Health department conducts food-service inspections

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 53 food-service establishments during the month of March. Of that group, 32 establishments had critical violations and 15 had no critical or non-critical violations.

Roaring River State Park Store, Cassville Golf Association, Inc., Kountry Kitchen Katering in Shell Knob, Show-Me Twice the Ice in Monett, Aldavas Aragon in Purdy, Monett Senior Center, Shell Knob School, Shell Knob Senior Center, Mercy Hospital Cafeteria in Cassville, Cassville Intermediate School and Main Street Discount in Cassville underwent routine inspections in March that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Around the World Cafe and Eagle Rock Retreat Center underwent pre-opening inspections in March that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

L&S Foods in Wheaton and Herd's General Store in Monett underwent follow-up inspections in March that yielded no critical or non-critical violations.

Critical violations were found at 32 establishments:

* Exeter R-6 School underwent a routine inspection on March 4 and two critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: employee washing dishes dipped their hands into sanitizer bucket instead of washing them at hand sink between loading dirty dishes and putting away clean; and uncovered employee beverage on a desk in dry storage that has food stored on it as well. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Jersey's Bar & Grill in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on March 4 and five critical and five non-critical violations. Critical violations were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; employee drink without a lid in server area; raw fish stored over chips in the walk-in cooler; inside the microwave and microwave tray are heavily soiled by food debris; and spray bottle with yellow chemical not clearly labeled.

* Cr-ose Cafe in Washburn underwent a routine inspection on March 6 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.

* Walmart in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 6 and one critical and two non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: broccoli and pasta salad with a discard date greater than seven days, dated for March 15). The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Monett Family Restaurant underwent a routine inspection on March 6 and five critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; employee eating in the kitchen and uncovered employee beverage in the kitchen; shelf for plates has contact paper soiled and peeling, shelf for food is soiled by food debris and meat slicer put away as clean has food debris; employee handled raw meat then buns without changing their gloves and employee did not wash their hands between handling dirty dishes and putting away clean ones; and chili dated March 4 not discarded.

* Peking Palace in Monett underwent a complaint inspection on March 6 and nine critical and four non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: utensils in food on cold table unit not washed since the previous day; employees changed tasked, washed dishes, changed gloves, but didn't wash their hands; utensils and equipment just rinsed, not sanitized between use and after cleaning; food contact surface of counters not sanitized after use; white tub for breading chicken put away as clean was not washed after use; cooked chicken, crab Rangoon and egg rolls on the counter without time or temperature control, egg rolls 74 degrees and crab Rangoon 75 degrees; raw beef, shrimp and partially cooked chicken not handled and stored properly to prevent cross contamination; no discard dates on noodles and cooked chicken; and nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty.

* Weingarten in Washburn underwent a routine inspection on March 8 and three critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: unlabeled spray bottle of liquid; butane fuel stored beside and above food; and bare hand contact with lettuce salad. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Emory Melton Conference Center in Roaring River State Park south of Cassville underwent a routine inspection on March 11 and two critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: fruit medley and mushrooms not discarded on discard date of March 10; and raw ground beef stored above pork loin posing a risk of contamination, must store raw animal products based on minimum internal cooking temperature requirement. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Jenkins Kwik Stop underwent a routine inspection on March 11 and seven critical and five non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: shell eggs not from an approved source; Windex stored on shelf by coffee; nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; numerous potentially hazardous foods not labeled with discard date, including fish, coleslaw, pulled pork, ground beef, sausage, ham, bacon, bean soup and gravy; numerous potentially hazardous foods not discarded on discard date, potato salad and hot dogs, March 9, burritos, March 6, brisket, March 5 and 6 and hash browns, March 3; soiled fryer basket stored with clean lid on top of freezer; and ceiling above fryers has heavy accumulation of dust and grease posing contamination of fryer oil and fried food items. A follow-up inspection was conducted on March 14 and all critical violations were corrected.

