Looking to go to the Lake George area to enjoy the fall foliage? Here are the latest failed Health Inspections for Warren County. Please note only critical violations are listed such as rodents and vermin present, cross-contamination, shellfish from unapproved sources, no accurate thermometers, inaccessible handwashing facilities and more.

CHRISTIE'S ON THE LAKE
6 CHRISTIE LANE, LAKE GEORGE
September 15, 2017, Health Inspection reveals that shellfish is not from approved sources, handwashing facilities inaccessible, toilet facilities inadequate and are dirty, in disrepair with toilet paper missing among other critical violations.

  • Shellfish not from approved sources, improperly tagged/labeled, tags not retained 90 days.
  • Food workers do not use proper utensils to eliminate bare hand contact with cooked or prepared foods.
  • Toxic chemicals are improperly labeled, stored or used so that contamination of food can occur.
  • Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g., food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked).
  • Non-food contact surfaces and equipment are improperly designed, constructed, installed, maintained (equipment not readily accessible for cleaning, surface not smooth finish).
  • Hot, cold running water not provided, pressure inadequate.
  • Toilet facilities inadequate, inconvenient, dirty, in disrepair, toilet paper missing, not self-closing doors, missing hand wash signs.
  • Handwashing facilities inaccessible, improperly located, dirty, in disrepair, improper fixtures, soap, and single service towels or hand drying devices missing;
  • Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.
  • Lighting and ventilation inadequate, fixtures not shielded, dirty ventilation hoods, ductwork, filters, exhaust fans.
  • Miscellaneous, Economic Violation, Choking Poster, Training.

SMOKEY JOE'S BAR & GRILL
25 CANADA STREET, LAKE GEORGE
A September 7th Health Inspection rivals insects and rodents, food unprotected from possible contamination, inaccessible handwashing facilities and many other critical infractions.

  • Cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination from raw foods.
  • Food workers do not use proper utensils to eliminate bare hand contact with cooked or prepared foods.
  • Potentially hazardous foods are not stored under refrigeration except during necessary preparation or approved precooling procedures (room temperature storage).
  • Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g., food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked).
  • Food contact surfaces not washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any time of operations when contamination may have occurred.
  • Non-food contact surfaces of equipment not clean.
  • Handwashing facilities inaccessible, improperly located, dirty, in disrepair, improper fixtures, soap, and single service towels or hand drying devices missing.
  • Insects, rodents present.
  • Effective measures not used to control entrance (rodent-, insect-proof construction). Harborage areas available for rodents, insects and other vermin.
  • Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.
  • Lighting and ventilation inadequate, fixtures not shielded, dirty ventilation hoods, ductwork, filters, exhaust fans.

DENNY'S
248 QUAKER ROAD, QUEENSBURY
A September 26 Health Inspection discovers not enough refrigerators, accurate thermometers not available and other health code violations.

  • Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45oF during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38oF during cold holding.
  • Enough refrigerated storage equipment is not present, properly designed, maintained or operated so that all potentially hazardous foods are cooled properly and stored below 45oF as required.
  • Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or above 140oF during hot holding.
  • Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate refrigerated or heated storage temperatures.
  • Non-food contact surfaces of equipment not clean.
  • Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.

DOCKSIDER RESTAURANT
298 GLEN LAKE ROAD, LAKE GEORGE
On September 17 NYS Health Inspection potentially hazardous foods not stored under refrigeration, food unprotected from possible contamination, bathrooms that are dirty, in disrepair, toilet paper missing, not self-closing doors and more critical health code violations.

  • Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45oF during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38oF during cold holding.
  • Potentially hazardous foods are not stored under refrigeration except during necessary preparation or approved precooling procedures (room temperature storage).
  • Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g., food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked).
  • Non-food contact surfaces of equipment not clean.
  • Toilet facilities inadequate, inconvenient, dirty, in disrepair, toilet paper missing, not self-closing doors, missing hand wash signs.
  • Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.
  • Lighting and ventilation inadequate, fixtures not shielded, dirty ventilation hoods, ductwork, filters, exhaust fans.

ASIA DELIGHT
736 UPPER GLEN STREET, QUEENSBURY
On September 11, 2017, the NYS Health Department finds many violations including effective measures not taken to control the entrance of rodents as harborage areas are available for rodents, insects and other vermin.

