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Lawrence County Health Department inspects 37 establishments

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Environmental Services division of the Lawrence County Health Department inspected 37 area food service establishments during the month of May. Of that group, 24 establishments had critical violations and nine had only non-critical violations.

Four facilities had no violations. They were Herrell's Ice in Aurora; London Farm and Garden and Relics Antique Mall in Mt. Vernon, and HIS Gardens in Stotts City.

Facilities having only non-critical issues included: Johnnie's Cup o' Joe, Fraternal Order of Eagles, K. Highwy Liquor and Jim Carr Oil Co., all of Aurora; the Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Baptist Hill Church Camp and That Crazy Redhead's Bakery in Mt. Vernon; and Town and Country Supermarket and the Pierce City Senior Center in Pierce City.

Critical violations were found at 24 establishments:

* Sonic Drive-In, in Aurora, was inspected on May 4 and two critical violations were found. The hot water was shut off to the three-vat sink, dried food debris was on tongs and large spoons stored with clean equipment. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Heritage Harmony House, in Aurora, was inspected on May 10 and four critical violations were found. Food items were not inspected and stored properly when delivered; using eggs from a local farm and not an approved source; the final rinse in the dish machine failed to reach the proper level; dried debris was stuck to the splash area on the large mixer. Seven non-critical violations were found.

* Dine & Dash, in Aurora, was subject to a complaint inspection on May 11 and seven critical violations were found. Glass cleaner was stored next to the coffee cups in the service area; flies were noted in the service bar, salad bar and outside back door areas; an open employee drink container was sitting on a window ledge in the service area; tartar sauce was sitting at room temperature; several soiled wiping cloths were not stored in sanitizing agent between uses; a basting brush was in disrepair; a container of cottage cheese in the reach-in refrigerator was outdated by approximately 14 days. A total of 13 non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on May 15, one critical violation was found. Several flies were noted throughout the facility. One non-critical violation was found.

* Hudson House, in Aurora, was inspected on May 16 and four critical violations were found. The dish machine was leaking into a container on the floor; a basting brush was in disrepair; debris was in the utensil and pan storage containers; the can opener cutting blade was in need of cleaning. Six non-critical violations were found.

* The Coca-Cola Warehouse, in Aurora, was inspected on May 16 and one critical violation was found. Plumbing from an employee hand sink was leaking across the floor. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Subway, at the Aurora Walmart location, was inspected on May 10 and one critical violation was found. Dried, encrusted cheese in the bottom of the pizza cutter container/ holder. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Aurora Family Restaurant, in Aurora, was subject to a complaint inspection on May 29 and six critical violations were found. A hand washing spigot was leaking; an ice cream scoop was stored on the top of the deep freezer in a container of water; chlorine residual in the wiping cloth bucket registered less than 50 parts per million; the door seal on the walk-in refrigerator and freezer and the emergency exit device inside the freezer was in disrepair; mayonnaise and butter on the prep service line was not kept to proper temperature. Six non-critical violations were found.

* McDonald's, in Aurora, was subject to a complaint inspection on May 29 and three critical violations were found. Numerous flies were around the dumpster area due to standing water and garbage on the ground; numerous flies in the dining area; the final rinse in the dish machine registered no sanitizing agent. Eight non-critical violations were found.

* Marionville Elementary School's summer feeding program was inspected on May 29 and two critical violations were found. Dust removers were stored with food containers on a worktable; debris and rust were on a flour sifter stored with clean equipment. One non-critical violation was found.

* El Azteca Mexican Restaurant, in Mt. Vernon, was inspected on May 1 and three critical violations were found. There was no sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket; a container of sauce was left uncovered in the walk-in cooler; chicken was not held to the proper temperature in the hot holding unit. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Pamida #892, in Mt. Vernon, was inspected on May 3 and one critical violation was found. A back-flow prevention device was needed on a hose bib in the lawn and garden area. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Summer Fresh Supermarket, in Mt. Vernon, was inspected on May 2 and four critical violations were found. Chicken strips in the hot holding unit in the deli were not at proper temperature; dried food was on the bakery mixer splash guard; flies were noted throughout the store; toxic product in a spray bottle was stored next to a case of seasoning. Six non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection onMay 15, one non-critical violation was found.

