Health inspection reports

NORWALK The following were the results of health department inspections of Norwalk-area food establishments and schools in January: FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS Openings East of Chicago; 56 Stower Lane, Norwalk; operator, Ken Pittenger (Jan. 28, regular prelicensing inspection) Inspector's comments: New equipment installed. Copy of occupancy permit given. Lighting is O.K. New license issued at this time. 30-day inspection scheduled for Feb. 27.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

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

FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

Openings

East of Chicago; 56 Stower Lane, Norwalk; operator, Ken Pittenger (Jan. 28, regular prelicensing inspection) Inspector's comments: New equipment installed. Copy of occupancy permit given. Lighting is O.K. New license issued at this time. 30-day inspection scheduled for Feb. 27.

No violations

Greenwich Beverage Center; 15 W. Main St., Greenwich; operator, Christopher Kaple (Jan. 2, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Store clean and in good condition.

Subway; 271 Sandusky St., Monroeville; operator, Resley and Resley, Inc. (Jan. 2, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is very clean and in good condition.

Dollar General; 359 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Dolgen Corp., Inc. (Jan. 3, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility and restrooms are clean and in good operation.

Charlie's Bar; 54 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, Donna Rossman (Jan. 7, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is neat and clean.

The Lapatea; 10 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, T&K Concepts (Jan. 7, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean.

Sav-A-Lot; 20 Woodland Ave., Willard; operator, John Missler (Jan. 8, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is neat and clean.

Gardner's SuperValu Foods; 117 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Michael Gardner (Jan. 9, follow-up inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Violations have been corrected. Note: Produce back storeroom has new non-slip flooring installed.

Wil-Ply-New Post 3430 VFW; 19 Woodland Ave., Willard; operator, VFW Quarter Master (Jan. 11, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

K-Mart; 330 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Rodney T. Link (Jan. 14, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Store very clean and in good condition at this time.

Fisher's Market; 2917 Ohio 61, Norwalk; operator, Bernie Mirtes (Jan. 14, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Operation in good condition at this time.

Varsity Club Downtown Deli; 102 Myrtle Ave., Willard; operator, Judy Eckstein (Jan. 23, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

New London Dollar General; 100 East Main St., New London; operator, Dolgen Corp., Inc. (Jan. 25, regular inspection) No violations.

Premiere Theatre; 50 Premiere Dr., Norwalk; operator, United Entertainment Corp. (Jan. 25, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good working condition.

Pizza Brothers; 210 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, David Allison (Jan. 25, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Violations corrected from previous inspection.

Greenwich Mickey Mart; 47 East Main St., Greenwich; operator, Wakeman Oil Company (Jan. 29, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Store clean and in good condition.

Rite Aid; 99 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Rite Aid of Ohio, Inc. (Jan. 29, regular inspection) No violations.

Walgreen's; 4 East League St., Norwalk; operator, Walgreen's (Jan. 30, regular inspection) No violations.

McDonald's of Norwalk; 199 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, McDonald's Corporation (Jan. 30, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility and lighting is in good working condition.

Shamrock Tavern, Inc.; 14 N. Hester St., Norwalk; operator, Joanne Schaffer (Jan. 31, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is neat and clean.

McDonald's of Norwalk; 249 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, Tri-Arch, Inc. (Jan. 31, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility is clean and in good working condition.

Violations

New London Lanes; 136 W. Main St., New London; operator, William Winiarski (Jan. 2, regular inspection) Violation: Make sure when touching ready-to-eat foods (i.e. making a hamburger), the person preparing the food must wear a hot or hairnet and use gloves to touch the food. This will prevent bacterial cross-contamination of the food; Violation: The microwave, oven (toaster) and refrigerator are not commercial grade. By March 1, 2009 get all equipment in the food service commercial grade with the approved testing agency seal. Commercial equipment handles the use and demand better than domestic equipment.

Taco Bell; 101 Blossom Center, Willard; operator, Sheila Sherman (Jan. 2, regular inspection) Violation: Small hood above warming cabinet needs cleaned. Inspector's Comments: Facility in good shape at this inspection.

