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Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant Inspections: 1-28

Recently released inspection reports of Lucas County food-service operations.


Wendy’s, 1109 South, inspected Jan. 14. Inconsistent date marking of some food items in walk-in cooler. Follow proper date marking procedure. General clean up of facility is needed. Clean and sweep around equipment and pull equipment from wall to clean build-up. Unused and/or broken equipment stored in facility. Fix broken equipment or remove it. Broken ice scoop with no handle at pop machine. Obtain ice scoop with handle to prevent hand contamination of ice. Deteriorated floor grout. To maintain easily cleanable surface, re-grout flooring tiles throughout kitchen. Obtain shield for light under hood above griddle in back of facility. Inspector: Kurt Susdorf.

Fine Things Bistro, 38 S. St. Clair, inspected Jan. 11. Food handler preparing ready-to-eat food without gloves on; facility had no gloves available. To prevent contamination, ready-to-eat food must be handled with clean, gloved hands. Gloves were made available before any further food preparation continued. Time/temperature control for safety foods stored without required seven-day discard date. Some food items had expired date mark. Monitor dates closely. Repeat violation. Begin proper date marking immediately. Buildup inside ice machine. Clean and sanitize ice machine’s inside surfaces. Repeat violation. Wine bottle stored inside portable ice in the ice machine. To prevent contamination of ice for customer drinks, do not store anything inside this ice. Discard ice that was in contact with the bottle. Boxes of cups and containers stored on basement floor rather than at least six inches off the floor. Paint cans cannot be used as shelving. Repeat violation. Inspector: Kelly Cipiti.

Jeannie’s Riverview Cafe, 1 Government Center, inspected Jan. 14. No date marks on cole slaw. Discard batches of cole slaw containers that are individually portioned. Mark each container with a date mark if batches are not made daily. Dark build-up present in the self-service ice dispensing chute. Clean and sanitize according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Repeat violation. Inspector: Cipiti.

Grumpy’s Deli, 34 S. Huron, inspected Jan. 14. Dish machine not dispensing sanitizer. Call for service. Tomato soup was holding between 120 and 129 degrees in the soup well at the front counter. To prevent bacteria growth, maintain hot holding at 135 degrees or above. Soup reheated on stove to proper temperature. Inspector: Cipiti.

Rave Cinemas Franklin Park 16, 5001 Monroe, inspected Jan. 15. Turkey with date of 1/8 and ham with a date of 12/14, both beyond the maximum seven-day hold for refrigerated, ready-to-eat food. Inspector: Kelly Sattler.

Comfort Inn Westgate, 3560 Secor, inspected Jan. 16. Individual packages of cream cheese sitting out at room temperature at 72 degrees. Cream cheese must be held cold under refrigeration. Cream cheeses discarded. No sanitizer available in food prep areas as required. Apples intended for immediate consumption have stickers still on them, indicating they have not been properly washed. Apples are supposed to be washed at the Ramada Inn next door, which is operated by the same owner. Wet wiping towel out on food counter. Store such towels in sanitizer bucket. A person in charge must be present at all times who is knowledgeable in food safety as it applies to the operation. Because of number of critical violations, it is recommended that food handlers receive a minimum of Food Safety Level 1 certification. Inspector: Sattler.

Toledo Robin Inc. d/b/a Red Robin, 4850 Monroe, inspected Jan. 16. Parmesan cheese sitting out at room temperature at 72 degrees. Cold hold this food at 41 degrees or lower. Cheese discarded. Linguini is 43 degrees and rice is 43 degrees in the drawer cooler beneath prep-top cooler. Adjust or repair cooler to hold at proper level. Replace missing spacer underneath the top drawer to prevent gapn where cold air can escape. Shake mix holding cold in the dispensing freezer at 42 degrees rather than at 41 degrees or lower. Adjust or repair cooler. Jars of wood stain in storage room lack proper labeling with materials’ common names. Inspector: Sattler.

Dunkin Donuts, 2709 W. Central, inspected Jan. 16. Hand sink blocked by speed rack. Keep hand sinks accessible to promote proper hand washing. Corrected. Inspector: Gillian Wilke.

Hilton Toledo, 3100 Glendale, inspected Jan. 16. Found milk and cream cheese on buffet holding at improper temperature. Refrigerate items or store in ice. Danishes on the buffet were not covered or shielded with a sneeze guard. Provide cover or sneeze guard. Found shell eggs at 60 degrees and none of the food protected from the public at the omelet station. Repeat violation. Omelet station never approved by this department and may no longer continue as set up. Area is not properly designed for food preparation. A referral will be made to the fire department regarding cooking without a hood. Inspector: Wilke.

