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FOOD INSPECTION REPORTS

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com

The Environmental Public Health Office of the Henry County Health Department conducted six routine and four temporary inspections during the third week of May. County inspectors identified four critical violations and six non-critical violations during that time period.

Unless there is an immediate risk to public health and safety, Indiana regulations give business owners 10 days to review food inspection reports before releasing them to the public.

Iron Kettle Restaurant in Sulphur Springs had three non-critical violations during a routine inspection May 22. According to the report, duct tape was observed wrapped around a container used for bulk food, pepper shaker above the grill and on two doors repaired on a reach-in freezer. Plastic bowls without attached handles were used as scoops in bulk food containers. Ceiling tiles were damaged due to leaks in the roof.

Subway in Knightstown had one critical violation during a routine inspection May 23. Health inspectors observed five eggs in cold holding with a measured internal temperature of 50 degrees.

New Castle Career Center Culinary Arts in New Castle had one critical violation during a routine inspection May 23. An employee drink was on a food prep table during the inspection. 

Primo in New Castle had one critical and two non-critical violations during a routine inspection May 23. A pan of chicken had a measured temperature of 76 degrees and was sitting in a pan being cooled by an ice bath as a coolant but the ice was melted. The hand sink faucet at the bar was observed leaking. The rubber mats used in the warewashing area were observed bubbled up and unable to remove to clear water. 

Grill’T at AT&T in New Castle had one critical and one non-critical violation during a temporary inspection May 23. Two packages of raw chicken were observed stored over ready-to-eat food in a reach-in cooler. Also, self service pop cans were observed buried in ice and water and customers were reaching in with bare hands that have not been cleaned nor did they have access to a handwash station. Trash was thrown out the back to of the unit on the ground and no trash receptacle was provided.

C and W Bar-BQ at 4th Friday Festival in New Castle had one non-critical violation during a temporary inspection May 24. There were no sanitizer test strips present during the inspection.

Head 2 Hock Food Truck at Belgian Horse Winery in Middletown had no violations during a temporary inspection May 22. Crider’s BBQ Bash at 4th Friday Festival in New Castle had no violations during a temporary inspection May 24. 

As of Friday, National Road BP in Knightstown and 1000 Degree Woodfired Pizza in Mt. Summit had no food-related violations.

According to the Indiana State Health Department (ISHD), critical violations are “more likely than other violations to significantly contribute to food contamination, illness or environmental health hazard.” Restaurant operators are required by law to correct critical violations at the time of inspection, unless the health inspector agrees to a longer time frame to correct more complex issues.

For more information on local restaurant inspection reports, visit the health department at 1201 Race St., Suite 208, New Castle, or call 765-521-7059.

To view an online copy of the Indiana Retail Food Establishment Sanitation Requirements, visit www.henryco.net/HealthDeptEnviroPublic.aspx.