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:

• Frisch’s, 1341 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Dec. 5. Follow-up/Complaint. Received complaint “Employee dropped patty on floor, picked it back up, put it on the grill and served it. Employees don’t wear gloves, clean with toxic chemicals, don’t wash hands after smoking, don’t change out plates.” Spoke with manager regarding the complaint and procedures for gloves, smoking and handwashing.

Six previous violations have been corrected. Thank you!

Critical: Bottles of salad dressing at the salad waitress station were not labeled or dated.

There is front build-up on shelves and food product in walk-in freezer. There is cracked floor tile in the kitchen by the ice machine. Electrical panels are dirty with debris. Latch to walk-in cooler door is broken and not latching door.

New Violations: Critical: In hot holding units in the kitchen: Mashed potatoes 120°F, white gravy 116°F, brown gravy 63°F, mac and cheese 112°F, chili 81°F (all must be heated to 135°F or above or reheated to 165°F and then held hot at 135°F or above prior to being placed in the warmer. Warmers are for keeping food hot, not for reheating items.

Seal coming off door of Traulsen reach-in cooler behind the grill. Floor tiles broken around floor drain in kitchen prep and in front of dry storage by the office. All floors throughout the kitchen and dish room were dirty and need to be cleaned.

Follow-up: Dec. 18.

• Kroger, 1230 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Dec. 4. Critical: Inside of ice machine in seafood area has black residue on back and side walls.

Thermometers in freezer units in Aisle 17 were not working; some reading “error.” Gnats flying around mop sink. Floor in Starbucks not properly sealed. Floor dirty in seafood area by 3-door seafood freezer,

Follow-up: After approx. Jan. 8, 2020.

• Domino’s Pizza, 265 W. Locust St., Wilmington, Dec. 5. Critical: Breadsticks dated for use Dec. 4.

Two male employees with facial hair and no hair restraints. Every facility must have at least one employee who is Food Safety Manager Certified; facility currently doesn’t have anyone, but are scheduled for the class in January 2020. Wall behind 3-compartment sink is dirty.

• Caesar Creek Main Kitchen, 7763 SR 73 W, Wilmington, Nov. 23. Non-working freezer in storage area.

• Caesar Creek Pizza & Subs, 7763 SR 73 W, Wilmington, Nov. 23. No one at this facility is Manager Certified. Two employees took test and are waiting on results. Chest freezer has ice build-up along back that is not allowing lid to close properly. No working freezer in kitchen.

• Caesar Creek Ice Cream, 7763 SR 73 W, Wilmington. Nov. 23. There is no one Manager Certified at this facility. Facility has two people who went to class awaiting results of the test.

• Alma’s Amish Cheese Barn, 7810 SR 73 W, Wilmington, Nov. 23. Facility has no plumbing, uses temporary type set-up.

• Connie’s Country Market & Deli, 7763 SR 73 W, Booth M009-M001, Nov. 23. Everything looks good! Thank you!

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