Health Report #107604

Establishment Name: Los Amigos
Report Date: 09/05/2012
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Hot and cold holding Cold food item(s) prep area prep unit(s) Stored above 41 degrees F Observed the following improper cold holding food/temperature combinations at the reach in cooler across from the main cook line farthest from the dining room door: top side area: 1. Tomatoes at 53 degrees f. Reach in portion: 1. Portioned bags of raw beef 52 degrees f 2. Chorizo at 52 degrees f. Air temperature of cabinet is approx 50 degrees f. Pic discarded items, placed the unit out of service for potentially hazardous foods, and called for repair. These cold holding violations are repeat violations. Since this violation has been repeated during a routine inspection following an administrative conference an informal hearing at the health department office is required. An informal hearing notice was provided to the pic, karla martinez. ,
Normal Good Repair and Proper Adjustm Can opener blade(s) prep area can opener With knicks Observed can opener blade to be dull and gouged. Correct by replacing blade
Normal Repairing Physical facilities dishwashing area handle In poor repair Observed several areas of the facility in need of repair. 1. Dishwashing area floor has loose tiles and bare concrete 2. Dishwashing area wall has a large hole and deteriorated wall board between the hand sink and the inboard dish area. Wall above the dish sink has peeling paint. 3. Server area near the cash register has an exposed concrete floor 4. Server area near the cash register has several holes in the wall. 5. Main kitchen floor has missing tiles by the wic cooler door. Correct by repairing these areas. These are repeat violations from the last inspection
Normal Containers Identified with Com Food item(s) cooking/preparation area shelf Not identified Observed several bulk containers of spices without common name labels. Correct by labeling containers as to the contents
Normal Hand Drying Provision Sanitary hand drying provisions prep area handsink Not provided Observed no paper towel at the handsink in the main food prep area. Also, the dispenser is broken. Correct by repairing or replacing the dispenser and providing paper towel
Normal Good Repair and Proper Adjustm Equipment reach in cooler gaskets broken Observed several coolers in the kitchen with damaged gaskets. Correct by replacing these gaskets. This is a repeat violation from the last routine inspection
Normal System Maintained in Good Repa Plumbing system dishwashing area Not maintained The drain receiving water from the dishwashing machine is slow to drain and sometimes causes dishwashing water to spill over on the floor. A floor drain located in the diswashing room does accept the spilled water. Pic indicated a repair person would be contacted to repair the drain. This is a repeat violation