Health Report #111326

Establishment Name: Haifa Falafel
Report Date: 09/07/2011
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Assignment of Responsibility N/A N/A N/A I observed foods in opened bags. Once bagged foods are open they need to be put in containers with tight fitting covers on them to keep out insects.
Critical Hot and cold holding N/A N/A N/A Falafil mix left out at fryer area and found at 50*f. This item must be kept at 41*f or less, thus keep it in cooler between uses. Corrected by correcting current habit and keeping in cooler.
Critical Hot and cold holding N/A N/A N/A Repeat violation 2 times. Complete the risk control plan within 10 days and fax into me. Once again, the prep cooler on the main line was found holding product at unsafe temps (50* to 58*f). Do not use this cooler until repaired and holding below 41*f. Staff must be doing temp checks multiple times daily. I want you to use the cooler chart i left you. All phf's were discarded. I will be back to verify cooler is holding 41*f or less.
Normal Wiping Cloths, Use Limitation N/A N/A N/A I obserrved wiping cloths sitting out on prep tables and no sanitizer bucket made up in back prep area. Keep cloths in sanitizer solution of 50-100ppm chlorine between uses.
Normal Toilet Rooms, Enclosed N/A N/A N/A You need a self closing device on the restroom door.
Normal Unnecessary Items and Litter N/A N/A N/A Remove all items not part of the business and staff need to keep radios, cd's and keys in an area away from food prep and food storage areas. . . Not on prep table.
Normal Using a Handwashing Sink N/A N/A N/A Staff observed putting bowls in handsink basin, thus obstructing the use of the handsink. Never obstruct the handsink.
Normal Storing Maintenance Tools N/A N/A N/A Hang up brooms and dustpans away from foods. Brooms left on bags of beans.
Normal Toilet Room Receptacle, Covere N/A N/A N/A You need a covered waste container for feminine hygeine products in the restroom.
Normal Food storage N/A N/A N/A You need to replace the missing ceiling tiles in the back areas. Also, re-seat the light shield.
Normal Manual Warewashing, Wash Sol. N/A N/A N/A I observed dishes being washed without water and detergent in the first compartment sink. Dishes must be immersed in detergent water of at least 110*f. Corrected by setting up properly.
Normal Frequency N/A N/A N/A You need to empty your refuse containers more often.
Normal Good Repair and Proper Adjustm N/A N/A N/A You need to replace the missing hood filters in your exhaust hood.
Normal Cleaning, Frequency/Restrictio N/A N/A N/A Your store is not being kept clean and organized. Staff need to organize the store and remove all items not a part of the business and get all items well organized on storage racks. Remove the rug in the dry goods room. Sweep and mop floors often throughut the day. Also, you need to clean things under the prep table. I will be back in 3 weeks to see that you have done the above.