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.
Armenti’s Pizzeria, 1454 E. Lackawanna Ave. Olyphant, Oct 29. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Working containers in ware-wash area, used for storing chemicals taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. The chemicals were identified and labeled during this inspection. Food employees observed in kitchen and pizza prep areas, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets and hats. A food employee was observed touching a sub roll, a ready-to-eat food, with bare hands. Employee was instructed to wash hands and use gloves when handling ready to eat foods. Observed two mesh bags of onions stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. The onions were moved during this inspection. Observed freshly grill chicken cooling in a plastic container with a lid. Employee was instructed on proper methods for cooling hot foods during this inspection.
Carbondale Mini Mart Corporation, 92 Brooklyn St., Carbondale, Oct. 29. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Berman Beverage, 409 Washington Ave., Jermyn, Oct. 30. Change of owner inspection; in compliance.
Camelot, Restaurant & Inn, 17 Johnson Road, Scott Twp., Oct. 30. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.
Convenient Food Mart, 101 S. Valley Ave., Olyphant, Oct. 30. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.
Hickory Farms #11236, Viewmont Mall, Scranton, Oct. 30. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Mary Lou’s Pizza, 209 Dunn Ave., Old Forge, Oct. 30. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Moscow Deli & Food Mark, 206 S. Main St., Moscow, Oct. 30. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Lack of a back-flow prevention device on the water line in the dish-wash area. Light covers on the lights, above the equipment sink, are missing the end caps.
Dollar General #12162, 208 S. Main St. Moscow, Nov. 02. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Exit doors located in the supply storage area and in the receiving area of the food facility have gaps and do not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.
North Pocono High School, 97 Bochicchio Blvd. Covington Twp, Nov. 02. Regular inspection; in compliance.
Rite Aid #0216, 6 Bochicchio, Blvd., Moscow, Nov. 02. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Debris on the floor under the shelves in the store room opposite the bay door. The area was cleaned.
Akita Asian Cuisine, Inc., 1061 Shoppes Blvd., Moosic, Nov. 03. Opening inspection; out of compliance. Violations: Food facility does not have a Health Awareness Reporting Procedure for food employees. Sanitarian provided handouts regarding employee health policies along with vomiting and diarrhea clean up procedures Food facility does not have a HACCP plan on file. Also daily pH log, temperature checks and rice acidification was not maintain on file. Provided HACCP handouts and explain all requirements with PIC. Storage container with food item, in serving area, is displayed in direct contact with ice. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Clean dish racks observed stored on the floor in ware wash area. Hood filters have an accumulation of static dust and grease.
Gerrity’s Supermarket, Inc., 4015 Birney Ave., Moosic, Nov. 03. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.
Weis Markets #171, Route 6, Brooklyn St., Carbondale, Nov. 03. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Floor in the meat processing area is made of tile. Several are cracked/roughened, and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface. The floor/wall juncture cove molding in seafood walk in cooler area is cracked broken and need of repair. Floor surface in the seafood prep area of the food facility is dirty and in need of cleaning.
Robert Morris, 1824, Boulevard Ave., Scranton, Nov. 04. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employee observed in prep area, wearing bracelet on arms. Soap was not available at the hand-wash sink in the prep area.
Little People Day Care School, 910 Oak St., Scranton, Nov. 04. Opening inspection. Violation: Raw eggs stored above read-to-eat foods in reach in refrigerator. Reviewed proper storage procedure with Person in charge.
Little People Day Care School, 254 Meridian Ave., Scranton, Nov. 04. Opening inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats. Sugar food ingredient storage containers, in the prep area, is not labeled with the common name of the food.
Monticello School, 134 School St., Scranton, Nov. 04. Regular inspection; in compliance.
My Brother’s Place, 4446 Hamlin Highway, Moscow, Nov. 04. Follow-up inspection; in compliance.
North Pocono Intermediate School, 701 Church St. Moscow, Nov. 05. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Oil leaking for the motor, and dripping down the stem, of the table mixer.Floor storage of boxes and paper in the back room by the exit door. Boxes blocking entry into the room and impeding cleaning and inspection.
The Jive, 113 Van Brunt St., Moscow, Nov. 05, Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Excessive QA sanitizer in the spray bottle on the counter. The bottle was refilled with 200 ppm QA and water. Observed a soiled, wet wiping cloths on the prep counter, not being stored in sanitizer solution. The cloth was removed from the counter; and a container of sanitizer and water placed by the counter. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available in the freezers. Observed bedding, a folding bed and clothing in the food facility, indicating use of the food facility as living or sleeping quarters. Garden hose connected to the outdoor hand-wash sink. Shall use a food grade hose.