Luzerne County restaurant inspections, April 26 to May 3

The following are recent Luzerne 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 which facilities are physically located.

Bistro on the Ave, 174 United Penn Plaza, Kingston: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed containerized food stored directly on the floor in walk-in cooler, rather than six inches off of the floor as required. The food was elevated during this inspection.

CFM Beer Store, 101 Main St., Luzerne: regular inspection; in compliance.

Cherone’s Surf Club, 625 Ridge St., Freeland: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Lights are not shielded or shatter proof over the food prep areas.

Convenient Food Mart No. 3014, 101 Main St., Luzerne: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Receiving door located in the rear of the facility a gap with visible light at the floor door junction, and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

Danko’s Restaurant, 827 South St., Freeland: regular inspection; in compliance.

Huntsville Golf Club, 1334 Market St., Lehman: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: The exit door located near the food service office has a gap (with visible light) at the floor door junction and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. Observed containerized food stored directly on the floor in Walk-in freezer area, rather than six inches off of the floor as required. The containers were elevated during this inspection. Food facility has an original certificate posted, but the location is not conspicuous for public viewing. The certificate was placed in public view during this inspection.

La Casita Caribena, 264 E. End Center, Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection; out of compliance. Violations: An open employee’s beverage container was observed in a food preparation area. Food employees eating in prep area as evidenced by observed partially consumed food on prep table. Observed wooden mortar and pestle to be chipped and flaking and no longer easily cleaned. Observed multiple cans of insecticides in the kitchen area, not labeled by the manufacturer as approved for use in a food facility. Cans were discarded. Raw chicken and eggs were stored above ready-to-eat foods in the reach-in cooler. Chicken was moved. Discussed proper storage and provided guidance document. Multiple bulk ingredient storage containers not labeled with the common name of the contents. Containers were labeled. Observed plastic containers with no handles being used as scoops and stored in bulk ingredients. Containers were removed. Observed a broken handle causing a sharp edge on one reach in refriergtaion unit.

Nucleus Raw Foods LLC, 63 Main St., Luzerne: regular inspection; in compliance. Non-food contact surfaces (top outside surface of the dish machine, the floor surface of the reach in freezer in the back room) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude the accumulation of crumbs and/or dried food residue.

Osaka, 244 Adams Ave., Scranton: regular inspection; in compliance.

Pearl @ Mohegan Sun, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection; in compliance.

Sabatelles Market, 114 S. Main St., Pittston: follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 165, 980 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: change-of-owner inspection; in compliance. Violations: Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink. Papertowels were provided. Observed a build up of debris under shelves in the storage area. Observed a build up of syrup residue on the surface alongside the ice dispensing area on the self serve beverage machine. Observed a slimy build up in the drains on the self serve beverage machines. Observed a build up of residue on the back edge of the ice chute on the self serve beverage machine. Person in charge cleaned chute during inspection. Observed old dairy spillage on a carton of eggs in the walk in cooler.

Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 250, 800 N. Alter St., Hazleton: change-of-owner inspection; in compliance. Violation: Several assorted size containers of assorted milks offered for retail sale have expired sell by dates. Items removed from sale.

Austie’s Restaurant, 2333 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township: regular inspection; in compliance.

Curry Donuts, 2308 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township: regular inspection; in compliance.

Gerrity’s Market, 2280 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township: regular inspection; in compliance.

Fast Lane, 2345 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township: regular inspection; in compliance.

Kmart No. 3268, 910 Wilkes-Barre Township, Wilkes-Barre: regular inspection; in compliance. Violation: Observed pet food spillage under shelves in the sales area. Spillage was cleaned during this inspection.

Napoli Pizzeria Restaurant, 26 S. Main St., Pittston: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed the plastic coating on the shelves in one refrigeration beginning to deteriorate. Observed a build-up of food residue on the underside and egde of shelves in the walk in cooler.

New Yong Hao Buffet, 252 Susquehanna Blvd., Hazleton: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Food containers stored on floor in walk in boxes. Seam between stainless steel panels behind cookline is exhibiting an open gap of approximately 1/2”. Rear food prep screen doors are not tight fitting to frames. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible.

Polish American Citizen’s Club, 111 Elm St., Dupont: regular inspection; in compliance.

Sleepy Hollow Golf Center, 1303 Sant Johns Rd., Drums: regular inspection; in compliance.

Subway No. 32079, 286 S. River St., Plains: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of slimy residue on the back of the ice chute handle on the self serve beverage machine. Observed food residue on the underside and edge of the shelf in the walk in cooler. Observed food residue in along crevices on one vegetable slicer. An open employee’s beverage container was observed in back prep area.

Tomato Bar, 7 Tomato Fest Dr., Pittston: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of residue on the lemon press in the bar area. Press was cleaned. Food ingredient storage containers, in the bar area, were not labeled with the common name of the food. Containers were labeled. Observed a build up of sticky residue on the liquor storage shelf in the bar area. Observed a build up of food residue along the back edge and around the hinges on the Bain Marie. Observed a build up of residue on the underside and edges of shlves in the walk in cooler. Observed old sticker residue on the exterior of some food pans.

Turkey Hill Mini Market No. 270, 2 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top: change of owner inspection; in compliance.

Turkey Hill Mini Market No. 249, 7 Airport Road, Hazle Township: change of owner inspection; in compliance.

Valley-Hi Food Drive In, 1 Susquehanna Blvd., West Hazleton: regular inspection; in compliance.

Ben & George’s, 194 Oak St., Pittston: regular inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed rusting shelves in the reach in freezer. Observed too numerous to count rodent-like droppings under shelving and behind equipment. Person in charge cleaned affected areas during this inspection.

Callahan’s Cage & Coffee House, 69 S. Main St., Pittston: regular inspection; in compliance.

Elko’s Lanes, 334 Main St., Dupont: regular inspection; in compliance.

Leggio’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 1092 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre: follow-up inspection; in compliance. Violations: Observed a build up of food residues in the cracks and corners of the Bain Marie. Observed a build up of dust on the fan guard in the walk in cooler. Observed 20 dead ant-like insects on the floor under shelves in the storage area. Person in charge cleaned affected areas.

McGinty’s, 1557 Dickson Ave., Scranton: regular inspection; in compliance.

Pittston Beer and Deli Inc./Chester Chicken, 325 Laurel Rd., Pittston: follow-up inspection; in compliance.

Shandra’s Pizza, 424 S. Main St., Pittston: regular inspection; in compliance.

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