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:

• The Red Zone Neighborhood Grill, 762 West Main Street, Blanchester, August 10, a follow up inspection. Several violations were corrected. Fasteners in the ice making machine were rusty. Hot water was unavailable at hand sinks in restrooms; a plumber was repairing the hot water heater. A grease dumpster had grease accumulations on unit; a new grease dumpster had been requested. Cold food items weren’t kept cold enough.

• Cowan Lake Commissary, 1756 Osborn Road, Wilmington, August 11. Containers of pepperoni and shredded cheese in pizza prep cooler were not dated or labeled. Non-working lights in ice cream freezer. Ceiling by the hood over pizza cooler is cracked.

• Bob Evans Farms, 1075 East Side Drive, Wilmington, August 9. Defrosting gravy, soups over top of ready to eat pies. A bag of rolls and a bag of biscuits were on the floor of the freezer. Water was on the floor underneath the cooler. Cooler was missing a cover over one light. Microwaves on the prep line in the kitchen had black growth in the vent area. Lids on prep line in front of the grill had food debris on them. Grease accumulated on the floor/wall beside the deep fryers. Hand sink in kitchen had dirty molding/caulking and was cracking.

• Flagway, 373 Washington Street, Sabina, August 11. Two crates of milk were stored on the floor of the walk-in cooler. A box of olives and banana peppers were stored on the dry storage floor. Bags of onions, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce and banana peppers in reach-in cooler were not labeled or dated. Working containers of black olives and mushrooms in cooler were not labeled or dated.

• Sabina Moose Lodge 1244, 246 North Howard Street, Sabina, August 11. No written procedure for cleaning up after a vomiting or diarrhea event; a new requirement this year. No employee sign-off sheet showing employees received training to report illness; a new requirement this year.

• Clinton County Farmer’s & Sportsmen’s Club, 301 Batson Road, Wilmington, August 11. No written procedure for cleaning up after a vomiting or diarrhea event; a new requirement this year. No employee sign-off sheet showing employees received training to report illness; a new requirement this year.

• Rod’s Capricorn Inn, 6660 State Route 730, Wilmington, August 10. No employee sign-off sheet showing employees received training to report illness; a new requirement this year. Container of coleslaw in walk-in cooler wasn’t labeled or dated. Slicer in storage area was dirty and had bits of meat on slicer and blade.

• Subway, 2825 State Route 73 South, Wilmington, August 9, a follow up inspection. No written procedure for cleaning up after a vomiting or diarrhea event; a new requirement this year; a person in charge posted the procedure during the inspection. No employee sign-off sheet showing employees received training to report illness; a new requirement this year. Bactine and medicine on shelf above prep counter; a person in charge removed the medicine.

• Elks Lodge 797, 2541 State Route 22 East, Wilmington, August 9. No employee sign-off sheet showing employees received training to report illness; a new requirement this year. The ice machine in dry storage area had black/pink mold/mildew growth along the edge of the door.

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

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By Nathan Kraatz

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