Health department conducts inspection of area food service establishments

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 22 food-service establishments during the month of December. Of that group, 11 establishments had critical violations and six had no critical or non-critical violations.

Facilities having no violations included: Shell Knob School; Southwest High School in Washburn; Cassville High School and Cassville Intermediate School; Wheaton School and Exeter School.

Critical violations were found at 11 establishments:

* The Bayou in Monett was inspected on Dec. 3 and five critical violations were found. An employee was cutting fresh tomatoes with bare hands; cottage cheese and bleu cheese on salad bar was not held to proper temperature; several food items were not discarded by their labeled discard dates; some soiled utensils were stored with the clean ones. Three non-critical violations were found.

* Monett Middle School was inspected on Dec. 3 and four critical violations were found. Hot and cold food items on the serving bar were not held to proper temperatures; dressing made in-house was not discarded by the leveled discard date; two spatulas were chipped and flaking; one container for utensils had debris in the bottom. Three non-critical violations were found.

Upon re-inspection on Dec. 11, all items had been corrected.

* Southwest Elementary School in Washburn was inspected on Dec. 4 and one critical violation was found. Bleach was stored with single-use gloves and flatware.

* Monett Elementary School was inspected on Dec. 4 and five non-critical violations were found.

* Lai Lai Asian Restaurant in Monett was inspected on Dec. 4 and seven critical violations were found. Uncovered employee beverages were found in the food prep area; raw chicken was stored above cooked chicken; vent hood dirty and greasy; can opener blade had dried debris on it; employee drying hands with soiled towel; employee doing dishes did not wash hands between handling dirty and clean dishes. Nine non-critical violations were found.

Upon re-inspection on Dec. 11, all critical violations had been corrected.

* Sonic Drive-In in Cassville was subject to a complaint inspection on Dec. 13 and two critical violations were found. A table food orders are placed on had peeling tape causing it to no longer be easily cleanable; a container for utensils in the bottom of it and the bottom of prep line refrigerator were soiled. Three non-critical violations were found.

* George's Inc., cafeteria in Cassville was inspected on Dec. 16 and three critical violations were found. The hand-washing sink was not draining properly; the can opener blade had dried debris on it; discard time was not documented on hot items held by time.

* Purdy R-2 School was inspected on Dec. 16 and one critical violation was found. The can opener blade had dried debris on it. One non-critical violation was found.

* Cassville Elementary School was inspected on Dec. 16 and two critical violations were found. Six spatulas were chipped and flaking; an uncovered rodent bait station was in the dry storage area. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Jersey's Bar and Grill in Cassville was inspected on Dec. 16 and one critical violation was found. Sanitizing solution was too strong. One non-critical violation was found.

* Country N in Wheaton was inspected on Dec. 17 and 16 critical violations were found. No one ServSafe was on duty; employee handled raw meats, ready to eat foods and both clean and soiled dishes without washing their hands when needed; multiple uncovered employee beverages were in the kitchen and order-up table; raw chicken was stored above peas and cooked chicken; employee had bare hand contact with ready to eat foods; shelled eggs and un-sifted raw meat breading were held without time or temperature control; numerous food items not labeled with discard date; numerous food items held past discard date; a box of molded lettuce was found on the floor of the walk-in cooler; shelving in dry storage chipped and not easily cleanable; shelving in walk-in cooler and reach-in refrigerator, freezer, stainless steel prep tables, pans and utensils were soiled; over 30 rodent pellets found on the shelves in dry storage; a food container with a blue chemical was not labeled with its common name and a black spray bottle with chemical not leveled with common name; degreaser was stored above and with food items and chemicals stored on top of the dishwasher above food items; degreaser not approved for food service was used and stored in the establishment; food and chemical containers used interchangeably.

A total of eight non-critical violations were found.

Upon re-inspection on Dec. 24, all critical violations had been corrected.

* Steak Inn in Shell Knob was inspected on Dec 19 and one non-critical violation was found.

* Taco Bell/KFC in Cassville was subject to a complaint inspection on Dec. 30 and one critical violation was found. A drawer on the bottom left of the island was soiled with food debris and shelving in front of the oven and beside the hand-washing sink were soiled and rolling flats for raw chicken were heavily soiled and 12 soiled dishes were put away as clean. Two non-critical violations were found.

* Rowdy Beaver in Cassville had a plan review before a pre-opening inspection was held on Dec. 18.

* Cro-se Country Café in Cassville was subject to a pre-opening inspection on Dec. 31.

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