Restaurant inspections for February 2010

April 26, 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 February and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:

o Bob Evans Farms, 190 Railway Lane - * juice machine temperature too high (product discarded); unprotected food items in ice cream chest (corrected); must repair/replace gasket on under counter refrigerator door on grill line; light shield in walk-in cooler cracked; must clean inside door of walk-in freezer and floor, wall under shelf behind prep sink, ceiling vent in men's and women's restrooms, and wall in women's restroom near hand sink and ceiling vent.

o Golden Corral, 17635 Valley Mall Road - * grill cooler items (cheese, hot dogs, peppers) at 60 degrees (items discarded); must clean cart that holds cans in produce cooler, front grill of fresh produce display (corrected), back door that leads to trash disposal unit, speaker on ceiling of meat room, outside door and handle of walk-in freezer, inside door and floor of walk-in freezer, corner wall in dishwasher area, floor drain in dessert area in front of walk-in cooler, and ceiling vents in family and men's restrooms; raw meats in Delfield refrigerator stored chicken over beef (should be beef over chicken) (corrected); must repair tile around floor drain in meat room; must reseal splash guards on hand sink in meat room and waitress station near bathrooms, and hand sink in meat room to wall; must repair/replace seal to wall for splash guard in dishwasher area.

o McDonald's (Pilot Travel Center), 16921 Halfway Blvd. - * refrigerator not holding adequate temperature so eggs, sausage and pepper burritos, egg patty, Canadian bacon and liquid egg product out of temperature (food products discarded); no paper towels at hand sink (corrected); wet wiping cloth in refrigerator (corrected); must clean floor of walk-in freezer; must get chemical test strips for quaternary ammonium compound at three-compartment sink.

o McDonald's, Northern Boulevard - * Angus burger below 155 degrees (meat discarded and grill repaired during inspection); must clean area above fryer (corrected) and floors under equipment (corrected); ceiling tile near fryer area out of place (corrected); must replace Coke area lights (corrected).

o Quizno's Subs, 17215 Cole Road - * hot beef temperature at 126 degrees, out for less than two hours, reheated to 165 degrees (corrected); must clean cart that holds food warmer for meats, bottom shelf of table where slicer sits, and outside door of walk-in cooler; must repair step into walk-in freezer so it's smooth and easily cleanable.

o Sbarro Italian Eatery, 17301 Valley Mall Road - * bottom of pizza-making table temperature at 60 degrees (product discarded); must clean bottom shelf of drink refrigerator and can opener; mop stored handle up (should be handle down).

o 7-Eleven, 19340 Leitersburg Pike - * milk stored above ice level out of temperature (product discarded); insufficient lighting in walk-in cooler.

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

o Autumn Assisted Living, 310 Cameo Drive - must clean vent above dishwasher.

o Broadmore Assisted Living, 1175 Professional Court - paper towels not in dispenser in restroom; no exhaust in restrooms.

o Burger King, 17532 Valley Mall Road - must clean table legs in prep area, vent on back of Silver King refrigerator, floor area around ice machine, and outside door of grill line's under-counter freezer; must clean and/or replace inside gasket for grill line's under counter freezer.

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