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:
• Fiesta Vera Cruz, 37 W. Locust St., Wilmington, Dec. 8. Critical: Observed food handler wash gloved hands and dry them on cloth towel on personal apron. Gloves must be removed after a task to wash hands. Single-service gloves may not be reused. Hands must only be dried on disposable towels. Chicken wings and tamales found stored on shelf under hot holding steam table. Chicken wings, prepared raw vegetables missing date marks. Pineapple, sauce, etc. has wrong date markings. Extension cord ran across/over bar sink. Cloth towels on bar sink. Cart stored in front on kitchen hand sink. Drain tube from soda gun at bar is not air gapped at drain. Chemicals in spray bottles missing labels in mop room.
Observed employee beverages without lids in kitchen. Bag of rice on floor of dry stock area. Bottles of tomato juice on floor at bar. Buckets of prepared veggies on floor for restocking drawer cooler. Clean bucket of salsa jars on floor near prep sink. Box of cups on floor in dry stock area. Containers of oregano, sugar, cinnamon sugar, salt, cherries, etc. missing name labels. Holding device for tortillas in kitchen is not NSF rated commercial kitchen equipment. Cutting utensils stored under microwave. Stickers and residues observed on clean containers and scoops. Food debris observed on shredder equipment. Food debris observed on can opener. Hand sink in kitchen and warewash machine drainboards need sealed to wall. Light bulbs nonworking in kitchen and mop ceiling fixtures. Cover on wall outlet (printer connection) missing. Wall paint damaged/chipping next to chip container storage, bar hand sink and mop room. Employee jackets stored on spice storage shelf in kitchen. Maintenance tools (Porter Cable drill, brooms) etc. must be stored in designated spaces separate from food/equipment storage to prevent contamination. Dry stock area (upstairs) and “catch all” shelf in kitchen need to be organized and decluttered. Unused equipment (shredder) stored in kitchen.
Follow-up: Jan. 8.
• Buffalo Wild Wings, 143 Fairway Drive, Wilmington, Dec. 4. Labels in saucing containers for wings are peeling/bubbling. Labels on containers must be durable to go through wash, rinse, sanitizer and air dry steps. Stickers and residues observed on clean storage containers. Floor tile damaged at bar. Faucet at dump sink (bar/server area) is corroding/deteriorating. Maintenance/cleansing tools stored next to warming cabinet in kitchen. Two gnats/fruit flies observed at dump sink. Overall pest problem has been corrected.
• Subway, 993 S. South St., Wilmington, Dec. 7. Critical: There were 3 different containers of mustard dated Dec. 1, Dec. 3 and Dec. 2. All containers of white milk were dated use by Dec. 2. Caulking along the 3-compartment sink was dirty and had some black residue.
• Autumn Years Nursing Center, 580 E. Washington St., Sabina, Dec. 8. Critical: Employee did not wash hands before putting on gloves and preparing sandwiches. Ice scoop holder has black residues on bottom.
Bulk bag of oats stored on floor. Shelving in 2-door reach-in cooler has rust/coating is peeling. Door does not close properly on 6-door reach-in cooler (brick in front of door). Ice scoop and holder is cracked/damaged. Excessive ice build-up in box freezer does not allow lid to close/seal properly. Towel stored under coffee maker and coffee pots. Wall damaged near carts that hold meal trays.
Follow-up: Jan. 8.
• Papa John’s, 1561 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Dec. 6. There is currently no employee who is Class II food safety certified with available verification. There are cracked floor tiles around the pizza oven. There were some gnats flying around the 3-compartment sink. Please contact pest control operator regarding the treatment of gnats.
• Alkermes, 265 Olinger Circle, Wilmington, Dec. 12. Consultation. Walk-in cooler has been removed and area is plastic, off for workers to start construction on wall. Kitchen to close Friday, Dec. 16 for new flooring and salad bar. Food buffet set-up in dining room. All cold foods pre-made except for items done on grill (hamburgers and hot dogs). This will be for approximately two weeks, from Dec. 18 to Jan. 4. At that time kitchen will be finished.
• Arby’s, 1619 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Dec. 11. Follow-up. Seven previous violations corrected. The following need correction: Dust accumulated on ceiling HVAC vents and ceiling light fixtures. Light bulbs in ceiling fixtures near front counter nonworking. Thanks for cooperation.
• Frisch’s Big Boy, 1341 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Dec. 5. Follow-up. All previous violations have been corrected. Thank you.
• Kava Haus, 187 E. Locust St., Wilmington, Dec. 5. Bottle of ibuprofen on shelf in kitchen with spices.
• Wendy’s, 50 Roberts Road, Wilmington, Dec. 4. Follow-up. Five previous violations corrected. Dust accumulated on fan at drive-thru. Dust accumulated on HVAC ceiling vents in restrooms.
• 68 Shell, 5737 US 68 N, Wilmington, Dec. 4. No concerns at time of visit.