Chuck's Drive-Thru; 1426 Ohio 61 East, Norwalk; operator, Gia Guerra (Jan. 3, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Place eggs on bottom shelf so no food is contaminated if they leak; Violation: All pizza sauce made needs to be date labeled for disposal seven days after prepared, except if frozen; Violation: The microwave ovens, floor and upright freezers are not commercial grade. By March 1, 2009 all equipment must be commercial grade with approved testing agency seal.

Mid American Restaurant, Inc. Jerry's; 117 E. Walton St., Willard; operator, Mid American Restaurant, Inc. (Jan. 3, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Raw steak was stored above potatoes in walk-in cooler. Raw eggs were stored above pre-cooked sausage in reach-in prep table. Raw products must always be on bottom shelf; Violation: Butter was setting out at room temperature by grill. Butter is a potentially hazardous food and needs to be kept under control. Butter was placed immediately in refrigerator; Violation: Door on walk-in cooler does not close properly. Seals also need to be replaced; Violation: Fan and light fixtures by walk-in cooler have and accumulation of dust and dirt. Please clean.

Pepperidge Farm Cafeteria; 3320 Ohio 103 East, Willard; operator, Cuyahoga Vending Service, Inc. (Jan. 3, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Raw bacon was stored above celery in walk-in cooler. This was immediately corrected. Raw meat products should always be stored on bottom shelves. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Victory Inn; 6 Myrtle Ave., Willard; operator, Brian Hamman (Jan. 4, regular inspection) Violation: Please provide paper towels in men's room; Violation: Please provide hot water to men's restroom sink.

Subway Sandwiches and Salads; 10 W. Walton, Willard; operator, Bill McKelvey (Jan. 4, regular inspection) Violation: Plastic bags of mayonnaise were stored under heat duct. The outside of the bags had dirt and dust buildup. Either move food from under heater duct or install a filter in the duct work; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures.

Gulf Inn; 1392 U.S. 20 East, Norwalk; operator, Tom Buckingham (Jan. 7, regular inspection) Violation: Make sure all food opened or prepared is date labeled for seven days from date of food opened prepared for disposal; Violation: The microwave oven, upright refrigerator and freezers are not commercial grade. By March 1, 2009 all equipment must be commercial grade with approved testing agency seal; Violation: Get a sanitizer test kit so you can regularly check the concentration of the sanitizer; Violation: The women's restroom door spring is missing and door does not self-close. Restroom doors must self-close to prevent insect contamination from the restroom to the kitchen; Violation: Kitchen floor needs tiled in front half to make easier to clean.

Norwalk Childcare Center; 120 Shady Lane, Norwalk; operator, Norwalk Childcare Center (Jan. 7, regular inspection) Violation: Upright freezer is not commercial grade. By March 1, 2009 all equipment must be commercial grade with the appropriate testing agency seal; Violation: Test kit is missing the chart used to check proper concentration of the sanitizer. Get a new kit; Violation: Clean dust off of ventilation hood filters.

Friendship Food Store; 2760 U.S. 224, New Haven; operator, Beck Suppliers, Inc. (Jan. 7, regular inspection) Violation: Pizza in east warmer was not at 135 degrees or greater. 135 degrees is hot holding temperature and any hot food offered for sale must be at this temperature. Please set temperature accordingly. Pizza temperature in west warmer was good; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean. Violations from previous inspection corrected.

Cold As Ice Drive-Thru; 22 North Main St., Monroeville; operator, Cynthia Tallman (Jan. 7, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Eggs stored above items in walk-in cooler. Move eggs to the lowest shelf.

Wendy's of Willard; 114 Walton Blvd., Willard; operator, Wenco Wooster, Inc. President (Jan. 8, regular inspection) Violation: Several cooking pots stored on the clean rack had small amounts of food residue in them. After going through the power wash system, please check to make sure all food residue is off before returning to the clean storage rack. Inspector's comments: Facility is neat and clean.

