Ugly Mug Cafe, Ypsilanti

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317 W. Cross Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Health Report - 07/31/2014 (0 critical incident(s))

Observed an employee dry a cup from the dishwashing machine with a cloth towel. To correct discontinue drying cups/dishes with a cloth towel and allow cups/dishes to air dry prior to storage or use.

Health Report - 02/05/2014 (0 critical incident(s))

Found the floor under equipment, edges and corners in the prep area soiled with accumulation of debris. To correct thoroughly clean floors and keep clean.

Health Report - 08/14/2013 (0 critical incident(s))

Found a wood box being used to hold inverted glasses. To correct replace wood box with a storage container that is nonabsorbent, smooth and cleanable. Found the wood shelves in the outside storage shed not sealed to be nonabsorbent. To correct seal or coat shelves to be nonabsorbent.

Found mop left on edge of mop sink and mop bucket. To correct hang mop after cleaning.

Found no thermometer in the 2 door under the counter cooler by the espresso machine. To correct provide an internal hanging thermometer.

Found the area surrounding the pump inside the ice machine soiled with light accumulation. To correct follow manufacturers directions and thoroughly clean pump areas.

Found containers of single use utensils (spoons and forks) stored with handles down and lip-contact surfaces exposed. To correct store utensils with handles up.

Health Report - 02/19/2013 (0 critical incident(s))

Found the floor in the kitchen area with numerous uneven surfaces. Found the wall in the storage closet with holes and damaged drywall. To correct repair floor and wall to be durable, smooth and cleanable.

Health Report - 08/28/2012 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Found the water supply line of the pitcher rinsing unit without backflow protection device. To correct provide an air gap on the sink drain line, and provide a double check valve device (meeting asse 1024 or 1022) on water supply line.

Found the west wall of building where coffee roaster ducts exit from building not adequately sealed. To correct adequately seal areas around duct and wall to prevent pest from entering.

Found the interior of coolers in the outside storage shelf soiled. To correct clean interior of coolers and keep clean.

Found the interior surface of the ice machine soiled with splash. To correct follow manufacturers directions and clean ice machine.

Found the floor (under equipment, edges and corners) in the front counter soiled with accumulation. Found the floor in the storage shed soiled with debris. To correct thoroughly clean floor and keep clean.

Health Report - 03/01/2012 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Use a chlorine test kit and found no chlorine residual in the dishwashing machine. To correct have dishwashing machine repaired, and either use the 3 compartment sink to wash, rinse, and sanitize or provide a santizing step in the washing process. ,

Found the floor (under equipment, edges and corners) in the coffee prep area soiled with coffee debris. Found the floor surrounding the roaster soiled with coffee debris. To correct thoroughly clean floors and keep clean.

Floor in the front counter prep area uneven with different surfaces. To correct repair floor to be durable, smooth and easy to clean. Found holes in walls where coffee roaster ducts go through filled with fiberglass insulation. To correct fill areas surrounding ducts with a more durable filler. Found the glass panel of the back/side door cracked. To correct repair/replace glass.

Found an opened case of wrapped cups stored on the floor of the mop closet/storage area. Found several cases of cups stored on the floor under the front counter and window area. Found the bottom shelf in the mop closet/storage area not at least 6 inches off the floor. To correct food utensils should be stored on shelf at least 6 inches off the floor.

Found 2 books holding down a folded cardboard box on top of the coffee roaster. To correct replace cardboard box with utensil/cover that is durable, smooth, and easy to clean.

Found the sides of the ice machine soiled with splash. Found mineral build up on the tip of the hot water spout of the hot water pot. To correct clean as soon as possible, and clean on a more frequent schedule.

Found the upper spray nozzles of the dishwashing machine clogged with debris. To correct clean upper nozzles and clean as needed.

