Restaurant inspections for February 2009

March 22, 2009

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 February 2009 and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:

Broadmore Senior Living, 1175 Professional Court, Hagerstown - * dented cans removed from shelves; drain and air vents must be cleaned; ice machine lid must be repaired; surfaces must be smooth and cleanable; food items cannot be unlabeled; single-serve items must be stored properly; ventilation needed in employee restroom; light on exhaust hood must be replaced; water under counter must be cleaned up.

China Buffet, 1041 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown - * fried rice not kept at appropriate temperature (some discarded, some rechilled); grill filters, floor of storage room and under grill, storage shelves, sugar storage barrel and inside of ice machine must be cleaned; hot water tap must be repaired; hand sink must be resealed to wall; improper thawing of shrimp (corrected); dry ingredients and cooked rice need scoops; food cannot be stored unprotected (corrected); raw chicken cannot be stored over sauce buckets (corrected); MSG cannot be stored uncovered (corrected); ice scoop cannot be stored in ice machine (corrected).

CiCi's Pizza, 1580 Wesel Blvd., Hagerstown - * one dented can removed from shelf; hand sink being used for improper purposes (food debris in basin); wet wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizer; hole in wall must be repaired; cover needed for drain in pizza area; ceiling of walk-in refrigerator, condenser fan covers and restroom vents must be cleaned; garbage container must be kept closed (corrected); choking poster must be displayed.

Emma K. Doub Elementary School, 1221 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown - * one dented can removed from shelf.

Fountain Rock Elementary School, 17145 Lappans Road, Hagerstown - * one dented can removed from shelf; peeling ceiling tiles above food service line (new cafeteria being built).

Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378, 11063 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown - * dented cans removed from shelf; * mashed potatoes not at adequate temperature (reheated); mold must be removed from walls; dishwasher, storage racks, bar floor, floor sink, restroom exhaust vents and area around water heater must be cleaned; surfaces must be smooth and cleanable; ceiling holes must be repaired; odor outside restroom must be eliminated; single-serve items stored improperly; leak at fryer must be repaired; missing floor tiles must be replaced; restroom faucets must be repaired; evidence of insects and rodents observed; insufficient lighting in walk-ins.

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