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Barry County restaurants undergo inspections in February

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 49 food-service establishments during the month of February. Of that group, 29 establishments had critical violations and 15 had no critical or non-critical violations.

Shell Knob Senior Center, Coffee Cabin in Monett, the Wheaton Asian American Market, Fastrip in Wheaton, Mocha Jo's Coffee Cafe in Monett, Big Mike's in Cassville, Geraldi's in Cassville and Show-Me Twice the Ice in Monett underwent routine inspections in February that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

White Oak Station in Seligman, Uncle Roy's in Eagle Rock and The Family Room in Monett underwent pre-opening inspections in February that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Burger King in Monett, T-Bones Country Store in Eagle Rock, Office Pub and Steakhouse in Eagle Rock and Casey's General Store in Monett underwent follow-up inspections in February that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Critical violations were found at 29 establishments:

* Big Baldy's in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 1 and three critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: coffee machine and coffee grinder stored away dirty; spray bottle with purple chemical not labeled with common name; and baked potatoes not labeled with seven-day discard date. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Mazzio's Italian Eatery in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 1 and six critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: pizza sauce dated Jan. 31, ham dated Jan. 29 and cookie dough dated Jan. 28 not discarded on discard date; wings, grilled onions, ham and pizza sauce with no discard date; sliced tomatoes held at temperature above 41 degrees; clean plates stored on soiled surface, shelving above take-out window soiled and pizza dough containers stored as clean have food debris on them; and ice machine has yeast growth inside. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Feb. 3 and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Subway in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 3. and two critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: no one ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; and food contact surface of oven not clean. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Jenkins Kwik Stop underwent an inspection following a complaint on Feb. 6 and 10 critical and 10 non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: breading that has been used to bread raw meat not held at 41 degrees or below; raw bacon and ham stored with cooked meats; brisket, sliced tomatoes, sliced ham, sausage and other foods not dated with seven-day discard date; hot dogs dated Jan. 31, brisket dated Jan. 29, tomatoes dated Feb. 2 and other food items not discarded on discard date; mushrooms in walk-in cooler molded and bowl in walk-in cooler has soupy, molded potatoes; open can of banana pudding left on shelf below slicer and has become molded; plumbing under three vat sink leaking; numerous rodent pellets behind shelving in kitchens; home canned pickles on shelving; and eggs found throughout establishment cooling units were not from an approved source. Follow-up inspections were conducted on Feb. 7 and Feb. 10 and one critical violation and one non-critical violation were found. The critical violation was: plumbing under three vat sinks leaking.

