Ellie's Chocolate Cafe

Contact Information

312 N. Main St.
Chelsea, MI 48118

Health Report - 02/20/2013 (1 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Raw shell eggs stored on shelf next to packaged cream cheese in the double door reach in cooler in the kitchen. Store raw foods so that they are not in close proximity to foods that are ready to eat. Corrected by relocating the raw shell eggs to an approved location

A mop sink is not provided in the facility. The old mop sink was removed from it's location about a year ago to allow for the installation of a two door reach in cooler in the kitche. A mop sink must be in possible locations as discussed. Consult with your plumber regarding mop sink location possibilities. Install asap by 5/20/2013

Health Report - 08/16/2012 (3 critical incident(s))

(Critical) Assorted potentially hazardous foods including chicken, ribs, pasta etc found in the upright display cooler at 46 - 50 degrees f. Potentially hazardous foods must be maintained at 41 degrees f or below. Corrected by discarding all potentially hazardous foods out of temperature control at time of inspection.

(Critical) Open cup of coffee on prep table behind the candy display case. Drinking from an open cup is prohibited. Use a sipper cup to minimize potential for hand to mouth contact. Correct by discontinuing this practice and providing approved sipper cups for drinking hot beverages.

(Critical) Datemarking is not in compliance. Foods requiring datemarking were not dated at time of inspection. This includes all ready to eat , potentially hazardous foods held in excess of 24 hours. Institute and comply with datemarking immediately. A risk control plan will be required for repeat critical violations.

There is a new domestic ice maker. The drainlines for the ice maker have slipped in the clamp and extend down into the receiving sewer receptacle. Reclam and secure and add an additional clamp if needed to secure and provide a proper airgap. Airgaps are required on clear water wastelines to minimize potential for sewage backup onto the ice.

Packaged ham found thawing in standing water. Thaw under cold running water as indicated above. Thawing in standing water is not an approved method of thawing potentially hazardous foods.

The light bulb in the upright freezer is not plastic coated. Provide a plastic coated build to minimize potential for glass fragments to get onto foods if bulb should shatter.

The following non food contact surffaces need cleaning. The sliding door tracks of the display cooler, the interiof of the display cooler, the interior of the prep unit, the interiof of the reach in cooler and the interior of the freezer. Clean now and place ona more frequent cleaning schedule.

There are a large assortment of metal stem product thermometers. The majority all have different ambient air temperatures. All should be calibrated in ice water to within 2 degrees f of 32 degrees f. Calibrate thermometers so that they are accurate for use.

Excess ice build up on the reach in cooler interior by the coil in the kitchen. This may be due to overstocking of this unit. Defrost now and as needed. Once frost builds up, the efficiency of the unit may be affected. However at time of the inspection, ph foods in the unit were holding at 41 degrees f or below.

Ovens are in need of cleaning. Clean now and place ona more frequent cleaning schedule.

Exposed bagels at the candy counter on top shelf. Keep all foods covered for proper protection to guard against sneezing and coughing.

A new domestic icemaker was installed without health department approval. Health department will review usage to determine if you can continue to use this unit. If not it will require replacement with an nsf approved commercial icemaker. Domestic units are generally considered not durable/cleanable etc.

The display cooler was found to have an ambient air temeprature of 46 degrees f. Unti was found to be overstocked impeding airflow and ice build up on coils was observed. Repair or replace unit so that potentially hazardous foods can be maintained at 41 degrees f or below.