By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Hazleton restaurant, John’s Churchill Restaurant, misses the mark in inspection, 6 violations, black residue on the interior of the ice machine

Hazleton restaurant, John’s Churchill Restaurant, misses the mark in inspection, 6 violations, black residue on the interior of the ice machine

Hazleton, PA

Retail Food Inspection Report Conducted March 1, 2019

JOHN’S CHURCHILL RESTAURANT
1065 N Church ST
Hazleton, PA 18202
(570) 455-8133

 

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services says it conducted a retail food safety inspection on March 1, 2019, at the John’s Churchill Restaurant located on Church Street in Hazle Township. The inspector cited the restaurant for 6 violations.

John’s Churchill Restaurant  scores 4.2 of 5 stars on from reviewers on Google from a total of 45 reviews. 

The inspector made the following comments in support of the regulation violations found during this most recent inspection:

  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed raw beef stored alongside RTE (ready to eat) foods in the Bain Marie. PIC separated foods.
  • Observed raw eggs stored alongside RTE deli meat in one refrigeration unit.
  • Observed a build up of black residue on the interior of the ice machine.
  • Observed a build up of debris under shelves in the back area.
  • Observed mulitple foods being cooled in refrigerator in containers with tight fitting lids, which is not a proper cooling method. Discussed proper cooling method and provided guidance documents.
  • Observed pasta and potatoes placed hot in the refrigerator in containers greater than 4 inches deep, which is not a proper cooling method.
  • Soup was held at 60 °F, in the refrigertaion unit, rather than 41°F or below as required. Soup was discarded.

 

 

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