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.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4171 Townline Road. No violations. Inspected March 8.
Hope United Methodist Church, 2914 Upper Mountain Road. No critical violations. One other: Refrigerator needs thermometer. Inspected March 9.
United Baptist-Christian Church, 4800 Creek Road. No violations. Inspected March 9.
Niagara Falls County Club, 505 Mountain View Drive. No violations. Inspected March 7.
Park Place Restaurant, 5989 Main St. One critical violation: Gallon of vinegar is improperly stored near oven, and grill cleaner under grill area (corrected at this time). Inspected March 8.
Newfane Senior High School, 1 Panther Drive. No critical violations. Two others: Tin recycling bin is dirty; tray of Jell-O on top of line and Styrofoam containers of salad are not protected from public (corrected at this time). Inspected March 9.
Newfane Elementary School, 2909 Transit Road. One critical violation: Some foods in hot holding unit are not at safe hot temperatures (foods reheated and corrected at this time). Inspected March 9.
Meals on Wheels, 1920 18th St. No critical violations. One other: Case of cabbage is improperly on dry storage floor. Inspected March 10.
Gene's Restaurant, 1364 Pierce Ave. No critical violations. One other: Smoking at bar with ashtray. Inspected March 1.
Goodfella's Pizzeria, 745 W. Market St. No critical violations. One other: Single service towels not available at hand-washing sink. Inspected March 3.
Subway, 2608 Pine Ave. No violations. Inspected March 4.
Third Street Tap Room, 439 Third St. No critical violations. Two others: Women's restroom floor needs to be replaced; mens' restroom door needs self-closing device repaired or replaced. Inspected March 2.
Delta Sonic/Subway Sandwiches, 7920 Niagara Falls Blvd. No violations. Inspected March 3.
Denny's-Holiday Inn, 231 Third St. No critical violations. One other: Employee restroom needs closed covered receptacle. Inspected March 8.
Doc's Sports Bar, 8601 Niagara Falls Blvd. No violations. Inspected March 4.
Holiday Inn Select, 300 Third St. Two critical violations: Food service worker cutting raw vegetables without sanitary gloves to eliminate bare hand contact, gloves are put on and vegetables are rewashed at this time; tomato juice is found in original, opened container in bar cooler, discarded at this time. Three others: Single service towels missing from various handwashing sinks; boxes of food are improperly stored on walk-in freezer floor; slight dust buildup around fan units and light fixture in produce cooler. Inspected March 18.
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Power City Lodge 158, 2288 Delaware Ave. No violations. Inspected March 3.
Pita Gourmet, 1930 Military Road. One critical violation: Accurate food testing thermometer not available to monitor food temperatures during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding (thermometer recalibrated at this time). One other: Cooler gaskets are in disrepair. Inspected Feb. 28.
LaSalle Sportsman's Club, 2445 Tuscarora Road. No violations. Inspected March 4.
Pine Hill Coffee Service Mobile Unit 39, S-3538 California Road, Orchard Park. Two critical violations: No food testing thermometer available to evaluate food holding temperatures; sandwiches are not at proper hot holding temperature, oven needs to be repaired. One other: Thermometers needed to monitor cold holding temperatures. Inspected March 17. Pine Hill Coffee Service Mobile Units 18, 36, 38; no violations.
China Wok, 983 Payne Ave. No critical violation. Two others: Some foods in walk-in cooler are not covered; gallon bottles of cooking wine are not labeled for contents (corrected at this time). Inspected March 7.
Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St. No violations. Nonoperational inspection March 8.
Lou's Restaurant, 73 Webster St. No critical violations. Three others: Dust accumulation on inside of ice machine; light shields needed in downstairs food storage areas; large chest freezer at bottom of stairs has gasket in disrepair. Inspected March 16.
Frey's Frosty Treat, 6186 S. Transit Road. No violations. Inspected March 4.
Debbi's Boulevard Cafe, 3386 Niagara Falls Blvd. One critical violation: Two bottles of degreaser fluid improperly stored in cabinet with spices, corrected at this time. One other: Some kitchen cooler shelves have dust accumulation. Inspected March 24.
The Corner Cafe, 295 Young St. No critical violations. Three others: Some kitchen walls are not easily cleanable; floor near three-bay sink is not easily cleanable; women's restroom needs closed covered receptacle. Inspected March 23.