Health Inspection Reports

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

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

FOOD

ESTABLISHMENTS

No violations

Hillside Acres, Inc.; 370 E. Howard St., Willard; operator, Christy Kilgore (May 2, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean. Note: Air gap is required in drain line of vegetable prep sink. This will need to be done by next inspection. Note: There are several pieces of equipment that are not commercial. When these fail or are replaced, it must be with commercial equipment. Left information on certified testing agencies regarding this.

Sun Beach Cafe; 13 Lake Holiday Lane, Willard; operator, Gus Stephens (May 4, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean. Note: Frigidaire refrigerator/freezer is not commercial. When this unit fails or is replaced, it must be with commercial equipment.

Dublo's Carry Out; 6 Madison St., Norwalk; operator, Pat Dublo (May 16, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good condition.

Willard Senior Center; 318 Laurel St. East, Willard; operator, Services for Aging, Inc. (May 18, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean. Note: Could not calibrate thermometers at this inspection. There was no ice on-site. Recommend keeping ice available and calibrating thermometers weekly, or immediately if one is dropped.

Texas Migrant Council, Inc.; 1530 S. Conwell Ave., Willard; operator, Luis Guardiola (May 21, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean. Employees doing a good job of food prep/handling. Note: Could not calibrate thermometers at this inspection. No ice on premises. Recommend having ice on premises so thermometers can be checked weekly, or immediately if dropped.

Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1238; 6104 U.S. 20 East, Bellevue; operator, Bruce D. Kent, Quartermaster (May 29, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Equipment violation corrected from last inspection. Beverage tubing violation corrected. Facility clean and in good condition at this time.

Violations

Norwalk Sycamore Hills Golf Club; 14 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk; operator, Norwalk Sycamore Hills Golf Club, Inc. (May 1, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures. Hamburgers and hot dogs being prepared on grill for morning league. These were placed on table along with buns, condiments, and potato salad for consumer self service. Shredded beef and shredded chicken were in warmer. Temperature was 160 degrees plus. Hot dogs on roller were 122 degrees. Need to be heated to 135 degrees before serving. Sycamore Hills is a level three license. This means they are not allowed to reheat potentially hazardous food; Violation: Potato salad on table was at 54 degrees at this inspection. Recommend keeping in ice bath to ensure temperature is held at 41 degrees or lower. Raw hamburgers, cheese, and other foods are being kept in a pop cooler. Left information on commercially acceptable refrigeration equipment. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Country Market; 40 Main St., Greenwich; operator, W. Steven Tackett (May 1, regular inspection) Violation: Microwave oven and crock pots not commercial grade. Replace equipment with units that have been approved by a recognized food testing agency; Violation: Ice cream scoop being stored improperly in container of water. Store scoop in dip well or clean after every use. Inspector's comments: Store very clean and in excellent condition.

Willard Country Inn and Kitchen; 429 E. Walton St., Willard; operator, Curtis Barnett (May 3, regular inspection) Violation: Once cooked, stuffing is considered a potentially hazardous food, and needs to be kept at 41 degrees or below or 135 degrees or above; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Store carryout containers upside down once they have been removed from plastic covering.

Norwalk Golf Properties, Inc.; 2406 New State Road, Norwalk; operator, Gary Wilkins (May 4, regular inspection) Violation: All equipment in a licensed facility must be commercial. Soup crock pot, griddle, prep freezer, and microwave are not commercial. According to code, food is not to be stored in beverage refrigerators. Recommend switching with commercial unit in back room. Certified testing agencies are CSA, NSF, ETL, and UL Sanitation. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Mickey Mart; 72 N. Main St., New London; operator, Mickey Mart, Inc. (May 8, regular inspection) Violation: The microwave oven over the pizza freezer is not commercial grade. You must have a commercial grade unit with the approved testing agency seal; Violation: Clean the mix dust from the dispensing nozzles of the cappuccino machine; clean the dust off the top of the decafe coffee machine and coffee mate creamer; clean the dried food off the hot dog roller; Violation: Get a cover for the women's restroom to cover the waste products from insect contamination.

Mid American Restaurant, Inc., Jerry's No. 30; 117 E. Walton St., Willard; operator, Mid American Restaurant, Inc. (May 8, regular inspection) Violation: Employees preparing food must wear hats or hairnets; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Green beans with ham, sausage gravy, and other gravies must be date-marked with discard date (seven days at 41 degrees or less) when placed in the walk-in cooler; Violation: Checked two thermometers available for prep cook, both were out of range and could not be calibrated. Replace with new ones; Violation: Clean fan and lighting fixture of dust/dirt debris in dishwashing area. Clean around deep fryer area; Violation: Walk-in cooler door will not close at this inspection. Repair to give a tight-fitting seal.

