7:12 PM EST, December 1, 2012
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The Herald-Mail periodically publishes the findings of initial food establishment inspections by the Washington County Health Department. Food service facilities are inspected on a regular basis to make sure they are following the regulations that govern such establishments.
Location of establishments is Hagerstown unless otherwise noted.
Inspectors also conduct follow-up inspections and monitoring inspections, and investigate complaints and food-borne outbreaks.
Potentially hazardous food means any food rich in protein that will support the rapid growth and reproduction of food-borne disease microorganisms.
Inspections are conducted at restaurants, nursing homes, schools, grocery stores and other places that serve food, including those that only are temporary such as fairs and carnivals.
Critical violations such as contaminated or spoiled food, improper temperatures of foods, improper cooking or no running water must be corrected immediately. Those items are marked with *.
Other violations must be corrected within 30 days. Follow-up inspections will be conducted as needed.
Those violations corrected on day of inspection are indicated as (corrected).
The following food service establishments were inspected by the Washington County Health Department in July and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:
Hagerstown Elks, 11063 Robinwood Drive — * sandwich prep unit observed at 50 degrees (corrected, set at 45 degrees); lack of thermometers observed in beer cooler; fan grill must be cleaned.
The following food service establishments were inspected by the Washington County Health Department in July and found to have sanitation violations that must be corrected within 30 days:
Arby’s, 17794 Garland Groh Blvd. — ice scoop handle must be out of ice (corrected); women’s restroom hand sink observed at metered flow of four seconds hot water, requires 15-second minimum of metered flow.
Always Ron’s Restaurant, 29 N. Burhans Blvd. — exposed wiring observed by telephone and junction box in kitchen prep area (corrected); condensation observed on ceiling of walk-in freezer.
Buffalo Wild Wings, 230 Railway Lane — must repair hand sink; must reseal three-compartment sink against wall; broken floor tiles exposing wood by back door must be repaired; must clean vents in restrooms.
Burger King, 17532 Valley Mall Road — must address standing water on floor in mop sink area; a few flies observed; mop sink area must be cleaned.
China Buffet, 1041 Maryland Ave. — must use paper towels at sushi bar hand sink (corrected); must repair holes in screen of back door and repair it to make sure it fully seals when closed; scoops without handles observed in bulk containers and scoops with handles were stored improperly (corrected).
Hancock Truck Stop, 434 E. Main St., Hancock — must clean shelving in food preparation area, above dish machine and coffee station; must label bulk containers of food; must replace missing ceiling panels in dry storage room and downstairs; must clean walls and ceilings in dry storage room and basement; must clean can opener; microwave must be replaced; bare wood window frame must be painted or stained to make it smooth and easily cleanable; excessive ice build-up in walk-in freezer; lemons must be stored off the floor of walk-in refrigerator; must repair gaps and cracks around door frame in basement; debris observed on basement floor; floor in basement needs major cleaning.
J&B Country Kitchen, Pennsylvania Dutch Market — must replace light under grill hood; must repair handle on refrigerator.
J&D Meats, Pennsylvania Dutch Market — must clean outside grill hood vents; must address excess standing water on the floor that is coming from condenser; must repair drip from U-valve and faucet at hand sink; wet wiping cloths observed hung over sinks and not stored in sanitizer solution.
KFC, 17700 Garland Groh Blvd. — ice scoop observed stored on dusty surface (corrected, management will store scoop in metal pan)
McDonald’s, 12820 Clear Spring Road, Clear Spring — food debris observed in sink (corrected); food debris observed in bottom of refrigeration unit; hand sink not providing continuous hot water; must store wet wiping cloths in sanitizer (corrected); sanitizer not at proper level in three-compartment sink; heavy presence of flies in facility; excess ice accumulation on boxed food product and plastic container of cookies open, must discard (corrected); excessive ice accumulation on ceiling and floor of walk-in freezer.
McDonald’s, 17850 Garland Groh Blvd. — ice scoop observed handle down in ice machine (corrected); must repair broken tiles in front of three-compartment sink; must address standing water in broken tile; wet wiping towels at three-compartment sink must be stored in sanitizer solution (corrected); employees observed not washing hands between glove use and when changing gloves.
Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 17830 Garland Groh Blvd. — vent above breading station must be cleaned; general cleaning needed on floor under and behind fryer.
Sam’s Club, 1700 Wesel Blvd. — wet wiping cloths must be kept in sanitizer (corrected); must keep paper towels at two hand sinks near walk-in coolers (corrected); employees observed handling money then serving food (corrected); must clean can opener; must clean vents in a cafe walk-in cooler and men’s and women’s restrooms.
Shepherd’s Spring, 16869 Taylors Landing Road, Sharpsburg — must store utensils handles up (corrected); restroom trash can must have lid; must replace light in hood; must store wipe cloths in sanitizer; must store single-service items off floor of storeroom; must repair opening in outside door.
Shoney’s, 17301 Valley Mall Road — must clean walls inside ice machine; must clean fans in kitchen prep area; must clean walls and floor under dishwasher and fryers; Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point plan (HACCP) has expired and must be resubmitted (corrected).
Subway, 11 N. Main St., Boonsboro — must replace missing ceiling tile in mop sink room.
Vesta Pizza, 2 S. Main St., Boonsboro — must clean front of computer component in food prep area; must clean wall and nozzle behind dishwasher, spray nozzle area and top of dishwasher; must repair or replace ceiling tile in men’s restroom.
Weis Market, 700 Chase Six Blvd., Boonsboro — must reposition or tightly seal ceiling tile around oven vent.
The following establishments did not have any violations in July: Applause Caterers/Academy Theater & Banquet Center, 58 E. Washington St.; AC&T, 16504 Virginia Ave., Williamsport; Autumn Assisted Living, 310 Cameo Drive; Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10, 710 N. Main St., Boonsboro; Country Inn & Suites, 17612 Valley Mall Road, Debbie’s Soft Serve, 22309 Old Georgetown Road, Smithsburg; Food Lion, 22401 Jefferson Blvd., Smithsburg; Icing Bakery and Cafe, 7 N. Main St., Boonsboro; J&S Services, Jami’s Soft Ice Cream, 21614B National Pike, Boonsboro; Potomac Fish and Game Club, 14241 Falling Waters Road, Williamsport; Pride of Hagerstown Elks 278, 326 N. Jonathan St.; Ranger Smith’s Canteen, 16519 Lappans Road, Williamsport; St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport; Verna’s Sub Shop, Pennsylvania Dutch Market; La Tolteca Restaurant, 1101 Opal Court; and Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport.
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