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Area fast-food restaurants among places hit with health-code violations

• May 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM

The following are the results of health department inspections of Huron County-area food establishments in March:

 

No violations

Pepperidge Farm Company Store; 3320 Ohio 103 East, Willard; March 7, standard inspection — No violations.

Burger King; 711 W. Main St., Bellevue; March 21, standard inspection — No violations.

Community Market; 262 Sandusky St., Plymouth; March 21, follow-up inspection — No violations.

Plymouth Community Center; 48 W. Broadway St., Plymouth; March 21, standard inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: Facility is closed for operation and has been for at least two years. Facility is used by clubs for events and possible some fund-raising dinners. It is no longer used for serving migrant workers on a consistent basis.

Corrigan Family Kettle Corn; 2048 Ridge Road, Norwalk; March 26, standard inspection — No violations.

Friendship Food Store; 275 Milan Ave., Norwalk; March 26, follow-up inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: It is ok to store TCS foods in the open air cooler.

Completely Baked Pretzel Company, LLC; 18 N. Pleasant St., Norwalk; March 27, standard inspection — No violations.

Discount Drug Mart; 201 Cline St., Norwalk; March 27, standard and complaint inspection — No violations.

  

Violations

Humble Hustle Nutrition; 108 E. Main St., Bellevue; March 13, standard and 30-day inspection — Violation: Observed a non-commercial chest freezer in the facility. Item shall be replaced with a commercial piece of equipment; Violation: Observed a handwashing sink without water at the required temperature.

Rayz Route 20; 106 E. Main St., Bellevue; March 13, standard and 30-day inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Food employee(s) are not using proper procedure when washing hands and arms. Observed employee turn off faucet without paper towel, essentially recontaminating their hands. Education was given to employee to prevent from occurring again; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat (RTE) food, lettuce and tomatoes, with bare hands. Item was thrown away and employee washed hands and put gloves on while preparing foods; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed hamburger and cheese slices being held in cooler drawer below stove at 45 degrees F. Items were placed into a different, functioning cooler to rapidly cool back to 41 degrees F; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Food employees did not have their hair effectively restrained. Employee placed a hairnet on head; Violation: Observed no handwashing sign(s) posted at handwashing sink(s) used by employees. Place signs at the kitchen and bar hand wash sinks; Violation: Observed mops being dried in mop sink. After use, mops shall be placed in a position that allows them to air-dry without soiling walls, equipment, or supplies. Mops should be hung up at all times when not in use to facilitate air drying.

Best Western; 351 Milan Ave., Norwalk; March 15, standard and 30-day inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed a small bag of scrambled egg patties that were date marked for Feb. 26. Person in charge voluntarily discarded unfit product.

Dunkin Donuts; 333 Milan Ave., Norwalk; March 20, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed multiple employees change tasks from entering orders onto the computer or taking cash to packaging donuts. Food employees shall clean their hands and exposed portions of their arms after switching between tasks; before donning gloves to initiate a task that involves working with food; and after other activities that contaminate the hands.

Econo Lodge; 342 Milan Ave., Norwalk; March 20, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Time/temperature controlled for safety (TCS) foods were not being held at the proper temperature. Waffle mix was discarded at end of inspection; Violation: A food thermometer was not readily accessible; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Food-contact surfaces and utensils were not sanitized using an approved combination of exposure time, chemical concentration, temperature, and/or pH. Facility has test strips available, but does not have the concentration color guide to determine whether the sanitizer is at the proper concentration. Facility has a three-compartment sink, but person in charge was unable to locate drain plugs. A plastic bucket was placed in the third sink in lieu of a drain plug in order for submersion to be achieved. Utensils and equipment should be washed in hot soapy water in the first compartment, rinsed with water in the second compartment, and soaked in the proper sanitizer solution in the third (50-100 PPM Chlorine for 15 seconds).

Friendship Food Store; 275 Milan Ave., Norwalk; March 20, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — TCS foods were not being held at the proper temperature. Items in the pizza prep cooler were above 50 degrees F. Milk in reach-in cooler was 44 degrees F. Food employee discarded food product above 45 degrees F; Violation: Prep cooler used for pizza ingredients was unable to maintain proper temperatures. Milk cooler was not holding product at 41 degrees F or below. Person in charge called for maintenance on both the prep cooler and the milk cooler.

Arby’s Restaurant; 625 W. Main St., Bellevue; March 21, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed sanitizer buckets throughout facility with an improper sanitizer level. Buckets were placed by sink area to be redone with the proper sanitizer levels; Violation: Food employee(s) did not have their hair effectively restrained. Observed an employee on food preparation line without a hat or hairnet. Observed employees with visors without hairnets underneath. All employees preparing or cooking food items need to be wearing a hairnet, hat or a visor with a hairnet. 

Circle K; 211 Cleveland Road, Norwalk; March 21, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed items that did not bear a date of preparation. Food employee discarded product; Violation: Repeat — Food employees did not have their hair effectively restrained upon entering kitchen. Food employees donned hair restraints soon after I walked in; Violation: Time as a public health control was being used without the proper written procedures; Violation: Repeat — Observed accumulation of dried product on creamer dispensing machine.

