

Jessup Hose Company #2, TFF4, 333 Hill St., Jessup, May 27. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

St. Ubaldo Society Cultural Center, 310 Third Ave., Jessup, May 27. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Yankee Lunch, 801 Pittston Ave., Scranton, May 27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Ceiling tiles missing in the dining area, and need to be replaced.Restaurant was closed from 5/6/16 thru 5/27/16 due to issues that were corrected and inspected by city inspectors and restaurant could re -open as of 5/27/16.

Drive ‘N Buy, 87 N. Main St., Carbondale, May 31. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Counter top, non-food contact surface adjacent to ha-wash sink , beverage brewing equipment is deteriorated, no longer smooth easy cleanable surface. Three compartment ware-washing equipment observed filled with debris not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day. Non-food contact surfaces, wal-in cooler floor not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt , debris and soil. Ceiling tiles missing and discolored in the sales area, and need replaced. Unused equipment stored in ware-washing area inside the food facility needs removed.

Kenny’s Cafe, 153 Spruce St., Archbald, May 31. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Microwave, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

Lake Mart, 455 Rt. 247, Carbondale, May 31. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working containers in deli area, used for storing sanitizing chemicals taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair. Observed three-compartment sink faucet is not tightly attached and leaking. Faucet in need of repair or replace. Floor surfaces beneath food storage shelving in the food facility are dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

Longworth’s Family Restaurant, 615 Washington Ave., Jermyn, June 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in kitchen area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats. Soups were held at 105 and 110 degrees F, in the hot holding area, rather than 135 degrees F or above as required. The soups were reheated to 165 degrees F for 15 seconds during this inspection. Temperature measuring devices for ensuring proper temperatures of equipment are not available or readily accessible in all refrigerators. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair. Observed hand-wash sink leaking at the faucet.

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