Lackawanna County restaurant inspections July 14 to July 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.

Chelsea & Alexis Lemonade TFF3, 452 Daleville Hwy., Covington Twp, July 14. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Dianne’s Soft Serve, 101 Brook Dr., Roaring Brook Twp., July 14. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Italian Ices TFF3, 452 Daleville Hwy., Covington Twp, July 14. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Kay’s Pizza TFF3, 452 Daleville Hwy.,Covington Twp, July 14. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. The manager stated that he will have a thermometer today. Dirt and grime on the door and bottom of the General Electric freezer. The freezer was cleaned.

Ron’s Cafe, Bank Towers Building, Scranton, July 14, Regular inspection; in compliance.

Santillo’s Funnel Cake TFF3, 452 Daleville Hwy, Covington Twp, July 14. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Swika Popcorn TFF3, Covington Fire Co. Fair, Covington Twp, July 14. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Hot water 91 degrees F, shall have 110 degrees F hot water for equipment cleaning. The manager stated that she will heat hot water for today and replace the heating element on the water heater tomorrow.

Twist and Shout Ice Cream, 1510 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton, July 14. Regular Inspection; in compliance. Violations: no thermometers in ice cream coolers. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in frozen ice cream cooler equipment. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required. Owner informed inspector on 7/20/16 he was taking class. Asked for certification to be displayed in public view when obtained. certificate not posted, owner taking class on 7/20/16 informed this inspector he would forward and post new certification for food safety.

Gyro’s TFF4, 452 Daleville Hwy., Covington Twp, July 15. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Mister Rick’s Soft Pretzels XBB2311, MFF3, 110 Gregory Ln., Dalton, July 15. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Mister Rick’s Soft Pretzels XBK8281, MFF3, 110 Gregory Ln. Dalton, July 15. Regular Inspection; in compliance.

Adezzo, 515 Center St., Scranton, July 14. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: prepared food, ready-to-eat food requiring date marking, in the front cooler area, was not date marked.

Brick’s Tavern, 277 Drinker Tpke., Covington Twp, July 14. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Water collecting on the bottom of the Beverage Air baine marie adjacent to the Victory refrigerator. Old food residue around the insert trays and in the back of the lid in the baine marie. The areas were cleaned. Old food residue in the rack shelf under the cook line prep table. The shelf was cleaned. Women’s toilet room does not have a self-closing door. Old food residue and grease on the floor under the pizza oven and the adjacent oven. Old food residue on the bottom of the low-boy refrigerator, opposite the pizza oven, used for dry storage. Old food residue and grease on the floor under the cook line prep table. The floor was cleaned

Camp Comanche DBA Harmony Heart Retreat Center, 1557 Heart Lake Rd., Jermyn, July 18. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Raw animal foods (eggs) were stored above ready-to-eat foods (bread, tuna salad) in the walk-in cooler. The eggs were moved during this inspection. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Top of ware-wash machine has an accumulation of dust. Wall fan in ware wash area has an accumulation of dust.

Farmers Market, 1111 Albright Ave., Scranton, July 18. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Inne of the Abingtons, 239 Kennedy Creek Rd., North Abington Twp, July 18. Change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Food facility does not have temperature strips or a waterproof maximum read thermometer to test final rinse temperature of ware-wash machine. The interior deflector plate of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a pink residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The area was cleaned during this inspection. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand-wash sink in the kitchen area. Paper towel was placed at the sink during this inspection. Soap was not available at the hand-wash sink in the kitchen area. Soap was placed at the sink during this inspection.

The Taurus Club, 106 West Market St., Scranton, July 18. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Antonio’s Pizza, 928 Capouse Ave., Scranton, July 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Market Streed Grill, 230 W. Market St., Scranton, July 19. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Pelak’s Market, 713 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City, July 19, Regular inspection; in compliance.

Scranton Beer Store, 300 Olive St., Scranton, July 19. Regular Inspection; in compliance.

Roosters, 20 Salem Ave., Carbondale, July 20. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Wemberly Hill Golf Course, 66 Clubhouse Ln., Scott Twp., July 20. Change of owner inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

Chekan’s, 326 Hill St., Jessup, July 20. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Dunkin’ Donuts, 100 Mulberry St., Scranton, July 20. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: employee preparing sandwich was seen applying gloves as inspector walked into kitchen and announced inspection with Person in charge. Area around counter there was a sticky mess on the floor that was cleaned. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand-wash sink in the kitchen area. excess water in mop sink closet was seeping into kitchen area, drain where water should run was dry. brought to attention of person in charge for employee safety.

Bud’s Bar and Grill, 402 Main St., Archbald, July 21. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Black scum on the divider in the ice machine bin. Ice machine cleaned at the time of this inspection.

Our Lady of Peace Bistro, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, July 21. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Steve’s Corner Cafe, 1243 Capouse Ave., Scranton, July 21. Regular inspection; in compliance.

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