* Purdy R-3 School underwent a routine inspection on March 11 and three critical and no non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: mozzarella in package with torn reduced oxygen packaging has black bacteria growth not natural to cheese, stored in walk-in cooler; container for storing ice scoop has blue liquid in the bottom; and unlabeled baby food jar that has yellow chemical stored in it, floor wax. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* The Stagestop in Butterfield underwent a routine inspection on March 11 and four critical and one non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: counters and utensils that are in continuous use not sanitized every four hours; counters and utensils washed and rinsed, but not sanitized between uses or as needed; lighter fluid and oven cleaner stored above cups and plates; and pesticide spray not approved for food service stored in the kitchen. A follow-up inspection was conducted on March 14 and all critical violations were corrected.

* Calamex Produce in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 11 and one critical and one non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: six containers of damaged candies for sale. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Cassville Senior Center underwent a routine inspection on March 13 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: debris in container storing clean pan insert grates. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Herd's General Store in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 12 and two critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: coffee can with pink powdered chemical in it not labeled with name of product; and numerous mouse pellets and gnawed food packages found in drawers below drink station.

* China Express in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on March 12 and five critical and two non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; pickled peppers have mold growth; shelf for plates below prep counter in the kitchen is soiled, spice containers by the stove are not washed between use or refilling, containers are heavily soiled by food splatter and mixer has food debris on it; chicken, egg rolls and bean sprouts not discard dated; and sanitizer too weak. A follow-up inspection was conducted on March 14 and all critical violations were corrected.

* White Oak Station #18 in Seligman underwent a routine inspection on March 12 and three critical and five non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: ice machine has bacteria growth inside; bucket used for ice not clean and not stored on sanitary surface; and unlabeled container of soup. A follow-up inspection was conducted on March 13 and all critical violations were corrected.

* Las Palmeras in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 13 and 17 critical and 15 non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; floor drain from the kitchen flows through a pipe and discharges into an over-flowing bucket outside, bucket was removed during inspection and cap was screwed onto the pipe; chili rellenos, beef, rice, beans and raw meat have no seven-day discard date; sanitizer in kitchen and server area is too strong; raw chicken and beef stored above ready-to-eat cheese and milk; cutting board heavily soiled and heavily grooved, no longer easily cleanable, shelf above steam table that has dishes stored on them is heavily soiled by grease and food debris and tomato slicer and blender heavily soiled by dried food debris; trash can used to store chips, numerous non-food grade containers used for food; chili rellenos, 50 degrees, beef, 47 degrees, and other foods in the kitchen refrigerator not held at or below 41 degrees; hose hooked to water supply stored in bucket of water at utility sink, no air gap or back flow prevention device on faucet to prevent a cross connection; two knives put away as clean have food debris on them and magnetic strip for clean knives has food debris on it; servers touched tortillas with their bare hands; employee went outside to walk-in cooler and did not wash their hands when returning and employee went from handling dirty dishes to handling clean dishes and did not wash hands; employee washed his hands with gloves on instead of removing gloves and putting on a new pair when finished washing; employee washed utensils but did not sanitize them; three spray bottles with liquid chemicals in them not labeled with the common name; spray chemical foam stored on top of bag in box soda and one box has some spray foam on it; and counters wiped clean instead of sanitized. A follow-up inspection was conducted on March 19 and all critical violations were corrected.

