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.
Niagara County Community College Athletic Department Snack Bar, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road. No violations. Inspected Oct. 15.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 3229 Upper Mountain Road. No violations. Inspected Nov. 28.
Cup and Saucer Family Eatery, 7790 Ridge Road. No critical violations. Four others: Light in back of kitchen does not work, and light in beverage air refrigerator does not work; fryer is leaking oil; walk-in cooler condenser leaks water, which is on the floor; no proper hair restraints. Inspected Nov. 21.
Model City Inn, 4699 Model City Road. No violations. Inspected Oct 17.
New Main Moon Buffet, 56 Main St. Two critical violations: Breaded shrimp was out at room temperature, had been out since earlier in the morning (discarded at this time); egg fried rice and peanut chicken on hot hold line at unsafe hot temperatures, foods had been on line for less than two hours, so were reheated. Five others: Improper hair restraints (corrected at this time); some foods improperly stored on walk-in freezer floor (corrected at this time); men's room urinal does not work, and hot water is not available at one sink; hole in restroom stall in ladies' restroom and one toilet does not work (corrected at this time); various canned goods found opened in cooler (transferred to other containers at this time); hand-wash sinks in kitchen and employee restroom are dirty (corrected at this time). Inspected Oct. 2.
Frankie's Pizza & Submarines, 1179 Lincoln Ave. One critical violation: Ground beef and meatballs in hot hold unit not at safe hot temperatures, had been in less than one hour so were reheated to proper temperatures and returned to hot hold. One other: Can of insect killer is found in closet opposite front counter (removed at this time). Inspected Nov. 3.
Grace Episcopal Church, 100 Genesee St. No violations. Inspected Nov. 30.
United Methodist Church of Newfane, 2699 Main St. No critical violations. Two others: Dust accumulation on fan in dish machine by kitchen; light shield or rough service bulb is needed for dry storage area. Inspected Oct. 12.
Newfane ABCD (Head Start), 3820 Lockport-Olcott Road. No violations. Inspected Nov. 7.
Wilson's Pizza Shop, 2730 Main St. One critical violation: Reach-in cooler at unsafe cold temperature (potentially hazardous foods moved to another cooler and a repairman was called). Four others: Two spray bottles not labeled for contents (corrected at this time); thermometers needed for both refrigerators and walk-in cooler; some kitchen shelves are not smooth and easily cleanable; walk-in cooler needs a light shield. Inspected Nov. 2.
The Ridgewood Keep, 7128 Ridge Road. No critical violations. One other: Paper towel dispensers are needed for ladies' and men's restrooms. Inspected Nov. 9.
LaSalle Middle School, Buffalo Avenue and 76th Street. One critical violation: Food testing thermometer is incorrectly calibrated (proper calibration method is reviewed and thermometer is calibrated correctly). Two others: Freezer is leaking due to a possible gasket issue; faucets in employee restroom are not sufficient to allow for continuously running water to allow employees to properly wash hands, presently they need to hold the faucet for the water to run. Inspected Oct. 3.
Club Joey Restaurant & Lounge, 1532 Pine Ave. No critical violations. Two others: Cutting boards show deep cuts and a black-brown moldlike substance (suggested replacement as soon as possible); kitchen floor in several areas is missing tiles and is heavily cracked, making it not easily cleanable. Inspected Oct. 13.
Pizza Hut, 7721 Niagara Falls Blvd. No critical violations. Six others: Product on storage shelf not labeled for contents, and product improperly stored on walk-in cooler floor; clean utensils improperly stored (corrected at this time); walk-in freezer floor is not easy to access for cleaning; food found improperly stored on walk-in freezer floor; no covered receptacle in ladies' restroom; excessive flies present at time of inspection. Inspected Oct. 11.
Pizza Hut, 765 Niagara St. Two critical violations: Potentially hazardous food products that were brought from cooler to pizza topping cooler were found to be at unsafe cold temperatures (foods were discarded at this time); pizza topping cooler is not keeping potentially hazardous foods at safe cold temperatures. Two others: Pizza topping cooler gaskets have food debris buildup; pizza topping cooler is draining into cooler drawers below and not into sewer, and vegetable sink is not indirectly drained. Inspected Oct. 26.
Amato's Tavern, 2007 Ferry Ave. No violations. Inspected Oct. 27.
Dueger's Tenowon Grill, 1001 Niagara St. No violations. Inspected Oct. 10.
David's Home of the Steak Hoagy, 7616 Niagara Falls Blvd. One critical violation: Several foods in hot hold unit were not at safe hot temperatures, foods had been placed in hot hold less than one hour so were allowed to be reheated and put back into hot hold unit. Five others: Shelving in cooler unit is rusting, and gaskets in cooler and grill unit cooler are torn and/or missing; vegetable sink is not indirectly drained; toilet paper in both restrooms is not in a proper dispenser; floor tiles in kitchen and dish area are broken or missing, and walls in dry storage are not smooth and easily cleanable; light shields are missing in food prep area. Inspected Oct. 5.
Gaskill Middle School, 910 Hyde Park Blvd. No violations. Inspected Oct. 11.
St. John de LaSalle Catholic Church, 8469 Buffalo Ave. No violations. Inspected Oct. 10.
McDonald's, 1726 Pine Ave. No critical violations. One other: Shelving in walk-in cooler has some food debris buildup. Inspected Nov. 13.
Donatello's, 466 Third St. No critical violations. One other: Cooler gaskets and freezer gaskets have food debris buildup in kitchen. Inspected Nov. 16.
