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Grocery store, Chinese eatery and fast-food restaurant each have more than 10 health code violations

• Nov 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM

NORWALK — The following were the results of health department inspections of Norwalk-area food establishments and schools in October:

Food establishments

No violations

Gaymont Nursing Center; 66 Norwood Ave., Norwalk; Oct. 4, standard inspection — No violations.

The Willows; 101 Auxiliary Drive, Bellevue; Oct. 4, standard inspection — No violations.

Arby’s; 106 E. Walton St., Willard; Oct. 10, standard inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: Facility is closed at time of inspection. Final fixes are being made prior to re-opening after the remodel.

Alivia’s; 302 W. Walton St., Willard; Oct. 11, follow-up inspection — No violations.

Big Lots; 205 Milan Ave., Norwalk; Oct. 11, standard inspection — No violations.

Norwalk Beverage Center; 17 St. Mary’s St., Norwalk; Oct. 11, standard inspection — No violations.

Rite Aid; 4 E. Walton St., Willard; Oct. 11, follow-up inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: TCS foods in open air cooler is measuring at 41 degrees F. Please place a secondary ambient air thermometer in the front of the unit for more accurate monitoring of the temperature at the warmest part of the unit.

Guardian Manufacturing; 302 Conwell Ave., Willard; operator, Lorain Music and Vending; Oct. 12, standard inspection — No violations.

Freight House Grill & Pub; 50 N. Prospect St., Norwalk; Oct. 16, follow-up inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: Walk-in cooler was holding food at proper temperatures. No flies were observed in the facility at time of inspection.

Bellevue Beverage Center LLC; 203 Kilbourne St., Bellevue; Oct. 17, follow-up inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: Internal air temp of walk-in was below 41 degrees F.

American Legion Post 706; 523 Ohio 162 E., North Fairfield; Oct. 20, standard inspection — No violations.

Clark Park; 3000 U.S. 20, Monroeville; Oct. 24, standard inspection — No violations.

Sakura Norwalk, Inc.; 187 Milan Ave., Norwalk; Oct. 24, standard inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: Facility has gone out of business before second round inspections could be performed. New owners have since bought business and will be undergoing plan review shorty.

Taco Bell; 1365 E. Main St., Bellevue; Oct. 24, standard inspection — No violations.

Nowhere Tavern; 106 E. Main St., Bellevue; Oct. 26, follow-up inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: Mechanical dishwasher has been repaired.

 

Violations

La Perlita; 202 Myrtle Ave., Willard; Oct. 2, follow-up inspection — Violation: Critical — Time/temperature controlled for safety (TCS) foods were not being held at the proper temperature. Observed that the back sliding door cooler was maintaining foods at around 47 degrees F. Observed that the bottom shelf of the reach-in coolers in the customer area was not maintaining foods at temperature. To prevent the growth of pathogens, except during preparation, cooking or cooling, or when time is used as a public health control,. TCS food shall be held at 135 degrees F or above, or at 41 degrees F or less. Corrected at time of inspection. Foods in these locations were found to be greater than 45 degrees F and TCS foods were thrown away during inspection; Violation: Repeat — Observed that the sliding door cooler in the back section of the facility was not holding foods below 41 degrees F. Observed that the 3rd reach-in cooler was not maintaining foods at the bottom at 41 degrees F or below. Equipment must be repaired before TCS foods can be returned to these areas; Violation: Repeat — Observed no supply of hand cleaning liquid, powder or bar soap at the handwashing sink(s). Corrected at time of inspection — Handwashing soap was placed at the sink upon informing the person in charge; Violation: Repeat — Observed one can of Rid-A-Bug Ant and Roach Killer in the back under the three-compartment sink. It appeared to have been used (facility also sells this product, which is fine as long as it is stored on bottom shelf). Corrected at time of inspection — Spray was thrown away during inspection. Other than chemicals used outside of the facility, all pest control chemicals must be approved for use in a food facility and applied by a commercial pest control management professional. Inspector’s comments: All units were fixed/properly adjusted to maintain food temperatures at or below 41 degrees F. No further re-inspection necessary.

