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Restaurant inspections for September 2009

November 28, 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.

Location of establishments is Hagerstown unless otherwise noted.

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

Bulls and Bears, 38 S. Potomac St. - * inadequate temperature of sausage (moved to another location); hand-washing supplies needed in bar areas; ice scoop improperly stored (corrected).

Chan's Wok, 761 E. Wilson Blvd. - * dented can of mushrooms (removed); rice at room temperature (corrected); boxes of food on floor of walk-in cooler (corrected); insufficient lighting in walk-in cooler; surfaces must be smooth and cleanable; rear exit door must be repaired; restrooms need soap dispenser (had bar of soap); area under equipment must be cleaned.

Washington County Junior Football League, Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park, Halfway - * temperature of cooked foods must be taken with accurate thermometer (corrected); hand sink cannot be blocked; bare hands may not be used in food handling; three-compartment sink drain and wall behind grill must be cleaned; ice scoop improperly stored.

The following food service establishments were inspected by the Washington County Health Department in September and found to have sanitation violations that must be corrected within 30 days:

AC&T, 250 E. Main St., Hancock - insufficient labeling on food in display cooler; inadequate air gap on drain line from soda machine; can opener must be cleaned (corrected).

Appletree Inn, 3370 National Pike, Hancock - inside wall of bar must be cleaned; inadequate metering of cold water faucet.

Bethel United Methodist Church, 4301 Main St., Rohrersville - chemical test strips needed for sanitizing.

Boonsboro Band Boosters Concession, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro - soda machine dispenser pipe must be cleaned; improper storage of ice scoop (corrected); rear exit door and screen door must be repaired; nacho cheese not kept hot enough (moved to another location).

BP Gas Station & Snacks, 1760 Dual Highway - trash receptacle must be covered; hand and three-compartment sinks must be recaulked; strong, unpleasant odor in restrooms; insufficient air gap at soda machine; paper towels needed for employees; living/sleeping quarters observed in facility; thermometers needed in all equipment.

Burger King, 503 Dual Highway - hand sink must be recaulked; insufficient lighting in walk-in; paper towel dispenser must be operable; garbage receptacles must be kept closed; exhaust needed in public restroom.

Cafe Izmir, 44 Frederick St., Funkstown - ceiling tile in men's restroom must be sealed; thermometers needed to check food.

China Gourmet, 625 Dual Highway - insufficient lighting in walk-in cooler; thermometers needed in all units; sink leak must be repaired; scoop improperly stored in dry goods (corrected); improper scoops used in dry goods (corrected).

Corner Pub, 158 S. Mulberry St. - proper chemical test strips needed for sanitizing; soap needed at hand sink (corrected); ice scoop improperly stored (corrected).

Deer Park Lodge, 21614 National Pike, Boonsboro - ceiling tiles in handicapped restroom must be replaced; chemical test strips must be provided.

Dimensions Dining and Catering, 132 Old National Pike, Hagerstown - microwave and vent in restroom must be cleaned; insufficient lighting in walk-ins; exhaust vents needed in restrooms; surfaces must be smooth and cleanable.

Firehouse Grill, 2 S. Westside Ave., Funkstown - insufficient air gap at soda machine.

Flamers Charbroiled, 492 Prime Outlets Blvd. - ice scoop improperly stored (corrected); food cannot be stored on floor of walk-in cooler (corrected); insufficient air gap at soda dispenser; thermometers needed in all units.

Four States Livestock Diner, 501 E. First St. - hand sink cannot be obstructed; chemical test strips must be available; sink leak must be repaired.

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