Health 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

Dec. 4

Hinders, 902 W. Main St., Tipp City — In the main bar ice bin, the ice scoop was observed with the handle on top of the ice. Repeat: in the container of wing flour mix, a bowl without a handle was observed being used to dispense. Critical: observed one pan of chili being reheated to 148 F. Critical: at the time of inspection, in the reach-in cooler across from the storage shelf, multiple small containers of dressings were observed without date markings. Critical: repeat at the time of inspection, the wing sauces for immediate use were observed not time stamped. Sterilite clear plastic storage containers were observed being used to store raw chicken wings. At the time of inspection, an internal food thermometer was not observed. On the coolers across from wing sauce prep table, door gaskets were observed in disrepair. The kitchen hot water sanitizing ware washing machine was observed being used as a chemical sanitizing ware washing machine. Single-use plastic containers were observed being used to store dry ingredients and other food items. Critical: food contact surfaces on the deli slicer and the internal surfaces of the microwave were observed with food debris build-up. These nonfood contact surfaces were observed with grease, food and dirt debris build-up: the exterior surfaces of kitchen equipment, the bottom surface of kitchen reach-in coolers and freezers, the kitchen storage shelving units, the bottom shelves of prep tables and equipment holding tables. The cooking and serving utensil storage containers on the shelving unit adjacent to the walk-in freezer were observed with food debris build-up. Throughout the kitchen on storage shelves, plates, bowls and storage containers were observed not inverted or covered. The multi-use eating utensil sorter on the shelving unit adjacent to the walk-in freezer was observed with food and dirt debris build-up. The bar ice bin drain plumbing was observed in disrepair resulting in water leaking into the basement. The ceiling in the kitchen was observed in disrepair resulting in water leaking from above (the bar). The bar floor beneath the ice bin and around the drain was observed in disrepair resulting in water leaking to the basement kitchen area. Critical: beneath the kitchen dish machine, pooling water was observed along the floor-wall juncture. Critical: at the time of inspection, a noxious odor was evident coming from the dish machine area along with the three compartment sink/grease trap area. Critical: in the kitchen and bar areas, multiple working containers were observed not labeled. Critical: chemical bottle working container was observed being stored on the top of the prep table.

Dec. 5

Troy Bowl, 1530 McKaig Ave., Troy — Repeat: facility did not have one employee with supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service with level two certification in food protection. The surfaces of cutting blocks or boards were severely scratched or scored and could not be effectively cleaned and sanitized. Observed ice machine not properly cleaned inside the top section. Observed bottom inside sections of cooler and freezer units with food build-up. Non-food contact surfaces of equipment are dirty. Obsereved dark residual on floors throughout the food area.

United Dairy Farmers, 11 Race St., Troy — Critical: observed apples being displayed for consumer purchase without proper protection against contamination; person-in-charge removed apples during inspection. Critical, repeat: observed sausages (125 F), eggs and sausage taquito (110 F), pepperoni pizza taquito (115 F) and hot dogs (108 F) not holding proper temperatures during inspection; person-in-charge threw away affected foods during time of inspection. Critical: observed wicker bowls used to hold fruit were not made of a material that was easily cleanable. Observed ice accumulation on fan covers of condensing unit in walk-in freezer.

Outback Steakhouse, 1801 Towne Park, Troy — Critical: in the kitchen area, multiple containers of food were observed uncovered. Critical: at the time of inspection, on a plate, steak and a baked potato were observed sitting on top of a receipt. Critical: on the line in the cold wells, one pan of whipped butter was observed holding at 54 F; corrected during inspection. Critical: food storage lids were observed the cracks, open seams and drilled holes. The handles of scoops were observed with drilled holes and end caps missing. In the walk-in freezer, ice build-up was observed on the walls, ceiling and evaporator unit. Multiple storage shelves in the kitchen were observed with dirt and dust debris build-up. In the ice machine area, clean utensils in the sorters were observed with the food contact surfaces up. Plates on the storage shelf across from the dirty dish area along with food storage pans in multiple areas of the kitchen were observed with the food contact surfaces exposed and up. Multiple surfaces of the walls inside the walk-in cooler were observed in disrepair. Also, a surface on the exterior wall of the walk-in cooler, near the floor and adjacent to the walk-in cooler door was observed in disrepair.