Willard Country Kitchen; 429 E. Walton St., Willard; Oct. 2, follow-up inspection — Violation: Repeat — Observed a build-up of dirt and debris on the many surfaces, especially the floor underneath equipment. Facility should be deep cleaned section by section and a regular schedule made to prevent future build-ups of grime. Inspector’s comments: Observed that slow progress is being made to clean grime on floors underneath the equipment. Facility should continue to work at this, area by area.

Bluto’s Sports Bar & Grill; 33 E. Seminary St., Norwalk; Oct. 3, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — Observed build-up of food debris on equipment. For example, inside the prep cooler; Violation: Repeat — Observed some dirt and debris in between equipment and near baseboards and corners of kitchen. Observed some food splatter on walls in kitchen. The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean.

Brian Buffet; 101 Plank Road Suite 18, Norwalk; Oct. 3, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Multiple containers of food in the reach-in cooler and walk-in cooler were not protected by having a covering over the top of the container. Cover all foods in storage to protect them from contamination; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Raw foods were observed above ready-to-eat (RTE) foods in the walk-in cooler. Keep raw foods on the bottom shelf of all storage units so as not to contaminate RTE foods. Showed person in charge and asked to rearrange food storage on shelves so raw foods are on the bottom level; Violation: Critical — Refrigerated, RTE food in the walk-in cooler and reach-in cooler near prep line both had multiple items that were not date marked. Date mark all RTE, TCS foods that will be held for more than 24 hours. Person in charge stated that all foods in cold holding units had been prepared on Oct. 2; Violation: Critical — Observed the presence of live cockroaches during inspection. Areas underneath dry storage racks should be cleaned to remove food and harborage conditions. Clean these areas as often as necessary to prevent a build-up of dirt and debris that can feed off of. Ecolab currently treats the facility once per month. Sanitarian recommends more frequent treatments as the fact that cockroach was out in daylight in the facility could indicate a larger infestation; Violation: Mechanical dishwasher was not dispensing any detectable sanitizer during the wash/rinse cycle. Use the three-compartment sink until maintenance can be performed on mechanical dishwash machine. Call HCPH office when dishwasher is fixed so a re-inspection can be performed on it. Do not use until a re-inspection is done.

Catering By Design; 210 Milan Ave. Suite B, Norwalk; Oct. 3, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Sanitizer bucket was below 200 PPM of quaternary ammonium. Sanitizer buckets should be changed every four hours or at a frequency to ensure sanitizer concentration remains between 200-400 PPM for quaternary ammonium; Violation: Observed some chipped spatulas at facility. Utensils shall be maintained in a state of good repair or condition or shall be discarded.

Motel Sleepers, Inc.; 1112 Castalis St., Bellevue; Oct. 3, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed raw hamburger meat, sausage links, and raw chicken wings above 41 degrees F but below 45 degrees F. Items were placed in walk-in to cool rapidly; Violation: Observed reach-in cooler and prep cooler to not be in good working order. Items in reach-in cooler were at a temperature above 41 degrees. Floor of prep cooler had a significant build-up of stagnant water. Person in charge stated that facility is waiting on permanent parts to fix the equipment. Please call sanitarian when items are corrected. Items temping above 41 but below 45 degrees F were placed in the walk-in cooler to rapidly cool items back to 41 degrees F or below. Please keep TCS items within the walk-in cooler until permanent fix is made; Violation: Observed a build-up of food debris on bottom of reach-in freezer in kitchen prep area. Increase the frequency of cleaning the bottom of pieces of equipment out; Violation: Observed no towels or hand drying device at the handwashing sink(s). Ensure that handwash sink in front of facility has paper towels; Violation: Observed no handwashing sign(s) posted at handwashing sink(s) used by employees. Sanitarian will leave a handwash sign with facility for kitchen sink. Facility will need to get two more signs for restrooms.

