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:

• Max & Erma’s, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, Aug. 1. Items had cups being used as scoops: chopped cucumbers, garlic parm crumbs and “special” breading. Handwashing sink by dish area the caulking has discolored/debris and the wall behind this hand sink is dirty. Wall behind 3-compartment sink is dirty. Wall behind vegetable prep sink is dirty. There are gnats flying around vegetable prep sink. Hand sink by walk-in coolers had black residue in the corners. Mop sink had a mop stored in it head down. There was food/trash on the floor of walk-in freezer. Wall around front prep sink dirty. Hand sink by office had caulking around inside that was black. Wall behind griddle press dirty. Gnats by mop sink. Gnats by salad reach-in cooler. Light out in the bar cooler. Vegetable prep sink is not sealed to wall and there is trash and spillage behind it. Paint is coming off Hobart mixer. Large accumulation of ice on shelving and boxes in walk-in freezer.Prep sink on front wall is not sealed to wall. Water leaking on the floor in front of charbroiler. Several green cloths under the cookie freezer, appears to be collecting water. Water under corner of reach-in cooler in bar. Backsplash around soda machine at waitress station is not sealed to counter.

Critical: Temperature violations were found: sliced cheddar cheese 45°F and sliced tomatoes 43°F, cole slaw 45°F; sliced ham 49°F. There were 2 containers of garlic parm crumbs dated 7/22 sitting in the dry storage area. Appeared that crumbs had been used for breading, residue all over outside of container. In walk-in cooler goat cheese and cheddar cheese had prep dates of 7/22. In sandwich/salad area there were unlabeled/undated containers of sauerkraut, bags of meat (for reubens?), cut lettuce, cream pies, diced cucumbers, bags of basil, in salad prep cooler diced tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, cucumber, pico, and bottled sauces. In 2-door reach-in cooler undated/unlabeled cole slaw. In prep cooler by the griddle unlabeled/undated green peppers, sliced ham, sausage links and liquid eggs. Automatic dishwasher is not working properly. Gauges not working or reaching proper temperatures. Griddle press dirty around outside and area behind it. Long tongs hanging by 3-compartment sink are rusted and have build-up in the “clean” state. Slicer had food debris on it. Outside door of salad cooler/dispenser had debris on it.

Follow-up: Sept. 5.

• R+L Transfer, 600 Gilliam Road, Wilmington, Aug. 2. Facility is cooking chicken/turkey, cooling then reheating in bulk quantities. This operation makes facility a Class 4 instead of Class 3. License will be upgraded during next licensing year. Floor of walk-in cooler is rusted/paint coming off. The Alto-Sham is leaking water on the floor. Wall behind prep sink is dirty. Wall behind 3-compartment sink and floor under sink are dirty. Wall behind/beside reach-in freezer is dirty.

Critical: On the salad bar the roast beef is 43°F. In the walk-in cooler there was a package of Swiss/American slices that were not dated. In reach-in prep cooler there was a package of Swiss/American cheese that was not dated.

Follow-up: Sept. 6.

• Windy Acres, 6805 SR 73 W, Wilmington, July 26. Everything looks good at this time.

• McDonald’s, 5843 US 68 N, Wilmington, July 26. Follow-up. There is a puddle of ice cream mix underneath the ice cream machine. All previous violations have been corrected.

Follow-up: Aug. 24.

• Cape May Retirement Village, 175 Cape May Drive, Wilmington, Aug. 2. Scoop for ice cream held in water. Victory lowboy cooler had water accumulated at bottom of unit. Inner guard of ice making machine has black residues. Dust observed on fan cover and ceiling in walk-in cooler. Light bulb missing in ceiling fixture in mop sink room. Critical: Corn (dated 8/1-8/15), chocolate pudding and 3-bean salad (dated 7/31-8/7).

Assisted Living Servery: Dust observed on box fan. Black residues observed in blue ice scoop holder.

• Cape May Retirement Village 2, 175 Cape May Drive, Wilmington, Aug. 2. No concerns at time of visit.

• Wilmington Veterans Post 49, 140 E. Locust St., Wilmington, July 31. Follow-up. Violations corrected: 6.4, 4.8, 5.1, 6.2, 7.1. The following require improvement: Residential equipment in use. Equipment when needing replaced must be commercial or similar rated.

• McCoy’s Catering, 280 W. Curry Road, Wilmington, Aug. 2. Everything looks good. No problems. Thank you!

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