Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: July 20-24

July 27th, 2015 8:11 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

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.

Ritter’s Farm Market, 1459 Mount Cobb Road, Jefferson Township, July 20. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Red Lobster #6252, 1502 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Dickson City, July 20. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Steak knife, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Non-food contact surfaces (ice machine) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of rust and residue. Person in charge cleaned during this inspection.

Home Assoc. Wozniak Pavloski, 272 Main St., Eynon, July 20. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Black mold like accumulation observed on water reservoir in bar area ice maker. Person in charge emptied and cleaned ice machine during this inspection.

Chekan’s, 326 Hill St., Jessup, July 21. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Dunkin’ Donuts, 103 N. Main St., Old Forge, July 22. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Bulk container of sugar, in the prep area, is not labeled with the common name of the food. Food dispensing utensils in the prep area observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food and the container. Spoons observed stored in sanitizer while not in use. Reviewed acceptable options for storing utensils with person in charge for corrective action. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in refrigerator equipment. Observed rolling racks in the kitchen area, with old food residue and soil accumulation. Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the prep area.