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:

• Gold Star Chili, 942 Cherry St., Blanchester, March 2. Follow up #2. Critical: Food service operation license expired. License renewal application and fee was due by March 1. Submit signed renewal application and fee ASAP. If facility does not renew in a timely manner the County Prosecutor may be contacted for legal action and facility must cease operations. Sprayer at 3-sink is too long and may hang down in sink.

Three previous violations corrected. Handle missing cover/broken under counter freezer (fries). Cover over sausage links/bun compartment at steam table is broken/has rusty screws. Door seal damaged on Continental cooler. Coating peeling on Rock Star cooler shelving. Cove trim damaged by steam table trash can/Continental cooler. Board damaged (not smooth/easy to clean) at mix machine. Lights nonworking in walk-in cooler kitchen and vent hood. Light cover missing above warewash machine. Shelf units above 3-sink rusty. Microwave is not used in kitchen; must not be stored on premise.

Comment: License holder claims agreement was made with corporate Gold Star for remodel in 2018. Stated next month remodel would start. Comments were also made that remodel should be done before summer and corporate Gold Star would submit plans for approval … If remodel is postponed license holder is still responsible for fixing facility and/or equipment.

Follow-up: TBD.

• Generations Pizza, 100 Lowes Drive, Wilmington, March 5. Follow-up. Two previous violations corrected. Level 2 certification unavailable. Bottom shelving holds food less than 6 inches from floor. On Jan. 22 blackberry fruit 50°F, ranch 50°F (2-door under-counter cooler). At visit March 5 nothing was in cooler. Person in charge commented unit is in defrost. Qual test strips unavailable. Handle damaged in pizza dough 2-door freezer. Dust accumulated on fan covers in walk-in cooler. In area behind appetizer cooler — cove trim, corner trim, FRP panel, floor, etc. are damaged/missing. Holes in wall near entry/exit near restrooms, hall of kitchen. Cove trim missing in kitchen. Walls are damaged; need to be easy to clean in kitchen. Floor tile missing near hot water heater and ice machine.

Complaint follow-up: At time of visit did not see roaches. Terminix is servicing once a week. Facility is also reducing clutter, cleaning more and eliminating cardboard in premise.

Follow-up: April 6.

• Buffalo Wild Wings, 743 Fairway Drive, Wilmington, March 6. Complaint. Received complaint that person ate there on March 5 and got sick with vomiting and severe stomach cramps. Patron ate chicken wrap with fried chicken, lettuce, cheese and ranch dipping sauce, salsa and chips. Found no issues at this time. Spoke with manager regarding complaint. No other reports. Temperatures: Salsa 40°F, cheese 38°F, lettuce 37°F. Chicken pulled from freezer and put in deep fryer (preheated tenders). Tortilla and tortilla chips pulled from cooler. Chips fried then stored in holding drawer. Please contact us if any other illness reported or any issues.

• Kroger, 1230 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, March 6. Follow-up. Dishwasher currently out of order; 3-compartment sink currently being used until dishwasher up and running. Rotisserie has been fixed, not currently leaking water. Thank you. Facility currently treating for pests. Thank you.

• Clinton County Senior Services, 717 N. Nelson Ave., Wilmington, March 5. Six previous violations corrected. Door seal damaged in True reach-in cooler. Thermostat reading on warewash machine showing 177°F as final rinse. Stickers indicate 180°F. Thermostat needs adjusted?

• Champions in the Making, Park Avenue, Wilmington, March 5. Follow-up. Eight previous violations corrected. Light nonworking in women’s restroom. Thanks for cooperation. Food service operation is operating with expired license. Signed renewal license application and fee must be submitted to Health Dept. ASAP and provide updated application.

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