Benton County restaurant inspections

Violations marked as priority contribute directly to the elimination, prevention or reduction in the hazards associated with foodborne illness. Priority violations include prevention of contamination, cooking, reheating, cooling and handwashing.

Priority foundation rules support, facilitate or enable one or more priority items.

Core violations include items that usually relate to general sanitation, operational controls, equipment design or general maintenance.

BENTON COUNTY

Nov. 20

Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar

3600 Guess Who Drive, Suite 2, Bentonville

Priority violations: None

Priority foundation violations: None

Core violations: Coving is missing along bottom of floor around food prep area. Floor in kitchen is peeling and cracking in some areas, making the floor not smooth and easy to clean.

Days Inn & Suites

3408 S. Moberly Lane, Bentonville

Priority violations: None

Priority foundation violations: Permit expired 10/31/2023.

Core violations: None

La Torcia Brick Oven Pizza

3505 U.S. 412 East, Siloam Springs

Priority violations: Marinara is sitting at room temperature. Product temperature is 45 degrees. Container of open turkey date-marked 11/10/23.

Priority foundation violations: None

Core violations: At least one employee who has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall be a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program. Brooms and dust pan stored in front of the back handwashing sink. Managers working with open food are not wearing effective hair restraints. Permit posted but expired.

Mercy Hospital

2710 Rife Medical Lane, Rogers

Priority violations: Yogurt at 46 degrees in the serving line display.

Priority foundation violations: None

Core violations: None

Restaurante Mobil Familiar

239 S. Main St., Decatur

Priority violations: Facility does not have any sanitizer on location at this time.

Priority foundation violations: Hose used for the water source must be for potable water (NSF approved).

Core violations: At least one employee who has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall be a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program.

Siloam Pizza

200 N. Progress Ave., Siloam Springs

Priority violations: None

Priority foundation violations: None

Core violations: At least one employee who has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall be a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program. Control lever that switches the water from the faucet to the sprayer is missing. Facility cannot fully shut off sprayer or faucet without turning off the water control handles. At the time of inspection, when running the sanitizer, the water was not fulling diverted to the premix sanitizer unit.

Subway

2710 Rife Medical Lane, Rogers

Priority violations: Meatballs at 120 degrees in the hot-hold unit.

Priority foundation violations: None

Core violations: A box of napkins was stored in the storage room on the floor in contact with a sticky spill.

Courtyard by Marriott

1001 McClain Road, Bentonville

Priority violations: None

Priority foundation violations: Observed some black debris in the roof panel of the ice machine.

Core violations: The manager's food manager certificate expired May 16, 2023.

The River Grill

1003 McClain Road, Bentonville

Priority violations: None

Priority foundation violations: No asterisking and advisory by the hamburgers on the bar menu.

Core violations: None

Nov. 21

Airship at Coler

1300 Applegate Trail, Bentonville

Priority violations: Cooked chicken in vacuum-sealed package dated 11/10-12/10.

Priority foundation violations: None

Core violations: No quat test strips available during inspection.

Casa Chapina Restaurant

1951 U.S. 412 East, Siloam Springs

Priority violations: Employee changed gloves, but did not wash hands after handling raw chicken. No sanitizer concentration registering on the test strip. Containers of food in the walk-in cooler exceed the seven day date-marking.

Priority foundation violations: Employee using a cloth towel to wipe hands/gloves on and used the same towel to wipe off of knife. The back handwashing sink has a container of water in it. Leak in the condensation line in the walk-in cooler with water dripping on to a container underneath.

Core violations: At least one employee who has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall be a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program. Leak in the drain under the three-compartment sink.

Casey's

2655 U.S. 412 East, Siloam Springs

Priority violations: Food in the walk-in cooler is not maintaining at 41 degrees or below.

Priority foundation violations: None

Core violations: Thermometer in iced coffee unit is not accurate.

Las Palmas

301 N. Walton Blvd., Bentonville

Priority violations: Ice used for beverages out of bar area is also being used to cool a container of margarita mix and a cooling block for drink dispenser.

Priority foundation violations: None

Core violations: Multiple containers of food in walk-in cooler have bowl or other nonhandled utensils stored in them as scoops.

Pho 85 Noodle House

1140 N. Walton Blvd., Bentonville

Priority violations: Boxes of raw shell eggs stored above ready-to-eat lettuce.

Priority foundation violations: None

Core violations: Bottoms and handles of multiple coolers have an accumulation of food residue and grease. Wall behind hood vent and cooking equipment has an accumulation of grease residue.

Nov. 22

Antojitos Arcoiris

817 E. Main St., Siloam Springs

Priority violations: Employee washed gloves instead of hands.

Priority foundation violations: Food not date-marked as needed.

Core violations: At least one employee who has supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall be a certified food protection manager who has shown proficiency of required information through passing a test that is part of an accredited program. Exhaust vent it visibly dirty. Carpet in the back store room.

Hidalguense Productos

816 E. Main St., Siloam Springs

Priority violations: Chorizo stored above ready-to-eat foods. Butter at 43 degrees in the refrigerator.

Priority foundation violations: Cakes in the cooler from another bakery are not labeled properly.

Core violations: No thermometers in refrigerators as needed.

Microtel Inn & Suites

911 S.E. Walton Blvd., Bentonville

Priority violations: Gravy 130 degrees at breakfast buffet.

Priority foundation violations: New owner did not get permit in their name.

Core violations: None

Super 8

2301 S.E. Walton Blvd., Bentonville

Priority violations: None

Priority foundation violations: Facility does not have a dedicated handwashing sink near the warewashing three-compartment sink. Permit on record expired 9/30/23.

Core violations: None

The following establishments had no violations this reporting period:

Nov. 20 -- Siloam Springs Regional Hospital, 603 N. Progress Ave., Siloam Springs

Nov. 21 -- Domino's, 1227 W. Centerton Blvd., Centerton

Nov. 22 -- Asian Fresh Supermarket, 203 N. Bloomington St., Lowell; SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 2304 S.E. Walton Blvd., Bentonville