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:

• Taco Bell, 1701 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, July 19. There were straws and napkins stored under the hand sink in the drive-thru. There was a light out in the walk-in freezer. There is duct tape holding door of second warmer together. There was accumulation of ice forming on wall of walk-in freezer. There is food debris on the bottom of the Delfield cooler. The hand sink in the drive-thru, the metal finish is coming off the spigot and handles. There is no handwashing sign posted in the men’s bathroom. Behind and under soda machine in drive-thru area is dirty and liquid is pooled behind unit. the floor under the soda boxes is dirty. There is black mildew on the caulking behind the 3-compartment sink. The wall behind 3-comprmtent sink is dirty. The caulking around the mop sink has black mildew growth. The floor under the prep line is extremely dirty with food debris. There are boxes thrown all over the floor in dry storage area and by the back door. The counter under soda machine in the lobby is dirty. Floors throughout the facility need to be cleaned.

Critical: There were 2 bags of cinnamon twists stored on the drainboard of prep sink alongside of 2 bottles of chemicals. The ice chute on the soda machine in drive-thru is dirty. The seals on the slushie machine are dirty/discolored.

Follow-up: Aug. 16.

• Snow Hill Country Club, 11093 SR 73, New Vienna, July 18. There is a bowl being used as a scoop in the flour. The front cover on the ice machine is missing and inside of Frigidaire has large ice accumulation. Inside of microwave is dirty. The wood board where cleaners/mops are stored above mop sink is unfinished.

Critical: Container of ham in walk-in fridge dated 7/9. There was a bag of cheese chunks in the walk-in fridge that was open and not dated. There are no test strips or irreversible thermometers available. The dishwashing machine gauge is not working, and using my test strips dishwasher did not reach 160°F. Inside of the ice machine is dirty. The cove molding by the dish machine is coming off. The wall behind the dish spray-off area is dirty with black residue.

Follow-up: Aug. 23.

• New China Dragon, 103 E. Main St., Blanchester, July 18. Standard/complaint. Critical: Received complaint that customer ordered wonton soup and food had little black bugs in soup. There was a bowl of frozen shrimp in last compartment of 3-compartment sink. There was a large bowl of fried rice sitting on the counter by the stove at 46°F. PIC stated food had been cooked last night then refrigerated. There were large containers of egg rolls and fried chicken pieces stored in walk-in cooler (also in reach-in prep cooler). There were grocery bags (Kroger and Meijer) that were being used to store raw meat in the deep freezer.

PIC made order of food in kitchen with no hat of hair net. There were plastic cups being used as scoops in the rice, corn starch, flour and potato starch. The top of the deep freezer is rusted. the back door has a screen door, but is not self-closing. There is evidence of rodent droppings in the back dry storage area. There are cracked floor tiles throughout facility. There is dirt/debris along the walls of facility.

Follow-up: Aug. 22.

• Papa John’s Pizza, 1561 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, July 6. Follow-up. Spoke with owner of facility on 7/5 about previous violations … the following violations have been corrected: 2.3, 4.5 and 6.4. Thank you. There is cracked floor tile around the pizza oven.

Follow-up: Aug. 8

• Laurels of Blanchester, 839 E. Cherry St., Blanchester, July 18. There was a piece of cove molding missing by the eye wash station. There were some cracked floor tiles by drain at eye wash station/walk-in cooler.

• Jen’s Deli, 28 W. Main St., Wilmington, July 20. Critical: The following temperature violations were found on the large prep cooler: Salami 57°F, cranberry sauce 48°F and sauerkraut 43°F (must be kept cold at 41°F or below).

There is a light out in the Boar’s Head cooler. The beaters for the Kitchen-Aid mixer have paint coming off.

Follow-up: Aug. 24.

• Little Caesar’s, 1334 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, July 6. Follow-up. Violation 6.4 has been corrected. Thank you. There is mildew/debris on the floor of the walk-in cooler along the back wall. There is food debris on some of the carts in the walk-in cooler. The floor under the dough mixer and wall behind dough mixer is dirty. The floor under prep table where dough is portioned is dirty.

Follow-up: Aug. 8

• Traditions Restaurant & Catering, 78 N. Howard St., Sabina, July 20. everything looks very good. Thank you!

• Pilot Travel Center, 5772 US 68N, Wilmington, July 19. Follow-up. Female Subway employees wearing scarf around head, no hat or hair net.

• Royalton Inn & Suites, 201 Carrie Drive, Wilmington, July 17. Verification employees know when to report illness unavailable. Bagels, waffles, bread ingredient info unavailable. Quat test strips unavailable. Juice machine door/seal is sticky. Milk spillage observed at bottom of Edesa reach-in cooler. paper bowls and plates for customers were on display with food contact surface facing up. Hand soap unavailable at hand sink. Spillage observed under cooler and freezer.

• Gold Star Chili, 1295 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, July 10. Follow-up. All violations corrected. Thanks for cooperation!

Follow-up: July 31.

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