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Cerro Gordo County Restaurant inspections – January, 2012


This news story was published on February 29, 2012.
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MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo County monthly food facility inspection reports are listed below. Click the links to read the report for that establishment.

1/27/2012 A. H. HERMEL COMPANY (739 HIGHWAY 69 NORTH, FOREST CITY)

1/10/2012 APPLE VALLEY ASSISTED LIVING (405 27TH AVENUE SOUTH, CLEAR LAKE)

1/25/2012 APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR (3006 4TH STREET SW, MASON CITY)

1/5/2012 ARBY’S #7579 (1212 NORTH 24TH STREET, CLEAR LAKE)

1/9/2012 BEST WESTERN HOLIDAY LODGE (HIGHWAY 18 EAST & I-35, CLEAR LAKE)

1/30/2012 BURGER KING #4606 (2310 4TH STREET SW, MASON CITY)

*** Notes: A COMPLAINT WAS CALLED INTO THE DEPARTMENT ON 12/20/2011–THE COMPLAINANT STATED THEY HAD EATEN AT BURGER KING ON 12/18/2011 AT AROUND 3:30 PM. THERE WAS FOUR PEOPLE IN THE PARTY AND THREE HAD REPORTED ILLNESS CLAIMING A POSSBILE LINK TO BURGER KING–THIS INSPECTION OF THE FACILITY AND ITS PRACTICES INDICATED NO OBSERVABLE CONCERNS THAT WOULD HAVE LED TO THE ALLEGED ILLNESS–CONVERSED WITH THE PERSON-IN-CHARGE ABOUT THE USE OF THE FOOD EMPLOYEE REPORTING AGREEMENT FORM AND TRACKING OF EMPLOYEE ILLNESS.

1/5/2012 CABIN COFFEE COMPANY (303 MAIN AVENUE, CLEAR LAKE)

1/10/2012 CABIN COFFEE OF MASON CITY PUBLIC LIBRAR (225 2ND STREET SE, MASON CITY)

1/19/2012 CANCUN AUTHENTIC MEXICAN RESTAURANT (2751 4TH STREET SW, MASON CITY) 

*** 3 critical violations at CANCUN during October, 2011 inspection

1/11/2012 CHINA BUFFET (500 SOUTH TAFT AVENUE, MASON CITY) 

*** At least 3 documented complaints from customers at CHINA BUFFET in 2011

1/26/2012 CLEAR LAKE SENIOR CITIZEN INC. (105 SOUTH 4TH STREET, CLEAR LAKE)

1/11/2012 COLONY INN (104 NORTH WEIMER STREET, VENTURA)

1/10/2012 DAIRY QUEEN (1006 NORTH 20TH STREET, CLEAR LAKE)

1/19/2012 DIGGING EARTH GARDENS & BAKERY (139 25TH ST SW, MASON CITY)

1/9/2012 DOLLAR GENERAL STORE #4616 (216 HWY 18 WEST, CLEAR LAKE)

1/30/2012 FAMILY DOLLAR STORE #4844 (1510 N FEDERAL AVENUE, MASON CITY)

1/11/2012 FIESTA CANCUN MEXICAN RESTAURANT (1801 HWY 18 EAST, CLEAR LAKE)

*** NOTES: CANCUN MUST SUBMIT A CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN WITHIN 10 DAYS

*** Notes from 8-8-2011 inspection at CANCUN: A ROUTINE INSPECTION WAS CONDUCTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS COMPLAINT INSPECTION—–THE COMPLAINANT STATED A DEAD CENTIPEDE WAS IN THE ENCHILADA HER DAUGHTER HAD GOTTEN IN A TAKE-OUT ORDER ON TUESDAY AUGUST 2, 2011—–NO EVIDENCE OF CENTIPEDES WAS OBSERVED DURING TODAY’S INSPECTION. HOWEVER, ANTS WERE OBSERVED AND INCREASED SANITATION IN CERTAIN AREAS IS NEEDED AS NOTED ABOVE.