* Daylight Donuts in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 13 and four critical and seven non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: uncovered employee beverage in the food prep area; breakfast sandwiches, burritos and sausages held with time as a public health control are not labeled with required discard time; soiled bowls and utensils in the kitchen are not washed between use and have a build-up of food debris; and green hose on mop sink hangs below the flood rim and has no air gap or back flow prevention device. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Southwest Elementary and middle school underwent a complaint inspection on March 18 and one critical and one non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: two utensils stored as clean have food debris on them. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Lai Lai Asian Restaurant in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 19 and nine critical and 11 non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: dried food debris on knife stored as clean; dried food debris on trays used for breading; California roll mix, crab, and pineapple not labeled with discard date; spoons stored in container with debris in bottom; soiled plate stored with clean ones; sanitizer in server station not at proper strength; insufficient air gap between sink's discharge pipe and flood rim on floor drain; raw chicken stored above raw pork in walk-in cooler; and fried chicken not cooled to 70 degrees within two hours, at 82 degrees after two and a half hours. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Pizza Hut in Shell Knob underwent a complaint inspection on March 20 and one critical and two non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: green olives not discarded on discard date of March 18. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Roadhouse Grill and Pub in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on March 20 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: nacho cheese and brown gravy not discarded on discard dates of March 18 and March 19. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Icy Mae's Coffee House in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on March 20 and one critical and one non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: spoons stored in container that has debris in the bottom. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* L&L Stores in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on March 25 and six critical and five non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; one burrito, three sub sandwiches, eggs, ham, salami and milk based dressing have no discard date; sanitizer too strong; six partially used cans of Raid bug spray, not approved for food service operations, stored below sink in food prep area; rodent pellets, too numerous to count, found throughout the facility and a hole from chewing also found behind pizza oven; and heavily soiled bowl put away as clean.

* B&P Discount Grocery in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on March 25 and two critical and no non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: four cans of food that are too dented for consumption on display for sale; and single service cups, lids and straws stored below cleaners and shampoo. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Cassville High School underwent a routine inspection on March 26 and one critical and no non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: cheese cakes held without time or temperature control at 54 degrees and potato salad held at 47 degrees instead of 41 degrees or below. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Cassville Primary and Middle School underwent a routine inspection on March 26 and one critical and one non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: pizza in hot case held a 120 degrees, ambient air thermometer in the unit also reads 120 degrees, must be held at 140 degrees or above. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* BBQ Station in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on March 26 and four critical and no non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: baked beans held a 136 degrees and baked potatoes held at 132 degrees in the top of hot hold unit, must be held at 140 degrees or above; ranch, white sauce and slaw sauce in reach-in refrigerator have no discard date; container with blue chemical liquid not labeled with the common name; and sanitizers in kitchen and server area too weak. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* T-Bones Country Store in Eagle Rock underwent a routine inspection on March 27 and four critical and four non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: employee drinking from beverage that does not have a lid or straw in the kitchen; cream pies left on the counter without time or temperature control; two containers of potato salad, dated March 17, one container of gravy dated March 17 and one container of beans dated March 26 not discarded on discard dates; and potato slicer has dried food debris on it. The violations were corrected on the spot.

* Nonna's Nummies in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on March 27 and one critical and two non-critical violations were found. The critical violation was: mashed sweet potatoes held at 120 degrees and French onion soup held at 114 degrees on steam table, must be held at 140 degrees or above. The violation was corrected on the spot.

* Casey's General Store #2258 in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 28 and five critical and three non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: nobody ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; bins that clean utensils are stored in have debris in the bottom and bucket used for ice not clean; roast beef not discarded on discard date of March 27; ice machine has bacteria growth inside; and container used for donut mix is damaged, pitted and no longer smooth and cleanable.

* The Family Room in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 29 and three critical and four non-critical violations were found. Critical violations were: corn held at 132 degrees on the stove, must be 140 degrees or above; tomatoes and baked potatoes have no discard date; and shrimp dated March 16 and baked beans dated March 19 not discarded on discard date. The violations were corrected on the spot.

The following six establishments had only non-critical violations:

* Casey's General Store in Cassville underwent a routine inspection on March 4 and two non-critical violations were found.

* Cafe Seligman and Saloon underwent a routine inspection on March 8 and two non-critical violations were found.

* Subway in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on March 20 and one non-critical violation was found.

* The Red Barn Antiques in Shell Knob underwent a routine inspection on March 27 and one non-critical violation was found.

* Southwest High School in Washburn underwent a routine inspection on March 28 and one non-critical violation was found.

* The Depot Bar and Grill in Monett underwent a routine inspection on March 28 and one non-critical violation was found.

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