Our Brother’s Place, 233 N. Huron, inspected Jan. 16. No person in charge who can demonstrate knowledge of safe food handling. A person in charge must be present who is trained in food safety. Register within 30 days for a Level 1 food safety course. Hand sink blocked by beer delivery. Keep sink accessible. Corrected. No date marks on any food items. Pan of food with significant mold growth; this was discarded. Immediately begin date marking all required food. Inspector: Cipiti.

Sammy’s Brunch, 5820 W. Central, inspected Jan. 16. No seven-day discard date marking of food in walk-in cooler as required. Inspector: Kurt Susdorf.

Amigo’s, 5327 Dorr, inspected Jan. 15. Under-counter cooler holding salsa at 45 degrees rather than at 41 degrees or lower. Repair cooler. Inspector: Susdorf.

Rice King Chinese Restaurant, 1512 Broadway, inspected Jan. 15. Several food items at 122 degrees in warmer. Hot hold such food at 135 degrees or higher. Soups and sauces reheated to 165 degrees and warmer was turned up. Food debris in hand sink. Clean hand sink and do not dump any food down it. Employee belongings stored with food rather than in designated area away from food. Corrected. Inspector: Susdorf.

Broadway Food Center, 1503 Broadway, inspected Jan. 15. Milk and other dairy products in display cooler at 45 degrees rather than at 41 degrees or colder. Repair cooler. Repeat violation. Paint peeling off walls and ceiling in meat room. Repaint walls and ceiling. General clean up and reorganizing of back room needed. Store food in clean area, and remove unused equipment or items. Inspector: Susdorf.

Bambino’s Pizza, 2208 Airport, inspected Jan. 14. Open employee beverage on dry storage shelf. Employee beverages need lids and must be stored in a designated area away from food. Beverage discarded. Container of jalapenos stored on top of pepperoni in prep-top cooler. Store containers separately. Inspector: Susdorf.

Wendy’s, 4277 Monroe, inspected Jan. 16. Vanilla Frosty is holding in the soft-serve machine at 43 to 48 degrees rather than at 41 degrees or lower. Soft-serve voluntarily discarded. Repair machine and contact this office to reinspect once it’s fixed. Prep-top cooler holding food at 43 to 45 degrees. Out-of-temperature food was discarded. Adjust cooler. Inspector: Wilke.

Doc Watson, 1515 S. Byrne, inspected Jan. 16. Eliminate rust damage spot on west side bar reach-in beer and glass cooler. Store no items under drip from rust spot inside cooler near refrigeration fan. Eliminate water in beer keg coolers on east side bar. Chlorine test strips must be available at all time. Inspector: Mike Brady.

Mission Nutrition, 3606 W. Sylvania, inspected Jan. 16. There is no sanitizer detected in the three-bay sink. Chlorine sanitizer is used and must be changed out as often as needed to maintain 50 to 100 ppm. Spinach and kale in freezer which has been washed using the three-bay sink. Inspector: Sattler.

Mercy St. Anne Hospital, 3404 W. Sylvania, inspected Jan. 16. Cut melon, cottage cheese, and chicken salad holding above required temperature of 41 degrees or lower. Adjust cold bar unit so that it holds food cold at proper temperature. Limit amount of time food is held out at room temperature during preparation. Inspector: Sattler.

Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe, inspected Jan. 15. Upright cooler holding food above 41 degrees rather than at 41 degrees or below. Food items relocated to main walk-in cooler. Inspector: Stacy Seger.

The Bottom Line, 2053 Starr, inspected Jan. 16. Spray bottles lack proper labeling. Inspector: Brandon Tester.

Idle Time Club, 2044 Genesee, inspected Jan. 17. Hot dogs and other cooked foods lack required seven-day discard date. Date food. Inspector: Tester.

Comfort Inn East, 2930 Navarre, Oregon, inspected Jan. 15. Eggs holding at unsafe temperatures of 117 degrees. Food must be held at 135 degrees or higher to limit bacteria growth. Adjust holding unit or come up with different holding procedure. Re-heat eggs to 165 degrees or discard. Inspector: Tester.

Greater Birmingham V.F.W., 2161 Consaul, inspected Jan. 15. Chemical spray bottle lacks proper labeling of contents’ common names. Inspector: Tester.

Miss Cue, 1720 Reynolds, inspected Jan. 11. Food prep sink is needed if any food is washed or thawed. You may re-plumb three-bay sink or buy pre-washed produce. Inspector: Brady.

