Lackawanna County restaurant inspections: June 8-12

June 14th, 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.

Turkey Hill No. 183, River Street & 8th Avenue, Carbondale, June 8. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Base of wall in the receiving and storage area are deteriorated with holes, cove molding detached and in need of repair. Floor surface area beneath the three compartment sink in the food facility is dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

The Fell Inn, 7 Morse Ave., Simpson, June 8. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Observed utensils in the kitchen area, stored dusty and in need of cleaning and sanitizing before use. Grease accumulated on the floor surface beneath deep fryer in the kitchen area.

Royal Buffet, 821 Commerce Boulevard, Dickson City, June 8. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Raw chicken was stored above ready to eat foods (watermelons) in the walk-in cooler. The watermelons were moved during this inspection. Observed foods being cooled in walk-in cooler on sheet pans with plastic wrap, which is not a proper cooling method. The plastic wrap was removed during this inspection. Employees were instructed during this inspection not to cover foods until they are adequately cooled. Duct tape repairs observed on handles of rice cooker in kitchen. Observed pooling water on the floor in the Hibachi area, coming from the upright steamer.

Pine Hills Bar & Restaurant, 140 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, June 8. Follow-up 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facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid. The employee is registered to take a Serv Safe class on July 7. A copy of the certificate shall be faxed to the PDA regional office.

Mugshots, 1044 Main St., Dickson City, June 8. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Main Line Hoagie, 1035 Main St., Dickson City, June 8. 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 person in charge. The interior of the microwave oven, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The microwave oven was cleaned during this inspection. Black dust observed accumulating on ventilation hood above deck ovens.

Dollar Tree No. 1670, 640 Commerce Boulevard, Dickson City, June 8. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

St. John’s Cathedral, 700 Hill St., Mayfield, June 9. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed boxes of food stored directly on the floor in walk-in freezer area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. No thermometer is available in the reach in refrigerator. Wire refrigerator shelves observed with rust.

Smoke Ridge Catering & Concessions, 907 Route 6, Mayfield, June 9. Opening inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Pizza Hut, 331 S. Blakely St., Dunmore, June 9. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Patsy’s Restaurant & Gift Shop, 213 Belmont St., Carbondale, June 9. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Food employees observed preparing food, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as a net or hat.

Freedom Bar & Grill, 901 N. Valley Ave., Olyphant, June 9. Regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Non-food contact surfaces (fan guards in walk-in cooler) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

CVS Pharmacy No. 1600, 95 Brooklyn St., Carbondale, June 9. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Y Knot Pub & Eatery, 104 Old State Road, Moscow, June 10. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed chicken wings being cooled in walk-in cooler in pans sealed with aluminum foil, which is not a proper cooling method. The foil was removed from the pans. Reviewed proper cooling procedures with the cook and owner.

Toriannahs Cakes N’ More LLC, 326 Van Brunt St., Moscow, June 10. Regular inspection; in compliance; no violations.

Olde Brook Inn, 1035 State Route 307, Moscow, June 10. Follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violation: Current water test for coliform bacteria is not available. Fax a copy to the PA Dept. of Agriculture, Food Safety.


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