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Area grocery store hit with 18 health-code violations

• Jun 25, 2018 at 4:02 PM

Here are the results of health department inspections of Huron County food establishments and schools in May:

Food establishments

No violations

Jo & Ed’s Carry Out; 155 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; May 1, standard inspection — No violations.

Rich Oil; 183 Milan Ave., Norwalk; May 1, standard inspection — No violations.

Rural King Supply, Inc.; 1800 U.S. 20, Norwalk; May 1, standard inspection — No violations.

All Fried Up LLC; 71 Spino Court, Norwalk; May 2, standard inspection — No violations.

Dollar General; 359 Milan Ave., Norwalk; May 2, standard inspection — No violations.

Fisher’s Market; 2917 Ohio 61 N., Norwalk; May 2, standard inspection — No violations.

Norwalk Beverage Center; 17 St. Mary’s St., Norwalk; May 2, standard inspection — No violations.

Rich Oil; 153 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; May 2, standard inspection — No violations.

Taco Bell; 365 Milan Ave., Norwalk; May 2, standard inspection — No violations.

Tacos El Puma; 704 Ash St., Willard; May 2, standard inspection — No violations.

Westcott’s Arctic Shaved Ice; 48 W. Seminary St., Norwalk; May 3, standard inspection — No violations.

Gaymont Nursing Center; 66 Norwood Ave., Norwalk; May 4, standard inspection — No violations.

Norwalk Childcare Center, Inc.; 120 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk; May 7, standard inspection — No violations.

Aldi; 195 Milan Ave., Norwalk; May 8, standard inspection — No violations.

Feather’s BBQ Pork; 2620 U.S. 224, Plymouth; May 8, standard inspection — No violations.

Wild Bill’s Concessions; 72 Sandusky St., Willard; May 8, standard inspection — No violations.

Burger King; 340 Milan Ave., Norwalk; May 9, standard inspection — No violations.

Family Dollar Store; 6339 Ohio 113, Bellevue; May 10, standard inspection — No violations.

Cold As Ice Slide Thru; 22 N. Main St., Monroeville; May 11, standard inspection — No violations.

Lyn Marie’s Coffee On Main, Ltd.; 2 N. Main St., Monroeville; May 11, standard inspection — No violations.

Green Witch Suds & Sundaes; 13 E. Main St., Greenwich; May 14, standard inspection — No violations.

Miller’s Drive-In, LLC; 1345 E. Main St., Bellevue; May 14, standard inspection — No violations.

Subway: 271 Sandusky St., Monroeville; May 14, follow-up inspection — No violations.

Andy Suvar Auctioneer; 1146 Chenango Road, New London; May 15, standard inspection — No violations.

Willard Drive-Thru; 1052 Myrtle Ave., Willard; May 15, standard inspection — No violations. Inspector’s comments: Facility was closed for operation, as it has been for months.

Big Lots; 205 Milan Ave., Norwalk; May 17, standard inspection — No violations.

Bob Evans Restaurants; 4800 U.S. 250 South, Norwalk; May 17, 30-day inspection — No violations.

H & B’s Hop; 296 W. Main St., Norwalk; May 17, standard inspection — No violations.

West Side Store, Inc.; 288 W. Main St., Norwalk; May 17, standard inspection — No violations.

Berardi’s French Fries; 199 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; May 22, standard inspection — No violations.

Gilberts Place; 130 E. Main St., Bellevue; May 22, standard inspection — No violations.

Jenny’s Amsden House Restaurant; 116 E. Main St., Bellevue; May 22, standard inspection — No violations.

Taco Bell; 1365 E. Main St., Bellevue; May 22, standard inspection — No violations.

Emielios Little Italy; 105 Kilbourne St., Bellevue; May 23, standard inspection — No violations.

Pean’s Pizza, Subs, & Sudz; 44 S. Main St., Monroeville; May 23, standard inspection — No violations.

Pizza Wheel; 103 N. Buckeye St., Bellevue; May 23, standard inspection — No violations.

R&D Concessions V; 3145 Sylvia Court, Willard; May 25, standard inspection — No violations.

