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Area restaurant inspections conducted in June by LCHD

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Environmental Services division of the Lawrence County Health Department inspected 51 area food-service establishments during the month of June. Of that group, 33 area establishments had critical violations, nine had no critical or non-critical violations and nine had only non-critical violations.

Critical violations were found at the following establishments:

* Las Palmas in Aurora was inspected on June 16 following a complaint and eight critical violations were found. A consumer advisory against eating undercooked food products was not on the menus; sour cream was not stored at the correct temperature; sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket registered zero parts per million; live flies were in the dining area on food contact surfaces and tableware; a spigot at the three-vat sink would not shut off; a spatula was in disrepair and non-cleanable; a pan of fish for personal use was stored in the refrigerator with items for consumers; no date mark was on potentially hazardous food stored in the walk-in refrigerator. Seven non-critical violations were found.

Upon re-inspection on June 20, two non-critical violations were found.

* China Village in Aurora was inspected on June 16 and six critical violations were found. Chlorine in the wiping cloth bucket was at zero parts per million; a foreign object was in the container of flour; eggs were stored in a container of carrots; a bowl and spoons were stored in a container of cashews; a roach was found on a sup container at the employee hand sink and several dead insects were inside the front door; the front door was not tight fitting at the bottom. Four non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on June 21, one critical violation was found. Evidence of vermin was found around the coffee creamer. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Coca-Cola Warehouse in Aurora was inspected on June 23 and one critical violation was found. The drain on the south side of the warehouse is holding liquid and not draining. Five non-critical violations were found.

* Baumers Shell Food Mart in Halltown was inspected June 20 and one critical violation was found. Several containers of over-the-counter medications were outdated. Three non-critical violations were found.

* It'll Do Diner in Halltown was inspected on June 20 and one critical violation was found. There was no warning concerning undercooked food products on the menu. One non-critical violation was found.

* Marionville Elementary School was inspected on June 3 and one critical violation was found. Spigots on two of the three-vat sinks were leaking. One critical violation was found.

* Pace's Kwik Stop in Miller was inspected June 7 and one critical violation was found. A knife was stored between a wall and a cooler. Two non-critical violations were found.

* McDonald's in Mt. Vernon was inspected on June 2 and six critical violations were found. Liquid was draining from the trash container onto the ground; a basting brush was in disrepair; live flies were noted near the dish machine and in other areas; dried debris was stuck to the egg holder and stored with clean equipment; an open employee drink was stored on top of the ice machine; a soft drink line was leaking into a cabinet under the self-serve drink units. Nine non-critical violations were found.

* KFC #55 in Mt. Vernon was inspected June 3 and four critical violations were found. Encrusted food debris was on the splash area of the table- mounted mixer; several flies were noted throughout the facility; dried food debris was inside the bun warmer; the can opener cutting blade was rusty. Eight non-critical violations were found.

A second inspection on June 6 revealed fur critical violations. A cooker unit was not cleaned from a previous operation; spillage was inside the reach-in prep freezer near the pickup window; two holding units were in need of cleaning; two flour holding units were in disrepair. Ten non-critical violations were found.

A third inspection was performed on June 16 and four critical violations were found. The facility was operating on an expired food service permit; live flies were noted between the first and second set of entrance doors; the bun warmer was in need of cleaning; open food containers were found in the walk-in freezer. Ten non-critical violations were found.

* Sonic Drive-In in Mt. Vernon was inspected on June 6 and three critical violations were found. Dried food debris was stuck on the lemon slicer; ice accumulation in the walk-in freezer wall, floor and food containers; food debris was in the bottom of a utensil storage container. Six non-critical violations were found.

Upon re-inspection on June 10, one critical violation was found. Several flies were inside the facility. One non-critical violation was found.

* Alps Food Market in Mt. Vernon was inspected on June 14 and one critical violation was found. Flies were in the bottom of the display cases. Three non-critical violations were found.

* T/A Travel Center in Mt. Vernon was inspected on June 20 and three critical violations were found. Several flies were near the self-service soda area; dried food debris was inside the microwave oven; mustard and ketchup were dried on the ends of the tongs used for hot dogs. Two non-critical violations were found.

* El Azteca Restaurant in Mt. Vernon was inspected on June 21 and three critical violations were found. Food utensils in a drawer had dried debris on them; a pan of hamburgers was left uncovered in the freezer; the freezer was in disrepair. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Mt. Vernon Place Care was inspected on June 27 and two critical violations were found. The spray arm at the dish machine was leaking; several flies were in the food prep area. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Autumn Court in Mt. Vernon was inspected on June 27 and one critical violation was found. Chlorine residual in the dish machine registered zero parts per million. One non-critical violation was found.

* Outback Discount Groceries in Mt. Vernn was inspected on June 28 and one critical violation was found. A box of canned goods were missing labels and dented along the seals.

* Summer Fresh Supermarket in Mt. Vernon was inspected on June 29 and several critical violations occurred throughout the store. In the deli, there were numerous flies in the food prep area; the mixer splash guard was in need of cleaning, and chlorine residual was at 200 parts per million in the dish machine. One non-critical violation was found in that area. In the produce department, one critical violation was found. The hand sink was blocked and inaccessible. One non-critical violation was found in that area. The butcher shop had only one non-critical violation. The retail portion of the store had one critical violation. The back doors and sweep were in need of weather stripping. One non-critical violation was found in that area.

* Bamboo Gardens in Mt. Vernon was inspected on June 30 and three critical violations were found. Bleach and bags of sugar were stored on the same shelf; chlorine residual in the three-vat sink was at zero parts per million; mold was found on a red bell pepper. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Central Elementary in Pierce City was inspected on June 8 and one critical violation was found. Three basting brushes were in disrepair. One non-critical violation was found.

* Casey's General Store in Pierce City was inspected on June 9 and four critical violations were found. Numerous flies were throughout the facility; ice accumulation was on the floor and boxes in the walk-in freezer; the ice dispenser on the soda fountain was in disrepair; the furnace was leaking large amounts of water onto the floor and work area. One non-critical violation was found.

Upon re-inspection on June 14, seven critical violations were found. Line and debris was blowing from a compressor fan onto open food containers in the walk-in freezer; non-labeled bulk foods containers were found in the food prep area; employees were dispensing bulk food products with a utensil having no handle; employees need to keep wiping cloths stored in a sanitizing bucket between uses; gravy in the hot holding unit was not at the proper temperature; food contact surface of the ice scoop was cracked and no longer cleanable. Twelve non-critical violations were found.

A third inspection on June 17 revealed two non-critical violations.

* Verona One Stop was inspected on June 8 and one critical violation was found. The mixer whip had dough stuck in it. Eight non-critical violations were found.



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