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Local Chinese restaurant hit with 6 health-code violations

• Oct 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM

The following are the results of health department inspections of Huron County food establishments and schools in September:

 

Food establishments

No violations

Star-View Drive In; 2083 U.S. 20 W., Norwalk; Sept. 1 standard inspection — No violations.

Dollar General; 240 Sandusky St., Monroeville; Sept. 5, standard inspection — No violations.

Brew Pot Cafe; 19 W. Main St., Wakeman; Sept. 6, standard inspection — No violations.

Willard Drive-Thru; 1052 Myrtle Ave., Willard; Sept. 8, standard inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: Facility was closed for operation. Facility has been closed since March, I believe, though a license was purchased.

H & B’s Hop; 296 W. Main St., Norwalk; Sept. 12, standard inspection — No violations.

Obie’s Dairybar & Pizza Shack; 683 U.S. 250, Norwalk; Sept. 12, standard inspection — No violations.

C-Stop Convenience Store; 2761 U.S. 20, Collins; Sept. 27, standard inspection — No violations.

Dollar General; 64 Hyde St., Wakeman; Sept. 27, standard inspection — No violations.

Burger King; 340 Milan Ave. Norwalk; Sept. 28, standard inspection — No violations

 

Violations

Andy Suvar Auctioneer; 1146 Chenango Road, New London; Sept. 2, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed raw hamburger patties stored in cold-holding above ready-to-eat (RTE) foods. Hamburger patties were moved below RTE foods; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Time/temperature controlled for safety (TCS) foods for consumer self-service were above 41 degrees F due to insufficient ice in containers. Person in charge voluntarily discarded foods; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed dirty dishes being stored in hand washing sink. A handwashing sink may not be used for purposes other than handwashing.

New London Dairy Bar; 1 Blake St., New London; Sept. 2, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed lettuce and tomatoes out during preparation at 63 degrees F. TCS foods were moved to the prep cooler. Ensure the time food is out of cold holding during preparation is minimized; Violation: A thermometer was not placed in the prep cooler to measure ambient air temperature. Obtain thermometer for unit.

Eagles; P.O. Box 407, Wakeman; Sept. 6, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — TCS foods (baked potatoes wrapped in foil and vegetable beef soup) were not cooled using the proper time and temperature parameters. Items were discarded; Violation: Critical — Observed baked potatoes were not date marked. Employee stated that baked potatoes are most likely from Saturday, but could not be sure. If this is the case, then the potatoes that were 41 degrees F or below may be kept until Sept. 8. Ensure that all TCS cold holding foods that are kept for longer than 24 hours are properly date marked.

Sterk’s Restaurant; 63 U.S. 20, Wakeman; Sept. 6, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — Facility has a household chest freezer in the food prep area. When freezer breaks down or is to be replaced with a new unit, ensure that replacement is a commercial grade model; Violation: The line supplying the sanitizing solution to the mechanical dishwasher has been cut and is not delivering sanitizer during the wash/rinse cycle. Do not use mechanical dishwasher until line has been repaired and it has been tested to verify that sanitizer is being supplied to the cycle. Use the three-compartment sink until repair is made; Violation: Repeat — Several areas of flooring in the food prep area near the cookline, in the dishwashing room, and near the three-compartment sink are chipped and missing pieces. Repair or replace tile areas in floor so they are smooth and easily cleanable; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Observed no towels or hand drying device at the handwashing sink at the waitress station. Person in charge placed a new roll of paper towels at the handwash station for the waitresses during inspection.

Subway/Wakeman Shell Station; 52 W. Main St., Wakeman; Sept. 6, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Raw eggs and raw hamburger patties were being stored above RTE beverages. Even though beverages are in sealed containers, juices from raw meats or yolks from broken eggs could contaminate the outer surface, which would contaminate the hands of whoever picked those bottles up. Keep all raw foods on the very bottom shelf of the cooler at all times to prevent any possible contamination.

Mercy Willard Hospital; 1100 Neal Zick Road, Willard; Sept. 8, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed that the concentration of the sanitizer being used was inconsistent —some too high, some too low. Corrected at time of inspection — Sanitizer solution concentration fixed. Person in charge discussed getting a new automatic dispenser. In the meantime, the concentration should be measured every time sanitizing solution is made.

Taco Bell; 101 Blossom Centre Blvd., Willard; Sept. 8, standard inspection — Violation: Single-service or single-use articles were not handled, displayed or dispensed properly. Open containers from the bottom so that the lip of the cup is not contaminated by hands.

Sycamore Hills Golf Club; 14 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk; Sept. 12, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — Facility has a household microwave in bar area. All licensed FSOs/RFEs must have commercial grade equipment only. When microwave breaks or is replaced, replace with a commercial grade model.

Norwalk Childcare Center, Inc.; 120 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk; Sept. 13, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed the middle compartment of the three-compartment sink is not air gapped. A permit should be pulled by a licensed plumber to install an air gap in the middle compartment of the three-compartmen sink (not air break). Inspector’s comments: Connie, the person in charge, has ODH certificate for Level 2 training posted. She is very knowledgeable about food safety.

