The following are the results of inspections conducted through the end of January by the Arkansas Department of Health. The Ash Flat office conducts inspections in Sharp, Fulton and Izard counties.
Cimarron Restaurant: 63 Hwy. 62/412, Ash Flat. Date of inspection, Jan. 9, 10:48 a.m. Follow-up inspection. Corrective action needed: Waitress refrigerator is not maintaining foods at 41 degrees or below -- Repeat; Ice scoop is not stored on a sanitary surface -- Repeat; Prepared foods are not being labeled with name and date of prep -- Repeat. This is the second time the above items have been observed at this establishment. A third inspection will be performed on Jan. 16. These items should be corrected by this time. Unidentifiable brown substance in unlabeled jar not approved for use in food service.
Mr. Fuel: 28 Hwy 62/412, Ash Flat. Date of inspection, Jan. 9, 11:16 a.m. Routine inspection. Corrective action needed: Children should not be held by employees that have contact with food; Do not place buckets on towels. Buckets used to dispense ice; Vacuum break needed for hose in sink; hand sink should remain accessible at all times; Tomatoes once sliced are PHF and should be maintained at 41 degrees or below. PHF means potentially hazardous foods; Pizza, Chicken, etc., should be held at 135 degrees or above; Provide thermometers in hot hold facilities; Wiping cloths should be stored in satinizer solution equal to 50-100 ppm bleach when not in use. Note: Discussed the origin of foods and raw shell eggs. Reminded manager that all food is to be prepared at this facility or from another approved source.
Dollar General: Ash Flat. Date of inspection Jan. 9, 1:15 p.m. Corrective action needed: Canned goods with missing labels should not be sold at retail.
Rays Fish House: 607 N. Main, Cave City. Date of inspection Jan. 12, 11:18 a.m. Corrective action needed: Pan used to store utensils above oven should be cleaned daily; Clean vent hood filters; Foods should be covered when stored in walk-in cooler; Foods prepared and stored for more than 24 hours should be labeled with name and date of preparation; Hand sink in kitchen should be supplied with paper towels; Do not store unprotected light bulbs above foods.
Dollar General: 418 N Main, Cave City. Date of inspection Jan. 12, 1 p.m. No violations observed at time of inspection.
From the Beginning: 401 S. Main, Cave City. Date of inspection Jan. 12, 11 a.m. Corrective action needed: Hand wash sink should remain accessible at all times; Store potatoes off floor 6 inches.
Flash Market 43: Hwy. 167N, Cave City. Date of inspection Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m. Corrective action needed: Do not store utensils on towels -- knife on wet towel; Employee drinks need lids and straws; need shielded lights in kitchen; Store wiping cloths in sanitizer solution equal to 50-100 ppm when not in use; Repair dipper well -- duct tape is loose and floating.
Senor Carlos: 72 Hwy. 62/412, Ash Flat. Date of inspection: Jan. 13, 2 p.m. Corrective action needed: Scoops without handles should not be stored in dry wood containers; Ice should be maintained equal to product level to ensure temp of 41 degrees or below is maintained; Rice should be maintained at 135 degrees or above; Microwave needs more cleaning; Provide soap and paper towels at hand sink in kitchen; Store scoops handle up in dry goods; Label all dry good containers; Do not store raw shrimp in plastic grocery bags -- food grade bags only; Wiping cloths should be stored in sanitizer equal to 50-100 ppm bleach when not in use; Items prepared and stored for more than 24 hours should be labeled with name and date of prep; Utility sink should remain accessible and used to dispose of mop water -- not used as storage; unlabeled white powder in plastic bags appears to be drain cleaner, should be labeled; Store onions off floor of storage shed 6 inches.
China Garden: 2002 Hwy. 62, Hardy. Date of inspection Jan. 13, 1 p.m. Corrective action needed: Scoops without handles should not be in dry goods -- repeat; hand sink in kitchen must remain accessible and used for hands only; Label all dry good containers; Employee drinks need lids and straws; Store wiping cloths in sanitizer when not in use; Clean vent hood; Change water frequently in 3 comp sink -- brown, numerous food particles; Raw fish being stored above fresh vegetables in walk-in cooler; Do not store chemicals (Lye) above food prep areas; Store food off floor of walk-in freezer; Store ice scoop handle up in ice at soda fountains; Maintain foods on salad bar at 41 degrees or below; Do not store foods above level of pan in salad bar, adequate temperature control cannot be maintained; Store ice scoop for ice machine on sanitized surface.
