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:

• Kentucky Fried Chicken, 127 E. Main St., Wilmington, June 12. Critical: Verification demonstrating employees know when to report illness is unavailable.

Clean-up procedure for vomit or diarrhea incidents unavailable. Two boxes of food stored on floor in walk-in freezer. Employees with beards were not wearing beard nets. Large cole slaw container in walk-in cooler is damaged (cracked). Tray for chicken strips in equipment (next to popcorn chicken) at service area (front) is damaged (cracked). Inside of food equipment (cookie storage, Traulsen reach-in has food debris accumulations. Food storage containers have sticker residues. The following areas of facility need cleaning attention: Floor under soda fountain machine (drive-thru); floor under soda bag in box rack; ceiling in dry stock and raw chicken prep; junctures at floor and wall; floor in walk-in coolers and freezer (all); door of raw chicken walk-in cooler; raw chicken walk-in cooler; shelves in dry stock area; carts/shelves in raw chicken walk-in cooler; raw chicken walk-in cooler has bad odor/smell; surfaces of equipment and/or surrounding equipment at front service line. Shelf in dry stock area is broken (must be 6 inches above floor). Heavy ice accumulation on floor and ceiling of walk-in freezer. Floor drain cover missing near 3-sink. Broom and dust pan stored next to shelf with sandwich buns. First aid for food-choking poster unavailable. Note: Food service license was hidden in office; please display.

Follow-up: June 26.

• A.J.’s Pizza, 653 W. Main St., Blanchester, June 14. Critical: Meatballs 87°F (in warmer). Person in charge indicated forgot to turn on warmer; chose to heat in oven to 165°F. Pizza sauce at room temperature. PIC must provide info that product is non-TCS to keep out of temperature control. PIC placed in cooler. Bologna, ham, etc. missing date mark. PIC added dates.

Manager certification in food protection unavailable. Oil, yeast, water, etc. stored out of original packaging missing common name label. Shelving in walk-in cooler is not 6 inches above floor. Bag of onions stored on floor. Food employees were not wearing hair restraints. Wiping cloth in-between use was not stored in sanitizer solution. Employee with artificial nails (painted) was handling pizza dough with no gloves. Marx cooler had food debris and residues on shelving and bottom of unit. Spoons in container were not stored with handles up. Chlorine test strips unavailable. Dust accumulated on stand fan. Walk-in cooler needs cleaning attention; food debris and residues accumulated on shelving and floor. Sprayer at 3-sink needs adjusted to stay above flood level rim of sink. Cove trim (or similar seal) missing at floor and wall juncture in walk-in cooler floor. Person in Charge certifications unavailable. Toilet room (restroom new) does not self-close.

Follow-up: July 15.

• Cowan Lake State Park Commissary, 1756 Osborn Road, Wilmington, June 14. Critical: Hot dog found dated June 4. Product was discarded. Sausage and pepperoni missing date marks. PIC added date/discarded. Mice droppings on floor near box freezer and reach-in freezer in storage area. PIC to clean and contact pest control operator.

Microwave (new) is not commercial or NSF or similar certified. Shelf in reach-in cooler has rust accumulations. Self-closer on restroom door is missing.

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