Lenoir County restaurant inspections for June 19 through June 29

Lenoir County restaurant inspections for June 19 through June 29

The following restaurant inspections were conducted by the Lenoir County Health Department:

Hwy 55

2405 Suite J/North Herritage Street, Kinston
Score: 85.5
Inspection date: 6/29
Obseravtions:
No certified food protection manager present;
Front hand sink does not have hot water;
Ice bin needs additional cleaning;
Food in prep unit beside flat top were above 45F - unit needs to be destroyed;
Thermometer was calibrated to 40F - shall be calibrated to 32F;
Live roach seen in back dish room and flies in kitchen;
No sanitizer in wiping cloth bucket;
Cover cups in dispenser to prevent contamination;
Gaskets on refrigeration units and freezer units throughout facility are in disrepair - repeat violation;
Outsides of equipment and insides of refrigeration/freezer units need additional cleaning - repeat violation;
Floor tiles in front of grill and around -3-compartment sink needs to be repaired/replaced;
Floors, walls and ceilings need additional cleaning - repeat violation;
Light guard above lemonade prep area is breaking - needs to be repaired;


Pizza Villa

1400 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston
Score: 94.5
Inspection date: 6/19
Observations:
There must be a certified food protection manager on site all hours of operation;
Sandwich prep unit and salad bar not holding temperature to less than or equal to 45F;
Wiping cloths when stored need to be in proper strength sanitizer;
Inside of some refrigeration units, shelving and inside top of large ice machine need to be cleaned;
Some grout needed in kitchen floors;


Lovicks

320 North Herritage Street, Kinston
Score: 95.5
Inspection date: 6/19
Observations:
Employee was handling shredded cheese with bare hands;
Many flies in kitchen;
Employees prepping food without hats or hair net;
Dishes were stacked wet;
Shelving and bottom of reach-in coolers and freezers need additional cleaning - repeat violation;


Little J's Pizza

2459 US 258 North, Kinston
Score: 96
Inspection date: 6/20
Observations:
All potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food held over 24 hours must be date marked;
Inside of refrigeration units need to be cleaned;
Dumpster needs a drain plug;
Floors and walls in some areas are not easily cleanable;


Chef and The Farmer

120 West Gordon Street, Kinston
Score: 93.5
Inspection date: 6/20/18
Observations:
Hand sinks in bar area and upstairs kitchen did not have hand towels;
Dishes, utensils and baffle in ice machine need additional cleaning;
Several flies in kitchen - need better fly control;
Food stored on the floor in walk-in freezer;
Dishes on rack beside hand sink are in splash zone from hand washing - dishes need to be stored in a clean/dry location - splashguard is not adequate - dirty dishes stored in an area designated for clean utensils - dirty utensils need to be stored in a separate location from clean - clean utensils bing as needed;
Rusty shelving and table legs need to be resurfaced to keep them smooth and easily cleanable - repeat violation;
Trash cans were not provided at hand sinks;


Golden China Buffet

4147 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston
Score: 94
Inspection date: 6/22
Observations:
Floor cleaner in pump sprayer was not labeled;
Food stored on the floor in back walk-in and sugar bin and rice were uncovered in dry storage;
Broken walk-in freezer door in back and gasket on reach-in freezer door is tearing - repeat violation;
Outside of marinater, inside of dish machine doors, work area and ceiling vents need additional cleaning - repeat violation;
Cracked floor tiles and walls in disrepair - repeat violation;
Hood vents need additional cleaning;


King's

405 East New Bern Road, Kinston
Score: 94
Inspection date: 6/22
Observations:
Raw chicken was being breaded on same table that cooked corn bread was on;
Several foods being pulled from cold storage and put in hot holding - when pulled from cold storage foods shall be reheated to 165F using approved methods before placing in hot holding;
Wet wiping cloths lying on tables - shall be kept on sanitizer between uses;
Tea jugs stored on floor;
Rusty shelving and rusty hinges need to be repaired to keep them smooth and easily cleanable - repeat;
Inside of refrigerator units, carts and shelving need additional cleaning;
Broken floor tiles and concrete bowing up in dish room - repeat violation;


Applebee's

4483 US 70 West, Kinston
Score: 97
Inspection date: 6/27
Observations:
Some pans are not properly air drying - ponding on edges;
Shelving and inside of refrigeration units need to be cleaned;
Floor needs to be cleaned;
Floor needs grout in some areas;


Baron and The Beef

1631 US 70 East, Kinston
Score: 96.5
Inspection date: 6/27
Observations:
Meatballs in walk-in were 45-50F;
Meatballs were not cooled properly - use ice baths and or shallow pans to cool food;
Gasket on reach-in cooler is tearing and needs to be replaced - replace front guard on ice machine ASAP;
Vents, shelving and baked potato drawers need additional cleaning - repeat violation;
Hole in front of dumpster;
Baseboard is pulling off wall under sink next to dish machine;
Walls around dish machine and under sink next to it need additional cleaning;


Sabor Modern Latin Cuisine

108-A West North Street, Kinston
Score: 94
Inspection date: 6/28
Observations:
Restaurant did not have health policy in place;
Dish machine was not sanitizing strong enough;
Middle creole sauce was 48F - potentially hazardous food shall be cooled from 135F to 70F in two hours and from 70F to 45F or less in 4 hours for a total of 6 hours;
Several flies and gnats in bar area;
Dishes were stacked wet;
Dispensing utensils stored in bin with food contact surface up - store inverted to prevent contamination;
Styrofoam coolers being reused for food storage;
Hand sinks/faucets need additional cleaning;
Beats and bangs on walls - keep walls in good repair;


The Boiler Room

108-B North Street, Kinston
Score: 95.5
Inspection date: 6/28
Observations:
Dish machine was not sanitizing properly - sanitizer hose was cracked;
Oysters, tomatoes and cooked chicken in prep units were above 45F - ensure that all potentially hazardous food is at 45F - greens to be fried were left out on table;
Chip bin under prep table was left uncovered;
No trash cans provided at hand sinks;


Mother Earth Brewing

311 North Herritage Street, Kinston
Score: 98
Inspection date: 6/29
Observations:
There must be a certified food protection manager on site during all hours of operation;


 

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