WILMINGTON — The following information is obtained from the Clinton County Health Department and is compiled from inspection reports.
Violations are either critical or non-critical. Critical violations are more likely to contribute to food contamination, illness or an environmental health hazard, including inadequate cooking of food items or poor personal hygiene.
For a more detailed description of critical and non-critical violations, or to file a public health or food safety complaint about a restaurant, contact the Clinton County Health Department by calling 937-382-7221.
The following restaurants or food service establishments were inspected recently and violations/comments include:
• McDonald’s, 201 W. Main St., Blanchester. Feb. 21. Complaint. Received complaint that person ate Quarter Pounder with lettuce and tomato and became ill with vomiting and diarrhea. Person had child who ate same sandwich, without lettuce and tomato and they didn’t get sick. Upon arriving at the facility, observed employee filling beverage at soda fountain out in facility (the one all patrons use) wearing gloves. Returned to the kitchen, placed beverage on top of warming unit with food for service. Employee then went to unit and got hot holding food and moved it to the warming unit on the line. Employee never removed gloves or washed hands when he re-entered kitchen to work.
Employee left kitchen and filled drink with gloves on, employee re-entered kitchen with gloves on and began working. Employee did not remove gloves or wash hands when changing tasks or when taking a break.
The following items were found on the make line: Tartar sauce, Big Mac sauce and mayo with no date or time stickers. Butter sauce on line no date or time markings. Shredded lettuce and greens in prep cooler not dated. Shredded lettuce on the make line dated “use by” 2/21/17 at 1:33 p.m. (inspection at 2:35 p.m.). Cheese slices on the make line dated 1:3 p.m. Sliced onions on the make line date 2/21/17 at 1:34 p.m. Employee stated that items on make line had been replaced but they didn’t have time to replace stickers.
• Autumn Years Nursing Center, 580 E. Washington St., Sabina. Feb. 21. Critical: There is no procedure posted for cleaning up vomiting/diarrhea. The cole slaw was at 44°F and the blueberries were at 43°F in the True cooler in the kitchen. The cole slaw and the blueberries in the True cooler in the refrigerator were neither labeled or dated.
The handle on the meat slicer in the kitchen is broken, exposing rusted metal. the True cooler in the kitchen, the thermometer is reading 45°F and some of the foods in the cooler were not cold enough. The Glenco cooler in the outbuilding was scanning 43-44°F. The doors on the left side of the Glenco cooler are not closing all the way and must be pushed shut to ensure they are closing properly. There is no handwashing sign in the restroom. There were gnats flying around the milk cooler. Hand sink in the kitchen is not sealed to the wall. The vent over the True cooler is dirty and has debris/dust buildup. The cove molding by the door in the dry storage area is missing. the wall by the dishwasher, where the plumbing comes out, has been patched and is not painted or sealed.
• El Dorado Mexican Restaurant, 1426 Rombach Ave., Wilmington. Feb. 22. Handles of scoops found stored in bulk container of spices. Large pot of shredded cheese stored on floor in walk-in cooler. Container of frozen fish in freezer was missing cover/lid. Seal of door of prep cooler across from flat-top grill is damaged. Black residues observed on inner guard of ice making machine. Black residues observed on dispenser of margarita machine. Paper towels missing at hand sinks. FSO ran out of paper towels; some stations have napkins. Coat was found hanging on table-top can opener. Light ceiling fixture above mop sink not working. Shelf is damaged.
Critical: Macaroni & cheese and tamales found dated 2/12/17. Soup dated 2/14/17. Sliced and dice tomatoes missing date labels. Spray bottle of cleaner missing label. Spray can of furniture polish stored next to margarita machine.
• Laurels of Blanchester, 839 E. Cherry St., Blanchester. Feb. 10. Critical: Stew 44°F; milk, 44°F (Masterbuilt reach-in cooler).
West Bend microwave: Is it commercial? Handwash sign was missing in restroom.
• Uhl’s IGA, 444 E. Washington St., Sabina. Feb. 10. Critical: Rolls of raw sausage stored above RTE hams in meat department coolers. Bologna (2/7) and ham (2/8) found expired. Diced ham missing label.
Breaded cod missing ingredients in meat department. Cheesecake missing ingredients in bakery department. Household crockpot and microwave used in deli department. Main walk-in freezer in better condition. Some ice deposited in unit. Observed water on floor of meat department walk-in cooler. Rain water leaking from exterior? Ice deposits observed on ice cream in retail sales freezer. Observed residues on slicer in meat department. Food debris observed on floor of bakery walk-in freezer. Food handler unable to describe cooling time and temperature parameters to cool hot TCS foods.
• Caesar’s Creek BP, 7126 SR 73, Wilmington. Feb. 22. Follow-up. Violations corrected: 4.5, 6.4 and 3.5. Containers are now dated. Ice machine to be painted. Metal ceiling strips to be painted. Wall to be repaired this week. Floor tile is being worked on.
• Red Zone Neighborhood Grill, 762 W. Main St., Blanchester. Feb. 17. Follow-up. Violations corrected: 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.1, 5.4, 7.0.Carton eggs found above RTE foods in walk-in cooler. Dust observed on fan covers in walk-in cooler. Grease/food debris observed under oven.
• Red Zone Neighborhood Grill, 762 W. Main St., Blanchester. Feb. 21. Complaint. Complaint regarding gnats in back room of facility and tables being dirty. No evidence of gnats in the back room. Walked around entire room and checked vents. Tables were clean. No issues for these items at this time. License unavailable, has been misplaced.
• Continental Manor Nursing & Rehab, 820 E. Center St., Blanchester. Feb. 17. Scrambled eggs 133°F (serving line). Serving line steam table is set on high. Eggs were not held at correct temperature. Did not observe steam from unit. Water in pan at 130°F.
• Alkermes, 265 Olinger Circle, Wilmington. Feb. 22. Critical: There were several containers of sauces in (bottle containers) walk-in that were not labeled or dated.
The wash temperature on the dishwasher only reached 156°F per the dial reading. There was accumulation of dirt/debris around bottom of ice machine. The caulking around the wash off sink was dirty/had mildew.
• Subway, 2855-B SR 73 South, Wilmington. Feb. 22. Verification employees know when to report illness unavailable. Rust observed in air dry rack. Light nonworking in rach-in freezer.Purse observed on prep table at start of inspection. Open can beverage observed on shelf above prep table. Light bulbs (2) nonworking in ceiling fixtures (service line/exit).
Follow-up, March 21.
• Kroger, 1230 Rombach Ave., Wilmington. Feb. 21. Received complaint regarding “Greek” salad. Inspected cooler: 35°F; Greek salad, 40°F. Checked salad kits, all dated 3/1/17. No issues at this time.
Follow-up, March 8.
• Sams Meats Deli & Grill, 1209 W. Locust St., Wilmington. Feb. 24. Condensation collection device in front of deli case dripping from bottom of collector instead of flowing to drain tube. Water is being collected into pan. Paper towels observed on back Traulsen reach-in freezer to collect water. PIC commented heater replacement parts unavailable. Light nonworking in frozen food retail floor freezer. Box of meat liners on floor under cut table.