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:

• Yamato Steak House, 1362 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, Aug. 9. Sat down with owner to answer questions regarding inspections and sushi rice and fish. Very hard to communicate with employees with language barrier. There are two young girls there to translate, but sometimes have a hard time asking/answering questions. There needs to be someone at this facility to answer questions.

Critical: Sushi rice has been acidified. There are no specifications onsite for quantities of water vinegar of pH testing. Pina colada mix sitting on counter that says, “Refrigerate after opening.” Bowl with sauce, spoon and napkin that was given to customer sitting on sushi prep table. In reach-in cooler in the kitchen there were containers of Lobster Rangoon, cooked and fried chicken pieces and miso soup that were not labeled or dated. In the sushi prep cooler there were several containers of product (seaweed, pickled ginger, etc.) that were not labeled or dated. Dirty bowls, plates and utensils must be taken to dirty dish area and not stored on prep table where food is being prepared to avoid any possible cross-contamination.

Employees have their food stored on same shelves as food to be served in the facility. Employees have a container of rabbit meat stored above shrimp to be served in the facility. There were several towels lying on the counter throughout the facility. All towels must be used for wiping purposes only and must be stored in sanitizer solution when not in use to help prevent bacterial growth. Plastic cups being used as scoops in the cooked rice. and the “sauce” in the walk-in cooler. Walk-in freezer is leaking water into blue plastic container on the top shelf. There is also ice accumulation on the condenser unit of walk-in freezer. Hoods over grill and in kitchen over deep fryers and wok are dirty and needs to be cleaned. Girls that were helping me said they are cleaned every 3 months and are supposed to be cleaned soon.

Going to call Bob to schedule meeting/inspection to answer some questions and try to understand some of the procedures at the facility. Will also have other Health Department inspectors at this walk-thru/meeting to get answers.

Follow-up: Sept. 5.

• Streber’s Market, 299 N. South St., New Vienna, Aug. 8. Critical: Lunchmeat and cheeses in reach-in deli cooler not dated. Pineapple walnut salad dated 8/4; egg salad sandwich dated 8/5; honey butter biscuits 7/7/18(milk cooler). Opened salad containers in walk-in cooler not dated. Grinder and meat-cutting saw in walk-in cooler had food debris.

There was a plastic deli cup being used as a scoop in the box of breading. Hand sink in back room by mop sink had all kinds of brushes and cleaners stored in sink. Hand sinks are for handwashing only! Two-compartment sink in back room leaking. there is no thermometer in reach-in sub/pizza cooler. There is foil covering top of stove that is covered with grease. Floor in front of walk-in cooler is cracked.

Follow-up: Approx. Sept. 4.

• Food Mart, 149 N. Washington St., Sabina, Aug. 6. Verification demonstrating employees know when to report illness unavailable. Clean-up procedure for vomit/diarrhea incidents unavailable. Large bag of sugar open while in storage. Lights nonworking in reach-in coolers. thermometer missing in sandwich cooler. Dispensers on ice/drink machine have black residues. Microwave has food residues. Shelving in walk-in cooler (milk shelf, etc.) has black residues. Mop water dumped onto ground for disposal. Mop sink has items stored in it. Beverage equipment counters are dusty and have accumulation of spilled coffee beans, etc. Dirt, debris, cobwebs, etc. found under and behind equipment. Facility has clutter and needs organized/cleaned. Counter at soda fountain machine/sink is damaged. Light in stock hall is nonworking. Unused equipment stored. Expired baby food on shelf in stock hall (2014-2017).

Follow-up: Sept. 6.

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