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.
Upper Mountain Road Volunteer Fire Company, 839 Moyer Road. No violations. Inspected Sept. 30.
Quality Hotel/Legends Bar and Grill, 240 Rainbow Blvd. No violations. Pre-operational inspection Oct. 15.
Players of Niagara Falls, 328 Niagara St. No violations. Inspected Oct. 20.
Pizza Hut, 7721 Niagara Falls Blvd. One critical violation: Cooler is not at safe cold temperatures; potentially hazardous foods moved at this time. Seven others: Clean plastic glasses are improperly stored on cardboard shelf; some food improperly stored on walk-in cooler and freezer floors; food buildup on walk-in cooler shelves, refrigerator units throughout kitchen and food service carts; food buildup on floor around equipment and walk-in cooler floor; ventilation hood above oven has peeling surface and grease buildup; some kitchen floor tiles are missing or are in disrepair; previous eating of food product is evident in walk-in cooler. Inspected Oct. 25.
Niagara Community Center, 1364 Center Ave. No violations. Inspected Oct. 25.
Bragg's, 221 Ferry Ave. No violations. No food served or prepared here. Non-operational inspection Oct. 12.
Community Missions-Hiawatha Manor, 1570 Buffalo Ave. No critical violations. One other: Some floor tiles are missing in kitchen areas. Inspected Oct. 19.
Dutch Candy Factory, 1 Prospect Pointe. No violations. Inspected Oct. 12.
Media Play Coffee Cart, 8440-60 Niagara Falls Blvd. No violations. Inspected Oct. 13.
Rumrunners, 2109 Main St. No critical violations. Three others: Thermometer needed in cooler units; restroom doors are not self-closing; closed covered receptacle needed in ladies' restroom. Inspected Oct. 19.
Harry F. Abate School, 1625 Lockport St. One critical violation: Cooler is not at safe cold temperatures due to doors being constantly opened and closed. Two others: Refrigeration units need accurate thermometers; cooler condenser shows rust and needs to be cleaned. Inspected Oct. 14.
G.J. Mann Elementary School, 1330 95th St. One critical violation: Two pans of pasta and meat sauce are not at safe hot temperatures on hot holding unit, corrected at this time. One other: light shield is missing above service line. Inspected Oct. 7.
Niagara Middle School, 6431 Girard Ave. No violations. Inspected Oct. 14.
Niagara Street Elementary School, 2513 Niagara St. One critical violation: One can of pears and two cans of corn were found severely dented in dry storage, discarded at this time. One other: Raw eggs improperly stored above ready-to-eat foods in walk-in-cooler, creating a potential source of contamination. Inspected Oct. 18.
LaSalle Middle School, 7436 Buffalo Ave. No critical violations. Two others: Outside thermometer of cooler is not accurate, and inside thermometer is not available; eggs in stainless steel bowl improperly stored above sealed condiments and dressings, moved at this time. Inspected Oct. 20.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1309 Main St. One critical violation: Raw chicken in front area is at unsafe temperature, discarded at this time. Three others: Walk-in-cooler gasket is missing; kitchen floor is not smooth and easily cleanable, and much food debris is noted in large area between tiles; rodent problem is monitored and area is cleaned nightly. Inspected Aug. 25. As of reinspection Sept. 17, no critical violations. Four others: Back kitchen area floor is in disrepair and front kitchen area floor needs to be cleaned; walk-in-cooler shelves have been cleaned, but rust is evident; cooler walls and door need to be repaired; water is on floor as a result of a water leak in wall between kitchen area and office area. As of reinspection Oct. 18, no violations.
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Alps Catering, 6010 Lockport Road. No critical violations. Two others: Ceiling tiles missing in kitchen area; light shield is broken on kitchen light fixture. Inspected Oct. 8.
Johnston's Restaurant, 2575 Academy St. No critical violations. One other: Food is improperly stored on freezer floor, corrected at this time. Inspected Oct. 27.
Youth Center Snack Bar, 240 Lockport St. No violations. Inspected Oct. 22.
W.H. Stevenson Elementary School, 3745 Ransomville Road. No critical violations. One other: dust buildup on rear wall of dry storage room. Inspected Oct. 12.
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6950 Ward Road. Two critical violations: Cheese for nachos is not at safe hot temperatures; spaghetti and meat sauce not at safe hot temperatures (pulled off and cooled at this time). Two others: Hand-washing sink is inaccessible; flour bin needs to be labeled for contents; and pie is not protected by sneeze guard. Inspected Oct. 15.