New Happy Garden; 118 E. Main St., Bellevue; Oct. 3, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed items in the Coke cooler up front to be stored uncovered with a potential for contamination. Items were covered to prevent contamination; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Observed employee with open container of drink in prep area. Employee placed item in back on table; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Observed sugar being stored in an old container with no label on the container indicating what bulk item was being stored in there. Facility labeled item; Violation: Observed an old aluminum can of soy sauce being used to hold sugar. Use only food grade equipment to store sugar and other food items used in the process of cooking foods; Violation: Repeat — Observed can opener to be rusted and unable to be completely cleaned. A new can opener shall be installed on the prep table; Violation: Repeat — Observed several items that were noncommercial grade equipment. When facility goes through plan review or items break down, replace with commercial grade equipment; Violation: Repeat — Observed chest freezer by back door and chest freezer in basement to be dirty and have a build-up of food debris. Clean these two pieces of equipment out; Violation: Observed floors, wall, and ceilings throughout facility to be in poor repair. This does not allow for easily cleanable surfaces which can lead to the build-up of dirt, food debris and bacteria. Please update floors, walls, and ceilings where need be to allow for a smooth, easily cleanable, nonabsorbent surface throughout facility; Violation: Observed ceiling in dry storage area to have cardboard boxes stapled up into ceiling. The ceiling needs to be repaired using materials that are suitable for indoor characteristics of a commercial food facility; Violation: Repeat — Back door has openings when shut. Refit or replace with door that does not allow any openings when shut; Violation: Observed a cot and blanket in dry storage area. Living or sleeping quarters shall be separated rooms and areas used for FSO or RFE operations by complete partitioning and solid self-closing doors.

Star Diner; 46 Cleveland Road, Norwalk; Oct. 3, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Sanitizer bucket with chlorine solution was below 50 PPM. Sanitizer solutions should not be mixed with detergent; 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: Facility uses bleach for wiping cloth sanitizer buckets, but only has ammonium test strips for use. Obtain chlorine test strips for sanitizer buckets; Violation: Observed some build-up of residue around nozzles on soda machine. Clean soda machine; Violation: Repeat — Observed some dirt and debris on equipment and storage items in basement cabinet. The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean.

Subway; 271 Sandusky St., Monroeville; Oct. 3, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — The FSO did not have a person in charge that had completed a level one certification course. A level one certified employee is required when the holder of the level two certification course is not present at time of inspection. Please have employees take this course to satisfy this requirement.

Cold As Ice Slide Thru; 22 N. Main St., Monroeville; Oct. 4, standard inspection — Violation: The FSO did not have a person in charge that had completed a level one certification course.

Mickey Mart; 1365 E. Main St., Bellevue; Oct. 4, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Refrigerated, RTE, TCS foods held refrigerated for more than 24 hours shall be date marked. Observed coffee creamer without a date mark. A date mark was placed on coffee creamer which appeared to have just been opened.

Miller’s Market; 166 W. Main St., New London; Oct. 4, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed poultry stored above pork product in reach-in cooler. Food employee rearranged meat display; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed some TCS foods in the walk-in cooler as well as the reach-in consumer self-service cooler that were above 41 degrees F. Person in charge advised employees had been in and out of walk-in that morning for stocking purposes. Temperature was lowered and verified at the end of inspection; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed some TCS foods that had a discard date that was longer than seven days after preparation due to a misunderstanding that the day of preparation counts as day one. Crab salad that was made on the 28th was marked to be discarded on the 5th. This would be eight days; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed a half loaf of pumpkin spice ham that had been opened on the 25th and not discarded on the 31st. Person in charge discarded ham; Violation: Critical — Observed a saw in the meat room that had an accumulation of dried meat on the blade as well as food residue on the blade of can opener fixed to table; Violation: Multiple food product containers did not have labels or the labels contained inaccurate information; Violation: No temperature measuring device was observed in the hot holding unit in deli; Violation: Repeat — Observed a guild-up of grease on fryer, cooling racks, and ventilation hood. Observed an accumulation of dirt and debris inside open air cooler by vents; Violation: Hand washing sink drain pipe in meat room is disconnected at a junction so that drain water falls to floor; Violation: Washable paint in meat room storage area is chipping and should be refinished. Shelving for storage in deli area should be finished so it is smooth and nonabsorbent; Violation: Repeat — The lighting intensity was 0 foot candles in some areas of walk-in cooler; Violation: Repeat — Observed splatter on walls in rear storage in multiple locations. Facility could use some general cleaning.

Friendship Food Store; 64 East Main St., Wakeman; Oct. 10, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Chopped chicken date marked as being packed on Oct. 3 was still in the display cooler on Oct. 10. Approximately five pounds of chicken chunks were discarded during inspection; Violation: The surfaces of cutting boards on prep cooler in food prep area were severely scratched or scored and could not be effectively cleaned and sanitized. Re-surface or replace cutting boards in food prep area so that they can be effectively washed, rinsed and sanitized; Violation: Repeat — Observed a build-up of dirt and debris on the floor of the walk-in cooler. Clean the floor of walk-in cooler as often as necessary to prevent a build-up of debris and soil. 

