Health Report #112052

Establishment Name: El Ranchito
Report Date: 10/22/2014
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Ready-to-Eat, Potentially Haza In house prepared ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food(s) prep area cooler Without date of consumption marking Found ready to eat (rte), time/temperature control for safety (tcs) food, numerous cups of horchata, packages of ham and turkey slices without 7 day (day prepared + 6 days). Pic corrected by providing 7 day datemarks on rte, tcs foods.
Critical Cooling Methods Food item(s) cooled walk in cooler shelf Improperly Covered Found time/temperature control for safety (tcs) food, a covered stock pot of beans cooling on shelf in the walk in cooler. Pic corrected by reheating beans to 165°F for 15 seconds, placed beans in shallow pan in an ice bath, and instructed to place beans in walk in cooler once it drops to 70°F to rapidly cool to 41°F.
Critical Equipment, Food-Contact Surfac Food-contact surface(s) Equipment Slicer prep table slicer Soiled Found the slicer soiled with build up and accumulation. Pic corrected by washing slicer, that is washing, rinsing, and sanitizing food contact surfaces on slicer.
Critical Packaged and Unpackaged Food - Raw animal food(s) walk in cooler shelf Stored over/next to Raw ready-to-eat food(s) Found raw ground beef, raw shell eggs, and raw sausage stored above and next to ready to eat foods on the walk in cooler shelves. Pic corrected by relocating raw foods to bottom shelf, below and away from ready to eat food.
Normal Certification of managerial em N/A N/A N/A Found no manager certified in food safety. To correct provide a certified manager.
Normal Effectiveness Hair restraint hat cooking/preparation area Not worn on head/hair Observed employee working in the cooking and prep area not wearing hat/hair restraint. To correct provide hat/hair restraint and remind employees to wear them.
Normal Mechanical Mechanical ventilation hood cook line cooking/preparation area hood Inadequate Found the kitchen filled with cooking exhaust and vent hood not turned on. To correct turn vent hood on and keep on when cooking equipment is turned on.
Normal Nonfood-Contact Surfaces Nonfood contact surface(s) cooking/preparation area microwave Soiled Found the interior of the microwave soiled with splash and build up. To correct clean microwave and clean on a more frequent schedule.
Normal Equipment and utensils Equipment and utensil(s) prep area hot holding unit Not durable Found facility using a 3 well household hot hold unit in the kitchen. To correct discontinue using household unit and replace with a commercial grade unit.
Normal Food Storage Food item(s) in storage prep area floor Stored on floor or less than 6 inches above floor Found 2 cases of apples on the floor of the kitchen prep area. To correct store apples on shelf at least 6 inches off the floor.
Normal Food Storage Containers, Ident Food item(s) front counter beverage dispenser machine Not identified Found 2 beverage dispensers filled with beverage for self service not labeled. To correct provide labels.
Normal Handwashing Signage Handwashing signage front counter area handsink Not provided At hand sink Found no handwashing sign in the front counter handsink area. To correct provide sign reminding employees to wash hands.