Lackawanna County restaurant inspection Sept. 21 to Sept. 26


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.

Vincenzo’s Pizzeria, 8 Quinton Rd., Scott Township, Sept. 21. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility is using an approved non-public water system, but does not have current laboratory testing results for water potability. Owner to fax results to PDA regional office . Facility is planning on converting to public water within the next few months.

Weis Markets #165, 578 Carbondale Rd., Scott Township, Sept. 21. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Ware-wash sinks in the produce and meat room areas were observed with a severe rust stain. Non-food contact surfaces (cooling unit vents above shelving in produce area) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust. Non-food contact surfaces (exterior area above ice machine door) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. The area was cleaned during this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in produce room and produce walk-in cooler) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust. The fan guards were cleaned during this inspection. The hand-wash sink in the deli area was blocked by a composting container and not accessible at all times for employee use. The composting container was moved during this inspection. Floor underneath isle 3 shelving on retail floor has an accumulation of old food debris. The floor was cleaned during this inspection.

Clarks Summit Elementary School, 400 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, Sept 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed approximately 20-25 old rodent droppings in the back of the dry storage area. Droppings were removed during this inspection.

Miller’s Orchards Farm Market, Inc., 1421 Fairview Rd., Scott Township, Sept. 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Freshly harvested eggs were held at room temperature in the egg washing area, rather than 41 degrees F or below as required. The eggs were placed in the refrigerator. Eggs for sale in the retail area do not include the date of lay on the cartons. Prepackaged pierogies are not labeled to clearly indicate any “Big 8” allergen ingredients and/or the allergen warning statement. Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in the walk-in cooler) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust. Observed a black mold-like substance above the fan guards in the walk-in cooler.

Soriano’s Cafe, 523 Main St., Peckville, Sept. 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working containers in front 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 single use dishwasher temperature test strips to verify proper sanitizing temperature is reached. Duct tape repair observed on bain marie lid. Duct tape is not an easily cleaned surface

Taco Bell, Commerce Blvd. Lot 2, Dickson City, Sept. 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: One of several scoops in the clean equipment, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The scoop was placed at the sink for cleaning during this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces (racks next to fryers) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of grease. Soap was not available at the hand-wash sink in the front prep area. Soap was placed at the sink during this inspection.

Chuck E Cheese, 1003 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City, Sept. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employee observed in pizza prep area, wearing bracelet on arm. Non-food contact surfaces (salad bain marie and pizza refrigerators) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of food spillage.

Mill City Elementary School, 1113 Buttermilk Rd., Dalton, Sept. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The water temperature of the wash compartment of the manual ware-washing equipment was 87 degrees F, less than 110 degrees F, as required. Staff are boiling water to use in three-compartment sink. Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in the walk-in cooler) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust. Food facility hot water heater is not producing enough hot water to supply kitchen sinks at the time of this inspection. Person in charge had reported the issue to the maintenance department prior to the arrival of this inspector. The hand-wash sinks located in the kitchen and restroom areas do not have water at a temperature of at least 100 degrees F. Water was noted at 87 degrees F during this inspection. Hot water (112 degrees F) was placed at the sinks during this inspection. Employee toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins. Employee toilet room does not have a self-closing door.

Milton Eisner Yeskiva High School, 930 Hickory St., Scranton, Sept 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed pasta being cooled in walk-in cooler in containers with tight fitting lids, which is not a proper cooling method. Reviewed with PIC proper cooling procedure for corrective action. At the time of this inspection, dish machine sanitizer pump was disconnected and no detectable chlorine chemical sanitizer is observed during active mechanical ware-washing. Person in charge connected sanitizer pump for corrective action. Self-service single-use tableware is not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched by customers.

Pasquale’s Pizzeria and Family Restaurant, 485 Main St., Archbald, Sept. 23. Opening inspection; in compliance.

Schultzville Deli, 1309 Winola Rd., Clarks Summit, Sept 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working container in utility sink 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 labeled during this inspection. Prepackaged cookies from Anthony & Sons Bakery in New Jersey and Dessert Ladies in Clarks Summit are not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement, net weight, distributed by statement. Prepackaged cookies from Anthony & Sons Bakery in New Jersey and Dessert Ladies in Clarks Summit are not labeled to clearly indicate any “Big 8” allergen ingredients and/or the allergen warning statement. Unisex toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.

Colarusso’s La Palazzo, 4500 Birney Ave., Moosic, Sept 23. Follow-up inspection; out of compliance. Violations: The Food Facility Operator shall be the person in charge or shall designate a person in charge and shall ensure that a person in charge is present at the food facility during all hours of operation. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Ice scoop is stored on unsanitized exterior of ice machine. Food facility does not have available dishwasher temperature single-use test strip to verify that proper sanitizing temperature is reached. Accumulation of mold-like residue on the interior surfaces of the ice machine. Ice shall be disposed. Microwave, a food contact surface, was observed to have old food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Non-food contact surfaces of ice machine not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of mold -like residue and soil. Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the hood system Ceiling tiles missing in the kitchen area, and need replaced. Old floor debris, grime on floor surface beneath the storage racks and bay sink in the ware-wash area, and in need of cleaning. Approximately 7-10 live flies observed in the ware-wash room and bar area.

Blu Wasabi, 223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, Sept. 23. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have a waterproof thermometer or temperature sensitive paper to determine appropriate final rinse temperature of the ware-wash machine. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Soda gun nozzles, a food contact surface, were observed to have sugar residue and were not clean to sight and touch. The nozzles were cleaned during this inspection. The interior of the rice cooker, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The rice cooker was cleaned during this inspection. Ceiling tiles in the kitchen are missing and need to be replaced.

Bill’s Shop Rite Gas and Convenient, 921 Drinker Tpke., Covington, Sept. 26. Regular inspection; in compliance.

Capouse Cafe, 940 Capouse Ave., Scranton, Sept. 26. Regular inspection; out of compliance. Violation: Yearly health license expired on 8/31/16. Statements sent, phone calls made spoke to owner and still no compliance.

Dollar General #12162, 208 S. Main St., Moscow, Sept. 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Doors located in the storage areas of the food facility have a gap and do not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. There is a hole in the floor, along the wall junction adjacent to the delivery doors, in the back store room.

Gourmet Restaurant, 645 Northern Blvd., Chinchilla, Sept. 26. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Floor/wall near fryer and grill area observed with an accumulation of grease. Floors in dry storage area, walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer observed with an accumulation of old food debris. Light covers in the dry storage area observed with an accumulation of dust.

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