Clinton County restaurant inspections


By Nathan Kraatz - [email protected]



WILMINGTON — The following information is obtained from the Clinton County Health Department and is compiled from inspection reports.

Violations are either critical or non-critical. Critical violations are more likely to contribute to food contamination, illness or an environmental health hazard, including inadequate cooking of food items or poor personal hygiene.

For a more detailed description of critical and non-critical violations, or to file a public health or food safety complaint about a restaurant, contact the Clinton County Health Department by calling 937-382-7221.

The following restaurants or food service establishments were inspected recently:

• Roberts Arena, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, July 18. Food handlers observed starting food prep without first washing hands. No written procedure for cleaning up after a vomiting/diarrhea event, a new requirement this year. No sign-off sheet showing employees know when to report illness to a supervisor, a new requirement this year. Tray of raw eggs found on top of sandwich prep cooler; corrected. Raw burgers and food items found stored on a shelf above other food items; corrected. Powder sugar, salt, pepper, sauces and others missing labels. Boxes of meat on floor in walk-in freezer. Shelf below pizza oven lower than six inches above the floor. Hot dogs, cheeses, lettuce and other items missing date marks. Tomatoes in walk-in cooler found with past due expiration date. Thermometer missing in prep coolers. Two light bulbs in walk-in freezer weren’t working. Protective film on prep sink was peeling. Air gap not visible at prep sink. Hand soap missing at hand sink. Light ceiling fixture not working above counter in kitchen.

• New Vienna 1st Stop, 101 North South Street, New Vienna, July 20. Pizza sauce in fridge dated July 10. Large ice accumulation on condenser in walk-in freezer. No written procedure for cleaning up after a vomiting/diarrhea event; a new requirement this year. No sign-off sheet showing employees know when to report illness to a supervisor; a new requirement this year.

• Domino’s Pizza, 211 South Broadway Street, Blanchester, July 19. All items on prep line were not kept cold enough. No thermometer in the bottom of the pizza prep cooler. Employee beverage was stored with bottles of soft drinks in cooler.

• Building Block’s, 65 Collett Road, Waynesville, July 21. No violations noted.

• Wilmington Bowling Center, 2667 State Route 22/3, Wilmington, July 21. No written procedure for cleaning up after a vomiting/diarrhea event; a new requirement this year. No sign-off sheet showing employees know when to report illness to a supervisor; a new requirement this year.

• S&S Market, 513 South Broadway Street, Blanchester, July 21. No written procedure for cleaning up after a vomiting/diarrhea event; a new requirement this year. No sign-off sheet showing employees know when to report illness to a supervisor; a new requirement this year.

• Midland 1st Stop, 126 Cuba Pike, Midland, July 21. None of the opened or working packages of food in fridge were date marked. No written procedure for cleaning up after a vomiting/diarrhea event; a new requirement this year. No sign-off sheet showing employees know when to report illness to a supervisor; a new requirement this year.

• Xenia Avenue Market, 659 Xenia Avenue, Wilmington, July 22, follow up inspection. Several violations were corrected since a previous inspection. No violations noted.

• #1 China Buffet, 1587 Rombach Avenue, Wilmington, July 18, follow up inspection. Several violations were corrected since a previous inspection. A container/scoop was submerged in bulk sugar. Chicken breading in container on shelf in hall wasn’t covered. Warewash machine drain on stainless steel work counter/spray area isn’t sealed. Air gap isn’t visible at drain of ice bin at bar. Screen ripped at back exit door. Grease, food debris observed near fryer and wok on floor. A plan required by the health department to serve acidified white rice is incomplete.

• The Outpost, 3992 State Route 730, Wilmington, July 19, follow up inspection. No violations noted.

• Tony’s Express, 7529 Fairground Road, Blanchester, July 19. No thermometer in cooler. Slushie machine nozzles have brownish, pink residue of mold growth. Unfinished ceiling and wall areas. Reach-in cooler had several non-working lights. Walk-in cooler had a bucket of water dripping. Employee on duty didn’t know when or how to break down and clean ice cream machine.

• Brown’s Distributors, 100 East Main Street, Martinsville, July 20. Floor by pizza oven cracked and gives. Walk-in cooler in back isn’t smooth or easily cleanable.

• College Marathon, 480 East Main Street, Wilmington, July 20, follow up inspection. All but one violation was corrected. Soda nozzles still have some mold growth, debris on them.

Reach Nathan Kraatz at 937-382-2574, ext. 2510 or on Twitter @NathanKraatz.

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By Nathan Kraatz

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