Restaurant inspections for March 2008

May 11, 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 March (and one in February) and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:

AC&T, 16504 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown - * eggs for sale with expired sell-by date (corrected); food debris on floor under preparation table (corrected); refrigerator must be commercial grade.

Al Pomodoro, 1101 Opal Court, Hagerstown - * no hot water in restrooms (closed until restored); * dented cans on storage rack (discarded); tableware cannot be stored close to floor (corrected); soap and paper towels must be provided at hand sink (corrected); can opener must be cleaned (corrected); area behind cooking line must be cleaned; lights must be replaced at exhaust hood (corrected); hood vent must be cleaned; more light needed at ice machine and mop sink; food cannot be stored next to cleaning products (corrected); food cannot be stored open in refrigerators and freezers (corrected); mops stored improperly; heating exhaust vents must be cleaned; chemical test kits must be available; choking poster must be displayed (corrected).

Autumn Assisted Living, 310 Cameo Drive, Hagerstown - * refrigerated foods left at room temperature (corrected); * 10 dented cans found on shelf (corrected); improper air gap at dishwasher and floor drain and at compartmented sinks; surfaces must be smooth and cleanable; employee coats cannot be stored on food items in the kitchen; shelves must be cleaned; utensils stored improperly; floors need to be cleaned throughout; tableware cannot be stored too close to floor; no sanitizer in the dishwasher.

Beef 'O Brady's Family Sport Pub, 18727 North Point Drive, Hagerstown - * dented cans found on shelf (corrected); leak must be fixed at three-compartment sink.

Broadmore Assisted Living, 1175 Professional Court, Hagerstown - * dented cans found on shelf (corrected); exhaust at hood and in restroom must be cleaned; ventilation needed in restroom; boxes cannot be stored on floor of freezer.

Brothers Pizza, 1573 Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown - * pizza cannot be stored at room temperature (discarded); * dented cans in walk-in cooler (corrected); open food cannot be stored with unprotected single-serve articles (corrected); cleaning needed on exhaust hood filters, floors, floors in walk-ins, floor drains and cutting utensils; missing baseboard must be replaced; unprotected food cannot be stored above microwave; wrong chemical strip to test sanitizer; coats cannot be stored on slicer; hand lotion cannot be stored next to food; storage room floor needs repairs; light must be replaced in freezer; walls must be smooth and cleanable; electrical cover must be replaced; inadequate air gap at three-compartment sink; pooling water on floor must be eliminated; freezer door must be repaired; inadequate ventilation in restroom exhaust vent.

China 88, 16 Milestone Terrace, Williamsport - * flour used to coat meats cannot be kept on counter and used for more than one day (corrected); back door cannot be kept propped open (corrected); raw chicken cannot be stored above fish in freezer; beef and egg rolls cannot be stored in grocery bags in freezer; sanitizer needed for dishes (corrected); crockpot must be commercial grade (removed); splintering bare wood cannot be present.

Cool Ice Ice Baby, Valley Mall, Hagerstown - * ice scoop and bucket cannot be stored in ice machine (corrected); hand sink cannot be blocked (corrected); no chemical test strips observed.

Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, Valley Mall, Hagerstown - * ice scoop cannot be stored in ice machine (corrected); hand sink cannot be blocked by dirty dishes (corrected); floors and exhaust cover in restroom need cleaning; choking poster must be displayed.

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