Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
August 22, 2012 9:31 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Health and sanitary violations discovered in an inspection Friday at Henry’s at The Curtis Inn have ordered for the restaurant to remain closed. Knox County Health Department sanitarian Terri Hillier was called to Henry’s for an inspection Friday afternoon after hotel manager Walter D’Sovza temporarily closed the restaurant, claiming that restaurant staff was not meeting the expected standards.


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Following the inspection, Hillier noted the following violations of restaurant manager Ed Manders:

•A handwash sink not equipped with soap and paper towels;

•Opened food packages not marked with an opening date and a discard date;

•Spoiled food in the kitchen area;

•Fruit on the bar needing to be discarded;

•Metal bolts stored on a shelf above a prep counter;

•Improper storage of raw food products;

•Uncovered food products in the refrigerator and freezer;

•Dirty dishes and equipment not cleaned in the kitchen.

•Personal toy items found in the dining/bar area.

Hillier added that there was not a staff person present who had taken the Person In Charge food safety training course which is necessary for operating a restaurant. This course is being offered at the health department on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Manders has agreed to attend with other staff members, according to Hillier.

The health department will be performing a re-inspection to insure all violations have been corrected. “We need to make sure he is following the Ohio Food Safety Code,” said Hillier. “Once the violations are corrected, they can then re-open to the public.”

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