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.
* First Baptist Church, 6047 East Ave. No violations. Inspected Feb. 15.
* Bei Jing China Buffet, 2429 Military Road. One critical violation: Egg rolls, chicken dishes, meatballs, ribs in hot holding are not at safe hot temperatures (foods met two-hour time frame, so were reheated and corrected at this time). Two others: Oyster sauce was found stored in original tin can (discarded at this time); can of Raid insect spray was found in cleaner storage area (immediately removed and corrected at this time). Inspected Feb. 15.
* City Hall Snack Bar, 745 Main St. No critical violations. Two others: No food-testing thermometer available; worker's hair was up but did not have a hair restraint available. Inspected Feb. 9.
* Fortuna's, 427 19th St. No critical violations. One other: Exhaust fan in the walk-in freezer is missing its grate. Inspected Feb. 17.
* Best Western Summit Inn, 9500 Niagara Falls Blvd. No critical violations. One other: Styrofoam coffee cups are improperly stored on countertops, and plastic ware in basket is not stored with handles facing in one direction (corrected at this time). Inspected Feb. 15.
* 60th Street School, 6040 Lindbergh Ave. No violations. Inspected Feb. 16.
* 79th Street School, 551 79th St. No violations. Inspected Feb. 15.