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.

Feb. 13

Chick-Fil-A, 1910 W. Main St., Troy — No violations at time of inspection. Staff was very knowledgeable. Temperatures were within required ranges. observed good glove usage, and handwashing. Facility has three staff members with level 2 food safety certifications, and five or six level 1 employees. Focus on wiping down equipment door handles and gaskets.

Feb. 16

Kroger, 731 Market St., Troy — Observed scoop in flour bin in deli area where handle was not above the food. Observed spoon for scooping peanuts where the handle of the spoon was making contact with ready-to-eat food, corrected during inspection. Observed reduced price packaged raw beef where the safe handling instructions were covered with a sticker, also the name of the product was in all abbreviations. Food product labels are not in compliance with standards of identity requirements, corrected during inspection. Reach-in cooler in deli area did not contain a thermometer. Repeat observation: the surfaces of cutting boards in the deli area were severely scratched or scored and could not be effectively cleaned and sanitized. Observed dolly carts in meat department with build-up residual. Critical violation: observed produce storage tubs that were unclean. Food equipment surfaces are not cleaned at the required frequency. Observed employee jacket stored on rack in deli area making contact with clean items. Observed walk-in cooler/freezer in the click list section that were not constructed of approved materials, observed the use of wood in the walk-in cooler/freezer. Observed no towels or hand drying device at the handwashing sink in Starbucks area. Observed no handwashing sign posted at handwashing sink used by employees in sushi area. Observed a build-up of debris underneath shelving in bakery area. Critical violation: observed the presence of live birds in the store.

Inspections provided by the Piqua Health Department

Feb. 14

Super Station Inc., 8855 N. County Road 25A, Piqua, Observed unwholesome milk (expired 1/28/17) and ranch dressing (moldy). All food must be in sound condition. Items discarded. The following items need to be cleaned: prep unit, pizza prep unit, reach in cooler, rack, “clean” food containers. Significant accumulation of cardboard by backdoor. Dispose of more often. The prep unit drain is leaking. Repair. Removed un-used items from good service to aid cleaning.

Lee’s Famous Recipe, 102 S. Sunset Drive, Piqua. Observed ready to eat container of slow with out dates. Make sure to date all ready to eat TCS foods with date opened or prepared. Discard after being open for seven days. The following items need to be cleaned: front upright freezer, rack by fryers, walk in, floor sink drawer in prep table, ready to use trays. Employee personal items stored with single service and equipment. Keep personal items separate from equipment to prevent possible contamination.

Feb. 13

Taco Bell, 1234 E. Ash St., Piqua. The food utensils and the shelf with the frying baskets need to be cleaned.

Heritage Catering, 1714 Commerce Drive, Piqua. The plumbing for the dishwasher is leaking. Repair.

Feb. 10

China Garden Buffet, 1284 E. Ash St., Piqua. Observed cracked food containers and cutting boards. These items must be smooth and easily cleanable. The cracks provide places for bacterial harborage.

Waffle House, 1232 E. Ash St., Piqua. Eggs being kept at room temperature. Keep all TCS foods below 41 degrees at all times to prevent bacterial growth. Items moved to refrigerator. Date all ready to eat, TCS foods with date opened or made. Discard any remaining food after seven days, i.e. cut lettuce, cut tomatoes, etc. The egg mixer was only being washed once per shift. Food utensils must be washed rinsed and sanitized every four hours of continual use. The utensil drawer and the ceiling need to be cleaned.

Feb. 9

Faith’s Pizza, 536 Wilson Ave., Piqua. Observed bulk containers without labels. All food items must be labeled unless unmistakable to prevent misuse. The following items need to be cleaned: walk in, floor, ceiling, tongs in walk in, hood and metal stem thermometer. There is chipping paint on ceiling near pizza prep. Repair so smooth and easily cleanable.

311 Drafthouse, 311 N. Main St., Piqua. Observed container of bulk food without labels. All food items not in original containers must be labeled unless unmistakable to prevent misuse. Observed broken food containers. All food containers must be smooth, intact and durable. Cracks provide areas for bacterial harborage. Replace. The following items need to be cleaned: microwave interior, metal stem thermometer, can opener, slicer and hood.

LaQuinta Inn, 950 E. Ash St., Piqua. The interior of the cabinets need to be cleaned. The cabinets in the kitchen area are damaged and need to be replaced so they are smooth and intact. Repeated issue.

Bob Evans Farms, 999 E. Ash St., Piqua. The prep unit by the grill and the microwave interiors by ovens need to be cleaned.

Feb. 8

Piqua Central Intermediate, 807 Nicklin Ave., Piqua. Satisfactory at time of inspection.

Jan. 19

American Legion Post 184, 301 W. Water St., Piqua. Observed bulk food container without a label. All food items not in original container must be labeled unless unmistakable to prevent misuse. Home use crock pot being used. All equipment must be commercial, NSF approved. Remove. The hoods and microwave interior need to be cleaned.

Little Caesars, 646 W. Water St., Piqua. Time as public health control not being done correctly or as reported procedures indicate. Must mark time TCS food removed from refrigerator and discard after four hours. Items only marked after racks full. Allow utensils/equipment to air dry before stacking. Items were put away and stacked while still wet. This can allow bacterial growth. Cracked lid on pizza sauce container. Replace so lid is smooth and easily cleanable. The following items need to be cleaned: front shelving unit, ceiling, three-compartment sink, floor mop sink. Spray bottle without label. All items not in original container and not unmistakable must be labeled to prevent misuse. Corrected. Bottle of equipment cleaner stored next to cornmeal. Keep cleaners away from food items to prevent contamination. Corrected.