Restaurant inspections for March 2007

May 06, 2007

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

Boonsboro Elementary School, 3 Campus Ave. - * dent on seam of can of peaches (discarded); * chicken patties not being kept hot enough (discarded); hot and cold faucets at hand sink must be adjusted; sanitizer level in bucket must be strengthened (corrected); trash receptacle behind school must be kept closed (corrected).

Brook Meadow Meat Market, 716 Security Road, Hagerstown - * meat on counter not at proper temperature (corrected); light bulbs must be shielded; floors and counters need to be cleaned.

Brothers Pizza, 1573 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown - * deli meats not being kept at proper temperature (corrected); paper towels must be placed in women's restroom (corrected); vent filter needed above hood (corrected); shells for taco salad must be stored in protective containers (corrected); medicinal items cannot be stored with food above the sink (corrected); ventilation must be present in restrooms; more light needed in women's restroom; faucets must be adjusted; raw food cannot be stored near ready-to-eat items; floors and floor drains must be cleaned; floors in coolers and freezers must be cleaned; boxes of food cannot be stored on floor; more light needed in walk-in cooler; thermometers needed in all refrigeration units.

Burger King, 10576 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown - * chicken and fish cannot be stored in holding unit that isn't turned on (discarded and unit was turned on); floors, walls, soda dispenser and walk-in freezer need to be cleaned; broken ceiling tiles must be replaced; thermometers must be present in all refrigeration units; paper towels needed at hand sink (corrected); batter mixture for sourdough bread cannot be uncovered and on the preparation table (corrected); broken floor tiles must be replaced; employee hat and coat cannot be on shelf of storage room; trash receptacles in women's restroom must be assembled; walk-in freezer not cold enough and must be repaired.

Citibank-Aramark, 14700 Citicorp Drive, Hagerstown - * deli meats and macaroni salad not being kept at proper temperature (removed from display); exhaust vents and cooler vents must be cleaned.

Citibank Hagerstown No. 2, 14700 Citicorp Drive, Hagerstown - * potato and macaroni salad not being kept at proper temperature (discarded); hood exhaust vents and exhaust vents in employees room need to be cleaned.

Freddie's, 520 Park Lane, Hagerstown - * tomato soup not being kept at proper temperature (reheated); exhaust vents must be cleaned; inadequate air gap at three-compartment sink; single-serve items, freezer and soda boxes cannot be stored in the restroom; missing baseboard must be replaced; light bulbs must be shielded; must have hand sink in restroom; oil is being removed improperly; holes and gaps in ceiling must be sealed.

Goodwill Athletic Association, 128 Mulberry St., Hagerstown - * sandwich meat not being kept at proper temperature (corrected); thermometers must be present in all refrigeration units; ice scoop stored improperly; inadequate air gap at three-compartment sink; floor under ice machine and in cooler need to be cleaned; pretzels cannot be stored next to uncooked meat in freezer; can opener needs to be cleaned; bottles of water cannot be stored on the floor; three-compartment sink improperly set up; mop cannot be stored on floor; single-serve items improperly stored; ventilation in men's restroom must be improved; when replaced, all equipment must be restaurant grade; missing floor tiles must be replaced.

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