NORWALK - The following were the results of health department inspections of Norwalk-area food establishments and schools in March:
Family Dollar Stores of Ohio, Inc.; 109 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Family Dollar Stores; (March 1, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good condition.
Peacock Water; 31 E. Water St., Norwalk; operator, Robert Gwinner, Tim Peacock (March 5, regular inspection) No violations.
CVS Pharmacy; 106 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, CVS Pharmacy No. 6173 (March 6, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good condition.
The Child Nest; 28 River St., Wakeman; operator, Diana Griffin (March 27, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good condition.
Uncle Dudley's Catering; 101 Myrtle Ave. (rear), Willard; operator, Tom Leis (March 27, regular inspection) No violations.
Blockbuster; 80 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Blockbuster (March 28, regular inspection) No violations.
H&B's Hop; 296 W. Main St., Norwalk; operator, Lois Hicks (March 2, regular inspection) Violation: All equipment in a food service must be commercial grade. When this equipment is replaced, replace it with commercial grade units with the proper testing agency approval seal. Note: Purchased an upright freezer for the kitchen which is commercial grade.
Burger King; 1148 S. Conwell Ave., Willard; operator, Super 4 Corp. (March 5, regular inspection) Violation: Cover chicken fries being held on top of prep table. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean. Employees doing a good job of food prep/handling.
Lucky Chinese Restaurant; 187 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Xiao Li Liu (March 6, regular inspection) Violation: Three compartment sink being used to wash vegetables with no air gap in plumbing. Repair plumbing with air gap installed if you continue to use three compartment sink to wash vegetables; Violation: Several pieces of equipment in kitchen are residential models and not approved for use. Replace equipment with units that have been approved by a recognized food testing agency; Violation: Ice scoop being stored in unprotected manor. Store ice scoop in a container that can be washed on a regular basis and protect the scoop from contamination; Violation: Handwashing station not conveniently located in food prep area. Add handwash sink/station in food prep area; Violation: Handwashing stations in men's and women's restrooms not able to supply hot water to a minimum of one hundred degrees Fahrenheit. Person-in-charge is in process of having company find the source of problem and correcting; Violation: Person-in-charge not ensuring that duties are being enforced. Gave person-in-charge a self-training manual/food safety guide (in Chinese) to assist in learning proper food handling techniques. Also recommend that the person-in-charge take a serv-safe course in food safety.
Main Street Carry Out; 203 S. Main St., Willard; operator, Joanne Kaylor (March 6, regular inspection) Violation: The microwave available for customer use is not commercial, when it fails or is replaced, it must be with a commercial unit.
Posey D's Drive In; 195 Sandusky St., Plymouth; operator, Rose M. Day (March 7, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Store raw hamburger on bottom shelf of walk-in to prevent accidental cross contamination; Violation: Pans should be air dried prior to stacking.
Wakeman Eagles Aerie No. 4354; 35 Main St., Wakeman; operator, Sean Eschen, trustee (March 7, regular inspection) Violation: Kitchen and bar microwave ovens and kitchen crock-pots are not commercial grade. All food equipment when replaced, will be replaced with commercial grade equipment with the approved testing agency certification seal; Violation: The kitchen three compartment sink did not have a sanitizer test kit available to check the concentration of the sanitizer when washing dishes or equipment (bleach: at least 50 ppm). Has test kits available. Note: Observed a container of marinara sauce in the cooler. If you are making marinara sauce by heating it, cooling it in the refrigerator for later use and then reheating it, will make the facility a level four FSO license which will have to be changed the next license period. Do not re-cook the sauce. Throw away any leftovers after the event.
Ma's One Stop Shop; 6180 Ohio 18, New London; operator, Daniel R. Burch (March 8, regular inspection) Violation: Make sure you have the sanitizer test kit for the two compartment dish sink to regularly check the concentration of the sanitizer (iodine/detergent sanitizer). The sink procedure for two sink set up is iodine detergent with water to make suds and then dip the dishes in second sink filled with water and then the iodine to eliminate the suds that the detergent creates. Note: If this facility is ever remodeled or change of ownership, the facility will have to install a three compartment sink and handsink.
McDonald's of Willard; 207 E. Walton St., Willard; operator, Tri-Arch, Inc. (March 8, regular inspection) Violation: There was no sanitizer in wiping cloth storage containers. A sanitizing solution of 200 ppm should be maintained in this solution and changed every four hours, more often if necessary. Inspector's comments: Employees doing a good job of food prep/handling.
Hunter's Brew; 27 Main St., Greenwich; operator, Geneva H. Hunter (March 13, regular inspection) Violation: Several pieces of equipment not commercial grade (microwave, crock-pot). Remove or replace with units that have been approved by a recognized food testing agency; Violation: Light bulb out in reach-in cooler unit. Replace light bulb in reach-in unit to provide at least 20 foot candles.
