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Restaurant Inspections: China Garden Dinged for Soap, Water Violations

Plus, the inspector visits Bento Sushi Bar, Hunan Kitchen, Sweet Tomatoes and more.

Each week, Florissant Patch publishes information from the local restaurant inspections of St. Louis County Department of Health as well as their grade.

Here are some of the latest restaurant inspections from the past 90 days:

China Garden
Address:
2963 Patterson Rd., Florissant
Date of Inspection: Dec. 13
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 99-A
Comments: There were no hand-drying towels or soap accessible at the hand sink. Violation corrected when employee provided soap and paper towels at the sink. Hot water has no pressure or continuous stream of water flow when turned on in prep sink. Employee explained that water is turned off from below the prep sink when not in use to stop the sink form leaking. The hand sink will be repaired to operate properly.

Bento Sushi Bar
Address:
222 N. Hwy. 67, Florissant
Date of Inspection: Dec. 26
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 4
Grade: 100-A
Comments: No violations noted.

Hunan Kitchen
Address:
6162 Howdershell Rd., Hazelwood
Date of Inspection: Dec. 31
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 3
Grade: 99-A
Comments: Sanitizer solution in sanitizer bucket high. Manual and mechanic warewashing sanitizers shall remain between 50 and 110ppm for chlorine. Corrected on site. Observed two spray bottle/cans of household insecticide above handwashing sink in kitchen. The use of pesticides (household) is restricted and shall be removed. All foods in freezers and walk-in coolers shall be date marked. Provide proof of Hep A vaccinations on all food handlers. Food storage containers shall be commonly identified. Observed cooking oil in dishwashing bottle with no label. All foods in plastic shopping bags in freezer and walk-in coolers shall be removed. Food shall not be contaminated by any other source. Test strips for testing sanitizing solution shall be provided. Spray nozzle hanging below flood rim in kitchen. Backflow prevention device or air gap shall be provided on plumbing fixtures as required. Corrected on site. Physical facilities shall be maintained in good repair and cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Clean and organize kitchen shelves. Repair seal strip on freezer door in back of kitchen by back door. All violations need to be corrected by follow-up inspection on Jan. 10.

Haagen Dazs
Address:
5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd., Hazelwood
Date of Inspection: Oct. 11
Type of Inspection: Follow-up
Risk Factor: 1
Grade: 99-A
Comments: Previous violations corrected. Proper sanitizer concentration provided. Soap provided.  

Taco Bell #643
Address:
2024 McKelvey Rd., Maryland Heights
Date of Inspection: Oct. 29
Type of Inspection: Opening
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 100-A
Comments: No violations were observed during this inspection.

Tony’s Donuts
Address:
12218 McKelvey Rd., Maryland Heights
Date of Inspection: Jan. 8
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 1
Grade: 100-A
Comments: No violations noted.

Zang Chi
Address:
733 N. New Ballas Rd., Creve Coeur
Date of Inspection: Jan. 11
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 99-A
Comments: Need to have soap at hand sink. Raw beef over cooked rice in walk-in. Debris in bottom of reach-in cooler.

Sweet Tomatoes
Address:
10401 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur
Date of Inspection: Oct. 18
Type of Inspection: Routine
Risk Factor: 2
Grade: 99-A
Comments: Hand towels not properly stored. Corrected by removal. No thermometer in walk-in cooler. Corrected. Discarded damaged food container in walk-in. Open electrical box. Vent in kitchen has debris. Floor damage in kitchen.

 

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