 

Violations

CVS; 201 W. Main St., Bellevue; May 1, standard inspection — Violation: Observed a build-up of dirt and debris in backroom refrigerator. Clean out refrigerator in back room.

Dollar General; 890 W. Main St., Bellevue; May 1, standard inspection — Violation: Observed no hot water at handwash sink in bathroom. Hot water should be delivered to sink at minimum of 100 degrees F. Repair hot water system to ensure proper handwashing occurs.

Hy-Miler; 110 Townsend Road, Norwalk; May 2, standard inspection — Violation: Product labels were not available for all donuts offered at facility. Ensure each product offered for sale for consumers has complete nutritional information available.

Freight House Grill & Pub; 50 N. Prospect St., Norwalk; May 3, standard inspection — Violation: Working containers of dry food product were not labeled. Working containers holding food or food ingredients that are removed from their original packages shall be identified with the common name of the food, except containers holding food that are readily and unmistakably recognized.

Gemminis, Inc., doing business as Casa Bravos; 203 Cline St., Norwalk; May 3, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed chicken, beef, pico and cheese above 41 degrees F in walk-in cooler. Items were thrown away. Walk-in cooler air temperature at 41 degrees F. Temperature log recommended for verification.

Star Diner; 46 Cleveland Road, Norwalk; May 4, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — Observed chipped spatulas at facility. Discard chipped spatulas.

Subway; 340 Westwind Drive, Norwalk; May 8, standard inspection — Violation: The light intensity in the walk-in freezer was less than ten foot candles. Replace light bulb in walk-in freezer so there is at least ten foot candles of light intensity inside unit when opened; Violation: Observed a build-up of mold coming out of the drain line for the ice tray of the fountain beverage machine. Ice tray/overflow tray was also dirty and mold could be seen coming out of the opening to the drain line in the tray. Clean the ice tray and flush the line to remove mold growth. Drain line should be air gapped above so that it is above the rim of the bowl for the waste disposal line underneath the unit as well.

Subway; 355 Milan Ave., Norwalk; May 9, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Employees were observed washing hands, but not for the required 20 seconds to effectively remove contaminants; Violation: Employees were not wearing effective hair restraints. An effective hair restraint would be a full hair net or a baseball hat; Violation: Repeat — The drain line for the ice tray in the fountain drink machine has a considerable amount of mold growing our of the bottom. All components of the facility should be kept in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.

Bassett’s Market; 228 W. Main St., Bellevue; May 10, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed food in contact with an unclean surface or linens. Observed cut lettuce being stored on shelves in reach-in cooler that were not properly cleaned and sanitized. Store lettuce in a container to prevent contamination from equipment; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Time/temperature controlled for safety (TCS) foods were not being held at the proper temperature. Observed sliced American cheese held above 41 degrees F in an open air cooler. TCS food shall be held at 135 degrees F or above, or at 41 degrees F or less. Cheese slice packages shall only be stacked two packages high to allow for proper air flow and to keep items below 41 degrees F; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed various pizzas being held in open air cooler above 41 degrees F. Items were thrown away and the remaining pizzas below 41 degrees F were rearranged to allow for better air flow.

Green Witch Suds & Sundaes; 13 E. Main St., Greenwich; May 10, Standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed person in charge handle money and begin prepping food without washing hands in between; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed soft serve in the middle machine holding at 45 degrees F. Observed soft serve in machine on the right holding at 53 degrees F. Soft serve that is 45 degrees F can be moved to the refrigerator. Soft serve in the right-most unit that is 53 degrees F must be discarded; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed one bratwurst that was prepared on the 2nd and not properly discarded on the 8th. Person in charge discarded food product; Violation: Critical — Hand washing sink was being used to pre-rinse equipment during inspection. Cleaning equipment and utensils should only be done in the three-compartment sink; Violation: Observed inadequate equipment for cooling, heating or holding food. Two soft serve machines did not have adequate capacity to keep TCS food at 41 degrees F or lower. These units should not be used until they are maintenanced and I can verify they are adequate.

The Laurels of New London; 204 W. Main St., New London; May 10, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Ready-to-eat (RTE), TCS food that had been date marked was not properly discarded when required. Observed hot dogs that had been opened from their container on May 3 and not properly discarded on May 9. Person in charge discarded hot dogs.

