HEALTH INSPECTION REPORTS

NORWALK - The following were the results of health department inspections of Norwalk-area food establishments and schools in April: FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS Openings
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

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

FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

Openings

Norwalk Junction; 1300 Ohio 18, Norwalk; operator, Norwalk Raceway Park, Inc. (April 20, regular inspection) Violation: The microwave ovens are not commercial grade. When they are replaced, replace them with commercial grade units that have the approval seal from a testing agency. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good operation. Okay to open for operation.

No violations

Peking House; 2 W. Main St., Norwalk; operator, Jie Ling Mei (April 4, follow-up inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Re-inspection of the facility from a previous inspection which found violations regarding food segregation, food covering and food storage. During the re-inspection, all food was placed in the prep and walk-in coolers and are covered. The food was also stored with the raw foods segregated below the ready-to-eat foods. The galvanized can to store rice was still being used. Ordered the rice removed from the can and the can was taken away from the kitchen area.

Sheri's Coffee House (FTMC); 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, Sheri Thomas (April 9, regular inspection) No violations.

Wakeman Food Center; 10 Main St., Wakeman; operator, Wakeman Food Center, Inc. (April 9, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good working order. Note If the facility is renovated or change of ownership, a handsink and three compartment sink will have to be installed in the deli area.

Bakies Drive Thru; 1308 S. Conwell Ave., Willard; operator, Marcia A. Bakies (April 19, regular inspection) No violations.

Hy-Miler; 110 Townsend Ave., Norwalk; operator, District Petroleum Products (April 19, regular inspection) No violations.

Rich Oil No. 8481; 153 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (April 19, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good condition.

Rich Oil No. 3550; 183 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (April 23, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good condition.

Violations

East of Chicago Pizza; 72 E. Main St., Norwalk; operator, Ken Pittenger (April 5, regular inspection) Violation: Microwave oven not approved by a recognized food equipment testing agency. Replace unit with approved model; Violation: Wall next to automatic dishwashing machine not clean. Repair and/or wash walls as often as necessary to prevent build-up; Violation: Three compartment sink not air gapped properly to use for washing vegetables. Also, mop sink drain and plumbing draining into it are not air gapped properly. Air gap plumbing to code. Three compartment sink does not have to be air gapped if a separate vegetable prep sink is added.

Kentucky Fried Chicken; 103 W. Walton St., Willard; operator, Abalar Fast Foods (April 5, regular inspection) Violation: Cheese, mayonnaise, and tartar sauce were in working containers without labels. These containers were labeled during inspection; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Inspector's comments: Facility in good condition at this inspection.

East of Chicago Pizza Company; 19 W. Main St., Wakeman; operator, Paul and Erica Chase (April 6, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge was not familiar with the correct sanitizer level for the three compartment sink. When quat sanitizer is used, there must be at least 200-400 ppm sanitizer used; Violation: Floor freezer and microwave oven are not commercial grade units. When these items are replaced, make sure you get commercial grade equipment that has been certified by an approved testing agency; Violation: Make sure all trash cans in kitchen area that hold waste food are covered when not in use so there is no contamination from insects going from the waste food to the prepared food; Violation: The intensity of the light in the food preparation areas such as the kitchen must be at least 50 foot candles and it was determined that the intensity was only 30 foot candles in these areas. Get higher wattage bulbs in the fixtures to increase the intensity of the light in these areas. This will help food employees working in the area from possible injury because of lower light intensity. Note If food is stored in separate individual portions away from its original container, make sure you have the food's identity, address and ingredient label so if there is a problem with the food, it can be traced back to the original producer. Note Watch the condition of the cans that are delivered for dents along the seams which could cause bacterial growth in the food. Keep the dented cans stored away from the good cans so they are not used accidentally and give them back to the delivery person.

Friendship Food Store; 64 E. Main St., Wakeman; operator, Beck Suppliers, Inc. (April 9, regular inspection) Violation: The meat grinder had dried meat on it and has not been cleaned within the time limit for equipment in a cold room (every 24 hours or after use). Make sure the grinder is cleaned and sanitized after each use to prevent bacterial growth; Violation: All food equipment must be commercial grade. When microwave oven next to Bob Evans cooler is replaced, replace it with commercial equipment with the seal from an approved testing agency.

Cravin's; 184 N. Main St., New London; operator, Eric Foltz (April 10, regular inspection) Violation: In grill and backroom there are microwave ovens and freezers that are not commercial grade. When they are replaced, replace them with commercial grade units that are from an approved testing agency; Violation: Get a sanitizer test kit for three compartment sink to check the concentration of the sanitizer on a regular basis (50-100 ppm).

Wendy's Old Fashion Hamburgers; 181 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Wenco Wooster, Inc., president (April 10, regular inspection) Violation: Managers and supervisors must wear hats/hairnets if they help in the food preparation process; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Cheddar cheese stored for chili near front counter was 56 degrees at this inspection. This product should be 45 degrees or less, 41 degrees or less after Jan. 1, 2008.

C Stop, Inc.; 2761 U.S. 20 East, Collins; operator, C Stop, Inc. (April 17, regular inspection) Violation: The microwave oven is not commercial grade. When you replace the microwave oven, replace it with a commercial grade unit with an approved testing agency seal.

Sheri's Coffee House; 27 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Sheri Thomas (April 17, regular inspection) Violation: Two upright refrigerators, freezer and toaster are not commercial grade. Replace the equipment with commercial grade units approved by a certified testing agency. Note make sure when an employee has hair that is longer than shoulder length, they pull their hair back or use a hair restraint such as a hat or bandana so it does not contaminate the food.

