Food Inspection Report

January 26, 2000

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 37 facilities inspected from Dec. 14 to 27, six were cited for such violations and corrected the problem immediately. The numbers after the restaurant names and addresses correspond to descriptions below:

Bob Evans Farms Inc., 8325 Benson Drive, Columbia (2)

Julian's Cafe, 7900 Washington Blvd., Jessup (2)

Phoenix Emporium, 8049 Main St., Ellicott City (2)

Safeway, 8450 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City (2)

Sushi King, 6490 Dobbin Road, Columbia (4)

Wok 175, 6365 Dobbin Road, Suite A, Columbia (2)

Of 49 facilities inspected from Dec. 28 to Jan. 10, three were cited for such violations and corrected the problem immediately.

Buttermilk Hill Tavern, 6100 Washington Blvd., Elkridge (2, 4)

Romano's Macaroni Grill, 6181 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia (5)

Royal Farm Store, 3901 Ten Oaks Road, Glenelg (4, 5)

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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