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.

• Maks, 142 S. Broadway St., March 11.

Critical: Verification demonstrating employees know when to report illness is unavailable. Jams/jellies obtained from cottage food producer are missing label components (name and place of business, quantity of contents, etc.). RFE (Retail Food Establishment) must verify food items are approved food sources meeting requirements.

Non-critical: Handwashing sign missing in employee restroom. Thermometer to measure internal food temperatures is unavailable. Oils, water, flour, powdered sugar, etc. stored out of original packaging missing common name label. Handles of utensils stored in TCS (time-temperature controlled) food was not above lid at container (cole slaw, chicken salad, etc.). Hose connected to faucet on mop sink was laying in sink. Person In Charge corrected, removed those. Lid missing on trash can in restroom for sanitary napkin disposal.

• Midland 1st Stop, 126-128 Cuba Pike, Midland, March 14. Follow-up.

Critical: Verification demonstrating food employees know when to report illness is unavailable. Black residues accumulated inside ice dispenser on soda fountain machine. Several packages of cheese cubes and sandwiches were found expired (pull date of March 4). Some packages had mold growth. Ready-to-eat, time-temperature control (TCS) foods must be dated and used or discarded within 7 days. Packaged expired products were discarded.

Non-critical: Manager certification in food protection is unavailable. Light/heat bulbs in NEMCO hot hold equipment are nonworking (2). Unused equipment (ice cream unit in walk-in cooler and Icee machine at beverage counter) must not be stored on premise to prevent clutter/pest harborage. Person In Charge stated request for removal has been submitted to their corporate office.

• Kroger, 1230 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, March 11. Follow-up.

Critical: Water sample results from bulk water machine unavailable. Sample results must be retained at facility for review by the licensor. Person In Charge stated water company has not responded to their requests for copy of results.

Non-critical: Quaternary ammonium test strips must be supplied at Meat Dept. 3-sink. (Chlorine test strips will only measure chlorine solutions.) Storage room for Starbucks has boxes of cups/supplies on floor and is cluttered. Spillage and debris accumulated on floor under ice machine in Starbucks. Dust accumulated on ceiling in Bakery Dept. (Person In Charge stated new ceiling tiles are ordered.) Door seal damaged on walk-in cooler in Deli Dept. Shelving in deli salads/meats/cheeses is rusty.

Follow-up: April 8.

• Kroger, 1001 Cherry St., Blanchester, March 14. Follow-up.

Non-critical: Door seal on small walk-in cooler is damaged (Seafood Dept.). Thermometer display separated/nonworking on sales floor bunker case. (Meat Dept.) Floor has areas of chipped paint in Deli Dept. Person In Charge stated repair assessment of floor is in progress.

• CVS Pharmacy, 610 Cherry St., Blanchester, March 14.

Non-critical: Refuse accumulated on ground near dumpster.

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