Lenoir County restaurant ratings from July 5 through Aug. 3

Lenoir County restaurant ratings from July 5 through Aug. 3

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

Harmony Hall Nursing and Rehab

312 Warren Ave., Kinston 28501
Score: 95
Inspection date: 7/5/18
Observations:
Employee sneezed and continued working without washing hands;
Some dishes had food residue on them;
Ham in walk-in (refrigerator) was 56F - must be at or below 45F;
Meat thawing in sink did not have running water over it and was 70F - should not go above 45F during the thawing process;
Several flies in kitchen;
Wet wiping cloths laying on carts and tables - must be kept in sanitizer between uses;
Floors, walls and ceilings need additional cleaning;
Cracked tiles need to be repaired;


Galaxy Skating Center

4010 West Vernon Avenue, Kinston
Score: 94
Inspection date: 7/10/18
Observations: 
No certified food protection manager present - repeat violation;
Sanitizer in spray bottle was too strong;
Hot dog and pizzas were less than 135F - must be at or above 135F;
Bottom and sides of reach-in freezer are rusty;
Ceiling tiles above two-compartment sink are stained and breaking;


Jessie Bell's

106 E. Vernon Ave., Kinston
Score: 96
Inspection date: 7/12/18
Observations:
Raw chicken stored above pork and ground beef in reach-in cooler; stack raw meats according to final cook temps in cold storage;
Baked chicken in warming cabinet was 115F - 120F - must be at or above 135F;
Several flies in kitchen;
Bottom of reach-in freezer needs additional cleaning;
Area where light fixture was (once mounted) left holes and peeling paint;


Jamshack Jamaican Restaurant

1502 North Queen Street, Kinston
Inspection date: 85.5
Observations:
No certified food protection manager present;
Person in charge does not know proper food handling;
Children in kitchen at time of inspection;
Employee did not wash hands upon entering kitchen or when changing tasks;
Hand-sinks in kitchen and restroom did not have hand towels available;
Employee did not know steps to dish washing;
Cabbage and curry goat was less than 135F - must be 135F or better;
Chicken, cheese, oxtail, and rice in walk-in were not date marked;
Oxtail in walk-in had mold on it;
Wet wiping cloths laying on drain boards;
Sanitizer water in wiping cloth bucket was soiled - repeat violation;
Dirty take-out trays stored under well;
Rusty shelving needs to be repaired;
Dishes were being washed in two-compartment prep sink - must be washed in three-compartment dish sink;
No test strips available;
Shelving, inside/outside of equipment, HVAC vents, and food containers need additional cleaning - repeat violation;
No trash cans provided at prep sinks;
Floors, walls and ceilings need additional cleaning;


Subway

2405 North Herritage Street, Kinston
Score: 93.5
Inspection date: 7/13/18
Observations:
No certified food protection manager present;
Person in charge must have Serv-Safe (certification) - repeat violation;
Hand-sink in back room did not have paper towels;
Meatballs in well were 112-146F - ensure all meatballs are reheated to 135F before (being placed) in hot holding;
Ensure all toxic substances are properly labeled;
Wet wiping cloth laying on counter and sanitizer in wiping cloth bucket was not strong enough;
Salad bowls are getting chipped/rough;
Grease trap leaks water on floor when water is drained out of sinks;
Ceiling tiles in kitchen are not smooth and easily cleanable - must be vinyl coated - repeat violation;

 

Falling Creek Service Center

5744 US 70 West, Kinston
Score: 93.5
Inspection date: 7/18/18
Observations:
No certified food protection manager present - person in charge must have Serv-Sage (certification);
String beans in well were 130F - ensure leftovers from day before are reheated to 165F prior to holding;
Fresh and smoked sausage in oven and biscuits (sausage and chicken) in display (case) were less than 135F - must be at or above 135F;
Flies in kitchen;
Wet wiping cloths laying on table;
Water in sanitizer bucket was soiled;
Rear door to ladies room self-closure is broken;


Wendy's

2409 North Herritage Street, Kinston
Score: 94
Inspection date: 7/24/18
Observations:
Food on prep line (and some salads) was above 45F - must be at or below 45F;
Flies in kitchen;
Wet wiping cloths laying on counter and one wiping cloth bucket sanitizer was soiled;
Dishes stacked wet - let dishes air-dry before stacking;
Salad bowls were stored exposed - store inverted or in plastic to prevent contamination;
Carts outside of equipment and refrigerator unit below raw chicken need additional cleaning;
Dumpster lid was open;
Holes in walls and cracked tiles need to be repaired/replaced to keep them smooth and easily cleanable;
Wall and ceiling above and behind lemonade mixers and chili well need additional cleaning;


Norwood's Grocery

5189 NC 55 West, Kinston
Score: 92.5
Observations: 
No certified food protection manager present - person in charge must have Serv-Safe (certification);
Lunch meat in prep unit was not date marked;
Chicken in prep sink did not have water running over it - thaw under running water or in refrigerator;
Employees prepping food without (wearing) hat or hair nets;
No sanitizer in wiping cloth bucket;
Freezers in back are not commercial (certified) - all equipment must be commercially certified;
Bottom of reach-ins, outside of reach-ins, and top of microwave needs additional cleaning;


Herritage Elite

910 North Herritage Street, Kinston
Score: 98
Inspection date: 7/30/18
Observations: 
Employees returned to kitchen and began food prep without washing hands;
Whipped cream in glass door reach-in was 50F - must be 45F or less;
Dumpster door open;


Lenoir County Shrine Club

1558 US 70 East, Kinston
Score: 96
Inspection date: 8/3/18
Observations:
No certified food protection manager present - person in charge must have Serv-Safe (certification);
Fish in reach-in was 48F - must be at or below 45F;
Employees prepping food without beard guards;
Front side of flap in ice machine needs additional cleaning;
Vent above prep sink needs cleaning;
Dumpster missing drain plug;

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