Restaurant inspections for April 2009

June 07, 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 April and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:

Applewood Grill, 22317 Jefferson Blvd., Smithsburg - * dented can observed (corrected); utensils stored improperly (corrected); single-serve items stored unprotected; back cart shelves, pipes under sink, vents above sink, hood vent and restroom vents must be cleaned; surfaces must be smooth and cleanable; baseboard must be sealed; sanitizer needed in dishwasher; leak at freezer must be repaired; inadequate air gap at Pepsi machine.

Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Prime Outlets at Hagerstown - * dented can observed (corrected); * pepperoni and orange juice not kept at proper temperature (corrected); paper towels needed at hand sink (corrected); wiping cloths cannot obstruct hand sink (corrected); holes must be sealed; inadequate air gap under ice machine; leak under soda dispenser must be repaired (corrected); surfaces must be smooth and cleanable; scoops improperly stored; insufficient lighting in employee restroom.

Battleview Market, 5331 Sharpsburg Pike, Sharpsburg - * inadequate temperatures of food items (corrected); hand sink cannot be blocked (corrected); single-serve items stored unprotected; lights must be shatter-proof; area under food equipment must be cleaned; surfaces must be smooth and cleanable; utensils stored improperly (corrected); thermometer needed in cooler (corrected); raw food stored improperly (corrected); improper scoop used in flour (corrected); all holes must be sealed; insufficient lighting in walk-in cooler; water on floor of cooler; nonfood-grade items cannot be used to store food; ceiling leak must be repaired; employee restroom must have self-closing door.

Black Rock Golf Course, 20025 Mount Aetna Road, Hagerstown - * cheese and tomatoes at improper temperature (discarded); cracked tiles must be replaced; floor must be smooth and cleanable; insufficient light in women's restroom; bare hand contact observed with ready-to-eat food; leaking faucets must be repaired; cutting board must be cleaned; kitchen fan must be cleaned; rust on refrigerator shelves; boxes of single-serve items cannot be stored open; restrooms must have exhaust vents.

Bob Evans, 1721 Dual Highway, Hagerstown - * sauce contaminated by electrical cord of toaster (corrected); * numerous food items kept at improper temperatures (corrected); sanitizer needed in wiping cloth bucket (corrected); food items cannot be stored unprotected in cooler (corrected); leak at dishwasher must be repaired; insufficient air gap at ice machine; wiping cloths must be in sanitizer; ice buildup in compressor line of freezer; improper mop storage; mold on exhaust fan in restroom; lights must be shielded; trash receptacle must be covered; hand sink cannot be obstructed; food contact containers cannot be stored on floor; ice cream stored unprotected; exhaust vents in restrooms must be cleaned; hand sink must be recaulked to the wall; food remnants observed in hand sink (corrected); areas under food contact equipment must be cleaned; improper dishwashing procedures; containers of dirty dishes cannot be on the floor; single-serve items stored unprotected; food contact utensils stored improperly; ice scoops stored unprotected.

Boonsboro High School, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro - * inadequate temperature of ranch dressing (corrected); improper scoop used in sugar (corrected); trash receptacle must be kept closed (corrected); wall of walk-in cooler must be cleaned; walk-in freezer must be defrosted; faucet leak must be repaired.

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