From The Beginning: 120 Nix Road, Ash Flat. Date of inspection Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m. Corrective action needed: Need chlorine test strips for sanitizer solutions maintain between 50-100 ppm.
Highland Health Mart: 3147 Hwy. 62, Hardy. Date of inspection Jan. 16, 12:30 p.m. Corrective action needed: Dry goods bought in bulk should have name of source (brand), weight, nutritional information, ingredients; Raw shell eggs are potentially hazardous and should be maintained at 45 degrees or below other potentially hazardus fooods should be maintained at 41 degrees or below; Hand sink should remain clean and used for hand washing only; Need an approved kitchen to sell homemade noodles.
Alco Discount: 607 Highland Square, Hardy. Date of inspection Jan. 16, noon. No violations observed at time of inspection.
Down Home Country Kitchen: 175 Hwy. 63, Hardy. Follow-up inspection Jan. 16, 1:20 p.m. Violations observed in previous inspection have been corrected at time of inspection.
Meachams: Hwy. 62, Ash Flat. Date of inspection Jan. 16, 3:15 p.m. Complaint states they have witnessed the following: Food dropped on the floor, picked up and served to customers; Place steaks on an unclean skillet lid until ready to serve; Serve boxes of pork chops that smelled old and had been in refrigerator for several weeks. Stated pork chops were washed prior to cooking; Place raw fish and chicken on dirty table prior to breading and cooking; (5) Keep raw shell eggs on floor and not under refrigeration; (6) Mr. Meacham smoking cigarettes while cooking; Numerous items stored uncovered; Knives stored between grill and cooler in crack; Ham stored on the floor; Hamburger, bacon stored at room temperature (thawing); Raw fish stored above uncovered soup, raw shrimp stored above parsley; Utensils stored on towels; Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer. Specific items in complaint not observed at time of inspection. However items 5 and 6 have been noted in previous inspections and other critical violations observed during this inspection.
Naleens Candies: 2433 Hwy. 62, Hardy. Date of inspection Jan. 20, 12:30. No violations observed at time of inspection.
Williford School: College St., Williford. Date of inspection Jan. 20, 11 a.m. Corrective action needed: Hair restraints are required to be worn at all times by food handlers.
Kopper Kettle: 3564 Hwy. 62, Hardy. Date of inspection Jan. 20, 12:50 p.m. Corrective action needed: Dumpsters required to have lids and remain closed; Wiping cloths should be stored in satinizer of 50 ppm bleach or equivalent when not in use; Lower temp of prep cooler to maintain foods at 41 degrees or below; Need scoops with handles for dispensing dry goods (foam cup in bread crumbs); Additional cleaning needed on meat slicer; The 3 compartment sink should be used to wash, rinse and sanitize; Tongs should be provided for all items in salad bar; Additional cleaning needed in grill area, beneath and surfaces; Grease should be dumped in an approved grease receptacle.
Pizza Inn of Melbourne: Hwy. 9 N, Melbourne. Date of inspection Jan. 21. Complaint states witnessed a mouse in facility; Owner admitted to mice and that he had set out sticky traps; Advised owner to contact exterminator and to provide proof of inspection to health department.
Mr. Fuel: 28 Hwy. 62/412, Ash Flat. Follow-up inspection date Jan. 23, 1:15 p.m. Vacuum breaker required on hose in 3 comp sink. Vacuum breaker has been purchased and is on site. Employee unsure of proper installation; advised manager where to install. Other critical and non-critical violations observed in previous inspection have been corrected at the time of inspection.
McDonalds of Ash Flat: Hwy. 62/412, Ash Flat. Follow-up inspection Jan. 26. Hot water has been corrected at time of inspection. Managers have implemented policies concerning hand washing and personal cleanliness.