Wal-Mart; 340 Westwind Drive, Norwalk; Sept. 13, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed packaged smoked sausage in open air cooler at 44 degrees F. Person in charge moved top layer of smoked sausage packages to rapidly cool in walk-in cooler. Facility should avoid over-stocking open air cooler with product; Violation: Repeat — Observed spilt milk on floor of milk cooler, as well as dried product residue on racks. 

Circle K; 211 Cleveland Road, Norwalk; Sept. 19, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Food employee did not wear a hair restraint. Food employee donned a hair net after I reminded her of the code requirement; Violation: Repeat — Observed two new baked goods offered for consumer self-service that did not have ingredient lists available for consumers; Violation: Repeat — Observed some dried dairy product around nozzle dispensers on creamer machine; some mildew growth and product residue on rack in reach-in cooler near milk and juice storage; some debris in microwave; and some grease and food residue accumulation on out of use heating/cooling unit in cabinet underneath microwave. Equipment shall be kept clean; equipment not is use should be removed from facility; Violation: Repeat — Observed some debris build-up in hard to reach areas of facility including a corner in rear storage by ice machine and underneath fixed table-top equipment in kitchen.

Pizza Hut; 188 Milan Ave., Norwalk; Sept. 19, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Observed some flies throughout facility; Violation: Repeat — Observed the accumulation of grease on the outside of the prep cooler next to the fryer; Violation: Repeat — Observed grease accumulation on drying racks of facility. Some food splatter was observed on the walls in the dish washing area. Fixed equipment such as dish washing equipment and hand sinks are not affixed to walls due to degraded sealant. Some debris was observed in the gaps between these pieces of equipment and the physical facilities. Some build-up of dirt and debris was observed above baseboards of facility. The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Fixed equipment should be resealed.

Green Witch Suds & Sundaes; 13 E. Main St., Greenwich; Sept. 21, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed several flies throughout the facility. Facility does use fly strips. Flies come in through the service window. I recommend screening or otherwise finding a means to prohibit pest entry while service window is not in use; Violation: Observed many dead flies on fly strip. Dead pests shall be removed from control devices and the premises at a frequency that prevents their accumulation, decomposition, or the attraction of pests. Fly strips must not be placed above food or food prep areas.

Green Witch Suds & Sundaes; 13 E. Main St., Greenwich; Sept. 26, follow-up inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed several flies throughout the facility. Facility does use fly strips. Flies come in through the service window. I recommend screening or otherwise finding a means to prohibit pest entry while service window is not in use; Violation: Observed many dead flies on fly strip. Dead pests shall be removed from control devices and the premises at a frequency that prevents their accumulation, decomposition, or the attraction of pests. Fly strips must not be placed above food or food prep areas. Inspector’s comments: Old fly strip had been removed from above prep area and a new fly strip had been hung in the rear of the facility.

Corner Store Carryout; 2754 Ohio 18 East, Collins; Sept. 27, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed tomato slices in sandwich prep cooler with mold growing on them. Employee discarded three tomato slices during the inspection; Violation: Cutting surfaces on sandwich prep cooler in prep area had deep scratches with visible dirt on them. Resurface or replace the cutting surface on the sandwich prep cooler; Violation: Repeat — Handwashing sink in the employee restroom had a cloth hand drying towel. Replace cloth towel in employee restroom with paper towels.

New Peking House; 2 W. Main St., Norwalk; Sept. 27, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Multiple TCS food items were observed in cold-holding that had been kept longer than 24 hours and were not date marked; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed a container of shrimp in hand washing sink. Person in charge moved food product; Violation: Facility did not have one employee with supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service with level two certification in food protection; Violation: Observed food product stored in single-use food containers that had been washed for re-use; Violation: Observed an accumulation of food residue on equipment, such as the fryer; Violation: Observed a mop on the floor at the front counter as well as in the kitchen area. After use, mops shall be placed in a position that allows them to air-dry without soiling walls, equipment, or supplies.

The Office Bar; 11 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; Sept. 27, standard inspection — Violation: Facility did not have one employee with supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service with level two certification in food preparation.

Mickey Mart, BP; 331 Milan Ave., Norwalk; Sept. 28, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Prepackaged cheeseburgers were not being maintained at 41 degrees F or below. Employee discarded the three sandwiches that were opened to get a temperature reading during the inspection, discarded the four remaining sandwiches from the top shelf which was observed to be 55 degrees F. The remaining sandwiches from the bottom shelves were moved to another cooler to reduce temperature because they were observed to be between 41 and 45 degrees F; Violation: Reach-in mini cooler was not holding TCS foods at 41 degrees F and below. Ice build-up inside the machine was preventing the fan from turning to circulate cold air inside the unit. Repair or replace this unit. Do not place any sandwiches or other TCS foods inside until it is repaired or replaced with a functional unit.

American Legion Post 706; 523 Ohio 162 E., North Fairfield; Sept. 29, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Some TCS foods in standing refrigerator were above 41 degrees F. TCS foods were moved to walk-in refrigerator until adequate temperature can be verified in standing unit. Have refrigerator temperature adjusted as soon as possible. I will come back to re-inspect next week.

