The Environmental Public Health Office of the Henry County Health Department conducted 11 routine inspections during the second week of January.
County inspectors identified five critical, 18 non-critical violations and four repeat violations during that time period.
Castle Heights Discount Tobacco in New Castle had one non-critical violation during a routine inspection Jan. 11. The inspector reported that a three-compartment sink was being used for storage of product and various items. It was also observed that an employee was smoking in the entryway to the establishment while the door was open; this violates the Henry County Smoking Ordinance.
McDonald’s in Knightstown had one non-critical violation during a routine inspection Jan. 11. Inspectors observed there was encrusted food debris in a three-compartment sink. The establishment was given three days to fix the issue.
Legends Nutrition NC in New Castle had three non-critical violations during a routine inspection Jan. 11. The inspector observed ice accumulating in the reach of the freezer with open bags of fruit for smoothies. It was also observed that a drain board for a three-compartment sink had residue. It was also reported that the sanitizer was not measured at a concentration high enough to be effective. The facility was given until the end of the day to correct the issue.
Dollar General in Mt. Summit had one critical and two non-critical violations during a routine inspection Jan. 11. Inspectors observed the absence and/or blockage of temperature measuring devices in the cooler unit in the customer area and in the middle dairy cooler. Inspectors also observed that a bird was flying around the store and was given five days to resolve the issue. It was also observed that milk was spilled on the bottom of the middle dairy cooler in the storage room.
Senior Living at Forest Ridge in New Castle had two critical and three non-critical violations during a routine inspection Jan. 13. Inspectors observed two containers of bulk food near the back door kitchen exit without the required label. It was also observed that several milk containers, coffee creamer, sour cream and egg whites were opened in the prep line and in the cooler without the required date marking. It was also reported that the ice cream scoop was soiled and being stored in the pan with no running water. An employee was also seen handling a dirty wiping cloth with clean gloves and then was ready-to-eat food. It was also observed that there was a leak in a three-compartment sink and mop sink.
Family Dollar in New Castle had one non-critical violation during a routine inspection Jan. 13. It was observed that several dented cans on the shelf were for sale; the violation was corrected before the inspector left the store.
Little Caesars in New Castle had one critical and seven non-critical violations as well as four repeat violations on their routine inspection on Jan. 12. It was observed that three containers of food items didn’t have the required label. It was also reported that utensils were being stored on single service pizza boxes in between use. It was also observed that the pizza oven was soiled to sight and touch and was in need of cleaning. There was also a leak at the three-compartment sink. It was also reported that there was no hot water in the bathroom sink, the maximum measured temperature was 47 degrees. The hand sink in the boxing/register was not operational. There was also no hand soap in the restroom or paper towels at the hand sink in the boxing/register area.
Shell in New Castle had one critical violation during a routine inspection Jan. 12. It was observed that chemical cleaning agents were stored above the three-compartment sink.
As of Monday, Love’s Travel Stop in Knightstown and CVS and Canteen Vending at TS Tech in New Castle had no violations.
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.
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 https://henrycohealthdept.org/ environmental-public -health/