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UPDATED: Owner addresses Grand River score, Daylight Donuts scores 78 on county health inspection

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

LEEDS — Daylight Donuts of Leeds at 6200 Grand River Parkway scored a 78 on their Dec. 20 inspection by the Jefferson County Department of Health, according to county documents.

Related Story: This week’s restaurant health scores.

Remarks in the county inspection report show that Daylight Donuts needs to “Provide an employee health policy that states what actions are necessary when an employee has a specific symptom or diagnosis related to diseases that are transmissible through food.”  It is further noted that it must be verifiable that employees have been made aware of the health policy.

Owner Jonathan David addressed the score and pledged to correct the issues.

“Daylight Donuts in Leeds always strives to be the very best in cleanliness and customer satisfaction,” David said. “We try our best to take end of the day donuts to our local firemen, police and let senior centers or non-profits pick up. I don’t say that for accolades but to say we truly love giving our support where we can and do whatever we can to help.”

David said he planned to strengthen his management of the Shops at Grand River location to help employees understand health department requirements and avoid future problems.

“Jefferson County Department of Health visited our location at the Shops of Grand River,” David said. “Due to some poor management on my part, I had paperwork that wasn’t up-to-date on employees who had returned from college to work on Christmas break.”

Several of the items cited were not related to the quality of the food, David said.

“There was also a few other items that were non-food related,” David said. “We only provide donuts and coffee at that location and have no kitchen as it is a kiosk. We appreciate the support the local communities have always given us and we plan to continue doing our very best!”

County documents also indicate that Daylight Donuts will need to make sure that food handlers, “Wear hair restraints that are designed and worn to effectively keep hair from contacting exposed food, equipment, utensils, linens, and unwrapped single-service/single-use articles.”

Points were deducted from Daylight Donuts score, according to remarks in the county inspection report, because the current permit and their current inspection report had been placed behind a coffee machine and not in public view. A review of previous inspections for Daylight Donuts indicate that the previous inspection score from June 19 was a 91.

Other remarks noted that Daylight Donuts will need to, “Provide appropriate, readily accessible thermometer for verifying internal temperatures of TCS food stored under refrigeration; and, for manual warewashing, to measure washing and sanitizing temperatures. A probe-type thermometer could not be located: provide a probe thermometer scaled to measure 0F-220F.”

Further points were deducted, according to the inspection report, because Daylight Donuts had a container of Ortho Home Defense residential pesticide stored under the warewashing sink.  The pesticide was not labeled for use in a food establishment.  Daylight Donuts was advised to “Use only pesticides labeled for use in a food establishment.”

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