Wood County Health Department conducts inspections

During the third week of November, the Wood County Health Department conducted five complaint inspections, including from customers who reported becoming ill after eating at the establishment, to insects inside a display case.

The following inspections were done Nov. 14.

During a complaint inspection, Panda Express, 9990 Olde U.S. 20, Rossford, had two critical and one non-critical offense.

The complainant and six others ate at the facility on Nov. 9. Five people reportedly became ill with similar onset after consuming orange chicken and fried rice.

The inspector spoke with the person in charge regarding complaint. No employees called in sick or came to work sick lately. Signed employee health agreements were reviewed during time of inspection. The person in charge also provided temperature logs from the past several weeks. The inspector also observed hand sinks fully stocked and witnessed an employee demonstrate proper hand washing during time of inspection.

Both critical offenses were corrected during inspection and included temperature-controlled foods not being hot held at the proper temperature; and temperature-controlled foods not being cold held at the proper temperature.

Non-critical was non-food contact surfaces not easily cleanable (repeat).

During a complaint inspection, Benchmark Restaurant Group LLC, 6130 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, had two non-critical offenses.

The complainant reported Nov. 10 that they ate at facility on Oct. 22 and became ill with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea the next day. The complainant ate blue cheese olives, whipped feta, New York strip steak, Brussel sprouts, corn bread, parmesan fries, salmon and creme brulee.

Upon inspection, signed employee health agreements were observed and the person in charge stated no employees have presented with symptoms other than those typical of cold/allergies. All coolers were holding temperature-controlled food items at proper temperatures, proper date marking and storage order was also observed. All sanitizer concentrations were within proper range and chemicals are properly stored. Observed glove usage and employees properly washing their hands.

Non-critical offenses were written procedures for holding popover batter using time as a public health control did not include methods of time stamping or length of time the product is held outside of temperature control; and equipment and utensils are not being air dried prior to stacking

During a follow-up inspection, Pita Pit, 522 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, had three non-critical offenses, which were non-food contact surfaces of equipment are unclean; unnecessary or nonfunctional items on premises; and facility not maintained clean.

Sidelines Perrysburg Sports Eatery & Pub, 136 W. South Boundary St., had five critical and six non-critical violations.

Critical were handwashing sink not accessible; handwashing sink is being used for purposes other than handwashing; temperature-controlled foods not being hot held at the proper temperature (corrected during inspection); temperature-controlled foods not being cold held at the proper temperature (corrected during inspection); and working containers of poisonous or toxic materials not properly labeled (corrected during inspection).

Non-critical were improper storage of food items; food employees wearing jewelry on arms or hands during food preparation; cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, laundered linens stored in prohibited area; non-food contact surfaces not easily cleanable; non-food contact surfaces of equipment are unclean; and lockers or other suitable facilities shall be located in a designated room or area where contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, single service articles, and single use articles cannot occur.

The following inspections were done Nov. 15.

Rally’s, 1005 N. Main St., Bowling Green, had two critical and two non-critical offenses.

Critical were food employee(s) did not wash hands when required; and temperature-controlled foods not being hot held at the proper temperature. Both were corrected during inspection.

Non-critical were facility does not have an employee with manager certification in food protection (repeat); and physical facilities not maintained in good repair (repeat).

During a complaint inspection, HangOverEasy, 5104 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, had one critical and one non-critical offenses.

The health department received a complaint on Nov. 14 that cooks and staff at the bar were handling and prepping food bare handed.

Upon inspection, gloves were available and proper glove use was observed. Handwashing facilities were also properly supplied and accessible to encourage frequent and proper handwashing. Observed food employee wash hands and change gloves after using cell phone.

Critical was temperature-controlled foods not being cold held at the proper temperature. It was corrected during inspection.

Non-critical was improper method for cooling temperature-controlled foods.

The following inspections were done Nov. 16.

Lamplight Cafe’, 121 W. Indiana Ave., Perrysburg, had three critical and five non-critical violations.

Critical were improper reheating of food for hot holding; temperature-controlled foods not being hot held at the proper temperature (repeat); and temperature-controlled foods not being cold held at the proper temperature (repeat, corrected during inspection).