Ella Maze; 1 E. Main St., New London; operator, Dupler-Dilday/Numari (Jan. 9, regular inspection) Violation: Do not store food (coloring) on shelf with cleaning material. Possible contamination of food. Place the food coloring in the back store room with the stored food; Violation: Stem thermometer was inaccurate. Calibrate thermometer weekly using ice water. Thermometer should read 32 degrees Fahrenheit plus or minus two degrees. Also get probe thermometer to check thin meats such as hamburger; Violation: A beverage cooler that states on the drain plate that only bottles beverages can be stored is being used to store food. This cooler can not be used to store food because it is not designed this way. I will recheck on February inspection for removal of equipment; Violation: The two compartment veggie/hand sink must not be directly connected to the sewer lines to prevent backflow of sewage into the sink which will contaminate them. Get the drain line air gapped at least two times the diameter of the pipe; Violation: The shelf over the two compartment sink has bug spray stored there. No pesticides are allowed to be stored in the food area to prevent contamination of the food. Store the bug spray in a locked cabinet from the food prep area.

Mickey Mart; 123 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Mickey Mart, Inc. (Jan. 9, regular inspection) Violation: Microwaveable White Castile hamburgers in reach-in refrigerator are not date marked. When removed from freezer, these sandwiches need to be marked with discard date, which is seven days at 41 degrees or below. All other sandwiches were properly marked; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean. Note: Refrigeration unit where sandwiches and milk are being kept is designed for beverages only. This must be replaced with a suitable commercial unit by Jan. 1, 2009.

Casa Fiesta; 344 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Jasinto, Inc. (Jan. 10, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Many items uncovered in cold holding units and walk-in cooler (beef, shrimp, vegetables, etc.). Cover all items at all times to prevent cross-contamination; Violation: Critical Meat being stored on top of vegetables in reach-in units. Shrimp being stored on top of vegetables in walk-in cooler. Segregation of items not taking place. Segregate items properly and/or store items in proper order in all units, meat on bottom shelf in proper order by type, vegetables and prepared items on higher shelves; Violation: Critical Several items on hot holding table not being held at proper temperature. Items removed from table and reheated to 165 degrees Fahrenheit and replaced. Keep close watch on unit to ensure temperatures are maintained and temperatures of items held; Violation: Critical Many potentially hazardous food items not date marked properly at inspection. Place "use by" date on all potentially hazardous food items after original package has been opened; Violation: Critical Pan of meat being hot held on top of convection oven improperly. This equipment is not designed to hot hold items. Pan removed and hot held in proper unit; Violation: Critical Three compartment sink set up improperly behind bar (sanitizer in second compartment instead of third). Set up sink in proper order - wash, rinse, sanitize; Violation: Critical No soap available for handwash sink behind bar. Refill soap dispenser; Violation: Critical No paper towels present at handsink behind bar. Replace paper towels; Violation: Critical Person-in-Charge not supervising employees properly to ensure that violations are not taking place. Supervise and train employees to ensure food code is enforced at all times; Violation: Lights not working in mop sink room and adjoining utility and storage rooms. Replace lights; Violation: Mops being stored improperly in mop sink area - very disorganized. Use mop hangers above mop sink to air dry properly; Violation: Back store room dirty with drywall and miscellaneous debris on floors and shelves. Clean room thoroughly. Inspector's comments: Re-inspection scheduled for Jan. 14 to ensure that critical violations are corrected. (Jan. 14, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Critical items from inspection on Jan. 10 corrected at this time. Please ensure that Person-in-Charge supervises employees and trains properly to prevent these critical violations from occurring at any time.

Subway; 340 Westwind Dr., Norwalk; operator, Resley and Resley, Inc. (Jan. 10, regular inspection) Violation: Meatballs on prep line were 122 degrees. Hot holding temperature is 135 degrees or hotter. Meatballs were immediately placed in microwave and reheated above 165 degrees. Recommend checking these temperatures and adjusting warmer as required; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Bruno's Pizzeria; 11 West Maple Ave., Willard; operator, Bruno's Pizzeria LLC (Jan. 11, regular inspection) Violation: All vegetables but for toppings need to be washed prior to cutting. Vegetable prep sink is not available. Recommend using colander in sanitize sink of three compartment sink to provide required air gap to sink bottom; Violation: Container of shredded cheese was sitting out on the counter at 52 degrees. Cheese is considered potentially hazardous food and must be kept refrigerated at 41 degrees or below; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Lights above prep table need protective shielding.

