Howard County food inspection report for April

May 10, 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 38 facilities inspected from April 8 to May 1, two were cited for such violations. The numbers correspond to descriptions below:

Asia Garden, 10176 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City (2).

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 7125 Minstrel Way, Columbia (8).

1. Food obtained from approved sources.

2. Food protected from contamination, spoilage, 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.

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