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Area restaurants, stores hit with multiple health-code violations

• Jan 1, 2019 at 10:00 PM

Here are the results of health department inspections of Huron County food establishments and schools in November:

Food establishments

No violations

Borgers USA-MKT C; 400 Industrial Parkway, Norwalk; Nov. 2, standard inspection — No violations.

Miller’s Market; 117 Whittlesey St., Norwalk; Nov. 2, follow-up inspection — No violations.

Wendy’s; 114 Walton Blvd., Willard; Nov. 2, follow-up inspection — No violations.

Domino’s; 81 E. Main St., Norwalk; Nov. 6, standard inspection — No violations.

Norwalk Memorial Home of FTMC; 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; Nov. 8, standard inspection — No violations.

Sheri’s Coffee House (FTMC); 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; Nov. 8, standard inspection — No violations.

Wendy’s; 114 Walton Blvd., Willard; Nov. 9, follow-up inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: Vent covers replaced. Complaint closed.

The Carriage House of FTMC; 175 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk; Nov. 13, standard inspection — No violations.

East of Chicago; 56 Stower Lane Suite A, Norwalk; Nov. 15, standard inspection — No violations.

Arby’s; 106 E. Walton St., Willard; Nov. 26, standard inspection — No violations.

Subway; 240A W. Walton, Willard; Nov. 26, standard inspection — No violations.

Taco Bell; 102 E. Walton St., Willard; Nov. 26, standard inspection — No violations.

Hound Dog Hop; 195 Sandusky St., Plymouth; Nov. 27, standard inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: Facility is closed. Has not opened all year.

Autoplas; 560 Goodrich Road, Bellevue; operator, Arnold Vending Company; Nov. 28, standard inspection — No violations.

Int’t Metal Hose; 520 Goodrich Road, Bellevue; operator, Arnold Vending Company; Nov. 28, standard inspection — No violations.

Magretech; 4600 County Road 177, Bellevue; operator, Arnold Vending Company; Nov. 28, standard inspection — No violations.

Tower 2, Breakroom; 630 Southwest St., Bellevue; operator, Arnold Vending Company; Nov. 28, standard inspection — No violations.

Wilbert Manufacturing; Southwest St., Bellevue; operator, Arnold Vending Company; Nov. 28, standard inspection — No violations.

Christie Lane Cafeteria; 306 S. Norwalk Road, Norwalk; Nov. 29, standard inspection — No violations.

 

Violations

Casa Fiesta; 344 Milan Ave., Norwalk; Nov. 1, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Raw chicken was observed to be stored above raw beef in the walk-in cooler; raw shell eggs were also being kept above ready-to-eat (RTE) cheese in the walk-in cooler. Sanitarian had employee move all raw chicken containers to the shelf below beef and pork and move the raw shell eggs to the bottom shelf below cheese; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Refrigerated, RTE, time/temperature controlled for safety (TCS) foods not properly date marked. Employee identified all food items in cooler without a date mark on them to have been prepared Oct. 31. Employee was instructed to put a date mark on all containers during inspection; Violation: A box of tomatoes were observed in the walk-in cooler that were in bad condition. Throw out any tomatoes that are no longer able to be served or used to make salsa; Violation: A bin of tortilla chips and containers of frozen foods in a prep freezer did not have a protective covers over top of them. Cover all tortilla bins when they are not in use and cover any items in cold holding or in freezer to protect them from contamination; Violation: Several dirty wiping cloths were observed on top of the dishwashing machine. Do not keep dirty wiping cloths out where they can contaminate clean dishware and surfaces; Violation: Corrected during inspection — A serving spoon was observed inside a container of fresh salsa in the walk-in cooler with the handle in the food product. Employee removed spoon and placed it with the dirty dishware; Violation: No sanitizer test kit available at the three-compartment sink in the bar. Keep test strips by all warewashing sinks and machines; Violation: Floor and wall junctures not properly coved or closed underneath dishwasher and throughout the prep/dishwashing room. Seal floor/wall junctures with plastic molding in the dishwashing/prep room; Violation: No protective shielding on lights in food prep area by the grill and over top of cheese hot holding units. Place protective covering around all lights in food prep area.

Miller’s Market; 117 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; Nov. 1, follow-up inspection — Violation: Repeat — Observed that fruit and ready meal end cap cooler was not maintaining foods at 41 degrees F.

Expressions; 1301 U.S. 250 N., New London; Nov. 2, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — No person in charge present in food facility during inspection. At least one person must be present at all times of operation who has taken Level 1 food safety course; Violation: Bar area does not have a dedicated hand washing sink; Violation: Facility’s dumpster is stored on grass. Dumpster must be stored on concrete or asphalt.

