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.
Convenient Food Mart, 69 S Main Street, Carbondale, Aug. 31. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in deli area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats. Pre-packaged deli made sandwiches held more than 24 hours are not labeled to clearly indicate any “Big 8” allergen ingredients and / or the allergen warning statement. Three-compartment ware-washing sink front left bay has been repaired with a material not approved for food equipment. Observed refrigerated equipment, in the deli area, with an accumulation of dried food residue, debris on non-food contact surfaces. Food container observed in the hand wash sink, indicating uses other than hand washing. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the deli area. Old unused equipment , meat grinder stored in the walk in cooler area, should be removed from food facility.
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, 140 Sandy Banks Road, Greenfield Township, Aug. 31. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.
Blue Wasabi, 223 Northern Boulevard, Clarks Summit, Sept 1. 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. Facility does not maintain pH logs for sushi rice. Employee was able to check pH during this inspection. pH was noted at 4.1 during this inspection. Employee instructed to log pH for each batch of rice. Food facility does not have a HACCP plan for sushi rice. Reviewed and left PDA handout sushi HACCP with the person in charge.The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Observed boxes of food stored directly on the floor in the walk-in freezer area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Food facility person in charge not able to produce records showing that raw or partially cooked ready-to-eat fish has been frozen by the facility or approved supplier as required, before use or sale. Hold filters at both cooking lines have an accumulation of grease and static dust. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Soap was not available at the hand wash sink in the sushi prep area. Soap was placed at the sink during this inspection. Several ceiling tiles in the main kitchen are water stained.
Dante’s 514 Main Street, Childs, Sept. 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Facility has an employee that has taken food safety training program; however, the food safety program was not an ANSI/CFP accredited Certified Food Manager program. Employee completed a Servsafe Certificate of Achievement course 8/27/14 expires 8/27/17
Ginger Pies, 309 Church Street, Jessup, Sept. 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. An open employee’s beverage container was observed in prep area, a food preparation area. Bulk containers of sugar and flour not labeled as to content. Bag of onions and sugar not stored at least 6 inches off the floor in prep area.
Jessup Mini Mart, 1019 Constitution Avenue Jessup, Sept. 1. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.
K’s Kreamery, 228 S Main Street, Old Forge, Sept. 1. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Albi’s Pizzeria and Family Restaurant, 80 South Main Street, Unit 2 Archbald, Sept 1. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food handler certification displayed is a certificate of achievement. Sanitarian gave owner contact information for completing food safety exam. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Knives, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Floor under cooking equipment is soiled with grease, old dried food, debris, and in need of cleaning.
Northeast Concessions LP, 15 Fleetwood Drive, Carbondale, Sept 2. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food facility using rodent bait placed in bait stations which are not covered and tamper resistant.
Pinky’s Family Restaurant, 37 N Main Street, Carbondale, Sept 2. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.
Elkview Country Club, 161 Country Club Road, Greenfield Township, Sept. 2. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed soda beverage dripping from gun holder directly into ice used for beverages. The holder is missing drain tubing. Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of food spillage. Observed dried food spillage on the interior base of the ice cream chest freezer , salad baine marie and upright double refrigeration unit in the kitchen area.
Parmigiano’s, 639 Northern Boulevard, Clarks Summit, Sept 3. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. A copy of certificate will be emailed or faxed to PDA regional office.