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County inspects 24 restaurants during December

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 24 food-service establishments during the month of December. Of that group, 13 establishments had critical violations, seven had no critical or non-critical violations and four had only non-critical violations.

Plaza Mexico and Whiteboy's Smokehouse Bar-B-Q were subject to pre-opening inspections in December that yielded no critical or non-critical violations. Qwik Stop in Monett, Hill Creek Lodge in Pierce City and Casey's General Store in Monett underwent routine inspections in December that yielded no critical or non-critical violations. KFC/Long John Silver's in Monett underwent a follow-up inspection in December that yielded no critical or non-critical violations. The American Legion Hall in Cassville was subject to an inspection following a complaint that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Critical violations were found at 13 establishments:

* Dollar General in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 1 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was person in charge does not demonstrate knowledge of proper food handling.

* Taco Bell/KFC in Cassville underwent an inspection following a complaint on Dec. 2 and five critical and two non-critical violation were found. Critical violations were: chicken on buffet not held at proper temperature; dumpster area has trash and food debris; dumpster lid open; microwave and mixer have build up of food debris; and condiment and beverage lid cubbies dirty. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Acambaro Mexican Restaurant in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 2 and one critical and three non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was uncovered employee beverage in kitchen. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Ramey's in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 9 and three critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: sheet pans on bakery rack, mixer and microwave have build up of food debris; ice scoop stored in bucket that has debris in the bottom; and fan guards above meat cutting table have dust accumulation. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Dec. 16 at which time no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Carole's Family Restaurant in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 17 and five critical and five non-critical violations were found. Critical violation were: hand sink does not drain; grease and waste digester and hand lotions stored on shelves with food; uncovered employee beverage in kitchen; can opener blade has food debris and teaspoons stored in container that has debris in bottom; and mixers have food debris on them. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Dec. 22 at which time no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Sunrise Family Restaurant in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 16 and four critical and no non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: bleach stored on same shelf as food items; raw chicken and beef stored above cooked bacon in walk-in cooler; lemon slices stored in ice bin with ice used for beverages; and sanitizing solution too strong. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* McDonald's in Cassville underwent a pre-opening inspection on Dec. 17 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was food debris around ice machine lid. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Jersey's Bar & Grill in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 17 and six critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: failure to demonstrate knowledge of proper food handling; cheese in workstation not held at proper temperature; lid on workstation has food debris on it; meat slicer and microwave with dried food debris; ice machine door not repaired; and food items not date marked and labeled. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Dec. 23 and three critical and no critical violations were found. Critical violations were: lid of workstation has food debris accumulation; meat slicer with food debris; and ice machine door held together with duct tape.

* Dollar General in Seligman underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 17 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was failure to demonstrate knowledge of proper food handling.

* Ruby's in Seligman underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 16 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation failure to demonstrate knowledge of proper food handling.

* Eagle Rock Express Mart in Eagle Rock underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 17 at which time two critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: medicine on shelf with food in walk-in cooler; and person in charge does not demonstrate knowledge of proper food handling.

* La Guadalupana in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 19 at which time two critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: microwave not clean to sight; and food in refrigerator not covered. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Dec. 29 at which time no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* May's Homestyle Meals in Cassville underwent an inspection following a complaint on Dec. 29 and two critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: bag of onions and box of chicken breast stored on cooler floor; and live cockroach in cabinet under pop machine.

Food service establish-ments found to have non-critical violations only included: Rapid Roberts in Shell Knob, routine inspection on Dec. 2, one non-critical violation; Casey's in Monett, routine inspection on Dec. 4, four non-critical violations; Kwik T's in Cassville, routine inspection on Dec. 10, one non-critical violation; and SOS Convenience Store in Cassville, routine inspection on Dec. 10, two non-critical violations.

The Barry County Health Department's Environmental Services department 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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