Health Report #106080

Establishment Name: Panda House
Report Date: 03/08/2011
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Hot and cold holding Cold food item(s) N/A Stored above 41 degrees F Observed multiple potentially hazardous foods (fried rice, cooked noodles, shell eggs, breaded chicken, etc. ) to be stored out on counters. Corrected by relocating these items to refrigerators. Ensure staff keep these foods at proper temperature (<41f)
Critical Warewashing Chem.San., Temp/pH Chlorine solution concentration N/A Below 50 ppm Observed the dish washing machine to not be sanitizing properly with chlorine. Corrected by providing a fresh pail of chlorine sanitizer, priming the old and weak sanitizer out of the supply lines and verifying the chlorine concentration in the rinse water at 50-100 ppm
Critical When to Wash Employee(s) N/A Did not wash hands 1) upon arrival(approx. 12:50 pm), the back kitchen hand washing sink (one of two in the kitchen) was completely dry. At the time employees were in the back kitchen area washing dishes, and doing misc. Prep work. 2) during the inspection two employees were observed coming in the back door (the owner indicated they were taking out some trash) and immediately began to tidy up the dry storage area (roll up open bags of flour, place lids on the bulk food storage tubs, etc. ). Employees must wash their hands after contaminating them and when switching between tasks. Corrected by the owner instructing employees washing their hands in the hand washing sink
Critical Preventing Contamination from Ready-to-eat food(s) N/A Handled with bare hands Upon arrival, observed the owner using his bare hands to place several pieces of cooked broccoli into a container of to-go food (he was using his hands to insert the stalk/stem into the space between the rice and the stir-fried entree in the container so the crowns would be extended upward). Corrected by discussing this issue with the owner. He was aware of the requirement to not contact ready to eat foods with bare hands. He indicated he would use tongs for this task in the future
Normal Determining Chem.San.Concentra Sanitizer test kit N/A Not used N/A
Normal Outer Openings, Protected Outer opening(s) Door(s) N/A Not sealed to prevent pest entry Observed large gaps at the bottom, sides and top of the back delivery door. Install a new commercial door sweep and door sealing foam/weather stripping to seal out pest and cold air
Normal Storing Equip./Uten./Lin./Sing Single-service/single-use article(s) N/A Stored with food-contact portion exposed Observed to-go food containers and lids to be stored upright at the storage shelves at the entry to the kitchen. Corrected by inverting these containers and lids
Normal Cleaning Freq.,Food Contact Su Food-contact surface(s) used for nonpotentially hazardous food(s) N/A Not cleaned when contaminated The interior of the ice making machine and the pepsi dispensing spouts/nozzles are due for cleaning
Normal Food storage Food item(s) in storage N/A Stored on floor or less than 6 inches above floor 1) several containers of food stored on the floor of the walk in freezer. Elevate all foods off of the floor to protect them better. 2) plates of crispy noodles are placed on all of the dining room tables as well as on a tray in the server station that are uncovered. Please keep these foods covered for protection and only bring the noodles out to a table once your guests are seated.
Normal Bearings and Gear Boxes, Leakp Bearing(s) and gear box(es) N/A Leaking oil The commercial meat grinder is leaking gear oil. Repair, replace or remove the grinder from the facility (purchase pre-ground pork). If you decide to purchase a replacement grinder provide me the manufacturer name and model number prior to purchase to ensure the unit meets the requirements of the food code
Normal Food storage Food item(s) in storage N/A Exposed to dust, splash, or other contaminates Observed an uncovered pail of a sauce located in the back kitchen adjacent to the hand washing sink. Corrected by covering the pail and relocating it away from the sink
Normal In-Use Utensils/Between-Storag Dispensing utensil(s) N/A Improperly stored With handle in product Observed plastic to-go bowls being used in several locations to dispense foods (uncooked and cooked rice, flour, etc. ). Provide a one-piece handled scoop/spoon to dispense these foods. The utensil must be inserted into the food so it remains above the food
Normal Fixed Equipment, Spacing/Seali Fixed equipment N/A Not sealed to adjoining Wall(s) The bottom edge of the stainless steel panel at the left end of the chinese cook line is not sealed to prevent food/oil from leaking down along the wall. After thoroughly cleaning and drying the areas seal the joint to prevent food and water from leaking down to this un-cleanable area
Normal Using a Handwashing Sink Handwashing sink(s) N/A Not easily accessible Items stored In front of 1) multiple jugs of new frying oil and a large bucket of a sauce stored in front of the back kitchen hand washing sink. Corrected by relocating these items to make the sink accessible for use. 2) a small metal food portioning pot was observed to be resting in the cook line area hand washing sink basin. Corrected by the owner removing the pot. Equipment is contaminated when it is stored in the hand washing sink. Instruct all staff to not use the two kitchen area hand washing sinks for anything but hand washing
Normal Cleaning, Frequency/Restrictio Physical facilities/structures N/A Soiled Observed the following areas to be unclean: all of the kitchen floor sinks, the floor under the cooking line (at the wall), and under the cook line area refrigerators and hot holding equipment. Corrected by staff cleaning these areas
Normal Equipment, Cleaning Frequency Warewashing equipment dishmachine N/A Not cleaned Dish washing machine: observed the interior of the dish washing machine and the housing for the food screen on the drain line to be overdue for cleaning. The chinese range: observed the housing around the food screen basket of the waste drain to have a lot of accumulated food and oil debris. Ensure these areas are cleaned nightly.
Normal Determining Chem.San.Concentra Sanitizer test kit N/A Not used N/A