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Area store hit with 9 health-code violations

• May 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM

The following are results of health department inspections of Huron County food establishments and schools in April:

Food establishments

No violations

Dollar General; 240 Sandusky St., Monroeville; April 3, standard inspection — No violations.

Mickey Mart; 227 E. Main St., Bellevue; April 5, standard inspection — No violations.

Wal-Mart; 340 Westwind Drive, Norwalk; April 5, standard inspection — No violations.

Bassett’s Petroleum; 242 W. Main St., Bellevue; April 10, standard inspection — No violations.

Bellevue Beverage Center LLC; 203 Kilbourne St., Bellevue; April 10, standard inspection — No violations.

Wakeman Elevator; 16 Hyde St., Wakeman; April 10, standard and complaint inspection — No violations.

CVS; 106 Milan Ave., Norwalk; April 11, standard inspection — No violations.

Family Dollar; 109 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; April 11, standard inspection — No violations.

Rite Aid; 99 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; April 11, standard inspection — No violations.

Taco Bell; 102 E. Walton St., Willard; April 11, follow-up inspection — No violations.

Burger King; 283 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; April 12, standard inspection — No violations.

Catering By Design; 210 Milan Ave. Suite B., Norwalk; April 12, standard inspection — No violations.

Vargo’s Drive-In; 192 Milan Ave., Norwalk; April 12, standard inspection — No violations.

Walgreens; 4 E. League St., Norwalk; April 12, standard inspection — No violations.

Bluto’s Sports Bar & Grill; 33 E. Seminary St., Norwalk; April 23, standard inspection — No violations.

Twilight Gardens Healthcare Group, Inc.; 196 W. Main St., Norwalk; April 23, standard inspection — No violations.

Great Plains Bison Burgers LLC; 2193 Murray Road, New London; April 27, standard inspection — No violations.

 

Violations

7-Eleven; 150 Sandusky St., Monroeville; April 3, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed milk in the walk-in cooler at 45 degrees F. Person in charge noticed some fans not operating properly by milk side of cooler and will have it served. Milk shall be kept in coldest part of walk-in until the milk side can properly hold temperature; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed pepperoni pizza being held in the middle hot holding unit at temperatures ranging from 120-127 degrees F, below the minimum hot holding temperature of 135 degrees F. Slices of pizza that were below the minimum 135 degrees F were thrown away. Unit needs to be serviced to ensure temperature remains above 135 degrees F; Violation: Observed a build-up of dirt and debris on the coffee island. coffee island needs to be cleaned more often to prevent the build-up of food and debris. Make sure to clean out shelving units as well; Violation: Repeat — Observed a build-up of dirt and debris on floors throughout facility. Cleaning frequency needs to be increased for flooring throughout facility. Flooring in kitchen and food prep area need the most attention at this point

Twist and Shout; 167 Sandusky St., Monroeville; April 3, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Refrigerated, Ready-to-eat (RTE) time/temperature controlled for safety (TCS) foods held refrigerated for more than 24 hours were not properly date marked. Observed chicken in the reach-in past its date mark. Person in charge voluntarily discarded item right away.

7-Eleven; 150 Sandusky St., Monroeville; April 5, follow-up inspection —  Violation: Repeat — Observed a build-up of dirt and debris on the coffee island. Coffee island needs to be cleaned more often to prevent the build-up of food and debris. Make sure to clean out shelving units as well; Violation: Repeat —  Observed a build-up of dirt and debris on floors throughout facility. Cleaning frequency needs to be increased for flooring throughout facility. Flooring in kitchen and food prep area need the most attention at this point.

The Office Bar; 11 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk; April 5, standard inspection — Violation: Facility did not have written procedures for responding to vomiting/diarrheal events or a written and verifiable employee health policy. I provided two acceptable documents meeting the requirements to the person in charge.

