Restaurant inspections

Restaurant inspections are performed in the county by Miami County Public Health, except in Piqua, which has its own health department. Miami County Public Health can be reached at (937) 573-3500, by email at or on the website at These inspection reports were provided by Miami County Public Health.

May 23

La Piazza, 2 N. Market St., Troy — Food employees were not washing hands in an approved handwashing sink or automatic handwashing facility. The hand soap was found by the food prep sink. The hand sink is the only approved place to wash hands. Critical, repeat violation: refrigerated, ready-to-eat, TCS foods held refrigerated for more than 24 hours were not properly date marked. Observed containers of cooked potatoes and chicken without any date marking. Critical, repeat violation: equipment food-contact surfaces or utensils are dirty. Observed food debris in the can opener and sides of equipment in the kitchen. Repeat observation: the hand sink in the pantry is draining very slowly. The hand sink is very dirty also. The soap dispenser is broken and needs repaired. The plumbing system was not properly repaired. Repeat observation: observed two sets of light bulbs or heat lamp in the kitchen that were not properly shielded or coated where required. Observed an outer opening, window, or door without proper protection against the entry of insects and rodents. The back door of kitchen was propped open during inspection. Observed a build-up of dirt and debris under the equipment of the cook line. Critical, repeat violation: observed the presence of live insects, rodents, and other pests. Observed many gnats in the basement. Water is standing is some areas. A pest control agency must be obtained to remedy the issue. Follow up inspection was discussed with license holder and Environmental Health Director, Jane Tomcisin. A duty list must be compiled for employees to use. A pest control company must be obtained to address pest issues.

VFW Post #4235, 173 N. High St., Covington — Observed upright freezers with ice build-up coming from condensation pan area. Equipment and/or components are not maintained in good working order. Observed beer cooler with unclean residual in bottom area.

Walgreens, 20 W. Market St., Troy — No violations observed at time of inspection.

May 24

Milton-Union Rec. Concession Stand, 7640 Milton Potsdam Rd., West Milton — Critical violation: refrigerated, ready-to-eat, TCS foods held refrigerated for more than 24 hours were not properly date marked. Equipment and/or components are not maintained in good working order. Observed popcorn machine with broke plastic front door section.

Skippers Tavern, 101 N. Miami St., West Milton — Critical violation: Observed cooked foods that was not properly protected from contamination by separation, packaging, and segregation from raw meat in the refrigerator in the kitchen. Corrected during inspection. Critical violation: Ready-to-eat, TCS food that had been date marked was not properly discarded when required. Corrected during inspection. Observed a coving tile missing in the kitchen. The physical facilities are not being maintained in good repair. Corrective

May 25

Basil’s Restaurant, 18 N Market ST, Troy — All previous issues have been resolved. Satisfactory at time of inspection.

Pizza Hut, 1480 W Main ST, Troy — Discussed changes to the food code. Satisfactory at time of inspection.

West Central Juvenile Center, 2044 co Rd 25A, Troy — Discussed changes to the food code as of March 1, 2016, Satisfactory at time of inspection.

May 26

Homestead Golf Course Pop House, 5327 Worley Rd., Tipp City — Critical violation: water is not from an approved source. Water sample results for the pop house have not been verified by Public Health. If water sample has not been taken within a year time from this date, take water sample immediately. If food operate does not a send water sample report with results a follow-up inspection will occur, specifically to resolve this issue.

Homestead Golf Course, 5327 Worley Rd., Tipp City — Observed coffee stir sticks sitting in a cup for the customers. Single-service and single-use articles are not properly stored. A dispenser is needed for the stir sticks or a wrapped stir sticks, to prevent contamination. Single-service articles, and single-use articles shall be properly stored as described in this rule.

Trophy Nut Store, 320 N. Second St., Tipp City — Observed M&M bulk dispenser unit with no ingredient labeling in plain sight. Bulk food display for customer self-service was not properly labeled.