Health department closes 3 food-service businesses

Emergency conditions found during inspections

May 13, 1999

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health temporarily closed three food service establishments because of emergency circumstances discovered during inspections between April 16 and April 30.

Denny's at 1365 Mellon Road in Hanover and Wendy's at 8146 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena were closed April 16 because of sewage overflows. They were re-opened the same day.

The Royal Farm Store at 301 Londontown Road in Edgewater was partially closed April 16 because of an unsatisfactory water supply. It was restored to full operation April 28.

Health workers inspected 125 restaurants and other food-service establishments during the period, evaluating them for nine critical food-safety items most likely to contribute to food-borne illnesses. They found 24 establishments with critical food-safety violations that were immediately corrected.

They found multiple violations at three places.

The Subway at Staples Corner at 1334 Defense Highway in Gambrills was cited for not holding food at a proper temperature and for allowing cross contamination in ready-to-serve food. Romano's Macaroni Grill at 178 Jennifer Road in Annapolis was faulted for not adequately cooking and reheating food and for not holding food at a proper temperature. Inspectors cited Adam's Rib North, at 589 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park for not properly cooling food and for not holding food at a proper temperature.

For information, call 410- 222-7239.

Pub Date: 5/13/99

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