Millstone Hills Golf Course; 2315 Euclid Road, New London; operator, Kelli Cooke (May 8, regular inspection) Violation: The refrigerator, microwave oven, electric skillet and two roasters are not commercial grade. When they are replaced, make sure they are replaced with commercial units that have an approved testing agency seal; Violation: Get sanitizer test kit for three compartment sink to regularly check the concentration of the sanitizer; Violation: The floor tiles in front service area are broken and need to be replaced to make the floor easier to clean.

Starview Drive-In; 2083 U.S. 20 West, Norwalk; operator, William Steel (May 12, regular inspection) Violation: Back room freezer and microwave oven not commercial grade. When replaced, replace them with commercial grade unit with an approved testing agency seal. Note: New two-door commercial freezer installed.

Wakeman Mickey Mart Subway; 52 W. Main St., Wakeman; operator, Mickey Mart, Inc. (May 9, regular inspection) Violation: Clean the dust on top of the oven, warmers and proofing equipment and under the microwave oven and toaster oven; Violation: The sanitizer level in the third sink of three compartment sink was 150 ppm for quat sanitizer. It is required to have at least 200-400 ppm sanitizer in the third sink. Regularly check the concentration of the sanitizer to make sure it has not diluted over time and extended use. Change the sanitizer more often.

Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 2743; 140 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 2743 (May 15, regular inspection) Violation: Employee must wear hat/hairnet when preparing food; Violation: Add consumer advisory to your menu. Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellfish, eggs, or unpastuerized milk may increase your risk of food-borne illness. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Aldi; 195 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Aldi, Inc. (May 16, regular inspection) Violation: Energy efficient bulbs were used in walk-in freezer. They cannot light up to sufficient intensity due to the cold. Replace these bulbs with bulbs that can achieve the proper intensity (at least 10 foot candles)

Norwalk Mickey Mart; 331 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Mickey Mart, Inc. (May 16, regular inspection) Violation: The existing internal thermometer in walk-in sandwich cooler is malfunctioning. Get a new thermometer in the cooler so you can regularly check temperatures (45 degrees Fahrenheit or below until March 2008 and then the cooler must be 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below). Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good operating condition.

Domino's Pizza; 215 Myrtle Ave., Willard; operator, Greg Polachek (May 18, regular inspection) Violation: Potentially hazardous food in sub prep table was too warm. Recommend reducing amount of product that is placed in holding wells; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean. Employees doing a good job of food prep/handling.

The Village Pizza Barn; 53 Park Ave., New London; operator, Nancy C. Tittle (May 21, regular inspection) Violation: Upright freezer, floor freezer, upright refrigerator and microwave oven are not commercial grade units. Replace these items with commercial grade equipment that has an approved testing agency seal; Violation: Clean the microwave oven handle of sticky food. Also clean the flour around the pizza dough sheeter; Violation: The linoleum floor in back room has worn down to the cement and needs to be replaced to make easier to clean; Violation: The hand sink has boxes covering the sink making it not accessible for use. Move the boxes and regularly use the hand sink.

Corner Store; 2754 Ohio 18 East, Collins; operator, William and Nancy Horn (May 22, regular inspection) Violation: Upright refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster and mixer are not commercial grade units. Replace these units with commercial grade equipment that has an approved testing agency.

Crossroads Tavern; 6328 U.S. 20 East, Wakeman; operator, Judy E. Bement (May 22, regular inspection) Violation: The upright refrigerators and freezers, crock-pot and the microwave oven are not commercial grade units. Replace these items with commercial grade equipment that has an approved testing agency seal; Violation: Make sure all trash containers that have waste food in them are covered when not in use to prevent insect contamination from the waste to the prepared food.

Greenwich Grocery; 30 Main St., Greenwich; operator, Barbara and Lanny Keysor (May 22, regular inspection) Violation: Items in meat case not date marked properly. When opening packages or logs of deli meat, the unused portion must be date marked with the discard date which is seven days at 41 degrees or four days at 45 degrees; Violation: Floor in front of dairy cooler cracked and raised. Patch cracks in floor in front of dairy cooler. Floor scheduled for repair; Violation: Chest freezer in back not commercial grade. Replace with unit that has been approved by a recognized food testing agency; Violation: Several baby food products have exceeded the expiration date on the packaging. Items were voluntarily destroyed and form was filled out.

