Restaurant inspections for November

December 24, 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 November and found to have sanitation violations that must be corrected within 30 days:

Stingers, 1704 Old National Pike, Boonsboro - thermometers needed in the refrigeration units in Buzz Bar room; wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer; chemical test strips needed to check sanitizer; must display choking poster; condensation on chilled glasses in refrigeration units.

Cochran Auction Complex, 7704 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro - ice cream freezer that is not in use must be either cleaned or disposed of.

Turner Dual Lanes,13510 Dual Highway, Hagerstown - must display choking poster; freezer in back room must be defrosted; thermometer needed to check reheating of soup.

The following food service establishments had no violations in November: Joppey's Smokin' Barbecue, 17803 Walker Circle, Boonsboro; Southeastern Senior Site, 40 Mount Vernon Drive, Keedysville.

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