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Restaurant inspections for July 2008

August 24, 2008

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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.

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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:

AC&T, 1149 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown - * chicken breading must be kept refrigerated during pauses in food preparation (corrected); lids on outdoor trash receptacles must be covered (corrected); sanitizer levels inadequate (corrected); scoop improperly stored in breading (corrected); floors must be cleaned; temperature of refrigeration unit inadequate.

American Legion Post 202, 400 American Legion Ave., Williamsport - * mashed potatoes not kept hot enough (corrected); * bacon grease cannot be kept on counter for use the next day (corrected); * breading used on chicken cannot be stored at room temperature (discarded); * roast on counter not kept hot enough (corrected); * soup on buffet not kept hot enough (corrected); * dented can of chili on shelf (corrected); freezer not cold enough; soap needed at hand sink; equipment must be commercial grade; plastic utensils stored improperly; inadequate air gap at steamer and three-compartment sink; dry food storage containers, knives, fans, restroom exhaust covers and floors must be cleaned; peeling paint above sinks must be removed; rock observed used to stabilize preparation table; broken plexiglass must be repaired; potatoes and onions cannot be stored on floor; restroom doors must be self-closing.

Burhans Station, 301 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown - * plastic containers cannot be stored in ice bin (corrected); * cracked egg in walk-in must be removed (corrected); * bottles of beer cannot be stored in ice at bar (corrected); inadequate air gap at ice and dish machines; shelving for dishes, mop storage area, condensation covers and bar hand sink must be cleaned; outdoor trash container must be kept closed; broken ice scoop must be replaced.

Byers Busy Corner, 1 E. Potomac St., Williamsport - * pudding cannot be kept on counter (corrected); no sanitizer in three-compartment sink (corrected); restrooms and exhaust hood filters must be cleaned; D-Con cannot be in food area (corrected).

Camp Louise, 14959 Pen Mar Road, Cascade - * dented can observed on shelf (corrected); boxes cannot be stored on floor; wood surfaces must be smooth and cleanable; license must be posted; door cannot be braced open.

Cracker Barrel, 18214 Col. Henry Kyd Douglas Drive, Hagerstown - * cups cannot be used as ice scoops (corrected); * batter for fish not kept at proper temperature (corrected); hand sink cannot be used as dump sink (corrected).

Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, 493 Prime Outlets Blvd., Hagerstown - * three dented cans of fudge on shelf (corrected); rusted can observed (corrected); fudge spilling out of container onto wall (corrected); floors must be cleaned; inadequate air gap under soda dispenser; food license and choking poster must be displayed.

Ledo Pizza, 1423 Dual Highway, Hagerstown - * dented can on shelf with other cans (corrected); mops stored improperly (corrected); not enough light in restrooms and walk-in; exhaust vents, floors, pizza oven, exhaust hood, can opener and racks must be cleaned; missing light bulbs and shields must be replaced; cracked floor tiles must be replaced; walls must be smooth and cleanable; open food cannot be stored in freezer; inadequate air gap at three-compartment sink; leaks in dishwasher and mop storage area must be repaired; mold on wall around dishwasher must be cleaned; holes in table with can opener must be repaired; baseboard must be repaired; surfaces at mop sink must be smooth and cleanable.

Legacy Manor, Washington County Farmers Market, Hagerstown - * eggs in refrigerator not kept cold enough (corrected).

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