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:
• Bob Evans Restaurant, 1075 Eastside Drive, Wilmington, May 3. Standard Inspection/Complaint. Complaint: Submitted April 30, claims 4-6 persons who ate sausage gravy and biscuits on April 28 became ill with diarrhea and stomach issues. Investigated complaint May 3. Discussed complaint and concerns with person in charge, who was aware of incident. Review process of sausage gravy, biscuits, and employee handling of ready-to-eat foods. At time of visit gravy was not cooling correctly. Had no other concerns with gravy at time of visit. PIC indicated no employees have been ill, and had no other complaints. No other complaints submitted to Health District.
Critical: Food handling employee did not wash hands after wiping face with paper towel or before starting to handle food again. Employee washed hands. Person in charge to discuss handwashing practices with employees. Container of raw bacon stored on top shelf in side one grill reach-in cooler (above ready-to-eat food items). PIC removed and discarded. Sausage gravy 97°F at two hours of cooling. PIC reheated gravy to 165°F and began cooling process again. Chicken noodle soup 50°F (five pans) improperly cooled in walk-in cooler. PIC discarded. Sliced tomato 66°F, diced ham 60°F, sour cream 46°F (prep cooler across grill). PIC discarded product. Contacted maintenance for repair. Equipment not to be used until capable of maintaining TCS foods below 41°F. Shredded potato 58°F (stored next to fryers). PIC discarded. Cole slaw 44°F, diced tomato (salad prep cooler) 45°F. PIC discarded. Contacted maintenance for repair. Only holding dressings on ice until equipment is capable of maintaining TCS foods below 41°F; Host cooler above 41°F. PIC discarded food items. Contacted maintenance for repair. Several food items found expired in the walk-in cooler, reach-in cooler at grill line, dessert cooler non TCS toppings and Host cooler. PIC discarded. Spray bottles (2) storing chemical missing common name labels. PIC discarded/added label. Warewash machine reached 198°F for final rinse cycle (hot water rinse as it enters the manifold may not be more than 194°F). PIC contacted maintenance.
Manager certification (Level 2) unavailable. Containers of brown sugar, butter, cappuccino (dispensing in unit) missing common name labels. Boxes (2) stored on floor in walk-in freezer. Employees handling food items not wearing hair or beard restraints. Wood exposed/not all surfaces sealed in ice cream holder at dessert area. Large plastic container melted on top of oven. Salad prep cooler leaking water on floor. Irreversible maximum registering thermometer unavailable for warewash machine. Food spillage and debris found on shelving in walk-in cooler. Food debris and grease found on cooling equipment and broaster. Dumpster is not in good repair (leaking onto ground). Dumpster: trash and grease needs cleaning on lid and ground. Fasteners rusty on shelving at cooling rack in walk-in cooler. Floor is dirty near salad prep cooler and floor gap near side grill wall. Broom stored next to salad prep cooler. Caulking near hand sink at salad prep area is dirty and not smooth. Floor has gap at side grill wall. Mops do not have a way to hang to dry. Water leak in the dry storage room from water connection on wall.
Follow-up: May 17.
• Dollar General, 1001 S. South St., Wilmington, May 1. Critical: verification employees are informed on illness reporting requirements unavailable.
Procedure for clean-up of vomit and diarrhea incidents unavailable. Thermometer unavailable in cheese and egg retail cooler. Seals damaged on door of milk retail cooler. Inner surfaces and shelving dirty and food spillage in milk retail cooler and beverage retail cooler. Mops stored in bucket instead of hung up to air dry. Electric outlet cover missing (wall) next to mop sink. Door closer missing on employee restroom door. Back deck was very full — was not able to view all area. Clean up and organize area. Floors throughout facility are dirty, especially under near shelving/displays. Expired license posted from 2018. Post valid license.
Follow-up: June 3.
• Blanchester High School, 953 Cherry St., Blanchester, May 6. Critical: Mouse droppings found on floor behind cart in dry stock room and Pepsi coolers. Person in charge stated they will clean and contact pest control company. Monitor areas to determine level of activity.
Cove trim in walk-in cooler is not secured to wall. Light bulb nonworking in ceiling fixture above prep table and in warewash room. Dust accumulated on floor behind Pepsi coolers and on light fixtures in warewash room.
• Putman Elementary School, 327 E. Baldwin St., Blanchester, May 6. Water accumulated in bottom of milk coolers. Light bulbs nonworking in several ceiling fixtures throughout.
• Blanchester Middle School, 955 Cherry St., Blanchester, May 6. Floor tiles are not secure in dry stock room.