Health department conducts food-service inspections

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 24 food-service establishments during the month of February. Of that group, 14 establishments had critical violations and nine had no critical or non-critical violations.

Whitley Pharmacy in Cassville and Yonkerville Country Store in Pierce City underwent routine inspections in February that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

J&S Floral in Exeter and Mo's Little Diner in Purdy underwent pre-opening inspections in February that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Pack 'n' Go in Monett, Burger King in Monett, Ramey #16 in Cassville, El Mariachi in Cassville and Subway inside the Monett Walmart Supercenter underwent follow-up inspections in February that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Critical violations were found at 14 establishments:

* Subway, located inside the Cassville Walmart Supercenter, underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 5 and two critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: containers storing pan lids and inserts have accumulation of food debris in them; and uncovered employee beverage on food prep table. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Oriental House in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 5 and one critical and one non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: sanitizer not at proper strength. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* New Beginnings Ice Cream and Deli in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 6 and one critical and two non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: unlabeled spray bottle of liquid. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Subway #7693 in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 6 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: meatballs held at 120 degrees instead of 140 degrees or above. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Pizza Hut in Monett underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 6 and three critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: potentially hazardous foods not properly dated with discard date; potentially hazardous foods, including green peppers dated Feb. 4 and onions, Alfredo sauce, tomatoes and chopped hard boiled eggs dated Feb. 5, not discarded by discard date; and drain board of dish machine where clean dishes exit is soiled with food debris. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Cassville Conoco underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 8 and three critical and five non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; white plastic part in ice chute for Coke machine has bacteria growth; and contact paper on shelving above the fryer where food items are stored is peeling and not smooth, cleanable and non-absorbent. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Feb. 8 and one critical violation was found. The critical violation was: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty. A second follow-up inspection was conducted on Feb. 25 and all critical violations from Feb. 8 had been corrected.

* Acambaro Mexican Restaurant in Monett underwent a complaint inspection on Feb. 13 and eight critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: employee handled and cut lime that was used as a garnish with bare hands; raw ground meat stored in the same container as cheese and hamburger buns and raw chicken stored over raw beef; enchiladas left out on the counter without time or temperature control; cooked chicken, taquitos and flan have no discard date; salsa verde with a discard date of Feb. 9 not discarded; two knives put away as clean had food debris on them; sanitizer too weak in the kitchen; and nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty.

* VFW #4507 in Monett underwent a follow-up inspection on Feb. 14 and one critical violation was found. The critical violation was: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty.

* Office Pub and Steakhouse in Eagle Rock underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 19 and four critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: raw chicken, cooked sausage, mushrooms and other items not properly labeled with discard date; pizza cutter stored as clean has food debris on it; WD-40 stored on shelf above slicer and food prep table; and sanitizing solution in kitchen not a proper strength. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* G&L Place LLC in Wheaton underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 22 and 15 critical and 11 non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; person eating in kitchen and uncovered beverage in kitchen; pesticide stored by flour; sanitizing solution at toxic strength; cook did not wash hands before putting on gloves to handle ready-to-eat food; raw beef stored above milk; rodent pellets in over drawer; container of bleach not labeled; silverware and utensils stored in containers that are soiled and have debris in the bottom; vent hood has grease dripping from it; food containers stored on soiled shelf have heavy dust accumulation on them; soft serve ice cream machine not cleaned and sanitized as required; salsa not discarded on discard date of Feb. 21; black olives labeled as ice cream have no discard date on them; and numerous food containers and pitchers are damaged, cracked, scratched or pitted, and are no longer cleanable. A follow-up inspection was conducted on Feb. 27 and all critical violations were corrected.

* Papa Vito's in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 25 and one critical and one non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: chemical cleaner in a spray bottle stored with and above to-go lids and condiment cups. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Walmart Supercenter in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 26 and one critical and four non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: bread slicer in bakery has food debris on it and icing utensil put away as clean has food debris on it. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Fastrip in Wheaton underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 27 and one critical and one non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: unlabeled spray bottle of sanitizer. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* L&S Foods in Wheaton underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 27 and three critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: cut watermelon held at 50 degrees instead of 41 degrees or below; cut watermelon not labeled with a discard date; and cooked or thawed potentially hazardous foods labeled with discard date for more than seven days, including chicken tenders dated March 8, barbecued chicken breasts dated March 9 and 10, chicken grillers dated March 7, 8 and 9 and meatballs dated March 9.

The following establishment had only non-critical violations:

* Wheaton Asian American Market underwent a routine inspection on Feb. 22 and one non-critical violation was found.

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