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High school cafeteria corrects health violations

The New Canaan High School cafeteria has corrected health violations that had included moldy shelving, milk at the wrong temperature, unclean lettuce spinner and meats stored incorrectly. Corrections were not needed for the other four local schools, which had passed their original health inspection.
On Oct. 11, the New Canaan Health Department returned to inspect the high school at 11 Farm Road and created a report that was in sharp contrast to the previous inspection on Sept. 28. The earlier score of 89 was improved to a score of 99.
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The newer report said it was “very clean and organized,” and there was “no temperature violations.” The older reports were signed by Christopher Wegrzyn, registered sanitarian and the more recent report was signed by Jen Eielson, director of Health.
During the earlier October inspection the health department found a four-point deduction — the highest potential one item demerit on the reports — for violating the third item on the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health inspection report. That item is listed as “potentially hazardous food meets temperature requirements during storage.” In the explanation it said that milk was at 54 degrees, and in the margins next to it noted “issue corrected during inspection.”  
Comments also said that there was “moldy” shelving in the walk-in refrigerator; some items were deemed “unclean” including an ice bucket, the ice machine, a lettuce spinner and fans stored above food containers.
The inspection also reported a two-point violation for “food protected during storage, preparation, display.” The comments said that raw meat was stored above ready-to-eat food in the walk-in freezer. The report said that a floor tile needing to be replaced.
The more recent inspection notes said that “all other violations corrected — no temperature violations. New ice machine, under-counter refrigerator and shelving ordered.”
Duck tape on pizza peel
None of the other schools had to have their inspections redone. Their inspection scores ranged from 100 to 97. Saxe Middle School received a perfect score of 100.  
West School scored 97, because the cafeteria received a one-point deduction because a “pizza peel handle has duct tape on it;” another one point deduction for rusted shelving in dry good storage room; and a point deduction for cracked light bulb shield.
South School scored 99 after receiving a one point deduction for unclean door gaskets on both the reach-in refrigerator and walk-in refrigerator.
East School cafeteria scored 98 and received deductions for such things as an unclean wall behind the grease trap, unclean walk-in refrigerator door gasket and unclean piping lines for the grease trap.
 
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