Health Report #105370

Establishment Name: Chan Garden
Report Date: 09/02/2010
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Cleaning Procedure Employee(s) N/A Improperly washed hands Washed for less than 20 seconds, Improperly washed hands Rinsed hands only Observed a cook only rinse his hands off after handling raw shrimp while placing them into frying oil. Corrected by having the employee wash his hands with soap and water
Critical Controlling Pests Pest(s) flies N/A Present in facility With over loaded/loaded trapping devices Observed numerous house flies in the restaurant. Only one fly paper strip is hung up, however, this fly paper is so old it is no longer sticky. Provide replacement fly strips (only in locations away from food, clean equipment and single service items) to trap additional flies. Keep your exterior doors closed and properly sealed to prevent flies from entering the facility
Critical Package Integrity Food package(s) Cans N/A Dented, dented on seam or swollen Observed several damaged cans of food found in storage with good cans in the back of the kitchen. Corrected by removing these damaged cans from the good supply and marking them "do not use". You can return these cans to your food supplier
Critical Food Contact Surfaces and Uten Food-contact surface(s) Cutting board(s) N/A In poor repair Cracked, Not easily cleanable Observed a thick round cutting board with deep cracks and gouges in it from knives. Please plane this cutting board down to remove the damaged material and provide a smooth and easily cleanable surface
Critical Preventing Contamination from Ready-to-eat food(s) N/A Handled with bare hands Observed on several occasions, two or three employees accidentally touching cooked rice with their bare hands when dispensing rice onto plates. Please use a different rice scoops with longer handles to prevent this bare hand contact. Also observed a cook touch cooked broccoli to reposition it in a to-go container prior to adding cooked chicken to the container. Please use a utensil to move ready to eat foods in this situation
Critical Restriction and Storage, Medic Medication(s) N/A Stored over/with Food Observed employee medicines stored in several unapproved locations (stored above foods). Relocate all medicine to the medicine cabinet in the employee bathroom
Critical Temperature Cold food(s) N/A Received above 41 degrees F The incoming food delivery (from a distributor in chicago, ill. ) was received by staff and there were phfs above 41f. Observed tofu (1 case), steamed noodles (5 pounds), and 30 pounds of bean sprouts to be 49 to 52f. Corrected by discarding these foods. Contact your delivery company for a credit of these items
Critical Working containers, Common Nam Working containers-toxics N/A Not labeled as to content Mop closet: observed a bright blue liquid stored in two containers that originally contained grape juice and lemon flavored water without a new label as to what the chemical is. Corrected by providing a proper label with the chemical name
Critical Prohibiting animals Animal(s) bird(s) N/A Present in facility Storage area Observed evidence of a bird being held in the back storage area of the kitchen (bird feces on the floor and gray bird feathers in the vicinity and on the nearby shelving unit. Clean and sanitize these areas asap and do not allow any pets in your kitchen/restaurant. Also, bird seed, a container of water was observed on the pavement outside the back door and a stick is hung up just outside the back door in the corner of the building as a bird roosting area. Pigeons were observed roosting on this stick as well as electrical lines. Discontinue providing a roosting area and bird food/water to prevent these birds from being attracted to this location.
Normal Wiping Cloths, Use Limitation Wiping cloth(s) wet N/A Stored on Counter Observed several wet wiping cloths stored on counters when not being used. Corrected by placing these towels in a container of chlorine sanitizer at 100 ppm
Normal Toilet Rooms, Enclosed Toilet room(s) employee N/A Not provided with Self-closing door The door closer for the bathroom is disconnected. Reconnect/replace this door closer so it functions properly to keep the door closed
Normal Unnecessary Items and Litter Unnecessary item(s) N/A Not removed from facility Observed items that do not pertain to the restaurant operation (automotive repair parts, fishing poles, etc. ). Please either take these items home or provide an outside storage cabinet for them so they don't need to be kept inside the facility
Normal Warewashing Sinks, Use Limitat Warewashing sink N/A Used for hand washing/rinsing Observed a cook use the three compartment sink to wash/rinse his hands. Corrected by having him use the hand washing sink adjacent to the three compartment sink
Normal Using a Handwashing Sink Handwashing sink(s) N/A Not easily accessible Items stored In front of Observed a large plastic food container stored in front of the hand washing sink in the kitchen. Corrected by moving this container away from the sink
Normal Duties of Person in Charge Person-in-charge N/A Not ensuring compliance The young children (2) of the owner were observed on multiple occasions to be in the kitchen area. All unnecessary people (non-food workers) must be excluded from the kitchen
Normal Gloves, Use Limitation Single-use glove(s) plastic N/A Used for multiple purposes Observed cook employees using single use gloves to handle food prior to cooking, then taking off the gloves and saving them for re-use. These gloves are to be discarded after each use, not saved for use again
Normal Hand Cleanser, Availabilty Soap N/A Not provided Observed alcohol based hand sanitizer in the pump soap dispenser at the cook line hand washing sink. Corrected by replacing the sanitizer with liquid soap
Normal Determining Chem.San.Concentra Sanitizer test kit N/A Not used Staff are not using a chlorine test kit to verify the sanitizer is at the proper concentration. The test paper available is old, discolored and lacks a color chart. Purchase a new kit asap
Normal Miscellaneous Sources Food N/A Not protected From contamination Observed the dish washing area hand wash sink to be located very close to the drain board that is used for some food prep & clean dish drying, as well as a storage shelf on the other side. Please provide a splash guard on both sides of the hand washing sink to prevent contamination of food when hands are washed
Normal Cooling, Heating, and Holding Equipment cold holding N/A Inadequate Observed the prep cooler to be operating at a slightly elevated temperature. Adjust this unit to maintain 41f and below. The owner adjusted the unit to a colder setting during the inspection
Normal Outer Openings, Protected Outer opening(s) Door(s) N/A Not tight-fitting Observed the back screen door to not be properly sealed along the edge to prevent pest entry. Repair/replace this door as needed to keep out pests.