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Dec. 12

Walmart Super Center, 1300 E. Ash St., Piqua. The display hooks on the back shelf in the deli and the container with serving utensils in the deli need to be cleaned. Paper towels not accessible at front deli hand sink. Make sure these are always available so hands can be washed. Corrected.

Knights of Columbus, 204 W. Ash St., Piqua. Satisfactory at time of inspection.

Stillwater Catering, 100 N. Sunset Drive, Piqua. Satisfactory at time of inspection.

El Tequila Bar and Grill, 1274 E. Ash St. Piqua. Observed containers of food i.e. lemons, salt, without lids. Cover food containers to prevent contamination. Corrected. Observed bulk containers of food product without labels. All food items not in original container must be labeled unless unmistakable to prevent misuse. Observed wiping cloths on counter. Keep these items in sanitizer between uses to prevent bacterial growth. Observed beef tips cooling improperly in walk in. Tips at 52 degrees more than six hours after cooling began. Cool foods rapidly 135 to 70 degrees in two hours, 70 degrees to 41 degrees in four hours. Containers of tomatoes and guacamole stored improperly in prep unit. These items were 51 degrees and 47 degrees, respectively. Keep all TCS foods below 41 degrees at all times to prevent bacterial growth. Keep food containers in cooling section of unit, not above. Corrected. The drain pipe for the prep sink is broken. Repair.

Dec. 13

Lighthouse Café, 213 N. Main St., Piqua. Observed raw beef stored above tomatoes. Do not store raw meats above ready to eat items to prevent possible cross contamination. Provide thermometer for prep unit so the temperatures can be monitored. The floors in the hard to reach areas including waitress area need cleaning.

Dec. 14

Buffalo Wings & Rings, 989 E. Ash St., Piqua. Observed refrigerator units without thermometer. Provide thermometers in all refrigerator units so temperatures can be monitored. The following items need to be cleaned. Make sure all food equipment is clean to sight and touch at all times – two drawer refrigerator, prep units, egg slicers, cup storage area , fryer area, warmer, microwave interior, fryers and freezer. The two-drawer refrigerator by fryer is broken. Repair. Observed serving tongs stored on the exhaust part of fryer. Only store dispensing utensils in clean areas. Corrected.

Dec. 15

Upper Valley Career Center, 8811 Career Drive, Piqua. Satisfactory at time of inspection.

The Cornerstone at 8811, 8811 Career Drive, Piqua. Satisfactory at time of inspection.

Dec. 19

Sunset Meat Market, 1125 Covington Ave., Piqua. Observed ready to eat meats without dates. Be sure to date all ready to eat TCS foods with date opened. Discard after seven days.

Twin Dragon, 1598 Covington Ave., Piqua. Observed wiping cloths on counter. Keep these items in sanitizer water between uses to prevent bacterial growth. Have at least one person from facility take a level 2 food safety class. Observed broken food containers and cutting boards. All food contact surfaces must be smooth, durable and intact. Back door was open. Keep closed to prevent entry through the backdoor. Lights in the kitchen are not working . Replace/repair. The following items need to be cleaned: microwave, walk in cooler, shelving, can rack, prep unit interior, knives, food containers, cutting boards. The floors, walls and ceilings need to be cleaned throughout the facility.

Dec. 20

Kroger, 1510 Covington Ave., Piqua. Provide soap at hand sink so hands can be washed.

Dec. 21

Ulbrich’s IGA, 407 S. Wayne St., Piqua. Observed food employee touch face with gloved hand and not wash hands and change gloves after. Must wash hands after touching face. Observed jar of baby food with expiration date of March 17 on shelves. Remove item after expiration date. Item discarded. Observed packages of sausage that were past use by date that had new labels with new use by dates put on packages. This is not permitted. Items removed. The guard on the tenderizer in meat department damaged. Replace. The chicken breading machine was not being washed often enough. Must wash in use equipment every four hours of continuous use. The following items need to be cleaned: doughnut area, chicken breading machine, chopper in deli, marinating equipment in meat, cutting tables in meat and chicken walk in. Provide paper towels and hand soap at hand wink by doughnut line.