New Haven Subway Sandwiches and Fruizle; 2700 U.S. 224 West, New Haven; operator, William V. McKelvey (Jan. 14, regular inspection) Violation: Meatballs were being hot held at 115 degrees at start of inspection. These were immediately placed into microwave and reheated. Warmer temperature was increased. Temperature at end of inspection was 142 degrees. Hot holding temperature is 135 degrees; Violation: Person-in-Charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Tortilieria Mexico; 730 East Tiffin St., Willard; operator, Bonafacia Pedraza (Jan. 16, regular inspection) Violation: Please ensure that all food contact surfaces are properly cleaned and sanitized when done prepping food for the day.

American Legion Post 514; 3096 Ohio 99 South, Willard; operator, Roberta Mathias (Jan. 17, regular inspection) Violation: Please clean exhaust fan area above grill in hall kitchen.

Arby's; 106 East Walton St., Willard; operator, ARG (Jan. 18, regular inspection) Violation: Please cover employee drink with lids and straws in food prep area; Violation: Employees must wear hats/hairnets when prepping food. Inspector's comments: Facility is neat and clean.

Blue Ribbon Catering; 50 Prospect St., Norwalk; operator, Paul Lindenberger (Jan. 22, regular inspection) Violation: Meat tenderizer, several bowl mixers, fan, had food debris, dirt and dust buildup. Please ensure that these items are thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis; Violation: All drinks in food prep area need to be covered. This includes coffee. Inspector's comments: Violations from last inspection have been corrected.

Sunny's Lunch on the Run; 211 Cleveland Road, Norwalk; operator, Sunrise Co-op (Jan. 22, regular inspection) Violation: Any foods for self-service such as soup, sandwiches, cookies and pie must have ingredients labels on the packages with all food items such as bun and all ingredients; Violation: The handsink has a broken hot water fixture. Get it repaired for employees to have a convenient handsink (equipment on order for repair).

Norwalk Pizza Post; 222 E. Main St., Norwalk; operator, Patricia Jackson (Jan. 23, regular inspection) Violation: Several food items prepared and/or opened were not date labeled with the disposal date. All ready-to-eat foods must be date labeled seven days after prepared or opened for disposal; Violation: The microwave ovens and upright freezer are not commercial grade. By March 1, 2009 all equipment must be commercial grade with approved testing seal; Violation: The shelves need to cleaned of food, grease on the wires of the shelves in the walk-in cooler and pizza pan storage shelves; Violation: The pressure dial has pinned at over 60 pounds per square inch and is not working properly so it can be checked.

Moose Lodge 1248; 11 South Prospect St., Norwalk; operator, Jerry Leto (Jan. 23, regular inspection) Violation: Make sure all foods ready-to-eat are date labeled with disposal date seven days after food is opened or prepared; Violation: The microwave oven, toaster, roaster and upright refrigerator and freezer are not commercial grade. By March 1, 2009 all equipment must be commercial grade with an approved testing agency seal.

Friendship Food Store; 1045 Myrtle Ave., Willard; operator, Beck Suppliers, Inc. (Jan. 23, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Food products are not to be stored under charcoal lighter fluid or other sources of contamination; Violation: Bob Evans reach-in cooler refrigeration unit needs a thermometer.

The Office Bar; 11 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Lorraine Fedeli (Jan. 24, regular inspection) Violation: There is microwave oven and upright refrigeration and freezers that are not commercial grade. By March 1, 2009 all equipment must be commercial grade with an approved testing agency seal.

Sugar Creek Restaurant; 203 Cline St., Norwalk; operator, Tim Moff (Jan. 24, regular inspection) Violation: There are several food items not covered. Make sure they are covered when not in use to prevent contamination from upper shelves; Violation: Two large rolling containers have flour/sugar which is not labeled. Get them labeled so employees will not mistake one ingredient for another; Violation: Several containers of food were not date labeled fro disposal. Date label seven days after prepared for disposal; Violation: Sausage gravy hot held in can. Place it in a container; Violation: Clean top and under all equipment in grill area.

