Health Report #107964

Establishment Name: La Fuente, Inc
Report Date: 09/26/2011
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Hot and cold holding Cold food item(s) walk in cooler shelves Stored above 41 degrees F Found cooked chicken, beef, beans, shrimp, cheese dip, baked potatoes all holding at 44 dregrees f. To correct - pic called repair person; someone will be there today to check out the wic and repair. If repairman does not show up by 5 pm, all cooked foods must be discarded. Came back to establishment to find repairman working. Repairman stated that he adjusted the thermostat to 38 degrees and adjusted the timer of the unit. Possible short-term ower outage may have caused unit falfunction. Thermometer on outside of unit now reading 40 degrees f. Temperatures of cooked food inside unit now reading 41 -42 degrees f. Considered item corrected.
Critical Safe/Unadult./Honestly Present Food counter Adulterated/contaminated Found working liquor bottle to have fruit flies inside. Corrected - by pic discarding liquor bottle. Use storage caps over open liquor bottle to protect spout from being an entry point for fruit flies
Critical Package Integrity Food package(s) Cans, Food package(s) dry storage area shelf, dry storage area shelves Dented, dented on seam or swollen, Dented, dented on seam or swollen Found a dented can in general storage not separated. Corrected - pic discarded dented can
Critical Sanitizers Sanitizer(s) prep area counter Not approved for use Found what appeared to be a bucket of sanitizer on a lower shelf under the counter in the front prep area. Found the concentration of the solution to be extremely high, above 200 ppm. When showing the pic the test strip, he showed me what he was using in the bucket. The product was spic and span floor cleaner. Told the pic to discontinue use of this product for sanitizer bucket and to use approved sanitizer for food contact surfaces, corrected by pic discarding contents of bucket
Normal Storing Equip./Uten./Lin./Sing Clean equipment/utensil(s) freezer shelf Exposed to dust, splash, or other contaminates Found rapid-cool sticks stored on the bottom shelf of the freezer where they could be exposed to potential contamination. To correct - store frozen sticks on an upper level shelf, away from potential contamination
Normal Equipment and Utensils, Air-Dr Clean equipment and utensil(s) pots/pans dishwashing area shelves Dried with a cloth towel Found clean pots and pans being towel dried and clean wet pots and pans stacked before they were dry. To correct - allow all clean pots, pans, utensils to air dry before stacking and/or storing for future use.
Normal Handwashing Signage Handwashing signage Handsink area Not provided At hand sink N/A
Normal N/A N/A Back kitchen area N/A No anti-choking poster found. To correct - obtain an anti-choking poster from the american red cross
Normal Clean Freq, Nonfood-Contact Su Nonfood contact surface(s) ice machine shelf With accumulation of debris Found shelf within the ice machine to have an accumulation of slime at the edge. To correct - clean this postion of the ice machine on a increased frequency to prevent the build-up of slime
Normal Hand Cleanser, Availabilty Soap at handsink bar hand sink Not provided At hand sink Found hand sink in bar area without soap for hand washing, to correct- provide soap at bar hand sink
Normal Cooling, Heating, and Holding Equipment cold holding walk in cooler Inadequate Wic found at ambient temperature of 45 degrees f. Cooked food in wic found to be at 44 degrees f. To correct - have repair person check the unit and repair as necessary
Normal Containers Identified with Com Food item(s) food preparation area Shelf under counter Not identified Found unlabeled squeeze bottle (pic identified as water for fajita dishes). Also found large tub of sugar syrup for sweet tea without a label. To correct - label all working containers with contents by common name. Also, in the case of these squeeze water bottles, water should be changed daily to prevent cross contamination