Non-critical were non-food contact surfaces of equipment are unclean (repeat); cooking equipment or pan surfaces unclean; physical facilities not maintained in good repair; lockers or other suitable facilities shall be located in a designated room or area where contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, single service articles and single use articles cannot occur; and food service operation did not have a person in charge per shift with the person in charge certification in food protection.

During a complaint inspection, Kentucky Fried Chicken, 10200 Olde U.S. 20, Rossford, had one critical and three non-critical offenses.

A complaint was received Nov. 15 that the complainant and husband ate at this facility and became ill.

The inspector spoke with the manager regarding the complaint. Per manager, an employee was ill about two weeks ago, but did not come into work and was treated by a doctor. No other employees have been sick recently. Signed employee health agreements were reviewed during time of inspection. Hand sinks were observed fully stocked and an employee demonstrated proper hand washing during time of inspection.

Critical was equipment food-contact surfaces or utensils are unclean (repeat, corrected during inspection).

Non-critical were non-food contact surfaces of equipment are unclean (repeat); physical facilities not maintained in good repair; and facility not maintained clean (repeat).

During a complaint inspection, Starbucks Coffee, 26465 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg, had three critical and two non-critical violations.

The complainant on Nov. 14 stated there were flying insects in pastry display case.

The inspector observed flying insects (gnats) observed in facility. The person in charge stated no pastries are served out of the case. Orkin services monthly but the facility is to increase pest control services and keep drains, shelving, equipment, etc. clean and empty display case and fully clean and sanitize case.

Critical were employees are not informed in a verifiable manner of their responsibility to report information about their health (repeat); temperature-controlled foods not being cold held at the proper temperature (repeat, corrected during inspection); and presence of live insects, rodents, and other pests (the inspector observed many flying insects in facility and around pastry display case).

Non-critical were non-food contact surfaces of equipment are unclean; and food service operation did not have a person in charge per shift with the person in charge certification in food protection (repeat).

During a follow-up inspection, Danny’s Café, 600 S. Dixie Hwy., Rossford, had one non-critical offense, which was food service operation did not submit facility layout and equipment specifications.

The following inspection was done Nov. 17.

During a follow-up inspection, Domino’s Pizza, 215 E. Wooster St., No. 8, Bowling Green, had one critical and three non-critical offenses.

Critical was quaternary ammonium sanitizing solution at incorrect temperature, concentration, and/or water hardness.

Non-critical were equipment components are not intact, tight or properly adjusted; fixed equipment not properly sealed or spaced for cleaning; and physical facilities not maintained in good repair.

The following inspections were done Nov. 18.

During a follow-up inspection, Subway, 524 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green, had one non-critical offense, which was non-food contact surfaces of equipment are unclean.

Bowling Green Middle School, 1079 Fairview Ave., had one critical offense, which was temperature-controlled foods not being hot held at the proper temperature.

Extra Virgin Food Services, 25661 Ft. Meigs Road, Suite E and F, Perrysburg, had one critical and two non-critical offenses.

Critical was improper storage of poisonous or toxic materials. It was corrected during inspection.

Non-critical were equipment not approved by a recognized testing agency; and physical facilities not maintained in good repair.

During a follow-up inspection, Basil Pizza and Wine Bar2, 3125 Hollister Lane, Perrysburg, had three non-critical offenses, which were non-food contact surfaces of equipment are unclean; physical facilities not maintained in good repair; and facility not maintained clean.

During a follow-up inspection, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2180 Inc., 1163 N. Main St., Bowling Green, had one critical and one non-critical offenses.

Critical was equipment food-contact surfaces or utensils are unclean.

Non-critical was physical facilities not maintained in good repair.

Zero violations were found at Marco’s Pizza, 1045 N. Main St., Bowling Green; Fort Meigs Elementary School, 26431 Fort Meigs Road, Perrysburg; Cintas, 28140 Cedar Park Blvd., Perrysburg; RAM-Z’s, 269 Brown St., Jerry City; First Solar, 28101 Cedar Park Blvd., Perrysburg; Pizza Pub 516 LLC, 516 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green; Market At Jerome Library, Jerome Library – BGSU, Bowling Green; and Owens Community College Culinary Center/Terrace View Café, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg.