Restaurant Report Card: Aug. 18, 2014


By Emily Finnegan
By Andy Shofstall

WSIL -- A 77 makes Fujiyama in Carbondale the low scorer this week.

The inspector spotted two employees go outside, then return to the kitchen to start preparing food without washing their hands. That's a five-point deduction.
There were also no buckets of sanitizer prepared to soak the wiping cloths, which is another critical issue. The report notes cloths not properly stored between uses will cross-contaminate work surfaces.
There were holes in the floor of the walk-in cooler, the dumpster and grease trap lids were left open, and the kitchen hand sink was out of soap. Cooked foods weren't labeled correctly with the date and time they were made, and a bowl of raw seafood was being stored above some ready-to-eat sauces.
All the violations were corrected within two days. We contacted management for their input on the inspection but did not hear back.
Also in Carbondale, Tequila's, which scored an 86 on its most recent check.
Carnita meat and some taquitos that were 12 days old had to be thrown out. Food can only be kept for seven days max in a restaurant kitchen. That was the only critical violation.
Oil buildup on the vent hood, filters and fire suppression lines had to be cleaned and the lid on the chip warmer was broken and needed to be replaced. Additionally, the stove, steam table, microwave and dish machine were dirty.
It was a 93 for Girolamo Pizzeria in Herrin. 
There weren't any critical violations, but food equipment had to be separated from tools, the floor in the dish area was dirty, and the drain in the ice maker had to be repaired.
High marks for Mo Wallace BBQ and More in Carbondale with a 95.
There were also no critical problems here; the side of the fryer had some grease on it and the scoop in the bulk sugar needed a handle. A ladle and two pans had to be pitched because the coating on them was chipping.
And finally, a score of 97 means the Marion Family Restaurant takes top honors this week.
Some of the coolers didn't have thermometers in them, and the self-closer on the back door had to be reconnected.
Perry County: no July 2014 Inspection Reports
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