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.
Cambria United Church of Christ, 4045 Lower Mountain Road. One critical violation: Jar of old home-canned grapes found in kitchen (discarded at this time) and jar of homemade salsa found in kitchen (removed at this time). One other: Several cans of wasp spray found improperly stored under sink in kitchen (removed at this time). Inspected Nov. 16.
Poor Boys Inn, 9195 Ridge Road. Two critical violations: Food testing thermometer not available (corrected at this time); some chemicals were found improperly stored next to food (corrected at this time). Ten others: Raw chicken wings found improperly stored above ready-to-eat foods in cooler (moved at this time); bottles of liquor are improperly stored on kitchen floor (moved at this time); paper towel dispenser is needed in kitchen (corrected at this time); three-bay sink or two-bay sink with dish machine is needed (corrected at this time); two cans of insect spray found on dry food storage shelf (corrected at this time); ladies' restroom needs paper towel dispenser (corrected at this time); cases of beer are improperly stored on floor (corrected at this time); single-service products are improperly stored on floor (moved at this time); walk-in area floor is not easily cleanable, and light shield is needed (corrected at this time); ash tray is in kitchen with lighted cigarette (extinguished at this time). Inspected Nov. 2.
Villa Coffee House, 769 Cayuga St. No violations. Inspected Nov. 21.
3-F Club, 904 Swann Road. No violations. Inspected Nov. 17.
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road. No critical violations. Two others: Shelving in refrigeration units are rusting; pantry shelving for food storage is bare wood and not smooth and easily cleanable. Inspected Nov. 9.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 168 Chestnut St. No violations. Inspected Nov. 15.
Tim Hortons, 4 Transit Road. No critical violations. One other: Some boxes of food and single-service items were found improperly stored on floor (moved at this time). Inspected Nov. 6.
Sunny's Drive-In Transit, 5780 S. Transit Road. No critical violations. Two others: Boxes of food improperly stored on walk-in freezer floor and dry storage (moved at this time); vegetable sink's plumbing leaks, bucket is underneath. Inspected Nov. 3.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 67 Saxton St. No critical violations. One other: Covered garbage receptacle is needed in ladies' restroom. Inspected Nov. 9.
Sub Delicious, 15 Locust St. One critical violation: Chili in hot-hold unit is not at safe hot temperature (had been out less than two hours so was reheated), recommended adding more water in steam unit (corrected at this time). One other: Chemical dish machine is not sanitizing properly, (repairman called). Inspected Nov.17.
Subway, 3986 Lockport-Olcott Road. One critical violation: Steak on trays was stacked higher than top of container in sandwich unit, so top steaks were at unsafe temperatures (steaks had been out less than two hours so were put back in cooler; lid should be able to close on container). Inspected Nov. 16.
Grace Bible Church, 6023 Dutton Place. No critical violations. One other: Thermometer is needed in Boys & Girls Club refrigerator. Inspected Nov. 13.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2239 West Creek Road. No violations. Inspected Nov. 28.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 2499 Independence Ave. No critical violations. One other: Vents over oven and fryer area have heavy grease buildup. Inspected Nov. 14.
Pizza Time Plus, 7220 Porter Road. No critical violations. Five others: Walls are improperly constructed of wood and are not smooth, drywall is on inside of the new food prep area wall and on the inside of the half wall in the front of the food prep area; ceiling tiles are missing in the rear food prep area; floor surface in the new food prep area is not a smooth surface; premises is cluttered with unnecessary equipment and articles; sink drain on outside of building is broken. Inspected Nov. 2.
Kold 1's Bar & Grill, 518 Third St. No violations. Inspected Nov. 15.
Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 Military Road. No violations. Inspected Nov. 21.
Niagara Towers, 901 Cedar Ave. One critical violation: Precooked, prepackaged chicken strips were found at unsafe cold temperatures upon arrival. Inspected Nov. 6.
Bacon Memorial Church, 166 59th St. No violations. Inspected Nov. 14.
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Cruiser's Lounge, 9799 Porter Road. No violations. Inspected Nov. 3.
Quizno's Sub/Gateway Food Service, 105 Main St. No critical violations. Two others: Sub-maker's hair was not properly restrained; wiping cloths were found stored outside of sanitizing solution. Inspected Nov. 9.
Joe's Budapest Cafe, 350 Schenck St. No violations. Inspected Nov. 8.
YWCA of the Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St. No violations. Inspected Nov. 13. Pendleton
Victory Christian Center, 6886 S. Transit Road. No critical violations. One other: No hot water at sinks in ladies' or men's restrooms. Inspected Nov. 6.
Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company, 625 Third St. No critical violations. Two others: Three cans of insect spray were found in kitchen drawers (removed immediately); paint and paint thinner were found improperly stored in kitchen area near small sink. Inspected Nov. 15.
Soup's Place, 6523 Block Church Road. No violations. Inspected Oct. 30.
Maria's Pizzeria, 8396 State St. On critical violation: One can of tomato paste is found in back room dry storage severely dented (removed to be returned to supplier). Inspected Nov. 21.
Wilson Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, 250 Young St. No critical violations. Two others: Numerous thermometers, but none that goes below 50 degrees or in 2-degree increments; kitchen not in operation at this time; rusty knives found in drawer (removed), fish fry procedures were discussed. Inspected Nov. 27.
St John's Episcopal Church, 431 Lake St. No violations. Inspected Nov. 30.