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Almost 40 county restaurants underwent inspections in March

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 37 food-service establishments during the month of March. Of that group, 26 establishments had critical violations, six had no critical or non-critical violations and five had only non-critical violations.

Cozy Acres Family Campground in Eagle Rock, Kountry Kitchen Katering in Shell Knob and T&T Concessions and Catering in Cassville underwent routine inspections in March that yielded no critical or non-critical violations. Pizza Hut in Monett, Stars Restaurant in Monett and Show-Me Twice the Ice in Monett underwent pre-opening inspections in March that yielded no critical or non-critical violations. Permits were issued for all three restaurants.

Critical violations were found at 26 establishments:

* Acambaro in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 3, and 15 critical and five non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: numerous uncovered employee drinks in food prep area; beef and chicken in hot hold held at 100 degrees; breading used for chicken held without time or temperature control; cooked onions and beef kept on countertop and held by time control not documented; salt and garlic left uncovered below prep counter has food and debris on it; raw bacon and pork sausage in cold table stored over spinach and cheese; bins with salt and garlic powder not labeled with common name; numerous employees changing gloves and tasks without washing hands; cooked beef, salsa, chili sauce, green sauce not labeled with seven-day discard date; one plate and one knife put away as clean have food debris on them and three containers holding utensils have excessive food debris on bottom; non-food grade containers used to store food; prep counter not sanitized before use; employee cutting ready to eat onions with bare hands; employee scooping salsa with bowl, thumb touched salsa inside bowl and employee flipping tortillas touched them when removing from grill and plating; and bowl used for scooping salsa rinsed and placed with clean dishes. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* L & L Stores in Eagle Rock underwent a follow-up inspection on March 1, and two critical and eight non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: no hand sink in food prep area; and insect repellant, defogger, peroxide and de-icer stored above food products. A follow-up inspection was conducted on March 23, and no critical or three non-critical violations were found.

* Peking Palace in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 8, and four critical and four non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: cardboard boxes used to hold cooked chicken pieces; raw shrimp, chicken, beef and cooked chicken not stored to prevent cross-contamination; garlic and oil mix left at room temperature; and no one Serv Safe certified or equivalent on duty.

* Purdy R-3 School underwent a routine inspection on March 9, and four critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: beans, chicken nuggets and shredded chicken not labeled with seven-day discard date; burritos in hot hold held at 120 degrees when the temperature must be 140 degrees or higher; dried food in bottom of mixer bowl; and two spray bottles not labeled with common name of product. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Exeter School underwent a routine inspection on March 9, and three critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: inside of ice machine was not clean; sanitizing solution used for food contact surfaces too strong; and shell eggs above ready-to-eat cheese in walk-in cooler. A follow-up inspection was conducted on March 15, and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Cassville Intermediate School underwent a routine inspection on March 9, and two critical and four non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: employee did not wash hands when changing tasks; and cut broccoli, cauliflower and celery dated with nine-day discard date instead of seven days. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Whitley Pharmacy in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on March 10, and four critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: beans dated 3/9/11, ham dated 3/8/11 and tomatoes dated 3/9/11 not discarded on discard date and moldy sour cream not discarded; chips in dry storage left open to contamination, container holding utensils has debris and dust on them; and brisket not dated with seven-day discard date. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Roaring River Restaurant underwent a routine inspection on March 10 and one critical and two non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was several food products in cooler past discard date. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Southwest Elementary-Middle School underwent a routine inspection on March 11 and two critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: uncovered employee beverages in the kitchen; and container holding ice scoop not clean. Both violations were corrected on the spot.

