Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar

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3819 Carpenter Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Health Report - 03/26/2012 (0 critical incident(s))

The following items were found in need of repair: 1. Women's employee restroom hand sink is fastened to a bare piece of wood. Correct by eliminating the bare wood as the mounting surface for the hand sink. Replace mounting with an easily cleanable surface. 2. Walk in cooler to walk in freezer doorway threshold is broken correct by repairing or replacing.

Observed pans stacked wet at the clean dishware storage area. Correct by not stacking pans until they have sufficiently air dried

Health Report - 02/03/2012 (0 critical incident(s))

Observed the outboard area of the dish machine with an accumulation of food debris. Correct by cleaning more frequently

Observed blade of can opener to appear dull. Correct by replacing blade

Observed outboard side of dish machine with a pool of water. Correct by adjusting to prevent accumulation of water

Health Report - 09/27/2011 (2 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Observed atmospheric vacuum breaker with a hose connection with a terminal shut off nozzle ( spray gun ) to correct should remove the terminal shut off nozzle or may use a straight nozzle without a shut off valve. Or you may install a pressure type vacuum breaker. Reason is the atmospheric vacuum breaker may not be used with a terminal shut off valve located down stream of the device. This item was corrected by pic removing terminal shut off valve (spray nozzle)

(Critical) Observed several insert pans stored on the clean storage shelf with food debris including almonds stuck to interior/exterior of the pans. Pic corrected by removing affected pans for wash rinse and sanitizing in automatic dishwasher.

Employees purses noted on top of single serve items at bar area. Correct by locating items in secure non food service area.

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Area outside by dumpster needs to be kept clean, including grease bin. Access ways to dumpster needs to be kept closed

Observed drainboard on clean side of dish machine to have a pool of dirty rinse water and accumulation of food debris. Correct by adjusting drainboards to properly drain to avoid accumulation of material.

Found utensils stacked wet located at the clean utensil storage racks. To correct allow pans to air dry prior to stacking

Health Report - 07/28/2011 (0 critical incident(s))

There are gaps in the hood filters on the fry side of the line. Eliminate all gaps.

The floors were observed with standing water in several locations throughout the facility. Be sure to thoroughly mop up standing water.

Please post a wastebasket at each handsink.

Clean the interior of the microwaves more often on the line.

Health Report - 03/22/2011 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) I found the queso sauce at 82*f on the line due to improper set-up. You must put this sauce directly in a pan, not in a plastic dressing pitcher in a pan of water. Discontinue this practice. Corrected by discarding product and keeping in a pan on the hot well.

Place a small waste basket at each handsink.

Need to clean the shelf above the food prep sinks and the pipes and the area around the drain pipes on the main cook line more often.

Sanitizer buckets all had little, if any, sanitizer in them due to empty sani at the auto dispenser. Furthermore, there was not any back up sanitizer in the store. Had to call another store to get some. You must always have back-up on site. Corrected while i was present.

Repair the condensation leak in the 2 door upright freezer on the line. Keep lids on product in this unit.

Replace damaged/cracked storage bins that you keep your tortilla chips in.

You need to thoroughly clean the dumpster area, including the grease bin and dumpster.

Found coats and a hat stored on the rack where to go packaging is stored. Staff need to keep their personal belongings in designated area. Corrected.

You need to keep the employee restrooms cleaner and empty trash more often. Also, keep paper towel stocked within the dispensers, not just put a roll out.

Handsinks are to be used exclusively for handwashing. Do not use as dump sinks. Keep handsinks cleaned.

Health Report - 01/12/2011 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Found time/temperature control for safety (tcs) food, a container of baked potatoes 120°F to 127°F in the steam table. Pic corrected by discarding potatoes below 135°F, and has been instructed to monitor and review procedures to ensure tcs food is held at 135°F or above. , found time/temperature control for safety (tcs) food, a container of baked potatoes 120°F to 127°F in the steam table. Pic corrected by discarding potatoes below 135°F, and has been instructed to monitor and review procedures to ensure tcs food is held at 135°F or above. On follow up inspection found tcs food, a container of baked potatoes 145°F to 150°F in the steam table. Continue to monitor temperatures and procedures. Violation corrected.

