Health Report #102932

Establishment Name: Garam Restaurant
Report Date: 02/18/2010
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical When to Wash Employee(s) N/A Did not wash hands after handling soiled equipment, surfaces, utensils Observed the owner not wash their hands after using/handling a scouring pad from a basin of the three compartment sink to scrub a dirty pan. Corrected by discussing this issue with the owner and by the owner washing their hands
Critical Eating, Drinking or Tobacco Employee(s) N/A Drinking From uncovered beverage container Observed the owner drinking from an open cup. Corrected by installing the sipping lid for the container
Critical Hot and cold holding Hot food item(s) N/A Stored below 135 degrees F Observed a container of potentially hazardous "pancakes" (made of egg, cooked vegetables, flour, etc. ) setting out on the counter at 80f. Corrected by discarding. The owner indicated it is customary to serve this item at room temperature. Provided the owner guidance for using time as a public health control for this item in the future
Normal Clean Freq, Nonfood-Contact Su Nonfood contact surface(s) N/A With accumulation of debris Observed many areas of the cooking area prep cooler, the exterior of several food storage containers (corn starch, etc. ) to be in need of cleaning at this time
Normal Cleaning, Frequency/Restrictio Physical facilities/structures floors N/A Soiled Observed spilled barley in the dry food storage area, debris accumulation on the kitchen floors under the sink, prep table, ice machine etc. Please clean these areas now and frequently in the future
Normal Cooling methods Food item(s) cooled N/A Improperly Covered Observed two small bowls of rice in the walk in cooler tightly covered with plastic wrap. Corrected by peeling back the plastic wrap to vent the food. Once the rice has cooled it may be covered
Normal Food storage Food item(s) in storage N/A Stored on floor or less than 6 inches above floor Foods are still being stored on the floor. Bags of rice in the back kitchen, boxes of soy sauce, sugar and sweet & low packets are on the floor under the front counter. Please either relocate these foods or provide a dunnage rack (low shelf) to store these items 6" off of the floor
Normal Miscellaneous Sources Food N/A Not protected From contamination Observed open bulk bags of foods in the back kitchen storage area (barley, rice, etc. ). Please keep these bags closed to prevent contamination/spillage/pest entry
Normal Single-Ser./Use Art., Use Limi Single-service/single-use items N/A Reused Observed several aluminum foil pans being cleaned and reused in the kitchen. These are single use items that need to be recycled/discarded after use. Consider using a multi-use bowl or pan instead of these foil pans
Normal System Maintained in Good Repa Plumbing system water line(s) hot N/A Not maintained Again, the hot water valve to the kitchen hand washing sink was turned off. The valve was turned on so hot water is available. If there is a problem with the faucet/valve repair/replace it so it operates as needed
Normal Wiping Cloths, Use Limitation Wiping cloth(s) wet N/A Stored on Counter Observed two wet wiping cloths stored on counters--one at the front counter and another on the prep table in the kitchen. Please only store wet wiping cloths in a solution of sanitizer