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:

• New Vienna 1st Stop, 101 N. South St., New Vienna. April 11. Standard/Complaint. Received complaint regarding freezers not working properly. Ice cream that patron bought not frozen on 4/9/17 at 4 p.m. Ice cream in freezer is not frozen hard. All packages are soft to touch. There is evidence that some may be melting and dripping out of packages (puddle on floor). Temperature of freezer is 10°F. Checked with my thermometer 15°F. May need unit looked at for product not freezing hard.

Critical: Deluxe bacon cheeseburger in warmer was 130°F and Tornado on hot dog roller was 121°F. All TCS foods must be kept hot at 135°F or more. The BBQ, pepperoni, hot dogs and sausage gravy in the reach-in were not properly labeled or dated. There is dirt/growth on the inside of the ice chute on the pop machine. The cappuccino machine had a build-up of product on the inside of the machine. The ice cream scoop stored in the container ready for use had chocolate debris and pink (ice cream) residue.

There is no sign in men’s bathroom for handwashing. The back room by the office and the storage area by walk-in are both pressboard walls. The seal on the bottom of the door of the walk-in freezer is coming off. The walk-in freezer has accumulation of ice on rack under the condenser.

Follow-up: May 11.

• United Dairy Farmers, 211 W. Main St., Blanchester. April 11. Critical: The following items on the hot dog roller were not at proper holding temperatures; Buffalo chicken dog, 114°F; egg and sausage taquito, 127°F; pepperoni pizza taquito, 117°F; and the Big Red Smokey, 114°F. All potentially hazardous foods must be kept hot at 135°F or above to prevent bacterial growth. The Starbucks cooler is reading 45°F on the thermometer inside the unit. I scanned the unit and milk containers with my thermometer and got readings between 45-49°F. All RTE TCS foods must be kept cold at 41°F or below. There is mildew on the side of the ice chute on the pop machines.

The light switch cover on the lights for the walk-in freezer is broken. There is large accumulation of ice/front on the ceiling of the walk-in freezer. The side of the donut cabinet is broken (missing pieces of Formica). The cabinets behind the counter, there are pieces coming off.

• The Corner Market, 10 Main St., Clarksville. April 12. Complaint. Received complaint that customer ordered 8-piece chicken bucket and chicken was pink in the middle and not fully cooked. Chicken was put in warmer case with no heat lamp. There was incense burning by food prep area. Talked with owner about undercooked chicken. Said she got some chicken from Kroger and breasts were larger than normal, Talked about incense. She removed from facility.

Follow-up: May 11.

• Fishing Pole Bait Shop, 5071 SR 350, Clarksville. April 12. The Pepsi cooler had one light that was not working. Facility needs to pass a water test this year to ensure facility has safe potable water.

• Holmes Elementary School, 1350 W. Truesdell, Wilmington. April 13. Seal of bottom of walk-in freezer is coming off.

• Southridge Marathon, 863 S. South St., Wilmington. April 13. No test strips available for 3-compartment sink.

• South Street Wine Cellar, 41 N. South St., Wilmington. April 12. Everything looks good!

• Shop & Go, 1089 W. Locust St., Wilmington. April 12. Light in walk-in cooler not working. Light out in Pepsi cooler. Shelving in walk-in cooler is unpainted plywood. Critical: Ketchup and mustard stored on microwave say refrigerate after opening.

• Kreative Kids Childcare Center, 212 E. Cherry St., Blanchester. April 11. Everything looks good at this time. Thank you!

• Kroger, 1230 Rombach Ave., Wilmington. April 11. Complaint. Received complaint that employee used bare hands while handling Hawaiian roll that was part of chicken dinner on 4/5/17 at noon. Discussed complaint with manager and deli manager. They will ensure employees are wearing gloves when touching RTE foods.

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