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Restaurant inspections for July 2010

December 19, 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 July and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:

Arby's Restaurant, 17794 Garland Groh Blvd. — * no hot water at men's and women's restroom sinks; ice scoop handle touching ice in ice bin (corrected); lights out under exhaust hoods (corrected); men's and women's restroom sinks not providing 15 seconds of continuous water flow.

Chuck E. Cheese, 17618 Valley Mall Road — * marinara sauce's hot-hold temperature was too low and needed to be reheated to 165 degrees (corrected); * marinara sauce was reheated to 139 degrees (corrected); boxes of diced frozen cheese blend marked "keep frozen" and dated 6/18 stored in walk-in cooler; dishwasher not dispensing sanitizing solution (corrected); must clean can opener blade and soda dispenser nozzles; monitoring procedures for sauce on hot hold as required by the hazard analysis critical control point plan (HACCP plan) were not observed; hand-washing sink is not for washing utensils.

Legacy Manor, Farmer's Market at Elks Club — * eggs at 76 degrees (corrected, eggs placed in refrigerator during inspection).

Park-N-Dine Restaurant, 189 E. Main St., Hancock — * refrigerator temperature too high (food inside discarded); two spigots at three-compartment sink not operating correctly; must clean fire suppression system under exhaust hood and condenser fan in walk-in refrigerator; refrigerator leaking water onto floor and bottom inside; cardboard used as artificial bottom on top of water-soaked floor in refrigerator; must clean can opener (corrected); gasket on refrigerator door damaged; hand-washing station by coffee maker out of soap (corrected); condensation leak inside walk-in refrigerator; cardboard on floor inside walk-in refrigerator (corrected); hand sink downstairs obstructed (corrected); gasket on walk-in refrigerator door damaged; missing ceiling panels downstairs; need light shields on all lights in walk-in refrigerators and freezers; hand sink downstairs not working; must prepare HACCP plan; double doors downstairs left open (corrected); cobwebs in men's restroom; trash disposal container lid left open (corrected); improper containers — old plastic food jars — used to store foods.

Pizza Hut, 1396 Dual Highway — * breadstick sauce at 120 degrees (corrected, sauce reheated to 165 degrees); mold on walls and ceiling in walk-in converted to dry storage; must make walls and ceiling smooth and easily cleanable; must clean pizza oven, hood vents and filters, floor under and around equipment, and inside and around dishwasher; unshielded light bulb under hood near pizza oven.

Riehl's Bakery, 1583 Potomac Ave. — * condensation dripping on open bag of nuts in walk-in (nuts were removed); * two dented cans of strawberry glaze stored with usable cans (corrected); bakery food items on display unprotected (corrected, plastic placed on items during inspection); reuse of single-service articles (foil containers) observed; need to clean areas under and around equipment, ceiling vent, and area above Aabeco All American II oven; need to make prep table near Garland oven smooth and easily cleanable; two hand sinks blocked; unshielded light bulb above bread packaging area; boxes on floor in various locations; pipe below mop sink leaking; improper mop storage; bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods; need to make floor smooth and easily cleanable; tile out of place under mop sink; evidence of leak in ceiling above Aabeco All-American II oven; improper labels on displayed baked goods.



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

Barefoot Bernie's/Cancun Cantina West, 901 Dual Highway — hinge on salad unit is missing screw and needs repair; thermometers needed in all refrigerators and walk-ins; ventilation in cook's line needs to be improved.

BP Gas Station & Snacks, 1760 Dual Highway — must complete HACCP plan; need strips to check for sanitizer levels.

Brothers Pizza, 1732 Dual Highway — inadequate ventilation in restaurant; thermometers needed in all refrigeration and freezer units.

Byers Busy Corner, 1 S. Potomac St., Williamsport — must defrost Whirlpool freezer; must clean inside of microwave and white plastic parts in ice machine; three-compartment sink set up to wash and sanitize when should be wash, rinse and sanitize; need covered trash can in women's restroom; need paper towels in men's restroom; need to develop HACCP plan.

Cafe Del Sol, 1481 No. 1 Salem Ave. — insufficient air gap on drain line from soda dispenser; damaged coving on outside of walk-in refrigerator; must clean condenser fan in walk-in refrigerator; must replace damaged gasket on walk-in freezer door; excessive ice accumulation inside walk-in freezer; must prepare and submit HACCP plan.

Citibank Aramark, 14700 Citicorp Drive — thermometers needed in refrigeration and freezer units; gasket damaged on walk-in freezer doors; mold buildup on gasket of walk-in refrigerator door.

Citibank No. 2, 14700 Citicorp Drive — need thermometers prominently displayed in refrigerators and freezers.

Corsi's Market, 601 W. Washington St. — must clean white plastic parts in ice machine; must make floor behind refrigerated display case smooth and easily cleanable; broken floor tiles.

Dogpatch Tavern, 21836 National Pike, Boonsboro — bare wood surfaces in various locations; base cove missing in various locations; floors not smooth and easily cleanable; need test strips to check sanitizer level; no hot water in men's restroom; faucet in women's restroom doesn't run long enough; need thermometer to check food temperatures; need HACCP plan.

