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Restaurant inspections

September 17, 2006

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

North-South Band Boosters, School Stadium, Maryland Avenue, Hagerstown - thermometers needed to check food temperature; must have chemical test strips.

San Mar Children's Home,8504 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro - must have chemical test strips.

C&J Roadhouse Grill, 1703 Massey Blvd., Hagerstown - men's restroom in need of cleaning (corrected); all women's restroom stalls must be working.

Southside Bowl, 1735 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown - refrigerator door gasket must be repaired; freezer in need of defrosting; thermometer needed in all refrigeration units; choking poster must be displayed.

The following food service establishments had no violations in August: Mel's Lounge, 422 Salem Ave., Hagerstown; Sheetz, 1396 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown; Fahrney-Keedy Home, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro; Clopper-Michael American Legion Post, 710 N. Main St., Boonsboro.

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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).

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