  • Potentially hazardous foods are not cooled by an approved method where the food temperature can be reduced from 120oF to 70oF or less within two hours and 70oF to 45oF within four hours.
  • Potentially hazardous foods are not stored under refrigeration except during necessary preparation or approved precooling procedures (room temperature storage).
  • Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g., food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked).
  • Food (ice) contact surfaces are improperly designed, constructed, installed, located (cracks, open seams, pitted surfaces, tin cans reused, uncleanable or corroded food contact surfaces).
  • Non-food contact surfaces of equipment not clean.
  • Effective measures not used to control entrance (rodent-, insect-proof construction). Harborage areas available for rodents, insects and other vermin.
  • Pesticide application not supervised by a certified applicator.
  • Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.

JOHNNY ROCKETS
89 SIX FLAGS DRIVE, QUEENSBURY
Cross-contamination possible at Johnny Rockets on September 5, 2017, according to NYS Health Inspection Officials.

  • Cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination from raw foods.
  • Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45oF during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38oF during cold holding.
  • Non-food contact surfaces and equipment are improperly designed, constructed, installed, maintained (equipment not readily accessible for cleaning, surface not smooth finish).
  • Non-food contact surfaces of equipment not clean.
  • Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.
  • Lighting and ventilation inadequate, fixtures not shielded, dirty ventilation hoods, ductwork, filters, exhaust fans.

RED LOBSTER #788
750 UPPER GLEN STREET, QUEENSBURY
On September 12, 2017, Health Inspectors say there are not enough accurate thermometers.

  • Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45oF during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38oF during cold holding.
  • Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate refrigerated or heated storage temperatures.
  • Non-food contact surfaces of equipment not clean.
  • Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.

HAGUE FIREHOUSE RESTAURANT
9813 GRAPHITE MOUNTAIN ROAD, HAGUE
NYS Health Inspectors say improper thawing procedures were used on September 14, 2017.

  • Potentially hazardous foods are not stored under refrigeration except during necessary preparation or approved precooling procedures (room temperature storage).
  • Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation, and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g., food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked)
  • Improper thawing procedures used.

MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL
756 UPPER GLEN STREET, QUEENSBURY
On September 25, 2017, Health Inspectors find critical violations.

  • Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45oF during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38oF during cold holding.
  • Adequate, leakproof, non-absorbent, vermin-proof, covered containers not provided where needed.

MONTE CRISTOS
259 CANADA STREET, LAKE GEORGE
A September 15 Health Inspection discovers not enough refrigerators, unprotected food and other health code violations.

  • Enough refrigerated storage equipment is not present, properly designed, maintained or operated so that all potentially hazardous foods are cooled properly and stored below 45oF as required.
  • Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g., food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked).
  • Food (ice) contact surfaces are improperly designed, constructed, installed, located (cracks, open seams, pitted surfaces, tin cans reused, uncleanable or corroded food contact surfaces).
  • Non-food contact surfaces and equipment are improperly designed, constructed, installed, maintained (equipment not readily accessible for cleaning, surface not smooth finish).
  • Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces.
  • Lighting and ventilation inadequate, fixtures not shielded, dirty ventilation hoods, ductwork, filters, exhaust fans.
  • Miscellaneous, Economic Violation, Choking Poster, Training.

B.P.O.E #81 - GLENS FALLS LODGE
32 CRONIN ROAD, QUEENSBURY
Possible cross-contamination from raw foods found on September 22, 2017, found by NYS Health Inspectors.

  • Cooked or prepared foods are subject to cross-contamination from raw foods.
  • Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate refrigerated or heated storage temperatures.
  • Non-food contact surfaces and equipment are improperly designed, constructed, installed, maintained (equipment not readily accessible for cleaning, surface not smooth finish).
  • Wiping cloths dirty, not stored properly in sanitizing solutions.
  • Non-food contact surfaces of equipment not clean.

AMERICAN LEGION POST #374
3932 STATE ROUTE 9L, LAKE GEORGE
On September 14, 2017, a Health Inspection discovers inadequate handwashing and toilet facilities along with other violations.

  • Toxic chemicals are improperly labeled, stored or used so that contamination of food can occur.
  • Toilet facilities inadequate, inconvenient, dirty, in disrepair, toilet paper missing, not self-closing doors, missing hand wash signs.
  • Handwashing facilities inaccessible, improperly located, dirty, in disrepair, improper fixtures, soap, and single service towels or hand drying devices missing.

These restaurants/clubs/churches have 30 – 60 days to fix the critical health violations discovered by the NYS Health Department. You can get all up to date Health Department violations at the New York State Health Department website.

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