Health Report #111335

Establishment Name: Haifa Falafel
Report Date: 02/27/2015
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Equipment, Food-Contact Surfac N/A N/A N/A I observed staff take a bucket of garbanzo beans that was set directly on the floor and set it on the back food prep table, thus contaminating the food prep table. After i told the owner they cannot be setting food containers on the floor, i watched them set a tub on the floor while they dumped hommous into the tub. You need to be setting your food containers on a clean and sanitized surface, not on the dirty floor. Corrected by cleaning and sanitizing the prep table and modifying staff habits.
Critical Hand Drying Provision N/A N/A N/A The paper towel dispenser in the rear prep area was jammed, making access to paper towels not possible. You need to be sure paper towels are available for use at your handsinks. Corrected by removing jammed towels.
Critical Packaged and Unpackaged Food - N/A N/A N/A I observed bags of pita bread stored below ground beef and next to raw chicken in the 2 door upright freezer. In order to control the risk of cross contamination you need to store the pita breads on the uppermost racks in the this unit. Corrected by doind such
Critical When to Wash N/A N/A N/A I observed 2 different foodworkers put on gloves without washing their hands first. Staff need to always wash hands before donning a pair of new gloves. Corrected by telling the staff of this requirement and then they washed their hands.
Critical Common Name N/A N/A N/A Repeat violation 2 times in a row. Complete the risk control plan and bring to the administrative conference with you. Once again, i found chemical spray bottles that were not labelled. One had a blue liquid in it in the back prep area and another had a clear liquid in it on a shelf below the coffee self serve area. You have to be labeling the spray bottles with common name of contents within. Corrected by labeling while present.
Normal Cooking and Baking Equipment N/A N/A N/A The exterior of the rice cooker/warmer was dirty as was the interior and exterior of the microwave oven. Staff need to be using wiping cloths to keep these things clean during your operation.
Normal Eating, Drinking, or Using Tob N/A N/A N/A I observed one of the staff drinking from an open cup in the rear prep area. Staff need to have lids on beverage cups and using a straw when drinking in prep areas.
Normal Good Repair and Proper Adjustm N/A N/A N/A Repeat violation 2 times in a row. Once again, the front display cooler has ice build-up on the cooling coils. You need to have a contractor out to repair this. Save a copy of the work order receipt and i will be back in 30 days to look at the work order and verify that ice is not on the coils.
Normal Good Repair and Proper Adjustm N/A N/A N/A The walk in cooler door closer latch is broken and the walk in door does not shut tightly. You need to install an new latch on the door.
Normal Light Bulbs, Protective Shield N/A N/A N/A Several of the light lenses are cracked and need to be replaced. You also need to install ceiling tiles in all areas where they are missing.
Normal Repairing N/A N/A N/A The frp siding on the wall by the front counter has come loose and needs to be re-secured to the wall. You also have exposed electrical wires that need to be put back into protective junction boxes.
Normal Storing Maintenance Tools N/A N/A N/A You need to provide mop and broom holders in the mop sink closet and be sure staff are hanging these items up after uses, not leaving mops in the mopsink.
Normal System Maintained in Good Repa N/A N/A N/A Repeat violation 2 times in a row. Once again, the hot water faucet has a leak coming from it. There is a crack in the faucet and it needs to be replaced with a new faucet. You need to have this done within 30 days. I will be back to verify it has been done.
Normal Wiping Cloths, Use Limitation N/A N/A N/A I observed several dirty wiping cloths sitting out on prep surfaces on the front prep line and the rear prep table. You need to keep wiping cloths in clean sanitizer made up with 50-100ppm chlorine between uses to disinfect the cloth towels.
Normal Food Storage N/A N/A N/A Repeat violation 2 times in a row. Once again, there was not cover lid on your left side prep cooler. You need to have a lid on this so it can be closed to protect foods within the cold rail from contamination and to control for safe cold holding temps. This needs to be on when i come back in 30 days to re-inspect your store.
Normal Cleaning, Frequency and Restri N/A N/A N/A Repeat violation 4 times in a row. An administrative office conference is required. Left a notice. Call and schedule this conference with me within 72 hours of notice. Once again, your store is not being kept clean. The following areas were observed dirty: the stove around the burners, the sides of the cooking equipment, the shelves under the cooking equipment, the floors and walls under and behind the cooking equipment, the floors under all hard to reach areas, the interior of all the reach in coolers, display cooler, walk in cooler floors, walk in cooler racks, the black tubs you store your foods in, the shelves above and below the main rear prep table (none of the foil has been removed. . . The plasticwrap was removed from the ice machine while i was there), the mop sink room and the sink itself and the area around and under the front counter display cooler. Complete the risk control plan i left you and bring to the administrative conference with you. I will be back in 30 days to verify your store has been properly cleaned and organized.