LACKAWANNA COUNTY RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: June 15 to June 21


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.

Amber Indian Restaurant, 3505 Birney Ave., Moosic, June 15. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Dunkin’ Donuts, 3525 Birney Ave., Moosic, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Sugar/food ingredient storage containers, in the kitchen area, not labeled with the common name of the food. Ice scoop is stored on unsanitized exterior of ice machine. Toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins. Old floor debris on floor surface beneath the ice machine bin and in walk-in cooler/freezer area.

Pallman Enterprises Inc., TFS3, 1511 Summit Lake Rd., Clarks Summit, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Rite Aid #0726, 1080 S. Washington Ave., Scranton, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Strawberry Time, TFS3, 1511 Summit Lake Rd., Clarks Summit, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

The Country Club of Scranton, 1001 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: A spray bottle in the lower kitchen ware-wash area, used for storing a chemical taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. The chemical was identified and the container was labeled during this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces, fan guards in the 3-door reach-in cooler in the main kitchen, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.

Country Club of Scranton, Halfway House, 1001 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: A food employee was observed touching cutting limes,a ready-to-eat food, with bare hands. Employee was instructed to wear gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods during inspection. Commercially prepared chili was held at 112 degrees F, in the hot holding area, rather than 135 degrees F or above as required. The chili was re-heated to 156 degrees F in the microwave oven during this inspection. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sinks in the rest room areas to remind food employees to wash their hands. Signs were posted during this inspection. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.

Country Club of Scranton, Pool Snack Bar, 1001 Morgan Hwy., Clarks Summit, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Old food residue, dishes and utensils observed in the hand- wash sink, indicating uses other than hand washing. Employees were instructed to use hand-wash sink for hand washing only during this inspection. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.

The Regina House Tea, 3926 Birney Ave., Moosic, June 15. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Turkey Hill #273, 3369 Birney Ave., Moosic, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed boxes of food stored directly on the floor in walk-in freezer, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Floor in walk-in freezer area observed with debris accumulation, and in need of cleaning.

Mayer’s Place, 113 S. Main St., Scranton, June 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food in coolers needed to have date when last used also metal spoons and spatulas not to be left in food containers in coolers. Hood/ansul system being serviced 6/17/16.

Old Brook Inn, 1035 Rte. 307, Moscow, June 16. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Zaleski’s Club House Cafe, 934 Beech St., Scranton, June 16. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Sunoco A Plus, 800 Northern Blvd., S. Abington Twp., June 17. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Van Fleet’s Grove, 21 Van Fleet Dr., Covington Twp., June 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Old food residue down the front and on the bottom shelves in the metal cabinet adjacent to the True 3-door refrigerator. Cabinet was cleaned.

Archbald Express Mart, 377 Main St., Archbald, June 20. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Observed one quart whole milk, in the customer self service area with expired dates of 6/19/16 intended for use in the food facility. Bulk containers of sugar not labeled as to content. Observed single-use cup as a scoop and single-use cup was left in product. Utensils are to have handles. Cheese was held at 55 degrees F, in the bain marie area, rather than 41 degrees F or below as required. Commercially processed refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the bain marie, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration Microwave located in the costumers self service area, was observed to have old food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Non-food contact surfaces (display shelving) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust and debris. The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required

Chico’s Lounge Inc., 714 Chestnut St., Mayfield, June 20. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Kitchen area of the food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

Convenient Food Mart #3033, 935 Moosic Rd., Old Forge, June 20. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Refrigerated ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the refrigerator, is not being date marked. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Old floor debris on floor surface beneath shelving in the walk-in freezer and in need of cleaning. Toilet room is in need of cleaning.

Doc’s Deli-licious, 527 Carbondale, Rd., Scott Twp., June 20. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

The Barrel, 881 State Rte. 307, Spirngbrook Twp, June 20. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Old food residue on the blade and barrel in the chopper. Chopper was cleaned.

Alpine Swirl, 1150 Main St., Peckville, June 17. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Formosa Restaurant, 727 S. State St., Clarks Summit, June 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Mechanical ware-washing equipment had a slimy buildup observed inside. Exhaust fan in the window in the back prep kitchen has an accumulation of dust.

Pour Boys Pub, 934 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, June 17. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Quinn’s Cafe, 224 Main St., Archbald, June 17. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Rite Aid #11068, 609 Luzerne St., Scranton, June 17. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Russell’s Cool Scoops, LLC, 129 Hill St., Jessup, June 17. Regular inspection; in compliance.

St. Anthony’s Center, 1013 Wood St., Scranton, June 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food safety SafeServ certification not posted. This along with health license needs to be posted for public to see. Informed owner to supply information to our dept. when obtained.

Dunn’s Tavern, 905 S. Main Ave., Scranton, June 22. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Jessup Youth Assoc. 1 Moosic Lake Rd., Jessup, June 21. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

K’s Kreamery, 228 S. Main St., Old Forge, June 21., Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working containers in prep area, used for storing sanitizer taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Hose attached to hand-wash sink is missing a back flow prevention device.

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