October Restaurant Inspections

The information below was compiled from reports of the health departments of Bartholomew and Johnson counties. Critical violations may expose customers to illnesses and typically must be corrected immediately or within days. Noncritical violations, if not corrected, could lead to critical violations or make critical violations more likely to occur. Noncritical violations typically do not have to be corrected until the next inspection.

Yes Cinema

328 Jackson St., Columbus

Oct. 7

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: 7

Clifty Creek Golf Course

12000 E. County Road 265N, Hope

Oct. 7

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: 3

Meyer’s Grocery Inc.

8031 S. State Road 58, Columbus

Oct. 8

Critical violations: 1

Ambient average temperature on deli display case was measured at 45 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit. The food provided inside the display case also measured between 45 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit. The display case must not be used until such time as it can maintain food at proper temperatures.

Noncritical violations: 11

Whitt’s Pizza

407 Washington St., Hope

Oct. 8

Critical violations: 1

Potentially hazardous foods must be maintained at proper temperature. This includes hot foods at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above and cold foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Ham at the pizza making table was measured at 51 degrees Fahrenheit.

Noncritical violations: 8

Soups By Design

424 Washington St., Columbus

Oct. 8

Critical violations: 1

Hand washing sinks must be kept clean. The hand washing sink in the kitchen is soiled with an accumulation of dried-on food particles.

Noncritical violations: 11

Papa’s Third Street Deli

228 Chestnut St., Columbus

Oct. 8

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: 12

4th Street Bar and Grill

433 Fourth St., Columbus

Oct. 9

Critical violations: 1

Working containers of toxic items must be labeled with the common name of their contents. A spray bottle of cleaning agent not properly labeled.

Noncritical violations: 14

Noble Roman’s

2995 N. National Road, Columbus

Oct. 12

Critical violations: 7

Diced ham measured at 53 degrees Fahrenheit and shredded cheese measured at 50 degrees Fahrenheit in top portion of reach-in food prep cooler at front service area. Food prep area cooler shall be only used with ice as coolant in top portion of cooler to maintain top food product temperature below 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Potentially hazardous food items shall not be stored in bottom portion of reach-in food prep cooler. Raw broccoli molded at self-service salad bar container in dining area. Food shall be in sound condition and safe. Cooked small pan one size pizza measured at 121 degrees Fahrenheit at hot holding unit next to drive through window. Food items shall be labeled of time food was taken from temperature control to be consumed or discarded within four hours. Written procedures for employees to use time as public health control is required. Flat baking pans for breadsticks in the walk-in cooler were soiled with baked-on food product. Automatic dish machine was not dispensing sanitizer to sanitize dishwasher at the time of inspection. Hand washing sink next to ice machine in the front food prep area had been removed from wall. It shall be replaced/reinstalled to provide convenient accessible hand washing to front food prep area. Hand washing sink next to drive through area not operational at time of inspection.

Noncritical violations: 7

MS Food Mart

11700 U.S. 31 North, Edinburgh

Oct. 12

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: 4

Burger King

10385 U.S. 31 North, Taylorsville

Oct. 12

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: 1

Dairy Queen

616 Third St., Columbus

Oct. 12

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: 4

Clarion Hotel Conference Center

2480 Jonathon Moore Pike, Columbus

Oct. 13

Critical violations: 3

An employee drink, in an open container, stored in the food prep area. Potentially hazardous foods prepared and held refrigerated for more than 24 hours must be clearly labeled with the date the product is to be consumed or discarded. Foods in walk-in cooler No. 1, walk-in cooler No. 2 and in the under counter reach-in cooler are not date labeled. Hand washing sinks must be kept clean at all times. The hand washing sink in the dish washing area had a cherry tomato and other debris in it. The hand washing sink by the fryer is soiled with food debris.

Noncritical violations: 15

Mumbai Grill 2

1629 N. National Road, Columbus

Oct. 13

Critical violations: None

The critical items from the last inspection had been corrected at this time.

Noncritical violations: None

Taqueria Sabor de la Vida

2436 Cottrell Ave., Columbus

Oct. 13

Critical violations: None

Only the critical violations noted on that inspection were checked for compliance. The critical violations had been corrected.

Noncritical violations: None

Casey’s General Store

415 S. Gladstone Ave., Columbus

Oct. 13

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: 2

Bartholomew County Youth Services

2350 Illinois St., Columbus

Oct. 13

Critical violations: 1

Unlabeled product in spray bottle in hand washing area.

Noncritical violations: None

Meyer’s Grocery Inc.

6031 S. State Road 58, Columbus

Oct. 14

Critical violations: None

All critical violations noted on the inspection of Oct. 8 have been corrected.

Noncritical violations: None

E. Sushi

3820 25th St., Columbus

Oct. 14

Critical violations: 2

Wares and utensils not being sanitized at dish machine in ware-washing area. Chemical sanitizer is empty. Hand washing sinks in food prep area and front sushi prep counter soiled with food debris. Hand washing sinks to remain clean and not be used for disposal.

Noncritical violations: None

Parkside Elementary School

1400 Parkside Drive, Columbus

Oct. 15

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: None

National Marathon

3101 N. National Road, Columbus

Oct. 15

Critical violations: 1

Pop dispenser nozzles and machine need cleaned and sanitized along with machine. Slush machine needs sanitized.

Noncritical violations: 4  

Author photo
Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at kevener@therepublic.com or 812-379-5633.