Washington County Restaurant Inspections

Posted: November 20, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Critical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness.

Nov. 7

Tandem Tacos

492 N. West Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Spray bottle did not have a label listing contents.

Noncritical violations: None

Fast Trax

248 Arkansas 45 West, Goshen

Critical violations: Employee made bare hand contact with tomato and lettuce, repeat issue.

Noncritical violations: None

Shogun

4096 N. Steele Blvd., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Sliced tomatoes on food preparation table were at 50 degrees. Pot of sushi rice did not have a discard date. Menu does not have a clear indication for the consumer advisory. Bucket of sanitizer for wiping cloths and spray bottle of chemicals do not have labels, repeat violation. Wiping cloths were not stored in sanitizer bucket between uses.

Noncritical violations: Rice scoop was stored in standing water; during pauses in food preparation or dispensing, food preparation and dispensing utensils must be stored in accordance with established regulations. Single-use container was reused for storage. Floor of walk-in cooler and door to small preparation table need repair. Floor in warewashing area needs repair.

Harps - Deli/Bakery

1780 Crossover Road, Fayetteville

Critical violations: Container of ham salad was kept past discard date.

Noncritical violations: None

Pancho's Mexican Restaurant

177 E. Bowen Blvd., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Employee made bare hand contact with ready-to-eat tortillas.

Noncritical violations: None

Nov. 8

Butterfield Trail Village Convocation Center Bistro

1923 E. Joyce Blvd., Fayetteville

Follow-up inspection

Critical violations: Individual disposable towels were not available at the handwashing sink.

Noncritical violations: None

Formosa

1998 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Service/mop sink is not installed, repeat issue. The light bulb in the walk-in refrigerator needs replacing, repeat issue.

Nov. 9

Village Inn

3364 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Sanitizer was not at a high enough concentration in warewashing machine.

Noncritical violations: One ceiling light bulb fixture in the food preparation area lacks shielding, repeat issue.

Tokyo

522 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Chemical sanitizer concentration is too low in mechanical warewashing machine. Salads in refrigerator and on the counter were not at the proper cold holding temperature. Container of sushi rice did not have a discard time marking. Several crawling insects were behind the back food preparation table.

Noncritical violations: Sushi utensils were stored in containers of water between uses. Service/mop sink basin is not installed, repeat issue.

Sunshine House

2460 N. Old Wire Road, Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: A cantaloupe was not washed prior to slicing; raw fruits must be thoroughly washed in water to remove soil and other contaminants before being cut for human consumption.

Flying Burrito

540 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Hot water is not working at the handwashing sink in the food preparation area.

Noncritical violations: Food employee did not have a proper hair restraint. One ceiling tile was damaged by rainwater and removed, repeat issue. Current retail food permit is not posted in customer view.

Taqueria Guanajuato

812 N. Thompson St., Suite 6, Springdale

Critical violations: Employee was eating while making tortillas in the kitchen. Employee used cellphone and then went back to making tortillas without washing hands. Employee used bare hands to remove tortillas from the grill.

Noncritical violations: None

Neal's Cafe

806 N. Thompson St., Springdale

Critical violations: Employees were not using gloves while slicing ready-to-eat tomatoes. Raw sausage was stored above ready-to-eat foods.

Noncritical violations: None

Guido's Pizza

363-B Henri De Tonti Blvd., Tontitown

Critical violations: Chemical sanitation bucket did not have label.

Noncritical violations: None

Acambaro Mexican Restaurant

2605 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Salsa was not at the proper cold holding temperature.

Noncritical violations: None

Nov. 12

Sbarro America

4201 N. Shiloh Drive, Space 1395, Fayetteville

Critical violations: Pizza and stromboli lack a discard date.

Noncritical violations: Paper towels are too far away from handwashing sink. Bucket and cup are stored inside the ice machine; must use a utensil with a handle that is stored out of the ice. Bulk food container was dirty and had buildup of food debris.

Noodles Italian Kitchen

3748 N. Mall Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Food items kept in ice bath are not at proper cold holding temperatures. Bucket for sanitizer did not have a label; chemical sanitizer was not at the correct concentration in the bucket.

Noncritical violations: Ice scoop handle was touching ice. Shelves in cooler, walk-in cooler and refrigerator needed cleaning. Lid to garbage dumpster was open.

Bliss Cupcake Cafe

637 E. Joyce Blvd., Fayetteville

No violations.