Frederick Liberty, 717 Frederick St. — thermometers need to be inside all refrigeration units; towel on counter not in sanitizer (corrected); must clean cutting boards and Hobart meat slicer.

Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex, 580 Security Road — single-service articles improperly stored; need strips to check sanitizer level; need lids on outside trash receptacle; outside trash receptacles must be closed at all times.

Hagerstown KOA, 11759 Snug Harbor Lane, Williamsport — ants by hand sink behind counter; hand sanitizer, but no hand soap at back hand sink (corrected); need thermometers displayed in all refrigeration and freezing units.

Hancock Truck Stop, 434 E. Main St., Hancock — inside of freezer damaged (corrected); french fries uncovered in freezer (corrected); waffles stored improperly in plastic shopping bag in freezer (corrected); must clean ceiling in food storage room and ceiling in basement area; need screen at open window to outside.

Hard Times Cafe & Cue, 1705 Massey Blvd. — hand-washing sink used as a dump sink; must clean walls of mop sink and hand-washing sink in dishwashing area; must repair mop sink's faucet so it's not leaking.

Holsinger's Meat Market, 18006 Maugans Ave., Maugansville — bare wood surface inside walk-in freezer; improper setup of three-compartment sink (corrected).

Improved Order of Red Men Conococheague Tribe 84, 16129 Lappans Road, Williamsport — must clean outside of front doors on grill line's sandwich prep unit, and fan condenser covers, condenser cover, and ceiling near condenser in walk-in cooler; must replace light over grill line and oven line; need sanitizer bucket for wet wiping cloth on grill line; need covered trash can in women's employee restroom and women's patron restroom.

J&C Deli & Market, 901 Concord St. — need light shields for ceiling lights above slicer in food prep area.

Leitersburg Hotel, 21400 Leiter St. — need thermometers to check temperature of foods; need strips to check level of sanitizers; must repair hot water faucet in men's restroom.

McDonald's, 1729 Massey Blvd. — hand-washing sink used as dump sink; must store single-service spoons for drinks with handles down; must clean soda dispenser nozzles (corrected); need proper air gap for several lines leading to drain behind multiplex machine.

McDonald's, 18411 Maugans Ave. – several flies in facility; wet wiping cloths stored outside of sanitizer (corrected); ice scoop stored in ice machine in ice (corrected); sanitizer concentration too low in wet wiping cloth bucket (corrected).

Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar & Grill, 17734 Garland Groh Blvd. — ice scoop stored in ice bin with handle touching ice (corrected); insufficient air gaps on drain lines from soda dispenser ice bins; must clean condenser fan in walk-in refrigerator; must clean can opener (corrected); need thermometers prominently displayed in all refrigeration and freezing units; ice cream and chicken stored uncovered in refrigerator and freezer (corrected); hand sink near dish machine obstructed (corrected).

Sheetz, 192 W. Main St., Hancock — excessive ice accumulation on door and around door frame of walk-in freezer; must clean floors in walk-in freezer and walk-in refrigerator.

Smithsburg Senior Site, 29 Blue Mountain Estates, Smithsburg — need to post current license.

Soft Serve Ice Cream, mobile unit — lights not shielded; leak at three-compartment sink faucet; thermometer unavailable; empty sandwich prep unit observed at too high a temperature.

Taco Bell, 13609 Crayton Blvd. — insufficient lighting in walk-in refrigerator and freezer; seal separating from inside lid of ice machine and lid damaged.

Williamsport Senior Site, 215 Otho Holland Drive, Williamsport — need chemical test strips to test sanitizing level of chlorine.

Wolfe's Den, 6 W. Water St., Smithsburg — front door open; bare wood surfaces in storage area; HACCP plan needs to be displayed.

The following food service establishments had no violations in July: Bagel-Lisious, 761 E. Wilson Blvd.; Camp Louise, 24959 Pen Mar Road, Cascade; Columbus Club of Hagerstown, 20340 Leitersburg Pike; Cortland Mansion, 19411 Cortland Drive; Country Crossroads Store, 14407 Hollow Road, Hancock; Dairy Queen, 824 Dual Highway; Dorothy Jones, Hagerstown City Market; Firehouse Grill, 2 Westside Ave., Funkstown; Hagerstown PONY League, 570 Jefferson Blvd.; Hampton Inn, 1716 Dual Highway; Hampton Inn, 18300 Peak Circle; Linn Products, Hagerstown City Market; M&J Candies, Hagerstown City Market; Manna Food For Life, Farmers Market at Elks Club; Panorama Acres, Hagerstown City Market; Pinesburg Softball Complex, 15323 Clear Spring Road, Williamsport; Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co., 22 N. Main St., Smithsburg; Smoothie King, 17997 Garland Groh Blvd.; Spriggs Delight Farm, Farmers Market at Elks Club; and Zimmerman's Auction Gallery, 2 Canal St., Hancock.

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