Dragon Chinese Buffet, 7325 Niagara Falls Blvd. Three critical violations: Food testing thermometer is not accurate (thermometer is recalibrated and proper calibration/use is reviewed); waiter is slicing tomatoes without proper sanitary gloves as barriers (tomatoes are discarded, and gloves are put on); two cans of ketchup and one can of pineapple chunks are found opened stored in coolers (foods are discarded at this time). Fifteen others: Containers of food are improperly stored on kitchen floor; food found uncovered in walk-in cooler/freezer; improper thawing procedure is viewed with a pork product (proper procedure is reviewed); plastic bowl is in rice used as a dispenser (must have a dispenser with a handle); tin cans improperly reused for food storage in various coolers (reviewed proper use of labeled plastic containers for food storage); three-bay sink is not being used properly (reviewed proper setup at this time); food debris buildup on bottom of cooler and on various shelves in other coolers; rusty shelves in food prep cooler near front line; bare wood surfaces on shelves and supports for table near ice machine; rear faucet between three-bay sink and dish machine is leaking; single-service towels and soap are missing/not properly dispensed at hand-wash station in kitchen and in employees' restroom; ladies' restroom is missing a covered receptacle; fly strips are hanging in food prep area; holes are present in screen near ice machine; ceiling tiles are missing above walk-in freezer; light fixtures are not shielded properly in dry food storage area. Inspected Nov. 14.
Echo Society, 341 Portage Road. One critical violation: All bar coolers and kitchen refrigerators are not functioning at all. Two others: no sanitizer available; counters and food contact surfaces are not being sanitized. Inspected Nov. 22.
LaSalle Post 1132, American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave. No critical violations. Six others: Improper thawing of turkeys (reviewed proper thawing procedures; due to the time factor, turkeys were placed in coolers); hand-wash sink is missing single-service paper towels; kitchen refrigerator missing thermometer (corrected at this time); can of insect spray found under three-bay sink; rodent droppings found under three-bay sink; two kitchen lights missing shields. Inspected Nov. 16.
Beer at Jakes, 1201 11th St. No violations. Inspected Nov. 9.
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Subway, 1900 Military Road. No critical violations. Three others: Wiping buckets not set up at this time; counters are not being sanitized properly; walk-in cooler vents have debris buildup and need to be cleaned. Inspected Oct. 11.
Tim Hortons, 748 Niagara Falls Blvd. No critical violations. One other: Wiping cloths are not stored in sanitizer. Inspected Oct. 12.
Live Hose Company No. 4, 71 Vandervoort St. No critical violations. One other: Faucet at three-bay sink leaks. Inspected Nov. 28.
Clover Club Restaurant, 367 Oliver St. No critical violations. Two others: kitchen sink soap dispenser is empty (repeat violation); ceiling tiles above three-bay sink are missing. Inspected Nov. 29.
Hoagie Brothers, 92 Webster St. No critical violations. Two others: No sanitizing solution made up at this time (repeat violation); food surfaces are not being sanitized after each use (repeat violation). Inspected Nov. 13.
AMVETS Post 26, 600 Ward Road. No violations. Inspected Nov. 13.
St. Joseph's School Hall, 1451 Payne Ave. No critical violations. One other: Unlabeled bottle of some sort of cleaner was found on cupboard. Inspected Nov. 16.
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 6553 Tonawanda Creek Road. No critical violations. One other: Light shields are needed for fixtures in dry storage area, some in kitchen area, and end caps are missing on some fixtures in kitchen area. Inspected Oct. 20.
First Niagara Bank, 6950 S. Transit Road. No critical violations. Four others: Utensils in drawer need to be organized so that handles face in one direction to prevent bare hand contact; thermometer is needed for display cooler and sandwich cooler; no sanitizing bucket is made up (corrected at this time). Inspected Oct. 27.
Wendleville Volunteer Fire Company, 7340 Campbell Blvd. No critical violations. Two others: Black debris, possible mold on walk-in cooler wall; dry storage and basement lights are not shielded. Inspected Nov. 17.
Goldsmith's Grand Auction Gallery, 8221 Fisk Road. No violations. Inspected Nov. 3.
Joe's Country Catering, 999 Balmer Road. No violations. Inspected Nov. 17.
Ransomville Fire Hall, Ransomville Fire Company, 2521 Youngstown-Lockport Road. No violations. Inspected Nov. 16.
Middleport Rod and Gun Club, 4382 Freeman Road. No violations. Inspected Oct. 26.
St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 6379 Wolcottsville Road. No violations. Inspected Oct. 30.
Greenlief's, 8503 Rochester Road. One critical violation: Pan of hash browns on counter was not at a safe hot temperature (discarded at this time). Two others: Cans of hash, rice pudding and mushrooms were opened and stored in their original containers (foods were transferred to other containers); lights in upstairs dry storage area are not shielded (repeat violation). Inspected Oct. 5.
Roy-Hart Middle School, 56 State St. No critical violations. One other: Containers of butter are on top of ice and not covered or under sneeze guard (containers were moved at this time). Inspected Oct. 11.
Original Pizza Shack, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd. No critical violations. Two others: Raw chicken wings improperly stored in original box on flat metal pan on walk-in cooler floor; freezer gasket is in disrepair (repeat violation). Inspected Oct. 2.
Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company, 3747 Lockport Road. No critical violations. One other: Employee restroom toilet still leaks when flushed, repeat violation. Inspected Nov. 14.
Matty's Pizzeria, 288 Young St. No critical violations. One other: Area above sink has broken ceiling tile. Inspected Nov. 29.