Clinton County eateries inspected


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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.

• McDonald’s, 201 W. Main St., Blanchester. July 22. Critical: In the walk-in cooler there were several packages of outdated pancakes (July 21). On the rack outside of the walk-in there was a whole box of outdated (July 21) apple fritters. In the kitchen was a whole box of outdated (July 21) tortillas. In the reach-in cooler behind the line there was a package of outdated (July 22) pancakes. In the reach-in by the french fry machine there were two containers of cheese not dated and a burrito not dated. On the service line there were no dates of times on pickles and sliced tomatoes. Manager discarded all outdated product that was found.Tomatoes, pickles and any items to be held time instead of temperature must be properly labeled and dated!

Thermometer broken in cooler under coffee machine. Employees with long hair were wearing visors with ponytails that hung below shoulders. Floors along walls had food dirt debris. Top of fryers had food (salt/pepper) debris.

Follow-up: Approx. Aug. 20.

• Dairy Queen, 59 Gano Road, Wilmington. July 26. Critical: Items in prep cooler were 55°F to 49°F. Checked hot dogs, pickles, relish, tomatoes, etc. All must be kept cold at 41°F or below. Cooler temperature 52°F.

Follow-up: Approx. Aug. 26.

• Donatos Pizza, 860 Rombach Ave., Wilmington. July 16. Critical: Chicken 46°F, salami 43°F (sub prep cooler). Person In Charge adjusted thermostat. Will check again and relocate product if needed.

Scrub brushes, spatula, etc. stored in hand sink next to 3-sink, hindering handwashing. Food handlers were not effectively restraining hair by wearing hair restraints. Light bulbs in ceiling fixtures above sinks (3-sink/hand sink) are nonworking.

• CVS Pharmacy, 610 Cherry St., Blanchester. July 22. Thermometer missing in refrigeration unit storing fruit smoothie drink. Light nonworking in milk retail cooler. Door seal area of milk retail cooler has black residue accumulations.

• Sabina Moose Lodge, 246 N. Howard St., Sabina. July 19. Critical: Raw in-shell eggs stored above gallons of milk in reach-in cooler. Person In Charge relocated. Corrected.

Light nonworking in kitchen. Cove trim not secure behind cooking equipment.

• Kava Haus, 187 E. Locust St., Wilmington. July 19. Flour and frappe mix missing common name label when stored out of original packaging. Ceiling above 3-sink needs repair.

• Duchess Shoppe, 2495 Rombach Ave., Wilmington. July 16. Critical: Raw shell eggs stored above milk in retail cooler. Ready-to-eat foods missing date marks. Person In Charge discarded and corrected.

Handwashing signs missing at hand sink and restroom. Heat lamp bulb nonworking in sandwich warmer. Dispensing container in cappuccino dispenser missing common name label.

• Salvador’s Tacos & Ice Cream, 803 Cherry St., Blanchester. July 22. Facility extremely clean. Temperatures were very good. Thank you!

Laurels of Blanchester, 839 E. Cherry St., Blanchester. July 22. Ice machine leaking into plastic containers on the floor. Manager stated waiting on part to fix ice maker.

Midland 1st Stop, 126-128 Cuba Pike, Midland. July 22. All previous violations have been corrected. Thank you!

S&S Market, 513 S. Broadway St., Blanchester. July 22. Everything looks good. No issues.

McCoy’s Catering Service, 280 W. Curry Road, Wilmington, July 23. Everything looks good. Thank you.

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