Health officials address Zanesville Golden Corral violations
Posted: June 11th, 2012 - 11:43am
Source: Zanesville Times Recorder
ZANESVILLE -- Repeated food safety violations and sanitary issues at the Golden Corral Restaurant led to a meeting between officials from the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department and franchise and corporate representatives recently.
Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton said violations cited in an inspection report from April 17 -- some of them recurring for the past year -- had been corrected, but the situation would continue to be monitored on a regular basis.
"We're pretty patient with these businesses because our primary focus is education," Hamilton said. "But we have a responsibility to make sure they play by the rules and that the public is safe eating in those facilities. There are some things you have to have fixed."
Sanitarian Supervisor Ed Shaffer said such meetings "are the first step in suspending or revoking a license."
Although most restaurants and food establishments are required to be inspected twice per year, Shaffer said, Golden Corral was inspected nine times in 2011.
Platinum Corral Franchise Spokesperson Michelle Fowler said the company takes the situation very seriously and that the follow-up inspection on May 3 showed improvement.
The April 17 report issued by Public Health Sanitarian Adam Dickerson noted food safety, cleaning and maintenance/operation violations and was followed two days later by an hour-long food safety meeting involving health department staff as well as local, franchise and corporate officials.
Dickerson's report indicated the meeting was to "discuss this facilities' inability to meet sanitation requirements."