Restaurant inspections for November 2010

April 16, 2011

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

J.G. Cochran Auctioneers, 7704 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro — *Open food in refrigerator not labeled and smelled bad or foul (corrected); food not labeled in refrigerator; must clean food surfaces; hand-washing sink blocked by equipment; wet wiping cloths on sink rather than in sanitizer; must remove empty, unplugged equipment that is not being used.

McDonald's, 10525 Sharpsburg Pike — *Chicken strips below hot-hold temperature of 135 degrees (corrected: discarded chicken); metered faucets in men's restroom were not supplying water for at least 15 seconds; lids to outdoor trash containers were up (corrected).

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

Bob Evans Restaurant, 1721 Dual Highway — Wet wiping cloths on cook line not in sanitizer (corrected).

China Spring, 28 N. Main St., Boonsboro — Need sanitizer strips to check sanitizer levels; Raw chicken should be stored below vegetables (corrected); wet wiping cloths not in sanitizer (corrected); must prepare a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan.

Chopstix, 17607 Virginia Ave. — Food stored in grocery bags; raw chicken and beef stored above ready-to-eat vegetables inside walk-in cooler (all foods at facility are cooked); need a dispenser with a handle instead of plastic bowl for flour and cornstarch; need chemical test strips to measure chlorine; timed faucet in men's restroom does not supply water for at least 15 seconds; cold water faucets in men's and women's restrooms do not supply water.

Domino's Pizza, 17549 Virginia Ave. — Insufficient lighting in walk-in cooler; must display HACCP plan.

Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 13108 Pennsylvania Ave. — Must clean vents in men's and women's restrooms, vent hood filters, and ceiling vents; light out in walk-in cooler; box of muffins on floor in walk-in freezer.

Keedysville Country Store, 19409A Shepherdstown Pike, Boonsboro — Must complete HACCP plan.

Review and Herald Publishing Association, 55 W. Oak Ridge Drive — Need light shields in walk-in cooler and freezer; insufficient lighting in walk-in cooler and freezer.

Rocky's New York Pizza, 17605 Virginia Ave. — Lights out in vent hoods; need hand soap at hand sink next to sandwich prep unit (corrected); must repair/replace flour storage container lid; need light shield in walk-in cooler and freezer; must clean floor in area where sauce is stored (corrected); exposed wood surfaces in food prep area.

San Mar Children's Home, 8504 Mapleville Road — Must replace light bulb under hood.

Shaff's Pub, 422 Salem Ave. — Insufficient lighting under vent hood and at sandwich prep unit; need hand soap at hand sink in kitchen area (corrected); must replace missing and water-stained ceiling tiles in back storage area; back door needs to be self-closing.

Turtle's Subs, 176 N. Burhans Blvd. — Must clean ceiling tiles around vent hood and replace water-damaged tiles; must clean fan cover, area around the fan, and ceiling in walk-in cooler; back door should be self-closing; must replace broken floor tiles.

The Yellow House, 8005 Old National Pike, Boonsboro — Need thermometers in refrigerator and walk-in; must prepare HACCP plan; must repair broken faucet; bathroom doors should self-close.

The following food service establishments had no violations in November 2010: American Legion Clopper-Michael Post 10, 710 N. Main St., Boonsboro; Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Road; Green Haven Farms, 17725 Lappans Road, Fairplay; LJ's and the Kat Lounge, 1130 Conrad Court; Old South Mountain Inn, 6132 Old National Pike, Boonsboro; Reeders Memorial Home, 141 S. Main St., Boonsboro; Subway of Boonsboro, 11 N. Main St., Boonsboro; Vesta, 2 S. Main St., Boonsboro.


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 that 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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