Restaurant inspections for September 2010

February 26, 2011

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

AC&T, 1449 S. Potomac St. — *Hot dogs, kielbasa and Chicago-style hot dogs at inadequate hot-hold temperature (corrected: discarded and grill temperature turned up); must clean vent covers (corrected); must clean floor of walk-in freezer.

Freddie's Subs, 18210 W. Oak Ridge Drive — *Sliced tomatoes above required temperature (corrected: placed in reach-in refrigerator to rechill); ground beef stored above ready-to-eat cheese in three-door reach-in refrigerator and hamburgers stored above vegetables on other side of three-door reach-in refrigerator (corrected); must clean vent covers in men's and women's restrooms.

Gandolfo's New York Deli, 491 Prime Outlets Blvd. — *Dented can of marinara sauce in dry storage area (corrected: removed); *pastrami in ice bath above cold-hold temperature (corrected: rechilled); light out in walk-in freezer; boxes of tomatoes stored on floor in walk-in cooler; must clean inside of microwave (corrected); insufficient lighting in walk-in cooler.

J.R. Steakery, 489 Prime Outlets Blvd. — *Sliced tomato at sandwich prep unit above cold-hold temperature (corrected: discarded); must clean wall next to slicer and sink; hand sink across from ice machine blocked by boxes of boxes for soda dispenser and a bowl in sink (corrected); ceiling tile missing in back kitchen; package of beef oxtails stored above bread in walk-in cooler (corrected); insufficient lighting in walk-in cooler.

Murray's Citgo, 101 Sunset Ave., Williamsport — *Sandwich prep unit temperature inadequate (corrected: stocked for less than two hours so items moved to another unit to rechill); must clean/replace cutting board.

Roy Rogers Restaurant, 100 N. Burhans Blvd. — *Baked beans and pulled pork below required hot-hold temperature (corrected; both removed and reheated); insufficient sanitizer level in sanitizer container for wiping cloth (corrected).

Sodexo at Volvo Powertrain, 13302 Pennsylvania Ave. — *Dented cans of applesauce and mandarin oranges at dry storage area (corrected: removed); must clean vents in skylight; insufficient level of sanitizer in bucket with wiping cloth (corrected); insufficient lighting in walk-in units; lights out in three-door reach-in refrigerator (corrected).

Waffle House, 10422 Sharpsburg Pike — *Grits below required hot-hold temperature (corrected: discarded); broken floor tiles next to orange juice dispenser; dishwasher wash temperature gauge indicates insufficient temperature and pressure gauge unreadable so must repair pressure gauge and wash temperature gauge — rinse temperatures hot enough to sanitize; insufficient lighting in storage area; sanitizing cloths on countertops not stored in sanitizing solution/bucket (corrected).

Walmart Supercenter, 17850 Garland Groh Blvd. — *Severely dented can of baked beans (corrected: removed); ice accumulation on floors in walk-in freezers; must replace damaged light shields in walk-in cooler; must seal all holes and gaps in back storage room.

Your Country Store, 17035 Fairview Road — *Chicken salad in sandwich prep unit at inadequate temperature (corrected: discarded); plastic forks and spoons stored for dispensing without handle only out (corrected); must clean inside of microwave oven (corrected); must clean walk-in cooler under milk shelf, can opener, vent covers above ice bag freezer, and floor under onion bag and milk crates inside walk-in cooler; floor under ice machine is wet and needs cleaning; boxes of food stored on floor of walk-in freezer.

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

Break Away II Sports Lounge, 13726 Pennsylvania Ave. — Must repair screen in screen door to outdoors; must clean inside of microwaves, ceiling near vent hood above two-door reach-in refrigerator, and vent cover in men's restroom; must clean can-opener (corrected); lights out in dish room, dry storage and kitchen along cook line (light bulb changed in dry storage area); need light shield in walk-in cooler for crabs; insufficient lighting in walk-in units; must repair coving in men's restroom - missing pieces of coving.

Bulls & Bears, 38 S. Potomac St. — Soap dispenser empty in convenience store (corrected); must clean tong holder for hot dogs (corrected); wet towel not in sanitizer (corrected); no sanitizer in convenience store (corrected); sanitizer for knives is too strong (corrected).

Burger King, 10516 Sharpsburg Pike — Must clean exhaust vents in men's and women's restrooms and floor under ice chest/soda dispenser; light out in walk-in cooler; need to seal all ceiling penetrations.

