The Environmental Public Health Office of the Henry County Health Department conducted and released 17 routine inspections.
County inspectors identified five critical violations and 16 non-critical violations.
McDonald’s in New Castle had two critical violations during a routine violation on July 21. An employee was observed handling a cleaning rag with sanitizer then did not change their gloves or wash their hands. The spray nozzle on the faucet at the three compartment sink was observed without an air gap.
Mancino’s Pizza and Grinders in New Castle had two non-critical violations during a routine visit on July 21. Exterior food lids of bulk food containers and a large can opener were observed soiled. The wall around the mop sink was observed to be soiled and damaged.
Domino’s in New Castle had two non-critical violations during a routine visit on July 21. The oven was observed without the safety chains attached. An open cabinet in the employee restroom was observed with clean linens stored in it.
China Castle in New Castle had two critical violations and five non-critical violations during a routine visit on July 28. A small child was observed in the kitchen. A case of raw shell eggs was observed stored on top of an open case of tofu. Several containers of food were observed without a lid or covering in the walk-in cooler. Several boxes of food were stored on the floor in the walk-in freezer. Several ready to eat containers in the walk-in cooler were observed without a date marking attached. A single use carry out tray was used as a scoop in cooked rice. The can opener and the bulk food containers were observed to be soiled. The food preparation sink’s faucet was observed loose and in need of repair.
Pizza Hut in New Castle had two non-critical violations during a routine visit on July 28. Boxes of single service items were observed stored on a shelf with tools, personal items, and other maintenance items stored above the boxes. A small reach-in cooler was observed to be soiled.
Casey’s General Store in New Castle had two non-critical violations during a routine visit on July 28. The beverage dispensers were observed to be soiled. An employee’s personal drink was observed sitting on a food preparation table in the kitchen area.
Kory’s Kettle Korn at the Renaissance Festival in New Castle had one non-critical violation during a temporary visit. All surfaces of equipment were observed to be soiled.
Promise Land Farm at the Farmers’ Market in New Castle had one critical violation during a temporary visit on July 30. There was not a certified manager employed.
Buffalo Wild Wings in New Castle had two non-critical violations during a routine visit of August 1. A food cart was observed repaired with black tape. A food spill and trash was observed on the floor in the walk-in freezer.
Swayzee Tenderloins at Belgian Horse Winery, Primo in New Castle, L.A. Liquid Catering at the Renaissance Festival, ABSeafood Retail Shop in New Castle, Custard Dogs at Belgian Horse Winery, Backroads designs in Sulphur Springs, Summit Mart in Mt. Summit, and Hot Head Burritos 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/.