Miller’s Market; 166 W. Main St., New London; May 10, standard inspection — Violation: Multiple baked goods as well as deli products in open air cooler were either not labeled or inadequately labeled including: combination of pistachio and orange muffins which had no label, casing wieners which had no label, salted caramel fudge with truffle fudge ingredient information, etc. Foods should be labeled as specified.; Violation: Repeat — Observed a build-up of dirt and debris on walls near mop area in rear of facility. The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean, and cleaning shall be done during periods when the least amount of food is exposed.

Missler’s IGA; 121 Blossom Center Blvd., Willard; May 10, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed beef chorizo stored above pork loin in the open-air meat cooler. Corrected at time of inspection — Raw beef chorizo was moved onto the bottom shelf; Violation: Critical — Repeat — TCS foods were not being held at the proper temperature. Corrected at time of inspection — Foods found above 45 degrees F were disposed. Foods found at 45 degrees or below were moved to the walk-in cooler to cool further; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Refrigerated, RTE, TCS foods held refrigerated for more than 24 hours were not properly date marked. Corrected at time of inspection — All date marks were corrected during inspection; Violation: Critical — RTE, TCS food that had been date marked was not properly discarded when required. Corrected at time of inspection — Items were disposed; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Sanitizer concentration at meat room sanitizer sprayer and at produce section were below 200 PPM. Auto-dispenser does not appear to be spraying sufficient water into chemical container. Sanitizer concentration must be 200-400 PPM quaternary ammonia for proper sanitation. Corrected at time of inspection — Sanitizer shall be added manually and tested per use until units are serviced. Service technician has already been called to resolve issue; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed that the teeth of the meat cuber were dirty to sight and touch despite not being used today. Corrected at time of inspection — Teeth were removed and soaked. i recommend using a combination of harder scrub brushes and a food-safe chemical soak meant for removing food residue; Violation: Repeat — Observed boxes of food on the floor in the walk-in freezer. Boxes must be moved off of the floor and onto crates to prevent contamination; Violation: Repeat — Open-air dairy cooler may require adjustment, decreased product load, and corrugated plastic air dividers. Deli open air sandwich island may need some adjustment. Salad bar may need some adjustment in addition to changing product consistencies. Implement necessary measures to ensure that all products in all coolers are maintained at 41 degrees F or below; Violation: Automatic sanitizer dispensers in the meat room and produce sections must be fixed prior to using them for sanitizer; Violation: Repeat — Observed a box of single-service containers on the floor in the back near the walk-in freezer. Corrected at time of inspection — Box was moved off of the floor; Violation: Observed no towels or hand drying device at the deli handwashing sink. Corrected at time of inspection — Paper towel was re-stocked in the dispenser; Violation: Observed food residue on the floor and underneath the equipment in the bakery, and in tracks and crevices between the cutting boards in the produce section. Corrected at time of inspection — Bakery was being swept for mopping. Manager will mop underneath equipment. Cutting board table was dismounted and cracks and crevices cleaned during inspection

Oma’s Belgium Wallfes & Cafe, LLC; 9 Main St., Greenwich; May 10, standard and 30-day inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — TCS foods were not being held at the proper temperature. TCS foods in the prep cooler in the grill room were being held at 45 degrees F. Person in charge lowered the temperature of the unit; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed cole slaw that had been prepped on Tuesday in the walk-in that did not bear the date of preparation. Date mark cole slaw.

Subway; 271 Sandusky St., Monroeville; May 11, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed cheese and chicken in reach-in cooler up front to be above 41 degrees F. Items were below 45 degrees F. All items were moved to walk-in cooler where they shall be kept until unit is functioning properly; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed pop syrup lines being stored on floor. Items were properly sanitized and placed on a higher shelf to prevent falling on the floor; Violation: Corrected during inspection — Observed no towels or hand drying device at the handwashing sink(s) in men’s restrooms. Paper towels were restocked. 

