Lackawanna County restaurant inspections July 25 to July 28


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.

Brody’s Snack Shack, 120 Livingston Ln., Clifton Twp, July 25. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Diana’s Pizzeria, 2024 Pittston Ave., Scranton, July 25. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food needs to be wrapped, sealed and dated with what it is and date of last time used. Spoke to owner and he was in process of cleaning from previous night. Informed owner, cleaning needs to be done when shift over and kitchen cleaned completely for next day of operation.

Home Assoc., Wozniak Pavloski VFW Post, 272 Main St., Eynon, July 25. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Hot Wok, 827 Pittston Ave., Scranton, July 25. Regular inspection; in compliance.

International Deli & Grocery, 1102 Cedar Ave., Scranton, July 25, Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employee did not follow proper hand washing procedure. Soap and/or warm water not used. employee hand sink had no paper towels, empty dispenser. also employee did not wash hands before putting gloves on in front of me. A food employee was observed touching dirty dishes in employee hand-wash sink then move to bay sink while I was waiting for a manager/owner and noticed two employees apply gloves in my presence. Food in the cooler area stored open with no covering nor labeled or dated when last used. food ingredient storage containers, in the cooler area, are not labeled with the common name of the food or date. Two employees observed putting gloves on 1 employee had not washed hands prior to putting new gloves on. two coolers has no temperature gauges. Informed manager and employee to address immediately. two coolers needed thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures are kept.

McDonald’s, 485 Daleville Hwy., Covington Twp., July 25. Complaint inspection; in compliance.

Oprisko’s Kielbasa, 721 Morse, St., Simpson, July 25. Change of Owner inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate chlorine sanitizer concentration. Lack of a back flow prevention device on the hose bib water line in the equipment washing area.

Cosmo’s Steaks, 528 Moosic St., Scranton, July 26, Regular inspection; in compliance.

Little Ceasers, 613 Luzerne St., Scranton, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Savory Maza, 200 N. Main Ave., Scranton, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Casa Bella, 330 W. Market St., Scranton, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Glass Onion, 1018 Prescott Ave., Scranton, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in cooler equipment.

Legends #1, 235 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working containers in kitchen area, used for storing cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the solution. Scoop being stored in the ice storage bins with handle in contact with the ice.

Legends #2, 235 Montage Mountain Rd., (PNC Field), Moosic, July 27, Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Non-food contact surfaces ( ice machine bin) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt.

Legends #3, 235 Montage Mountain Rd., (PNC Field), Moosic, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned (ice machine bin) at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

Legends #4, 235 Montage Mountain Rd., (PNC Filed), Moosic, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Coffee creamer container was stored in ice used in drinks.

Legends, Budweiser Railhouse Bar, 235 Montage Mountain Rd., (PNC Filed), Moosic, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Legends Club, 235 Montage Mountain RD, Moosic, July 27. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Dishwasher temperature test strips for minimum required temperature for washed surface are not available.

Family Dollar Store #9221, 102 N. Main St., Old Forge, July 28. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Wah Mei Chinese Restaurant, 130 Constitution Ave., Jessup, July 28. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Three food employees drinking from open container in food prep and ware-washing areas. Beef, chicken and egg rolls in the freezer and walk-in cooler stored open with no covering. Food ingredient storage containers, in the prep area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. Observed bags of sugar, flour stored directly on the floor in dry storage area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Hood filters and frame have an accumulation of static dust and grease. Can opener encrusted with old food debris. Observed cooking equipment and pans, with excessive filth and old food residue. Customer self-service single-use tableware is not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched by customers. The hand-wash sink is soiled to sight and touch. The hand-wash sink in the prep area does not have single use towels, continuous towels, or air drying device. Old unused equipment stored in food prep area, should be removed from food facility. Soil accumulation observed building up at floor wall junctures, under storage pallets and in need of cleaning.

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