China Gourmet, 625 Dual Highway — Must clean walls in walk-in refrigerator and around light; must repair screen door corners.

China Max, 488 Prime Outlets Blvd. — Scoop without handle used for sugar, rice and soy sauce and potato starch; soy sauce stored in non-food grade container; need test strips for chlorine; packets of soda stored in ice machine (soda removed from ice); plastic forks stored for dispensing without handles all facing same direction.

The Corner Pub, 158 S. Mulberry St. — Need Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point plan.

Courtside Cafe, Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive — Must clean air vents above soda fountain.

El Paso, 700 Dual Highway — Must repair screen in kitchen window.

Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro — Dishwasher final rinse temperature not hot enough.

Food Lion, 761 E. Wilson Blvd. — Need internal thermometers for walk-ins.

Four States Livestock Diner, 501 E. First St. — Need HACCP plan; need cover on ice cream in freezer (corrected).

Fox's Pizza Den, 18728 North Pointe Drive — Must clean can opener (corrected); must clean vent cover adjacent ladder to roof.

Gracie's Place, 3 W. Baltimore St., Funkstown — Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizing solution (corrected).

Himes Store, 1324 Weverton Road, Knoxville — Need HACCP plan.

Judy's Java House, 486 Prime Outlets Blvd. — Need chemical test strips for quaternary ammonium chloride; need HACCP plan.

Mason Dixon Dragway, 21344 National Pike, Boonsboro — Leak at three-compartment sink; splash observed at hand sink drain; light out above soda fountain; need HACCP plan.

Mountainside Deli, 311 S. Main St., Boonsboro — Need HACCP plan.

Pittman's Market, 345 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Hancock — Improper wash, rinse and sanitize procedures at three-compartment sink (corrected); must clean ceiling and sprinkler unit in walk-in refrigerator; need HACCP plan; damaged gasket on walk-in produce cooler door; must seal all holes, gaps and cracks in damaged wall in dry storage area; light shields missing on lights in walk-in freezer; light out in walk-in freezer.

Pizza Hut, 13527 Pennsylvania Ave. — Various lights out in kitchen area; must clean exhaust vents in men's and women's restrooms.

Shives' Pizza, 119 E. Main St., Hancock — Need light shield or shatter-proof bulbs in walk-in refrigerator.

Smithsburg Athletics, 66 N. Main St., Smithsburg — Need HACCP plan.

Somerford House, 10116 Sharpsburg Pike — Must clean ceiling vent near dish machine (corrected).

Taj India, 28 S. Potomac St. — Women's restroom in kitchen and patrons' restroom does not have paper towels (corrected); dishwasher's final rinse does not show chlorine residual; wiping clothes must be stored in sanitizer (corrected); must remove tape on prep line handle because it interferes with cleaning (corrected).

Washington County Hospital Auxiliary Coffee Shop, 251 E. Antietam St. — Hot dogs thawing under running water in hand sink (corrected).

Washington County Junior Football, Marty Snook Park, Halfway — Need chemical test strips for quaternary ammonium chloride; need updated HACCP plan.

Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post 26, 240 E. Main St., Hancock — Ceiling panels out of place in back storage room and damaged ceiling panel above refrigerator in kitchen.

Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers, 10502 Sharpsburg Pike — Must clean can opener; light shield missing in dry storage area; ceiling tile damaged above door to dry storage area; must clean ceiling vent cover above door to dry storage area.

The following food service establishments had no violations in September 2010: Martin's, 1729 Dual Highway; Southeastern Senior Site, 40 Mount Vernon Drive, Keedysville; Battleview Market, 5331 Sharpsburg Pike, Sharpsburg; Captain Benders Tavern, 111 E. Main St., Sharpsburg; Locust Point Market, 360 S. Potomac St.; Benny's Pub, 61 Eastern Blvd.; Easter Seals Adult Day Service, 101 E. Baltimore St.; Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co., 2 S. Westside Ave., Funkstown; Crawford's Confectionery, 12 N. Main St., Boonsboro; Pizza Hut, 100 Railway Lane; Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association, 11400 Robinwood Drive; Starland Roller Rink, 800 Park Road; Sheetz, 18717 Longmeadow Road; Somerford Place, 10114 Sharpsburg Pike; Muller's German Market, 18708 North Village Center.


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 which 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 which are only 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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