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.

Feb. 10

Buffalo Jack’s, 137 S. High St., Covington — Felt residual build-up on walk-in cooler handle. Ensure all handles on equipment are cleaned when needed. Observed dark caulking near dishwasher. Replace caulking properly. Observed broken tile areas in bar and near walk-in cooler. Fix tiles or base in any area that is needed. Ensure a complete sliver break down after each use or after continual four hour use. Observed food residual on back of slicer blade. Food safety handbook given.

Bowman and Landes Turkey Farm, 6490 E. Ross Rd., New Carlisle — Satisfactory at time of inspection.

F&P America Manufacturing, 2101 Corporate Dr., Troy — Observed hamburgers at 120F in hot box on line. TCS foods must be kept at 135F to limit germ growth. Product disposed. Test strips for chlorine dishwasher not measuring the strength correctly. Observed food debris on floor below disposal, under grill, on shelves, and in floor of hot box. Areas must be cleaned more often.

Applebees, 1759 W. Main St., Troy — Observed food debris on the bottom and doors of refrigerator. Observed food debris on shelves where clean dishes and equipment are stored. Observed food debris under disposal, under shelves in walk-in cooler and under grill line. Found a mop sitting in bottom of utility sink. Hang mop to dry.

Arby’s, 903 W. Main St., Troy — Hand sink has leak (rear dish washing area.) Repair sink. Sandwich cooler (kitchen) has water build-up in bottom of cooler. Repair. Several hard to reach ares have dirt/debris build-up. Such as under front counter cabinets, under prep area. Ensure these areas have more regular cleaning.

Koester Pavilion, 3232 N. County Rd. 25-A, Troy — Observed food debris on underside of mixer. Observed mildew on inside of ice machine. Discussed with maintenance that it needs cleaned more to prevent build-up.

Tipp City Eagles, 202 Main St., Tipp City — Microwave is dirty, clean to prevent cross contamination. Replace floor tile in entry of the kitchen.

Feb. 11

Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. County Rd. 25-A, Troy — No violations at time of inspection.

Marsh Supermarket, 982 N. Market St., Troy — Observed plastic flaking on slicer in deli. Equipment needs to be repaired to prevent contamination so its easily cleanable. Observed growth on underside of shelves below misters in produce area. Found old food debris on inside top of meat cutter in meat room. Clean equipment thoroughly to prevent contamination. Found unshielded light bulbs in meat room. Use shields or coated light bulbs only. Observed holes in bottom of double doors on south side of delivery area. The holes must be covered to prevent entry to pests. Doors are rusty and need to be fixed or replaced.

Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Rd., Troy — Observed raw bacon stored over ready to eat foods. Observed cooked shrimp on same shelf as raw shellfish and fish in walk-in cooler. RTE foods must be stored separately from raw meats to prevent cross contamination. Corrected. Observed boxes of food on floor of walk-in freezer. No dates found on cooked shrimp, ham, and open containers of lettuces. TCS, RTE foods must be dated and used within seven days. Observed dirty bread pans from the night before. The ice scoop bucket above ice machine was dirty. Hanging tongs on clean hooks were found dirty with food debris. The guard on the mixer has food splash. Food contact surfaces must be cleaned thoroughly to prevent contamination.

Feb. 12

Tipp City Foodtown, 960 W. Main St., Tipp City — Observed an ice drip in walk-in freezer to boxes and floor below. Keep all food from area until repaired. Shelf at meat case is broken and needs replaced. Meat manager states they clean grinder under refrigerator every other day. It needs to be cleaned every 24 hours to limit growth. Observed growth in ice machine in meat room. Clean more often to prevent contamination. Found light bulb without shielding in meat room.

Hinders, 902 W. Main St., Tipp City — Observed no date marking on turkey, corned beef, and taco meat. Date mark all RTE and TCS foods to limit germ growth. Corrected. Gaskets of two door refrigerators and walk-in freezer are broken and need replaced. The fan in the kitchen is very dirty and needs cleaned more often.

Fox’s Pizza, 19 N. Main St., West Milton — Some tiles still missing on floor in kitchen but other areas have been repaired. Two door freezer in room with wood floor. Continue to work on repairing floors. New refrigerator added to back side of pizza line. Discussed food code changes.

Sam and Ethel’s Restaurant, 120 E. Main St., Tipp City — New prep refrigerator added to kitchen. Holding at 37F. Satisfactory at time of inspection.

Holly’s Cafe and Carry Out, 112 N. Main St., Casstown — Ceiling tiles above cook line coming down. Repair or replace tiles. General clutter in dishwashing area. Remove clutter and unnecessary items. Lights missing in dish washing area. Repair or replace lights. Missing thermometers in walk-in cooler and in pizza cooler. Replace thermometers.

Submarine House Bar and Grill, 14 N. Main St., Troy — Satisfactory at time of inspection.

Feb. 16

Burger King, 1829 W. Main St., Troy — Utensil storage containers have build-up of grease/dirt. Ensure these items are cleaned regularly. Items from previous inspection corrected.