* T/A Travel Center, in Mt. Vernon, was inspected on May 9 and one critical violation was found. Hot dogs were stored in an open box in the walk-in cooler. One non-critical violation was found.

* Bamboo Gardens, in Mt. Vernon, was subject to a complaint inspection on May 14 and four critical violations were found. Four basting brushes were in disrepair; a sink at the prep table was leaking; the drive-through window remained open when not in use; several flies were noted in the dining area. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Mt. Vernon Family Restaurant was subject to a complaint inspection on May 14 and five critical violations were found. An open employee drink container was on the prep table; a faucet near the dish machine was in the dish machine; chlorine residual in the wiping cloth bucket exceeded recommended strength; several flies were noted throughout the facility; the refrigerator door fell off when opened. Five non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on May 18, one critical violation was found. The sanitizing agent in the final rinse of the dish machine registered zero. One non-critical violation was found.

* Taco Palace, in Mt. Vernon, was subject to a complaint inspection on May 18 and six critical violations were found. Several flies were noted in the dining area; a wire strainer was in disrepair; WD-40 was stored with clean equipment; single service cups were not protected from contamination; encrusted sour cream on a dispenser unit inside the refrigerator; the screen door was in disrepair. Four non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on May 21, one critical violation was found. The screen door was in disrepair. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Mt. Vernon Place Care Center, in Mt. Vernon, was inspected on May 18 and one critical violation was found. Several flies were in the food prep area. Two non-critical violations were found.

* KFC/LJS #55, in Mt. Vernon, was inspected on May 21 and five critical violations were found. Two fried chicken breasts were not being held at the proper temperature; several flies were in the dining area and food prep area; dried mashed potatoes were stuck to the splash area on a table-mounted mixer; dried food and debris were in the microwave oven; the door on the walk-in freezer was in disrepair. Seven non-critical violations were found. The facility was subject to a complaint inspection on May 24 and five critical violations were found. Numerous flies were noted throughout the facility; chicken breast in the hot holding unit was not at the proper temperature; boxes of food product were left open in the walk-in freezer; the walk-in door seal was in disrepair; heavy grease accumulation had dried onto bakery sheets and were stored with clean equipment. A total of 11 non-critical violations were found.

* Community of Autumn Court was inspected on May 22 and one critical violation was found. Several flies were in the food prep area. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Red Barn Café and Henhouse Bakery was subject to a complaint inspection on May 22 and four critical violations were found. Sanitizing agent in the final rinse of the dish machine registered zero; the food contact surface inside a large mixing bowl was in poor repair and no longer cleanable; several utensils in the bakery area were in need of re-washing due to prior use; personal medication was stored on shelving with equipment. Nine non-critical violations were found.

* Nae's Diner, in Pierce City, was inspected on May 12 and one critical violation was found. The can opener cutting blade was in need of cleaning. Six non-critical violations were found.

* Casey's General Store #1504, in Pierce City, was inspected on May 15 and three critical violations were found. The cover for the prep refrigerator was in disrepair; BBQ in the hot holding unit was not held to proper temperature; several flies were noted in the facility. Four critical violations were found.

* Pierce City Elementary School's summer feeding program was inspected on May 29 and one critical violation was found. A colander was in disrepair and no longer cleanable. One non-critical violation was found.

* Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant, in Verona, was inspected on May 10 and three critical violations were found. Hamburger patties were stored in the freezer uncovered and undated; a bottle of toxic product was not labeled; chlorine in the wiping cloth bucket registered zero. Two non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on May 16, two critical violations were found. Open rodenticide bait station was in the employee washroom; an employee was scooping ice chips into a basket with bare hands. Three non-critical violations were found.



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