Health Inspections

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

 

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

FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

No violations

Dollar General; 359 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Dolgencorp, Inc. (July 2, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: The facility is clean and in good condition.

Cameo Pizza; 14 N. Hester St., Norwalk; operator, Matthew B. Keech (July 3, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Shamrock Tavern, Inc.; 14 N. Hester St., Norwalk; operator, Joanne Schaffer (July 3, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

East of Chicago Pizza; 34 Main St., Greenwich; operator, Randy and Susan Fishbaugh (July 6, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Operation clean and in good condition.

Cold as Ice Drive Thru; 22 N. Main St., P.O. Box 386, Monroeville; operator, Cynthia Tallman (July 10, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Store clean and in good condition.

Starview Drive-In; 2083 U.S. 20 West, Norwalk; operator, Janet Doughty/Constellation Ent. (July 10, pre-licensing inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Okay for license transfer.

Subway; 271 Sandusky St., Monroeville; operator, Resley and Resley, Inc. (July 10, regular inspection) No violations.

Big Lots; 1800 U.S. 20 West, Norwalk; operator, CS Ross Company (July 11, regular inspection) No violations.

Tienda Mexicana; 43 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Silviano Hernandez (July 11, regular inspection) No violations

American Legion No. 514; 3096 Ohio 99 South, Willard; operator, Roberta Mathias (July 12, regular inspection) No violations.

The Lapatea; 10 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, T and K Concepts (July 18, regular inspection) No violations.

Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 711, Inc.; 151 Cline St., Norwalk; operator, F.O.E. No. 711, Inc. (July 20, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Jo & Ed's Carry Out; 155 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Jo-Ed's Carryout, Inc. (July 23, regular inspection) No violations.

Subway Sandwiches & Salads; 355 U.S. 250 North, Norwalk; operator, Lois Owens (July 23, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good operation.

Windy Acres; 96 Clifton St., New London; operator, Windy Acres Board (July 23, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good condition.

Willard Pool; 561 W. Laurel St., Willard; operator, Dennis R. Hammond, City of Willard (July 25, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Wil-Ply-New Post 3430 VFW; 19 Woodland Ave., Willard; operator, VFW Quarter Master (July 26, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Violations

East of Chicago Pizza Company, Inc.; 318 W. Walton St., Willard; operator, Chidusky, Inc. (July 2, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Cheeses, eggs, macaroni salad, cottage cheese, and puddings on salad bar need to be maintained at 41 degrees or below. They were not at this inspection. Containers are designed with a fill line that is not to be exceeded. By overfilling these containers, cold unit cannot maintain required temps.

Mickey Mart; 123 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Mickey Mart, Inc. (July 3, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Cold sandwiches available for customer self-service. Big AZ burgers, breakfast burritos, and hot pockets must be date marked with discard date (seven days at 41 degrees or below) when they are removed from a frozen state; Violation: Clean around spout of coffeemate creamer dispenser.

New London Day Care Center; 58 E. Main St., New London; operator, Sherry Edwards (July 3, regular inspection) Violation: The refrigerator and microwave oven are not commercial grade equipment. Replace these items with commercial grade units that have the approved test agency seal; Violation: The spice shelf had medicines stored above the spices which could be contaminated if the medicines leak. Store the medicines below the spices in a separate area (done during inspection, medicines were thrown away.)

Blue Ribbon Catering; 50 Prospect St., Norwalk; operator, Paul Lindenberger (July 5, regular inspection) Violation: Facility has chlorine test strips, but using quat as a sanitizer. Acquire proper test strips; Violation: Nozzles on soda machine have syrup build-up. Place on a daily cleaning schedule. Need to provide air-gap for vegetable prep sink. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Motel Sleepers, Inc.; 1201 S. Conwell Ave., Willard; operator, Kathy Loney, manager (July 5, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Individual whipped butter packets were on the counter. These need to be kept refrigerated. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Chuck's Drive-Thru; 1426 Ohio 61 East, Norwalk; operator, Gia Guerra (July 6, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Violation There was pizza sauce cooling in large containers out at room temperature. The temperature of the pizza sauce was 106 degrees Fahrenheit and in the bacterial growth danger zone. Once the pizza sauce is cooked, cool it in shallow pans (two inches deep) in the walk-in cooler or in an ice bath. The sauce must get from the hot temperature to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within two hours and then from 70 degrees Fahrenheit to less than 41 degrees Fahrenheit within the next four hours. Will recheck next week for proper procedures; Violation: All foods that are prepared and cooled must have a date and time label on them. The date label must show the disposal date of the sauce (seven days from the date it was prepared) and the time it was placed in the walk-in for cooling; Violation: There are freezers and a microwave oven that are not commercial grade. Replace these items with commercial grade units that have the approved testing agency seal; Violation: The door was left opened and was letting flies into the facility. Do not leave the door open unless there is a screen door in its place. (July 12, follow-up inspection): Pizza sauce is date and time labeled. Make sure the sauce is cooled by placing in shallow pans (two inches deep) or using ice bath or using chill wands (manager said using shallow pans). Temperature violation corrected.