Rite Aid; 4 E. Walton St., Willard; Oct. 10, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Observed that gallons of milk being kept on the bottom shelf of the open air cooler were measured at 43 degrees F. Other shelves were maintaining proper temperature. Corrected at time of inspection — Milk on the bottom shelf was moved to the walk-in cooler to cool back down to 41 degrees F rapidly. I explained that the unit should be serviced, but that open air coolers are often difficult to adjust . Non-TCS items and eggs may be kept in the bottom as long as it maintains 45 degrees F and TCS foods may be kept above where the unit holds 41 degrees F or below. I do recommend adjusting the unit down however; Violation: Equipment and/or components are not maintained in good working order. Have the open air cooler serviced; Violation: Observed mop sitting in mop bucket in the dry storage area. After use, mops shall be placed in a position that allows them to air dry without soiling walls, equipment or supplies. Corrected during inspection — Dirty mop water should be dumped in the utility sink and the mop hung in the rack above the sink to dry.

Bassett’s Petroleum; 242 W. Main St., Bellevue; Oct. 11, standard inspection — Violation: Observed no covered receptacle in women’s restroom.

Bellevue Beverage Center LLC; 203 Kilbourne St., Bellevue; Oct. 11, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed multiple items above 41 degrees F in cooler. Person in charge threw items away in dumpster. Sanitarian requests that person in charge calls sanitarians when repairmen arrives and corrects problem in cooler to stay at 41 degrees F or below.

Freight House Grill & Pub; 50 N. Prospect St., Norwalk; Oct. 11, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed multiple TCS foods that were on ice for cold holding during preparation that were not 41 degrees F or less. Observed some TCS foods in prep cooler that were above 41 degrees F. Walk-in cooler was not holding TCS foods at proper temperatures. All TCS foods that were above 45 degrees F at time of inspection were discarded. All TCS foods that were between 41 and 45 degrees F were moved to another cooler at proper temperature or the freezer; Violation: Critical — Observed flies in food preparation area of facility. I recommend adding additional pest control devices if flies cannot be controlled with just one; Violation: Cold holding equipment did not contain thermometers. Person in charge ordered thermometers at time of inspection; Violation: Walk-in cooler was not keeping TCS foods at proper temperatures. TCS foods should not be stored in walk-in cooler until I have verified that it has been adjusted or repaired to keep product at 41 degrees F or less; Violation: The racks near the dish washing area have an accumulation of grease and debris. The inside of the microwave has an accumulation of food debris; Violation: Observed a build-up of dirt and debris. Some areas of floors could use cleaning in the food prep area. Facility could use some general cleaning.

Schild’s IGA; 171 Milan Ave., Norwalk; Oct. 11, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Salisbury steaks in the walk-in cooler of deli were observed to be 47 degrees F with the container being dated Oct. 10. Person in charge confirmed that steaks were cooked yesterday and were not put into the blast chiller the facility has. Sanitarian required deli person in charge to discard the steaks because they had not been properly cooled. Person in charge discarded items during the inspection; Violation: Surfaces of cutting boards in produce prep area were severely scratched and scored and cannot be effectively cleaned and sanitized. Explained that the cutting boards should be resurfaced or replaced; Violation: The three-compartment sink in the meat room did not have any sanitizer test strips. Ensure that all three compartment sinks have sanitizer test strips available at all times; Violation: Observed no towels or hand drying device at the handwashing sink in the meat room; Violation: The toilet in the men’s rest-room is in need of cleaning. Clean all rest-room plumbing fixtures as often as necessary to keep them clean and sanitary.

Twilight Gardens Healthcare Group, Inc.; 196 W. Main St., Norwalk; Oct. 11, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — Some areas of floor such as the dish washing area are dirty. Walls and floor around freezer have some accumulation of mildew. Some mildew is present in floors and walls of walk-in cooler. The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean, and cleaning shall be done during periods when the least amount of food is exposed.

