Barry County food inspections

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 45 food-service establishments during the month of September. Of that group, 29 establishments had critical violations and 10 had no critical or non-critical violations.

Facilities having no violations included: Cassville High School and Cassville Senior Center in Cassville; Harlin Fruit Company, Oakville School, Big Baldy's BBQ in Monett; Southwest High School in Washburn; and Rt. 66 Food and Drink mobile unit.

Critical violations were found at 29 establishments:

* Cassville Intermediate School was inspected Sept. 3 and one critical violation was found. The pressure sprayer in the mop room had unlabeled clear liquid in it.

* Monett Elementary School was inspected on Sept. 4 and one critical violation was found. The meat slicer was soiled with food debris.

* Bumpers Bar and Grill in Monett was inspected on Sept. 5 and three critical violations were found. Three containers were soiled with grease and dead insects; one spatula badly warped and no longer easily cleanable; hose on the mop sink has no back-flow prevention.

* Pizza Hut in Monett was inspected on Sept. 5 and three critical violations were found. Employee changed gloves without washing hands between tasks; pizza on the buffet did not have discard times; shelving, pizza box, vegetable chopper and mesh shelving was soiled. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Cassville primary and middle schools in Cassville, were inspected Sept. 9 and one critical violation was found. Ham and cheese on the salad bar were not held to proper temperature.

* Papa Vito's in Cassville was inspected on Sept. 6 and one critical violation was found. Container for toothpicks and the ice bucket were soiled. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Mazzio's Italian eatery in Monett was inspected on Sept. 6 and one critical violation was found. A pipe under the soda fountain was leaking.

* Cassville Bowl in Cassville was inspected on Sept. 9 and one critical violation was found. The cup for straws and stir sticks was soiled by soda splash. One non-critical violation was found.

* Sonic Drive-In in Cassville was subject to a complaint inspection on Sept. 9 and six critical violations were found. A can opener blade had dried debris on it; bacteria growth was inside the ice machine; employee beverages in numerous locations lacked lids and straws; over 10 live flies found in the food prep area; hose connection at the utility sink was leaking; employees were allowed to smoke in the dry storage area where exposed single service food items are stored. Five non-critical violations were found.

* Cox Monett Hospital in Monett was inspected on Sept. 10 and one critical violation was found. The bagel slicer was soiled. One non-critical violation was found.

* Dollar General #8613 in Monett was inspected on Sept. 10 and two critical violations were found. Large lighters and multi-purpose glue was stored above food; numerous rodent droppings were found in storage behind detergents. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Purdy R-2 Schools were inspected on Sept. 11 and six critical violations were found. Beans in hot holding unit not at proper temperature; pepper and tomato mix and burritos not held to proper temperature; broccoli and cheese soup in walk-in had no discard date; tomato corer damaged and not easily cleanable; two cans of unapproved pesticide in storage; sanitizing agent below recommended levels.

* The Bayou in Monett was inspected on Sept. 12 and four critical violations were found. Three unlabeled bottles of degreaser and water; employee using linen cloth to dry hands rather than paper towel as required; steak and cheese mix not discarded by proper date; cold items in salad bar not held to correct temperature. One non-critical violation was found.

* Oriental House in Cassville was inspected on Sept. 12 and eight critical violations were found. No one ServSafe or equivalent was on duty; numerous employee beverages in kitchen without lids and straws; employee preparing green onions with bare hands; raw chicken stored above pears; egg rolls not held to proper temperature; cabbage in cardboard box held together with duct tape; employee washed and rinsed prep counter but did not sanitize; sanitizing agent for servers did not meet recommended levels.. Four non-critical violations were found.

* Save A Lot in Monett was inspected on Sept. 13 and three critical violations were found. An uncovered employee beverage was on the produce prep table in the back; shelves in meat area holding Styrofoam containers was soiled; sugar was stored below chemicals such as lighter fluids, cleaners and air fresheners. Five non-critical violations were found.

* Fastrip in Wheaton was inspected on Sept. 16 and one critical violation was found. Ice buckets were not clean. One non-critical violation was found.

* Tyson Foods cafeteria in Monett was inspected on Sept. 16 and six critical violations were found. No one ServSafe certified or equivalent on duty; employee handled raw bacon and put gloves on to handle sandwich without washing hands between tasks; cold food items not held to proper temperature; hot food items held by time had no discard times; spatula was chipped and no longer cleanable; meat slicer had food debris on it. One non-critical violation was found.

* L&S Foods in Wheaton was inspected on Sept. 16 and three critical violations were found. Coconut cream pie was held past discard date; an uncovered employee beverage was on a shelf in the back stock area; utensils stored in a container with debris in the bottom. One non-critical violation was found.

* Wheaton School was inspected on Sept. 17 and one critical violation was found. Hot and cold food items on the salad bar were not held to proper temperature.

* Country N in Wheaton was inspected on Sept. 17 and nine critical violations were found. Employee drink on order counter had no lid or straw; employee handling food with bare hand contact; raw meats were stored over ready-to-eat items and numerous items in coolers and counter tops were uncovered; cold food items were left on counter top without temperature control; egg wash for French toast and other food items were outdated; molded hot dogs, salmon and hot sauce was not discarded; shelving inside refrigerator was moldy; counter tops wiped with paper towel but not sanitized. A total of 10 non-critical violations were found.

* Mo's Little Diner in Purdy was inspected on Sept. 18 and three critical violations were found. Raw chicken stored over raw bacon and raw chicken was stored over hashbrowns; no discard date on sliced tomatoes; uncovered glue strips for rodents were in the kitchen. One non-critical violation was found.

* Prime Cut in Monett was inspected on Sept. 18 and six critical violations were found. Raw ground meat was stored above raw whole beef; various meats had no discard date; some meats not disposed of by discard date; two scales, shelves for pits and counter top was soiled; sanitizing agent exceeded recommended levels. One non-critical violation was found.

* Subway #7693 in Monett was inspected on Sept. 18 and two critical violations were found. Meatballs were not held to proper temperature; container for clean knives was soiled. Four non-critical violations were found.

* L&L Stores in Cassville was inspected on Sept. 18 and seven critical violations were found. No one ServSafe certified or equivalent was on duty; microwave soiled with dried food debris; sanitizing agent not at recommended levels; soda fountain nozzles have bacteria growth; ice scoop was stored on wet cardboard; no back-flow prevention device was on the utility sink; several food items were not labeled with a discard date. Seven non-critical violations were found.

A follow-up inspection on Sept. 24 revealed one critical violation. No one ServSafe certified on duty.

* G&L Place in Wheaton was inspected on Sept. 23 and four critical violations were found. Raw hamburger was stored above ham; food shelves heavily soiled; chemical substance in an unlabeled spray bottle; unapproved fly spray stored under sink. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Acambaro Mexican Restaurant in Monett was inspected on Sept. 23 and four critical violations were found. Servers handled tortillas with bare hands; raw ground beef was stored on raw whole beef; salsa in holding unit was not at proper temperature; fish and enchiladas did not have a discard date. A total of 10 non-critical violations were also found.

* Casey's General Store #2258 in Monett was inspected on Sept. 27 and six critical violations were found. No one ServSafe certified or equivalent was on duty; sliced ham and burrito mix had no discard date; pizza poppers had not been discarded on time; some equipment was chipped and not easily cleanable; drawer below donut prep table was soiled and a pair of soiled tongs were stored with clean equipment; chemical in spray bottle not labeled. Three non-critical violations were found.

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