Restaurant inspections are done twice per year in North Reading. Several restaurants in town received violations during their inspections this year.
If there are violations, the inspector always returns for a follow up inspection to ensure that the violations are corrected. According to the Health Department, they have yet to receive the paperwork regarding follow-ups for the inspections listed below.
Here are details of the inspections provided by the Health Department:
Kitty’s was inspected in April. The inspector listed five violations and two violated provisions related to foodborne illness interventions and risk factors.
The inspector listed the following descriptions for the violations:
- Keep back door closed to prevent insect/rodent activity
- Clean solid waste storage area
- Clean grease on ground
- Do not store trash atop soft serve machine
- Clean plate warmer
- Post hand wash sign at employee hand sinks
- Do not store boxes in kitchen area
- Do not store drinks on line
- Clean floor behind fryolator
- Provide sanitizer in food prep areas
- Clean windowsills and shelves
- Instruct all employees on handling/preparing foods
- Basement: provide drop ceiling/protective barrier over all food prep areas
- Storage of equipment and paper products
- Replace or secure loose ceiling tiles
- Resurface paint floor in basement
- Softserve machine high bacteria quality reading
- Provide new bacteria quality test
McDonalds was inspected in April. The inspector noted six violations and two of those violated provisions related to foodborne illness interventions and risk factors.
The inspector listed the following descriptions of the violations:
- Do not store personal drinks on food product
- Mop bucket improperly stored
- Clean filters on all HVAC systems
- Wire down between equipment
- Leak under soda machine
- Post all certifications
- Provide all service invoices for exterminators; workers comp; HVAC hood cleaning; removal of trash, fats, oils and grease
The Subway on Lowell Road was inspected in March. The inspector listed one violation and it did violate provisions related to foodborne illness interventions and risk factors.
The inspector provided the following descriptions for the violations:
- Temp of soup in well 110 degrees
- Product removed and dumped
- Temp of cold food below 45 degrees