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Natrona County health and food inspections (7/14/22–7/22/22)

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper-Natrona County Health Department inspects restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, mobile food units, commissaries, and food vending operations. Every facility has an unannounced inspection at least twice a year.

According to the department, “There are three types of violations: priority, priority foundation and core.”

While the department of health is looking for deficiencies, the organization’s main goal is to educate businesses, helping them understand unsafe practices and ways to correct them.

According to Ruth Heald, the program manager for Environmental Health in Natrona County, “There is no sliding scale or a pass or failing of a health inspection.” She says that every violation is either fixed immediately or within 10 days, meaning that a violation does not make the business unsafe.

If a re-inspection is required, the issue might have been more severe or the facility required more time to fix it. They have 10 days to fix the issue, and according to Heald most facilities can easily meet the requirement.

Any serious violations or notable quotes will be included in summary notes below, but the full report for each restaurant can be found at the department’s website, where they publish all of their current information.

July 14, 2022

Carnivore Rehab
Violations:
 N/A
Re-inspection Required: N/A
Report not yet available


Casper Reentry Center (CRC)
Violations:
 N/A
Re-inspection Required: N/A
Report not yet available


Dippin’ Dots It’s the Little Things in Life
Violations:
 0
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report


It’s the Little Things in Life Mobile
Violations:
 0
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Unit is very well maintained and clean — keep it up. Ensure employees frequently wash hands and always use the test strips when mixing the bleach sanitizing solution to verify the concentration is 50–100 ppm. No follow-up required. See hardcopy for signatures.”

July 15, 2022

Camp Sacajawea
Violations:
 0
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Neat, clean and organized facility. Not cooking or serving food during inspection. No problems noted. Reminder to find a way to keep food contact surfaces from being touched while they are stored. Caulk the can opener holder seams as well as the back of the table. Have rodent boxes. Fire was just in facility completing their check. Water being tested and sent to EPA monthly.”


Mills Spring Ranch
Violations:
 1
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Any food that is not in the original container must be labeled with the contents if it is not obvious (e.g., macaroni or rice) and labeled with a 7-day use by date if it will not be used within 24 hours. The prep or thaw date counts as Day 1. Test strips have expired. Older ones (2016) were discarded. The remaining ones expired in April of this year. Suggest buying one box annually instead of stocking up.”


Loaf ‘N Jug #111
Violations:
 2
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Overall store is in good condition — very neat, clean and organized. Ensure employees wash hands frequently. Each time a new sink of sanitizer is made, use the test strips to verify the concentration is between 150 and 400 ppm. Call for service when needed. No follow-up inspection required.”


Salvation Army (Sally’s Kitchen)
Violations:
 0
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Walk-in refrigerator is high due to a food shipment having been delivered this morning. Log shows it is consistently around 41F. Run the sanitizer dispenser in the 3C sink for 20–30 seconds before filling the sink. Make sure to prime the dishwasher sanitizer before the first use of the day.”

July 18, 2022

Best Western Downtown Casper Hotel – Platte River Saloon (Follow-up inspection)
Violations: 1
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Items corrected from previous inspection with the exception of cleaning of food contact surfaces: can opener, dicer, slicer and microwaves.”


Bourgeois Pig
Violations: 6 (4 priority, 3 corrected during inspection)
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “All food that is not in the original container must be marked with a 7-day use by date counting the prep/thaw date as Day 1.”


Max’s Conoco
Violations:
 0
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Very neat, clean and organized facility. Reminder to date hot dog packages for date you opened them and use within 7 days or discard. No problems noted.”


Taco John’s (2nd Street)
Violations:
 4 (1 priority, 1 corrected)
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “There are a few areas in the kitchen and prep areas — specifically under equipment and storage shelves — noted in need of cleaning. When cooling leftovers at the end of the day, leave a vent in the bags so the heat can properly escape. Once the items have cooled to 41 or below, the bags or containers may be sealed. Keep all handsinks stocked with soap, paper towels and hot running water to ensure proper hand washing protocol is done. No follow-up required.”

