Editor's Note: The following statements are from Board of Health inspections of public schools in Milford, and Milford Catholic Elementary School. The reports are based on inspections conducted in April, the most recent available.
Milford High School, 31 W. Fountain St., April 9: Six violations, including the following: boxes of "Kids Kookies" on the floor in the dry goods storage room. Three huge stainless steel bowls had some sort of debris in them (probably wood from the ceiling and people walking on upstairs storage area, person in charge states they are cleaned again before use.) Need a new system for storage of cutting board, instead of being stored in a wood rack. Bakers sink has two large cracks in it and will need to be replaced. Need better care of utensil storage in the bakers' utility drawer.
Middle School East, 45 Main St., April 9: Two violations, including the following: one hood filter has fallen into the hood; need a thermometer for the ice cream chest freezer in the back storage room. The following equipment is not used: a potato peeler, a two-bay sink, food slicer, a fryer, one ice-cream freezer, equipment on a top shelf in the dry goods storage room including mixer attachments, kitchen floor mounted mixer, pizza oven, and equipment in one utility drawer. None of this equipment has been used in the past 20 years.
Stacy Middle School, 66 School St., April 11: Three violations, which were the need for two additional thermometers, and change the paper liner for the storage rack.
Woodland Elementary School, 10 N. Vine St., April 13: One violation. Walk-in freezer door seal is defective and is allowing ice to form around the outer edge.
Brookside Elementary School, 110 Congress St., April 23: No violations. Nothing to find here.
Memorial Elementary School, 12 Walnut St., April 25: Three violations. Hot water leaks at the handle at the two-bay sink when the water is turned on. Large, six-door freezer has a huge ice buildup inside one of the doors at the end, and a thermometer is needed for the single-door, True freezer just received from the Stacy school.
Milford Catholic Elementary School, 11 E. Main St., April 26: Three violations, which included the need to replace or clean a plastic tray in a steel utility drawer used to store utensils; this same drawer sticks and makes it difficult to maintain the safety of the stored equipment. Manitowoc two-door freezer has an ice buildup along the doors, due to a defect in the seals.