Restaurant inspections for January 2010

April 03, 2010

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.

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.

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

o KFC, 17700 Garland Groh Blvd. - * no hot water at hand sinks (corrected); shelving above mixer and exhaust hood filter must be cleaned; gasket on walk-in freezer door must be replaced; mold/dirt found on gasket on walk-in cooler door; cove base in walk-in cooler separating from wall; dust accumulation found on cooler condenser cover; dust accumulation found on outside of freezer (corrected); dirty fire suppression system nozzles found at fryer; food debris found inside bottom of freezer (corrected).

o North American Rod & Gun Club, 12108 Belvedere Road - * can of green chilies dented and stored with usable cans (removed); improperly stored single-serve items found at various locations; bare wood surface observed near hand sink; soups at temperatures below 135 degrees (corrected); duct tape observed on wall; material board separating from wall; exhaust in men's restroom near kitchen entrance must be cleaned; insufficient exhaust in women's restroom near conference room; evidence of leak in women's restroom ceiling near conference room (leak repaired), but tiles must be replaced; thermometer used to check temperature of food below 100 degrees not observed.

o South Mountain Rod & Gun Club, 23523 Foxville Road, Smithsburg - * can of mashed potatoes dented at seam stored with usable cans (corrected); trash receptacle found open; evidence (droppings) of rodent infestation found in storage area for dry storage; improper storage of single-serve items.

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

o AC&T, 16504 Virginia Ave., Williamsport - wet stacking of pans observed.

o Aqua 103, 12916 Conamar Drive - cutting board near stove, exhaust hood (hood filters), floor around equipment, ceiling vents and area behind ice machine must be cleaned; unprotected single-serve items observed (corrected); trash receptacle found open/uncovered; ice scoop found inside ice machine (corrected).

o Boston Market, 1620 Wesel Blvd. - prep sink must be resealed to wall; floor tiles by back door must be repaired/replaced and those floor tiles must be regrouted.

o Brook Lane Health Services, 13210 Brook Lane Drive - insufficient air gap at three-compartment sink and prep sink; ice observed on floor in walk-in freezer (condenser might be leaking).

o Burger King, 18234 Maugans Ave. - dish machine not reaching adequate rinse temperature or pressure, so three-compartment sink must be used for all washing, rinsing and sanitizing until machine is repaired.

o Center Street Market & Grill, 401 Center St. - front outside of green cabinets must be cleaned (corrected); inside of restroom door around door handle must be cleaned.

o Cici's Pizza, 1580 Wesel Blvd. - floor drain by pizza-making table needs cover; wet-wiping cloths need to be stored in sanitizing solution when not in use.

o Darrell Enterprises Asian Market, 17609 Virginia Ave. - restroom walls must be cleaned.

o Domino's Pizza, 18404 Maugans Ave. - 2010 food service license not observed and must be obtained immediately or face immediate closure (has since obtained license); insufficient lighting observed in walk-in refrigerator.

o KFC, 330 Dual Highway - leak at pump next to three-compartment sink observed; area near rear exit must be cleaned (corrected); hood vents must be cleaned (grease buildup in corner of hood); area near water heater pipes must be repaired (white and blue buildup - possible leak, excessive corrosion); current license not observed in facility.

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