Restaurant inspections for July 2012

December 01, 2012

How it works

The Herald-Mail periodically 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:

Hagerstown Elks, 11063 Robinwood Drive — * sandwich prep unit observed at 50 degrees (corrected, set at 45 degrees); lack of thermometers observed in beer cooler; fan grill must be cleaned.

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:

Arby’s, 17794 Garland Groh Blvd. — ice scoop handle must be out of ice (corrected); women’s restroom hand sink observed at metered flow of four seconds hot water, requires 15-second minimum of metered flow.

Always Ron’s Restaurant, 29 N. Burhans Blvd. — exposed wiring observed by telephone and junction box in kitchen prep area (corrected); condensation observed on ceiling of walk-in freezer.

Buffalo Wild Wings, 230 Railway Lane — must repair hand sink; must reseal three-compartment sink against wall; broken floor tiles exposing wood by back door must be repaired; must clean vents in restrooms.

Burger King, 17532 Valley Mall Road — must address standing water on floor in mop sink area; a few flies observed; mop sink area must be cleaned.

China Buffet, 1041 Maryland Ave. — must use paper towels at sushi bar hand sink (corrected); must repair holes in screen of back door and repair it to make sure it fully seals when closed; scoops without handles observed in bulk containers and scoops with handles were stored improperly (corrected).

Hancock Truck Stop, 434 E. Main St., Hancock — must clean shelving in food preparation area, above dish machine and coffee station; must label bulk containers of food; must replace missing ceiling panels in dry storage room and downstairs; must clean walls and ceilings in dry storage room and basement; must clean can opener; microwave must be replaced; bare wood window frame must be painted or stained to make it smooth and easily cleanable; excessive ice build-up in walk-in freezer; lemons must be stored off the floor of walk-in refrigerator; must repair gaps and cracks around door frame in basement; debris observed on basement floor; floor in basement needs major cleaning.

J&B Country Kitchen, Pennsylvania Dutch Market — must replace light under grill hood; must repair handle on refrigerator.

J&D Meats, Pennsylvania Dutch Market — must clean outside grill hood vents; must address excess standing water on the floor that is coming from condenser; must repair drip from U-valve and faucet at hand sink; wet wiping cloths observed hung over sinks and not stored in sanitizer solution.

KFC, 17700 Garland Groh Blvd. — ice scoop observed stored on dusty surface (corrected, management will store scoop in metal pan)

McDonald’s, 12820 Clear Spring Road, Clear Spring — food debris observed in sink (corrected); food debris observed in bottom of refrigeration unit; hand sink not providing continuous hot water; must store wet wiping cloths in sanitizer (corrected); sanitizer not at proper level in three-compartment sink; heavy presence of flies in facility; excess ice accumulation on boxed food product and plastic container of cookies open, must discard (corrected); excessive ice accumulation on ceiling and floor of walk-in freezer.

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