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Klemme bar closed after complaint to IA Dept. of Inspections

A note on the door of the Shamrock bar in Klemme, posted on top of a notice from the Dept. of Inspections and Appeals.
A note on the door of the Shamrock bar in Klemme, posted on top of a notice from the Dept. of Inspections and Appeals.

KLEMME – A Klemme bar has closed indefinitely after a complaint to the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA).

According to the February 8th DIA report, the investigator that day found numerous questionable practices at The Shamrock, including “Dish machine could not be verified because of hot water not being in service” and “Upright refrigerator in kitchen upright cooler is not working” and “food contact surfaces in kitchen heavily soiled” and “Mop sink is inaccessible. Vents in kitchen are heavily soiled” and more.

The February 8th report stated that “Establishment is to remain closed until re-inspection by DIA.”

The Shamrock stated on its Facebook page on February 8th “Due to broken water pipes in the mens bathroom, we will be closed until Tuesday, state needs to inspect them before we can open. So just wanted to tell everyone first…… See you Tuesday night!”

A call to The Shamrock on Saturday morning, February 16th went unanswered.

The owner of the bar is listed as Tina Badker.  Badker is facing charges of felony (D) identity theft after a Hancock County Sheriff’s Department investigation. Records show the offense date as July 11, 2011.

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The following information is from an inspection performed at The Shamrock bar on February 8th, 2013:

Notes: Inspection was performed by Inspector Kingland; Inspector Kingland’s inspection details were transferred from a PDF report form and recorded into ‘Inspections PC’ by Inspector Phillips. INSPECTION NOTES: Inspection due to complaint received by DIA. See notes in report. Establishment is to remain closed until re-inspection by DIA. Operator must call inspector to schedule. Dish machine could not be verified because of hot water not being in service. Owner discussed installing triple sink in bar area – is currently using dish machine for warewashing bar items. Basement door is locked – could not verify items had been removed. INSPECTION DETAILS: Upright refrigerator in kitchen upright cooler is not working – could not be verified. Food in upright freezer appears to have been thawed and refrozen – observed leakage/drippage of blood onto some packing. Observed multiple food items in walk-in cooler and make table with mold, without datemark, and soiled containers. Triple sink in kitchen is used for hand sink – is not mounted to wall in kitchen, faucet is broken – no water service to the sink – must install appropriate hand sink. Observed leak at urinal in men’s room, at faucet of prerinse hose in kitchen. Hand sinks need soap and paper towels at bar. Observed food contact surfaces in kitchen heavily soiled including but not limited to: dishes in oven stored dirty, flat top grill, area on make line, and utensils all heavily soiled. Observed surfaces in kitchen heavily soiled including inside of nonworking refrigerator, around base of fryer area, floors, walls, prep surfaces. Flooring in kitchen and mop sink room is missing tiles. Floor wall juncture in kitchen is unfinished, door frame into kitchen is unfinished. Observed extra items stored in bar area that do not aid in cleaning. Mop sink is inaccessible. Vents in kitchen are heavily soiled. Second toilet in women’s restroom is broken. Observed fly control strips hung in kitchen. Extra equipment in kitchen and bar area that is broken: Ice bins, beer cooler, oven, ice machine, and broaster are not in use and not operable and do not aid in keeping establishment clean. Could not access small room in dining area – old toilet room – very strong smell coming from this area.

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