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Barry County restaurants undergo inspections in January

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 21 food-service establishments during the month of January. Of that group, 14 establishments had critical violations and seven had no critical or non-critical violations.

J&S Floral in Exeter, L&L Stop and Shop in Exeter and Exeter School underwent routine inspections in January that yielded no critical or non-critical violations. Cub-B-Holes mobile restaurant and The Mason Jar Sub and Dessert Shop in Washburn underwent pre-opening inspections in January that yielded no critical or non-critical violations. B&J's in Shell Knob and Stars Restaurant in Monett underwent follow-up inspections in January that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Critical violations were found at 14 establishments:

* SOS in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Jan. 4 and five critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: raw bacon stored above cheese; dishes washed in two compartment sink and unable to properly wash, rinse, and sanitize; dozen mouse pellets found under counter where dishes are stored in food prep area and a couple also found in cabinets under cappuccino machine; four bowls chipped, cracked, and pitted and no longer easily cleanable; and two dishes put away as clean are soiled. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Jan. 9 and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* L & L Stores in Eagle Rock underwent a routine inspection on Jan. 4 and two critical and three non-critical violation were found. Critical violations were: sanitizing solution too strong; and unlabeled container of red liquid. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* A-Z Grocery and Deli in Aurora underwent a routine inspection on Jan. 6 and five critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: cooked chicken held at 84F (must be held at 41F or below or 140F or above); unlabeled spray bottle of toxic cleaner; insect fogger stored on shelf with food equipment; no one ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; and food handler did not wash hands before putting on single-use gloves.

* Cafe Seligman and Saloon underwent a routine inspection on Jan. 6 and one critical and one non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was au jus not discarded on discard date. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* C&C Country in Exeter underwent a routine inspection on Jan. 9 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was container the ice scoop is stored in is not clean. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Exeter Diner underwent a routine inspection on Jan. 9 and six critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: gravy, peas, corn, etc. not labeled with seven-day discard date; food containers and utensils not properly sanitized; raw beef stored above lettuce and butter; raw chicken stored next to lettuce; unlabeled spray bottle; sauted mushrooms and onions held at 85F (must be held at 41F or below or 140F or above; and jar of apple butter that is canned on premise but not labeled as required by law and is offered for sale at cash register. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Jan. 12, and all violations had been corrected.

* Ramey #16 in Cassville underwent an inspection following a complaint on Jan. 11 and 12 critical and 15 non-critical violation were found. Critical violations were: two open soda cans in dry storage stored on top of food items and open can of soda in milk cooler; used flour for breading chicken not documented with discard time; sink in bakery is leaking; sanitizer in meat department too strong; food in hot display case not held at 140F or above; prepared salads not labeled with seven-day discard date; repackaged ready-to-eat meats not labeled with seven-day discard date in meat area; employee in bakery only washing and rinsing dishes, should be washing, rinsing and sanitizing; uncovered cup with used chewing tobacco and juice stored with food items in milk cooler and chemicals stored beside and above food items on shelves; raw bacon stored above raw fish and cooked meat; shelf in meat department that styrofoam trays for meat are stored on it is soiled with food debris and icing spreaders in bakery are stored in soiled container; and soiled plastic bag used to cover meat grinder in meat department and raw wood shelf in bakery/deli is soiled and molded. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Jan. 13, and all violations had been corrected.

* Subway in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Jan. 23 and three critical and five non-critical violation were found. Critical violations were: three containers of utensils are heavily soiled with food debris; plastic bread mold is damaged and no longer easily cleanable; and cookie sheet liner in display case has accumulation of food debris. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Casey's General Store #2058 in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Jan. 23 and four critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: lettuce with discard date of 1/22/12 not discarded; single-use food wrappers have food debris in them; vacuum-packed sandwich has lost its seal; and nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty.

* Sunrise Family Restaurant in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Jan. 26 and seven critical and no non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: two uncovered employee drinks in the kitchen; numerous food items not covered to prevent contamination; employee touched ice while using cup as a scoop; chili on steam table held at 132F (must be 140F or above); shell eggs on counter with no time or temperature control; sauce and chopped ham have no discard date; and whisk for upright mixer and container with utensils put away as clean have food debris on them. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Grants restaurant in Monett underwent an inspection following a complaint on Jan. 26 and three critical and no non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: egg wash held on prep table at 73F with no documentation of discard time; toxic product (CLR) stored beside plates and above single service items; and sanitizing solution in kitchen not at proper strength. All violations were corrected on the spot.

* Burger King in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Jan. 27 and three critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: cooked foods in product holding unit not documented with discard time; fountain nozzle for tea has accumulation of mold from lack of cleaning; and hot water at hand sink shut off due to leak.

* Office Pub and Steakhouse in Eagle Rock underwent a routine inspection on Jan. 31 and two critical and no non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: pizza paddles stored on top of the oven which is heavily soiled with dust and debris; and pizza sauce with discard date of 1/29/12 not discarded.

* T-Bones Country Store in Eagle Rock underwent a routine inspection on Jan. 31 and four critical and six non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: sanitizer solution too strong; chicken salad, diced tomatoes, raw meat and other potentially hazardous foods taken out of their original packages and not dated with seven-day discard dates; and microwave heavily soiled.

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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