Cold Rush Dairy Bar; 1196 W. Main St., Bellevue; April 10, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — Observed non-commercial grade mini refrigerator in facility. Once unit breaks down or is replaced, replace with a commercial grade piece of equipment. 

Friendship Food Store; 1045 Myrtle Ave., Willard; April 10, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — Observed TCS foods in the open air cooler were measured at 55-58 degrees F. Corrected at time of inspection — TCS foods were disposed. Cooler must be fixed and inspected by me prior to replacement of TCS foods into unit; Violation: Critical — Repeat — The handwashing sink was not easily accessible. Boxes and a laundry bag are blocking the handwashing sink. Corrected at time of inspection — Items were removed out of the way of the sink. Keep a clear path to the sink; Violation: Ambient air thermometer was placed in the back of the unit, but should be located in the warmest  part of a cooling unit. Corrected at time of inspection — Thermometer was moved forward to the front of the unit where it is warmest; Violation: Repeat — Open air cooler was not maintaining TCS foods at 41 degrees F or below. Unit must be fixed and checked by me prior to replacement of TCS foods inside.

Kats Iron Skillet; 2114 U.S. 224 E., Greenwich; April 10, standard inspection — Violation: Observed single-use containers washed and reused for food storage; Violation: Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed spoons stored in a mug food-contact side up. All utensils and uncovered dishes should be stored inverted so that the food-contact side is protected from barehand contact; Violation: Repeat — The light intensity in the walk-in refrigerator was less than 10 foot candles in some areas.

Marco’s Pizza; 218 W. Main St., Bellevue; April 10, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — There is no test kit available for measuring the concentration of the sanitizer. 

Rite Aid; 4 E. Walton St., Willard; April 10, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — There was no person in charge present in the food facility during inspection. Obtain level 1 certification from an approved provider for at least one staff member per shift so that there is always someone present with food safety training. Obtain official Ohio certificates; Violation: Walk-in cooler and open air milk cooler did not contain ambient air thermometers independent of the digital readouts. Obtain and place ambient air thermometers in each cold holding unit; Violation: Observed dried milk spills on the floor in the walk-in cooler. Clean floors in the walk-in cooler.

Taco Bell; 102 E. Walton St., Willard; April 10, follow-up 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: Repeat — 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.

Family Dollar; 420 E. Walton St., Willard; April 11, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — There was no person in charge present in the food facility during inspection. Obtain Level 1 food training certification from an approved supplier; Violation: Repeat — Observed five dented cans on shelves for sale. Corrected at time of inspection — Dented cans were disposed; Violation: There is no secondary ambient air thermometer inside the main reach-in cooler. Obtain and place an ambient air thermometer in the reach-in cooler for TCS foods.

Hy-Miler; 8 E. Tiffin St., Willard; April 11, standard inspection — Violation: Observed boxes of coffee on the floor in the back. Corrected at time of inspection — Coffee boxes were moved off of the floor; Violation: Observed single service straws for coffee stored in a cup for self-service. Obtain a single-straw dispenser for customers or alternately, provide single pre-wrapped straws. 

Mickey Mart; 203 Main St., Willard; April 11, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — There was no person in charge present in the food facility during inspection. Obtain Level 1 food safety training and certification for at least one person per shift so that there is always someone present at the operation with food safety training; Violation: Critical — Observed individually packaged coffee creamer packages at room temperature in the customer self-service area that are labeled “Keep Refrigerated”. Corrected at time of inspection — Creamers were disposed. Box of remaining creamers are being stored under refrigeration and must remain under refrigeration until added to beverage. They may not be stored at room temperature; Violation: Critical — Observed that cappuccino powder drink dispensers have a build-up of food residue. Corrected at time of inspection — Powder drink machine food contact components were dismantled and placed to be washed. All food contact surfaces must be washed at least once every day; Violation: Critical — Repeat — F’real machine is not being manually cleaned per day as is required by procedure. Follow F’real procedure given during past inspection to clean machine; Violation: Repeat — Observed box of coffee whitener on the floor in the back storage area. Observed box of sugar on the floor. Corrected at time of inspection — Boxes were moved off of the floor; Violation: None of the refrigerators contained independent ambient air thermometers for measuring the temperature in the warmest part of the unit. Obtain and install ambient air thermometers in the front of all refrigeration units; Violation: Observed that several reach-in cooler door seals are torn. Install new door seals as needed; Violation: Observed that sanitizer test kit does not have a color scale as is needed to measure concentration. Obtain new sanitizer test strips with a proper color scale for reading the results. Use a strip per batch to ensure proper concentration for safety; Violation: Repeat — Observed facility does not have any sanitizer available in the back area for use in the three-compartment sink. Person in charge advised that an urn and brewer cleaner is used. This is a detergent and is acceptable for the first step, however this must be followed by rinsing and sanitizing. Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be sanitized. Obtain and use sanitizer in the three-compartment sink to clean dishes.