Dave’s Food Mart; 84 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; Oct. 17, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — The side of the deli cooler closest to the hot holding unit was not keeping food product at adequate temperatures. Food product that was 45 degrees F and above was voluntarily removed from service at the facility by the person in charge. All food product that was 45 degrees F and less in the deli cooler was moved into the walk-in cooler until maintenance can be performed on the cooler and I have come to verify temperatures; Violation: Thermometer in deli cooler was on the end of the cooler furthest from the hot holding unit. The sensor was placed on the top of the unit on ice condensate, and therefore, read 29 degrees F. No thermometer was observed in smaller prep cooler; Violation: Deli cooler was not able to maintain food product at 41 degrees F or less. TCS food shall not be stored in the deli cooler until I have verified cooler is capable of maintaining temperatures; Violation: Repeat — Observed a build-up of dirt and debris; specifically, grease residue on walls and floors around fryers and crumbs around toasters. Storage racks for dry food product have an accumulation of dust and debris. Facility could use some general cleaning.

Kentucky Fried Chicken/Long John Silvers; 223 Milan Ave., Norwalk; Oct. 19, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Observed dirt and debris on blade of can opener; Violation: Observed food in an unapproved location. The ceiling of the Traulsen freezer has an accumulation of ice condensate. Frozen food is stored in open containers below. This is a potential contamination hazard; Violation: No temperature measuring device was observed inside the walk-in cooler; Violation: Blodgett hot holding cabinet door is bowing and has been sealed. The sealant is not preventing the accumulation of dirt and debris on the equipment; Violation: Observed mildew on floor and walls around mop sink, mop hangers, baseboards near mop sink and around three-compartment sink. Observed standing water outside service sink during inspection. Standing water should be eliminated from mop area and all damage caused from standing water should be repaired; Violation: Observed some debris around areas of the soda machine as well as in and on the outside of the cabinet underneath. Observed food debris and grease accumulation on the hot holding cabinets. Traulsen freezer has an accumulation of food debris at the bottom. Temperature controlled prep table had multiple areas of food debris and grease accumulation. The inside of the microwave had an accumulation of food debris. Flour table had an excessive accumulation of food debris on equipment; Violation: Observed single-use materials stored in cardboard boxes above flour station that were soiled from grease; scoop for batter near fryer in a utensil holder fixed to the equipment had dried batter residue on the inside; tongs and other utensils stored in grease encrusted metal basket by the microwave; single-service food containers stored under hot holding equipment were contaminated by food grease and debris; Violation: Lighting in the walk-in refrigerator measured 0 foot candles in some areas; Violation: Repeat — Observed many areas of facilities in which baseboards were cracked or missing. Dirt and food debris accumulation was observed in these areas; Violation: Repeat — Observed a build-up of dirt and debris. Many covings and sealings in facility are in poor repair and have accumulated grease, dirt, and debris. In general, floors, walls and ceilings of facility need cleaned. Many areas and corners of facility have an accumulation of dirt and debris - counter by the serving window, floors and walls by the flouring station, racks above flouring station, floors and walls behind the fryers, pipes and drains connected to equipment. Observed mildew growth on floors, walls, and ceilings both inside and outside of walk-in cooler. Observed food debris, grease and mildew inside walk-in cooler storing raw meat. Observed accumulation of debris on racks inside walk-in cooler storing raw meat. Observed raw shrimp on ground under storage in walk-in cooler storing raw meat.

Hound Dog Hop; 195 Sandusky St., Plymouth; Oct. 20, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Determined with food employee that the ice cream in the machine is not officially date marked. It requires a date mark (a misconception of staff as all other date marks were correct). Machine was just cleaned, so current ice cream is fine. Corrected at time of inspection; Violation: Observed some single-service items in boxes on the floor of the storage shed and some clean linens in a Tupperware container underneath the handwashing sink; Violation: Observed several issues that need repair: the three-compartment sink has a slow leak; the lock wheel on the walk-in cooler does not click in as designed; the grease interceptor lid is broken off; the storage shed is not painted so it is smooth and easily cleanable; the main prep cooler still requires fixing; some of the front and back room lights bulbs are out; a storage area in the house behind the facility is being used for dry storage but was not approved during plan review and should either be brought up to code or not used. The primary concern is that the floor is carpeted. Inspector’s comments: Facility has been open at very inconsistent hours all summer long, and the owner did inform me that he is planning on selling the facility.

