Clinton County eateries inspected

By Nathan Kraatz - [email protected]

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:

• Engine House Pizza, 134 Main St., New Vienna, February 24. Lighting out in back room and by soda machine.

• Corner Pizza, 793 N. Howard St., Sabina, February 24. Counter with slicer not sealed to wall.

• Clinton-Massie Middle School, 2556 Lebanon Road, Clarksville, February 1. No concerns noted.

• Sam’s Meats Deli & Grill, 1209 W. Locust St., Wilmington, February 26. Bag of raw chicken stored above raw beef in walk-in cooler; a person in charge corrected the violation.

• Cherrybend Pheasant Farm, 2306 Cherrybend Road, Wilmington, February 24. No concerns noted.

• Gold Star Chili, 1295 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, February 24. Shredded cheese, sliced tomatoes weren’t stored cold enough; a person in charge iced the product. Hot dogs weren’t kept hot enough; a person in charge adjusted the equipment. Floor tile chipped or missing next to prep sink.

• El Dorado Mexican Restaurant, 1426 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, February 22. Trim in doorway of walk-in cooler was taped. Light wasn’t working in salsa cooler. Drain panels below beer taps on keg cooler weren’t sealed to equipment. Baskets holding chips weren’t cleaned after each use. Old cabinets stored next to grease dumpster. Wall next to mop sink is missing. Floor tiles loose or damaged in the kitchen. Light not working at bar.

• Taco Bell, 1701 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, February 12. No violations noted.

• We’re Rolling Pretzel Co., 2825 State Route 73, Wilmington, February 12. Employee handled money and then bagged food for customers. Ice making machine had black residues on inner guard. Fan accumulated dust.

• Clinton County Head Start, 789 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington, February 17. Raw shell eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods in cooler; a person in charge said he or she would relocate the eggs.

• Clinton County Senior Center, 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington, February 18. Dust observed on vent panels above cooking equipment. Door seal separated on reach-in cooler.

• New Vienna Elementary School, 301 E. Church St., New Vienna, February 22. Observed gloved hands being washed at hand sink. Sneeze guard missing at service line

• Sunrise Bakery and More, 149 W. Main St., New Vienna, February 22. Baked potato stored above raw meats in cooler; a person in charge corrected the violation.

• Stephanie’s, 142 W. Main St., New Vienna, February 22. Food handler handled toast and cheese with bare hands; a supervisor corrected the employee. Floor tile chipped or damaged across from ice machine, soda bag-in-box area and reach-in cooler. Ceiling fixture light wasn’t working.

• Spanky’s/Blanchester Theatre, 115 E. Main St., Blanchester, February 19. Food handler not wearing hair restraints. Ranch dressing wasn’t cold enough. Thermometer missing in prep cooler and refrigerators in theater. A cooler and a microwave weren’t rated for commercial use. Dust accumulated on wall and top of vent in hood/near cooking equipment.

Reach Nathan Kraatz at 937-382-2574, ext. 2510 or on Twitter @NathanKraatz.

By Nathan Kraatz

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