Noodles & Company

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3601 Washtenaw, Suite A
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Health Report - 07/21/2015 (5 critical incident(s))

(Critical) At hand sink near pasta sink observed the maximum temperature to be 80 degrees f. Correct by providing minimum 100 degree f water at this location

(Critical) No paper towel available at the handwashing sink in the dishwashing area. Pic replaced paper towel during the inspection. Item corrected

(Critical) Observed the following food contact surfaces not clean to sight and touch: 1. Ice machine-ice chute, deflector, and interior of ice maker with a heavy accumulation of black, red, and orange residue 2. Clean utensil storage- several utensils with dried food debris 3. Pasta basket- in use pasta baskets in the rethermalizer with a heavy accumulation of historic pasta buildup correct by wash, rinsing, and sanitizing each item so it is clean to sight and touch

(Critical) At hand sink near pasta sink observed carrot pieces inside the sink. A hand sink shall only be used for handwashing. During the inspection, discussed proper hand sink use with the pic. Item corrected

(Critical) Observed the drain for the dishwashing to be plugged. Water from the dish machine is sheeting across the floor to a nearby trench drain. Correct by repairing the drain so it can receive the dishwasher discharge.

Observed the following items at the water heater in need of repair: 1. Missing front cover exposing friable fiberglass insulation to the dishwashing area. 2. Leaking condensate line on the vent pipe correct each by repairing of replacing.

Throughout the kitchen and prep areas observed several patches of tile with missing grout. Correct by replacing the tile grout

Observed the floors at the following areas with a heavy accumulation of food debris and grime: 1. Inside the wic 2. In the dish area, especially under the dish machine and sink 3. Around the water heater 4. Several area throughout the store where floor grout is missing. Correct by cleaning now and on a more frequent basis to prevent the accumulation of debris. Also, as noted under 6-501. 11°Floor grout replacement is needed in some areas. Missing floor grout provides a location for food debris to accumulate

At the ventilation hood for the dishwashing machine observed the filter to be missing. Also, a thick accumulation of grease has formed on the vent piping. Chunks of grease were observed on top of the dish washing machine. It appears the chunks have fallen from the vent. Correct by cleaning the ventilation hood now and on a more frequent basis. Also, replace and maintain the ventilation hood filter

Health Report - 01/14/2015 (0 critical incident(s))

On the main cook line observed two separate single door reach in coolers with open door seals. Correct by replacing the door seals. The pic indicates the seals are on order and will be replaced soon

At the dishwashing area clean dishware storage rack observed several stacks of clean pans wet stacked. Correct by completely air drying the pans before stacking for storage. This violation has been observed on several previous inspections. Please work on a solution for this violation

Health Report - 06/25/2014 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) At the mechanical dishwashing machine, no soap was observed in the reservoir. Pic corrected by installing a soap block in the reservoir. Item corrected

At the dishwashing area clean dishware storage rack observed several stacks of clean pans wet stacked. Correct by completely air drying the pans before stacking for storage. This violation has been observed on several previous inspections

Health Report - 12/13/2013 (2 critical incident(s))

(Critical) On two separate occasions observed an employee use the handwashing sink, next to the pasta cooling sink, to rinse off and scrub two utensils after use. Also, observed two green scrubby pads on the handwashing sink. Corrected during the inspection by discarding the green scrubby pads and educating the employee about proper use of a handwashing sink. Handwashing sinks are for handwashing only. Item corrected

(Critical) On two separate occasions observed an employee use the handwashing sink, next to the pasta cooling sink, to rinse off and scrub two utensils after use. Also, observed two green scrubby pads on the handwashing sink. One of these utensils was a knife which was returned to the clean knife storage area without first being sanitized. Item corrected by the employee taking the knife to the dishwasher for proper cleaning. Also, the employee was educated about the need to properly sanitize utensils before use/storage after cleaning. Item corrected

At the main cook line observed a spray bottle without a label as to the contents of the bottle. The pic indicates the bottle contains oil used for coating the saut� pans. The pic corrected during the inspection by labeling the bottle as to the contents. This is a repeat violation.

Observed the following pieces of equipment with dirty non food contact surfaces: 1. At the prep top unit used for salad preparation observed the inside bottom of the cabinet with an accumulation of decaying food debris and water. 2. At the prep top unit used for saut� item storage observed an accumulation of grime on the inside back blower cover. Also, on the inside top observed grime trapped between a trim piece and the cooler cabinet. Correct by cleaning now and on a more frequent basis to prevent the accumulation of food debris and grime

Observed a mop stored wet sitting in the mop sink. No hook is available to hang the mop on. Correct by installing a hook to hang the wet mop on so it can thoroughly air dry

Health Report - 06/20/2013 (0 critical incident(s))

At the main cook line observed a spray bottle without a label as to the contents of the bottle. The pic indicates the bottle contains oil used for coating the saut� pans. The pic corrected during the inspection by labeling the bottle as to the contents.

Observed the drain for the handsink leaking water. Correct by repairing so line does not leak water

In the kitchen in front of the rethermalizer observed a section of floor with missing grout and a few broken tiles. Correct by repairing tile and replacing missing grout.

