Health Report #107605

Establishment Name: Los Amigos
Report Date: 09/05/2013
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Using a Handwashing Sink N/A N/A N/A The handsink at the main cook line was observed with diced onions in the drain, indicating staff are using the handsink as a dumpsink. Handsinks are to be only used for handwashing. Hold staff accountable to go to back prep sinks to rinse pans, etc. Corrected through education.
Critical Backflow Prevention N/A N/A N/A The condensate drain line out of the beer walk in cooler is not air gapped. You need to provide an air gap on this line. Also, you need to air gap the line out of the ice bin at the bar. I will be back in 2 weeks to verify it is air gapped.
Critical Controlling Pests N/A N/A N/A There is a large infestation of drain/fruit flies in your facility. They are in here because of how unclean your kitchen/bar is. You need to work with your pest company and do the things they tell you you need to do to keep the flies out of your store. I will be back in 2 weeks to verify there are not flies in your facility.
Critical Equipment, Food-Contact Surfac N/A N/A N/A The ice scoop was stored in a dirty scoop holder. Staff need to remember to clean the ice scoop holder routinely. Corrected by running through dishwasher.
Critical Ready-to-Eat, Potentially Haza N/A N/A N/A Cheesecake, opened milk and 2 opened cans of whipped cream were not date marked. Servers need to be using date stickers like the back of the house is. Post open date and use by date(6 days added to open date). I will be back in 2 weeks to verify. Dated while present.
Critical Cleaning Procedure N/A N/A N/A I observed the dishwasher just rinse his hands off under the spray arm when told he needed to wash hands. Staff need to be trained how to properly wash hands in a designated handsink, under warm water and using soap, for 20 seconds. Corrected by education.
Critical Sanitizing Solutions, Testing N/A N/A N/A No chlorine test papers available. Obtain some and train staff how to use them to verify dishmachine and sanitizer solutions are at 50-100ppm. I will be back in 2 weeks to verify you have test papers.
Critical Handwashing Sinks N/A N/A N/A 3 of the handsinks were found to be non-functional. The server handsink water was turned off, due to leaking handles. There is no water available at handsink by the ice machine in the rear prep area. And the handsink in the dishwash area has a missing faucet handle and the drain pipe is not hooked up. I spoke with a plumber they contracted and he will be out this afternoon and will call me after completing the work. Managers need to be accountable to repair damaged equipment as soon as it breaks, not wait for a health inspection. I will be back in 2 weeks to verify handsinks are all working, fully stocked and staff are using them!
Critical When to Wash N/A N/A N/A I watched the dishwasher handle dirty kitchenware and then touch cleaned ware without washing his hands. Handwashing must always take place after handling dirty ware and before touching clean ware. Corrected through education.
Critical Separation N/A N/A N/A 3 cases of beer were found stored in the chemical room under several gallons of bleach. Foods and beverages need to be stored away from chemicals. Corrected by moving beer to safe location.
Normal Food Storage N/A N/A N/A You need more approved storage racks in the walk in freezer so you can keep all foods at least 6" off the floor. Do not use bread or milk crates.
Normal Using Dressing Rooms and Locke N/A N/A N/A I found a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste stored in a bin with bottles of sauces. Personal belongings need to be stored in a seperate area from foods and food contact items.
Normal Cleaning, Frequency and Restri N/A N/A N/A Your facility is not being kept clean and this is causing you to have flies in your store. You need to be thoroughly cleaning your store everyday!!! clean all the drains, the equipment, the floors under equipment and racks. You also need to keep your floors dry!!! mop up standing water. I will be back in 2 weeks to verify you have thoroughly cleaned your facility!
Normal Outer Openings, Protected N/A N/A N/A The front entrance door needs a door sweep to eliminate the gap. The back door needs to close tightly. This will help keep flies out of your store
Normal Good Repair and Proper Adjustm N/A N/A N/A You are not maintaining your equipment in good repair as you are required. Both of your cook line flip top coolers need service. The left side one has a door that does not stay shut and it needs new door seals/gaskets. The right side one has a broken door hinge and the flip top has a broken handle that needs to be repaired. Also, the server 2 door reach in cooler has ice buildup on the compressor. This must be serviced asap!!! i will be back in 2 weeks to verify all of the above has been repaired.
Normal Equipment and Utensils, Air-Dr N/A N/A N/A Staff observed stacking wet pans before dry. Be sure to air dry pans before stacking them together.
Normal Cleaning of Plumbing Fixtures N/A N/A N/A The handsink in the employee restroom is dirty. You need to keep handwash sinks clean!