Health Report #109808

Establishment Name: Btb (Big Ten Burrito Wholesale)
Report Date: 03/25/2009
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Cooling Cooked food(s) cooled N/A From 70 degrees f to 41 degrees F for more than 4 hours Observed large, plastic containers with covers of black and pinto beans in the walk in cooler. These beans were prepared the previous day and were still at 47 to 70f. Corrected by discarding. Also, provided cooling charts and some cooling information with this report (spanish versions as well). Please train the employees to use rapid cooling techniques and the provided monitoring charts to ensure the beans are being cooled quickly
Critical Food Contact Surfaces and Uten Food-contact surface(s) Utensil(s), Food-contact surface(s) slicer(s) N/A Not accessible for cleaning/inspection, Rough Observed a couple of kitchen spoons with damaged handles that were taped back together, and a non-commercial food chopper with rough surfaces due to damage by the cutting blade. Please replace the spoons and provide a commercial food processor.
Critical Preventing Contamination from Ready-to-eat food(s) N/A Handled with bare hands Observed an employee handling raw onions with bare hands during the prep process. A portion of the onions go into ready to eat foods such as salsa. Corrected by a manager interpreting the glove use requirements to the staff and by the employee using gloves for this task
Critical Storage, Separation Poisonous/toxic material(s) storage room shelf Stored over/with Food Observed a couple chemical spray bottles stored above onions at the prep table area, and among clean utensils and above single use items on a cart shelf. Corrected by relocating the chemicals to a designated chemical area away from food, equipment and single service/use items.
Critical Clean Sight/Touch-No Accum/Enc Food-contact surface(s) N/A Soiled Observed the following food contact surfaces with old food debris/oil residues still on them: lids for the large, square food containers, kitchen knives, the food processor attachment for shredding cheese, a metal mixing paddle stored in the crack between the three compartment sink back-splash and the unclean wall, the counter top mounted can opener blade, a pair of tongs, etc. Corrected by re-washing these items. Most of the areas that were unclean on these items were at difficult to clean areas (such as the hilt of the knives, around the small openings in the cheese grater, in the handle of the tongs. Please identify these areas to you staff so they can pay closer attention to them during the washing process. Additionally, ask staff to inspect the equipment after they are air dried prior to placing them in storage. , observed the following food contact surfaces with old food debris/oil residues still on them: lids for the large, square food containers, kitchen knives, the food processor attachment for shredding cheese, a metal mixing paddle stored in the crack between the three compartment sink back-splash and the unclean wall, the counter top mounted can opener blade, a pair of tongs, etc. Temporarily corrected by sending these items to be re-washed. Most of the areas that were unclean on these items were at difficult to clean areas (such as the hilt of the knives, around the small openings in the cheese grater, in the handle of the tongs. Please identify these areas to you staff so they can pay closer attention to them during the washing process. Additionally, ask staff to inspect the equipment after they are air dried prior to placing them in storage
Critical Clean Sight/Touch-No Accum/Enc Food-contact surface(s) N/A Soiled Observed the following food contact surfaces with old food debris/oil residues still on them: lids for the large, square food containers, kitchen knives, the food processor attachment for shredding cheese, a metal mixing paddle stored in the crack between the three compartment sink back-splash and the unclean wall, the counter top mounted can opener blade, a pair of tongs, etc. Corrected by re-washing these items. Most of the areas that were unclean on these items were at difficult to clean areas (such as the hilt of the knives, around the small openings in the cheese grater, in the handle of the tongs. Please identify these areas to you staff so they can pay closer attention to them during the washing process. Additionally, ask staff to inspect the equipment after they are air dried prior to placing them in storage
Normal Cleaning, Frequency/Restrictio Physical facilities/structures floors N/A Soiled Observed the drains for the three compartment sink and the food prep sink to have old food debris build-up in them. Please clean these areas at least one to two times per week as needed to eliminate this debris that small flies like to lay their eggs
Normal Clean Sight/Touch-No Accum/Enc Non-food contact surface(s) N/A With accumulation of debris Observed some dry food/crumbs that have accumulated in the bottom of a utensil storage tub. Please clean this tub at this time and provide a cover for it in the future to keep out debris
Normal Equipment and Utensils, Air-Dr Clean equipment and utensil(s) N/A Stored/stacked wet Observed food container lids and many metal kitchen pans put away (stacked) while still wet. Please allow your equipment to air dry prior to placing them in storage
Normal Outer Openings, Protected Outer opening(s) holes or gaps along storage room back door Not sealed to prevent pest entry Provide a replacement door sweep for the bottom of the back door to keep pests out of the facility
Normal Food storage Food item(s) in storage N/A Stored on floor or less than 6 inches above floor Observed boxes of canned goods stored on the floor near the walk in cooler. Please provide a low shelf with 6" legs minimum
Normal In-Use Utensils/Between-Storag Dispensing utensil(s) N/A Improperly stored To prevent contamination of food or food related items Observed two sauce containers in the walk in cooler that had styrofoam bowls in them for dispensing purposes. Discontinue this practice and provide a long handled spoon for dispensing--the handle must remain above the level of the food in the container
Normal Storing Equip./Uten./Lin./Sing Clean equipment/utensil(s) N/A Stored with food-contact portion exposed Metal and plastic food storage containers for the kitchen. Please only store them inverted
Normal System Maintained in Good Repa Plumbing system Drain line(s) prep area sink Not maintained Observed a cut and inverted plastic bottle being used as a funnel on the drain for the rinse and sanitize sink basins of the three compartment sink. Please eliminate the bottle to re-establish the required air gap.
Normal Areas-Receptacles, Capacity/Av Handwash trash receptacle(s) kitchen N/A Not provided In the main kitchen area. Please provide a small trash can at that hand sink