Hilliard sports bar presents plan to get ‘up to code’ after dozens of violations

Up to Code

A popular Columbus Chinese restaurant, that’s been around for more than 40 years, squares things away with the health department. And, operators of a Hilliard sports bar outline a plan of action to get back Up To Code.

On August 1, NBC 4 Investigator Tom Sussi told you why the Columbus Public Health Department placed the infamous yellow sticker on the front door of Yin Yue, 1236 East Hudson Street. Yellow stickers are given to restaurants that fail to correct repeated critical violations.

In this case:

  • Food improperly cooled.
  • Food refrigerated more than 24 hours and not date marked.
  • Stored food not wrapped or covered.

The health department recently replaced the yellow sticker with a green one after Yin Yue passed its inspection with flying colors. 

On August 29, Sussi told you that Sports on Tap, 4030 Main Street, Hilliard, had an Administrative Hearing with the Franklin County Public Health Department. This year, the business has racked up nearly 100 violations including 26 critical ones.

For example:

  • Food not properly date-marked.
  • Expired food.
  • Food not properly cooled.
  • Dirty utensils.
  • Rodent feces in the basement.

At the hearing, Sports on Tap outlined a plan of action to get back Up To Code.

  • Keep facility clean and sanitary.
  • Maintain daily food safety and cleaning checklists.
  • Ensure workers undergo food safety training.
  • Adopt a responsible food safety culture and follow food safety rules.

On Thursday, Sports on Tab has a follow-up inspection. It there are any new or repeat critical violations, the business could be brought before the Franklin County Board of Health, in which its license could be revoked or suspended.

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