Subway; 257 Benedict Ave., Norwalk; April 12, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — The light intensity in the walk-in refrigerator was less than ten foot candles. 

Glass Bar; 45 E. Main St., Norwalk; April 23, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — Observed home pesticide stored for use at facility.

La Guadalupana; 72 E. Main St., Norwalk; April 23, standard inspection — Violation: Repeat — Observed reach-in cooler that did not have a thermometer to measure ambient air temperature of unit. All cold holding units shall have a thermometer inside the unit to measure the ambient air temperature.

Mickey Mart; 203 Main St., Willard; April 23, follow-up inspection — Violation: Critical — Repeat — There was no person in charge present in the food facility during inspection. Obtain Level 1 food safety training and certification for at least one person per shift so that there is always someone present at the operation with food safety training; Violation: Repeat — Observed facility now has sanitizer available in the back area for use in the three-compartment sink. It has not yet been installed into automatic dispenser and is not being used. Corrected at time of inspection — Sanitizer was connected to automatic dispenser and sanitizer level tested within accurate level, as it should be every batch. An explanation of proper ware-washing procedures was provided.

Norwalk Pizza Post, Inc.; 222 E. Main St., Norwalk; April 25, standard and complaint inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed employee lunch consisting of raw fish in plastic wrap stored over containers of condiments in the refrigerator. Raw fish was moved to the bottom shelf; Violation: Critical — Repeat — Corrected during inspection — Observed cooked pasta that had been prepared on the 18th and not properly discarded on the 24th. Employee discarded pasta; Violation: Observed dry pasta sauce seasoning stored in previously washed cottage cheese containers. While facility is phasing in new durable containers, re-used single-use containers may be used for storage only for dry food product if the dry food product is stored in food-safe bags inside the container. Person in charge repackaged food product and labeled the containers; Violation: Wash cloth buckets had a sanitizer concentration 200 PPM chlorine. Chlorine sanitizer concentration shall be diluted to 50-100 PPM; Violation: Repeat — Observed sauce splatter next to pizza oven and behind stove top. Observed dust accumulation on stove top hood. 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. 

American Legion Post 706; 523 Ohio 162 E., North Fairfield; April 30, standard inspection — Violation: Critical — Corrected during inspection — Observed a cut tomato with no date-mark in cold-storage of facility; Violation: Observed an accumulation of food grease in a bucket in the utility closet. Receptacles for handling waste shall be thoroughly cleaned at a frequency to prevent odors and other conditions that attract pests. Properly dispose of grease and clean the bucket.

               

 

Schools

No violations

South Central Elementary/Junior High; 3291 Greenwich Angling Road, Greenwich; April 10, standard inspection — No violations.

Violations

South Central High School; 3305 Greenwich Angling Road, Greenwich; April 10, standard inspection — Violation: Observed chlorine sanitizer concentration in wiping cloth buckets to be less than 50 PPM during inspection. Replace solution at a frequency to prevent sanitizer concentration falling below acceptable range of 50-100 PPM. 

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