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:
• Little Caesar’s, 1334 Rombach, Wilmington, Jan. 3. Employee coats stored on top of boxes of pizza sauce in storage area. Ice accumulation on the condenser line of walk-in cooler. Rack of pre-made pizza/cheese bread stored directly under this line. Vent hood above pizza oven has dust accumulation on it. Storing clean utensils on disposable cloths on shelf above pizza prep line. Whisk and pitcher stored in hand sink. Wall behind mixer was dirty. Floor behind mixer dirty. Floor under prep table dirty. Wall behind 3-compartment sink dirty and has black mildew/mold growth on caulking. Floor behind reach-in freezer dirty. Overall cleanliness of dough-making area needs to be greatly improved.
Critical: Pre-made pizza being held by time instead of temperature have no timers. All foods being held with time instead of temperature must be dated with times. Pizza sauce in small individual containers in walk-in were not dated, chicken wings in walk-in were not dated.
Follow-up: Approx. Feb. 1.
• Blanchester Save-A-Lot, 127 S. Broadway St., Blanchester, Dec. 29. Critical: Fish 115°F, mashed potatoes 111°F (deli hot hold); must be 135°F to prevent pathogen growth. Deli hot foods in walk-in cooler (meat loaf, etc.) missing date marks. Hug drink boxes individually for sale missing labels. Deli hot foods packaged for customer to-go missing labels. Hot water unavailable at hand sink in deli department. Cutting boards, etc. stored in hand sink in produce department.
Household crockpot in use at deli department. Thermometer non-working in deli meat cooler. Wood cutting board split/damaged in deli department. Transport cart used in deli department is rusty. Lights nonworking in freezer on sales floor. Pot holder/glove had food debris in deli department. Empty deli containers stored on paper towels in deli department (edge of paper towel not clean). Boxes of supplies (plastic wrap, gloves, etc.) for meat department on floor. Cardboard on deli department shelving in walk-in cooler? Cardboard has food residues and may block air flow in unit. Exit door at dock does not close tightly. Paper towels unavailable at hand sink in produce department. Lights (2) nonworking in deli department vent hood. Light bulbs (2) nonworking over deli department prep counter. Duct tape on condenser fan unit in deli department walk-in cooler. Floor tile damaged in walk-in cooler entry in meat department. Freezer (main) walk-in cooler door damaged (person in charged stated door is scheduled for replacement). Dairy department walk-in cooler light bulb nonworking; wall damaged; ceiling panel is separating and door does not properly close/damaged. Wall in meat department walk-in cooler is damaged.
Follow-up: Jan. 26.
• Pragati Inc., 59 Gano Road, Wilmington, Jan. 4. There was an employee beverage on counter by drive-thru with no lid. In walk-in beverage cooler in store there is a light out. One light out at reach-in doors and the shelves are rusted in walk-in. Cracked floor tile in walk-in beverage cooler. Mops were left in mop buckets. Wall behind 3-compartment sink was dirty. Cracked floor tile in front of deep fryer.
• Red Zone Neighborhood Grill, 762 W. Main St., Blanchester, Dec. 29. Follow-up. Nine violations corrected. Level one trainings unavailable for each person in charge per work shift. Thanks for cooperation!