Health Report #111155

Establishment Name: Oriental Express
Report Date: 12/07/2011
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Backflow Prevention Device/Req Backflow prevention Back hallway sump pump Not provided Observed in the basement near the sump pump no backflow prevention on the water supply line. Correct by installing an asse 1011 hose bibb vacuum breaker to prevent potential water supply cross contamination
Critical Hot and cold holding Hot food item(s) N/A Stored below 135 degrees F Observed fried rice in table top rice hot holding unit at 120 degrees f. Pic indicates food was cooked properly about one hour before the inspection. Hot holding unit does not appear to be working properly. Pic transferred fried rice to different table top rice hot holding unit. Temperature 30 minutes after transfer was 140 degrees f. Broken hot holding unit was placed out of service by pic. Item corrected
Normal Clean Freq, Nonfood-Contact Su Nonfood contact surface(s) N/A Soiled Observed the non food contact surfaces of the wok table, deep fryer, hood ventilation filters, and stove top to have an accumulation of grease. Correct by cleaning these surfaces now and more frequently to prevent build up of grease
Normal Good Repair and Proper Adjustm Equipment N/A In poor repair Observed equipment needing repair: 1) the wok table has several substantial cracks and breaks. These breaks have been sealed but the table does not drain properly and still leaks onto floor. Correct by replacing wok table. The pic indicates the wok table will be replaced in 6 months to 9 months. Please see note at the end of this report about the wok replacement. 2) the seals on the reach in cooler at the cookline have numerous cracks. These need to be replaced so proper routine cleaning of the seals can be completed. Correct by replacing the seals. 3) can opener blade appears dull. Correct by replacing blade to prevent creation of metal shavings
Normal Distressed Merchandise, Segreg Distressed merchandise for return/credit basement N/A Observed marked distressed merchandise storage area directly adjacent to in use merchandise storage area. Correct by providing more separation between the two storage areas to prevent confusion on which products are in designated distressed area.
Normal Unnecessary Items and Litter Unnecessary item(s) storage room Not removed from facility Observed several pieces of unused equipment and other items stored in the basement of the facility. These items shall be removed as time allows to prevent harborage conditions for unwanted pests.
Normal Repairing Physical facilities N/A In poor repair Observed ceiling in kitchen area to have water staining. A one foot square area of the ceiling is falling down. Correct by repairing the ceiling. Pic indicates he has contacted the property owner who has promised to repair when the weather is warmer.
Normal Handwashing Signage N/A N/A N/A N/A
Normal Employee Accommodations, Desig N/A N/A N/A Observed numerous sealed capped water bottles at various locations in the restaurant. Correct by relocating these bottles to the designated employee break area
Normal Handwashing Signage N/A N/A N/A N/A