Tin Shed; 6 Myrtle Ave., Willard; Nov. 2, follow-up inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — No person in charge present in food facility during inspection. Manager does not have Level 1 food safety training as is required. At least one staff member trained in Level 1 food safety training must be present at all times of operation; Violation: Repeat — No written procedures for vomiting or diarrheal events; Violation: Repeat — Sanitizer test kit is water damaged and expired in 2013. Obtain and use new quaternary ammonia test strips.

Jimmy’s Backyard BBQ; 201 Milan Ave. Suite E, Norwalk; Nov. 6, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — A package of hot dogs were in the walk-in cooler without a date mark. Person in charge stated that the hot dogs had been opened on Nov. 3. Sanitarian said she could put that date on the package and keep them for the remainder of the seven-day cold holding period; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — A sausage link was observed in the walk-in cooler with a date mark of Oct. 28. Person in charge discarded the sausage link during inspection.

Elks; 209 Dale Ave., Willard; Nov. 8, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Shellstock tags improperly removed from the container. Raw clams in the walk-in freezer were removed from the original container and no identifying information was available. Clams were removed from customer sale; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — TCS foods not being hot held at the proper temperature. Items were either reheated or disposed; Violation: Critical — TCS foods not being cold held at the proper temperature. Items were disposed; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS food not properly discarded when required. All foods were disposed; Violation: Critical — Consumer is not properly advised of the risk of consuming raw or undercooked animal foods. No consumer advisory present on the written menu, although steaks are offered rare. Consumer advisory statement must be added to menu with asterisks indicating foods falling under the advisory; Violation: Critical — Ice machine and ice holding unit are both indirectly connected to the wastewater system via an air break. A registered plumber must repair the drain pipe configuration such that there is an air gap; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Mop sink has an attached hose without any backflow preventer. Hose detached at time of inspection. Hose cannot be attached until a proper backflow is installed; Violation: Facility does not have a person with level two certification in food protection; Violation: There is no handwashing sink in the bar area; Violation: Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Unnecessary chemicals stored on premises. Bottle of spectracide bug stop was removed from premises; Violation: Repeat — No thin probe thermometer available. Obtain a thin tipped or digital thermometer; Violation: Repeat — Observed  facility has a non-commercial grade microwave and several roasters. Use commercial grade steam tables. Facility has a non-commercial grade reach-in freezer; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Steam table on buffet was not maintaining foods at 135 degrees F or above. Unit was reset, was later measured at 167 degrees F and approved for use at higher setting; Violation: Repeat — No sanitizer test kit available. Obtain quaternary ammonia test strips; Violation: Ceilings in the kitchen and above the buffet area are not smooth and easily cleanable. Walls in mop sink closet are smooth and easily cleanable.

Fisher Titus Medical Center; 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; Nov. 8, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Ice dispenser on the second floor kitchenette had a build-up of mold/mildew on inside of plastic dispensing component. Person in charge put in a call to maintenance director to have ice machine cleaned asap; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Concentration of sanitizing sink of three-compartment sink was observed to be less than 100 PPM. Sanitizer was added to bring concentration to 200 PPM during inspection.

Pizza Hut; 246 W. Main St., Bellevue; Nov. 8, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — TCS foods not being cold held at the proper temperature. TCS foods found above 45 degrees F were disposed; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection —  RTE, TCS foods not properly discarded when required. Salami was disposed; Violation: Top right corner of the prep table is not maintaining foods at 41 degrees F or below. Unit must be repaired and checked by a health inspector prior to storage of TCS foods in the top right compartment.

Wil-Ply-New VFW Post 3430; 19 Woodland Ave., Willard; Nov. 8, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed an accumulation of mold/mildew in the ice machine. Machine must be drained, washed, rinsed and sanitized and checked by health inspector prior to re-use. Create a regular cleaning schedule for ice machine; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — TCS food not properly discarded when required. Meatballs and hot dogs disposed; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS foods not properly date marked. Items were disposed; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Two bottles of spray chemical had no common name labeled. Bottles were labeled by person in charge during inspection; Violation: Critical — Observed that three-compartment sink, which is also used as a vegetable prep sink, has an air break, not air gap. A registered plumber must install an air gap; Violation: Observed several crock pots in the kitchen; household microwave in kitchen; and new chest freezer that appeared to be non-commercial grade; Violation: Observed that bar area floors are covered with interlocking foam pads. These are not smooth and easily cleanable as required.

Wired Coffee Bar LLC; 421 E. Walton St., Willard; Nov. 9, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed milk in insulated container on counter at 46 degrees F Person in charge disposed of remaining milk during inspection; Violation: Critical — Improper air gap on ice machine drain line. An air gap must be installed in drain line; Violation: Repeat — Observed employees without hair restrained; Violation: Observed noncommercial grade microwave; Violation: Observed uncovered trash receptacle in restroom; Violation: Observed unshielded spotlights over serving and preparation area.

Domino’s Pizza; 215 Myrtle Ave., Willard; Nov. 13, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection —Sanitizing solution auto dispenser was dispensing sanitizer below 200 PPM during inspection. Mixing dispenser unit replaced with alternate flow component during inspection, corrected sanitizer strength during inspection; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed Scotch Guard containers placed over water bottles in storage area. Containers moved elsewhere during inspection.

La Perlita; 202 Myrtle Ave., Willard; Nov. 13, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — No person in charge present in food facility during inspection. Obtain level 1 food safety training; Violation: Observed bulk candied fruit for sale without prominently displayed ingredient information. Obtain and provide ingredient information next to bulk foods; Violation: Label on a food packaged in-house did not contain all required information. Foods were removed from service during inspection for re-labeling; Violation: Observed a non-commercial grade chest freezer in the front of the store used to store frozen Popsicle products; also a non-commercial grade chest freezer in the back room. Obtain commercial grade equipment; Violation: Observed ceiling tiles above the self-service table are not smooth and easily cleanable, but are porous. Obtain and install cleanable ceiling tiles; Violation: Some lights did not have protective shielding. Obtain and install light covers.

Senior Enrichment Services; 130 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk; Nov. 13, standard inspection — Violation: Corrected during inspection — Raw whole turkeys were being thawed in standing water in the walk-in sink. Frozen foods must be thawed in an approved method, such as in a cooler, under running water, in a microwave, or cooked directly from the frozen state. Turkeys were still partly frozen and were placed in a cooler to continue thawing during inspection.

Gemminis, Inc., doing business as Casa Bravos; 203 Cline St., Norwalk; Nov. 14, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Shellstock tags improperly removed from the container. Scallops in the prep cooler top were without shellstock tag. Person in charge obtained receipts to verify source, so scallops were kept. In future, tags must be maintained on the container until shellstock is consumed and must be kept on file for 90 days from that date; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Food not properly protected from contamination by separation, packaging, and segregation. Foods were rearranged to be stored in proper drip order; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed can opener blade is dirty. Can opener was washed; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS foods not properly date marked. Labels applied during inspection; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — RET, TCS foods not properly discarded when required. Burro sauce disposed; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed cleaning agents stored over drink containers. Chemicals were moved to a lower shelf; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed some kind of flying insect in an old and unused container of dried chipotle peppers. There were no other pest issues observed. Chipotles were disposed. Facility already uses an alternate pre-hydrated pre-packaged chipotle product for relevant dishes; Violation: Critical — Observed spray nozzle in dishwashing area hanging below flood level rim. Observed air break on three-compartment sink drain line in bar area (used to wash lemons and limes). Person in charge decided that sink will no longer be used for washing lemons/limes and facility will instead pre-wash produce in the main kitchen air-gapped vegetable sink. Observed air broken drain line for ice chest at front drink station. Spray nozzle must be shortened or otherwise raised to create sufficient air gap. Air broken drain line must be raised to meet air gap requirements; Violation: Observed kitchen staff without hair restraint while plating chips; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Observed a litter scoop being used to plate chips; some sterilite containers being used for storage of tomatoes and onions in the walk-in cooler in direct contact with food; household microwave, chest freezer and reach-in cooler. Person in charge must obtain food and commercial grade utensils, containers and equipment; Violation: Cold water was not available at hand washing sink by walk-in cooler. Plumber has been scheduled to visit today to resolve this issue; Violation: Observed loose coving behind stoves; open hole in wall for valve access under dishwashing sink area; porous ceiling tiles in areas over the bar, chip station/ice machine and server drink station in front; damaged floor tiles in dish area; and floor in the back water heater area has been repaired but not sealed/painted. Repair/replace as necessary to ensure all surfaces are smooth and easily cleanable; Violation: Observed one light fixture missing protective cover in cooking area. Replace cover.

Care Works, Inc.; 18 Old State Road, Norwalk; Nov. 15, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed container of sanitizer placed in and blocking hand washing sink. Container removed from stink to allow accessibility; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Hot water for mechanical sanitization is below required temperature. Until unit is repaired, it may be used for washing only and then utensils must be manually rinsed and sanitized; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS foods not properly date marked. Items were either marked or disposed; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS food not properly discarded when required. Containers disposed of during inspection; Violation: Main women’s bathroom faucet, left hand faucet in toddler classroom bathroom, and faucet in toddler room all flowed less than 15 seconds; Violation: Observed three cans of Raid. Removed from facility; Violation: Observed uncovered disposable plates and bowls on counter which were not inverted to protect from contamination; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Clean linens stored under sink drain pipes under kitchen sink. Linens were moved during inspection; Violation: Observed popcorn in old milk jug. Use a commercial grade food container for this purpose. Observed noncommercial popcorn popper and cooler used for infant milk; Violation: High temp dishwasher is not reaching sanitization temperatures. Unit must be repaired and checked by a health inspector prior to use for sanitization; Violation: Obtain max-registering thermometer or temperature stickers to verify that high temp dishwasher is in fact reaching the correct temperature for sanitization; Violation: Three-compartment sink not available for manually washing, rinsing and sanitizing of utensils. Observed two-compartment sink in kitchen area; Violation: No covered receptacle in women’s restroom.

McDonald’s; 19 Milan Ave., Norwalk; Nov. 16, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Raw bacon stored above RTE eggs and pancakes in walk-in cooler. Raw bacon moved to a lower shelf; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection —Chlorine sanitizing solution at incorrect concentration. Sanitizer solution immediately replaced by person in charge; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed a build-up of material on can opener blade. Observed dried milk build-up on scissors used to open dairy bags. Objects cleaned at time of inspection; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Butter pats covered by time controlled for safety HACCP plan were kept past the disposal time as marked on the container. Butter was disposed; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Cups for drive thru auto pop dispenser area being refilled. Staff member was touching the inside food contact surface of the top cup with bare hands. Top cup that was contaminated was disposed and employee informed of the rule; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Single-service ketchup cups stored in the cabinets under the customer pop dispensers below hanging drainage lines of pop machines. Items were moved out from under machine lines; Violation: Observed drop ceiling tiles in front service line which were not easily cleanable.

Circle K; 221 W. Main St., Bellevue; Nov. 20, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Person in charge unable to demonstrate knowledge of cleaning and sanitizing; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed motor oil containers placed over food products in back office area. Moved during inspection; Violation: Corrected during inspection — No soap dispenser at sink next to three-compartment sink. Soap dispenser was filled at time of inspection; Violation: Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Empty dispenser for towels in back area nest to three-compartment sink. Reloaded during inspection; Violation: Person in charge indicated tongs were being washed in a hand washing sink and were not being properly sanitized. Notified person in charge that the three-compartment sink should be used for properly cleaning of utensils; Violation: Observed build-up of material behind fountain machine heads on underside of dispensers.

Haar Five Point Marathon; 200 Castalia St., Bellevue; Nov. 20, standard inspection — Violation: Ceiling tiles need replaced in main area of store over reach-in coolers. Ceiling needs repaired in back storage area; Violation: Light bulbs in reach-in Pepsi cooler and bulbs in beer cooler need protective covers.

Mickey Mart; 227 E. Main St., Bellevue; Nov. 20, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed milk at 44 degrees F in reach-in cooler. Milk moved to alternate refrigeration and repair services contacted to adjust reach-in temperature.

Mickey Mart; 1365 E. Main St., Bellevue; Nov. 20, standard inspection — Violation: Drop ceiling tiles in back room need to be replaced. Bare cinder block in back area next to walk-in cooler needs to be sealed or protected to ensure cleanability. Wooden storage shelf next to back walk-in cooler door needs to be sealed or replaced to ensure cleanability. 

Taco Bell; 1365 E. Main St., Bellevue; Nov. 20, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Chlorine sanitizing solution was observed to be below 50 PPM. Add enough sanitizer packets to third compartment of sink so that the concentration of solution stays between 50-100 PPM at all times; Violation: Observed spilled liquids on the floor underneath the freeze machine, and area behind the re-thernalizer to be dirty with a build-up of food residue. Clean the physical facilities as often as necessary to prevent a build-up of spills, oil and grease residues.