East of Chicago; 58 Main, Greenwich; Sept. 29, standard inspection — Violation: Observed discolored spatulas at facility. Utensils shall be maintained in a state of repair or condition that complies with rules or shall be discarded. Please replace spatulas.

 

Schools

No violations

Marsh Field East Concession Stand; 101 West St., Monroeville; Sept. 1, standard inspection — No violations.

Marsh Field West Concession Stand; 101 West St., Monroeville; Sept. 1, standard inspection — No violations.

Monroeville Local Schools; 101 West St., Monroeville; Sept. 5, standard inspection — No violations.

St. Joseph School; 66 Chapel St., Monroeville; Sept. 5, standard inspection — No violations.

Bellevue Elementary; 1150 Castalia St., Bellevue; Sept. 6, standard inspection — No violations.

Immaculate Conception School; 304 E. Main St., Bellevue; Sept, 6, standard inspection — No violations.

Bellevue Middle School; 1035 Castalia St., Bellevue; Sept. 7, follow-up inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: Violation corrected.

Bellevue Senior High School; 200 Oakland Ave., Bellevue; Sept. 7, standard inspection — No violations.

Football Concession; 1 Flashes Drive, Willard; Sept. 8, standard inspection — No violations.

Christie Lane Cafeteria; 306 S. Norwalk Road, Norwalk; Sept. 12, standard inspection — No violations.

Head Start; 11 E. League St., Norwalk; Sept. 20, standard inspection — No violations.

New London Local Schools; 1 Wildcat Drive, New London; Sept. 26, standard inspection — No violations. 

Bellevue High School Concession Stand Inside; 200 Oakland Ave., Bellevue; Sept. 27, standard inspection — No violations.

Monroeville Athletic Complex; 101 West St., Monroeville; Sept. 28, standard inspection — No violations.

Bellevue High School Concession Stand Outside; 200 Oakland Ave., Bellevue; Sept. 30, standard inspection — No violations.

Marsh Field East Concession Stand; 101 West St., Monroeville; Sept. 30, standard inspection — No violations.

Marsh Field West Concession Stand; 101 West St., Monroeville; Sept. 30, standard inspection — No violations.

 

Violations

Bellevue Middle School; 1035 Castalia St., Bellevue; Sept. 6, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — The rinse temperature in a mechanical warewashing operation is not adequate to sanitize dishes and utensils. Observed conveyor belt mechanical dishwasher to reach an internal temperature of only 160 degrees F. Facility shall use three-compartment sink to sanitize trays after running them through the dishwasher until mechanical dishwasher can be repaired.

Main Street School; 80 E. Main St., Norwalk; Sept. 12, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Observed that the back reach-in cooler was maintaining foods at a temperature of 43 degrees F. TCS food shall be held at 135 degrees F or above, or at 41 degrees F or less. Corrected at time of inspection — All TCS foods were moved to the front reach-in cooler, freezer and back milk coolers which were all maintaining temperature; Violation: Observed the back reach-in cooler was not maintaining foods at 41 degrees F or below. Refrigeration unit was looked at by a repairman as I wrote inspection and should soon be fixed; Violation: Repeat — Observed that single-service items, saran wrap and gloves were stored in the bathroom closet. Food and food-related equipment should not be stored in this location. Observed that chemicals were stored above these items. Corrected at time of inspection — All food-related items were moved to the dry storage area out of the closet. Inspector’s comments: Back reach-in cooler was adjusted to properly maintain temperatures. Violation corrected.

Head Start; 92 N. Prospect St., Norwalk; Sept. 20, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Quaternary ammonium sanitizer solution was below 200 PPM; tested at 100 PPM. Person in charge advised she had requested a new bottle of quaternary ammonium. This should be obtained as soon as possible. Use the mechanical dishwasher and periodically assure it is dispensing the proper concentration of sanitizer until this is corrected; Violation: There is no test kit for measuring the concentration of the sanitizer in the three-compartment sink. Quaternary ammonium test strips should be provided as soon as possible.

Norwalk Catholic Early Childhood Center; 77 State St., Norwalk; Sept. 20, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Quaternary ammonium concentration in three-compartment sink did not meet minimum requirement of 200 PPM. Solution was adjusted within the 200-400 PPM requirement; Violation: Facility did not have one employee with supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service with level two certification in food protection; Violation: There is no test kit available for measuring the concentration of the sanitizer. Obtain test kit.

South Central Elementary/Junior High; 3291 Greenwich Angling Road, Greenwich; Sept. 21, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Observed multiple flies in the food prep area of facility; Violation: The light intensity on the far end of the walk-in cooler was 0 foot candles.

South Central High School; 3305 Greenwich Angling Road, Greenwich; Sept. 21, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Observed two flies in the food prep area of facility. Back door is kept open to allow air flow through facility as it gets very warm. I recommend either installing a screen door or keeping door closed and installing better ventilation in order to achieve comfort and prohibit the entry of pests.

Norwalk Catholic School Cafeteria; 31 Milan Ave., Norwalk; Sept. 25, standard inspection — Violation: The light intensity in the walk-in refrigerator measured 0 foot candles in some areas.

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