Nowhere Tavern; 106 E. Main St., Bellevue; Oct. 24, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed raw chicken being held above bacon in the prep cooler. Sanitarian educated person in charge and items were moved around to prevent contamination; Violation: Critical — Observed mechanical dishwasher to have 0 PPM for chlorine. Person in charge called Ecolab to have rep come out and repair unit. Person in charge will call sanitarian when unit is fixed to ensure that the proper concentration is being dispensed; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Observed kitchen employee preparing food without a hat or hairnet.

Orchard Grove Assisted Living; 670 Flat Rock Road, Bellevue; Oct. 24, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — The person in charge was unable to demonstrate proper knowledge of food safety and prevention. Sanitarian educated person in charge on various issues; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed turkey lunch meat being stored in walk-in cooler to be date marked Oct. 14. This should have been thrown away on Oct. 20. Person in charge voluntarily threw item away.

American Legion Post 292; 185 N. Main St., New London; Oct. 30, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed dirty dish in bar hand sink; Violation: Repeat — No one employee at facility held level two certification in food safety; Violation: Observed single-use containers, such as butter and chicken salad tubs, that had been washed and stored for re-use; Violation: Observed some mildew on non-food contact areas of ice machine.

Pizza House; 2 S. Main St., New London; Oct. 30, standard inspection — Violation: Observed chlorine test strips at facility while quaternary ammonium sanitizer was being used for three-compartment sink; Violation: Repeat — Observed some cutting surfaces that were severely scored. Boards shall either be resurfaced or replaced; Violation: Repeat — Observed food debris and splatter on sauce pot. fryers, fryer hood and vents, racks through facility, meat slicer, and on the inside of the microwave and cold-holding equipment. Space between three-compartment sink and wall has an accumulation of debris and shall be cleaned and resealed. Inside of ice machine as well as the magnetic strips holding knives shall be cleaned; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Observed no hand drying provision at kitchen sink upon entering facility. Person in charge provided a new roll of paper towels at hand sink; Violation: Observed no employee handwashing sign in men’s restroom; Violation: Observed food splatter, dust, dirt and debris on floors, walls and ceilings in various areas of facility. Facility needs general cleaning.

Pepperidge Farm; 3320 Ohio 103 East, Willard; Oct. 31, standard and 30-day inspection — Violation: Critical — Observed that some TCS items in the salad bar were not maintaining 41 degrees F or below. Corrected at time of inspection — Items were thrown away; Violation: Critical — Observed RTE TCS foods held refrigerated for more than 24 hours were not properly date marked. Corrected at time of inspection — Items were date labeled and returned; Violation: Critical — RTE, TCS food that had been date marked was not properly discarded when required. Corrected at time of inspection — Mozzarella cheese was thrown away. Cheese date marking exemption list was provided upon pre-licensing inspection; Violation: Observed that salad bar needs further adjustment to maintain foods at 41 degrees F or below. Adjust/fix cooler so that contents can be maintained at proper temperature; Violation: Observed that the soap dispenser at the dishwashing area hand-washing sink was not dispensing. The battery in the dispenser should be replaced; Violation: Observed paper towel dispenser in the kitchen area is jammed and cannot dispense towels. Fix the dispenser.

 

Schools

No violations

Whitney Field Concession Stand; 15 St. Mary’s St., Norwalk; Oct. 6, standard inspection — No violations.

Western Reserve Elementary School; 3851 U.S. 20 Collins; Oct. 10, standard inspection — No violations.

Western Reserve High School; 3841 U.S. 20, Collins; Oct. 10, standard inspection — No violations.

New London Music Boosters; Grove St., New London; Oct. 27, standard inspection — No violations.

 

Violations

Celeryville Christian School; 4200 Broadway St., Willard; Oct. 10, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — There was no person in charge present in the food facility during inspection. To minimize the risk of contamination, the license holder shall be the person responsible for the FSO or RFE, or may be the person in charge, or shall designate a person in charge and shall ensure that a person in charge with applicable knowledge is present during all hours of operation. Obtain the Level 1 training online at Servsafe.com Food Handler’s Course.

New London Music Boosters; Grove St., New London; Oct. 10, standard inspection — Violation: Corrected during inspection — Observed no temperature measuring device inside cold holding unit to measure the ambient air temperature in the warmest part of the unit. Person in charge placed a thermometer in the refrigerator.

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