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Restaurant inspections for December 2008

January 25, 2009

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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 December and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:

China King Restaurant, 164 N. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown - * dented can of corn on shelf (removed); improper thawing practices for chicken (corrected); sanitizer level in bucket inadequate (corrected); can opener, grinder, walls and ceiling of walk-in cooler, men's restroom, fan covers, vent hood filters, and floor under equipment and inside cooler must be cleaned; missing floor tiles must be replaced; ceiling penetrations must be sealed; bags of food cannot be stored on floor in storage room or walk-in cooler; food cannot be stored uncovered in freezers and coolers; nonfood-grade materials cannot be used for storage.

Tops Buffet, 18730 North Village Plaza, Hagerstown - * food items not kept at proper temperature (discarded); single-serve items stored improperly (corrected); ice machine must be cleaned (corrected); vent hood filters, walls and floors under shelves of cooler, and men's restroom must be cleaned; wall adjacent to vent must be cleaned of grease; food cannot be stored uncovered in cooler; back door must be self-closing.

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:

Byers Stop-N-Go, 152 N. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown - improper thawing of shrimp sitting in water in sink (sink emptied and shrimp thawed under running water); soap needed at hand sinks; food cannot be uncovered in refrigerators; can openers must be cleaned; wall and ceiling penetrations must be sealed; missing light in freezer must be replaced; chemical test strips must be available; hazard information must be on site (corrected).

Cafe Izmir, 44 Frederick St., Funkstown - choking poster must be displayed.

China Gourmet, 625 Dual Highway, Hagerstown - refrigerator not closing properly.

Cindy Dee Restaurant, 19112 Keep Tryst Road, Knoxville - heater for walk-in freezer door not working properly; thermometers needed in all units; choking poster must be displayed.

Cochran Auction, 7704 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro - chemical test strips must be available; inadequate temperature in refrigeration unit; choking poster must be displayed.

Comfort Suites, 1804 Dual Highway, Hagerstown - choking poster must be displayed; chemical test strips must be available; thermometers needed in all units.

Hancock Truck Stop, 434 E. Main St., Hancock - ceiling fixtures, can opener and inside of walk-in cooler must be cleaned (all corrected); hole in wall must be sealed; peeling paint must be removed; damaged ceiling tiles must be replaced; ceiling in storage room, light shields and floor of walk-in freezer must be cleaned; rusted shelving in walk-in refrigerator must be replaced; food cannot be stored in boxes on floor of walk-ins.

Hepburn Orchards Fruit Market, 557 E. Main St., Hancock - pest strips cannot be hung over pies; walk-in freezer door must be repaired; ice forming on pies stored in freezer.

Old South Mountain Inn, 6132 Old National Pike, Boonsboro - thermometers needed in all units.

Pride of Hagerstown Elks Club 278, 326 Jonathan St., Hagerstown - chemical test strips must be available; thermometers needed in all units.

Shepherd's Spring Lodge, 16869 Taylors Landing Road, Sharpsburg - pork tenderloin cannot be stored on floor of walk-in (corrected).

Shives Pizza, 119 E. Main St., Hancock - damaged wall must be repaired; chemical test strips must be available.

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