Health Report #103852

Establishment Name: Steak N Shake #343
Report Date: 10/31/2013
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Cooling Methods Food item(s) cooled walk in cooler shelf Improperly In plastic container Found time/temperature control for safety (tcs) food, 2 covered and filled containers of chili cooling in a thin ice bath in the walk in cooler. Pic corrected by having employee divide chili and place containers in ice baths, uncovered in the walk in cooler for rapid cooling. Pic has been instructed to monitor and ensure tcs food is cooled rapidly that is uncovered, from 135°F to 70°F in 2 hours, and then from 70°F to 41°F in 4 hours.
Critical Packaged and Unpackaged Food - Raw animal food(s) cooking area cooler Stored over/next to Ready-to-eat food(s) Found a large pan of raw beef patties stored next to ready to eat food ( red peppers, cooked bacon and pasteurized shell eggs) in the top portion of the 2 door prep top cooler. Pic corrected by relocating ready to eat food and placed empty containers by raw beef patties. Found a container of raw sausage patties stored next to ready to eat food ( cooked bacon and hot dogs) in the bottom portion of the 2 door prep top cooler. Employee corrected by relocating raw sausage to a location below and away from ready to eat food. Note: pic states store manager states it is company policy to setup and display raw meats in cited arrangement in cooler. Please provide written company policy of arrangement as this policy violates cross contamination of the current food code.
Normal Controlling Pests Pest(s) flies Back kitchen area Present in facility Observed the presence of flies in the back kitchen area. To correct keep facility clean, dry, in good repair, and continue fly control measures.
Normal Covering Receptacles Waste container(s)/container(s) outside dumpsters dumpster Not covered Found the lids of the dumpster in open position. To correct close dumpster lids.
Normal Single-Service and Single-Use Bulk milk tube prep area cooler Cut longer than 1 inch Found the tube of the bulk milk/shake not cut to milk dispenser manufacturer's directions which is to cut tube to be flush with bottom valve. To correct follow manufacturer's directions and cut tube to be flush with bottom valve.
Normal Temperature Measuring Devices Thermometer(s) Freezer freezer Not provided At hand sink Found no thermometer in the 1 door reach in freezer. To correct provide internal hanging themometer.
Normal Food Storage Food item(s) in storage Water softener floor Stored on floor or less than 6 inches above floor Found 2 bags of water softener salt stored on the floor next to the water softener. To correct store water softener salt on shelf at least 6 inches off the floor.
Normal Food Storage Containers, Ident Food item(s) prep area container Not identified Found numerous containers of shake toppings without labels. To correct provide labels.
Normal Nonfood-Contact Surfaces Nonfood contact surface(s) cooking area hood Soiled Found the side edges of cooking hood soiled with grease and build up. Found the bottom of drawers and shelf edges soiled with accumulation of debris. Found the interior covers/lids and door gaskets of coolers and freezers soiled. Found the interior of microwaves soiled with splash and accumulation. To correct clean all noted areas and keep clean.
Normal Cleaning, Frequency and Restri Physical facilities/structures floors cooking/preparation area floor With accumulation of debris Found the floor under equipment, edges and corners on the cooking and prep line soiled with accumulation and build up. To correct thoroughly clean floor and keep clean.