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:
• Subway, 31 E. Washington St., Sabina, Sept. 27. Person in charge unable to tell me reheat temperatures or cooling temperatures. No procedure posted for cleaning up vomiting/diarrhea. No verification that employees know when to report foodborne illness. No verification that anyone in the facility is Class II food safety certified. Seal around the walk-in freezer is coming off at the bottom of the door. Wall behind 3-compartment sink is dirty and caulking along wall is dirty. There was a large dead bug on floor in front of walk-in cooler.
Critical: Facility is using disposable towels for wiping surfaces and dishwashing, and reusing them. Box of “Foodservice wiper” has sign on it to not throw away towels. Disposable towels are to be used once and discarded. they are not to be dried and re-used. Employee stated they are only to be thrown away when rally stained. Discontinue this practice immediately.
Follow-up: Approx. Oct. 27.
• Wilmington College Dining Hall, Pyle Center, Wilmington, Sept. 29. Critical: Temperature violations: Pancake/waffle batter in dispenser 55°F; Grab n Go cooler, cottage cheese 46°F, ham & cheese sandwich 44°F; in Gatorade cooler, shredded cheese 46°F and black olives 52°F; in dairy cooler on salad bar cart, cabbage slaw 44°F, garbanzo beans 46°F and cottage cheese 44°F. All must be 41°F or below to help reduce bacterial growth. (2nd Notice.) Grab n Go coolers — thermometers on bottom, the temperature is 39°F, but higher up on shelves the warmer the air temperature gets — 45°F to 57°F which is keeping food products warmer than 41°F. In reach-in cooler by the grill there was shredded cheese, cheese slices, lettuce, etc. not properly dated. (2nd Notice.)
Continental prep cooler in Community Grill, top of cooler is coming apart. (2nd Notice.) Top of sanitizer dispenser is dirty. (2nd Notice.)
• Save-A-Lot, 127 S. Broadway St., Blanchester, Sept. 27. Critical: Temperature violations found in the hot bar: chicken thighs, 127°F, chicken tenders 110°F, mashed potatoes 128°F, chicken breasts 120°F. All TCS foods must be kept hot at 135°F or above to reduce bacterial growth.
No one at this facility is Class II food safety certified. There is a leak in the meat cooler; water is being caught in trash can. Floor around hand sink in deli is dirty. Gnats flying around deli case. Walls around 3-compartment sink in meat department were dirty and caulking dirty. Cracked floor tile in meat walk-in cooler at the door. Lights out in freezer section by Banquet meals.
Follow-up: Approx. Oct. 27.
• La Bamba of Clinton County, 961 S. South St., Wilmington, Oct. 3. Follow-up. There is no one who is Class II food safety certified.
Critical: Person in charge does not know internal temperatures. Following items not properly labeled: Lettuce, sliced cheese, portioned chicken and chicken breasts. Dishwasher drain is draining into large plastic container on floor. All wastewater must be disposed of in waste drains. Roto-Rooter is scheduled to be here 10/6 to resolve the problem.
Follow-up: Oct. 10.
• United Dairy Farmers, 395 E. Main St., Wilmington, Sept. 21. No violations at this time. Thank you.
• Wilmington High School, 300 Richardson Place, Wilmington, Sept. 21. Lights are out in both of the Aquafina coolers on the serving line.
• Angelina’s Pizza, 653 W. Main St., Blanchester, Sept. 27. There was a cup being used as a scoop in the yeast container. There was no thermometer in the 2-door reach-in cooler. Inside of the microwave is dirty.
• Flagway, 373 W. Washington St., Sabina, Sept. 27. Front handle/nozzle on the slushie machine has dirt/debris on them.
• Sabina Elementary School, 246 W. Washington St., Sabina, Sept. 27. Everything looks good. No violations at this time. Thank you!
• Cpl. James Smithson VFW, 1130 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, Sept. 26. Critical: Hot dogs and cheese slices in refrigerator are not dated.
There is no verification that anyone in the facility that is Class II food safety certified.
• Red Zone Bar & Grill, SR 28, Blanchester, Sept. 22. Sign still says “Closed for remodeling.”
• Caesar Creek BP, 7126 SR 73, Wilmington, Oct. 3. Facility no longer serving hot dogs or pizza. Lights out in dairy cooler and 3 out in reach-in. Inside of microwave is dirty and inside of cappuccino machine is dirty. Floors in old storage area are dirty/stained. Non-working equipment in dry storage area. Gnats around cappuccino machine.
Follow-up: Oct. 10.
• Duchess Shoppe, 2495 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Oct. 2. Formica covering on cabinet door under soda machine shipping off. Backsplash on hand sink pulling away from wall. Caulking on 3-compartment sink dirty. Trash on floor of walk-in cooler. Dirty floors under prep counter. Wall beside beer cooler had rips.
Follow-up: Oct. 30.
Follow-up: Approx. Nov. 2.