Bruno’s Pizzeria; 1037 S. Myrtle Ave., Willard; Nov. 26, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Improper washing of hands and arms. Person in charge was informed of proper procedure and immediately re-washed hands; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Pizza dough hole roller has build-up of food debris on the food contact surface; can opener has food debris on the blade; whisk in clean storage had food debris on the food contact surface. All items were placed for cleaning; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS food not properly discarded when required. Foods were disposed; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS foods not properly date marked. Foods out of date were disposed; Violation: No thin probe thermometer available; Violation: Repeat — Observed staff not wearing hats/hairnets while preparing foods; Violation: Repeat — Back storage shed left freezer door is detached. Door hinge and insulation must be fixed or otherwise unit must be replaced; Violation: Observed build-up of grease and food debris on shelving in the walk-in cooler; buildup of grease and food debris on the equipment backs behind the pizza oven; Violation: Repeat —Build-up of grime on the floors of the kitchen. Deep clean floors, including under equipment; Violation: Repeat — Observed back dry storage shed has exposed wood walls and ceiling and concrete floors; a hole in the wall in the dry storage area; two boards used as a tack board in the kitchen that are not painted or otherwise sealed; sides of the warewashing cabinets are not painted or otherwise sealed; holes in the concrete ceiling that are not painted or otherwise sealed for cleaning; cardboard is being used on wire shelving to keep them clean; Violation: Repeat — Lights in the kitchen had bulb tube covers, but did not have endcaps. 

Friendship Food Store; P.O. Box 172, New Haven; Nov. 26, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — The cutting board on the prep cooler for pizzas is dirty and no longer able to be properly washed, rinsed, and sanitized. Replace the cutting board on prep cooler; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Fried chicken that was in the reach-in cooler in the food prep area was 50 degrees F. It was discarded by an employee; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Pepperoni rolls and stombolis underneath a tray of chicken in the reach-in cooler were 50 degrees F. Foods were discarded by deli employee during inspection.

J. J.’s Pizza Ltd.; 24 Sandusky St., Plymouth; Nov. 26, standard inspection — Violation: Observed porous ceiling tiles over food preparation area.

Taco Rico; 18 Myrtle Ave., Willard; Nov. 26, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Raw chorizo stored above bag of onions in the walk-in cooler. Chorizo moved to the bottom shelf; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS foods not properly date marked. All items either marked or disposed during inspection; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS food not properly discarded when required. Salsa chipotle made onsite date marked Nov. 13. Salsa was disposed during inspection; Violation: Equipment and/or utensils improper construction. Sauces and dry goods were transferred to new food containers; Violation: Several areas where floors, walls, and/or ceilings are not smooth and easily cleanable; Violation: Observed lights that need protective shielding.

The Willows at Willard; 1050 Neal Zick Road, Willard; Nov. 26, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Maximum temperature in mechanical dishwasher was 165 degrees F; should reach 170 degrees F. Facility may continue to use washing machine as long as they then dip dishware into sanitize sink with a quaternary ammonia solution between 200-400 PPM or a bleach solution of 50-100 PPM. Person in charge stated she will call Gordon food service to come out and service the machine.

Community Market; 262 Sandusky St., Plymouth; Nov. 27, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Food not properly protected from contamination by separation, packaging, and segregation. Items rearranged in storage during inspection; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — TCS foods not being hot held at the proper temperature. Foods were either re-heated or disposed during inspection; Violation: Critical — TCS foods not being cold held at the proper temperature. Foods were either moved for cooling or disposed during inspection; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS food not properly discarded when required. All items were disposed; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS foods not properly date marked. All items were either marked with correct dates or disposed. Date marking is one of the most crucial food safety measures in the deli because these products are associated with Listeria, a pathogen that can grow to unsafe levels even at refrigerated temperatures after seven days; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed a spray bottle of blue liquid stored in the mop room without a label of common name. Bottle was labeled; Violation: Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Label on a food packaged in-house did not contain all required information. Food items were either labeled or disposed during inspection; Violation: Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed that the front hot Grab & Go unit was not keeping all foods at 135 degrees F or above. Unit was turned up and later checked to be 135 degrees F or above; Violation: Open air dairy cooler is not maintaining cheese at 41 degrees F or below in front. Equipment cannot be filled to load limit until adjusted and checked by a health inspector; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Open air produce cooler is not maintaining TCS foods at 41 degrees F or below. Unit was emptied and adjusted during inspection. After adjustment and correction, foods were placed back into the unit; Violation: Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Hot deli case was not maintaining foods at 135 degrees F or above. Unit was turned up and later measured at correct temperatures; Violation: Build-up of food debris in cracks and crevices of the deli slicer on non-food contact surfaces. Unit must be fully dismantled with tools and deep cleaned as often as necessary to preclude this build-up; Violation: Ceiling in produce section is not smooth and easily cleanable; Violation: Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed eight total expired baby foods on the shelves. Baby foods were disposed.