July 19, 2022

America Theatre
Violations:
 1
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Discontinue the practice of leaving partially filled refuse containers in the facility overnight.”


Comfort Inn
Violations:
 3 (2 priority, 1 corrected during inspection)
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Eggs were heated to approximately 145F then placed in the steam table to continue heating. While they are getting to 165F within 2 hours, please heat the eggs longer in the microwave since the steam tables are not designed to reheat food. Make sure to cool gravy in the freezer in an uncovered container and stir it occasionally.”


Frontier Brewing Company
Violations:
 0
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “No violations observed at time of inspection. Ensure sanitizers and the dishwasher is tested at least once a day to verify the correct concentrations are being dispensed. Always keep the grain up off the floor and in a clean, dry location. When brewing, the front doors must be kept shut. Continue performing pest control checks on a regular basis and call for maintenance if needed. No follow-up inspection scheduled.”


Rialto Theatre
Violations:
 1 (1 corrected)
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Remove excess popcorn and do not leave out on the floor.”


Smith’s Food and Drug
Violations:
 0
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Overall very neat, clean and organized facility. Continue working on overall cleanliness of facility particularly under shelves and corners. Have a new trash compactor and it is working well. Monitor cans for dents and if on a seam, discard product. Inventory system notifies when products will be past use by, sell by, etc. dates. No products found past dates. No problems noted.”


Smith’s Food and Drug Bakery
Violations:
 1
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Cleanliness has improved; continue working on overall cleanliness of facility particularly inside cabinets. No problems noted.”


Smith’s Food and Drug Deli
Violations:
 0
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Very neat, clean and organized facility. Continue working on overall cleanliness particularly under and behind equipment. Chicken station put in walk-in after chicken is battered and put in to cook. No problems noted. May add a sushi bar to deli area next year.”


Smith’s Food and Drug Meat
Violations:
 0
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Very neat, clean and organized department. Continue working on maintaining overall cleanliness particularly under and behind equipment. No problems noted.”


Smith’s Food and Drug Online Ordering Pick Up
Violations:
 0
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “All refrigeration units are holding appropriate temperatures. No problems noted.”


Taco Bell (CY Avenue)
Violations:
 4 (1 priority, 1 foundation, 1 corrected, 2 repeat)
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Overall neat, clean and organized facility. Employees were cleaning when I arrived as well as throughout the inspection. Continue working on overall cleanliness particularly under and behind equipment, corners, around soda machines and boxes and trash enclosures. Replace door sweep on front door and replace the side door soon as there is a gap developing. Consider putting a door sweep in the inside door (second door) to have extra protection from insects and rodents. Prep sink and hand sink next to office are leaking; repair or replace. Women’s restroom is missing soap dispenser; put out soap and put up dispenser if you want. Toilet bases should be cleaned and re-caulked at some point as the caulking is coming off in places. Employees washing hands frequently and wearing gloves appropriately. New addition looks great and walk-in freezer is large enough to hold foods.”

July 20, 2022

DSASUMO
Violations:
 6 (3 priority, 2 repeat)
Re-inspection Required: Yes
Link to full report

Comments: “Utilize test strips to ensure proper concentration of sanitizer. Sanitizer mixed with chlorine should be at least 50ppm and not greater than 100ppm.”


Sherrie’s Place
Violations:
0
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Overall very neat, clean and organized facility. Continue working on overall cleanliness particularly under and behind equipment and corners. True 2-door prep top unit is running warm but are not storing food in the bottom. Top is rotated in between breakfast and lunch so time as a control is being utilized. Sanitizer level in the dishwasher is slightly low; raise it to at least 50–100 parts per million. Hood being cleaned tomorrow.”