At the dishwashing area clean dishware storage rack observed several stacks of clean pans wet stacked. Correct by completely air drying the pans before stacking for storage

Health Report - 12/17/2012 (0 critical incident(s))

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Health Report - 06/25/2012 (0 critical incident(s))

This incident (40471) does not have any more information on it

Health Report - 12/20/2011 (0 critical incident(s))

This incident (40473) does not have any more information on it

Health Report - 06/08/2011 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) During the begining of this routine food service inspection hot food was found at 108 degrees f. Recently placed in an insert pan of the hot holding unit located at the kitchen prep area. Pic corrected this item by properly reheating the foods in a rethermalizer to above 165 degrees f. As required prior to the hot food being returned to the hot holding unit.

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Observed the dishwashing machine with a loose hose line at the top of the machine. During use of the dishmachine, water discharges from the loose hose line. The spray water from the loose hose connection splashing onto the walls of the dishwashing area of the kitchen. To correct the pic person in charge contacted ecolab to service the dishwashing machine at this facility. Observed the vacuum breaker for the garbage disposal missing a cap cover at the top of the vacuum breaker. To correct schedule service to replace the missing cap for the vacuum breaker located at the garbage disposal of the dishwashing area

Observed a spray bottle of liquid without a label located at the cooking area of the kitchen. To correct provide a label to identify contents by common name.

Observed the interior of the rethermalizer lower non-food contact surfaces of the equipment with debris in need of routine cleaning. To correct schedule more frequent cleaning of the cabinet of the rethermalizer located at the preparation area of the kitchen

Observed back kitchen area without an antichoking poster. To correct post an anticoking poster as required

Health Report - 12/22/2010 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Observed fresh cut tomato in top section of preparation area refrigerator with temperature of the tomato found at 54 degrees f. Note this unit is designed to hold already properly cooled foods cold at 41 degrees f. And not to cool foods as was being observed with the nested insert pan of tomato. Note this refrigeration unit is operating properly at below 41 degrees f. As required. Pic corrected by relocating prepared tomato to proper refrigeration, and exchanging with properly cooled cut tomato. This item was corrected during this inspection. Pic corrected this item by providing tomato at a temperature of 39 degrees f. Acceptable temperature below 41 degrees f.

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Observed paper towel dispenser located at the back area hand sink with paper towel dispenser at this sink to not be operating properly, note around the other side of this hand sink is another paper towel dispenser that does operate properly and is equipped with paper towels, to correct this item you should schedule repairs to the paper towel dispenser to encourage proper employee hand washing at this hand sink

Observed walk-in refrigerator with door gasket missing sections. To correct schedule service to the walk-in refrigerator door to replace worn door gasket seal. To provide proper seal when door is in the closed position

Obseved top section of refrigerated make unit at food cooking and preparation area of the kitchen to need mechanical repairs to function properly, pic has instructed employees to use ice as a method to hold potentially hazardous foods time/temperature control for safety foods at below 41 degrees f. As required. This is acceptable as a temporary correction as all foods in this unit were found to be cold holding at below 41 degrees f. As required. Repairs are required to be made to this unit to provide proper operation according to manufacturer specifications for cold holding of foods to 41 degrees f. Or below temperatures.

Observed fresh cut tomato in top section of preparation area refrigerator with temperature of the tomato found at 54 degrees f. Pic corrected this item by relocating prepared tomato to proper refrigeration, and exchanging with properly cooled cut tomato. This item was corrected during this inspection

Health Report - 01/12/2010 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Mold in ice machine. Correct by cleaning to remove mold. ,

Clean dishware being stored in a card board box that held produce. Correct by not reusing produce boxes to store clean dishware. Remaining food, juice, insects or dirt may remain in box. Use storage materials that is smooth, easily cleanable and non-absoring. Correct by washing dishware in box, then air dry, stack in an approved container. ,

Gaskets on walk-in-cooler and front reach- in- cooler cracked. Correct by replacing broken gaskets on coolers.

Clean dishware being wet stacked in dishwasher area. Correct by air drying dishware before stacking

Seal crack at wall / dishwasher and three compartment sink to prevent mold and food build-up behind sinks and dishwasher. Seal by caulking or trim to seal crack area.

Health Report - 07/06/2009 (0 critical incident(s))

Crack at wall and backsplash of three compartment sink and dishwater drain table. Correct by sealing crack with caulking or metal strip to prevent mold and food build up behind backsplash of sink

Toilet in women's restroom is running. Correct valve to stop toilet from running water

Single use cardboard box being used to store dishes. Correct by discarding cardboard box and storing dishes on shelf

Crack gaskets on the following units. -front salad prep unit -walk-in- cooler, -randall 2 door prep unit correct by replacing crack or broken gaskets

Health Report - 01/07/2009 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) No air gap on ice machine drain line or condensation line of walk in cooler to waste water drain. Correct by providing an air gap to waste water drain

Some containers not label with product stored inside. Correct by labeling all food container with the product stored inside