Subway; 303 E. Main St., Bellevue; Nov. 27, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — There was not an employee health policy available at time of inspection. Obtain copy of franchise employee health policy and have employees of store sign it. Keep copies in employee files; Violation: Develop or obtain a vomit/diarrheal event policy for store; Violation: Do not store single-use foodservice items such as plastic cups or anything else underneath drain lines or where they can be exposed to potential contamination. 

Subway; 271 Sandusky St., Monroeville; Nov. 27, standard inspection — Violation: Facility will need to develop or obtain a vomit and diarrheal event policy; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Single-service articles such as cups and lids should be kept in an area that will not expose them to contamination. Cups and lids were voluntarily thrown out by person in charge during inspection.

AMCOR; 975 W. Main St., Bellevue; Nov. 28, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Material build-up on coffee machine nozzles. Nozzles were cleaned and sanitized during inspection; Violation: Material build-up on internal surfaces of coffee machine.

A. Schulman; 350 N. Buckeye St., Bellevue; operator, Arnold Vending Company; Nov. 28, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Material build-up on coffee machine nozzles. Nozzles were cleaned and sanitized during inspection.

Autoplas; 560 Goodrich Road, Bellevue; Nov. 28, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Material build-up on coffee machine nozzles. Nozzles were cleaned and sanitized during inspection; Violation: Material build-up on internal surfaces of coffee machine.

Bellevue Manufacturing; 300 Ashford Drive, Bellevue; operator, Arnold Vending Company; Nov. 28, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — One cold hold vending safety switch was not functioning. Reported to maintenance during inspection.

Brian Buffet; 101 Plank Road Suite 18, Norwalk; Nov. 28, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Person in charge was unable to demonstrate knowledge of HACCP for acidification of white rice and for use of time-in-lieu of temperature for sushi rolls. Sanitarian explained the expectation of these procedures, and examples will be provided so they can develop these; Violation: Critical — Facility must have a written policy outlining the health policy and the illnesses and symptoms which employees must report to management. This must be signed by employees, verifying they understand it, and be kept on file to show during inspections; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Raw chicken was above raw fish in a reach-in cooler in the food prep area. Chicken was moved to bottom shelf of cooler by employee during inspection; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Cooked spaghetti noodles and cut cabbage in walk-in cooler without date marks. Employee identified items as cooked/prepared on Nov. 27, and appropriate date marks placed on items; Violation: Critical — Facility does not have a written HACCP plan covering the acidification process for white rice; Violation: Critical — The air gap between the flood rim and drainage pipe from vegetable sink needs to be wider; Violation: No written procedures for vomiting or diarrheal events; Violation: No written procedures for time as a public health control; Violation: Repeat — Do not have food directly on the floor of the walk-in freezer; Violation: Keep wiping cloths in a sanitizer bucket when not in use, keeping sanitizer in the effective concentration range; Violation: Clean/sweep floor of walk-in freezer as often as necessary to keep food debris from accumulating; 

Dave’s Food Mart; 84 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; Nov. 28, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Raw whole eggs stored above RTE sauces. Raw animal foods must be stored below RTE foods; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — TCS foods not being hot held at the proper temperature. Foods were voluntarily disposed by person in charge. Right side of unit may not be used until it is repaired and checked by a health inspector; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — TCS foods not being cold held at the proper temperature. Products found above temperature were voluntarily disposed by the person in charge. Unit was turned down, and temperatures were correct by end of inspection; Violation: RET, TCS foods not properly date marked. Salads were re-dated during inspection; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Two bulk spray bottles under the three-compartment sink without a common name label. Bottles were labeled at time of inspection; Violation: Critical — Three-compartment sink, which is also used for food preparation, has an air break, not an air gap. A registered plumber must install a proper air gap in the middle compartment of sink; Violation: Donuts and pastries must have an ingredient list prominently displayed; Violation: Foods packaged in-house did not contain all required information; Violation: Right side of hot case is not maintaining foods at 135 degrees F or above, even on highest setting. This must be repaired and checked by health department prior to use; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Deli cold case held foods by doors above 41 degrees F. Unit was turned down during inspection and checked to be in compliance; Violation: Service sink or curbed cleaning facility not provided and/or conveniently located; Violation: Handwashing sink has a minor leak that drips onto floor. Repair sink; Violation: Some missing floor tiles in the kitchen area, and some ceiling tiles in the kitchen are not smooth and easily cleanable. 