July 21, 2022

Big D Oil #19
Violations:
 3
Re-inspection Required: Yes
Link to full report

Comments: “Dense foods such as macaroni and cheese and chili should be stirred frequently when in hot holding. Train staff in use of test strips and ensure utilization to monitor sanitizer strength.”


J & D’s Cajun Kitchen – GFH Commissary
Violations:
 1 (corrected)
Re-inspection Required: Yes
Link to full report

Comments: “Overall neat, clean and organized facility. Continue working on overall cleanliness particularly under and behind items. Was told he did not need test strips as he did his dishes at the Good Food Hub. Oil is clean and replaced frequently. Batter is made the day of and is not used or out for more than 4 hours. Recommend you put your drinks in a cooler and not your reach-in as it will warm it up and hinder air flow. They usually have their drinks in a cooler but today will be a short outing. No problems noted.”


FireRock Steakhouse
Violations:
 6 (5 priority, 2 corrected, 2 repeat)
Re-inspection Required: Yes
Link to full report

Comments: “Overall, date marking is very good but some items are marked with a prep date but no use by date. The internal temperature of two of the cooling units was high due to excessive use but the food in them was below 41F. The door gaskets on several cooling units are torn. If they cannot be kept clean or if the units cannot hold temperature the gaskets will need to be replaced. The facility is planning on making sushi. Please provide the procedure for making it. Specifically, when is it made, how is the rice handled, will the rice sit at room temperature, is it made to order or made and held cold? Also, please provide letters from the supplier of the sushi fish stating that they have been properly frozen for parasite destruction or that they were raised in a manner that prevents internal parasites.”


Old Chicago
Violations:
 2 (1 priority, 1 corrected)
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Very neat, clean and organized facility. Products labeled and dated. Continue working on overall cleanliness of facility particularly under and behind equipment. Watch outside doors and when you can see daylight, replace the door sweeps to minimize insect and rodent entry. Ice machine must be cleaned and sanitized soon. Hoses should not lay in the bottom of the floor sink in case it gets clogged. Hang on something or cut off so they are not in the bottom. Replace or repair tiles that are falling off, this is on the list to be completed already. Excellent processes and procedures in place.”


PJ Schooner
Violations:
 3 (3 priority)
Re-inspection Required: Yes
Link to full report

Comments: “Ice dispenser and bin are food contact surfaces and must be cleaned and sanitized periodically. The rim of the ice chute frequently accumulates build-up of soil.”

July 22, 2022

Allen Stewart Lions Camp
Violations: 1
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Protect the food establishment against the entry of insects and rodents by 1. Filling or closing holes and other gaps along floors, walls, and ceilings, 2. Closed, tight fitting windows, and 3. Solid, self-closing, tight-fitting doors. Insects and rodents are vectors of disease-causing microorganisms which may be transmitted to humans by contamination of food and food-contact surfaces.”


Camp Wyoba
Violations: 2 (1 priority)
Re-inspection Required: Yes
Link to full report

Comments: “Propping dining hall door open leads to pests entering the building. Potential solutions include adding air curtains, screens, and/or closing off window to kitchen.”


Little Shop of Burgers (Follow-up inspection)
Violations: 7 (4 priority, 2 corrected)
Re-inspection Required: Yes
Link to full report

Comments: “Make sure staff is washing their hands before putting on gloves so that anything on their hands is not transferred to the gloves. Overall, labeling and date marking is very good. Make sure to date mark the pre-made lunches and label the tub of spices by the microwave. Remind staff to keep the lids on the bottles of vinegar, maple syrup, etc. Bottles were discarded.”


Meals on Wheels
Violations:
 2
Re-inspection Required: No
Link to full report

Comments: “Repair/replace the backdoor sweeps and repair the frame as soon as possible. Continue monitoring and logging all cooling units and hot hold units on a daily basis. All employees observed performing good food safety practices — keep it up. Make the appropriate repairs to the leaking hand sink as soon as possible. The cold wells need covers over the mechanical unit underneath also. No follow-up inspection scheduled.”


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