TEXAS: Restaurant inspections
Posted: May 25th, 2009 - 3:55pm
This summary, pulled from reports posted at www.rosscountyhealth.com, reflects conditions found on the date of the inspection and does not necessarily reflect conditions at all times. Inspection reports can be viewed in their entirety at the Ross County Health District's Environmental Health Office, 475 Western Ave., Suite 3A.
Johnson's Dairy Queen, 127 E. Main St., Bainbridge (May 14, standard inspection & critical control point inspection) - Debris buildup was observed behind the reach-in ice cream freezer, on the door seals of the Beverage Air prep cooler and on the top of the soft-serve ice cream machine. No critical violations were observed.
Speedemart, 61 N. Bridge St. (May 15, follow-up inspection) - Unshielded light bulb was observed in the reach-in cooler where the lunchmeat is displayed; facility's walls in poor repair; debris buildup was observed on shelves in the reach-in cooler where milk is displayed; ants found by the handwashing sink. No critical violations were observed, and overall condition of the facility had improved since previous inspection.
Steak N' Shake, 889 N. Bridge St. (May 15, complaint)- A complaint was reported that an employee had been working and has MRSA. After speaking with the manager, the employee had been excluded from work until cleared by a doctor to return to work. It appeared the manager was aware of proper procedures for employees working with an open wound or infection. Manager noted the wound was on the employee's leg and was not exposed to food, and that the wound was kept covered and bandaged.
Steak N' Shake, 889 N. Bridge St. (May 15, standard inspection) - Underside of the milk dispensing unit, along with undersides of storage shelves above the shake blenders, were dirty with food debris; handwashing sink located near the front counter appeared to be used as a dump sink; outdoor trash bin lids were open; The ice machine waste lines did not have the proper airgap to prevent backflow of sewage into the ice machine.
Red Lobster, 1079 N. Bridge St. (May 15, complaint)- A complaint was reported that a customer became ill after eating crab legs. An inspection was conducted. Crab legs are received frozen and precooked. Observed crab legs stored properly and protected from cross-contamination. Storage temperatures appeared to be below 41°F. Although a cooking temperature of crab legs could not be taken during the inspection, other food appeared to be cooked to proper temperature and employees appeared knowledgeable in proper cooking temperatures. Complaint did not appear to be valid at the time of inspection.
Red Lobster, 1079 N. Bridge St. (May 15, standard inspection) - The ice machine waste line did not have the proper air gap to prevent backflow of sewage into the ice machine; walls around the dish machine had an accumulation of residue; hard-to-reach areas of grill line and inside of oven observed dirty with residue; floor in dry storage shed was dirty with debris.
Riverside Shell, 228 N. Bridge St. (May 15, standard inspection) - Sanitizer test strips could not be located during the inspection; ice machine drain line did not have the proper airgap to prevent backflow of sewage; outdoor trash bin lids were open.
The Vintage Diner, 15 Springfield St., Frankfort (May 19, standard inspection)- Observed nacho cheese held in the nacho cheese machine at 70°F and in the temperature danger zone; ham and bologna opened and without a date marking; underside of the shake blenders had an accumulation of food debris; sides and hard-to-reach areas around the deep fryers observed dirty with grease.
Long John Silvers, 1077 N. Bridge St. (May 19, standard inspection)- The door handle on the steam box was in poor repair; floor grout near the deep fryers appeared worn and in poor repair; a coving tile was missing near the reach freezer. No critical violations were noted.
Huntsmen Market, 6211 Blain Highway (May 20, standard inspection)- No hand towels or hand soap at the kitchen handwashing sink; cans of mushrooms, pizza sauce and peppers were stored directly on the floor; emptied single-use containers were reused as food storage containers; price tags were covering manufacturer's expiration dates on bottles of V8 juice; debris buildup was observed on the floor of the walk-in cooler (under the shelves where the milk is displayed).
Filling Station, 66 N. Paint St. (May 18, prelicensing inspection, follow-up)- Floor in the kitchen could not be repaired in areas noted in previous inspection; hot water heater still needed to be repaired in both restrooms; refuse stored inside the building, as the operation did not have a receptacle stored outside for disposing waste.