Restaurant inspections - Jan. 29

January 29, 2011

The following food-service establishments were inspected by the Washington County Health Department in August 2010 and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:

Dino's Pizza, 1032 W. Washington St. — *Can of olives and two cans of tomato ketchup severely dented (corrected: discarded); must clean can opener (corrected).

Evergreen, 18356 College Road — *Dented cans of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and oyster sauce in dry storage area (corrected); food stored in nonfood-grade bags inside freezer(s); numerous lights out in kitchen and lighting insufficient at food prep surface; improper thawing process with beef ribs sitting in sink with cold water turned on (corrected); must clean inside of reach-in freezer; back door not self-closing; must clean ceiling tiles around vents and replace tile with water stains.

Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Grill, 13208 Fountain Head Plaza — *Roast beef in ice bath next to grill at improper temperature (corrected: discarded); must replace cutting board at sandwich prep unit; boxes of frozen sweet potatoes, corn tortillas on floor inside walk-in freezer (corrected); ice buildup under fan box inside walk-in freezer; dish machine wash temperature insufficient.

Il Castello, 15616 National Pike — *Refrigerator not holding at adequate temperature so food must be moved to colder unit (corrected: food moved); must replace/repair damaged inside door of refrigerator; wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizer (corrected); gasket on walk-in refrigerator door damaged; employee drink stored on top shelf of refrigerator (corrected); mop sink used to store dirty food contact equipment before three-compartment sink is used to wash, rinse and sanitize (corrected); must clean dusty outside of refrigerator by pizza-making unit; improper setup of three-compartment sink (corrected); need chemical test strips; need covered trash can in women's restroom.

Villa Pizza, 490 Prime Outlets Blvd. — *Various food items (chicken wings, chicken breast, lasagna and meatballs) at steam table below hot hold temperature of 135 degrees (corrected: products reheated); pasta and salad uncovered while stored in walk-in cooler (corrected: covered); must clean floor under ice machine; insufficient lighting under vent hood in walk-in cooler; sanitizer level too low in sanitizing bucket and at utensil storage container (corrected); must post Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point plan.

The following food-service establishments were inspected by the Washington County Health Department in August 2010 and found to have sanitation violations, which had to be corrected within 30 days:

AC&T, 301 N. Burhans Blvd. — Must replace three ceiling tiles in storage room; hand sink in storage room blocked by pallets of soda; improper wash, rinse, sanitize procedure used to clean coffee pots; water doesn't run long enough from hot and cold water faucets.

Always Ron's Restaurant, 29 N. Burhans Blvd. — Trash Dumpster missing lids; must replace cutting boards at sandwich prep unit and steam table; turkey and meatloaf uncovered in reach-in refrigerator (corrected: covered); excessive ice buildup on container of clams and fish inside walk-in freezer (corrected: discarded); dessert forks stored improperly (corrected: removed and washed); must clean and repair employee restroom ventilation fan (ventilation cover cleaned); spring-loaded faucet not running long enough; dishwasher out of sanitizing solution as it was about to be run (corrected).

Appletree Inn, 3320 National Pike, Hancock — Must clean floor under beer cooler/mug chiller and wall under three-compartment sink; must repair kitchen wall.

Auntie Anne's Pretzels, 487 Prime Outlets Blvd. — Lights out above pretzel prep area; must clean floor under ice machine and area under ice chest/soda dispenser; single-service article boxes stored on floor; incorrect sanitizer level at three-compartment sink and sanitizing bucket (corrected); must repair leaking fixture/faucet at three-compartment sink.

Burger King, 503 Dual Highway — Need soap in soap dispenser in women's bathroom (corrected).

Cafe Izmir, 44 Frederick St., Funkstown — Need HACCP plan.

Camp Merry Mac, 16951 Sprecher Road, Sharpsburg — Must submit HACCP plan.

Colonial Restaurant, 14130 Pennsylvania Ave. — Chicken inside reach-in refrigerator uncovered (corrected: product covered); lighting insufficient inside walk-in cooler; must clean area around trash Dumpsters; must clean meat slicer blade (corrected); need HACCP plan.

Denny's, 1630 Dual Highway — Must repair hand sink in cook line so draining properly.

Food Lion, 18360 College Road — Water does not run long enough from spring-loaded faucets in men's and women's restrooms; must clean vent cover in women's restroom; improper mop storage in deli's cleaning closet.

Fountain Head Country Club, 13316 Fountain Head Road — Must clean inside of microwave; incorrect sanitizer level in container for knife storage (corrected); must repair wash temperature gauge; must replace cutting board at sandwich prep unit because of excessive cuts and scratches (corrected: board flipped over).

Franco's Cafe & Lounge, 500 Mitchell Ave. — Must repair exhaust fan in women's restroom.

Funkstown Tavern, 23 W. Baltimore St., Funkstown — Need HACCP plan.

Good Samaritan Lodge, 14539 Cearfoss Pike — Must clean can opener (corrected); must obtain chemical test strips to accurately measure sanitizer.

Hardee's of Hancock, 42 E. Main St., Hancock — Must clean drain at soda machine; must clean walls above three-compartment sink and floors in dry storage area; thermometer needs to be prominently displayed in all refrigeration and freezing units; grease barrel stored without lid inside food prep area; need HACCP plan.

Kmart, 1713 Massey Blvd. — Must clean bottom shelf of cold milk display (corrected).

Little Caesar Enterprises, 420 E. Antietam St. — Must repair ceiling tiles, floor and cove molding; must clean vent fan; must replace wall surfaces by flour mixer.

Log Cabin Inn, 7536 Millstone Road, Hancock — Condenser unit in walk-in cooler leaking water; must clean condenser fans.

Maugansville Creamery, 13803 Maugansville Road, Maugansville — Must clean floor under soft-serve ice cream machine and floor fan; hand sink used as dump sink for ice; fly problem in facility; wet wiping cloth stored outside of sanitizer.

McDonald's of the Centre, 17601 Garland Groh Blvd. — Ice scoop stored incorrectly in ice bin (corrected); need thermometer prominently displayed in refrigeration and freezing units (corrected); personal drink stored inside refrigerator with salads (corrected); must clean nozzles on soda dispensers; water faucet not running long enough in men's restroom.

McDonald's of Hagerstown Wal-Mart, 17850 Garland Groh Blvd. — Must clean soda dispenser nozzles (corrected); must clean inside of refrigerator (bottom); must obtain quaternary ammonia test strips for three-compartment sink (corrected); insufficient lighting in walk-in freezer.

Papa John's Pizza, 190 S. Cleveland Ave. — Need air gap in plumbing under three-compartment sink.

Penn Avenue Meats, 13142 Pennsylvania Ave. — Excessive ice buildup under fan unit inside Harford walk-in freezer; must clean floor inside Harford walk-in cooler (corrected); employee restroom needs paper towels (corrected); must clean ceiling in kitchen around air vents; need proper labeling for individually packaged items that lists all ingredients; insufficient sanitizer level in three-compartment sink (corrected).

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).

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