Head Start; 11 E. League St., Norwalk; Nov. 28, standard inspection — Violation: Dumpster is stored on gravel. Dumpster must be stored on concrete or asphalt so that it can be effectively cleaned.

Head Start; 92 N. Prospect St., Norwalk; Nov. 28, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Middle compartment of three-compartment sink must be properly air gapped by a registered commercial plumber; Violation: A registered commercial plumber must install a designated handwashing sink; Violation: Max registering thermometer provided did not give accurate readings. Repair thermometer, obtain a new thermometer, or obtain and use single-use temperature indicator stickers; Violation: Dumpster is stored on gravel. Dumpster must be stored on concrete or asphalt to allow surface to be effectively cleaned.

Precision Auto; U.S. 20, Bellevue; operator, Arnold Vending Company; Nov. 28, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Build-up of black spotted material on the top internal surface cover of ice chute. Reported to maintenance for cleaning and sanitization during inspection; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Cold holding unit automatic shut off sensor was not functioning. Reported to maintenance for repair during inspection. 

Tower Automotive; 630 Southwest St., Bellevue; Nov. 28, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Material build-up of coffee machine nozzles. Nozzles were cleaned and sanitized during inspection; Violation: Material build-up of internal surfaces of coffee machine.

Pizza Brothers; 170 Milan Ave., Norwalk; Nov. 29, standard inspection — Violation: Critical —  Obtain or develop a written employee health policy that is acknowledged and signed by employees; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Items in the walk-in cooler were not properly date marked. Items were marked during inspection; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Working containers of poisonous or toxic materials not properly labeled. Employee put labels on working containers during inspection; Violation: No written procedures for vomiting or diarrheal events; Violation: Repeat — Re-surface or replace cutting board behind service counter.

Sheri’s Coffee House; 27 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; Nov. 29, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Handwashing sink in the warewashing room is blocked by crates and a propped open door. Crates were moved during inspection, and the door prop was removed. Person in charge may remove door if desired to allow for easier access to sinks; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Pitchers and blenders must be put onto a four hour cleaning schedule. Pitchers and blenders were sanitized during inspection; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Quaternary ammonium sanitizing solution at incorrect concentration. Sanitizer was dumped and re-made; Violation: Critical — Both ice machine drain lines have air breaks, not air gaps. Drain lines must be air gapped; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Raid spray stored below the handwashing sink. This is not permitted in a licensed food facility. Raid was removed from premises.

VFW Post 2743; 140 Milan Ave., Norwalk; Nov. 29, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Dishes blocking the handwashing sink. Dishes were removed; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS foods not properly date marked. Items were disposed; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Cans of paint stored above cans of pop in the mop closet. Shelves were re-arranged so that foods are not below chemicals; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Bulk container of a blue liquid in the mop closet was not labeled with the common name. Spray bottle was set aside for labeling when maintenance person is present; Violation: Critical — Kitchen food prep sink is air broken, not air gapped; kitchen warewashing spray nozzle hangs below the flood level rim of the sink, creating an air break. Ice machine and all three ice storage units in the bar area are air broken, not air gapped; Violation: Facility does not have a person with level two certification in food protection; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Handwashing sink at the bar did not have paper towel available. Paper towel was supplied to sink; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Raid bug spray in mop closet. It was removed from premises.

Burger King; 1148 S. Conwell, Willard; Nov. 30, standard inspection — Violation: Floors underneath equipment are not clean. All surfaces must be cleaned as often as necessary to maintain clean.

Sandy Ridge Vineyards & Mercantile; 180 Ohio 61 E., Norwalk; Nov. 30, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Raw cookie dough with eggs on a shelf in the reach-in cooler above RTE foods. Cookie dough was moved to the bottom shelf; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — RTE, TCS food not properly discarded when required. Feat cheese was disposed during inspection.

 

Schools

No violations

League Street School; 16 E. League St., Norwalk; Nov. 6, standard inspection — No violations.

Bellevue Middle School Concession Inside; 1035 Castalia St., Bellevue; Nov. 8, standard inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: Facility is not in operation at time of inspection.

Pleasant Street School; 16 S. Pleasant St., Norwalk; Nov. 19, standard inspection — No violations.

Willard City School K-12; 1 Flashes Ave., Willard; Nov. 26, standard inspection — No violations.

Bellevue Elementary; 1150 Castalia St., Bellevue; Nov. 27, standard inspection — No violations. 

