Health Report #103275

Establishment Name: Madras Masala
Report Date: 11/12/2013
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Ice Used as Exterior Coolant, Ice prep area ice machine Used as a cooling medium Observed employee beverage stored in ice machine in prep area (beverage shoved down into ice). Please remember that ice is considered rte food and employees cannot store canned or bottled beverages in ice machine at any time. Pic corrected by educating employee and discarding employee beverage at time of inspection. Violation corrected.
Critical Manual and Mechanical Warewash Chlorine solution concentration Dishwashing machine Below 25 ppm Observed facility not sanitizing pans and utensils properly as i measured 0 ppm of chlorine in dishmachine. Upon further investigation, discovered that in-use sanitizer bucket appears to be contaminated with greasy water/debris. All dishmachines need to be sanitizing as per manufacturers directions (in this case, 50-100ppm). Pic corrected by replacing sanitizer bucket with new product. Retested machine, now sanitizing at 100ppm. Violation corrected
Critical Warewashing Equipment, Determi Sanitizer test kit dishwashing area Not used Staff need to checking and verifying sanitizer concentration in dishmachine and wiping cloth buckets with proper test strips more often and as needed. Pic corrected by educating staff on proper sanitizer concentrations and test strip usage at time of inspection. Violation corrected
Normal Nonfood-Contact Surfaces Nonfood contact surface(s) prep area handsink With accumulation of debris Observed the following pieces of equipment in need of cleaning: *both paper towel dispensers at handsinks in front and back prep areas (accumulation of dried on food debris on sides and handles of dispenser). * bulk spice bins (tops, edges) on shelves in back kitchen prep area (accumulation of food debris). *spice bins in cooking area (accumulation of food debris). To correct, please clean all this equipment now and on a more frequent schedule.
Normal System Maintained in Good Repa Plumbing system dishwashing area spray head nozzle Not maintained Observed overhead spray head nozzle in dishwashing area in poor repair (nozzle is leaking and had a plastic bag rubber banded to nozzle). To correct, please repair or replace broken spray head nozzle as soon as possible
Normal Cleaning Ventilation Systems, Ventilation system cooking/preparation area ventilation hood Not clean Observed missing and dirty ventilation filters in vent hood in cooking area (grease dripping down hood). To correct, please replace all missing filters and wash all filters now and on a more frequent schedule
Normal Cleaning, Frequency and Restri Physical facilities/structures floors cooking/preparation area floor Greasy Observed the following areas in need of cleaning: *cooking area floors (under and behind equipment) have an accumulation of grease and debris. *dishwashing area floors and walls have a heavy accumulation of mold and debris. *dishwashing and mop sink area floor drains have an accumulation of food debris. To correct, please clean all these areas now and on a more frequent schedule
Normal Warewashing Equipment, Cleanin Warewashing equipment dishmachine Dishwashing machine basket Not cleaned Through out the day as necessary Observed top of dishmachine with a heavy accumulation of scale and food debris. To correct, please clean now and on a more frequent schedule
Normal Food Storage, Prohibited Areas Food(s) stored prep area In prohibited area(s) In or under other sources of contamination Observed in-use fly glue strip hanging directly above soup warmer and steam table in prep area. Equipment was not turned on yet and no food was observed in equipment at time of inspection. All food must be stored in a clean, dry area and not exposed to potential sources of contamination. To correct, need to relocate fly strip to approved area as soon as possible. Pic corrected by removing fly strip at time of inspection. Violation corrected.