Health department inspections

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

FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

No violations

American Legion Post 706; 523 Ohio 162 East, North Fairfield; operator, American Legion Post 706 (Apr. 4, regular inspection) No violations.

Rich Oil; 153 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, Speedway SuperAmerica LLC (Apr. 7, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility and equipment is clean.

Peking House; 2 W. Main St., Norwalk; operator, Jie Ling Mei (Apr. 8, follow-up inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: All critical items have been corrected.

Blockbuster; 80 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; operator, Blockbuster (Apr. 14, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility clean and in good condition.

Norwalk Junction; 1300 Ohio 18, Norwalk; operator, Norwalk Raceway Park, Inc. (Apr. 16, regular inspection) No violations.

Becky's Hotdogs; 1300 Ohio 18, Norwalk; operator, Norwalk Raceway Park, Inc. (Apr. 16, regular inspection) No violations.

El-Lou-Inc., aka Waldo's; 46 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; operator, Robert W. Mullins (Apr. 28, follow-up inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Will extend the orders for another two weeks to inspect the completion of the kitchen paneling and tiling of the bar floor. Will recheck on May 16.

Violations

The Village Pizza Barn; 53 Park Ave., New London; operator, Nancy Tittle (Apr. 4, regular inspection) Violation: Upright and floor freezers and microwave oven are not commercial grade. By March 1, 2009 all equipment must be commercial grade with an approved testing agency seal; Violation: The linoleum is ripped and partially missing. The floor needs repaired to make it easier to clean; Violation: Several leaks have developed and there are damaged and missing ceiling tiles. Repair leaks and replace tiles.

American Legion Post 547; 8 S. Main St., Monroeville; operator, American Legion Post 547 (Apr. 4, regular inspection) Violation: Several pieces of equipment not commercial (i.e. microwave, freezer, small refrigerator, cock pot/roasters). Replace equipment with units that have been approved by a recognized food testing agency.

East of Chicago; 56 Stower Lane, Norwalk; operator, Ken Pittenger (Apr. 7, regular inspection) Violation: Several large cans have sharp dents on the seams of the can. Do not accept cans from supplier that have sharp dents on seam; Violation: Working containers (i.e. oil, butter, dressing) missing labeling with common names. Label all containers with common name of food item as soon as item is removed from original container so items are easily identified.

Arpeggio's; 201 Milan Ave., Unit 3, Norwalk; operator, Angel Gourmet Foods (Apr. 8, regular inspection) Violation: Critical Do not let precooked ribs sit out to thaw before placing into the oven. All ready-to-eat foods must be kept either above 135 degrees or below 41 degrees at all times to prevent bacterial growth (manager put ribs into the walk-in cooler until use in the oven); Violation: Critical The person-in-charge must be knowledgeable of the food rules including proper holding temperatures of ready-to-eat foods (manager has placed ribs into the cooler and has been informed of the food rules regarding hot and cold holding temperatures; Violation: Hand sink's hot water plumbing is leaking and water is shut off until needed. Get the plumbing repaired to make the hand sink easier for employees to use; Violation: The floor tile to the back door has broken and needs to be repaired to make it easier to clean; Violation: The back door was open which will allow insects to come into the food service. Keep the screen door closed and repair the hole in the screen to prevent insects from getting into the food service which may contaminate the food.

Pine House Pizza Ltd.; 6056 U.S. 20, Wakeman; operator, Steve Good (Apr. 8, regular inspection) Violation: The microwave oven, upright refrigerator and freezer are not commercial grade. By March 1, 2009 all equipment must be commercial grade with an approved testing agency seal; Violation: The storeroom floor is carpeted and must be tiled to make the floor easy to clean. Owner will change over when equipment is moved out for March 1, 2009 deadline.

Pitside Pizza; 1300 Ohio 18, Norwalk; operator, Norwalk Raceway Park, Inc. (Apr. 16, regular inspection) Violation: Clean the air intake fan of dust and dirt in the restroom.

Main Concession; 1300 Ohio 18, Norwalk; operator, Norwalk Raceway Park, Inc. (Apr. 16, regular inspection) Violation: The microwave oven is not commercial grade. By March 1, 2009 all equipment must be commercial grade with the approved testing agency seal; Violation: The freezer's condenser is broken and parts are ordered. Food supplier, GFS, will be supplying a transport for the supplies until the freezer is repaired.

Willard Golf Club; 4000 Ohio 162 West, Willard; operator, Bill Pfefferle (Apr. 29, regular inspection) Violation: Cooking equipment on grill needs cleaning. This equipment should be cleaned every four hours and cleaned and properly stored at days end; Violation: Handwash sink should not be used for storage. It must be available for employees to wash hands at all times.

SCHOOLS

No Violations

Willard Greenfield Elementary; 2634 Ohio 162, Monroeville; operator, Melodie Adelman (Apr. 1, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

St. Joseph School; 66 Chapel St., Monroeville; operator, Rev. Kenneth Lill (Apr. 4, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Kitchen very clean and in good condition.

Willard Senior High School; 123 Whisler Dr., Willard; operator, Melodie Adelman (Apr. 17, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

St. Francis Xavier School; 25 West Perry St., Willard; operator, Donna McDowell (Apr. 18, regular inspection) No violations. Inspector's comments: Facility neat and clean.

Violations

Willard Head Start; 313 Crestwood Dr., Willard; operator, April Stokes (Apr. 2, regular inspection) Violation: Please install handle on convection Oven.

Willard Richmond Elementary; 3565 Sectionline Road, Willard; operator, Melodie Adelman (Apr. 11, regular inspection) Violation: Dishwasher has accumulation of calcium on machine exterior. Please remove.

Willard Central Elementary; 206 W. Pearl St., Willard; operator, Melodie Adelman (Apr. 15, regular inspection) Violation: Maintenance needs to repair ceiling tile that are ripped/torn. Residential equipment needs to be replaced with commercial equipment in licensed facilities by Jan. 1, 2009. Inspector's comments: Kitchen area neat and clean.

Willard Junior High School; 955 S. Main St., Willard; operator, Melodie Adelman (Apr. 29, regular inspection) Violation: Back door into storage area was open. If this door is kept open for ventilation, it must have a screen added. Inspector's comments: Residential equipment is not allowed in a commercially licensed facility. This will need to be replaced/removed by Jan. 1, 2009. Facility neat and clean.

Comments

David Deerest.

All ready-to-eat foods must be kept either above 135 degrees or below 41 degrees at all times to prevent bacterial growth (manager put ribs into the walk-in cooler until use in the oven); Violation: Critical The person-in-charge must be knowledgeable of the food rules including proper holding temperatures of ready-to-eat foods (manager has placed ribs into the cooler and has been informed of the food rules regarding hot and cold holding temperatures;

How is it the manager of this place doesn't know the proper temps? Even I know what 'the danger zone' on cooking and cooling foods are, I don't manage a restaurant. I know what restaurant(s) I WON'T be eating at anytime soon...no wonder people get sick.