 

Violations

Bellevue Middle School; 1035 Castalia St., Bellevue; Nov. 8, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed that sanitizer bucket concentration measured 100 PPM quaternary ammonia. For effective sanitization, quaternary ammonia sanitizer must be maintained between 200-400 PPM. Sanitizer was re-made and tested; Violation: High temp dishwasher thermometer is not registering accurate temperatures. Replace or fix dishwasher thermometer and take temperatures of machine daily; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Observed single-service paper plates are stored under steam table drainage lines. Plates were moved to another cabinet.

St. Francis Xavier School; 25 W. Perry St., Willard; Nov. 13, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed raw beef stored above fruit juices in cooler. Meat moved to bottom shelf of cooler; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed dish sprayer hanging below the flood level rim of dish washing sink. Repair hose connection to provide ample air gap; Violation: Shelving in dry storage area was not smooth and easily cleanable. Paint or otherwise seal surfaces. One plexiglass sneeze guard on service line has tape used as an attachment material to the metal equipment. Repair or replace plexiglass such that it is smooth and easily cleanable; Violation: Observed that ventilation hood over the convection oven is not working. Unit must be repaired to prevent a fire hazard. Correct by Nov. 30.

Bellevue High School Concession Stand Inside; 200 Oakland Ave., Bellevue; Nov. 19, standard inspection — Violation: Ceilings are not smooth and easily cleanable; Violation: No protective shielding on lights.

Bellevue Senior High School; 200 Oakland Ave., Bellevue; Nov. 19, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed an employee scrub hands thoroughly and then turn off faucet knobs with fingers. Good handwashing is wasted by touching handles, which re-contaminates fingers. Employee re-washed hands immediately and turned off faucet with a paper towel; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed RTE, TCS foods without a date mark. Both items were voluntarily disposed; Violation: Critical — Observed vegetable prep sink has an air break instead of an air gap. Observed sprayer used to clean large boiler pot hanging below the flood level rim of the pot. Vegetable sink drainage must be repaired under a plumbing permit. Boiler nozzle must be either properly air gapped or a proper backflow device must be installed to prevent backflow of water into the drinking water supply; Violation: No covered receptacle in women’s restroom; Violation: Observed hole in concrete wall in the dry storage room above corner can rack. Observed some holes in tile above the dishwashing area,; also a wood countertop with some crevices. 

Norwalk High School’s Concession; 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk; Nov. 19, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — A gallon of milk was observed in the reach-in cooler without a date mark. Person in charge stated milk had been opened Nov. 14 and facility would not be open tomorrow because of the shortened week for Thanksgiving, so the milk was voluntarily discarded during inspection. Milk should be date marked with either the open date of the container or the date on which it needs to be used or discarded. Facility is permitted to keep opened gallons of milk for up to seven days. The day the container is opened counts as day one; Violation: Facility does not have someone with a level 2 food safety protection training as required by their licensing level. At least one person who has a supervisory role needs to have a level 2 food safety protection certification.

Haas Gym; 1 Flashes Drive, Willard; Nov. 26, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Handwashing sink not accessible. Observed clean dishware blocking handwashing sink. Dishware removed from sink; Violation: Critical — Observed food build-up on surface of hot dog rollers. Correct by Dec. 21; Violation: Observed porous ceiling tiles over preparation areas. “Surfaces must be smooth, durable, and easily cleanable for areas where food service operation or retail food establishment activities are conducted.”

Willard Athletic Boosters Concession; 1 Flashes Drive, Willard; Nov. 26, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Observed that the ice machine has some mold/mildew build-up. Popcorn machine pot has a build-up of the food debris on the food contact surface. Hot dog roller has some food residue on the surface. All items must be thoroughly washed, rinsed, and sanitized to prevent contamination. Wash all units prior to use; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed gray drainage tube from ice machine in air broken, not air gapped. Suspend tube over the drain pipe; Violation: Observed three digital thermometers, all out of battery; Violation: Repeat — Observed one crock pot in the back lower cabinet.

Immaculate Conception School; 304 E. Main St., Bellevue; Nov. 27, standard inspection — Violation: Facility must have a written procedure for the cleanup of vomit/diarrheal events.

Main Street School; 80 E. Main St., Norwalk; Nov. 29, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed that the sanitizer concentration in the three-compartment sink measured 100 PPM. Quat sanitizer must be maintained at 200-400 PPM for safe and effective sanitization. Sanitizer tablets were added and solution was re-tested at 300 PPM; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed three bulk spray bottles of chemicals in the bathroom closet that are not labeled with the common name. Bottles were voluntarily disposed; Violation: Observed that Popsicle freezer is not commercial grade; Violation: Observed kitchen drop ceiling is not smooth and easily cleanable.

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