Restaurant inspections for October 2006

November 19, 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 October and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:

Maryland Correctional Institution, 18601 Roxbury Road, Hagerstown - * cooler not keeping food cold enough (corrected - items removed); items removed from ice machine (corrected)

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

Hillside Station, 19110 Keep Tryst Road, Knoxville - choking poster must be displayed (corrected)

Wendy's, 10502 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown - missing light shield in freezer must be replaced.

South Hagerstown High School, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown - hot water must be restored to hand sink (corrected)

Maryland Correctional Institution, Western Program Development Center, 18601 Roxbury Road, Hagerstown - soap and paper towels must be provided at hand sinks; proper washing, rinsing and sanitizing procedure must be followed (corrected)

Woodlawn Farms Country Butcher Shop, 4233 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg - floors need to be cleaned.

Battleview Market, 5331 Sharpsburg Pike, Sharpsburg - paper must be removed from floor of bathroom (corrected); holes in ceiling must be sealed; missing molding must be replaced; all floors need to be cleaned; outdoor trash container must be covered at all times (corrected); ice scoop improperly stored (corrected); water on floor near walk-ins must be removed (corrected); missing floor tiles must be replaced.

Long Meadow Bowl, 19330 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown - must replace light over hood (corrected); must have ventilation in restrooms; vent covers in men's restroom must be cleaned; paper towel dispenser must be replaced; must have chemical test strips; exposed insulation must be covered in storage area; holes and gaps in storage area must be repaired.

Smithsburg High School Athletic Boosters, 66 N. Main St., Smithsburg - floors throughout need to be cleaned; exhaust fan needs to be cleaned; hand sink must be installed; outside door must be self closing; light over freezer must be replaced; cracked floors must be repaired; outdoor trash container must be covered.

The following food service establishments had no violations in October: Fountain Rock Elementary School, 17145 Lappans Road, Hagerstown; Eastern Elementary School, 1320 Yale Drive, Hagerstown; Highland View Academy, 10100 Academy Lane, Hagerstown; Chesapeake Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church, 21905 Mount Aetna Road, Hagerstown; Hagerstown Children's School Association, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown; Reeders Nursing Home, 141 S. Main St., Boonsboro; Antietam Iron Works General Store, 3768 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg.

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