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Restaurant inspections for October 2007

November 11, 2007

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:

Western Maryland Juvenile/Children's Center, 18420 Roxbury Road, Hagerstown - * dented cans of apple sauce observed in dry storage area (corrected); missing light bulb must be replaced; raw poultry cannot be stored above raw beef inside freezer.

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:

J.G. Cochran Auctioneers, 7704 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro - single-serve items cannot be stored on floor (corrected); can opener must be cleaned (corrected); sandwich preparation unit not cold enough (corrected); mice feces found in cabinet under sink; small hole in wall must be sealed; raw beef cannot be stored above ready-to-eat items.

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Franco's Cafe and Lounge, 500 Mitchell Ave., Hagerstown - choking poster must be displayed.

Hagerstown KOA, 11759 Snug Harbor Lane, Williamsport - thermometers needed in all refrigeration units; exhaust hood filters must be cleaned.

Hagerstown Speedway Concessions Inc., 15112 National Pike, Hagerstown - damaged gasket on cooler must be repaired.

Hepburn Orchard Fruit Market, 557 E. Main St., Hancock - shelves must be smooth and cleanable; wall insulation may not be exposed.

Higher Ground Coffee Inc., 1201 Dual Highway, Hagerstown - ice scoop stored improperly; chemical test strips must be provided; inadequate sanitizing solution concentration in sanitizing bucket.

Joseph C. Herbert American Legion, 12335 Big Spring Road, Clear Spring - can opener must be cleaned (corrected); single-serve items stored improperly (corrected); exhaust hood filter must be cleaned.

Rohrersville Ruritan, Schoolhouse Road, Rohrersville - vent fan must be installed in restroom; light and fans in vents must be replaced.

Rocco's Family Restaurant, 501 Liberty St., Hagerstown - boxes cannot be stored on floor (corrected).

Triangle Restaurant, 700 E. Main St., Hancock - all holes in ceiling must be sealed; walls in storage area and fire suppression system under exhaust hood must be cleaned; thermometers needed in all refrigeration units.

Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post 26, 240 E. Main St., Hancock - inadequate air gap at three compartment sink drain; hand sink must be repaired.

Western Enterprise Fire Co., 526 Washington Square, Hagerstown - raw beef cannot be stored above ready-to-eat items such as french fries; floor of reach-in freezer must be cleaned; all ceiling holes must be sealed.

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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