1/11/2012 HARDEES OF MASON CITY (515 SOUTH DELAWARE AVENUE, MASON CITY)

1/18/2012 HUNAN CHINESE RESTAURANT (1631 4TH STREET SW, MASON CITY)76

1/10/2012 HY-VEE #1 (2400 4TH STREET SW, MASON CITY)

1/10/2012 HY-VEE #1 (2400 4TH STREET SW, MASON CITY)

1/17/2012 HY-VEE #2 (551 SOUTH ILLINOIS AVENUE, MASON CITY)

1/17/2012 HY-VEE #2 (551 SOUTH ILLINOIS AVENUE, MASON CITY)

1/11/2012 KENTUCKY RIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTED LIV (2060 KENTUCKY AVENUE SOUTH, MASON CITY)

1/11/2012 KT OF CLEAR LAKE, LLC (10 PLAZA DRIVE, CLEAR LAKE)

1/6/2012 KUM & GO #302 (2905 4TH AVENUE SOUTH, CLEAR LAKE)

1/9/2012 KUM & GO #7302 (TACO JOHN’S) (2904 4TH AVENUE SOUTH SUITE 2, CLEAR LAKE)

1/24/2012 LAS PALMAS MEXICAN RESTAURANT, INC (3229 4TH STREET SW, MASON CITY)

1/27/2012 MARKET AT OAKWOOD (5253 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE, CLEAR LAKE) 

1/30/2012 MASON CITY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (326 4TH STREET NE, MASON CITY)

1/24/2012 MASON CITY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (1700 4TH STREET SE, MASON CITY)

1/26/2012 MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT (1651 4TH STREET SW, MASON CITY) 

1/26/2012 MICROTEL INN (1305 NORTH 25TH STREET, CLEAR LAKE)

1/9/2012 NORTHSIDE LIQUOR & GROCERY (1303 NORTH FEDERAL AVENUE, MASON CITY) 

1/6/2012 OLIVES PIZZERIA DBA BLACKSTAR LLC (620 S MONROE AVE, MASON CITY)

1/26/2012 PILOT TRAVEL CENTER #407 (2411 EAST HIGHWAY 18, CLEAR LAKE)

1/19/2012 ROOKIE’S (307 MAIN AVENUE, CLEAR LAKE)

*** CRITICAL ITEM FOUND AT ROOKIES: NOTES: Cross-Contamination Protection(C) – Inadequate protection from cross-contamination 3-302.11, p 61 – PROCESSED MEAT WAS STORED WITH RAW MEATS IN THE WALK-IN COOLER—–SEPARATE RAW ANIMAL FOODS FROM OTHER FOODS IN STORAGE. THIS VIOLATION WAS CORRECTED AT THE TIME OF THIS INSPECTION.

1/19/2012 ROSEY’S KITCHEN (18 S WILLOWGREEN CT, MASON CITY)

1/26/2012 STARBOARD MARKET (310 MAIN AVENUE, CLEAR LAKE)

1/6/2012 SUPER 8 (2809 4TH AVE S, CLEAR LAKE) 

1/26/2012 THE DECKER HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST (119 2ND STREET SE, MASON CITY)

1/10/2012 THRIFTY WHITE DRUG #64 (2 NORTH 4TH STREET, CLEAR LAKE)

1/27/2012 VENTURA ELEMENTARY (300 SOUTH MAIN, VENTURA) 

1/27/2012 VENTURA HIGH SCHOOL (7B SOUTH MAIN, VENTURA)

1/19/2012 VENTURA SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (10 S WEIMER STREET, VENTURA)

1/19/2012 WILLOW POINTE SENIOR LIVING (17396 KINGBIRD AVENUE, MASON CITY)

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9 Responses to Cerro Gordo County Restaurant inspections – January, 2012

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    A. Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I agree Observer. They have a lot of things that are outdated. I went there last week to buy whipped cream and all three cans they had went bad the beginning of December.

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    Observer Reply Report comment

    February 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I am shocked that North Side Liquers was not cited for more than a few violations as filty as that place is.

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    Conspicuous Reply Report comment

    February 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    And we’re to believe Little Chicago in downtown Mason City had none? Yeah right.

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    CopyPaste Reply Report comment

    February 29, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Your making the GG’s work very easy for them NIT!

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      Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      February 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Everyone is realizing the Glob is now simply a follower of NIT, more and more each day. Thanks for pointing this out, we will investigate.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    What we all fail to realize, is that many of the people we see on here who get arrested a lot are cooks at these restaurants.

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      MC Resident Reply Report comment

      February 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      I would agree with you, Anonymous. Having had family members that work in the restaurant industry, I can assure you that this happens in even some of the “better” restaurants in this area.

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    Peter Children Reply Report comment

    February 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Better eat at home

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      Jason Reply Report comment

      March 1, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Did you bother to see what the violations even were?

      I checked out 2: Olive’s- no violations – allowed to open

      McDonald’s @ 4th street – a dripping faucet, parts had been ordered.

      Knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little knowledge is even worse.