Americans love their fast food, but sometimes the convenience of a drive thru meal can come at a cost to your health.
Inspectors found several violations at the McDonald's on Monroe St. in west Toledo.
The walk-in cooler was found holding food above and below the recommended temperature, a problem the health department says must be fixed immediately. Yogurt was also found sitting out too long during preparation, another temperature concern.
Inspectors found wet towels left sitting on work surfaces. Officials with the health department say towels should be stored in sanitizer solution to prevent bacteria growth.
The McDonald's on Reynolds Rd. in south Toledo did much better on its inspection, where health department staff found only one violation. Cheese without a time stamp was found on the grill there.
The Subway on Sylvania Ave. may be a healthier option when in a hurry, but inspectors found health code violations there as well. Staff had to be reminded to follow food time and temperature guidelines, and to keep chemicals away from clean dishes, utensils and food items.
At Great American Cookies on Monroe St. inspectors found that no soap was available at the front counter for employees to wash their hands.
The distinction of this week's top violator, though, goes to OB's Bar and Grill on Tremainsville Rd. in Toledo. There inspectors found no sanitizer bucket, doors propped open, a torn gasket on the bar's freezer and a sink full of dirty dishes. Diners should also be alarmed that food was found in the bar's cooler without a date marked on it, a violation.
There was also a clean inspection this week. Officials say 5/3 Field passed with flying colors.
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