(Toledo News Now) – Some area restaurants are facing double digit violations this week. There are so many violations county health inspectors will be scheduling follow-up visits.
J-Cups Pizza on North Summit Street in north Toledo, known for its fresh ingredients, is already making changes to its dining services. Inspectors found ranch dressing being stored at room temperature, which is a repeat violation. Food debris lined the pizza oven so employees are being asked to clean the tray on a regular basis to avoid buildup. However, buildup is already a problem around the hand sink. Residue is coating the cooler doors, gaskets, floor and water heater.
The employee restroom is doubling up as a storage room. Bottled beverages were found next to the sink and toilet. Food and beverage items may never be stored in the restroom. Instead, they are to be in a clean, dry area at least six inches off the floor. J-Cups Pizza received 10 violations.
Mancy's Italian Grill on Monroe Street, considered a west Toledo favorite, is about to be deep cleaned. Inspectors want a regular cleaning schedule implemented to keep buildup on the cooler and freezer door gaskets from growing. Dust must be removed from the washing area, waitress station, walk-in cooler and ceiling vents. Rusty racks in the prep top coolers will need to be replaced, plus damaged and missing floor tiles will need to be restored. Inspectors also found food items without lids or plastic wrap.
China Crown Buffet on Monroe Street in west Toledo had enough violations to fill two pages. The county health department is requiring the restaurant to retake the food safety training course because in the 25 violations; nine were repeats.
Raw pork was being held at room temperature and food on the salad bar wasn't being kept cold. Wet towels could be growing bacteria after being stored on food contact surfaces. Inspectors also found a lack of date marking on required items in the walk-in cooler, fly paper hanging near the dish area fully covered with flies, and dirty, torn door gaskets on several coolers and freezers. Inspectors said the number of critical violations shows there is a clear lack of food safety knowledge at China Crown Buffet.
The Celtic Irish Tavern on Holland Road in Maumee isn't far behind with 13 total violations. All kitchen staff members will need to take a food safety course. Unlabeled spray bottles, issues with food storage and no date marking was found throughout the facility. Mold was also found inside the ice machine. The health department will be making a return visit to the facility within one month.
In Waterville, Mad Anthony's Tavern received no violations during its inspection July 23.
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