Clinton County eateries inspected


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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:

• Burger King, 1607 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Oct. 4. Follow-up. There is water all over the floor in front of 3-compartment sink, drive-thru window and prep line. There are gnats and flies in dry storage area and chemical storage area. Tomato seeds on wall of dry storage. “Splash/dirt” on wall behind prep sink. Mop leaking water on floor by walk-in cooler, along with broom and dust pan. Food splash on prep cooler storing salads. Drive-thru window (not being used) is open and back door was open when I arrived. Note: Employee who was washing/cleaning had painted fingernails (must wear gloves).

Follow-up: Approx. Nov. 1.

• La Bamba of Clinton County, 961 S. South St., Wilmington, Oct. 10. Follow-up. Dishwasher repairs have been made and is working properly. One employee has gotten Class I/Food Handler certified since last inspection. Employee working on getting Class II certified. All other violations will be inspected Nov. 7.

Follow-up: Nov. 7.

• Laurel Oaks cafeteria, 300 Oaks Drive, Wilmington, Oct. 10. Follow-up. three violations have been corrected. Person in charge (manager) not available during inspection to discuss cooling temperatures, beard nets and Class II certification. Critical: Sliced tomatoes on condiment bar were 47°F.

Follow-up: Nov. 7.

• Beaugard’s Southern BBQ, 975 S. South St., Wilmington, Oct. 10. Follow-up. All previous violations have been corrected. Thank you!

• Gold Star Chili, 1295 Rombach Ave., Wilmington. Oct. 4. Complaint. Received complaint that person ate ham and cheese omelet and coffee on Oct. 1 and became ill. Person went to doctor and waiting on results. Took the following temperatures: portioned ham 41°F, shredded cheese 39°F, cooler temperature 38°F. Prep cooler beside griddle, thick sliced ham 36°F, sausage patties 37°F, sliced Swiss 40°F, whole eggs 41°F. Then I arrived (9:45 a.m.) there was no manager or person in charge. Note: One of the servers had painted fingernails; if so, must wear gloves when preparing food/drinks or “when walking with exposed food.”

Follow-up: Approx. Nov. 1.

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