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:
• McDonald’s, 201 W. Main St., Blanchester, March 1. Critical: When I arrived at the facility and was waiting for manager, employee bagging food was wearing blue bandage on finger with no glove. Additionally, same employee mixed up order and reached into bag prior to handing to customer and took out hash brown with bare hand and then handed hash brown to another customer. All employees who have cuts must wear bandages and then must wear gloves to ensure bandage does not come off into food products.
Five previous violations were corrected. Thank you! Wall behind the 3-compartment sink was dirty with splash/debris. There are gnats flying around the orange juice machine. Please contact pest control operator to treat facility for insects and keep juice machines clean.
Follow-up: Approx. March 22.
• Yamato Steak House, 1362 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Feb. 28. Follow-up. Five previous violations corrected. Thank you! There is cup being used as a scoop in rice. There was a blue plastic tub collecting ice/water on the top shelf of the walk-in freezer. Knives were stored in side of prep cooler.
Critical: Rice on counter in container by hibachi grill was 50-80°F (must be kept hot at 135°F or above or cold at 41°F or below). Whole onions that have been skinned and cored were not dated.
Follow-up: Approx. March 28.
• Cape May Retirement Village, 175 Cape May Drive, Wilmington, Feb. 23. Feb. 23. Critical: Lemon chicken 44°F, noodles 46°F, veggies 43°F, mashed potatoes 48°F (cooled foods from previous day dinner), cole slaw 43°F, stick butter 43V (walk-in cooler) (must be kept at 41°F or less). Black olives, leafy greens, potato filling fund expired. Cole slaw, apple sauce, etc. dated for eight days.
Black and pink residues observed in ice making machine. Water accumulation and debris found on floor/wall under warewash counter. Cabinets have finish covering damaged press board exposed (?).
Follow-up: March 9.
• Cape May Retirement Village 2, 175 Cape May Drive, Wilmington, Feb. 23. Critical: Apple sauce dated for eight days of use.
Cloths found stored under storage containers near beverage equipment.
• Kroger, 1001 Cherry St., Blanchester, March 1. Follow-up. Facility does not have hot water. Two of the hand sinks in deli-bakery get warm, but no hot water.
• Engine House Pizza, 134 Main St., New Vienna. March 28. Follow-up. One previous violation was corrected. Bottom of freezer in kitchen is rusted and covered with ice. The 3-compartment sink is leaking into metal pan. In the back room there is a hole in the wall at top of the ceiling. Ceiling in kitchen has had water leak and been patched (not painted). Floor in hallway to soda syrup boxes has been taken apart and is currently working out.
• Engine House Pizza Station #2, 416 E. Washington St., Sabina, Feb. 27. Follow-up. Two previous violations corrected. Thank you! There is no employee at the facility that is Class II food safety certified. The True 2-coor cooler has non-working light. Bottom cover is missing on refrigeration unit in the kitchen. Hand sink by ice machine, water has to be turned on and off because sink leaks.
• Frisch’s, 1341 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Feb. 28. Follow-up. Six previous violations corrected. Light bulb dim in produce walk-in cooler.
• Happy Wok, 1655 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Feb. 27. Follow-up. Five previous violations corrected. Thank you! There are some plastic grocery-type bags being used to cover food in walk-in cooler. Prep cooler in the kitchen has condensate dripping into a metal pan. There were several wiping cloths stored on counters and in front of woks/cooking equipment. There were some cracked floor tiles in dry storage area.
• Quick Stop, 520 W. Truesdell St., Wilmington, March 7. No test strips available at the 3-compartment sink to check sanitizer levels.
• MacD’s Pub, 1400 W. Locust St., Wilmington, March 7. Follow-up. Arrived at facility, owner stated cooler running but temperature at 42°F, waiting for repair company to arrive. Hot water heater was being replaced while I was there. Replacement must be done under permit and be inspected by plumbing inspector.
Follow-up re-inspection: March 8.
• Clinton County Jail, 1645 Davids Drive, Wilmington, March 7. Ketchup missing date. Hot dogs marked past seven days. Grout missing tiles at mop sink in kitchen. Paint worn near warewash machine. Box of to-go containers stored on floor in mop closet.