Clinton County eateries inspected

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:

• Happy Wok, 1655 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Aug. 9. Employee cup on counter beside rice. Employee sign-off sheet for reporting illness not available at time of inspection. There were cups being used as scoops in the peanuts, corn starch and in the sugar. There were two spoons stored in water beside the rice cooker. Handle on prep cooler was broken and replaced with a piece of wire. Outside of prep cooler and Sobe cooler were dirty with food product debris.

Critical: There were raw pieces of beef stored in freezer. Food items found in facility with no dates/labels: All food items in prep cooler (shrimp, cabbage, beef, etc.); shrimp in walk-in cooler; egg rolls and wontons in Sobe reach-in cooler. There was a wiping cloth on counter and in front of stove on ledge. Employee bathroom was dirty and had trash on floor. In the eating area there were lots of flies and some gnats. Cracked floor tile in front of stove/wok. Caulking behind the 3-compartment sink is dirty. There was medicine and Band-Aids stored in box with other personal items on top of prep cooler.

Follow-up: Sept. 13.

• Hampton Inn & Suites, 201 Holiday Drive, Wilmington, Aug. 9. Food handler hair was not restrained. Level 2 food protection certification unavailable. Thermometer in Arctic reach-in cooler is broken. Water observed in bottom of both Arctic reach-in coolers (towels on bottom of units). Food splatter observed in microwave. Boxes stacked in front of hand sink at arrival of inspection.

Critical: Trays of raw shell eggs on top shelf in reach-in cooler. Raw animal product must be stored below RTE foods to prevent physical contamination. Observed time stamps on time holding TCS foods, however stickers on Half & Half pitchers appear washed/old.

• Building Blocks Learning Center, 65 Collett Road, Waynesville, July 28. Observed some extra supplies (craft) etc. Please keep facility organized and uncluttered. No other issues.

• MacD’s Pub, 1400 W. Locust St., Wilmington, Aug. 3. Seal of door to walk-in cooler had duct tape on it. Walk-in shelving, the paint is peeling. Duct tape and cardboard on side of sandwich/salad prep cooler.

Critical: The following items were found in walk-in cooler that were not properly marked/dated: Hamburgers, sliced ham, sliced turkey, potato salad, ribs, etc. In reach-in cooler in front of grill: Pulled chicken, onions, tomatoes, etc. are not marked/dated. In reach-in salad/sandwich prep cooler: Hoagies, gravy, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, pizza dough, etc. are not dated/marked.There is a container of parmesan cheeses stored on shelf by grill at room temperature. Dishwasher in bar area has no sanitizer solution reaching the machine. Inside of microwave oven is dirty. There were towels on counter in front of soda machine and lemonade machine. There is a light out in the kitchen. Floor in front of the deep fryer is cracked/broken. Wall under pizza oven, paint coming off. Seal around lemonade/tea dispenser has black mildew growth. Broken tile on counter in front of soda machine. All parts of the facility must be kept clean and in good repair.

Follow-up: Sept. 7.

• New Vienna 1st Stop, 101 N. South St., New Vienna, Aug. 3. Follow-up. Violations (3.4) corrected. No employee at this store is Class II food safety certified. Storage area is still unfinished/unpainted.

• Kroger, 1001 Cherry St., Blanchester, Aug. 3. Critical: Barbecue chicken was at 126-130°F. Chicken strips on salad bar were 45°F. Rinse temperature of dishwasher only reached 175°F.

Follow-up: Sept. 7

• Little Caesar’s, 1334 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Aug. 8. Follow-up. Violations 4.5 and 6.4 have been corrected. Thank you! The floor under the dough mixer and the wall behind the mixer are dirty.

• Clinton Swim Club, 851 S. Nelson Ave., Wilmington. Aug. 9. Level 2 certification in food protection unavailable.

• Sams Meats & Deli, 1209 Locust St., Wilmington, Aug. 8. Critical: The following RTE foods were not dated or labeled: Hard-boiled eggs in reach-in cooler, salad dressings/sauce, and brown gravy.

There were two towels on counter and equipment that were not stored in sanitizer solution. The packaged salads made at the facility do not have all ingredients listed. Large ice build-up around left door.

Follow-up: Sept. 12.

• Chubby’s Pizza & Dairy Point, 604 N. Broadway, Blanchester, Aug. 4. Follow-up. Violations corrected: 2.3, 2.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 5.1, 6.2, 3.4. The following require improvement/correction: Kenmore upright freezer has heavy ice accumulations. Door seal on Kenmore upright freezer is damaged. Light is missing in 2-door reach-in Pepsi cooler.

• Dollar General, 662 W. Main St., Blanchester, Aug. 4. Observed debris in corner next to beverage cooler on sales floor. Walls have severe damage in back stock room. Chunks of drywall are missing. Observed insulation hanging from ceiling in back stock room.

Follow-up: Sept. 1.

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