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Restaurant inspections

June 06, 2005

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Each month, The Herald-Mail 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.

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 are only 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 *.

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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 April and were found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:

Adams Real New York Style Pizza, 158 N. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown - * food in pizza maker not at safe temperature (voluntarily discarded); ice machine must be cleaned; hole in screen door must be repaired; must clean grease and dirt from hoods; walls and floors in the kitchen must be cleaned and sanitized; stained ceiling tiles must be replaced; mop sink needed for disposal of dirty water; surfaces must be smooth and easily cleaned; food and other items cannot be stored on floor.

7-Eleven, 1623 Dual Highway, Hagerstown - * potentially hazardous foods must be at 140 degrees or above (voluntarily discarded); leak in middle compartment and drain line of sink must be repaired; towels must be provided at hand sinks.

Colonial Restaurant, 14130 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown - * beef gravy stored in container too deep allowing cooling to occur (corrected); soap and towels must be provided at hand sinks (corrected); must clean interior of oven and microwave; repair hot water valve at hand sink.

Vince's New York Pizza Italian Restaurant, 17520 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown - * meatballs must be at 140 degrees (reheated to 176 degrees); * frozen chicken must be kept at 0 degrees (moved to another freezer); light bulbs must be shielded; thermometers needed in all units; repairs needed at three-compartment sink; gasket in freezer must be repaired.

Smithsburg Market, 48 S. Main St., Smithsburg - * potentially hazardous foods must be kept at 45 degrees or below (voluntarily discarded); must pose license and hazard plan; must clean wall in walk-in cooler, floor in meat room and floor behind cooking equipment.

7-Eleven, 19340 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown - * potentially hazardous foods must be at 140 degrees or above (voluntarily discarded); repair hand sink; re-establish hot water at hand sink (corrected); soap and towels must be provided at hand sink (corrected).

The following food service establishments were inspected by the Washington County Health Department in April and found to have sanitation violations which must be corrected within 30 days:

Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon, 116 Railway Lane, Hagerstown - replace seal in refrigerator door; replace broken light shield in storage room.

Roy Rogers, 1730 Massey Blvd., Hagerstown - must clean exhaust hood filters; repair baseboard near ice machine.

Washington County Detention Center, 500 Western Maryland Parkway, Hagerstown - reseal gap between sink and wall; clean hood filters; repair leak in ice machine; replace light bulbs inside hood in women's facility.

Red Lobster, 1681 Wesel Blvd., Hagerstown - towels must be provided at hand sink; chemical test strips needed at three-compartment sink; replace light bulbs under hoods; thermometers needed in all units; trash can lid must be kept closed.

Sunrise Handi-Mart, 14036 National Pike, Clear Spring - seal gaps and holes between walls, ceiling and three compartment sink; must clean floor of walk-in cooler.

Corsi's Pizza, 991 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown - ice scoop improperly stored in ice bin.

Conococheague Grocery, 14845 National Pike, Clear Spring - replace damaged floor and ceiling tiles.

The Lockhouse Restaurant, 11 E. Main St., Hancock - replace seals inside refrigerator doors; replace broken light shields; replace damaged ceiling panels; must clean walls in food preparation area.

Weaver's Restaurant and Bakery, 77 W. Main St., Hancock - repair damaged floor and pressure gauge on dish machine; replace light shields; seal hole in wall near hood; replace damaged ceiling panels; seat gap at bottom of back door.

Kerfoot's Refectory, 17641 College Road, St. James - dish machine pressure range needs to be adjusted.

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