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LawCo eateries receive inspections in September

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Environmental Services division of the Lawrence County Health Department inspected 51 area food service establishments during the month of September. Of that group, 25 establishments had critical violations, 11 had no critical or non-critical violations and 16 had only non-critical violations.

Facilities having only non-critical issues included: Robinson Elementary School, Pate Early Childhood Center and The Strike Zone, all of Aurora; Freistatt Farmer's Exchange in Freistatt; Dairy Queen and Marionville High School in Marionville; the Relax Inn breakfast bar, Super 8 breakfast bar, Hometown Pharmacy, Mt. Vernon High School, Mt. Vernon Intermediate School and Red Monkey Foods in Mt. Vernon; Pierce City Central Elementary School, Pierce City High School and Lucy's Coffee Shop and Cafe in Pierce City; and Verona R-7 School in Verona.

Facilities having no violations included: Robinson Intermediate School and Aurora High School in Aurora; Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt; Murphy's Orchard in Marionville; Miller R-2 Elementary School, Marshiano's Olden Time Pizza, Round Grove Baptist Church and Miller Lions Club in Miller; The Cake Cottage and Fraternal Order of Eagles #4362 in Mt. Vernon; and the GRIP Boys Home in Verona.

Critical violations were found at 25 establishments:

* Dairy Queen in Monett was inspected Sept. 1 and five critical violations were found. An employee's personal belongings were stored on a shelf with food product; an open drink container was sitting next to the microwave oven; the back door was cracked open, making it possible for flies to enter the facility; debris was on the can opener cutting blade; several flies were noted within the facility. Four non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection Sept. 6, two non-critical violations were found. Upon change of ownership Sept. 14, no violations were found.

* Herd's General Store was inspected Sept. 1 and two critical violations were found. Numerous flies were inside the facility; mold growth was found on the inside of the ice machine. Five non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection Sept. 12, no violations were found.

* Ramey #5 was subject to a complaint inspection on Sept. 6 and two critical violations were found. Encrusted grease was on all the pans stored on a shelf under the deli steam table; sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket was below the required level in the deli. Eight non-critical violations were found.

* Monett Intermediate School was inspected on Sept. 20 and three critical violations were found. After being washed in the dish machine, some bowls still had food stuck to the food contact surface; a table mounted mixer was in need of cleaning; two basting brushes were in need of replacement. Six non-critical violations were found.

* Monett High School was inspected Sept. 20 and one critical violation was found. Two basting brushes were in need of replacement. Two non-critical violations were found.

* St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City was inspected Sept. 15 and two critical violations were found. Numerous flies were noted throughout the kitchen; the sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket was at zero parts per million. Two non-critical violations were found.

* McDonald's in Aurora was inspected Sept. 1 and two critical violations were found. A live fly was feeding in the burrito mix on the service line; the spigot at the employee hand sink was in disrepair. Five non-critical violations were found. A subsequent inspection on Sept. 16 revealed three critical violations. The spigot at the employee hand sink was in disrepair, a reoccurring offense; wiping cloths were not being stored in the bucket between uses; one plastic food container was in disrepair. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Hardee's in Aurora was inspected Sept. 7 and five critical violations were found. Flies were observed in the men's restroom and at the outside grease storage container; the large oven near the meat slicer was in need of cleaning; ice cream dippers' food contact surfaces were no longer cleanable; two ovens near the three-vat sink were heavily encrusted; the employee hand sink and the three-vat sink were leaking. Nine non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection Sept. 12, two non-critical violations were found.

* Honey Creek Golf Club snack bar in Aurora was inspected Sept. 7 and one critical violation was found. There was mold growth in the ice machine.

