Health Report #102630

Establishment Name: Chopsticks
Report Date: 05/27/2015
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Package Integrity Food package(s) Cans Back kitchen area storage shelves Dented, dented on seam or swollen Found numerous severely dented cans on the ready to use shelf in the back kitchen storage shelves. Pic corrected by placing dented cans in a crate for return to supplier for credit. Pic has been instructed to monitor and ensure employees are checking cans when receiving, when storing and before using.
Critical Packaged and Unpackaged Food - Raw animal food(s) cooking/preparation area cooler Stored over/next to Ready-to-eat food(s) Found a tray of raw chicken breast stored next to ready to eat food, roasted pork, on shelf in the walk in cooler. Found plastic tubs of raw chicken stored on top shelf above ready to eat food, cut fruit and vegetables that require little or no cooking in the walk in cooler. Found a large bowl of raw ground pork stored on shelf above and next to ready to eat food (cut vegetables) in the walk in cooler. Found a container of raw meat stored above a container of ready to eat food (cut lettuce) in the 1 door reach in cooler. Found a container of oranges and limes stored next to a containers of raw meats in the 2 door prep top cooler. Pic corrected by moving all raw meat below and away from ready to eat food, in all coolers. Pic has been instructed to monitor and ensure raw meats are not stored next to or above ready to eat foods that receive little or no cooking.
Normal Nonfood-Contact Surfaces Nonfood contact surface(s) shelving Back kitchen area storage shelves Not easily cleanable Found cardboard lining shelves in the storage room and under prep tables. To correct remove cardboard.
Normal Covering Receptacles Waste container(s)/container(s) outside dumpsters dumpster Not covered Found the lids of the community dumpster left open. Pic corrected by closing lids on dumpster.
Normal Food Storage Food item(s) in storage walk in freezer floor Stored on floor or less than 6 inches above floor Found various food wrapped in plastic grocery bags on the floor of the walk in freezer. Pic corrected by placing food on shelf in walk in freezer. Found numerous bulk bin containers without lids. To correct protect food in bulk bin containers by covering after each use.
Normal Nonfood-Contact Surfaces Nonfood contact surface(s) cooking area hood filters Soiled Found the hood filters in the cooking hood soiled with greasy build up. To correct clean hood filters and clean on a more frequent schedule.
Normal System Maintained in Good Repa Plumbing system water line(s) cold restroom, women's public faucet Not maintained Found hot water flowing from the cold side and cold water flowing from the hot side of the faucet in the women's restroom handsink. To correct properly connect water supply lines to match the temperature of the water as indicated on the faucet handle.
Normal Thawing Frozen food(s) for thawing Back kitchen area storage room Stored in water That is standing Found 2 large plastic tubs of frozen chicken cubes on top of bulk bin containers in the storage room, and found 1 large plastic tub of frozen beef on the drain board of the prep sink. Pic corrected by placing plastic tubs of chicken and beef in the walk in cooler, and has been reminded to thaw food either under running water or in cooler.
Normal Effectiveness Hair restraint hat cooking/preparation area Not worn on head/hair Observed employee working in the cooking and prep area not wearing hat/hair restaint. To correct provide hat/hair restraints and remind employees to wear them.
Normal Equipment and utensils Equipment and utensil(s) Back kitchen area storage bins Not durable Found single use utensils, plastic cups used to dispense ingredients in bulk bin storage containers. To correct replace single use plastic cups with scoops and store in bins with handles up. Found various food in plastic grocery bags in the walk in freezer. To correct replace plastic grocery bags with food grade storage bags. Found a cut plastic jug being used as a scoop. To correct replace cut plastic jug with a commercial grade scoop. Found a household rice cooker used to cook and hold rice on the side of the lunch buffet. To correct either replace household rice cooker with a commercial grade electric rice cooker/warmer or place rice in the steamtable.