Fitchville Market, Inc.; 1596 U.S. 250, New London; operator, Susan Porter (April 18, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Violation The taco meat and shredded beef on steam table were 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Hot holding must be 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above to prevent bacterial growth. The food is removed and I will recheck the food temperature on April 20; Violation: The backroom storage shelf has medical supplies with spices and if the medicines leak, they could contaminate the spices. Segregate the medical supplies from the food. Done during inspection; Violation: The hose in the three compartment sink must have a backflow device on it to prevent contaminated water from being sucked into the water system. Get a backflow device on the faucet for the hose line. (April 20, follow-up inspection) The violation has been corrected.

Mr. Pizza Head; 22A Main St., Greenwich; operator, Nicholas J. Bannworth (April 18, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Violation Food items not date marked properly in cold holding units. Place seven day "use by" date on items when page is originally opened. Violation to be corrected by adding dates; Violation: Critical Violation Person-in-charge not ensuring that violations, critical and non-critical, are not taking place and not supervising properly. Supervise employees and ensure that food code is enforced effectively; Violation: Critical Violation No hot water to handsink at inspection. Hot water valve at sink turned off/leaking. Repair/replace valve to restore hot water as soon as possible; Violation: Critical Violation Sanitizer test strips missing at inspection. Replace test strips with type matching the sanitizer that you use; Violation: Three compartment sink dirty and water stained at inspection. Clean sinks and drainboards as described above; Violation: Cove molding missing from floor/wall junctures in kitchen. Replace cove molding; Violation: Vegetable prep sink plumbing not properly air gapped. Air gap plumbing per plumbing code to prevent back flow and cross contamination. A re-inspection will be conducted on April 23 to ensure critical items have been corrected. (April 23, follow-up inspection) All critical violations corrected from last inspection. Faucet replaced and hot/cold running water available at handsink. Sanitizer test strips conveniently located. Potentially hazardous food items date marked with "use by" date. Other violations (non-critical) to be addressed by next inspection.

Pizza Cravin', Inc.; 64 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, Michael and Melissa Edwards (April 18, regular inspection) Violation: Upright and floor freezers in backroom are not commercial grade units. When they are replaced, replace them with commercial grade equipment that has an approved testing agency seal; Violation: The gasket to the walk-in cooler is falling apart and needs to be replaced so it keeps the cold air stable in the walk-in cooler; Violation: Get a self-closing door spring on the restroom door so it will prevent insects from going into the restroom and then contaminating the food; Violation: Cover all kitchen waste baskets that hold food when not in use to prevent insects from going into the waste food and then contaminating the served food.

Daily Dipper; 22 Myrtle Ave., Willard; operator, Blanca Alegria (April 20, regular inspection) Violation: Salsa and other products that are in different containers need to be properly marked with the common food name; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

El-Lou-Inc. aka Waldo's; 46 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, Robert W. Mullins (April 23, regular inspection) Violation: Clean the cluttered boxes in the kitchen and clean the dirty walls of the walk-in cooler; Violation: The back kitchen wall has exposed wood with cracked paint. Repair the back wall and place a surface that easily cleanable.

Willard Golf Club; 4000 Ohio 162 West, P.O. Box 382, Willard; operator, Bill Pfefferle (April 23, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Employee was making cold subs without gloves. Gloves/tongs/deli tissue must be used when handling ready-to-eat food.

Glass Bar; 45 E. Main St., Norwalk; operator, Roger L. Hall (April 25, regular inspection) Violation: The microwave oven in bar area is not commercial grade. When this unit is replaced, replace it with a commercial grade unit that has a seal from an approved testing agency.

American Legion Post 706; 523 Ohio 162 East, North Fairfield; operator, American Legion Post 706 (April 26, regular inspection) Violation: Clean hood system. Note Several pieces of equipment are not residential. When they fail/or are replaced, it must be with commercial equipment.

SCHOOLS

No Violations

Willard Central Elementary School; 206 W. Pearl St., Willard; operator, Melodie A. Adelman (April 11, regular inspection) No violations.

Western Reserve Elementary School; 3851 U.S. 20, Collins; operator, Cynthia Davis (April 19, regular inspection) No violations.

Willard Richmond Elementary School; 3565 Sectionline Road, Willard; operator, Melodie A. Adelman (April 20, regular inspection) No violations.

Lyme School Cafeteria; 4831 U.S. 20 East, Bellevue; operator, Bellevue City Schools (April 25, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Kitchen clean and in good condition.

Willard Greenfield Elementary School; 2634 Ohio 162, Monroeville; operator, Melodie A. Adelman (April 26, regular inspection) No violations.

St. Francis Xavier School; 25 W. Perry St., Willard; operator, Donna McDowell (April 30, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean at this inspection.

Violations

New London Local School; 1 Wildcat Drive, New London; operator, Sherrill Stover (April 18, regular inspection) Violation: The light switch cover has broken off in walk-in cooler, leaving exposed wires. The switch needs to be replaced or repaired; Violation: The floor under the shelves in the walk-in freezer has food items that have fallen and need to be cleaned up. Make sure this is done on a regular basis.

Norwalk Catholic Early Childhood Center; 77 State St., Norwalk; operator, Christopher Baker (April 18, regular inspection) Violation: Place table mounted can opener on a routine cleaning schedule.

Willard New Haven Elementary School; 4040 Ohio 61 S., New Haven; operator, Melodie A. Adelman (April 19, regular inspection) Violation: If back door of kitchen is to be kept open for ventilation purposes, it needs to be screened.

Main Street School; 80 E. Main St., Norwalk; operator, Huron County Educational Services Center (April 24, regular inspection) Violation: Outer door in cafeteria was open for ventilation purposes. With warm weather and insects coming, it needs to be properly screened.