Restaurant Report Card: 9.28.17 Mama C's

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MAUMEE (WTVG) -- We start this week with a closer look from a public health perspective at Mama C's Donuts and Coffee in Maumee.

Mama C's is once again open. Several weeks ago, it was closed after an outbreak of the norovirus.

According to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, that outbreak in August 2017 left 383 people with a Primary Illness and more than 50 others with a Secondary Illness.

"It's highly contagious, so it's easily passed from person to person," explains Health Commissioner Eric Zgodzinski.

He adds there's no way to pinpoint exactly where the norovirus started, but the health department can confirm, based on the evidence, it's highly probable the virus was spread through the donuts at Mama C's.

Although, public health experts caution it could happen anywhere.

"That can happen to anybody, at any place," says Zgodzinski. "It doesn't matter if it's, you know, that little corner store or a 5-star restaurant. It can happen any place."

Since the outbreak, the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department confirms Mama C's hired an outside company to come in and sanitize every surface more than once.

Zgodzinski says it was the most thorough cleaning he's ever seen at a food establishment.

Sanitarians are planning another inspection in a few weeks.

In the meantime, the health department is continuing to work with Mama C's Donuts and Coffee, keeping an eye on the procedures and training there to make sure it doesn't happen again and you don't get sick.

Elsewhere, there were two restaurants with double-digit violations, both were in Wood County.

Wings Over Bowling Green on Wooster had 10 Violations, including 3 Critical:

X Observed cheese 130-133F. (Instead of 135)
X Build up on the thermometers.
X A hand soap sitting on top of containers of salt.

In response, a co-owner of Wings Over Bowling Green texted 13abc:
"(The violations) were all extremely minor and almost all were fixed right there on the spot. Our cheese sauce machine needed to be turned up and that was our fault! ... we pride ourselves on keeping a clean kitchen environment." - Taylor Cook, Co-Owner

Finally, Social on North Dixie Highway in Perrysburg had 14 Violations, 2 Critical:

X No towels or hand drying device at the bar handwashing sink.
X Buttermilk held on ice at 57 degrees.
X Rice and tomato basil not properly date marked.

Those last two were corrected at the time of the inspection.

13abc spoke to an employee at Social over the phone. We're still waiting to hear from an owner.

Here are the restaurants with zero violations:

Dairy Queen
3131 W Alexis Road, Toledo (419) 475-9167
Standard Inspection 8-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Tom's Bar-B-Que & Grill
702 Front Street, Toledo: (419) 697-7400
Standard Inspection 11-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Pizza Hut #032282
124 Chesterfield Lane, Maumee (419) 893-0779
Standard Inspection 12-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Sweet Retreat
1276 Michigan Avenue, Waterville (419) 878-4200
Standard Inspection 12-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Country Grains
6808 W Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania (419) 824-8400
Standard Inspection 12-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Subway Sandwiches
5803 Monroe Street, Sylvania (419) 885-7844
Standard Inspection 13-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

McDonald's
1470 E Wooster St, Bowling Green (419) 353-9871
Standard Inspection 11-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Chipotle Mexican Grill #878
1558 E Wooster St, Bowling Green (419) 353-4534
Standard Inspection 13-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Jimmy John's
10081 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg (419) 874-6688
Standard Inspection 15-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Element 112
5737 N Main Street, Sylvania (419) 517-1104
Standard Inspection 12-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Chuggy's Ice Cream & Deli, Inc.
921 Oakdale Avenue, Toledo (419) 693-4440
Standard Inspection 13-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Sportsman Cafe
1025 Starr Avenue, Toledo (419) 693-5601
Standard Inspection 13-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

The Bottom Line
2053 Starr Avenue, Toledo (419) 693-6720
Standard Inspection 13-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Maumee Bay State Lodge - Snack Bar
1750 Park Road 2, Oregon (419) 836-1466
Standard Inspection 14-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

James A Long Dba Eagle's Landing Golf Club
5530 Bayshore Road, Oregon (419) 697-4653
Standard Inspection 14-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Takacs Grocery & Meat Market
1956 Genesee Street, Toledo (419) 693-9233
Standard Inspection 14-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Stanley's Market
3302 Stickney Avenue, Toledo (419) 726-4347
Standard Inspection 12-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Aramark-UT-Croutons
2801 W Bancroft Street, Toledo (419) 552-7655
Standard Inspection 14-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

U of Toledo - Subway
2801 W Bancroft Street, Toledo (419) 552-7655
Standard Inspection 14-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Pizza Hut
2801 W Bancroft Street, Toledo (419) 552-7655
Standard Inspection 14-Sep-2017 0 critical & 0 non-critical

Riverview Yacht Club
5981 Edgewater Drive, Toledo (419) 729-9251
Standard Inspection 15-Sep-2017 0 critical