At least once a year, the Niagara County Health Department inspects every establishment in the county that serves food.
Those considered high-risk -- because they serve children or the elderly, or serve foods that require a lot of processing, or are prepared hours or days before serving -- are inspected at least twice a year.
Exemplary establishments receive no rating. Violations are classified as critical problems that could lead to food-borne illness, which must be remedied immediately, or problems involving sanitation, design, maintenance and cleanliness, which must be corrected by the inspector's next visit.
Pekin Fire Company, 3024 Upper Mountain Road. No violations. Nonoperational inspection Oct. 6.
Masonic Temple Association, 1 Cottage St. No critical violations. One other: two utensils found in drawer with painted handles, removed at this time. Inspected Oct. 7.
Pleasant Valley Tavern, 167 Van Buren St. One critical violation: gloves not used when employee was putting onions on salad, salad discarded at this time. One other: lettuce in cooler covered with cloth needs to be covered with food grade covering. Inspected Oct. 6.
Brewhaus Coffee and Cafe, 112 Chestnut St. No violations. Initial inspection Sept. 29.
Ascension Campus/North Tonawanda Catholic School, 75 Keil St. No violations. Inspected Oct. 8.
Bonnie's, 248 Oliver St. One critical violation: Accurate food-testing thermometer needed to evaluate hot and cold temperatures, corrected at this time. One other: Thermometer needed in refrigerator. Inspected Oct. 13.
Tim Hortons, 748 Niagara Falls Blvd. No critical violations. Two others: Ice scoop improperly stored in ice machine (corrected at this time); muffins in walk-in-cooler are not covered (corrected at this time). Inspected Oct. 14.
Partners Pub, 756 Oliver St. No violations. Inspected Oct. 5.
Our Lady of Czestochowa Campus/North Tonawanda Catholic School, 57 Center Ave. No violations. Inspected Oct. 5.
Maziarz Pizza, 313 Payne Ave. No critical violations. Three others: coving needed on outside walls and some walls still need to be painted; hot water at handwashing sink is not on, will be on later today; paper towels and dispenser needed at handwashing sink and thermometer needed to monitor hot and cold temperatures. Inspected Oct. 4.
G'Z Family Dining, 775 Oliver St. No critical violations. Two others: paper towel dispenser needed at handwashing station; light shield needed for dry storage and walls need to be easily cleanable. Inspected Oct. 1.
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Subway Store, 1900 Military Road. No critical violations. Two others: Case of milk is improperly stored on cooler floor; some food debris is on walk-in cooler floor and needs to be cleaned. Inspected Oct. 12.
Children's Depot, 2759 Military Road. One critical violation: Food worker did not wash hands before putting on gloves for food preparation (corrected at this time). Three others: Clean and sanitized cups are improperly stacked, allowing bare-hand contact with insides of cups and not allowing for proper drying to occur; shelf surfaces are not smooth and easily cleanable; light fixture needs to be shielded in food prep area. Inspected Oct. 6.
Niagara County Head Start/Niagara Falls Center, 1112 South Ave. No violations. Inspected Oct. 13.
Dueger's Tenowan Grill, 1001 Niagara St. No violations. Inspected Oct. 12.
Lou's Lounge, 504 Cayuga Drive. No violations. Inspected Oct. 11.
Pizza Oven, 1903 Niagara St. No critical violations. Two others: Flies present in establishment; doors propped open for air circulation are letting in flies. Inspected Oct. 7.
Cup and Saucer Family Eatery, 6606 Ridge Road. No critical violations. Four others: paper towels needed in men's restroom; handwashing sink needs soap, paper towels and employee handwashing sign; light shield needed for all fluorescent lights in food prep area; storeroom floor is not easily cleanable. Initial inspection Oct. 4.
Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, 5442 Tonawanda Creek Road. No violations. Nonoperational inspection Oct. 4.
Middleport United Methodist Church, 9 Park Ave. No violations. Nonoperational inspection Oct. 6.
Gasport Elementary School, Orchard Place. No critical violations. Two others: covered receptacle needed for ladies' restroom; ladies' restroom door is propped open, corrected at this time. Inspected Oct. 14.
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 1726 Quaker Road. No critical violations. One other: hot water needed at both ladies and mens restrooms. Inspected Oct. 6.