Establishments again struggle as December restaurant-food inspections record low scores, multitude of violations

The Grayson County Health Center has released its restaurant/food inspection results for the month of December.

The rating score of the establishment is determined by subtracting weighted point values of noted violations from 100, according to officials. Unannounced inspections observe the overall operation, including food source and protection; personnel; food equipment and utensils; maintenance of water and sewage systems; garbage and refuse disposal; insect, rodent and animal control; and storage of toxic items, among others.

Critical violations, four and five points in weight, are items, which if uncorrected, carry the potential to be an imminent threat to the public’s health. These items must be corrected in a time designated by the health department not to exceed 10 days.

December’s inspections were primarily follow-up inspections after several poor scores were recorded during November’s inspections. The results of those follow-up inspections showed only marginal improvement, as several establishments posted well over 20 violations, and in some instances, Rough River State Park Lodge for example, recorded 35 violations on a follow-up inspection.

Speedy Mart’s inspection results were also abysmal, with the store posting a food score of 88 in November (23 violations), followed-up with a score of 92 (19 violations). A second follow-up inspection produced a score of 96 (17 violations).

Robbie’s Quick Stop, with a food inspection score of 81 in November (20 violations), and followed-up with an 86 (16 violations), underwent a second follow-up and posted an 88 (15 violations).

(Click here to access November’s restaurant-food inspection results)

The full inspection results for the month of December:

Crossroads Market (follow-up after posting an 84 food score in November’s inspection): Food score 93; Retail score 98 – Food violations: Three-compartment sink set-up incorrectly, no sanitizer bucket set-up, no sanitizer in prep area (corrected), food product out of date (corrected), no consumer advisory posted in prep area (corrected), single service items not property stored, small fan unclean, fan grilles unclean in units, top of units unclean, bare wood and wall behind hand sink, no splash guard on hand sink, container in sink and for utensils in poor repair, hand sink faucet leading in prep area, no hot water in establishment (corrected), riser lid on septic tank in poor repair, concrete lid missing from septic tank, large concrete water unit lid missing (corrected), no mop sink installed in establishment, no hand washing sign in restroom, restroom door not self-closing. Retail violations: Ice spout unclean on drink machine, top of units unclean, bench seating in poor repair.

Rough River State Park Lodge (follow-up after posting an 87 food score in November’s inspection): Food score 92 – Violations: Clean equipment and utensils not properly stored, containers unclean, ice bin container inverted, ice scoop and its container unclean, tracks and fan grilles on cold units unclean, bare wood shelves and in poor repair, drink mix area unclean, can opener unclean, lids on ice bins unclean, knife racks unclean, dicer in poor repair, slicer unclean, gaskets on cold units throughout unclean, mobile bar unit unclean, shelves throughout unclean, a few knives and plates in poor repair, shelves throughout prep area rusted, rusted shelves in poor repair, fan in prep area unclean, gaskets in poor repair, no hot water in restrooms, no hot water in prep area, no hot water in dining area, toilet in storage area needs to be removed and capped off or fixed and repaired, toilet facilities in back area in poor repair, soap dispenser missing, wall tiles in poor repair, no lids on feminine trash cans, no towels in dispenser, no toilet paper, towel dispenser at hand sink in poor repair, soap dispenser at hand sink in poor repair, ceiling vents and tiles unclean, some wall areas unclean.

Little Caesars: Food score 93 – Violations: Pepsi storage area and storage beside prep area very unclean, single service items not properly stored, single service containers unclean, can opener/holder unclean, spray nozzle unclean shelves throughout unclean, top of units unclean, large pizza oven unclean, fan grilles unclean, gaskets on cooler throughout in poor repair, siding on cooler unclean, utensil containers unclean, multiple surfaces throughout unclean, build-up, faucet at three-compartment sink in poor repair (leaking), floors unclean, tiles in poor repair, wall trim in poor repair or missing, walls unclean throughout, door sweep on back door in poor repair.

Little Caesars (follow-up): Food score 95 – Violations: Single-service items not properly stored, single-service containers unclean, can opener unclean, can opener hold unclean, rounder unclean, spray nozzle unclean, shelves throughout unclean, top of units unclean, large pizza oven unclean, fan grilles unclean, gaskets on coolers throughout in poor repair, siding on coolers unclean, utensil container unclean, multiple surfaces throughout unclean (build-up), faucet on three-compartment sink in poor repair (leaking), floors unclean, tiles in poor repair, wall trim in poor repair or missing, walls unclean throughout, door sweep on back door in poor repair (torn).

Robbie’s Quick Stop: (second follow-up since November after posting an 81 food score in initial inspection, followed-up with a food score of 86): Food score 88; Retail score 95 – Food violations: No person in charge at time of inspection, no towel dispenser at hand sink in prep area, food in freezer in game room not properly secured, sanitizer bucket too strong, wiping cloths not properly used in prep area, no hand washing sign at hand sink, inside cooler unclean, cutting board in poor repair, gaskets torn on cold unit, cold unit leaking in prep area, three-compartment sink leaking in prep area, no soap in men’s restroom, no trash can for feminine products in women’s restroom, floors unclean, no divider between hand sink and three-compartment sink. Retail violations: Ice spout unclean, bare wood shelves unpainted, freezer has heavy ice build-up and fan grilles on units in coolers unclean, no back-flow preventer on mop sink, floors unclean in back area.

Speedy Mart (follow-up after posting a food score of 88 and retail score of 92 in November): Food score 92; Retail score 97 – Food violations: Large containers of products not properly labeled, utensils in drawers not properly stored, pizza units unclean, pad on roller for pizza in poor repair, slicer unclean, large containers unclean, cardboard used to line shelves, mixer unclean, small coolers unclean, milk shake cooler unclean, vent hood unclean, microwave unclean, bare wood shelves and shelf paper in poor repair, hot cases unclean, ice spout unclean, fan in prep area unclean, toaster and surrounding areas unclean, fence not properly secured around lagoon in back area, evidence of rodents in prep area. Retail violations: Bags of ice not properly labeled, single-service items not properly stored, stir stix not individually wrapped, window on store in poor repair (broken).

Speedy Mart (follow-up inspection after posting a food score of 92 on previous follow-up inspection listed above): Food score 96 – Violations: Large containers of products not properly labeled, utensils in drawers not properly stored, pizza units unclean, pad on roller for pizza in poor repair, slicer unclean, large containers unclean, cardboard used to line shelves, mixer unclean, small coolers unclean, milk shake cooler unclean, vent hood unclean, microwave unclean, bare wood shelves and shelf paper in poor repair, hot cases unclean, ice spout unclean, fan in prep area unclean, toaster and surrounding area unclean.

Bee Hive Homes: Food score 90 – Violations: Dented can in prep area (corrected), sanitizer too strong in wiping cloth bucket (corrected), no consumer advisory posted in prep area (corrected), re-use of single-service items in prep area, knife container in poor repair, microwave unclean, can opener holder unclean, paint peeling on edges inside cabinets. Follow-up score 97.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k105.com