Restaurant Inspections


Fayette County Public Health conducted the following restaurant and food inspections, according to reports filed with the department.

Sept. 27

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant, 220 Washington Square. Standard inspection, critical control point. Violations: Several food items were found uncovered inside of the walk-in cooler, staff covered the food items immediately. Several food items were found inside the reach-in cooler and walk-in without date markings, staff date marked all food items during the inspection. Gnats and flies were found in storage area near onion container and drink dispensers. Insects must be controlled to minimize their presence on the premises. Several bowls and plates were found cracked, food contact surfaces must be smooth and easily cleanable. Staff discarded these items immediately. The walls inside the kitchen and ware washing area were found with an accumulation of soil residues, the physical facility must be cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Certifications in level two food safety management was unavailable.Person in charge must ensure that employees are properly trained in food safety.

Frisch’s of Washington C.H. #19, 1830 Columbus Avenue. Follow-up inspection. Violations: There were not any dented cans found on can rack. All food items inside of the walk-in cooler are now properly separated. All of the food containers that were observed were clean to sight and touch. There weren’t any buns observed being stored inside of the drawer warmers as well as moist cloths. All food employees were observed wearing hair restraints and hair pulled back. The knife holder and reach-in prep cooler are now clean to sight and touch. The overall cleanliness of the facility has improved. Thank you.

Sept. 24

Frisch’s of Washington C.H. #19, 1830 Columbus Ave. Standard inspection, critical control point. Violations: Management displayed good knowledge of CCP questionnaire, however critical violations were observed. A few dented cans were found on the can rack located in the storage area. According to management, raw ground turkey is stored on the rack above ground beef inside of the walk-in cooler, management was educated on how to properly store and separate raw meats. The higher the cooking temperature, the lower you want to store these food items. Staff properly separated these meats during the inspection. Several clean food containers and utensils were found with an accumulation of food residue, food contact surfaces must be clean to sight and touch. The hamburger buns were found stored inside of drawer warmers onto moist cloths. They were also being covered with moist cloths. Food must be stored in a way to prevent contamination and only smooth and easily cleanable surfaces, these towels were removed during inspection and buns discarded. There have been a few incidents where hair was found inside of a customers food within the past two weeks, one food employee was found with medium length hair being worn down with a hat, it was recommended to management that all food employees wear their hair pulled back or up in addition to other hair restraints such as hats. The microwaves, knives holder, and reach-in preparation cooler near dining area and storage area were found with an accumulation of soil residues. The walls, floors and equipment surfaces and restrooms were found with an accumulation of soil residues within the kitchen and storage areas.