KC Drive Thru & Carry Out; 121 N. Main St., New London; operator, Carol Standen (May 22, regular inspection) Violation: Floor freezer, microwave oven, upright freezer and crock-pots are not commercial grade units. When you replace these items, replace them with commercial equipment that has an approved testing agency seal

Domino's Pizza, Inc.; 81 E. Main St., Norwalk; operator, Skip Wilde (May 23, regular inspection) Violation: Do not store food under the evaporator drainline in walk-in cooler to prevent any contamination of the food from a dripping drainline; Violation: Do not store glue with food equipment. If the glue leaks, it may contaminate the equipment. Glue moved during inspection. Violation corrected.

Havana Tavern; 176 Gregory Road, Willard; operator, Patricia A. Kamann (May 23, inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Purchased tuna salad needs to be date marked on the day container is opened with the discard date of seven days at 41 degrees; Violation: Individual butter packs must be kept refrigerated. Butter was immediately placed in the refrigerator. All refrigeration units must be able to achieve 41 degrees by Jan. 1, 2008.

Freedom Valley Campground; 1875 U.S. 250 South, New London; operator, Mary Oney (May 30, regular inspection) Violation: All equipment must be commercial grade. The microwave, stove and refrigerator in the kitchen are not commercial grade. Replace these items with commercial units with seals from an approved testing agency.

Pepperidge Farm Cafeteria; 3320 Ohio 103 East, Willard; operator, Cuyahoga Vending Services, Inc. (May 23, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Raw pork roast and chicken breasts need to be on bottom shelves in walk-in cooler, below other foods. This was immediately corrected. Shell eggs in reach-in by grill need to be on bottom shelves; Violation: Real butter, whether used for grilling or individual packets needs to be kept refrigerated. These items were immediately placed under refrigeration. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

SCHOOLS

No Violations

Willard Middle School; 955 S. Main St., Willard; operator, Melodie A. Adelman (May 7, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean. Employees doing a good job of food prep/handling. Note: GE stove is not commercial. When this unit fails or is replaced it must be with commercial equipment.

Kindernest; 401 Conwell Ave., Willard; operator, Sue Henke (May 8, regular inspection) No violations. Note: Refrigerator/freezer and microwave are not commercial. When these units fail or are replaced, it must be with commercial equipment. Left into relating to certified testing agencies.

Willard Senior High School; 123 Whisler Drive, Willard; operator, Melodie A. Adelman (May 17, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Employees doing a good job of food prep/serving.

Maplehurst School; 195 St. Mary's St., Norwalk; operator, Norwalk City Schools (May 16, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility clean and in good condition.

Western Reserve High School; 3841 U.S. 20, Collins; operator, Cynthia Davis (May 17, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good operation.

Pleasant Street School; 16 S. Pleasant St., Norwalk; operator, Norwalk City Schools (May 17, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Equipment violation corrected from last inspection. Note: Thin-tipped, tip sensitive thermometer to be replaced by next inspection. Metal stem present at this time.

Violations

Christie Lane Cafeteria; 306 S. Norwalk Road, Norwalk; operator, Denise Zeffiro-Krenisky (May 8, regular inspection) Violation: Food delivered from the high school. Regular checks of the delivered food shows the main entrees not hot holding at least 135 degrees Fahrenheit (charts showed consistent temperatures of 120-125 degrees Fahrenheit). The hot held vegetables were making temperature. The problem could be the vegetables are transported double wrapped in plastic and foil and the main entree is delivered with only the foil cover. Get the hot-holding temperature of all transported foods to at least 135 degrees Fahrenheit at the delivery site; Violation: All equipment in a food service must be commercial grade. Make sure that the freezer is a commercial grade unit. Note: Make sure you are regularly calibrating the thermometers at least on a weekly basis (gave calibration handout).

Norwalk Catholic School Cafeteria; 31 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Christopher Baker (May 9, regular inspection) Violation: There are several food items taken out of the freezer for thawing and did not have the date they came out of the freezer. You must ensure the product is used within seven days (after coming out of the freezer and including the preparation date) before the item is disposed. Also there were containers of cottage cheese opened without the disposal dates on them. All foods opened and/or prepared must be date labeled for disposal. Note: Make sure the food items on the salad bar are temperature checked to be below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. If they are not keeping temperature in the ice, they cannot be used the next day.