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Health department conducts food-service inspections

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 34 food-service establishments during the month of December, 2012. Of that group, 24 establishments had critical violations and five had no critical or non-critical violations.

Wheaton R-3 School District and Nita's Cakes in Cassville underwent routine inspections in December that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Las Pameras in Monett underwent a pre-opening inspection in December that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Wheaton Salebarn Cafe and L&L Stores in Cassville underwent follow-up inspections in December that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Critical violations were found at the following 24 establishments:

* Southwest Elementary and Middle School in Washburn underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 3, 2012, and two critical and four non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: two measuring cups stored as clean have food debris on them; and chicken strips held at 121 degrees and 119 degrees and vegetables held at 131 degrees instead of 140 degrees or above. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Cassville High School underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 5, 2012, and two critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: chicken patties in hot case held at 116 degrees, serving line #1 at 101 degrees and serving line #2 at 103 degrees instead of 140 degrees or higher; and diced ham on salad bar at 51 degrees and pasta salad on salad bar at 50 degrees instead of 41 degrees or below. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* The Bayou in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 6, 2012, and two critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: uncovered employee beverage in dishwashing area; and cooked pasta, raw ground beef, pork chops and other foods not labeled with discard date. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Southwest High School in Washburn underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 7, 2012, and one critical and one non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was sanitizer to weak. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Mercy Hospital Cafeteria in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 7, 2012, and two critical and no non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: spray bottle of sanitizer mislabeled as orange cleaner; and two measuring cups stored as clean had food debris on them. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Cassville Primary and Middle School underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 12, 2012, and two critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: cut cantaloupe not labeled with discard date; and cheese sauce in cooler not discarded on discard date of Dec. 8, 2012. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Sunrise Family Restaurant in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 17, 2012, and four critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: cashew chicken not discarded on discard date on Dec. 16, 2012; spaghetti sauce being reheated on steam table at 103 degrees, sauce must be reheated to at least 165 degrees before being placed on steam table; bacteria growth in ice machine; and sliced turkey and waffle batter not labeled with discard date. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Dec. 20, 2012, and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Purdy R-2 School District underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 17, 2012, and two critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: ice machine has bacteria growth inside; and soiled measuring cup stored as clean.

* Monett Middle School underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 17, 2012, and three critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: employee changed their gloves numerous times, but did not wash hands prior to putting on a new pair of gloves; sanitizer too weak; and ground hamburger cooked on Dec. 14, 2012, labeled with discard date of March 14, 2103, instead of a seven-day discard date. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Monett Elementary School underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 17, 2012, and three critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; employee drink in kitchen does not have a lid or straw; and employee put on gloves after taking a drink, but did not wash hands prior to putting on a new pair.

* Plaza Mexico in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 17, 2012, and six critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: employee working in the restaurant area handled tortillas, onions and cilantro with bare hands while assembling a taco when employees must wear gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods; mayonnaise left on counter at 62 degrees without time or temperature control; blue chemical powder taken out of the original package and not labeled with the common name; food splattered on the shelves where food is stored in room chicarones are prepared and meat grinder attachment put away as clean has food debris on it; numerous food items, such as cooked cactus, meats, salsa and cream, not dated with discard date; and adovada sauce dated to be discarded Dec. 2, 2012, not discarded on discard date. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Country N in Wheaton underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 18, 2012, and 10 critical and 10 non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: numerous food items in fridges and freezers uncovered, including spaghetti sauce, cut melons, fish and chicken; gravy held on the grill top at 136 degrees instead of 140 degrees or above; numerous food items, potato salad, noodles and ham, without a discard date; spinach rice dated Dec. 14, 2012, roast beef dated Dec. 15, 2012, and ham dated Dec. 14, 2012, not discarded on discard date; shelving for food and food related items throughout the store heavily soiled by food, dirt and debris, freezers used as prep surfaces heavily soiled by food and grease spatter, plate, measuring cups and container for pan lids soiled with food debris, hanging rack for utensils soiled by dust and debris and shelving in the fridge heavily soiled by food spatter and debris; numerous rodent droppings found behind clutter in chemical and dry storage; two bottles of cleaner or chemicals not labeled with their common name; cleaners stored with condiments on shelves in dry storage; roach fogger not approved for food service stored in chemical storage room; and sanitizer too strong. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Dec. 26, 2012, an no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* George's Cafeteria in Butterfield underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 18, 2012, and seven critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: employee drink on counter has opening in the lid instead of a straw; gravy on buffet and fish sandwiches held at 134 degrees and 120 degrees instead of 140 degrees or above; ham and turkey dated for one month with a discard date of Jan. 3, 2013, must be dated with a seven-day discard date; roast beef dated Nov. 26, 2012, scuttle dated Dec. 17, 2012, and meatballs dated Dec. 8, 2012, not discarded on discard dates; two rubber spatulas are chipped and cracked and no longer smooth and cleanable; two spray bottles of purple liquid no labeled with common name; and sanitizer too strong. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Terry's Cafe in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 18, 2012, and one critical and three non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was container storing clean utensils has debris in bottom and bucket used for ice not clean. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* T-Bones Country Store in Eagle Rock underwent a complaint inspection on Dec. 19, 2012, and seven critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: employee handled ready-to-eat food with bare hands; employee drinks behind the counter in the kitchen do not have lids or straws; mashed potatoes and corn have no discard date; chili, pork chops and roast with discard date of Dec. 18, 2012, and macaroni salad with discard dates of Dec. 7, 2012, and Dec. 14, 2012, not discarded; shelving where food is stored had food debris and dust on it; three compartment sink is leaking; and sanitizer not the correct concentration in kitchen and server station. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Dec. 27, 2012, and no critical or non-critical violations were found.

