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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 three routine, two complaint, two follow-up and one temporary inspections during the first week of March. County inspectors identified three critical violations and three 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.

Pizza King on Memorial Drive in New Castle had one critical and one non-critical violation during a routine inspection March 5. An employee was observed handling trash and not washing their hands before touching a food contact surface utensil. A plastic cup with no handle attached was used as a scoop in the bulk container of flour. 

Pizza King on Broad Street in New Castle had one critical and one non-critical violations during a routine inspection March 5. Two employees were observed putting on gloves without first washing their hands. The pizza oven exhaust hood was observed with grease build up. 

Long John Silver’s in New Castle had no violations during a follow-up inspection March 4. All previous violations had been corrected.

Starlight Food Mart in New Castle had no violations during a follow-up inspection March 4. All previous violations had been corrected.

Long John Silver’s in New Castle had one critical and one non-critical violation during a complaint inspection March 9. Henry County health inspectors observed the ceiling leaking in dining room, customer order area, food prep area and walk-in cooler. The ceiling was also found leaking in the prep area where food is cooked/served.

Greek’s Pizzeria at Belgian Horse Winery had no violations during a temporary inspection March 6.

As of Friday, McDonald’s and Top Hat Two in New Castle 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.