Motel Sleepers Inc.; 1201 S. Conwell Ave., Willard; operator, Kathy Loney, Manager (Jan. 24, regular inspection) Violation: Please repair wall above kitchen handwash sink. Walls need to have smooth easily cleanable surfaces. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

224 Varsity Club, Inc.; 3598 Bullhead Road, Willard; operator, Martha Ehrman, Manager (Jan. 25, regular inspection) Violation: Please ensure that all utensils and surface areas in the kitchen area are clean. Inspector's comments: All violations from last inspection have been corrected.

Olena Food Farm, Inc. dba Erie Trail; 674 U.S. 250, Norwalk; operator, Olena Food Farm Inc. (Jan. 28, regular inspection) Violation: Flour that is prepackaged for sale needs to be properly labeled. Name and place of business of manufacturers is required; Violation: Employees need to wear hats/hairnets when preparing sandwiches; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures.

New Fu Sing Restaurant; 111 Blossom Center Blvd., Willard; operator, Chen Qiu Fang (Jan. 28, regular inspection) Violation: Raw beef, chicken, or pork needs to be stored on bottom shelves of walk-in cooler. Product was stored above vegetables and fruit. Raw chicken lowest, then pork, then beef; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Food product is not to stored in soda cooler. Inspector's comments: Vegetable prep sink is now air-gapped.

Burger King; 340 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Midwest R Corp. (Jan. 29, regular inspection) Violation: Clean to p of the French fry warmer of the salt; Violation: Clean inside of cappuccino machine; Violation: Clean tops and under dispensing equipment of dust and paper cups and straws.

Willard Firelands Moose 2153; 220 E. Walton St., Willard; operator, regular (Jan. 29, regular inspection) Violation: All beef, chicken, pork or seafood needs to be thawed in walk-in cooler or under running water. Meat for evening subs was thawing on counter at room temperature; Violation: All items that have been prepared and then cooled need to be date-marked with discard date which is seven days from preparation date; Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures.

Missler's IGA; 121 Blossom Center Blvd., Willard; operator, J. Missler's, Inc. (Jan. 29, regular inspection) Violation: Donut carts and mixer paddle have long term soil buildup. Back of grinder in meat room also has soil deposits. Please clean thoroughly and place on routine cleaning schedule. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean. All violations corrected from last inspection.

East of Chicago Pizza Co., Inc.; 318 W. Walton St., Willard; operator, Chidusky, Inc. (Jan. 30, regular inspection) Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Cottage cheese, cheese, eggs, and macaroni salad on buffet table is potentially hazardous food. These need to be maintained at 41 degrees or below. Product was above 41 degrees at this inspection. Recommend keeping product amount below the chill line. Refrigeration unit is designed to maintain cold temperature below this line; Violation: Please ensure that all utensils are thoroughly clean before returning to storage. Mixer paddle has long term soil buildup and needs cleaning.

Kenilee Lanes; 14 - 16 E. Seminary St., Norwalk; operator, Dwight Tkach (Jan. 31, regular inspection) Violation: Upright refrigerator and microwave oven are not commercial grade. By March 1, 2009 all equipment must be commercial grade with an approved testing agency seal. Note: Upright freezer is commercial grade with CSA certification.

Wendy's Old Fashion Hamburgers; 181 Milan Ave., Norwalk; operator, Wenco Wooster, Inc. President (Jan. 31, regular inspection) Violation: Shredded cheese for chili was at 60 degrees. Potentially hazardous food needs to be maintained at 41 degrees or below. Recommend keeping this cheese inside reach-in cooler. Violation: Person-in-charge must be knowledgeable about food rules and procedures; Violation: Floor tile needs to be regrouted. Baseboard is missing or loose in many locations and needs to be repaired or replaced.

SCHOOLS

No Violations

South Central High School; 3305 Greenwich Angling Road, Greenwich; operator, South Central Schools (Jan. 2, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility clean and in good condition. Note: Fire inspection tag for fire suppression unit/hood states that the unit does not comply with current code.

Violations

South Central Elementary/Junior High; 3291 Greenwich Angling Road, Greenwich; operator, South Central Schools (Jan. 29, regular inspection) Violation: Microwave oven not a commercial unit. Replace with unit that has been approved by a recognized food testing agency; Violation: Bathroom door in kitchen area is not self-closing. Add equipment to door to make door self-closing; Violation: Trash receptacle in bathroom not covered. Replace receptacle with one that is covered or is self-closing.

Comments

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