* Braum's Ice Cream #285 in Aurora was inspected Sept. 12 and seven critical violations were found. Flies were noted at the service line; heavy leakage was observed under the self service counter; the hand sink and three-vat sink will not shut off; wiping cloth sanitizing agent was below the required level; urinal in the men's restroom was non-operational; food was thawing at room temperature; plastic food inserts at the service line were in need of cleaning or replacement where necessary. A total of 14 non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection Sept. 16, one critical violation was found. Heavy leakage continued under the self service line. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Aurora Junior High School was inspected Sept. 14 and one critical violation was found. Numerous flies were observed throughout the food prep area. One non-critical violation was found. Upon re-inspection Sept. 28, one non-critical violation was found.

* Sonic Drive-In in Aurora was inspected Sept. 22 and six critical violations were found. Water was leaking at the hose connection at the three-vat sink; mold growth and slime buildup was found inside one prep refrigerator; a plastic food container was in disrepair; an open container of meat patties was found inside the walk-in freezer; two spatulas were in disrepair; grease and debris buildup was on a food dicer stored with clean equipment. A total of 13 non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection Sept. 26, one critical violation was found. The inside of the prep refrigerator was no longer cleanable due to pits and grooves. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Next Stop #4 in Aurora was subject to a complaint inspection on Sept. 23 and three critical violations were found. Open food containers were stored in the reach-in freezer; the employee hand sink was inaccessible; pizza cutters were not being cleaned after each use. Nine non-critical violations were found.

* Aurora Family Restaurant in Aurora was inspected Sept. 23. Seven critical violations were found. An open box of food product was stored in the walk-in freezer; a container of hash browns was stored on top of sausages; a bowl of food product was stored on top of raw steaks; a scoop used to dispense bulk product had no handles; dried food was stuck on the dicer unit; sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket registered zero parts per million; open employee drink container were on the food prep table. Nine non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection, four critical violations were found. Food debris was on a knife blade stored in a clean utensil drawer; sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket registered zero parts per million; two spatulas were in disrepair; three uncovered food containers were in the walk-in refrigerator. Nine non-critical violations were found.

* Variedades Lupita in Aurora was inspected Sept 26 and two critical violations were found. Produce was not fit for human consumption; mold growth was found on the refrigerator door seal. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Marionville School was inspected Sept. 13 and one critical violation was found. The sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket registered zero parts per million. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Miller R-2 High School was inspected Sept. 13 and three critical violations were found. Frozen products were being thawed at room temperature in the three-vat sink; sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket registered zero parts per million; the hot water would not shut off at the pre-flush spray arm.

* The Suzy Q in Miller was inspected Sept. 26 and four critical violations were found. A fly swatter was stored in equipment container with a fry basket; spillage in the microwave oven; ice cream scoops in the dipper well were not clean; the hand sink in the employee bathroom was inaccessible. A total of 13 non-critical violations were found.

* Mazzio's Pizza in Mt.. Vernon was inspected Sept. 1 and three critical violations were found. Several flies were in the food prep area, dining room and restrooms; the door seal on the two-door cooler was molded; an open employee drink container was in the food prep area. Three non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection Sept. 20, three non-critical violations were found.

* Bamboo Gardens in Mt. Vernon was inspected Sept. 12 and three critical violations were found. The back door was fixed in an open position; an employee drink cup was on a bottom shelf; the sanitizing agent in the wiping coth bucket was not at the proper strength. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Mt. Vernon Middle School was inspected Sept. 2 and two critical violations were found. Rust was on a basting brush; a dead rodent was on the floor near the water heater/equipment room next to the food service area. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Mt. Vernon Elementary School was inspected Sept. 22 and one critical violation was found. The bottom seal on the exit door was in disrepair. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Hungry House Cafe in Sarcoxie was inspected Sept. 22 and six critical violations were found. The employee hand sink was inaccessible; a knife was being stored in a crevice between equipment at the service line; several wiping cloths were scattered throughout the cafe and not stored in sanitizing agent between uses; a package of cigarettes was on the work table; unwrapped meat patties were stored on top of an open box in the meat freezer; employees personal items were stored on a work table in the bakery. Eleven non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection Sept. 29, two critical violations were found. Food utensils were in disrepair; several flies were in the food prep area and near the back door. Four non-critical violations were found.



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