Alivia's; 302 W. Walton St., Willard; operator, Pamela A. Granneman (March 20, regular inspection) Violation: Handwashing sink by back door needs to be repaired to provide adequate handwashing facilities; Violation: Signs must be posted. Left copy of food code sign for owner to make copies and laminate; Violation: Employees shall wear hats/hairnets.
Twist and Shout; 167 Sandusky St., P.O. Box 234, Monroeville; operator, Ken Buraszeki (March 20, regular inspection) Violation: Remove rug from in front of grill area. Rubber mats (easy to remove and clean) can be used if desired; Violation: Install self-closure on bathroom door; Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.
Jilliann's Food & Beverage Carryout; 78 Hyde St., Wakeman; operator, Jill Sheparovich (March 27, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable of food rules and make sure the employees are trained especially in the proper procedures of dishwashing and date labeling; Violation: The board on the wall showing the disposal dates of the deli items has not been updated. Make sure all food is dated for disposal seven days after the date of opening or preparing the food. If the wall posting is not working, then you will have to date label each individual food package or container; Violation: Make sure all breading in the back pressure fryer and flour in the pizza area are covered to prevent insect contamination; Violation: Clean the grease around the pressure fryer. Clean the pizza dough on the prep table. Clean the fan screen in the deli area; Violation: Make sure the proper procedures are being used for the three compartment sink: wash (soap water), rinse (clear water), sanitize (sanitizer water, 50-100 ppm bleach using the test kit); Violation: This facility does not have a mop sink. Make sure the mop water is placed down the toilet and when the facility is renovated or changes ownership, a mop sink will have to be installed; Violation: In pizza area, the handsink is missing paper towels for drying hands. Get it supplied so employees are regularly washing their hands; Violation: All trash containers that have food scraps must be covered when not in use to prevent insect contamination from the trash to the food.
American Legion Post No. 547; 8 S. Main St., P.O. Box 481, Monroeville; operator, American Legion Post No. 547 (March 28, regular inspection) Violation: Several pieces of equipment not commercial (i.e. microwave, freezer, small refrigerator, crock-pot/roasters). Replace equipment with units that have been approved by a recognized food testing agency. Note: Beverage tubing violation corrected from last inspection. Thin tipped metal stem thermometer readily available. Inspector's comments: Overall, facility very clean and in excellent condition.
Willard Center; 725 Wessor Ave., Willard; operator, THS of Ohio at Willard, LLC (March 28, regular inspection) Violation: Water temperature was 78 degrees. Sanitizer levels were at 100 ppm. Manufacturer requires minimum 150 ppm quaternary ammonia. Level should be at 200 ppm to achieve adequate sanitation in the three compartment sink. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.
La Campesina; 18 Myrtle Ave., Willard; operator, J&I Taqueria, Inc. (March 29, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Three door refrigerator is not keeping food at 41 degrees. Inside temperature today was 49 degrees. Items that are of a concern for bacterial growth need to be removed from this unit. Service/or a new unit is to be done either tomorrow or early next week; Violation: Sanitizing solutions, testing devices. A test kit or other device that accurately measures the concentration in ppm of sanitizing solutions shall be provided. Please provide test strips. Inspector's comments: Facility is neat and clean. Employees doing a good job of food prep/handling. Note: Chest freezer in back storage area is not a commercial unit. When this unit fails or is replaced, it must be with a commercial unit.
St. Joseph School; 66 Chapel St., Monroeville; operator, Rev. Kenneth Lill (March 9, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Kitchen clean and in good condition.
League Street School; 16 E. League St., Norwalk; operator, Norwalk City Schools (March 7, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Violation Sanitizer level in three compartment sink too high (greater than 400 ppm) at inspection. Violation immediately corrected by adding more water to sink to dilute concentration to 200 ppm; Violation: Critical Violation Person-in-charge present while critical violations were taking place. Prevent critical violations by supervising employees and conducting daily checks; Violation: Lid on milk cooler bent in center and not allowing gasket to come in full contact and seal properly. Repair or replace lid so seal is adjusted in accordance with manufacturer's specifications; Violation: Food employees not wearing hair restraints at inspection. Wear proper hair restraints while in food prep area.
Willard Head Start; 313 Crestwood Drive, Willard; operator, April Stokes (March 27, regular inspection) Violation: Garlic bread was stored in the freezer loose, not in packages or containers. This was immediately discarded; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures. Note: General Electric freezer (being used for frozen vegetables) is not commercial grade. When this unit fails or is replaced it must be with a commercial unit.