The Environmental Public Health Office of the Henry County Health Department conducted seven routine inspections and two complaint inspections during the second week of April.

County inspectors identified three critical and four non-critical violations during that time period.

El Chile Poblano #1 in New Castle had one critical violation during a complaint inspection on Apr. 8. It was observed that there was a residue ring around most cups that are used for drinking glasses.

Riley Elementary in New Castle had one non-critical violations during a routine inspection on Apr. 8. It was observed that the water temperature with a measured max temperature at bathroom hand sink at 88 degrees and in the hand sink near the prep area was at 86 degrees.

Parker Elementary in New Castle had one non-critical violation during a routine inspection on Apr. 8. It was observed that the freezer motor condensation was freezing and leaking onto boxes of food.

Starlight Food Mart in New Castle has one critical and one non-critical violation during a routine inspection on Apr. 8. It was observed that the ice machine was soiled with mold-like substance; the machine should be drained, cleaned, sanitized, and allowed to dry prior to putting back into service. The three-compartment sink should also be cleaned and sanitized. It was also determined that there was some spilled concentrate, from soft drink boxes have been spilled on the floor with boxes in service and use.

Village Pantry in New Castle had one critical and one non-critical violation during a routine inspection in Apr. 9. It was observed that no chemical sanitizer was available for the three-compartment sink. It was also observed that the food prep table with drinks and a computer along with misc items, This appears to be used as a work space.

As of Friday, The Rink, Rose City Bowl and LJ’s Quick Thru in New Castle, and Gittin Jiggy with It LLC in Mooreland 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/.