Clinton County eateries receive inspections


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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:

• Brown’s Distribution, 100 Main St., Martinsville, Oct. 3. Critical: Air-dry rack for clean dishes has debris accumulation. Half & Half stored on counter at room temperature. Sausage-egg-cheese sandwich 118°F (hot hold cabinet); hot foods must be maintained 135°F or above. Lunchmeats, soup, pineapple, etc. missing date marks. All ingredient information is not on label for packaged retail sandwiches in hot holding cabinet. Door seals on pizza make line are damaged.

Level 2/Ohio Certified Food Protection Manager certification unavailable. Food debris accumulated in bottom of reach-in freezers. Unnecessary items/equipment (soft-serve) unused stored on premises. Facility was smoky at time of visit. Ventilation needed for pizza equipment? Pressboard not sealed in walk-in cooler.

• El Dorado Mexican Restaurant, 1426 Rombach Ave., Sept. 28. Critical: Grocery bag used to store tortillas. Must use food grade equipment. Blade of table-top can opener had food debris/residues. Peppers 42°F, ketchup 42°F in walk-in cooler. Soup expired, dated from Sept. 21. Common name label missing on spray bottle with chemical. Container of lemons stored in ice used for beverages.

Level 2/Ohio Certified Food Protection manager certification unavailable. Paper towels missing at 2 handsinks in kitchen. Handwashing sign missing in women’s restroom. Box of tortillas and container of cut vegetables on floor in walk-in cooler. Wall edge at warmer/wall and cove trim damaged near service area. Floor tile damaged/concrete needs sealed near 3-sink/walking path. Cove trim missing in wall at mop sink. Food debris accumulated in stockroom. Tool drill stored on top of spice storage containers.

• Clinton County Farmers & Sportsmen, 301 Batson Road, Wilmington, Oct. 2. Critical: 3-compartment sink not currently hooked up. Unable to wash, rinse and sanitize dishes. Grease trap is not usable and is unhooked from system. *Not able to serve food until corrected.* Please call for inspection. Also plumbing inspection.

No verification available of Class 2 food safety. Wall in supply/storage cabinet has been repaired and is not easily cleanable. Ceiling above sink needs repaired. Electrical box in kitchen is tripping hazard. Needs fire inspection.

• East Clinton High School, 174 Larrick Road, Sabina, Oct. 4. No one has Class 2 certification. Freezer door outside window has condensation and mildew around the seal. Inside seal of door has ice build-up. All employees must have hair restrained, including facial hair.

• Clinton Memorial Hospital, 610 W. Main St., Wilmington, Oct. 3. Critical: Pasta salad was at 42-47°F on salad bar; trays with ice were placed underneath salads, then they were 38-40°F. Thank you.

Dial on warewash machine rinse cycle not working properly. Ran test strip through and proper temperature was achieved.

• Champions in the Making, 160 Park Drive, Wilmington, Oct. 13. Follow-up. Five previous violations corrected. Thanks for cooperation. Ceiling light fixtures in kitchen nonworking.

Follow-up: Call for inspection.

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