At least once a year, every establishment in Niagara County that serves food is inspected by the county Health Department.
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.
686 Club, 524 Walnut St. No critical violations. Three others: Hair of food service worker is improperly restrained (corrected at this time); hot water is not available for upstairs restroom; peeling paint is on kitchen wall upstairs near hall entrance. Inspected March 10.
Happy Times Preschool, 21 Church St. One critical violation: Sandwiches being made without sanitary gloves (gloves will be ordered immediately). Inspected March 17.
The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St. No critical violations. One other: Single service plasticware is improperly stored, with handles not facing in one direction. Inspected March 15.
Lockport Senior Center/Dale Association, 33 Ontario St. No violations. Inspected March 15.
Denny's Restaurant, 5699 S. Transit Road. No critical violations. Two others: Light fixtures on cooler of cook's main line are dirty and need to be cleaned; concentration of sanitizer in bucket is not at proper level. Inspected March 1.
Shero's Country Restaurant, 6676 Lincoln Ave. No violations. Inspected March 14.
Newfane Middle School, 2700 Transit Road. One critical violation: Tartar sauce in condiment table is not properly iced and not at a safe cold temperature (discarded at this time). Inspected March 11.