Gas Depot/Subway; 11 Akron St., New London; operator, Karen S. Ruggles (July 6, regular inspection) Violation: Clean under the toaster oven and the tops of the bread warmer of dust. Make sure it is regularly cleaned. Also in the self-serve coffee area, make sure the inside of the cappuccino machine is regularly cleaned of mixture powder. Inspector's comments: Facility is in good condition. Note: The mop sink faucet has had the backflow device installed as requested.

New London Lanes, Inc.; 136 W. Main St., New London; operator, William Winiarski (July 6, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Violation Do not thaw chicken wings out at room temperature. The surface of the chicken will grow bacteria while the inside of the wings are still trying to thaw. Thaw the wings using the methods stated in the regulations. Will recheck next week for proper procedures. Inspector's comments: The facility is clean and in good condition. (July 13, follow-up inspection) The violation has been corrected. The chicken wings have been placed in a refrigerator to thaw before cooking.

Plymouth Floral and Coffee Shop; 11 E. Main St., Plymouth; operator, Ruby C. Combs (July 6, regular inspection) Violation: Chlorine is being used as a sanitizer. Test strips on hand are for quaternary ammonia. Acquire proper test strips. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Olena Food Farm, Inc. dba Erie Trail; 674 U.S. 250, Norwalk; operator, Olena Food Farm, Inc. (July 9, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Unpasteurized shell eggs need to be stored on bottom shelf of prep cooler; Violation: Flour being sold needs to have proper labeling. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Subway; 340 Westwind Drive, Norwalk; operator, Resley and Resley, Inc. (July 9, regular inspection) Violation: Place soda nozzles on routine cleaning schedule. There is a syrup buildup at this inspection; Violation: Backflow prevention device at mop sink is broken. This needs to be replaced. Alternate option is to cut off hose so an air gap exists between top of sink and bottom of hose. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean at this inspection. Note: Floor in back room has been painted since last inspection. Would recommend touching up in heavily traveled areas.

Gardner's Supervalu Foods; 117 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Michael Gardner (July 11, regular inspection) Violation: The temperature of the eggs were 53-56 degrees Fahrenheit and need to be cold held below 41 degrees Fahrenheit. The cause may be eggs stacked too high and are not allowing the eggs to be stored inside the air curtain. The manager stated that the evaporators were not working properly and a coolant repairman was being called in. Will recheck that the eggs are stored lower and the coolers were repaired; Violation: There was a radio placed on the handsink blocking it from being used. There must be access to the handsink at all times so the employees have it to regularly wash their hands. Note: The public restroom in the back had a self-closing door mechanism installed to keep the door closed as required.

Oh-Gee's; 683 U.S. 250 South, Norwalk; operator, Rebecca Ditch (July 9, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Food in walk-in cooler is being stored on floor. Store it on shelves. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Missler's IGA; 121 Blossom Center Blvd., Willard; operator, J. Missler's, Inc. (July 11, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Chicken being thawed in deli area was not under running water. Explained proper procedure to FSO employees. Procedure was changed immediately; Violation: Tenderizer machine has soils build-up. Clean thoroughly. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Rite Aid; 99 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Rite Aid of Ohio, Inc. (July 11, regular inspection) Violation: Food storage racks directly under cooler line that has condensed water dripping from it. Move shelving or remedy dripping line. Inspector's comments: Overall, facility clean and in good condition.

Taco Bell of Norwalk; 325 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Norwalk Restaurants, Inc. (July 11, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Violation No sanitizer present in third compartment of three compartment sink while dishes were being washed, rinsed, and sanitized. Chlorine based sanitizer shall be 50-100 PPM. Violation immediately corrected at inspection by draining sink and refilling with hot water and adding sanitizer to 100 PPM; Violation: Person-in-charge not ensuring that wash, rinse, and sanitizing procedures are being followed correctly. Train employees on proper procedures and ensure that these procedures are being followed at all times.

