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Eatery inspectors find issues in LawCo facilities in Nov.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Environmental Services division of the Lawrence County Health Department inspected 29 area food service establishments during the month of November. Of that group, 18 establishments had critical violations and 10 had only non-critical violations.

Three facilities had no violations. They were: Granny K's in Marionville; and Williams Creek Winery and The Palace, both in Mt. Vernon.

Facilities having only non-critical issues included: Braum's Dairy Store and Starbucks Coffee in Aurora; Brittain's Store in Everton; It'll Do Diner in Halltown; Viking USA (Boothill #520), Rocco's Pizza and Dollar General Store in Marionville; The Suzy Q and Mingles in Miller; and Keen Bean Roasters in Mt. Vernon.

Critical violations were found at 18 establishments:

* China Village in Aurora was inspected Nov. 1 and three critical violations were found. Backflow prevention devices were needed on hoses; an open employee drink cup was in the food prep area; a plastic food container containing chicken was in disrepair. One non-critical violations was found. A complaint inspection was conducted on Nov. 22 and six violations were found. An open employee drink cup was on the food prep table; numerous rodent droppings were found in the dry storage area; grease accumulation was found on the metal grid used at the buffet table; chlorine residual in the wiping cloth bucket registered at zero parts per million; there was an uncovered container of intermixed fried foods in the deep freeze; employee food items were intermixed with restaurant food items in the reach-in refrigerator. Three non-critical violations were found. A subsequent inspection on Nov. 29 revealed one critical violation. Kimchi in the refrigerator was from an unapproved source. One non-critical violation was found.

* Pizza Hut in Aurora was inspected on Nov. 10 and three critical violations were found. Food was stuck to utensils stored with clean equipment; the spray nozzle at the dish machine was leaking and temporary repairs were made with a rag; dried food was found on a sandwich tray. Upon re-inspection on Nov. 5, the spray nozzle at the dish machine was leaking and temporary repairs were made with a rag. Two non-critical violations were also found.

* McDonald's in Aurora was subject to a complaint inspection on Nov. 16 and four critical violations were found. Several flies were in the dining area; dried oatmeal was on a spoon stored with clean equipment; lemon was stuck in a dicer stored with clean equipment; there was mold growth in the ice dispenser at the self-service counter. Eight non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on Nov. 18, one non-critical violations was found.

* Aurora Family Restaurant was inspected following a remodel on Nov. 28 and five critical violations were found. A pan of bacon was stored uncovered in the walk-in cooler; food products were stores improperly in the upright freezer; dried food debris was found on a knife blade stored on a magnetic strip in the food prep area; chlorine residual in the wiping cloth bucket registered at zero parts per million; water was shut off to the hand sink preventing employees from washing their hands as required.

* Baumer's Food Mart in Halltown was inspected on Nov 10 and four critical violations were found. The inside of the microwave oven was in need of cleaning; meat was thawing at room temperature; employees were not storeing cloths in wiping cloth bucket between uses; two basting brushes were in disrepair. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Casey's General Store #2863 in Marionville was inspected Nov. 2 and three critical violations were found. Live flies were on the food prep and work table in the deli preparation area; single service paper cups were being used to dispense bulk food items in the walk-in freezer; encrusted debris was built up on the dispenser nozzle of the soft dessert machine A total of 13 non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on Nov. 10, one critical violation was found. Employees were using a utensil without a handle to dispense several different types of product in the deli. A total of five non-critical violations were found.

* Bamboo House in Marionville was inspected on Nov. 7 and two critical violations were found. A door seal on the refrigerator was in disrepair; a container of toxic product was not labeled. Four non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on Nov 29, one critical violation was found. Medication was sitting on the food prep area. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Pace's Qwik Stop in Miller was inspected on Nov. 17 and one critical violations was found. One type of over-the-counter medication was outdated. Two non-critical violations were found.

*Stop n' Shop in Mt. Vernon was inspected on Nov. 2 and one critical violations was found. One type of children's pain reliever was outdated. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Country Junction in Mt. Vernon was inspected on Nov. 2 and one critical violation was found. Rodent droppings were in the store room. One non-critical violations was found.

* El Azteca Restaurant in Mt. Vernon was inspected on Nov. 8 and five critical violations were found. Dried food debris was stuck to tongs and a strainer stored with the clean equipment; food products were stored uncovered in the walk-in cooler; dried food was stuck inside the microwave oven; food debris was on the bottom of the food utensil drawer and tub; fried peppers were stored on a towel in the walk-in cooler. Eight non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on Nov. 16, two critical violations were found. Chlorine residual in the wiping cloth bucket registered in excess of 200 parts per million; two knives in the food prep area had dried debris stuck on the cutting blades. Three non-critical violations were found.

* ALPS in Mt. Vernon was inspected on Nov. 8 and one critical violation was found. Dead flies were in the bottom of freezer display cases. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Mt. Vernon Family Restaurant was inspected on Nov 14 and six critical violations were found. Several flies were found in the restrooms; two containers of insecticide were stored with clean equipment; a waffle iron stored in the employee break area was encrusted with food; wiping cloths were not stored in sanitizer between uses; several open food containers were stored in the walk-in refrigerator; potentially hazardous food was stored in a refrigerator without date markings. A total of 12 non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on Nov. 15, one critical violation was found. Potentially hazardous foods in the refrigerator need to be dated. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Outback Discount Groceries in Mt. Vernon was inspected on Nov. 22 and two critical violations were found. One type of over-the-counter medication was outdated; three containers of canned goods were in disrepair. One non-critical violation was found.

* Family Dollar Store in Mt. Vernon was inspected on Nov. 23 and one critical violation was found. Plumbing on the drinking fountain was in disrepair. One non-critical violation was found.

* Verona One Stop in Verona was inspected on Nov. 8 and 12 critical violations were found. Open employee drink containers were in the food prep area and on the work counter; debris was on tongs used at the hot holding service cabinet and the utensils were stored in a cardboard box; cigarette and ash trays were found in the food prep and dishwashing area; open food containers were found in three refrigeration units; a grease seal was leaking on the mixer with possible leakage into a mixing bowl during food prep; spray cleaner was stored with food containers in the pizza prep area; food contact surface on the pizza prep table was not smooth and easily cleaned; some over-the-counter drugs were outdated; drainage from a compressor unit was leaking onto beer containers in the walk-in refrigerator creating a contamination problem; employees were using a two-vat sink to wash hands and equipment; equipment was not being washed, rinsed and sanitized in the proper manner. Eight non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on Nov. 9, two critical violations were found. Drainage from a compressor unit was leaking onto beer containers in the walk-in refrigerator creating a contamination problem; equipment was not being washed, rinsed and sanitized in the proper manner. Two non-critical violations were found. A subsequent inspection took place on Nov. 22 and four critical violations were found. A spigot on a four-vat sink remains in disrepair; employee's tobacco was stored in the food prep refrigerator; the inside of the ice machine was in need of cleaning; equipment was not being washed, rinsed and sanitized after use. Six non-critical violations were found.



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