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.

Oct. 19

Clopay, 1400 W. Market St., Troy — Observed employee drink on shelf above prep table. Observed dented can in dry stock area. Corrected during inspection. Observed packed food that contains two or more ingredients in grab and go case that did not have ingredient labels.

Patty’s IGA, 106 E. Main St., Bradford — Critical violation: raw animal food was not being cooked to the required temperature. Chicken breast was found to be cooked to 154F after cooking cycle. Poultry must be cooked to 165F. Corrected during inspection. The plumbing system was not properly repaired at the two tank sink in the meat room. Many broken tiles found in the grocery area and deli area. Observed a build-up of dirt and debris on the wall and floor behind the chicken fryer and floor in the produce area. Baby food found with expired dates on the shelf. Food disposed.

Oct. 20

Newton Local Schools, 201 N. Long St., Pleasant Hill — Critical violation: observed no backflow prevention device installed on a water supply system on prep sink near coffee maker.

Springmeade Health Center, 4375 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City — Observed employee drink sitting on three-compartment sink. Observed residual build-up on and behind handles of stand-up coolers and on spray hose in dish area. Critical violation: observed no backflow prevention device installed on a spray hose in dish tank. Critical violation: the hand-washing sink in the dish area was not easily accessible. Observed broken base tile underneath dish area. Observed a black residual build-up along wall underneath dish tank.

Clark’s Pizza House, 24 N. High St., Covington — Observed employee drink sitting near prep area in the kitchen. Person-in-charge did not ensure that the facility has written procedures for vomiting and diarrheal events.Observed food in packaging that does not appear to protect it from contamination. Observed boxes of food items sitting directly on the ground in the storage area. Observed food residual build-up on microwave handle and on handles attached to cabinet doors toward the back of the kitchen.

Oct. 21

Subway Walmart, 1801 W. Main St., Troy — Observed employee drinks and personal items laid around back of kitchen and prep area. Critical violation: refrigerated, RTE, TCS foods held refrigerated for more than 24 hours were not properly date marked. Observed a leak on the bottom of the Icee machine where sugar syrup was coming out. Critical violation: equipment food-contact surfaces or utensils are dirty. Observed food residue build-up on back of veggie cutter. Observed grease and oil from cooking popcorn in the popcorn machine. Critical violation: observed improper display of cleaning chemicals near food prep area.

Y’all’s Country Club, 196 N. High St., Covington —Observed residential freezer being used that is not approved by a recognized testing agency. Observed cooler that is not in working order. Observed leaky faucet on three-compartment sink.

Subway, 11 N. High St., Covington — Critical violation: person-in-charge did not ensure that employees are informed in a verifiable manner of their responsibility to report their health information. Observed water leak in small two-door reach-in cooler from condensation issue. Observed residual build-up on microwave handle and on handle of walk-in cooler. Observed mouse droppings in back corner where pop hook-up is located.

Inspections by the Piqua Health Department

Oct. 19

Papa John’s, 500 N. Main St., Piqua – Single service containers of blue cheese, ranch, cheese and pizza sauce kept at room temperature. These items were all marked “keep refrigerated.” They must be kept at 41 degrees or below to prevent bacterial growth. Items discarded. The pizza cutter was not being washed often enough. Food utensils must be washed at least once every four hours of continued use to prevent bacterial growth. The following items need to be cleaned: prep unit; keyboard at prep unit; walk in interior; tomato cutter; stored scoops; can opener; floor. The back door was propped open. This must be closed or properly screened to prevent pests.

Oct. 20

Piqua Marathon, 226 W. Water St. Piqua — Satisfactory at time of inspection.

Pizza Hut, 1631 Covington Ave. Piqua — The dishwasher was not dispensing enough sanitizer. Must have at least 50 ppm chlorine during sanitizing cycle. Repaired by staff. Monitor closely. The following items need to be cleaned: floors; ceilings; equipment exteriors; can opening; shelving; vegetable cutter; bowls and containers on shelves.

Oct. 21

Subway 1125 E. Ash St. Piqua — Chicken and turkey held above 41 degrees in prep line. Keep all TCS foods below 41 degrees at all times to prevent bacterial growth. Containers are too full. Only fill to line on containers. This is a repeat issue. Correct practice of overfilling. Top layer of food removed. Tomato slicer stored below cleaner or back shelves. Keep chemicals below food equipment to prevent potential contamination.

Oct. 25

Garbry Ridge, 1567 Garbry Road, Piqua — Satisfactory at time of inspection.

Oct. 26

Tim Horton’s 635 W. Water St., Piqua — Butter marked “keep refrigerated” at room temperature, 70 degrees. All TCS items must be kept below 41 degrees to prevent bacterial growth. Items discarded. Repeat issue. Provide thermometer for reach in cooler by drive through so temperature can be monitored. One inside currently is broken. Repeat. The following items need to be cleaned: prep unit interior; hot holding unit; tomato cutter.

Oct. 27

McDonald’s West 1546 Covington Ave., Piqua — Observed food employee handle trash with gloves while preparing food. Must wash hands and change gloves after working with trash before handling/preparing food. Employee washed hands and changed gloves. Leaf lettuce being held at room temperature for five hours. TCS foods can only be held at room temperature for a max of four hours. Discard after four hours to prevent bacterial growth. Program on label machine will be corrected.

American Legion Post 184, 301 W. Water St., Piqua — Observed ground beef stored above lettuce in upright refrigerator. Must store all raw meats below ready to eat items to prevent possible cross contamination. Items relocated. Packages of hamburger thawing on counter. Not a safe way to thaw. Only thaw items in refrigerator, under cold running draining water, while cooking or in microwave, if cooked immediately. Item placed in refrigerator.