Health Report #107610

Establishment Name: Los Amigos
Report Date: 01/27/2011
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Cooling Cooked food(s) cooled walk in cooler shelf From 70 degrees f to 41 degrees F for more than 4 hours Observed small pan of cooked mexican rice on shelf in wic with an internal food temp of 55f. Rice was cooked last night per pic. All phf must be cooled from 135f to 70f within 2 hours and from 70f to 41f or below within a total of 6 hours. Need to utilize shallow pans and spread rice out before placing food into wic. May need to utilize an ice bath if preparing larger amounts if rice. Whatever cooling method is utilized, staff must be monitoring temps as food passes through the temp danger zone. Pic corrected by discarding rice. Pic also to remind and educate employees on proper cooling methods as needed. Critical corrected.
Critical Controlling Pests Pest(s) rodents mice side kitchen area cabinet(s) Present in facility Without use of trapping devices Observed a significant amount of fresh mouse droppings in cabinet in server area in side kitchen area. Cabinet is used for storing paper products (paper bags, napkins, plastic lids). Did observe crumbs of food (broken tortilla chips?) in corner of same cabinet. Also observed mouse droppings behind upright refrigerator in same area. Mice droppings were not observed in any other locations in facility. To correct, please call licensed pest control company and eliminate mouse problem as soon as possible. Correct within 10 days. Pic temporarily corrected by discarding all paper products and single service items in cabinet, then washing and sanitizing cabinet. I will check this item at follow up inspection. , observed a significant amount of fresh mouse droppings in cabinet in server area in side kitchen area. Cabinet is used for storing paper products (paper bags, napkins, plastic lids). Did observe crumbs of food (broken tortilla chips?) in corner of same cabinet. Also observed mouse droppings behind upright refrigerator in same area. Mice droppings were not observed in any other locations in facility. To correct, please call licensed pest control company and eliminate mouse problem as soon as possible. Correct within 10 days. Pic temporarily corrected by discarding all paper products and single service items in cabinet, then washing and sanitizing cabinet. I will check this item at follow up inspection. Follow up site visit 2/8/11: small amount of mouse droppings behind upright refrigerator in side kitchen server area. Facility has already contacted insect tech (see invoice dated 1/31/11) to help control problem. Pest control company has set traps and will be monitoring. Please ensure any food debris (like broken tortilla chips on floor) are being cleaned up daily. Critical corrected
Normal Cleaning, Frequency/Restrictio Physical facilities/structures walls dishwashing area wall With accumulation of debris Observed mold collecting on wall and in between drainboards/wall interface in dishwashing area. To correct, please clean now and on a more frequent schedule
Normal Containers Identified with Com Food item(s) cooking/preparation area shelf Not identified Observed several plastic working containers of spices not labeled on shelf in cooking area. All spices must be labeled with product common name at all times for proper identification
Normal Clean Freq, Nonfood-Contact Su Nonfood contact surface(s) shelving dishwashing area shelves Not easily cleanable Observed newly installed wood beam being used to support drainboards to wall in dishwashing area. Mold is collecting on wood and wood is starting to rot. Wood is not an approved equipment surface as it is absorbent and is not easily cleanable. To correct, please remove wood and replace with approved material (such as stainless steel). , observed shelves in dishwashing area with chipped paint and in poor repair. To correct, please repaint shelves so all surfaces are smooth and cleanable
Normal Clean Freq, Nonfood-Contact Su Nonfood contact surface(s) wait station shelves With accumulation of debris Observed most interior door gaskets in several reach in coolers in prep/cooking areas with an accumulation of debris. To correct, please clean now and on a more frequent schedule
Normal Food storage Food item(s) in storage walk in cooler shelf Exposed to dust, splash, or other contaminates Not covered Observed pan of vegetables double stacked on top of sheet pan of individual portions of rte flan desserts (rte desserts were not covered). All food must be stored in clean, dry location and not exposed to possible sources of contamination. To correct, please cover all foods with proper lids or plastic wrap and do not double stack food items on rte desserts (bottom of pan is a possible source of contamination)