* KFC/LJS in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 7 and four critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: flour that has been used to bread chicken held with no time or temperature control; discard times for food items that are held with time as public health controls are not properly documented and numerous food items not discarded at required discard time; employee handled chemicals to wipe counter, took money and then touched food items without washing hands; and nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Feb. 24 and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Papa Vito's Express in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 8 and one critical and one non-critical violation were found. The critical violation was: soap taken out of original container is not labeled. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Fastrip in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 8 and one critical and one non-critical violation were found. The critical violation was: gravy placed in refrigerator around noon but still 107 degrees on 2 p.m. when it should be cooled to 70 degrees within the first two hours. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Acambaro's Mexican Restaurant in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 9 and seven critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: employee drink under prep counter without lid or straw; meat held at 120 degrees and red sauce at 130 degrees in hot hold unit instead of above 140 degrees; garlic mix held without time or temperature control; sanitizer in kitchen too weak; employee not washing hands between handling dirty dishes and putting away clean ones; and beef tongue, flan cups and red sauce not dated with seven-day discard date. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* McDonald's in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 9 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: employee changed gloves, handled raw meats, changed gloves again but did not wash their hands between and handled buns prior and afterward. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Ruby's in Seligman underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 9 and one critical and three non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: furniture polish stored with paper plates and lighter fluid stored with food items. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Prime Cut in Monett under went a routine inspection on Feb. 14 and three critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: macaroni salad dated Feb. 2, pork dated Feb. 10 and coleslaw dated Feb. 2 were not discarded on discard date; mashed potatoes, green beans, chicken and numerous other food items not labeled with discard date; and onions displayed for sale are molded. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Subway in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 14 and one critical and one non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: uncovered employee beverage behind the counter in the food prep area. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* L&S Foods in Wheaton underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 15 and four critical and six non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: improper wash, rinse and sanitize procedure; rubbing alcohol on shelf beside and above food products; uncovered employee beverages in several food storage areas; and sanitizing solution not at proper strenth in meat department. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Oriental House in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 16 and 12 critical and seven non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: uncovered employee beverages and employee meals on the prep counter; chicken held at 60 degrees and egg rolls held a 73 degrees on the counter, not held with time or temperature control for safety, and crab rangoon and shell eggs held at room temperature; rice, gravy and sweet sour sauce held at 120 degrees instead of 140 degrees or above; raw chicken, beef and shrimp stored over ready-to-eat foods in reach-in cooler and raw chicken stored above ready-to-eat fruit in walk-in cooler; cut fruit stored uncovered in reach-in cooler and numerous buckets of chicken stored uncovered in walk-in cooler; open glue stored on the food prep counter; sanitizer in kitchen and server station too weak; egg wash, chopped vegetables, cooked vegetables and raw meats not dated with discard date; employee handled soiled dishes and returned to preparing food without washing hands; clean utensils stored in soiled container; and equipment and utensils for breading chicken are not washed between uses and food containers refilled without being washed, rinsed and sanitized first. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Monett VFM Post #4207 underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 17 and three critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: employees drying hands on cloth towel when disposable towels should be used to prevent contamination; inside of microwave has dried food debris; and mold growth in the ice machine. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Feb. 21 and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Yonkerville Country Store in Pierce City underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 17 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: inside of ice machine not clean. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Feb. 21 an no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* G&L Place in Wheaton underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 21 and four critical and two non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: cream pies on counter without time or temperature control; mashed potatoes dated not discarded on discard date; raw meats stored above lettuce and cheese; and underside of the ice machine shute has mold growth. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Monett Family Restaurant underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 22 and one critical and two non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: hashbrowns on counter were at 50 degrees when they must be held at 41 degrees or below or 140 degrees or above. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Pizza Hut in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 22 and four critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: containers storing iced tea spoons, single service lids and pizza spatulas have debris in the bottom touching food contact surfaces; no one ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; dish machine drain board not clean; and rubber spatula is cracked and no longer cleanable and numerous rubber spatulas stored as clean have food debris build-up on them. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Feb. 27 and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Walmart Supercenter in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 22 and one critical and two non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: meat slicer in deli has accumulation of dust. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Subway, located in the Monett Walmart Supercenter, underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 22 and three critical and no non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: meatballs and soup both heald at 120 degrees instead of 140 degrees or above; tray for single use items, spices and utensils soiled with food debris and dust; and pesticides used are not approved for food establishments. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Tyson's cafeteria in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 22 and two critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: sandwiches, pudding, eggs and cottage cheese in reach-in cooler not dated with seven-day discard date; and turkey and salami dated Feb. 19 and fruit salad dated Feb. 12 not discarded on discard date. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* McDonald's in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 23 and three critical and six non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: uncovered employee beverage in kitchen; lettuce, tomatoes and other food items held with no time or temperature control; and hand sink and drink machine in lobby are leaking.

* Mo's Cafe in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 23 and three critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: uncovered bait station under hand washing sink in kitchen; container for spoons soiled with spilled coffee and coffee grounds; and baked potatoes in walk-in cooler not labeled with seven-day discard date. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Cassville Conoco underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 24 and two critical and eight non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: food contact surface inside creamer dispensing machine and cappuccino machine not clean; and nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty.

* Purdy R-3 School District underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 24 and two critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: baked beans held at 120 degrees instead of 140 degrees or above; and no back-flow prevention on mop sink and two hoses connected and left below food rim.

* Ramey Supermarket in Purdy underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 24 and three critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: medicines and chemicals stored with and above food items; raw meat stored above cooked ready-to-eat foods; and plastic wrap and Styrofoam containers soiled.

* Pack and Go in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 27 and six critical and six non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: mold growth on soda fountain nozzles; unlabeled spray bottle of liquid; pizza oven heavily soiled; inside of pizza cooling unit not clean; hand sink has handle missing and no hot water; and nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty.

* China Express in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 28 and nine critical violations and four non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: shelves on which food and food utensils are stored are heavily soiled; egg rolls, shrimp, sauces and other items not labeled with seven-day discard date; sweet and sour sauce at 85 degrees instead of 140 degrees or above and sauce on steam table, which cannot be used to reheat foods; pan, grate and tongs still soiled from previous day; take-out containers stored with food contact surface touching soiled shelf; numerous containers storing potentially hazardous foods not washed, rinsed and sanitized before being refilled; scoop used for ice is cracked in numerous places and no longer smooth and cleanable and debris is built up in cracks; nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; and bins that silverware, sauce packets, single service lids and fortune cookies are stored in are not clean.

Food service establishments found to have non-critical violations only included: Shell Knob School, Feb. 7, three non-critical violations; Whitley Pharmacy in Cassville, Feb. 8, one non-critical violation; Country Fresh Market in Shell Knob, Feb. 8, four non-critical violations; Terry's Cafe in Shell Knob, Feb. 16, five non-critical violations; and The Playce in Shell Knob, Feb. 16, one non-critical violation.



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