Food inspections

The Daily Item will publish the results of restaurant inspections monthly.

Food service location inspections

FEB 1-28

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

Facility: Best Western Plus

Date of report: Feb. 2

Town: Trevorton

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Ridgeview Foods

Date of report: Feb. 2

Town: Herndon

Compliant: Out

Violations: 1. (Food facility preparing cold cuts and frozen foods using reduced oxygen packaging without the required written procedures and HACCP plan.)

Facility: Line Mountain, Trevorton Elementary School

Date of report: Feb. 2

Town: Trevorton

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Observed consumer self-service display of food without sneeze guards or other effective protection. Sneeze-guards required prior to opening next school-year.)

Facility: Line Mountain High School

Date of report: Feb. 2

Town: Trevorton

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: End Zone Bar & Grill

Date of report: Feb. 2

Town: Trevorton

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Wayside Inn

Date of report: Feb. 5

Town: Shamokin

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School

Date of report: Feb. 5

Town: Coal Township

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Three-bay sink operation not being utilized properly: wash on left, rinse in center, and sanitize on right. Left bay does not hold water: alternative: two bay operation with chemical detergent/sanitizer combination (such as used in ice cream machines). Current fix is wash in center and rinse in right; later filling right with sanitizer for cuttingboards and utensils.); 2. (Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate chlorine sanitizer concentration); 3. (Food facility hot water heater is not producing enough COLD water to supply sinks at the time of this inspection.)

Facility: Irish Isle Provision Co & Meat Market

Date of report: Feb. 5

Town: Coal Township

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Prepackaged six jars of hot bologna not labeled properly with the ingredient statement.)

Facility: Shar-Kay

Date of report: Feb. 8

Town: Milton

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: May’s Drive-In

Date of report: Feb. 8

Town: Milton

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (No chlorine test strips available to verify sanitizer concentrations in mechanical dishwasher.)

Facility: When Pigs Fly MFF 3

Date of report: Feb. 9

Town: Northumberland

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Milton Moose Family Center #171

Date of report: Feb. 12

Town: Milton

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: First Presbyterian Church

Date of report: Feb. 12

Town: Milton

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Checkered Flag Restaurant

Date of report: Feb. 12

Town: Milton

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Bottleworks

Date of report: Feb. 13

Town: Coal Township

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Employee toilet room does not have a self-closing door.)

Facility: Shamokin Area Elementary School Annex

Date of report: Feb. 14

Town: Shamokin

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Scicchitano’s Buono Pizza

Date of report: Feb. 14

Town: Kulpmont

Compliant: Out

Violations: 1 (Pizza preparation unit's countertop edges covered with duct tape); 2 (Vice-grip wrench used on hot water faucet to manual dish sink.); 3. (Sandwich preparation unit's food was held at 49 °F, in the kitchen area, rather than 41°F or below as required (four-hour limit on holding cold cuts in this unit). Serviceman called earlier in day.)

Facility: RD Sunoco

Date of report: Feb. 14

Town: Kulpmont

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Food facility in operation more than 90 days and has not employed a certified food employee as required for re-wrapping pizzas); 2 (Plumbing system not maintained in good repair - observed hot water faucet leaking at the dish washing sink)

Facility: Panda King Buffet

Date of report: Feb. 14

Town: Coal Township

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Food Employee observed eating or tasting food in the food preparation area.); 2. (Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the preparation area.) 3. (No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the preparation and male restroom areas to remind food employees to wash their hands.); 4. (Manual and mechanical warewashing equipment splash guards observed with build up of mold-like residue in caulking and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day.); 5. (Paper towel dispenser and soap dispenser for handwashing improperly installed by food preparation sink)

Facility: Masser’s Farm Market

Date of report: Feb. 14

Town: Paxinos

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Mae’s Inn

Date of report: Feb. 14

Town: Mount Carmel

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Sunoco - Quick Shop #5

Date of report: Feb. 15

Town: Northumberland

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Shamokin Area Middle School/High School

Date of report: Feb. 14

Town: Coal Township

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Redmen Club Tribe #225

Date of report: Feb. 15

Town: Shamokin

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (The food facility is not using an approved detergent-sanitizer (like in ice cream machine cleaning) in both compartments of the two compartment warewash sink.)