Found the interior surfaces of coolers soiled with accumulation and build up. Found grease gripping from filters onto sides of cooking hood. Found the sides of food containers soiled with sticker residual. To correct thoroughly clean as soon as possible, and clean on a more frequent schedule to preclude accumulation.

Found the floor on the cooking line with worn grout and chipped tile. Observed ceiling tile in the kitchen either missing or out of place. To correct repair/replace noted areas

Found slight accumulation in pop nozzle of the pop gun in the bar. To correct follow manufacturer directions and clean pop nozzle.

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

Found the door gaskets of the 4 door sectional reach in cooler/freezer cracked and torn. To correct repair/replace door gaskets.

Observed water accumulating on the floor in the employee mens and ladies restroom, possibly from the water supply line of the toilet. To correct find source of leak, and repair.

Health Report - 09/02/2010 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Found time/temperature control for safety (tcs) food, 2 containers of alfredo sauce 49°F, a container of shredded cheese 49°F in the top portion of the 2 door prep top cooler. Pic temporarily corrected by discarding alfredo sauce and cheese, and has been instructed not to use this cooler to hold tcs food, until repaired/replaced to hold tcs food at 41°F. , found time/temperature control for safety (tcs) food, 2 containers of alfredo sauce 49°F, a container of shredded cheese 49°F in the top portion of the 2 door prep top cooler. Pic temporarily corrected by discarding alfredo sauce and cheese, and has been instructed not to use this cooler to hold tcs food, until repaired/replaced to hold tcs food at 41°F. On follow up inspection found tcs food, alfredo sauce 41°F, cooked pasta 41°F, salsa 41°F in the top portion of the 2 door prep top cooler. Continue to monitor temperatures. Violation corrected.

Found the 2 door prep top cooler not holding tcs food at 41°F. To correct repair/replace cooler to hold tcs food at 41°F. Found heavy condensation on the condensation pan of the evaporator coil in the salad prep top. To correct verify that cooler is functioning properly, and repair as needed. Found the door gasket of the 4 door sectional cooler/freezer torn. To correct repair/replace door gasket.

Found the floor (under equipment, edges, corners and around floor drains) in the kitchen and bar soiled with accumulation and build up. To correct throughly clean floors and clean on a more frequent schedule.

Found no covered basket in the employees ladies restroom. To correct provide covered basket.

Found the enclosed dumpster area filled with old bar stools, and equipment. To correct sort through equipment and remove items no longer needed, and keep area in an orderly manner.

Health Report - 07/13/2010 (8 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Found tongs (yellow colored) on the dishwashing clean storage hooks soiled with dry food debris. Found the pop nozzles and diffusers of the pop machine in the kitchen wait station area soiled with accumulation. Found the top interior surfaces of the ice machine bin soiled with mold. Found the can opener blade, potatoe twirler, and onion dicer on the back kitchen area soiled with accumulation. To correct properly clean and sanitize all food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils. Pic has been instructed to monitor and verify that employees are properly cleaning food contact surfaces. , found tongs (yellow colored) on the dishwashing clean storage hooks soiled with dry food debris. Found the pop nozzles and diffusers of the pop machine in the kitchen wait station area soiled with accumulation. Found the top interior surfaces of the ice machine bin soiled with mold. Found the can opener blade, potatoe twirler, and onion dicer on the back kitchen area soiled with accumulation. To correct properly clean and sanitize all food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils. Pic has been instructed to monitor and verify that employees are properly cleaning food contact surfaces. On follow up inspection found tongs, pop nozzles and diffusers, and ice machine surfaces clean. Found can opener, onion dicer in the dishwashing area, and potato twirler not in use. Continue to monitor and verify that food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils are properly cleaned. Violation corrected.

