Restaurant inspections for July 2007

August 19, 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 July and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately.

Boston Market, 1620 Wesel Blvd., Hagerstown - * butter packets not kept cold enough (discarded); ceiling around vents, inside of freezer, walls of walk-in, soda tips and cupboards need to be cleaned; must have cold running water at hand sink; freezer not cold enough; thermometer in meat walk-in must be replaced; holes in back room must be sealed; inadequate flow in restroom faucets.

Classic Fuels Inc., 8650 Sharpsburg Pike, Fairplay - * hot dogs and chili not kept hot enough (reheated); * fried chicken breasts not kept hot enough (discarded); raw beef and raw chicken cannot be stored above ready-to-eat foods (corrected); inadequate sanitizer level at three-compartment sink; light bulbs must be shielded; restroom vents and fan at ice machine must be cleaned.

Funkstown American Legion Post 211 baseball, 12 N. West Side Ave., Funkstown - * hot dogs not stored cold enough (corrected); soap needed at hand sink; ceiling must be repaired.

Gondolfo's New York Deli, 1850 Wesel Blvd., Hagerstown - * mayonnaise and butter not kept cold enough (discarded); employee beverage cannot be stored in preparation area (corrected); rear exit and restroom doors must be self-closing; trash receptacles must be kept covered.

Potterfield Swimming Pool (J&L Concessions), 730 Frederick St., Hagerstown - * hot dogs not kept hot enough (corrected); improper setup of three-compartment sink (corrected); improper storage of beef patties (corrected); walls around grill need to be cleaned; hole in sanitizing compartment must be repaired; light bulb must be replaced; ceiling penetrations must be sealed; hot water leak must be repaired at hand sink.

Rocky's University Pizza, 1 Public Square, Hagerstown - * glass door refrigerator not cold enough (emptied); missing light shield must be replaced; exhaust vent hood filter needs to be cleaned; ceiling tile must be replaced; holes in walls and ceilings must be repaired; basement floor needs to be repaired; hand sink in basement cannot be blocked (corrected); water must be restored to hand sink (corrected); inadequate exhaust in men's restroom; choking poster must be displayed.

Sam's Club, 1700 Wesel Blvd., Hagerstown - * cheese and sausage not kept cold enough (corrected); inadequate air gap at three-compartment sink; microwave must be commercial-grade; inadequate sanitizer in meat area; inadequate water velocity for hand washing; broken thermometer must be replaced; Enfamil package damaged and must be discarded; walk-in freezer and other freezer units not cold enough; counter behind soda dispenser must be cleaned; inadequate water flow in restrooms; missing ceiling panel in restroom must be replaced; trash receptacles must be covered; choking poster must be displayed.

Washington County AMVETS Post 10, 770 Frederick St., Hagerstown - * beef not kept hot enough (discarded); wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer (corrected); raw chicken improperly stored (corrected); floor of walk-ins and can opener must be cleaned; towels needed at hand sink (corrected); kitchen hand sink must be repaired; men's restroom faucet improperly timed.

Weis Market, 700 Chase Six Blvd., Boonsboro - * turkey, ham and tomatoes not kept cold enough (corrected); beef cannot be stored uncovered in cooler (corrected); personal drinks cannot be stored in ice machine (corrected); can openers must be cleaned; walk-in cooler fans must be cleaned.

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

AC&T Center, Hopewell Road, Hagerstown - freezer set too high; inadequate air gap at food preparation sink.

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