Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: June 15-19

June 21st, 2015 7:45 am

The following are recent Lackawanna County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

According to 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 the which facilities are physically located.

Roosters, 20 Salem Ave., Carbondale, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in Fairlee reach in refrigerator. A thermometer was placed in the unit during this inspection.

McDonald’s No. 25183, 160 Brooklyn St., Carbondale, June 15. Complaint inspection; in compliance. Violation: Floor surface beneath deep fryer equipment in the food facility is greasy dirty and in need of cleaning.

McDonald’s No. 01989, 449 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City, June 15. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The deflector plate of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have a pink slimy food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The area was cleaned during this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces (the floor of the egg refrigerator) had an accumulation of liquid and old food. The refrigerator was cleaned during this inspection. Observed condensate dripping from two different areas in the basement. Buckets were placed under the areas to catch the water and a call was placed to maintenance.

New King Wok, 211 S. Main St., Taylor, June 16. Follow-up inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Lahey Family Fun Park, 500 Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit, June 16. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Formosa Restaurant, 727 S. State St., Clarks Summit, June 16. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Soda gun, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The soda gun was cleaned during this inspection. The interiors of the two microwave ovens, food contact surfaces, were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch. The microwaves were cleaned during this inspection. Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in walk-in cooler) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust. Floor tiles missing in the ware wash machine area of the kitchen. Wall and floor underneath deep fryers has an accumulation of grease.

SCOOPZ T ZL52863, 97 W. School St., Olyphant, June 17. 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 left with the owner. The owner has until June 30 to provide proof that an employee has registered for a class.

SCOOPZ, 594 Burke Bypass, Olyphant, June 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: 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 left with the owner. The owner has until June 30 to provide proof that an employee has registered for a class. Spray bottles (containing water and vinegar) stored in the ware wash area, are not labeled with the common name of the food. Food dispensing utensils in ice cream toppings (sprinkles, nuts and coconut) observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food and the container.

Russells Cool Scoops LLC, 129 Hill St., Jessup, June 17. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Employees’ toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.

Texas Roadhouse No. 88, 4011 Commerce Boulevard, Scranton, June 18. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Pinky’s Family Restaurant, 37 N. Main St., Carbondale, June 18. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have a HACCP plan for a specialized process for curing meats as required and outlined in the Pa. Food Code. Final rinse temperature measuring gauge is not functional on the mechanical dish washing machine. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or a maximum registering thermometer to determine the final rinse temperature of the unit. Lights located on the ceiling in the kitchen area are not shielded or shatter proof.


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