Health Department Food Inspection Report

June 11, 1999

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

Of 36 facilities inspected from May 4 to 17, eight were cited for such violations but corrected immediately. The numbers after the restaurant names and addresses correspond to descriptions below:

Black-eyed Pea, 8335 Benson Drive (5).

Borders Books, 9051 Snowden Square (5).

Carroll's Convenience Store, 8300 Baltimore National Pike (2).

Crossroads Pub, 4809 Ten Oaks Road (4, 5).

Daniel's Restaurant, 5854 Washington Blvd. (5).

Lucky's China Inn, 5865 D Robert Oliver Place (4, 5).

Papa John's, 9350-I Snowden River Parkway (4).

Red River BBQ, 6201 Columbia Crossing Circle (4).

Of 51 facilities inspected from May 18 to 31, 11 were cited for violations. The numbers correspond to descriptions of critical items below.

Bertucci's, 9081 Snowden River Parkway (5).

China Dragon, 8610 Washington Blvd. (2, 5).

Chinese Gourmet, 7284-C Cradlerock Way (2, 4).

Crab Shanty, 3410 Plumtree Drive (5).

MD's Restaurant, 3900 Ten Oaks Road (2, 5).

Metro Food Market, 5896 Robert Oliver Place (5).

New Orleans Pizza, 6490 Dobbin Road (2, 5).

Safeway, 4370 Montgomery Road (2).

Sing Fy, 9400 Snowden River Parkway (5).

Sizar's Food Mart, 6955 Oakland Mills Road (2, 3).

Soo Lobby Shop, 10025 Governor Warfield Parkway (4).

Critical items:

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.

Information: 410-313-2642.

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