Food Inspection Report

January 24, 2001

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 establishment. Of the 18 facilities inspected from Dec. 26 to Jan. 8, four were cited for such violations. The numbers correspond to descriptions of items below:

Coho Grill, 11130 Willow Bottom Drive (5). The violation was corrected immediately.

Junction Deli, 10010 Junction Drive #106, Annapolis Junction (2). The violation was corrected immediately.

Lone Star Steak House & Saloon, 8900 Sanford Blvd., Columbia (4). The violation was corrected immediately.

Lotte Plaza, 8801 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City (5). The violation was corrected immediately.

Bistro Sensations in the Old Food Court, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, was inspected Dec. 18. Violation Nos. 2, 3 and 5 were found. Violations 2 and 5 were corrected immediately. Violation 3 was not corrected. The facility was closed Dec. 18 and opened with limited preparation Dec. 19. It closed again Dec. 31. Bistro Sensations in the New Food Court, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, is now open.

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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