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Health unit conducts May restaurant inspections

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 25 food-service establishments during the month of May. Of that group, 10 establishments had critical violations, seven had no critical or non-critical violations and eight had only non-critical violations.

Cassville High School cafeteria and Kings River Golf Course in Shell Knob were subject to routine inspections in May that yielded no violations, either critical or non-critical. H&W Oil in Monett underwent a follow-up inspection in May that yielded no critical or non-critical violations. LakeTrip Convenience store in Shell Knob and Texas BBQ in Eagle Rock underwent pre-opening inspections in May that yielded no critical or non-critical violations. May's Homestyle Meals in Cassville and Exeter Cafe underwent complaint inspections in May that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Critical violations were found at 10 establishments:

* Varner's Kwik Stop in Washburn underwent a routine inspection on May 9 and two critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: corn dogs, popper, cheese sticks and fried chicken tenders not held at proper temperature; and Windex, air freshener and paint stored on same shelf with food or single service items. Both violations were corrected on the spot.

* Cassville Family Restaurant underwent a routine inspection on May 12 and six critical violation and six non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: failure to demonstrate knowledge of proper food handling; uncovered beverage on food prep table belonging to employee; sanitizing solution too strong; raw chicken and beef stored uncovered in walk-in cooler causing risk of cross contamination, cold unit on cooks line containing mayonnaise, feta cheese, sliced tomatoes not held at proper temperature; and clean dishes stored on dirty cart and steak knives stored in container with debris on bottom. A follow-up inspection was conducted on May 19 and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Golden Eagle Cafe in Eagle Rock underwent a routine inspection on May 14 and three critical and six non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: uncovered insect bait station; Tylenol stored on top of cooler next to single service to-go containers; and unlabeled bottle of cleaner stored next to clean silverware. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Office Pub and Steakhouse in Eagle Rock underwent a routine inspection on May 14 and six critical and seven non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: vent hood dirty with grease dripping on food; employee drinking and smoking while rolling silverware; rib loin not held at proper temperature; bag of flour, crackers, single service condiment cups stored on floor and exposed to moisture/contamination; failure to demonstrate knowledge of proper food handling; and ice scoop stored in dirty jar between uses. A follow-up inspection was conducted on May 19 at which time no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Countryside Cafe in Seligman underwent a routine inspection on May 17 and one critical and four non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was potentially hazardous food not dated with seven-day discard date. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Cafe Seligman and Saloon underwent a routine inspection on May 17 and three critical and five non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: failure to demonstrate knowledge of proper food handling; potentially hazardous food not dated with seven-day discard date; and beans not cooked to proper temperature.

* Norm's Grocery in Seligman underwent a routine inspection on May 17 and two critical and five non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: produce cooler ceiling has heavy mold growth; and damaged eggs not segregated from servable food. A follow-up inspection was conducted on May 20 at which time no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Sunrise Family Restaurant in Monett underwent an inspection on May 27 following a complaint and four critical and five non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: potatoes and other potentially hazardous refrigerated foods not dated with seven-day discard date; bell peppers, pickles, onions not held at correct temperature and not labeled with discard time; failure to demonstrate knowledge of proper food handling; and foods stored without lids in all refrigeration units.

* Garcia's Mexican Restaurant in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on May 28 and two critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: blade of can opener has built-up food debris; and failure to demonstrate knowledge of proper food handling.

* Roaring River State Park Store underwent a routine inspection on May 30 and two critical and no non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: cleaning chemicals stored on shelf next to bottled water; and sanitizing solution too strong. Both violations were corrected on the spot.

Food service establishments found to have non-critical violations only included: Sunrise Family Restaurant in Monett, complaint inspection on May 6, three non-critical violations; Cassville Middle School/Elementary School cafeteria, routine inspection on May 7, one non-critical violation; Southwest High School cafeteria, routine inspection on May 7, one non-critical violation; China Express in Cassville, routine inspection on May 13, three non-critical violations; Subway in Cassville, routine inspection on May 13, five non-critical violations; Geraldi's in Cassville, routine inspection on May 13, three non-critical violations; Sweetie's Malt Shop in Seligman, routine inspection on May 17, four non-critical violations; and Seligman Super Stop, routine inspection on May 19, three non-critical violations.

Environmental Services conducts routine inspections of all food service establishments in the county.

Food service code violations are divided into two categories: critical and non-critical violations. Critical violations are more likely than other violations to contribute to food contaminations, or illness and/or injury. Non-critical violations, although important to the overall hygiene of the establishment, do not necessarily present an immediate threat to food contamination or illness and/or injury.



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