Friendship Food Store; 1045 Myrtle Ave., Willard; operator, Beck Suppliers, Inc. (July 12, regular inspection) Violation: Provide a thermometer for Bob Evans refrigerator. Note: Microwave is not a commercial unit. When it fails/or is replaced it must be with a commercial unit.

New London Eagles Club; 29 W. Fir St., New London; operator, Firelands Aerie 2869 F.O.E. (July 13, regular inspection) Violation: The microwave oven is not commercial grade. Replace this unit with a commercial grade unit which has an approved testing agency; Violation: Clean the inside of the microwave oven. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good condition.

McDonald's of Norwalk; 249 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, McDonald's Corp. (July 16, regular inspection) Violation: Clean the inside of the reach-in freezers next to the fryers of food scraps and ice. Clean the top of the french fry dispenser of dust. Clean the top of the french fry warmer of food and salt. Clean the cappuccino and creamer dispensers of spilled liquids; Violation: The door to the bottom reach-in freezer next to the fryers is loose and does not seal well. Fix the door so the freezer can hold the temperature well; Violation: The shield to the light on the ceiling is falling apart and needs to be repaired to prevent injury and/or food contamination if it breaks.

McDonald's of Norwalk; 199 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Tri-Arch, Inc. (July 17, regular inspection) Violation: In walk-in freezer the end of a light shield is broken and needs to be replaced to make it easier to clean and prevent injury and food contamination; Violation: The cooler is leaking water on the inside and needs to be repaired to prevent moisture problems in the cooler; Violation: Clean the inside of the cappuccino machine of drink powder. Clean the spilled candy under the dispenser on top of the milkshake machine.

Mack's Super Valu; 262 Sandusky St., Plymouth; operator, Charles Mack July 18, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Food stored on the floor in walk-in freezer. Food being stored under cleaner/degreaser on back room; Violation: Steam table was not keeping items at 135 degrees at this inspection. Need to increase temperature; Violation: Ovens in deli area need to be cleaned. Can opener should be placed on daily cleaning schedule. Will re-inspect deli area for temperatures/cleanliness week of July 23. (July 25, re-inspection inspection) Deli reinspected. Equipment is clean at this inspection. All temperatures good at this inspection. Violation: Opened meats are not being date-marked. Recommend using a grease pencil and marking packages on the end when first opened. This will eliminate need for tape and will be easier for employees. Note: Recommend removing items from deli area that are no longer used. Recommend using thermometers on a daily basis to keep check on food temps. Hot holding is 135 degrees and above and cold hold is 41 degrees or below. Recommend using colander in sanitize compartment of three compartment sink when washing vegetables. This will provide required air gap for contamination issues. Recommend having sleeve gloves available for workers in bakery area.

Norwalk Pizza Pan; 201 Milan Ave., Unit 3, Norwalk; operator, Norwalk Pizza Pan (July 18, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Violation The pizza prep cooler has a temperature of 51 degrees Fahrenheit which is above the cold holding temperature or below 41 degree Fahrenheit. Remove all pizza prep foods from this cooler and place them in the walk-in cooler until the prep cooler can be repaired or replaced (done during inspection) will recheck on July 20; Violation: All equipment in the food service must be commercial grade. The upright and floor freezers are not commercial grade. Replace these items with commercial grade equipment that has an approved testing agency seal (gave handout); Violation: For the ventilation hood to work properly, all filters must be in place. Replace the missing filter; Violation: The sanitizer test kit is missing so you can regularly check the concentration of the sanitizer used in the three compartment sink. Get a sanitizer test kit for the three compartment sink (quat needs to be 200-400 PPM); Violation: There are no paper towels in the bathroom and kitchen handsink. Get the sinks supplied with paper towels so food employees can properly wash their hands. Will recheck on July 20; Violation: Do not leave outside doors open. This lets insects into the food service which can cause contamination of the food. If you have a door open, it must have a screen on it (done during inspection). Will recheck on July 20; Violation: Clean the dead insects from the tables and window sills. Will recheck on July 20. (July 20, follow-up inspection) The pizza prep cooler is being removed. It can not make the correct temperature. Food employees are using the walk-in cooler. Paper towels are now supplied in the restroom and in the kitchen. The front door is closed. The dead insects are cleaned off the tables and window sill.

