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Health department conducts food service inspections

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 25 food-service establishments during the month of November. Of that group, 17 establishments had critical violations and seven had no critical or non-critical violations.

Cassville Intermediate School, Shell Knob Senior Center, The Red Barn Antiques in Shell Knob and Monett Plaza 8 Theater underwent routine inspections in November that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Love'n from the Oven mobile unit underwent pre-opening inspections in November that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Office Pub and Steakhouse and La Michoacana in Monett underwent follow-up inspections in November that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Critical violations were found at 17 establishments:

* Wheaton Sale Barn underwent a follow-up inspection on Nov. 1 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty.

* Norm's Grocery in Seligman underwent a complaint inspection on Nov. 1 and six critical and nine non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: raw chicken with a discard date of Oct. 30 not discarded; three broccoli crowns and four bell peppers displayed for sale have mold spots and seven broccoli crowns in the produce cooler are molded; roll of plastic wrap on heat wrap machine in meat department is heavily soiled and one soiled spatula stored as clean; 15 flies observed in meat area during inspection; Lysol stored with food items such as vanilla and disposable cups in back storage room; and sanitizer in meat too strong. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Nov. 13 and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* White Oak Station #18 in Seligman underwent a complaint inspecation on Nov. 13 and three critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: cut lettuce and bologna taken out of their original package not dated with seven-day discard date; sausage patties dated Nov. 12 and onions dated Nov. 11 not discarded; and chicken wash and breading and fried foods held with time as public health control are not labeled with required discard times. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Sonic Drive Inn in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 14 and two critical and five non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: unlabeled spray bottle of chemical, degreaser; and sauerkraut with discard date of Nov. 12 not discarded. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* T-Bones Country Store in Eagle Rock underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 14 and seven critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: raw meat stored above whip cream, gyro sauce and onion; broccoli soup held at 110 degrees instead of 140 degrees or above; deli meat taken out of the original package not dated with discard date; turkey with a discard date of Nov. 13 not discarded; flat grill stored as clean has food debris on it; sanitizer in the kitchen is too weak; and live cockroach on trash can during inspection of dish area. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Acambaro Mexican Restaurant in Monett underwent a complaint inspection on Nov. 16 and 11 critical and six non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: numerous uncovered employee beverages in server stations and in kitchen; Pepto Bismol and ibuprofen stored on shelf with food and Advil stored by dishes; uncovered and unapproved rodent bait in bar area; vent hood dirty with grease dripping; shrimp and ground beef thawing in same container in walk-in cooler and raw chicken stored over shredded lettuce; sauce with discard date of Nov. 19 not discard; raw chicken, raw beef, enchiladas and other items not labeled with discard date; and ice scoop stored in soiled container. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Nov. 27 and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Fraternal Order of the Bears or Diamond Lilly's in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 19 and one critical and one non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was employee beverage behind the bar does not have a lid or a straw. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* L&L Stores in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 19 and five critical and eight non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; raw bacon, burritos, sliced tomatoes and sliced lettuce have no discard date; tuna salad with discard date of Nov. 6 not discarded; tongs for customers to get beef jerky with are soiled; and non air gap or back flow prevention on the mop sink.

* Jenkins Kwik Stop underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 19 and 11 critical and 12 non violations were found. Critical violation were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; no designated person in charge; two bags of roast beef, cooked brisket and a pan of unknown food not labeled with discard date; potentially hazardous foods held past seven-day discard date, ribs dated Nov. 12, pulled pork dated Nov. 4 and turkey dated Oct. 25; Pepto Bismol stored in refrigerator with food; unlabeled bottles of chemicals; open container of cheese product is dried out and not protected from contamination during storage; fryer baskets heavily encrusted with grease and food debris; numerous cans of food have no labels; farm fresh eggs for sale, not from an approved source; and numerous rodent pellets on top of refrigerator and in storage. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Nov. 27 and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Cassville Senior Center underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 20 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was dessert not labeled with discard date. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Pizza Hut in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 20 and two critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: rotini not discarded on discard date of Nov. 16; and can opener blade has dried food debris on it and food debris in containers holding clean utensils. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Rapid Roberts in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 20 and one critical and three non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was bacteria growth in the ice machine. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Nov. 26 and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Monett Senior Center underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 26 and two critical and no non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: macaroni and cheese held at 120 degrees instead of 140 degrees or above; and sanitizer too weak. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Dollar General in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 26 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was paper plates stored in box with chemicals in clearance and children's cups and dishes stored below chemicals, such as shampoo and deodorants. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Shell Knob School underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 27 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was tartar sauce with discard date of Nov. 27 and green chilies with discard date of Nov. 20 not discarded. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Nonna's Nummies in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 27 and five critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: grilled onions and homemade ranch dressing not labeled with seven-day discard date; pureed pumpkin with discard date of Nov. 23 not discarded; raw steaks stored on top of ready-to-eat food; pitcher and can opener put away as clean have food debris on them; and employee handled chemicals and then changed gloves without washing their hands. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Monett Family Restaurant underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 27 and six critical and six non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: ham and bean soup held at 120 degrees instead of 140 degrees or above; breading for raw meats that has been used and not sifted sitting on counter without time or temperature control and cut lettuce stored without time or temperature control; numerous food items labeled with discard date of more than seven days, including tomatoes from Dec. 7 and rice from Dec. 10, and cooked potatoes not labeled with discard date; employee rinsed sanitizer from the wiping cloth prior to using it to sanitize the counter; soda fountain nozzles have bacterial growth on them; and sanitizer for the servers too strong. The violations were corrected on the spot.

The following establishment had only non-critical violations:

* Utopian Bean in Purdy underwent a routine inspection on Nov. 27 and one non-critical violation was found.



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