Restaurant inspections for December 2007

January 13, 2008

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

REACH Center, 140 W. Franklin St., Suite 300, Hagerstown - spring-loaded sink faucets in men's and women's restrooms must have adequate water flow; vent in men's restroom must be cleaned; inadequate temperature in rinse cycle of dishwasher.

The Gourmet Goat, 41 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown - microwave must be commercial-grade; trash receptacles must be covered in women's restroom; missing exhaust hood filters must be replaced.

The following food service establishments had no violations in December:

McClellan Gun Club, 5291 Red Hill Road, Keedysville; Keeney's Kitchen Karts, mobile unit, Clear Spring; and Apple Tree Inn, 3320 National Pike, Hancock.

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