Food Inspection Report

January 10, 2001

The 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 establishment. Of the 24 facilities inspected from Dec. 13 to 25, two were cited for such violations. The numbers correspond to descriptions of items below:

Alexander's Steak House, 6490 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia. (8) The violation was corrected immediately.

KFC, 4394 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City. (3) The violation was corrected immediately.

1. Food obtained from approved sources.

2. Food protected from contamination, spoilage, adulteration.

3. Food workers: Proper hand-washing; restricted for infection or diarrhea.

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

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

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

7. Potable running water.

8. Sewage properly discharged.

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