Health Report - 09/06/2011 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Found lox ( cold smoked and not fully cooked) offered on front counter board menu without proper consumer advisory. To correct provide disclosure, asterisk (*) under cooked foods to a footnote stating items are raw or undercooked, and reminder , consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. Example: menu item *the lox on the menu: *contains raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. ,

Found the edges of the floor in the prep area front counter with missing tile and uneven. To correct repair/replace missing tile and repair floor to be durable, smooth and easy to clean. Found piping from the "new" roaster extending out of the exterior wall with large gaps and cracks. To correct seal the gaps and cracks between wall and pipes to prevent pest entrance.

Found the wiping cloth used to wipe the steaming wand of the espresso machine not submerged under sanitizer. To correct store wiping cloth in sanitizing bucket completely submerged under sanitizier.

Found the edges of the coffee roaster soiled with coffee bean debris. To correct follow manufacturers directions and thoroughly clean coffee roaster.

Health Report - 03/10/2011 (0 critical incident(s))

Found the floor in entire facility with missing tile, peeling floor coating, and not smooth. To correct repair floor to be smooth and easily cleanable.

Found cups stored on top of cloths lining a tray, and silverware stored on top of deli tissue lining utensil bin. To correct discontinue using absorbent type liners, and replace with a nonabsorbing type liner.

Found the interior of the microwave soiled. To correct clean as soon as possible, and clean on a more frequent schedule

Found no antichoking poster on kitchen wall. To correct provide and post antichoking poster on kitchen wall.

Found the floor (under equipment, edges and corners) in the kitchen area soiled with accumulation of debris. To correct thoroughly clean floor and clean on a more frequent schedule.

Found a wiping cloth stored on top of counter top. To correct store wiping cloth completely submerged under sanitizer in a sanitizing bucket.

Health Report - 09/17/2010 (4 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Observed the single use gloves being used for food service to be from "harbor freight" and labeled as industrial use. The package indicates the gloves are for cleaning and automotive uses. Any current supply of gloves may be used for cleaning the bathroom & building, but they may not be used for food preparation. Purchase and utilize food service gloves that are available from your food service supplier

(Critical) Observed dairy products and soy milk stored in the two door cooler at the espresso machine station that is not maintaining proper temperature. These items were observed at 44 to 53f. Corrected by relocating these phfs to the other two door low-boy cooler. This cooler may not be used for phfs until it is repaired and maintaining 41f or below

(Critical) Observed a scented bleach being used by staff to prepare a wiping cloth solution. Corrected by discussing this issue with staff, and by staff emptying the scented bleach solution, rinsing the container and providing a new sanitizer solution with regular chlorox bleach at 50-100 ppm

(Critical) Observed small flies (fruit flies and/or similar) present in the kitchen space. Eliminate the breeding areas (rotting wood, unclean drains/floor surfaces, etc. ) for these flies (moist areas with debris build-up) to prevent future generations

This facility still lacks a certified food safety manager (full time employee). The manager, mel, indicated she is signed up for a serv-safe course starting next week thrusday. Provide me with a copy of your certification once you receive it in the mail

Provide a covered trash can in the bathroom

Observed the following areas to be in need of cleaning now and more frequently: the floor under and behind the one door and the two, two door low-boy coolers, the floor at the espresso station (including the bottom portions of the cabinet under the espresso machine, the floor sink under the dish washing station, and the mop sink

Provide an air thermometer for the nantucket nectars beverage cooler

Observed the platform for the dish washing machine to be sagging and rotting, and possibly some additional wood in the vicinity of the dish washing machine. Eliminate any damaged wood and replace it with an easily cleanable material that is impervious to water, or provide replacement wood that has been sealed on all surfaces

Observed the solenoid drain valve rod for the dish washing machine to be leaking. Repair as needed to eliminate the water drip

Observed a 55 gallon barrel outside used to store coffee grounds with out a cover. Please provide a water-proof cover for this container

The two door low-boy cooler at the espresso machine was operating at 54f. A part is on order currently. Repair as needed to maintain foods at 41f or below

Observed the wiping cloth used to clean the steaming wand on the espresso machine to be stored around the steaming wand resting on the spill tray. Between uses the wiping towel must be stored in a solution of sanitizer