Restaurant inspections for June 2008

July 20, 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 June and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:

AC&T Fuel Center, 11564 Hopewell Road, Hagerstown - * dented cans of apple filling, ketchup and country sausage on shelf (corrected); food cannot be uncovered in freezer (corrected); exhaust hood filter must be cleaned; missing light bulb must be replaced; hot water must be restored in men's restroom.

Auntie Anne's Pretzels, 487 Prime Outlets Blvd., Hagerstown - * broken lid on sugar storage (corrected); missing light shields must be replaced; inadequate air gap in hand and preparation sinks; shelving must be smooth and cleanable.

Bob Evans, 190 Railway Lane, Hagerstown - * ice scoop improperly stored; * chicken salad cannot be stored on counter (discarded); * vegetables/noodles improperly stored (discarded); * eggs observed sitting in water; * potatoes unprotected in dry storage; paper towels needed at hand sink (corrected); cleaners cannot be stored on same shelf as single-serve items (corrected); shelving, drawers, waffle iron and floors must be cleaned; iced tea maker spilling onto counter; mop sink leak must be repaired; measuring scoops and spoons improperly stored; refrigeration unit leaking (food discarded).

Boston Market, 1620 Wesel Blvd., Hagerstown - * cheese kept at inadequate temperature (discarded); * scoop in cheese stored improperly (discarded); sprayer used to clean steam table found on the floor (corrected); inadequate sanitizing solution (corrected); missing light shield must be replaced (corrected); soup spoons cannot be stored unprotected (corrected); potato cutter must be cleaned (corrected); damaged wall in closet must be repaired; inadequate air gap at steam table.

CiCi's Pizza, 1580 Wesel Blvd., Hagerstown - * inadequate temperature of chicken wings (discarded); * dressing on salad bar must be refrigerated (corrected); * inadequate temperature of sauce (reheated); * inadequate temperature of pasta (discarded); * ice scoop and food scoops improperly stored (corrected); * plastic and paper cups cannot be used as scoops (corrected); * dented can of pineapple on shelf (corrected); * open bag of seasoning on shelf (corrected); liquid margarine cannot be stored on floor; wet wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer; salt storage container cracked; inadequate air gap in ice machine.

Durango, 10-12 E. Washington St., Hagerstown - * dented cans on shelf (removed from sale); cracked floor tiles must be replaced; hand sink soap and paper towels observed at mop sink; improper mop storage; improper utensil and tableware storage; equipment must be commercial-grade; water and ice must be cleared from refrigeration unit; missing light bulbs must be replaced; food must be covered in refrigerator; open food stored too close to floor; hood and can opener must be cleaned.

Family Recreation Park, 21036 National Pike, Boonsboro - * insects observed in the soft-serve ice cream unit (cleaned and sanitized); food service license must be posted; inadequate air gap at three-compartment sink and ice machine; missing baseboard must be replaced; door near men's restroom must be self-closing; mop storage inadequate; missing light at hood must be replaced; improper storage of single-serve items; ceiling tiles must be replaced; ceiling leak must be repaired; toilet paper dispenser must be replaced; exhaust fans in restroom need to be cleaned.

Freddie's, 18210 W. Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown - * cheese being kept at inadequate temperature (discarded); back door must be self-closing; plastic knives stored improperly (corrected); faucets in restroom not metering properly.

Hall of Fame, 431 Dual Highway, Hagerstown - * cheesecake improperly stored (cheesecake and cherries discarded).

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