* Tyson's Cafeteria in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 11 and three critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: containers in walk-in cooler have mold growth on them and Saran wrap on meat slicer has food debris on it; gravy in reach-in cooler not cooled properly; and raw shell eggs stored above cheese and baking soda not stored covered. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* The Monett Senior Center underwent a routine inspection on March 11 and three critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: ham dated 3/1/11 not discarded on discard date; hash browns not dated with seven-day discard date; and sanitizer too weak. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Terry's Cafe in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on March 11 and three critical and six non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: sanitizing solution not at proper strength, window cleaner in spray bottle not labeled; and julienne slicer has dried food debris on it. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Grant's Restaurant in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 15 and six critical and six non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: can opener has food debris on the blade; fish batter not discarded at discard time; mushrooms, fish, bacon, egg mix and numerous other food items not covered to protect from contamination; numerous foods in refrigerator not stored in order that prevents cross contamination; counters not sanitized between tasks; and rubber spatula is badly cracked. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Cox Monett cafeteria underwent a routine inspection on March 15 and one critical and one non-critical violation were found. The critical violation was an uncovered employee beverage in food prep area. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* George's cafeteria in Butterfield underwent a routine inspection on March 16 and four critical and four non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: gravy not allowed to cool to 70 degrees before refrigeration; hamburger in hot hold unit not held at high enough temperature; tuna sandwiches not dated with seven-day discard date; and shelves below display cases for burritos, hamburgers have food debris on them and shelves in dish area for clean dishes have accumulation of food debris and grease. A follow-up inspection was conducted on March 21, and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Fishermen's Inn in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on March 16 and one critical violation was found. The critical violations was raw bacon and eggs over canned drinks, milk and potatoes. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Oriental House in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on March 16 and eight critical and seven non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: employee eating in food prep area and uncovered employee beverage; chicken held at 68 degrees on counter and rice held at improper temperature on steam table; employee did not wash hands or change gloves after touching face and hat; garlic and oil mixture left at room temperature; mushrooms, water chestnuts and bean sprouts not covered and raw meats stored over bock choy and green onions; rice cooked during inspection immediately put into bowl and placed in walk-in cooler when it should have been cooled first; sanitizer too weak; and soap in honey bottle not labeled with common name. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Southwest High School underwent a routine inspection on March 17, and two critical violations were found. Critical violations were: corn on the stove held at 100 degrees and yogurt on table without time or temperature control; and one rubber spatula cracked and no longer cleanable. Both violations were corrected on the spot.

* Prime Cut in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 17 and two critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were; tongs left outside not stored to prevent contamination; and barbecue meat in hot well held at 130 degrees. Both violations were corrected on the spot.

* KFC/LJS in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 18 and four critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: no one ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; uncovered employee drink in kitchen; chicken and cabbage not discarded at discard time; and pan put away as clean had food debris on it. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Plaza Mexico in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 19, and five critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: water used for tortilla maker stored in bottle that previously stored a toxic product; meat slicer has dried meat on it; sanitizing solution not at proper strength; potentially hazardous refrigerated foods not labeled with seven-day discard date; and pork and rice stored in non-food grade bags. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Pack and Go in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 21, and two critical and eight non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: shelves under drink station for syrups have dried syrup and dirt on them; and no one ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty.

* Taco Bell/KFC in Cassville underwent an inspection following a complaint on March 24, and five critical and seven non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: two rubber spatulas cracked and pitted and at risk of rubber breaking off into food; sanitizer being used for manual washing of pans and utensils is too strong; four parfait desserts in cooler have discard date of 3/23/11; chicken on buffet not held at proper temperature; and dried food debris on food prep table in buffet area, soiled pan lid on shelf with single service bowls and packages of food. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Yonkerville Country Store in Pierce City underwent a routine inspection on March 24, and three critical violations were found. Critical violations were: blue liquid in spray bottle not labeled; nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; and uncovered employee beverage in kitchen area. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Quik Stop in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 25, and one critical and three non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was sanitizer in three-vat sink not strong enough. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Office Pub and Steakhouse in Eagle Rock underwent an inspection following a complaint on March 25, and two critical violations were found. Critical violations were: sanitizer on kitchen line too strong; and bowl stored upside down on container that had food debris on it. Both violations were corrected on the spot.

Food service establishments found to have non-critical violations only included: Jersey's Bar and Grill in Cassville, routine inspection on March 10, one non-critical violation; Monett Plaza Eight Theater, routine inspection on March 11, two non-critical violations; Big Baldy's Bar-B-Que in Monett, routine inspection on March 17, one non-critical violation; Calamex Produce in Monett, routine inspection on March 24, one non-critical violation; and Mazzio's Pizza in Monett, routine inspection on March 25, two 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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