(Critical) Found tongs (yellow colored) on the dishwashing clean storage hooks soiled with dry food debris. Found the pop nozzles and diffusers of the pop machine in the kitchen wait station area soiled with accumulation. Found the top interior surfaces of the ice machine bin soiled with mold. Found the can opener blade, potatoe twirler, and onion dicer on the back kitchen area soiled with accumulation. To correct properly clean and sanitize all food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils. Pic has been instructed to monitor and verify that employees are properly cleaning food contact surfaces.

(Critical) Used a chlorine test kit and found the glass washer in the bar not chemical sanitizing glasses. To correct call for repair, and either use the kitchen dishwashing machine or use the bar 3 compartment sink to wash, rinse, and sanitize glasses until glass washer is repaired and working properly.

(Critical) Observed employee working with food in the back kitchen area with a cup and straw but no lid on the prep table. Pic corrected by removing cup. Pic has been instructed to review and monitor that employees are not eating/drinking from uncovered cups in food areas. , observed employee working with food in the back kitchen area with a cup and straw but no lid on the prep table. Pic corrected by removing cup. Pic has been instructed to review and monitor that employees are not eating/drinking from uncovered cups in food areas. On follow up inspection observed no employee in the back kitchen area, and no open cups in food areas. Pic states staff has been reminded not to drink from open cups in food prep areas. This violation was corrected on routine inspection, and re-verified on follow up.

(Critical) Found an opened gallon of milk without 7 day datemark (day opened + 6 days) and passed it's manufacturer's use by date. Pic corrected by discarding milk. Pic has been instructed to review and monitor that staff are properly datemarking items, and checking use by date.

(Critical) Used a chlorine test kit and found the glass washer in the bar not chemical sanitizing glasses. To correct call for repair, and either use the kitchen dishwashing machine or use the bar 3 compartment sink to wash, rinse, and sanitize glasses until glass washer is repaired and working properly. , used a chlorine test kit and found the glass washer in the bar not chemical sanitizing glasses. To correct call for repair, and either use the kitchen dishwashing machine or use the bar 3 compartment sink to wash, rinse, and sanitize glasses until glass washer is repaired and working properly. On follow up inspection used a chlorine test kit and found glass washer chemical sanitizing glasses. Continue to use test kit to verify that glass washer is sanitizing. Violation corrected.

(Critical) Observed employee working with food in the back kitchen area with a cup and straw but no lid on the prep table. Pic corrected by removing cup. Pic has been instructed to review and monitor that employees are not eating/drinking from uncovered cups in food areas.

(Critical) Found an opened gallon of milk without 7 day datemark (day opened + 6 days) and passed it's manufacturer's use by date. Pic corrected by discarding milk. Pic has been instructed to review and monitor that staff are properly datemarking items, and checking use by date. , found an opened gallon of milk without 7 day datemark (day opened + 6 days) and passed it's manufacturer's use by date. Pic corrected by discarding milk. Pic has been instructed to review and monitor that staff are properly datemarking items, and checking use by date. On follow up inspection found an opened gallon of milk within 7 day datemark, and manufacturer's use by date. Continue to monitor datemarking and checking use by dates. This violation was corrected on routine inspection, and re-verified on follow up.

Observed rusty shelves in the coolers on the cooking line. To correct repair/replace rusty shelves.

Found the area of the dumpster storage area soiled with accumulation of debris. To correct keep dumpster area clean

Found the interior of coolers (evaporator fan covers) and surfaces soiled with mold and build up. To correct clean as soon as possible, and clean on a more frequent schedule.

Found the ceiling above and around the cooking hood dusty. To correct clean as soon as possible, and clean on a more frequent schedule. Found the floor (under the counter, edges and corners) in the bar soiled with accumulation of debris. To correct throughly clean floor and clean more frequently.