Health Report #110679

Establishment Name: Romano's Macaroni Grill #141
Report Date: 02/14/2012
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Separation, Packaging, & Segre N/A N/A N/A A pan of raw meatballs and raw shell eggs were found stored above ready to eat foods in the walk in cooler. Always store raw animal product below and seperated from any ready to eat foods. Corrected by storing on racks with other raw meats.
Critical Hot and cold holding N/A N/A N/A A quart of half and half and heavy whipping cream was found stored in a pan on one of the cold wells at 47*f. These items must be held at 41*f or less at all times. Containers of creams must be held inside a reach in cooler to hold at safe temps. They will not hold temp in a pan on a cold well. Corrected by storing inside a reach in cooler.
Critical Ready-to-Eat Food, Date Markin N/A N/A N/A Your current date marking system is not in compliance with the food code. Opened half and halfs, gallons of milk, deli meats, soft cheeses, cream dessert toppings, and cheese cakes had no date marking on them. You need to post the 7 day maximum use by dates (add 6 days to day of). Plans are to go back to "old" date marking system and stickers. I will be back in 2 weeks to verify a consistent date marking system is in place.
Critical Preventing Contamination from N/A N/A N/A I observed servers cut lemons/limes with bare hands. Ready to eat foods can have no bare hand contact. Plans are to have drink garnishes pre-cut in the kitchen and servers are to use tongs to get garnishes into bowls. Corrected by doing the above.
Normal Clean Freq, Nonfood-Contact Su N/A N/A N/A Bartenders need to be disassembling soda gun nozzles and cleaning and sanitizing them on a daily basis. Also. The storage shelves in the kitchen that you store your pots/pans on are dirty. Clean them more frequently.
Normal Maintaining Refuse Areas/Enclo N/A N/A N/A Repeat violation 2 times in a row. Once again, the area around the dumpster and wood pile is dirty. Staff need to be keeping this area clean. Put on a routine cleaning schedule.
Normal Handwashing Signage N/A N/A N/A Post a handwash sign at the handsink in the employee restroom.