Food Inspection Report

May 21, 1999

The Howard County Health Department regularly inspects food establishments. Violation of any of eight "critical items" -- those mostly likely to contribute to food-borne illness -- requires immediate correction or closure of the facility.

Of 40 facilities inspected from April 6 to April 19, the six facilities listed below were cited for such violations. The numbers after the restaurant names and addresses correspond to descriptions below:

Bob Evans Farms, 8325 Benson Drive (5)

Friendship Pride, 12800 Frederick Road (7, closed)

High's, 12780 Frederick Road (7, food preparation closed)

Hunan Family, 5430 Lynx Lane, (5, 8)

Jilly's, 10060 Baltimore National Pike (5) Starry Nights, 12800 Frederick Road (7, closed)

West Friendship Shopping Center well water test results required that Friendship Pride and Starry Nights be closed April 6-10. The restaurants were reopened when the well test results determined the water to be safe. The well serving the High's store failed to provide water because of an electrical malfunction. Food preparation was closed down April 5-14, but prepackaged items were permitted to be sold until the test results determined the water to be safe.

Of 48 facilities inspected from April 20 to May 3, the eight listed below were cited for violation of critical items.

Asean Bistro, 8775 Centre Park Drive (2)

Bassett Turkey, Columbia Mall (5)

China Legend, 10040 Baltimore National Pike, (3, 4, 5)

Elkridge Landing Middle School, 7085 Montgomery Road

Hunan House, 11200 Scaggsville Road (2, 3, 5)

Koko's, 7185 Columbia Gateway Drive (4)

Safeway, 8775 Cloudleap Court (5)

Sonoma's Bar & Grill, 7284 Cradlerock Way (2)

1. Food obtained from approved sources.

2. Food protected from contamination, spoilage and adulteration.

3. Food workers: proper hand-washing; restricted if have infection or diarrhea.

4. Potentially hazardous foods properly cooled and refrigerated; adequate refrigeration equipment provided.

5. Potentially hazardous foods held to proper hot and cold temperatures; adequate equipment provided.

6. Potentially hazardous foods cooked and reheated properly; adequate equipment provided.

7. Potable hot and cold running water provided.

8. Sewage properly discharged.

Pub Date: 5/21/99

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