Catering By Design; 204 Cleveland Road, Norwalk; operator, Larry and Denise Waaland (July 20, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Violation Do not thaw imitation crab meat on the counter. Bacteria will grow on outside before inside is thawed. Either thaw food in cooler two to three days prior to use, or thaw in 70 degree Fahrenheit cold running water or cook as is. (Crab placed in running water during inspection; Violation: All food that is opened or prepared must be date labeled for the date the food item is to be disposed of. Also any foods cooked and cooled must have time placed in cooler for check of cool down times; Violation: The upright refrigerator and microwave are not commercial grade. Replace these units with commercial grade equipment with an approved testing agency seal; Violation: Get sanitizer test kit to regularly check the concentration of the sanitizer in the third sink of three compartment sink.

Sunny's Lunch on the Run; 211 Cleveland Road, Norwalk; operator, Sunrise Co-op (July 23, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Violation The food in the hot hold carousel (115 degrees Fahrenheit) and the hot dog roller (120 degrees Fahrenheit) was not holding food at the required holding temperature of at least 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Get the hot holding temperatures up to at least 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Will recheck on July 30; Violation: There were sandwiches, cookies, brownies, and other foods in the self-serve warmer that did not have proper ingredients labeling. Make sure all food that is for self-serve is completely labeled with the ingredients. Will recheck on July 30; Violation: A knife block can not be used in a food service because you can not clean inside the slots. (July 30, follow-up inspection) All violations have been corrected. All food temperatures are within limits. List of food ingredients found either on the package and/or on laminated sheets found on the front counter.

Norwalk Pizza Post; 222 E. Main St., Norwalk; operator, Patricia Jackson (July 24, regular inspection) Violation: In walk-in cooler, make sure all food opened or prepared and is stored longer than one day is date labeled with the disposal date; Violation: The upright freezer is not commercial grade. Replace this unit with a commercial grade unit that has an approved testing agency seal; Violation: Clean the wire storage shelves of food and dirt in walk-in cooler and pizza prep areas; Violation: The floor tiling is missing from a partition removed. Get tiling on this area to make it easier to clean.

The Office Bar; 11 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Lorraine K. Fedeli (July 24, regular inspection) Violation: Upright refrigerator and freezer are not commercial grade. Replace these items with commercial grade equipment that has an approved testing agency seal.

Pizza Cravin; 64 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, Mike Sheparovich (July 25, pre-licensing inspection) Violation: Get sanitizer test kit for checking sanitizer level in third sink (quat). Make sure all employees know how to use it; Violation: Get self-closing door spring on restroom door so it stays shut to prevent insect contamination from restroom to food. Will recheck for these items on next inspection. Okay for license transfer.

Dave's Food Mart; 84 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, David Fisher (July 26, regular inspection) Violation: Make sure the food employees are wearing a hat or hairnet when preparing ready-to-eat foods to prevent contamination from hair; Violation: In deli cooler and walk-in cooler, any foods that are opened and/or prepared must be date labeled for seven days until disposal.

Rupp's Place; 75 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Brian Rupp (July 26, regular inspection) Violation: The microwave oven and refrigerator are not commercial grade. Replace these units with commercial grade equipment that has an approved testing agency seal; Violation: Clean the inside of the microwave oven. Note: The sanitizer test kit is iodine and needs to be quat for the sanitizer used.

Twist and Shout; 167 Sandusky St., P.O. Box 234, Monroeville; operator, Ken Buraszeki (July 27, regular inspection) Violation: Hats/hairnets must be worn when preparing food; Violation: There is no bare hand contact of ready-to-eat foods. This includes buns, garnishes, and ice cream cones; Violation: Pre-cooked sloppy joe meat cannot be heated in hot holding unit. Cold product should be reheated in microwave then added to hot holding unit; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures.

Huron County Jail; 255 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk; operator, Desta Blasius (July 31, regular inspection) Violation: Toaster and coffee pot not commercial grade units. Remove or replace with units that have been approved by a recognized food testing agency; Violation: Cutting board/prep boards no longer smooth and easily cleanable. Replace boards to allow for easy cleaning or smooth surfaces.

Star Diner; 46 Cleveland Road, Norwalk; operator, Sherl Romell (July 31, regular inspection) Violation: All refrigerators upstairs/downstairs, freezers, and microwave oven must be commercial grade. Replace with commercial grade units with approved seal; Violation: Get trash can in restroom and kitchen covered, when not in use, to prevent insect contamination.