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April 22, 2013

RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: April 22, 2013

TERRE HAUTE — April 1-5

La Isla Mexican Restaurant, 1559 Fort Harrison Road (3 Critical, 3 Non-Critical) Container of rice found at 130 degrees, not cooled within time limit (discarded); table-mounted can opener found with debris; spray bottles containing toxic substance not labeled.

Fazoli’s, 2930 S. Third St. (2 Critical, 3 Non-Critical) Debris found on drive-through and lobby soda fountain nozzles; no sanitizer measured in several wiping cloth buckets.

The Smoothie Hut Café & Oasis, 1800 N. Fruitridge Ave. (2 Critical, 2 Non-Critical) No proof of certified food handler; handwash sink blocked by rolling food cart.

China Garden, 1353 Wabash Ave. (2 Critical, 2 Non-Critical) Found serving tray and plastic container in both handwash sinks; raw eggs found stored over bags of onions and carrots in walk-in cooler.

Clarion, 3053 S. U.S. 41 (1 Critical, 4 Non-Critical) Sausage gravy in refrigerator not date marked.

The Bush Family Restaurant, 932 Locust St. (1 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) No sanitizer measured in dishwasher.

Taco Casita, 2201 S. Third St. (1 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) Debris found inside ice machine.

Moon Dawg Lounge, 408 W. National Ave., West Terre Haute (1 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) Certified food handler expired.

Marathon Express Mart #6, 2455 Lafayette Ave. (1 Critical, 1 Non-Critical) Sandwiches in warmer not time marked to discard in four hours.

Jonesey’s Eastside Diner, 8775 Wabash Ave. (1 Critical) No sanitizer measured in dishwasher.

Casey’s General Store, 3266 N. 25th St. (1 Critical) Sausage gravy incorrectly date marked.

Illiana Lounge & Pizzeria, 925 W. National Ave., West Terre Haute (3 Non-Critical)

Vigo County Jail - Canteen Services Inc., 201 Cherry St. (3 Non-Critical)

Fast Max Sunoco, 2219 Lafayette Ave., (2 Non-Critical)

Reiser’s, 826 W. Johnson Drive (1 Non-Critical)

Fontanet Tavern, 11150 Gallagher Road (1 Non-Critical)

Grand Traverse Pie Co., 75 N. Third St. (1 Non-Critical)

Establishments

With No Violations

Family Dollar No. 2332, 1128 Locust St.

Family Dollar Store No. 3890, 7 Plaza North

Maryvale Housing WCIEDD, 3461 St. Mary's Road

The Original Green Acres, 7093 Rosedale Road

Dollar General, 979 Poplar St.

Travelodge, 530 S. Third St.

Hulman Links 19th Hole, 900 N. Chamberlain St.

Rea Park, 3500 S. Seventh St.

Dollar General No. 2569, 1168 Lafayette Ave.

Follow-up Inspections

Penn Station, 3642 S. U.S. 41 (No violations)

 

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