Restaurant inspections for May 2009

June 28, 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 May and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately.

AC&T-Boonsboro Exxon, 725 N. Main St., Boonsboro - * food items kept at improper temperature (corrected); trash container must be kept covered; insufficient air gap at soda dispenser; soda dispenser drain and exhaust vents in restroom must be cleaned; hot water at hand sinks must be adjusted; hole in restroom must be sealed; walk-in freezer must have lighting; choking poster must be displayed.

Dolce Pizza Gourmet Restaurant, 792 Frederick St., Hagerstown - * spoiled packet of shredded cheese observed (discarded); * salad dressing kept at inadequate temperature (corrected); * shredded cheese and bacon kept at inadequate temperature (moved to another refrigerator); lights must be shatterproof; improper air gap at three-compartment sink (corrected); improper mop storage (corrected); back screen door must be repaired; restroom doors must be self-closing; ventilation exhaust must be cleaned; single-serve items stored unprotected (corrected); hazard plan must be available; thermometers needed to check temperatures.

Dutch Country Kitchen, 1583 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown - * string beans kept at improper temperature (reheated); surfaces must be smooth and cleanable; light bulbs must be shielded; improper washing and sanitizing procedures; potatoes cannot be stored on floor.

Edible Arrangements, 222 E. Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown - * spoiled pears seen in walk-in cooler (corrected); food scoop must have handle; food contact utensil improperly stored; hole above cooler must be sealed; thermometers needed in all units; choking poster must be displayed.

Fuji Chinese and Sushi Cuisine, 11205 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Hagerstown - * noodles cannot be stored in colander on table (discarded); food cannot be stored unprotected or improperly in walk-in; wiping cloths must be kept in sanitizer; nonfood-grade containers cannot be used for food; hot water must be restored to hand sink; ceiling tiles must be replaced; dishwasher sprayer leak must be filed.

Funkstown Elementary School, 3 Funkstown Road, Funkstown - * dented cans of pineapple and salsa (corrected); hand sink timing must be adjusted; exhaust vents must be cleaned.

Highland View Academy, 10100 Academy Drive, Hagerstown - * dented cans of vegetables and fruits (corrected); ceiling around heating vents must be cleaned; insufficient light in walk-in freezer; insufficient air gap at kettle; leak in ceiling must be repaired; serving trays cannot be stacked wet; floors, walk-in cooler and condenser must be cleaned.

Maugansville Elementary School, 18023 Maugans Ave., Maugansville - * no hot water at the school (May 21); improper temperature of walk-in freezer; choking poster must be displayed.

Potomac Heights Elementary School, 301 E. Magnolia Ave., Hagerstown - * dented can of pineapple observed (corrected); sanitizer at improper level.

Quiznos, 222 E. Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown - * dented can of sliced olives observed (corrected); hand sink cannot be obstructed (corrected); paper towels improperly stored; thermometers needed in all units; lights needed inside walk-ins; box of food items cannot be stored on floor (corrected); floors in walk-ins and exhaust vents must be cleaned; restroom doors must be self-closing; excessive mold on drain lines; inadequate sanitizer in three-compartment sink.

Rockland Woods Elementary School, 18201 Rockland Drive, Hagerstown - * dented can of pineapple observed (corrected); hole in wall near mop storage must be sealed.

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