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 30 facilities inspected from Feb. 20 to March 19, five were cited for such violations. The violations were corrected immediately. The numbers correspond to descriptions of items below:
Clyde's of Columbia, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia (2, 5)
High's #40, 3045 Rogers Ave., Ellicott City (5)
Malibu Grill, 10215 Wincopin Circle, Columbia (2, 4)
Mongolian Grill, 8865 Stanford Blvd. (2, 3)
That's Amore, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia (2)
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.