Ruby Tuesday, 2915 Glendale, inspected Jan. 10. Unable to locate employee health logs. Fresh handout given, reviewed. Heat strips needed for dish washer. Inspector: Brady.

Little Acapulco, 3333 Airport, inspected Jan. 11. Improper set up of three-bay sink for sanitizing. Reviewed proper method with owner and worker. Inspector: Brady.

Registry Bistro, 144 N. Superior, inspected Jan. 15. Bar hand sink without hand soap or paper towels. To ensure proper hand washing, always stock hand sink with supplies. Hand sanitizer is not an acceptable substitute for hand washing. Inspector: Cipiti.

Toledo Main Street Bar & Grill, 137-141 Main, inspected Jan. 15. Food taken out of freezer without being marked with remaining days left. Practice proper date marking procedures. Corrected. Inspector: Cipiti.

Toledo Food Center, 303 Main, inspected Jan. 15. Small box of chemicals being stored directly above meat trays. To prevent contamination, store these chemicals in a separate place. Corrected. Inspector: Cipiti.

Timbers Bowling Lanes, 1246 Conant, Maumee, inspected Jan. 15. Wet wiping rag sitting out on counter in between use rather than being stored in sanitizer solution. Inspector: Paul Bauman.

McDonald’s, 1727 W. Laskey, inspected Jan. 15. Automatic sanitizer dispensing unit putting quat ammonia concentration in excess of 400 ppm in sanitizer. Have wall mounted unit repaired to property dispense quat sanitizer at 200 ppm. Inspector: Bauman.

Jimmy John’s, 1470 Ford, Maumee, inspected Jan. 14. Wet wiping rags setting out in several locations rather than stored in sanitizer solution. Supply of sanitizer must be set up during hours of operation. Employee filling a drink from beverage dispensing machine, drinking from the open cup in the sandwich prep area, and returning to work with food without changing gloves and washing hands. Employee eating and drinking must be done in a designated area away from food-handling areas. Too, after eating or drinking, employees must wash hands and change gloves before returning to work with food products. Inspector: Bauman.

La Paloma, 1245 Broadway, inspected Jan. 15. Tamales, rice, and salsa in self-service cooler lack proper labeling of ingredient list. Cooked rice and tamales for sale lack required seven-day discard date. Inspector: Susdorf.

El Camino Real, 2500 Sylvania, inspected Jan. 15. Salsa sitting out at 66 degrees. Cold hold food at 41 degrees or lower to prevent bacteria growth. Inspector: Wilke.

Kabob It, 5001 Monroe, inspected Jan. 15. Grape leaves and grape-leaf mixture out in prep area holding 65 to 70 degrees and meat pies and falafel holding above 41 degrees on the serving line. Cold hold such food at 41 degrees or lower. Inspector: Wilke.


Recently inspected food-service operations with no violations:

Elmhurst Elementary School, 4530 Elmhurst.

Samuel M. Jones at Gunckel Park Elementary, 430 Nebraska.

Warren AME - J. Frank Troy Senior Center, 545 Indiana.

Parkcliffe Advance Care, 4201 Parkcliff.

St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns.

Concordia Lutheran Church Preschool, 3636 S. Detroit.

Subway, 1726 W. Laskey.

S T Performing Arts, LLC, d/b/a Stranahan Theatre, 4645 Heatherdowns.

Trotters Tavern, 5131 Heatherdowns.

Little Village Preschool, 1315 Michigan, Maumee.

Plate 21, 3664 Rugby.

Maumee High School, 1147 Saco, Maumee.

Bar 20 & JoJo’s Pizzeria, 1855 S. Reynolds.

Bob Evans, 3025 Glendale.

Wynn Center, 5224 Bayshore, Oregon.

Compass, 2465 Collingwood.

Ms. Cathy’s Daycare, 1722 N. Detroit.

Lincoln Market, 2743 N. Detroit.

Learners for Life Child Development Center, 3750 Monroe.

Feed Lucas County Children, Inc., 1501 Monroe.

Glenwood Elementary School, 2860 Glenwood.

Sylvania Children’s Center, 3421 Talmadge.

Toddler Tech, 4030 Royer.

Toledo Zoo — Main Kitchen, 2700 Broadway.

Toledo Zoo — Employee Kitchen, 2700 Broadway.

Toledo Zoo — Broadway Pavalion, 2700 Broadway.

Toledo Zoo — Patio, 2700 Broadway.

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