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Campbell County health and food inspections (2/12/24–2/18/24)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Consumer Health Services Division of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture conducts inspections of retail food establishments throughout Wyoming (where there is not a local health department that does inspections) to help ensure safety of Wyoming residents.

Campbell County establishments are inspected at least once a year by the WDA. All of these reports are made public and can be found on the WDA’s website. It will only include the routine inspections and not the follow-up or other kinds of inspections.

According to the WDA, establishments are either in or out of compliance with a non-critical (non-food-related) or a critical violation (which can cause a foodborne illness).

The WDA explains that while it is looking for deficiencies, the organization’s “main goal is to educate the business.”

Its report is made to help the businesses understand unsafe practices and ways to correct them.

Any violation makes the business be out of compliance; however, violations can be on different levels, meaning not being in compliance does not necessarily indicate that a business is unsafe.

Inspections are a “snapshot” in time and the violations are often corrected before the inspector leaves the facility. Dependent on the severity of the violation, the business will have anywhere between 10 and 45 days to correct it.

Any serious violations or notable quotes will be included in summary notes below, but the full report for each restaurant can be found at the WDA’s website, where it publishes all of its current information.

Feb. 13, 2024

GASTOP LLC
Violations:
2
In Compliance: In

Comments: “Hot potentially hazardous food items were being cooled in large plastic containers. This was discussed with employees. Items will now be put into shallow metal pans that are put directly into reach in cooler.”


Feb. 14, 2024

HOME FIRE FOODS
Violations:
1
In Compliance: In

Comments: “Some general cleaning needs to be done on food equipment surfaces. This was shown to and discussed with owner. This was being corrected as inspection was taking place.”


Feb. 15, 2024

WINGATE BY WYNDHAM
Violations:
2
In Compliance: In

Comments: “Home-style flat-top griddle was being used. Only commercially approved equipment shall be used. Also, frying of foods may not be done without proper/approved ventilation and fire suppression. This was discussed with manager and will be removed.”


DON CHINO
Violations:
4
In Compliance: In

Comments: “Raw burger chubs were being stored above and next to ready-to-eat food containers and products.”


DICKEY’S BARBEQUE PIT
Violations:
3
In Compliance: In

Comments: “Cabinets in back prep room are missing door fronts and drawer fronts, exposing raw wood that is unable to be cleaned or sanitized and is absorbent. It was discussed with manager that these areas shall be repaired so that raw wood and food utensils inside are no longer exposed. Cabinet and drawer front shall be smooth, durable, non-absorbent, and easily cleanable.”


CAMPBELL COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS
Violations:
1
In Compliance: In

Comments: “Utility sink has vacuum breaker to prevent backflow; however, faucet has secondary valves installed so that two hoses can be attached to faucet, rendering vacuum breaker non-functioning. It was discussed with manager that hose attachments shall be removed to ensure vacuum breaker will work correctly in the event of backflow from sink drain.”


Feb. 16, 2024

BIG D #59
Violations:
1
In Compliance: In

Comments: “Deli meat in make table was past expiration. Items [were] discarded during inspection.”

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