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, Nov. 7. Critical: Knives used at service line are stored in sanitizer solution in new “sani station.” Food contact surfaces must be washed, rinsed, sanitized and air dried. Person in Charge stated will discuss with GM. Tomato 43°F, cucumbers 45°F (service line). Equipment thermostat displays 55°F. PIC stated equipment is turned off at night and turned on at opening. Equipment must be at proper temperature if you want it to maintain cold temperature of TCS foods. PIC stated will check food and discuss with GM. Spray bottle of oven cleaner hanging on shelf next to clean food containers. Corrected.
Frozen steak was being thawed in microwave for cold holding. Microwave may only be used for thawing food that will be cooked immediately after. PIC got new frozen steak to thaw under running water. Corrected. Shakers with season salt, pepper, salt, etc. at service line are missing common name label. Boxes of tomatoes on floor in walk-in cooler. Boxes of lemonade on floor in walk-in freezer. Food employees were not wearing hair restraints. Seal on veggie service line cooler is damaged. Plumbing is not wrapped (sealed from removal at dump sink). Hot water heater was not producing hot water at sinks. Wire nuts and wires above hot holding meatballs exposed from light. Ice accumulated on floor and shelving of walk-in freezer. Dry stock shelving has rust accumulations. Cardboard stored under legs of shelving unit. Handle of walk-in cooler door has food debris accumulations. Dust accumulated on ceiling above service line.
Follow-up: Nov. 22.
• Holiday Inn Express, 155 Holiday Drive, Wilmington, Nov. 4. Follow-up. Critical: Written procedure for using time as public health control unavailable. Person in Charge stated will speak with manager. Time marking missing on apple pie filling and discard time not written on pancake batter. Product discarded.
Ice accumulated in reach-in cooler in kitchen. Towel is also stored in bottom of unit. Note: Customer luggage stored in stock room. Dry stock room must be maintained clean and free of unnecessary items to help keep clean and monitor for pest activity.
Follow-up: Nov. 22.
• Wal-Mart, 2825 Progress Way, Wilmington, Nov. 6. Complaint received Nov. 4 claiming non-service animals in store with customers (dogs, monkey and bird). Investigated complaint Nov. 6 and spoke to store managers about concerns. Managers stated when animals are with customers they check service animal status, how the animal is restrained and (illegible) are not in shopping carts to prevent contamination. Manager stated will review service animal policy with staff.
• Traditions Restaurant & Catering, 78 N. Howard St., Sabina, Nov. 7. Asterisks missing on menu identifying food items associated with consumer advisory on menu. Floor has damage near 3-sink. Catering supply room is unfinished (ceiling, wall, lights, etc. must be in good condition).
• Laurel Oaks cafeteria, 300 Oak Drive, Wilmington, Nov. 5. Light bulbs nonworking in ceiling light fixtures above service line. Ice accumulation in walk-ind freezer unit. Cove trim missing at doorway that was enclosed.
• New Vienna Elementary, 301 E. Church St., New Vienna, Nov. 5. Plastic lids on rolling bins storing bulk sugar, etc. have cracking/chipping.