Nov. 13

Sonic

2924 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

No violations.

Thai Diner

514 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Nonstick coating on rice cooker is damaged, repeat issue. Current retail food permit is not posted in customer view.

Wal-Mart Supercenter

3919 N. Mall Ave., Fayetteville

No violations.

Wal-Mart Supercenter - Deli/Bakery

3919 N. Mall Ave., Fayetteville

No violations.

Popeye's

538 E. Robinson Ave., Springdale

No violations.

Mong Dynasty North

3101 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Rice and flour were stored without a covering. Raw chicken was stored above ready-to-eat food.

Noncritical violations: Fish was being thawed using an unapproved method. Rice was stored in a container without a label. Soy sauce buckets were stored on the floor of walk-in cooler. Wet wipes were stored on the counter. Single-use soy sauce containers were being reused for storage.

MJ's Pizzeria

838 N. 48th St., Suite A, Springdale

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Creme fraiche was not stored in compliance with established regulations. Water pitchers and bowls were stored upright; clean equipment and utensils must be stored covered or inverted in self-draining position that allows for air drying.

Mexico Viejo

2131 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Handwashing sink did not have an adequate supply of paper towels. Raw chicken was stored above raw beef; must protect foods from possible cross contamination. Food was not covered in the base of the cold holding table. Salsa stored in ice bath was at 47 degrees.

Noncritical violations: Container of chips was not labeled. Wet wiping cloths were stored on countertops.

Kruton's Catering

181 Industrial Drive, Springdale

Critical violations: A cookie was on the chef table; must discontinue consuming food in food preparation or warewashing area. Employee did not shut off water with a paper towel and instead touched faucet directly; must require food employees to wash their hands in accordance with established procedures. Knives were stored in the handwashing sink; handwashing sinks must be maintained at all times so that they are accessible for employee use. Tossed salad was stored on the preparation table instead of cold holding unit before use. Turkey, ham, sliced cheese and other items did not have discard dates.

Noncritical violations: Salt, sugar and other items were in containers without labels. Knives, pizza cutters and other items need cleaning and must be stored to prevent contamination.

Burrito Loco

2155 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Fayetteville

Critical violations: No paper towels at handwashing sink. Chicken and shrimp were stored without a covering. Food containers were stored on the floor of the walk-in cooler.

Noncritical violations: Wet wiping cloths were stored on countertops. Nonfood contact equipment in the bar area needs cleaning.

Nov. 14

Tang's Asian Market

224 S. Thompson St., Springdale

No violations.

Rally's

2875 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Fayetteville

No violations.

Mama Z's Cafe

357 W. Henri De Tonti Blvd., Springdale

No violations.

Flying Burrito

3200 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Rice cooker was stored in handwashing sink basin.

Noncritical violations: Food employee did not have a hair restraint. Styrofoam trays were not stored inverted in drive-through area and corrugated fiberboard dividers are deteriorated. Wall and ceiling coverings near bulk ice maker and above large cooking pot storage lack repair, repeat issue. One light bulb in warewashing area lacks shielding. Several light bulbs and ballasts lack repair or replacement, repeat issue. Current retail food permit is not posted in customer view.

Rick's Bakery

1220 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Food employee's drink cup did not have a lid.

Noncritical violations: Pies in refrigerated display case did not have top covering. Food employee did not have a hair restraint.

East Buffet

1320 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: Sushi rice did not have a discard date. Insects were seen inside and near back door.

Noncritical violations: Pop up handwashing sink pop up drain assemblies were closed in the food preparation and sushi areas.

Nov. 15

Kid's Unlimited Learning Academy

120 Southwinds Road, Suite 2, Farmington

No violations.

Nov. 16

Rockin' Baker

3761 N. Mall Ave., Suite 4, Fayetteville

No violations.

Panera Bread

3638 Front St., Fayetteville

No violations.

E-Z Mart

3408 S. School Ave., Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Frozen peanut butter cups in the freezer for self-service were not labeled for individual sale. Light bulb above bulk ice maker lacks shielding.

Fayetteville Country Club

3335 Country Club Drive, Fayetteville

Critical violations: None

Noncritical violations: Hand-held wire mesh strainer is damaged and lacks replacement. Light bulb in dry food storage area lacks protective shielding.

Flying Burrito

540 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

Follow-up inspection

Critical violations: Hot water is not available at handwashing sink, repeat issue.

Noncritical violations: None

NW News on 11/20/2017