Restaurant inspections for June 2009

September 01, 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 June and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:

AC&T, 1701 Dual Highway, Hagerstown --* food items being kept at inadequate temperature (discarded); light in freezer must be repaired; hand sink has inadequate contact time.

Family Recreation Park, 21036 National Pike, Boonsboro -- * water supply positive for fecal contamination; light out above walk-in (corrected); single-serve items must be protected; insufficient air gap at walk-in drain and soda fountain; exit door must be self-closing; freezer not cold enough; excessive flies in facility; no paper towels at hand sink; thermometers needed in all units; holes and gaps found in ceiling tiles; excessive trash accumulation.

Gracie's Place, 3 W. Baltimore St., Funkstown -- * two dented cans of beans (removed); three-compartment sink must be recaulked; ready-to-eat food must be kept separate and stored above meats (corrected); improper test strips to test sanitizer levels; thermometers needed in all units; ice scoop improperly stored; no air gap at ice machine or soda dispenser.

Mountainside Deli, 311 S. Main St., Boonsboro -- * refrigerator containing deli meats, cheeses and tomatoes not kept cold enough (removed to cooler); improper chemical test strips; exhaust vents for grill/fryer and soda dispenser drain must be cleaned; insufficient air gap at soda dispenser; restroom door must be self-closing.

Red Byrd Restaurant, 19409 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville --* dented cans of cheese and sweet potatoes found on shelf (corrected); boxes of food cannot be stored on floor of walk-in freezer (corrected); food cannot be stored uncovered in cooler (corrected); screen must be repaired; hand sink cannot be obstructed (corrected); improper temperatures in washing machine (corrected); light needed near steam table (corrected); coolers must be repaired (items moved and ice added to maintain temperature levels).

Super 7 Pizza, 66 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown -- * waste pipe in basement leaking (corrected); * improper discharge of sewage (sump pump must be repaired); front door not self-closing (corrected); floors, equipment, grill, slicer, steps, fans, mop sinks, restroom and exhaust hood must be cleaned; hand sink flow insufficient (corrected); chairs and tables seen inside and outside facility (corrected); freezer cannot be below waste pipes; leak and mold found on ceiling tiles; floor and walls must be smooth and cleanable; raw chicken cannot be stored above pickles (corrected); back flow device on mop sink leaking; excessive bags of trash found in basement and outside; soiled towels found at trash area; excessive flies; pooling water around grease barrels; no paper towels in dispenser; employee clothing and cardboard found on restroom floor; improper wash, rinse and sanitizing procedures; single-serve items stored unprotected; improper disposal of grease; mold found in basement; open can of mushrooms (discarded); baseboard must be repaired; gasket in walk-in not sealed; trash receptacles must be covered; back exit door not sealed; two-compartment sink must be resealed; improper mop storage; freezer must be defrosted; five uncovered containers of used fryer oil improperly stored in basement; toaster and griddle must be commercial-grade.

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