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:

• Subway, 31 E. Washington St., Sabina, April 25. Critical: Person in charge does not have Level 1 or person in charge certification. All shift leaders must have person in charge/Level 1 certification. Person in charge used phone to call manager, hung phone up, waited on customer, pulled out sheet of sandwich paper, then put on gloves to make sandwich. No handwashing ever occurred. The banana peppers, jalapeno peppers and pickles in the metal pans in prep cooler behind counter are not dated or labeled. Thawing foods in walk-in cooler over top of ready-to-eat foods; all thawing foods need to be stored below ready-to-eat foods to avoid possible contamination. Under hand sink behind cash register, they have sweetener, paper bags and sandwich wrap. No items can be stored under hand sink due to possible contamination.

First aid kit stored on shelving unit over sandwich papers/baking papers. All first aid kits must be stored separately from the food service area. Knives now stored in sanitizer solution with brush. All knives are to be cleaned then put on side with holes to air dry and sanitizer is changed every 3-4 times per day. Air drying dishes on storage rack and water dripping onto floor where cardboard is being used to soak up water. Employee was not wearing hat while preparing sandwiches. Wall behind 3-sink is dirty. Fan blowing out into food prep covered with dust above walk-in cooler. Food on floor of walk-in cooler. Several lights are out in kitchen area. Ice build-up on floor, ceiling and racks in walk-in cooler. Hot bar: Light has wire nut and electrical tape exposed.

Follow-up: Approx. May 23.

• Pizza Hut, 486 Main St., Wilmington, April 23. Critical: There is no one in charge; person there who is manager in training is not knowledgeable of all aspects of facility. There is no certified manager verification available. Person in charge does not have PIC certification. There is no verification available for employees to sign-off for illness. Dough in pizza prep cooler labeled with date to be discarded at end of day on April 22. Dessert sticks in walk-in cooler dated/labeled to be discarded at end of day on April 22. Breadstick dough in walk-in cooler dated/labeled to be discarded at end of day on April 22. Breadstick dipping sauce held at room temperature on cutting table.

All employees must wear hats, hairnets and beard nets. Employee with facial hair did not have on beard net; employee put on beard net. Dumpster lids open. Trash on ground around dumpster. Wall is dirty behind 3-sink. Wall dirty behind area where spices are stored. Oil on floor under fryer. Dust on shelves by deep fryer. Facility had a greasy, smoky smell. Employee stated fryer not working/filtering properly. Please call Wilmington Fire Dept. for fire inspection within 10 days and provide Clinton County Health District with copy of inspection report. Pizza prep table had water pooling in bottom of unit.

Follow-up: May 14.

• Kroger, 1230 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, April 24. Follow-up #3. Cover on heat seal wrapping equipment in Seafood Dept. damaged. Warewash machine was not heating up/not working. Thermometer display at dairy walk-in cooler has rust accumulations. Floor concrete is not sealed in Bakery/Deli Dept. near donut and deli meat cases. Bottom exit door near sushi does not close tightly. Reviewed Rose Pest Control Service documents — last date of visit April 17. No pest activity noted. Baits and traps in place. Company providing service weekly. Areas of previous concern were clean and did not observe any pest activity. Continue to monitor and keep areas clean.

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