Facility: Nickel Plate Bar & Grille; Three Ponds

Date of report: Feb. 15

Town: Elysburg

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Lower Mahanoy Fire Co.

Date of report: Feb. 15

Town: Dalmatia

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Herndon House Restaurant

Date of report: Feb. 15

Town: Herndon

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (New food facility in operation more than 90 days and has not employed a certified food employee as required.); 2. (Flooring, in the kitchen area damaged and is not durable, smooth, non-porous, non-absorbent.)

Facility: Desantis Distributors

Date of report: Feb. 15

Town: Trevorton

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Save A Lot #45116

Date of report: Feb. 20

Town: Coal Township

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1(Food facility preparing raw meathandling using reduced oxygen packaging: could not observe the required written procedures and HACCP plan.)

Facility: MC Comey

Date of report: Feb. 20

Town: Mount Carmel

Compliant: Out

Violations: 1 (Smoking is not authorized in this facility, even in game room); 2. (Heavy mold-like substance accumulations inside upper production and guard areas to ice machine.); 3. (Flooring, in the TWO-DOOR, GLASS-FRONT REFRIGERATOR area, is DAMAGED, and is not durable, smooth, non-porous, non-absorbent (rugs do not replace repairs; Flooring, in the grill area, heavily worm through tiles, and is not durable, smooth, non-porous, non-absorbent).

Facility: Dries Orchard

Date of report: Feb. 20

Town: Paxinos

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Dollar General #00398

Date of report: Feb. 20

Town: Shamokin

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: CVS Pharmacy #1894

Date of report: Feb. 20

Town: Shamokin

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Snyder’s Restaurant

Date of report: Feb. 20

Town: Shamokin

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Food facility has lost its certified food employee over 3 months ago and has not replaced the certified food employee as required.)

Facility: Northumberland Area Vo-Tech

Date of report: Feb. 21

Town: Coal Township

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: New China Wok Restaurant

Date of report: Feb. 21

Town: Mount Carmel

Compliant: Out

Violations: 1 (Food facility using manual warewashing sink for food preparation. Second set of sinks available for this procedure); 2/ (Knives and cuttingboards are not being sanitizeded before using with different types of raw animal-derived foods. Phone call to daughter: translated requirements to parents to use chlorine bleach sanitizer after washing equipment.); 3. (Food Employee observed eating or tasting food in the kitchen area.); 4. (Food employees observed in preparation/cooking line areas, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as hats); 5 (No sign or poster posted (in Chinese) at the handwash sink in the restroom areas to remind food employees to wash their hands.); 6. (The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.)

Facility: Greek Isle Cafe

Date of report: Feb. 26

Town: Mount Carmel

Compliant: Out

Violations: 1 (A food employee was observed preparing cole slaw, a ready-to-eat food, with bare hands.); 2. (Eggs are served undercooked to the customer's request; however, a written consumer advisory (on the menu, table tent, or placard) is not provided to the consumer); 3. (Mold-like substance accumulations along inside, upper water line area in ice machine.); 4. Food employees observed in preparation area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.); 5. (Dish sink has a hose attachment that is hanging below the flood rim of the sink and not an appropriate air gap.); 6. (Tableware for customer self-service is not displayed so that only handles are touched by consumers and employees.)

MONTOUR COUNTY

Facility: Curly’s Bar & Grill, Quality Inn

Date of report: Feb. 8

Town: Danville

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Food facility has an original certificate posted, but the location is not conspicuous for public viewing.)

