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.
Town of Hartland
Becker Farms, 3760 Quaker Road. No critical violations. One other: Florescent and incandescent lights over front counter ice cream service and shakes are not shielded. Inspected Sept. 3.
Pizza Hot Cafe, 9200 Ridge Road. No critical violations. Three others: Hood and filters over fryer area need to be cleaned; kitchen walls near back door need to be cleaned or painted; ceiling tiles need to be replaced where stained or damaged. Inspected Sept. 2.
Town of Lewiston
Niagara University Ice Complex, Penrose St. No violations. Inspected Sept. 20.
Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave. No critical violations. One other: Light shield needed for dry storage. Inspected Sept. 16.
Lockport United Church of Christ, East Avenue. No critical violations. Three others: Covered garbage can needed in restroom; self-closing device on restroom door needs to be replaced; soap and single service towels missing from restroom. Inspected Sept. 17.
Dad's Restaurant, 2279 Niagara Falls Blvd. No violations. Inspected Sept. 10.
Atrium Restaurant/Ramada Inn, 219 Fourth St. One critical violation: Spoiled produce found in walk-in cooler (discarded at this time). Two others: Food contact surfaces of cutting boards are not smooth or easily cleanable (complete replacement is recommended); some mold observed on light shield and ceiling of walk-in cooler. Inspected Sept. 20.
Evening Star Lounge, 8810 Niagara Falls Blvd. No violations. Inspected Sept. 21.
Four Points Sheraton, 114 Buffalo Ave. Two critical violations: Tomato juice improperly stored in original container (discarded at this time); can of crushed tomatoes found to be severely dented in dry storage room (removed at this time). One other: Ventilation hoods missing over grill area in kitchen. Inspected Sept. 20.
Jonfre's Restaurant, 2623 Niagara St. No violations. Inspected Sept. 21.
McDonald's, 8420 Niagara Falls Blvd. One critical violation: Eggs for salads are found uncovered and thawing in salad cooler ( corrected at this time). Two others: Front area cooler gasket is in disrepair; walk-in cooler hinge doesn't self-close (new hinge is on order). Inspected Sept. 20.
Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road. No critical violations. One other: Single service cups and lids are improperly stored on counter. Inspected Sept. 20.
Great Wall of China Restaurant, 8233 Niagara Falls Blvd. No critical violations. Four others: Sanitizing bucket is not set up (corrected); some freezers and refrigerators have grease accumulation and need to be cleaned; air gap still exists on rear screen door; dry storage area floor is not smooth and easily cleanable. Inspected Sept. 24.
Scipione Catering, 3010 Pine Ave. No critical violations. Two others: Open package of hot dogs improperly stored with husked corn (will be discarded); soap and towels needed at back kitchen hand-washing sink. Inspected Sept. 22.
Dunkin' Donuts, 244 Meadow Drive. No critical violations. One other: Ceiling tiles need to be replaced where damaged or missing. Inspected Sept. 7.
Town of Pendleton
St. Paul's UCC, 7416 Campbell Blvd. No critical violations. Inspected Sept. 17.