Dollar General; 213 Sandusky St., Plymouth; March 21, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed raw fresh ground sausage stored above raw bacon and raw eggs. Corrected at time of inspection — Ground sausage was moved onto the bottom shelf; Violation: Repeat — Observed 16 cans dented severely or on seams. Dented cans are a botulism risk. Corrected at time of inspection — Cans were disposed during inspection. Educate staff to remove dented cans as they are identified.

Friendship Food Store; 275 Milan Ave., Norwalk; March 21, follow-up inspection — Violation: Repeat — The products in the reach-in cooler had risen in temperature since the previous inspection, some items at 45 degrees F. The prep cooler shall not be used to store TCS product until maintenance is performed and I have verified that the equipment has adequate cold holding capacity. 

Ice Box Drive Thru; 57 Brazilian St., Plymouth; March 21, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — There was no person in charge present in the food facility during inspection. Obtain Level 1 food safety training and submit to state for certificate.

J. J.’s Pizza Ltd.; 24 Sandusky St., Plymouth; March 21, standard inspection — Violation: Observed one box of plastic containers on the floor in the dry storage area. Corrected at time of inspection — Box was moved onto shelving.

Maple City Nutrition; 57 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; March 21, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — There was no person in charge present in the food facility during inspection. As all employees operate facility alone at times, all staff must obtain Level 1 food safety certification; Violation: Food storage containers are not properly labeled. Corrected at time of inspection — Containers were labeled during inspection; Violation: Wiping cloths are being air-dried in an unapproved location. Observed blenders air drying overturned on cloths. Wet cloths can grow bacteria and contaminate cleaned equipment. Plastic (or similar) drying racks must be purchased to prevent this issue; Violation: Observed no covered receptacle in women’s restroom. Obtain covered trash can for bathroom; Violation: Observed that the outside back door and inside back door both had gaps that would allow insects entry. Front door also has a gap at the bottom seal. Obtain and install seals on all doors to prevent entry of insects.

Pizza Hut; 188 Milan Ave., Norwalk; March 21, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — Observed some food splatter in microwave. Observed some grease accumulation on rack by dish washing area. Observed food and debris accumulation on bundle of soda lines behind rack. Observed some grease accumulation on knife holder. Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept clean.

Arby’s; 347 Milan Ave., Norwalk; March 22, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — Observed some food employees without hair restraints or with ineffective hair restraints (visors without hairnets). Person in charge advised the facility had just run out of hairnets and would replace the supply; Violation: Observed a pair of tongs in a container of frozen onion straws in which the tongs were laying on the food product. Person in charge advised there are usually hangers for the tongs on the inside of the freezer, but they have fallen out. She advised they will replace these hangers.

Greenwich Beverage Center; 15 W. Main St., Greenwich; March 26, standard inspection — Violation: The retail food establishment does not comply with Level 1 certification requirements. The licensor shall mandate level 1 certification as required. 

Mickey Mart; 47 E. Main St., Greenwich; March 26, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed raw eggs stored on top of Bud Light on Mickey Mart side. Person in charge advised the eggs were for the employees. Eggs should be stored underneath or away from other product. 

Bellevue Care Center; 1 Aurich Square, Bellevue; March 28, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Observed facility without a Level 2 certified employee. Person in charge stated an employee has Level 2 certificate but was unable to produce an ODH certification card. Person in charge will email sanitarian once ODH certification is issued.

Brad’s BBQ; 137 E. Main St., Bellevue; March 28, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed ground beef and chicken over fish in reach-in cooler. Items were rearranged; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed ground beef over RTE items in walk-in cooler. Items were rearranged to prevent contamination; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed coleslaw in reach-in cooler missing a date mark. A date mark was placed on item; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed beef and chicken noodles in walk-in cooler past the seven day date mark. Items were thrown away; Violation: Observed hoods above stove to have a build-up of grease. Hoods need to be cleaned more often; Violation: Observed a build-up of food debris on floor of reach-in freezer. This needs to be cleaned out more often.

Dollar General; 201 Walton Ave. West, Willard; March 29, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed packages of raw ground sausage above eggs. Corrected at time of inspection — Sausage was moved to the bottom shelf; Violation: Critical — Observed that chemicals were stored on shelves above foods in the clearance section. Corrected at time of inspection — Foods were moved from the clearance. I recommend separating food and other items in clearance sections as much as possible; Violation: Observed 13 dented cans on the shelves for sale. Corrected at time of inspection — Cans were removed from shelves and voluntarily destructed during inspection; Violation: Observed that two coolers containing TCS foods did not have ambient air thermometers as required. Place thermometers in these coolers; Violation: Repeat — Observed that the shelves in the main reach-in milk cooler are dirty with dried milk residue and require cleaning. Shelves must be cleaned.

Taco Bell; 102 E. Walton St., Willard; March 30, standard and complaint inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed that hot foods in the hot holding table facing away from the drive thru window were not maintaining 135 degrees F or above during inspection. Corrected at time of inspection — Foods were disposed during inspection; Violation: Observed an employee cell phone stored on top of tortilla bags. Cell phones are very dirty and must be kept away from foods and food-related equipment. Corrected at time of inspection — Phone was moved during inspection to employee personal items area; Violation: Observed that prep cooler was not maintaining TCS foods at 135 degrees F or above. Unit was adjusted higher and was checked with water to be above 135 degrees F before end of inspection. Inspector’s comments: No evidence of complaint was observed. Employee in question was not working during time that complaint was reported to have occurred. 

 

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