Missler’s IGA; 121 Blossom Center Blvd., Willard; May 17, follow-up inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — TCS foods were not being held at the proper temperature. Corrected at time of inspection — Foods found above 45 degrees F were disposed. Foods found at 45 degrees F or below were moved to the walk-in cooler to cool further; Violation: Repeat C_ Equipment and/or components are not maintained in good working order. Implement necessary measures to ensure that all products in all coolers are maintained at 41 degrees F or below.

Sycamore Hills Golf Club; 14 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk; May 17, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Refrigerated RTE, TCS foods held refrigerated for more than 24 hours were not properly date marked. Spoke with employee at the facility and person in charge about date marking any foods that will be held longer than 24 hours. Employee stated that the foods in question were from last night, and placed an appropriate date mark on them; Violation: Equipment and utensils were not being air dried. Instructed person in charge and employee to just put glassware on the drainboard to dry and not on a cloth towel. 

New Peking House; 2 W. Main St., Norwalk; May 22, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed raw drumsticks stored for use of employees for lunch over RTE food in the cooler; Violation: A food thermometer was not readily accessible; Violation: Repeat — Single-use containers were being washed and re-used to hold food at facility. Facility should store food only in containers that are designed to withstand ware-washing; Violation: Repeat — Observed an accumulation of grease on racks at facility. The physical facilities shall be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean, and cleaning shall be done during periods when the least amount of food is exposed. 

Twin Lakes Golf Course; 100 Decker St., Bellevue; May 24, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Food employee(s) are not using proper procedure when washing hands and arms; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed ribs that were date marked from May 17. These items should have been used or thrown away yesterday. Items were thrown away; Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed knives being stored in an unclean/sanitized area. Knives were washed, rinsed and sanitized. Knives are not to be stored in that area any longer; Violation: Repeat — Observed a significant amount of food debris on floor of kitchen near and around equipment. Equipment shall be moved to allow cleaning to occur regularly.

Missler’s IGA; 121 Blossom Center Blvd., Willard; May 30, follow-up inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — TCS foods were not being held at the proper temperature. Corrected at time of inspection — Foods were moved to the walk-in cooler to cool further. Plastic dividers must be re-installed in this section; Violation: Repeat — Hanging sliced cheese section is not maintaining foods at 41 degrees F or below. Plastic dividers are likely to fix this; if they do not, further adjustment is necessary. Re-install plastic dividers in this section; Violation: Refrigeration fan in the meat room is leaking water into a trash can. System must be repaired so that drips cannot fall onto foods. Until system is fixed, foods may not be placed underneath or near the leak; Violation: Repeat — Observed no towels or hand drying device at the meat room handwashing sink. Corrected at time of inspection — Paper towels were stocked at sink.

  

Schools

No violations

Christie Lane Cafeteria; 306 S. Norwalk Road, Norwalk; May 7, standard inspection — No violations.

Norwalk Catholic School Cafeteria; 31 Milan Ave., Norwalk; May 8, standard inspection — No violations.

Monroeville Local Schools; 101 West St., Monroeville; May 11, standard inspection — No violations.

 

Violations

Norwalk Catholic Early Childhood Center; 77 State St., Norwalk; May 8, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — TCS foods were not being held at the proper temperature. Observed milk and string cheese in the refrigerator in the day care held at 45 degrees F. I advised day care supervisor to move foods into the coolers in the kitchen. After temperature adjustment is performed and it has been determined that the temperature can be maintained at 41 degrees F or lower, call me so I can verify the unit is again capable of holding foods at safe temperatures; Violation: Refrigerator was not at a sufficient capacity to keep TCS foods at 41 degrees F or lower at time of inspection.

Main Street School; 80 E. Main St., Norwalk; May 29, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Observed shredded cheddar cheese on the counter on ice pans. Cheese measured 53 degrees F. Corrected at time of inspection — Cheese was moved to the reach-in cooler as it has been fewer than four hours since cheese has been out of temperature. The ice pan is insufficient to maintain cheese at 41 degrees F or below. Cheese must be placed back into cooler when not in use; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Concentration of quaternary ammonia was less than 200 PPM. Concentration must be maintained at 200-400 PPM to be effective and safe. Corrected at time of inspection — Sanitizer tablets were added and water re-tested. Concentration was measured at 300 PPM. 

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