Restaurant inspections

June 25, 2006

How it works

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 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 May and found to have sanitation violations that must be corrected within 30 days:

Harry and David, 495 Prime Outlets Blvd., Hagerstown - samples offered on trays must be protected from cross-contamination (corrected).

Mason Dixon Grill and Deli, 18206 Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown - must provide hazard plan.

Gateway Seafood House, 15124 National Pike, Hagerstown - all gaps and cracks in walls, floors and ceilings must be sealed; door leading to outside cooler must be repaired; light shield in cooler must be replaced.

Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co., 12323 Big Spring Road, Clear Spring - exhaust hood filter must be cleaned; thermometers needed in all refrigeration units (corrected).

Shives' Pizza, 111 E. Main St., Hancock - hole in ceiling must be sealed; missing baseboard must be replaced; food preparation equipment needs to be cleaned.

Mennonite Home, 13436 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown - damaged gaskets on walk-in freezer must be repaired; ice accumulation in freezer must be removed.

Triangle Restaurant, 200 E. Main St., Hancock - light shield under exhaust hood must be replaced; gap in wall in dry storage area must be sealed.

Tony's Pizza, 33 W. Main St., Hancock - damaged gaskets on refrigerator doors must be repaired; thermometers needed in all refrigeration units.

Ryan's Family Steak House, 17830 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown - damaged gaskets and baseboard must be repaired; missing light shield must be replaced; missing exhaust hood filters need to be replaced.

AC&T Fuel Center, 11564 Hopewell Road, Hagerstown - exhaust hood filters must be cleaned; damaged gaskets must be repaired; food products cannot be stored on floor; damaged light shield must be replaced.

Shamrock Inn, 15411 National Pike, Hagerstown - damaged gaskets in refrigerator must be replaced.

McDonald's, 12828 Clear Spring Road, Clear Spring - ice accumulation in freezer must be removed; choking poster must be displayed.

AC&T Big Pool Exxon, 11071 Big Pool Road, Big Pool - damaged floor around mop sink must be repaired; damaged gasket on refrigerator door must be repaired.

Hancock Little League, 210 Baptist Road, Hancock - hazard plan must be provided.

Michelle's Restaurant, 10 E. Washington St., Hagerstown - damaged gasket on refrigerator door must be repaired.

Cascade American Legion Post 239, 14418 McAfee Hill Road, Cascade - raw items cannot be stored above ready-to-eat items in refrigerators (corrected); forks must be stored handle up; exhaust vents in hoods need to be cleaned.

Hagerstown Bar and Grill, 61 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown - floors need to be cleaned; hazard plan must be provided.

Hagerstown PONY League, 570 Jefferson St., Hagerstown - thermometers must be graduated properly; hand sink in restroom must be repaired; chemical test kit must be provided.

Days Inn, 900 Dual Highway, Hagerstown - soap and towels must be provided at hand sink (corrected); sanitizer and test kit must be provided at three-compartment sink.

Sanders' Market, 25451 Military Road, Cascade - light shields must be provided.

Rocky's New York Pizza, 14323 McAfee Hill Road, Cascade - cracked ceiling and floor tiles must be replaced; soap and towels needed at hand sink in dough room (corrected).

Vince's New York Pizza, 9 S. Main St., Smithsburg - vent cover in floor near three-compartment sink must be replaced; missing and cracked ceiling tiles must be replaced; flour and rice must be protected from contamination (corrected).

Alex Convenience Store, 20 N. Main St., Boonsboro - soda nozzle must be cleaned.

Conococheague Elementary School, 12408 Learning Lane, Hagerstown - pressure gauge on dish machine must be repaired; three-compartment sink not draining individually.

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