Richland County restaurant inspections: critical violations

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The following restaurant inspections with critical violations were conducted by Richland Public Health between Feb. 7 and Feb. 10:

Happy House Inc., 201 E. Main St. 3, Lexington, Feb. 7. Written procedures and plans are not maintained and implemented (critical). Facility reagents for calibrating ph meter expired Nov. 21. Please obtain reagents with expiration dates that are in by reinspection. Correct by Feb. 14. Food not properly protected from contamination by separation, packaging and segregation (critical repeat, corrected during inspection). Rice noodles in walk-in cooler were not covered.

Food not properly protected from contamination by separation, packaging and segregation (critical repeat, corrected during inspection). Frozen meat in walk-in cooler observed uncovered. Equipment food-contact surfaces or utensils are unclean (critical, corrected during inspection). Can opener blade had visible dried on residue. Food contact surfaces not easily cleanable (critical, corrected during inspection).

Storage tub for sweet and sour chicken cracked so that surface is no longer easily cleanable. Direct connection between the sewage system and a drain originating from equipment in which food, portable equipment or utensils are placed (critical). Prep sink drain pipe in back sushi area was below the flood rim of the drain in floor. Correct by Feb. 14.

Mr. P's Tavern, 286 S. Diamond St., Mansfield, Feb. 7. Handwashing sink not accessible (critical, corrected during inspection). Observed hand sink with plastic lid located in sink. Consumer is not properly advised of the risk of consuming raw or undercooked animal foods (critical), Observed no advisory for undercooked food. Advisory shall be in place to notify customers.

Campus Café, 1640 University Drive, Mansfield, Feb. 7. TCS foods not being cold held at the proper temperature (critical, corrected during inspection). Observed sliced cooked chicken on the salad bar at 45 degrees. Person in charge (PIC) voluntarily discarded product. Improper storage of poisonous or toxic materials (critical, corrected during inspection).

Observed espresso sanitizer stored above dry food products. Observed a sanitizer bucket stored on the counter next to food products. PIC moved sanitizer and sanitizer bucket to lowest shelf separated from food products.

Sam's Club #6407, 1070 N. Lexington Springmill Road, Mansfield, Feb. 8. Hot water for mechanical sanitization is below required temperature (critical). Surface temperature of utensils inside the dishwasher in the bakery did not reach 160 degrees at the time of inspection. PIC placed work order for repair of dishwasher. Correct by Feb. 15. Missing and/or incomplete allergen declaration(s) (critical, corrected during inspection).

Observed various types of bagels (plain, everything, blueberry, cinnamon raisin) without a list of ingredients on the label. Missing and/or incomplete allergen declaration(s) (critical, corrected during inspection). Observed various types of cakes (chocolate, red velvet, carrot, heart shaped bites) in the bakery without a list of ingredients on the label. Missing and/or incomplete allergen declaration(s) (critical, corrected during inspection). Observed various types of bread (yeast rolls, Kaiser rolls, French bread, baguettes, hoagies, croissants) in the bakery without a list of ingredients on the label. Missing and/or incomplete allergen declaration(s) (critical, corrected during inspection).

Observed various types of muffins (banana nut, cinnamon crunch, double chocolate chip) in the bakery without a list of ingredients on the label. Manual wash solution not being maintained at 110 degrees or above (critical, corrected during inspection). Observed the wash water in the three compartment sink in the café at 104 degrees.

Oriental Express, 2169 Richland Mall, Mansfield, Feb. 9. Person in charge not ensuring proper cooling (critical, corrected during inspection). Upon arrival observed five luggers of breaded chicken cooling on a rack or on the table. Temperatures were 103 to 89 degrees. PIC stated they had been out for one half hour. Luggers were placed into the cooler to finish cooling. Sending a cooling sheet. Write down times and temperatures and keep paper for specialist review.

Improper cooling of TCS food (critical, corrected during inspection). Breaded chicken cooling on rack and on the table. Chicken was 103 to 89 degrees. PIC stated it had been cooked a half an hour before. Had chicken placed into walk-in cooler to cool properly. To prevent pathogen growth, place chicken into the walk-in when the temperature reaches 135 degrees. TCS foods not being cold held at the proper temperature (critical, corrected during inspection). Raw chicken breast in water was 64 degrees.

One half pound of chicken was voluntarily destroyed. TCS foods not being cold held at the proper temperature (critical, corrected during inspection). About 10 pounds of chicken and beef in upright cooler was 56 to 59 degrees. PIC voluntarily destroyed. Equipment and/or utensils improper construction (critical repeat, corrected during inspection). Black bag on top of cooked noodles. Black bag is not food grade.

Chad's Country Meats LLC, 518 Mansfield Lucas Road, Mansfield, Feb. 9. Handwashing sink not accessible (critical repeat, corrected during inspection). Observed hand wash sink located at deli with food mixing spoon in sink basin.

Papa's Gondola, 3080 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, Feb. 10. Equipment food-contact surfaces or utensils are unclean (critical repeat, corrected during inspection). Observed rolling pin and pizza slicer in storage to contain old food residue.

Planktown Country Market LLC, 1921 Free Road, Shiloh, Feb. 10. Person in charge not ensuring proper cooling (critical, corrected during inspection). PIC stated that no temperatures were taken at night during cooling process. Sending cooling chart. Handwashing sink is being used for purposes other than handwashing (critical, corrected during inspection).

Hand sink in deli had food debris in it. TCS foods not being cold held at the proper temperature (critical, corrected during inspection). Retail cooler by registers had ambient temperature of 44 degrees. PIC voluntarily discarded 29 deli sandwiches with internal temperature of 50 degrees, four quarter pound and one half-pounds cheese balls with internal temperature of 44 degrees and 16, 9 ounce packages of 'Lil Smokies with temperature of 44 degrees.

Refrigerated, ready-to-eat, TCS foods not properly date marked (critical, corrected during inspection). Salsa in kitchen cooler was not date marked with date opened. PIC voluntarily discarded 10 small cups of salsa. Improper display of poisonous or toxic materials offered for retail sale (critical, corrected during inspection). Ice melt on table next to chocolate on seasonal table. PIC moved to location where it was below food for sale.

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This article originally appeared on Mansfield News Journal: Richland County restaurant inspections: critical violations Feb. 7-10