Heritage Events Center, 229 3rd Avenue West, Cresco, IA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

Business Info

Type: Commissary or catering
Sub type: Full Service
Address: 229 3rd Avenue West, Cresco, IA 52136
Owner and phone: MIKE & PAM MCALLISTER

Total inspections: 4
Last inspection: 3/19/2010

Restaurant representatives - add corrected or new information about Heritage Events Center, 229 3rd Avenue West, Cresco, IA »

Inspection findings

Inspection Date


  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Thawing procedures not met 3-501.13, p 79)
      Shrimp and tartar sauce thawing at room temperature. Either thaw under running water or thaw ahead of time in the walk-in cooler. Corrected.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Walls, floors, ceiling, lighting (Materials characteristics for floors, walls, & ceilings 6-101.11, p 165)
      Storeroom floor is chipping and peeling. Sweep up and replace the floor.
  • Other Operations
    • Handling/storage/labeling of toxic items (Inadequate separation from food, equip, utensils, linens, single service 7-201.11, p 182)
      Insecticide and other chemicals stored on shelf with food in kitchen. Reorganize to store chemicals below and separate from foods. Corrected.
    • Refuse, recyclables, returnables (Facilities for refuse, recyclables, returnables 5-501.11-13 & 15, 16, p 159-160)
      Still need to break down cardboard and store in garbage or other containers until it is hauled away. The storeroom is full of boxes. Repeat.
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Toilet doors not kept closed 6-501.19, p 178)
      Upstairs restrooms need door closers to allow the doors to self-close.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Date Marking (Inadequate date marking of ready-to-eat foods 3-501.17, p 83)
      Pea salad not date-marked, made yesterday. Corrected.
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
      Cases of food on walk-in cooler floor - store at least 6 inches off the floor.
    • Approved Source/Sound Condition (Non-compliance with food law 3-201.11, p 48)
      Pork sausage from a local locker in storeroom freezer labeled "Not for Sale". Remove from the premises or discard - uninspected meats may not be sold to the public. Corrected.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Handwashing facilities (Handwashing signs not posted 6-301.14, pg 173)
      All handsinks, including restrooms, need handwashing signs.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Thermometers provided/accurate (Temperature device not designed to check temperature in thin foods (meat patties) 4-302.12(B), pg 120)
      Obtain a food thermometer with a thin-diameter probe (needle probe) that is tip-sensitive to monitor temperatures of thin foods.
    • Food contact surfaces (Storage: equipment/utensils, single service & use items 4-903.11, p 141)
      Cases of cups on storeroom floor.
  • Other Operations
    • Refuse, recyclables, returnables (Facilities for refuse, recyclables, returnables 5-501.11-13 & 15, 16, p 159-160)
      Large amount of cardboard boxes in basement storeroom. Break down boxes and store in garbage cans or store outside in receptacle.
    • License posted/maintained (License not posted/displayed 8-304.11, p 200)
    • Smoking area: designated/posted (Smoking prohibitions in public buildings: signs posted, ashtrays present, smoking observed. IAC 641-153)
      Only one door has the Iowa approved "No Smoking" sign. Post the signs at each entrance used by customers, employees, and delivery personnel. Check www.IowaSmokefreeAir.gov or call 888/944-2247 for signs.
  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Adequate cooling for cooked/prepared food (Improper cooling methods 3-501.15, pg 81)
      Cooked pork slices stacked in plastic container, and baked potatoes stacked in plastic tubs, all in walk-in cooler. Foods must be cooled in metal or glass containers with the food no deeper than 4 inches or in single layers (meat slices and potatoes). Separate juices from meats. Leave the container partially uncovered. Cool foods down to 70 degrees within 2 hours, then down to 41 degrees or below within an additional 4 hours. Corrected.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Cross-Contamination Protection (Inadequate protection from cross-contamination 3-302.11, p 61)
      Raw pork stored over ice cream mix in walk-in cooler, and cooked ham stored on tray with raw pork. Store raw meats below and separate from precooked foods. Corrected.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (In-use utensils, between use storage 3-304.12, p 65)
      Ice scoop stored on top of dirty ice machine. Store the scoop on a clean, dry surface.
  • Warewashing
    • Mechanical washing/sanitizing (Hot water used as sanitizer: stationary rack 165° F, other units 180 F 4-501.112, p 126)
      Dishwasher does not maintain proper rinse temperatures after 2 cycles. You might have to wait 10 minutes between cycles or have the machine repaired/replaced. Corrected.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Accessible/soap & towels provided (Hand soap/cleanser not provided 6-301.11, p 173)
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: provided & accessible 4-302.12(A), pg 120)
      Thermometer needed in lodge refrigerator.
  • Other Operations
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Uncovered receptacle ladies toilet room 5-501.17, p 160)
      Need covered wastecan in women's restroom in main kitchen.

Do you have any questions you'd like to ask about HERITAGE EVENTS CENTER? Post them here so others can see them and respond.


You can win $500 if you submit a qualified review to our sweepstakes!

HERITAGE EVENTS CENTER respresentatives - respond and add information

Write your review!

Your Ratings

You can rate this restaurant in different categories from 1 star (worst) to 5 stars (best) or leave category unrated


Your Review

Would you recommend HERITAGE EVENTS CENTER to others? (optional)
Add photo of HERITAGE EVENTS CENTER (optional)
Add more info about the restaurant »

About You

Your nickname:

Optional Verification

(additional info to increase the weight and the placement of your review and ratings)

Real Name:
Email (won't be published):
Date and time of your visit to this restaurant:
Phone number (won't be published):
Leave your signature»


Special limited-time promotion! Submit your review for a chance to win $500 in our sweepstakes!

Your email address (you will not be contacted unless you win, we do not sell your email address or send any spam):

Restaurants in neighborhood



Create your own business profile on city-data.com. It's completely free!
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: