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December food service reports

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Environmental Services division of the Lawrence County Health Department inspected 11 area food service establishments during the month of December. Of that group, nine establishments had critical violations and two had only non-critical violations.

Facilities having only non-critical issues included: Miller Senior Center in Miller and Bud's Donuts in Mt. Vernon.

* McDonald's, in Aurora, was subject to a complaint inspection on Dec. 4 and two critical violations were found. Dried debris was found inside the clean utensil storage container; lint encrusted food debris build-up was on a door hinge and inside the reach-in refrigerator unit at the food preparation area. Eight non-critical violations were found.

* B&P Grocery Store, in Aurora, was inspected on Dec. 11 and one critical violation was found. Two containers of out-dated drugs were found on the sales shelf. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Hardee's Restaurant, in Aurora, was inspected on Dec. 12 and two critical violations were found. Containers of meat were thawing at room temperature underneath the meat slicer; dried debris was found on three ladles stored with clean equipment. Six non-critical violations were found.

* Pizza Hut, in Aurora, was inspected on Dec, 12 and three critical violations were found. The chlorine residual in the wiping cloth bucket at the front service counter was not at recommended levels; debris and mold were on the top rail of the ice machine door; spillage was found in the microwave oven in the preparation area. Eight non-critical violations were found.

* Dine n' Dash, in Aurora, was subject to a complaint inspection on Dec. 19, and seven critical violations were found. Jelly and refrigerated fruit were not from an approved source; chlorine in the wiping cloth bucket exceeded recommended levels; there was splash and spillage in the microwave oven; a basting brush was in disrepair; employees were using the hot holding unit to heat/re-heat food products from the refrigerator; soiled utensils from the grill were stored in soiled single-serve containers; a container of gravy was sitting at room temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. A total of 12 non-critical violations were found. The owner was directed to correct discrepancies by Dec. 20 to prevent the issuance of a closing order.

Upon re-inspection on Dec. 20, one critical violation was found. Chlorine residual in the wiping cloth bucket was in excess of recommended levels. One non-critical violation was found.

* Price Cutter, in Aurora, was subject to a complaint inspection on Dec. 19 and one critical violation was found. Open food containers were in the walk-in units in the deli and butcher shop. Seven non-critical violations were found.

* Galaxy Discothèque, in Monett, was inspected on Dec. 11 and one critical violation was found. The entrance doors were not tight-fitting at the bottom. Two non-critical violations were found.

* El Azteca Mexican Restaurant, in Miller, was subject to a complaint inspection on Dec. 5 and five critical violations were found. Meat in the hot holding unit was not held to proper temperature; splash and spillage was found in the microwave oven; open food containers were found in the walk-in refrigerator and upright freezer units; the can opener cutting blades were in need of cleaning; a female employee was using bare hands in handling food product at the warmer unit. A total of 11 non-critical violations were found.

Upon re-inspection on Dec. 14, one non-critical violation was found.

* Bamboo Gardens, in Mt. Vernon, was inspected on Dec. 10 and one critical violation was found. The ice cream machine was out of order. Three non-critical violations were found.

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