* Mexico Restaurant 2000 in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 20, 2012, and six critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; rice and beans on the steam table held at 110 degrees instead of 140 degrees or above; sliced tomatoes and salsa held at 50 degrees instead of 41 degrees or below; numerous food items not dated with seven-day discard date, including tamales, chili rellenos and salsa; food item with discard date of Dec. 19, 2012, not discarded; and pitcher stored as clean has food debris on it.

* Jack Henry Cafeteria in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 20, 2012, and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was drain pipe under three-compartment sink in dish washing area touches the flood rim when it must have an air gap of one and a half times the diameter of the pipe between the pipe and the flood rim level to drain to prevent back flow.

* Peking Palace in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 20, 2012, and five critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; raw meats stored above cooked chicken; crab rangoon left on counter without time or temperature control until ordered; two bottles of chemicals not labeled with common name; and sanitizer does not have proper concentration. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* The Family Room in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 26, 2012, and three critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: employee did not wash their hands after handling raw meats or when changing gloves; one container, potato slicer, three plates and shelving for plates soiled by food debris; and three spray bottles of unlabeled chemicals. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Cox Monett Cafeteria underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 26, 2012, and one critical and one non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was can opener blade soiled by dried food debris.

* Purdy's Little Diner underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 26, 2012, and three critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: ice machine has bacteria growth inside; Pepto Bismol stored in cooler beside food; and food debris in container holding clean utensils and in utensil drawers.

* Tyson's Cafeteria in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 27, 2012, and three critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: uncovered employee beverages on the prep counter in the kitchen; sliced deli turkey, cubed deli ham and two ham sandwiches not labeled with discard date; and coleslaw dressing mix, made on-site, dated for Dec. 18, 2102, not discarded. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Lai Lai Asian Restaurant in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 27, 2012, and 10 critical and 10 non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: uncovered employee beverages on the prep table in the kitchen; employee handled raw chicken then handled crab rangoon without washing hands before and after handling the raw chicken; raw shrimp stored on top of cooked ready-to-eat crab meat in sushi cooler; sushi rice held at 68 degrees without time or temperature control; rubber spatula cracked and no longer smooth and cleanable; shelving for flour and other food items heavily soiled by food and grease build-up, shelving on wall in breading area heavily soiled by food splatter, four carts used for food and food equipment are heavily soiled by grease and food build-up, knives and one knife sharpener put away as clean have food debris on them and chicken skewers stored in soiled container; drain pipes for three-compartment sink and dish machine rest on the flood rim of the drain and do not have required air gap; three-compartment sink has leak in the faucet and in the drain; spray bottle of chemical not labeled; and sanitizers too weak in kitchen and server areas.

* Country Diner in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 27, 2012, and six critical and four non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: clean utensils stored in soiled containers; drink mugs, pitchers and other food containers stored on soiled shelves; drain board, where clean dishes exit dish machine, is soiled; sanitizer not at proper strenth; cockroach observed on prep table in kitchen and on peanut butter packets in dry storage room; and slicer has dried food debris on it instead of cleaned within four hours of use.

The following five establishments had only non-critical violations:

* Oakview School in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 6, 2012, and one non-critical violation was found.

* BBQ Station in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 7, 2012, and one non-critical violation was found.

* The Exeter R-6 School District underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 7, 2012, and one non-critical violation was found.

* Country Corner in Purdy underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 17, 2012, and five non-critical violations were found.

* The Steak Inn in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on Dec. 27, 2012, and one non-critical violation was found.



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