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Lawrence County food inspections for September

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Environmental Services division of the Lawrence County Health Department inspected 32 area food service establishments during the month of September. Of that group, 27 establishments had critical violations and four had only non-critical violations.

Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt had no violations.

Facilities having only non-critical issues included: Marionville High School, Monett High School, Pierce City High School and Verona School.

Critical violations were found at 27 establishments:

* Monett Park Central Elementary School was inspected on Sept. 20 and two critical violations were found. Faucets were leaking at the three-vat and two-vat sinks; there was ice accumulation on boxes of food product in the walk-in freezer. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Casey's General Store #1368 in Aurora was inspected on Sept. 5 and one critical violation was found. Boxes of donuts were left open in the walk-in freezer. One non-critical violation was found.

* Rapid Roberts in Aurora was inspected on Sept. 5 and one critical violation was found. Rodent droppings were found in the storage cabinet under the self-service drink counter. Five non-critical violations were found.

* Casey's General Store #1324 in Aurora was inspected on Sept. 6 and one critical violation was found. Mold was inside the ice machine. One non-critical violation was found.

* Casey's General Store #1271 in Aurora was inspected on Sept. 6 and one critical violation was found. Several flies were noted in the food prep area and near the front door. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Pate Early Childhood Center was inspected on Sept. 11 and one critical violation was found. A wooden roller was cracked. Four non-critical violations were found.

* Aurora Junior High School was inspected on Sept. 11 and three critical violations were found. Several flies were in the food prep area; the dish machine steam wasn't venting to the outside properly; food in the hot holding unit was not held to proper temperature. Two non-critical violations were found. Upon a complaint re-inspection on Sept. 24, one critical violation was found. Numerous flies were in the cafeteria. One non-critical violation was found.

* Aurora High School was inspected on Sept. 13 and one critical violation was found. Several flies were in the serving area. One non-critical violation was found.

* Robinson Elementary School in Aurora was inspected on Sept. 13 and one critical violation was found. The handle on the Vulcan oven was in need of repair.

* Robinson Intermediate School in Aurora was inspected on Sept. 13 and one critical violation was found. Several flies were in the food prep area. One non-critical violation was found.

* Your Pizza Place in Aurora was inspected on Sept. 17 and three critical violations were found. There was too much sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket; there were numerous fruit flies throughout the facility; the faucet at the mop sink was in disrepair. Three non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on Sept. 24, two non-critical violations were found.

* McDonald's in Aurora was subject to a complaint inspection on Sept. 18 and two critical violations were found. Dead flies were found in the door rail above the ice machine door; spillage and debris was inside the reach-in refrigerator. Four non-critical violations were found. A subsequent complain inspection was conducted on Sept. 26 and two critical violations were found. Several live and dead flies were noted near the restrooms and trash containers; the walk-in freezer unit was malfunctioning. Four non-critical violations were found.

* Pao's Chinese Restaurant in Aurora was inspected on Sept. 20 and one critical violation was found. The hot water was shut off to the hand sink and three-vat sink. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Marionville School was inspected on Sept. 12 and one critical violation was found. There was an unlabeled bottle of toxic spray. One non-critical violation was found.

* Murphy's Orchard in Marionville was inspected on Sept. 19 and two critical violations were found. A cider sample tested on Sept. 8 failed to meet current laboratory guidelines; numerous gnats were found in the processing area and the door seal on the exit was in disrepair. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Miller Elementary School was inspected on Sept. 28 and one critical violation was found. Several flies were in the food prep area. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Miller High School was inspected on Sept. 28 and two critical violations were found. Flies were in the food prep area and the milk cooler; plumbing at the three-vat sink was in disrepair. Four non-critical violations were found.

* Mt. Vernon Family Restaurant was inspected on Sept. 9 and five critical violations were found. There was no hot water at the employee hand sink; there was improper storage of food in the walk-in freezer; there was an unlabeled bottle of toxic spray; the faucet at the three-vat sink would not shut off; there was too much sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket. Four non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on Sept. 7, three critical violations were found. Cough drops were stored with bread; an egg slicer and handle on the meat slicer were in disrepair; there was mold on the inside surface of the ice machine. Four non-critical violations were found.

A subsequent inspection on Sept. 24 revealed seven critical violations. There was too much sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket; uncovered food products were stored in the walk-in cooler; the faucet at the three-vat sink would not shut off; fly spray was stored on the shelf with food product; an open drink cup was sitting in the food prep area; a jacket was hanging on the food shelving; dried food debris was on the can opener blade and meat slicer. Six non-critical violations were found.

* Panda House in Mt. Vernon was inspected on Sept. 6 and four critical violations were found. An open drink was sitting on the food prep table; a scoop without a handle was being used to scoop cashews; food products stored in the refrigerator were labeled 8/28; food items were stored uncovered and unprotected in the deep freezer. Upon re-inspection on Sept. 11, one critical violation was found. There was too much sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket. One non-critical violation was found.

* Eli's Short Stop was inspected on Sept. 10 and one critical violation was found. Flies were noted inside the facility. One non-critical violation was found.

* Bamboo Gardens was subject to a complaint inspection on Sept. 20 and four critical violations were found. An open drink cup and cookies were sitting on the food prep table; there was too much sanitizing agent in the wiping cloth bucket; a bowl was being used to scoop beef; a faucet at the two-vat sink was in disrepair. Three non-critical violations were found. Upon re-inspection on Sept. 27, four critical violations were found. A faucet at the two-vat sink was in disrepair; an energy drink was stored in the walk-in cooler and in the small prep cooler; a plate was being used to scoop bulk rice; banana bread was sitting on the food prep table on arrival. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Mt. Vernon Elementary School was inspected on Sept. 24 and two critical violations were found. Milk in the open reach-in refrigerator was too hot; an ice scoop was stored unprotected between uses. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Mt. Vernon Middle School was inspected on Sept. 24 and three critical violations were found. Several flies were found on the window ledge near the deep freezer; a cup without a handle was being used to dispense bulk powdered milk; a single service tin can was being used to prepare food products. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Mt. Vernon High School was inspected on Sept. 27 and one critical violation was found. Sanitizing agent in a spray bottle was in excess of recommended levels. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Mt. Vernon Intermediate School was inspected on Sept. 27 and one critical violation was found. The water heater was leaking.

* Pierce City Central Elementary School was inspected on Sept. 18 and one critical violation was found. Several flies were in the food prep area. Two non-critical violations were found.

* St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City was inspected on Sept. 18 and one critical violation was found. Daylight was visible under the back door. One non-critical violation was found.



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