Facility: Derry Beverage

Date of report: Feb. 8

Town: Washingtonville

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Galera Dos Mexican Restaurant

Date of report: Feb. 8

Town: Danville

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Food facility does not provide lockers or storage for food employee personal clothing: currently on top of food containers inside old walk-in freezer)

Facility: Kachin International

Date of report: Feb. 8

Town: Danville

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

SNYDER COUNTY

Facility: Subway #24147

Date of report: Feb. 9

Town: Middleburg

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Lighthouse Health Foods

Date of report: Feb. 9

Town: Selinsgrove

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: JG Specialties

Date of report: Feb. 9

Town: Selinsgrove

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Grace Covenant Community Church

Date of report: Feb. 9

Town: Middleburg

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Vinnie’s Pizza & Family Restaurant

Date of report: Feb. 15

Town: Beaver Springs

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Frozen beef observed thawing at room temperature instead of under refrigeration or under running, cold water.)

Facility: Saylor’s Market

Date of report: Feb. 15

Town: Beaver Springs

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (An open employee's beverage container was observed on a shelf in the walk-in meat cooler); 2 (Prepackaged popcorn chicken, chicken patties, BBQ pork patties, veal patties, chicken strips, sweet Italian sausage and wonder chicken meat are not fully labeled to include all sub-ingredients and allergens. Inspector will return for a follow-up. REPEAT VIOLATION); 3. (Cold-hold case top display area not holding at 41*F or below but closer to 43*F. Unit to be serviced and TCS foods on case to be monitored closely.); 4. (Cut melons and leafy greens (bagged and in salads) observed on cold-hold case registering 45-48*F instead of 41*F or below. All items were moved to another section of the case where air flow was better.)

Facility: Bamboo Place

Date of report: Feb. 15

Town: Selinsgrove

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: 7M Beer Distributor

Date of report: Feb. 15

Town: Hummels Wharf

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Subway #52838

Date of report: Feb. 21

Town: Selinsgrove

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Clyde’s Place in James Garrett Sports Complex

Date of report: Feb. 21

Town: Selinsgrove, Susquehanna University

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

UNION COUNTY

Facility: Buggy Town Sub Shop

Date of report: Feb. 2

Town: Mifflinburg

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Heavy grease buildup on hood filters.); 2. (No self-closers installed on restroom doors.).

Facility: Union County West End Social Club

Date of report: Feb. 5

Town: Millmont

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Harvey’s Food Mart

Date of report: Feb. 5

Town: Millmont

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Mop sink is not been re-installed in facility.); 2. (Men’s restroom door has self-closer installed; however, door becomes lodged open at floor level.)

Facility: Carriage Corner Restaurant

Date of report: Feb. 5

Town: Mifflinburg

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (TCS foods held at 49-50*F in 2 Bev-Air refrigerators. All items were stocked just after opening at 11am and were moved to walk-in cooler.); 2 . (2 separate Bev-Air refrigerators in kitchen were registering 49*F and 50*F ambient. Service call placed during inspection.)

Facility: Siam Restaurant and Bar

Date of report: Feb. 8

Town: Lewisburg

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Pizza Hut #25468

Date of report: Feb. 8

Town: Lewisburg

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Dishwashing racks have dark buildup in areas and deteriorating surfaces that are no longer smooth and easily cleanable.)

Facility: Gable House Bakery

Date of report: Feb. 8

Town: Mifflinburg

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: McDonald’s #03776

Date of report: Feb. 8

Town: Lewisburg

Compliant: Yes

Violations: None

Facility: Harvey’s Food Mart

Date of report: Feb. 16

Town: New Berlin

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration in 3-compartment sink. REPEAT VIOLATION).

Facility: Fisher’s Meat Market

Date of report: Feb. 16

Town: Lewisburg

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (About half of pre-packaged items have been labeled and owners continue to work on the other items that still need ingredients (including all sub-ingredients) listed. Items to be addressed included stuffing balls, cheese and ham loaf.)

Facility: Pronto! Provisions with Passion

Date of report: Feb. 22

Town: Lewisburg

Compliant: Yes

Violations: 1 (Ceiling drips observed in walk-in cooler being caught in drip pans. Some drips behind shelving not contained and causing standing water and areas of mold-like buildup on floor under racks and on sides of racks.); 2. (Boxes of food not stored at least 6" off the floor in walk-in cooler.); 3 (Fan guards in walk-in cooler have buildup of dust/mold-like residue.)