Health Report #112494

Establishment Name: Giardinos
Report Date: 03/05/2014
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Cooling Methods Food item(s) cooled prep area counter Improperly In plastic container Observed 5 gallon plastic containers of cooked soup and pasta sauce cooling on counter near wic. Ice wands were observed inside of containers, but one was melted. Internal food temp of soup was 85f (has been on counter for almost 2 hours per pic) and food temp of pasta sauce was 168f (on counter for less than 15 minutes). All phf must be rapidly cooled from 135f to 70f within 2 hours and from 70f to 41f or below within a total of 6 hours. One ice wand in a plastic 5 gallon container is not sufficient for rapid cooling. Need to utilize shallow pans and use ice baths and multiple ice wands as needed. Pic corrected by utilizing another ice wand in soup and placing in freezer to rapidly cool soup and creating ice bath in prep sink and placing another ice wand in pasta sauce at time of inspection. Violation corrected
Critical Potentially Hazardous Food (Ti Cold food item(s) prep area counter Stored above 41 degrees F Observed gallon of cooked rte pasta stored on counter near wic with internal food temperatures of 70-75f. Pasta has been on counter for less than an hour per pic. Cooked pasta is considered potentially hazardous and cannot be held in the temperature danger zone. Once cooked, pasta must be rapidly cooled and cold held at 41f or below or held hot at 135f or more at all times. Pic corrected by placing container of pasta in wic at time of inspection. Violation corrected.
Normal Designated Areas Locker(s)/employee storage area(s) dry storage area shelf Contaminates Single service Observed employee coat hanging on edge of dry storage rack and is touching sleeve of single service items. All employee belongings must be stored in an area of kitchen which cannot possibly contaminate food or single service items. To correct, please relocate employee coat to approved location as soon as possible
Normal Equipment, Utensils, Linens, a Clean equipment/utensil(s) dishwashing area shelf Exposed to dust, splash, or other contaminates Observed clean plastic lids stored in bin on shelf in dishwashing area that has as accumulation of sticky, wet debris. To correct, please clean lid bin and all lids as soon as possible
Normal Kitchenware and Tableware Kitchenware and tableware single-service spoons front counter area utensil container Allows for contamination of food-contact/lip-contact surfaces During handling Observed plastic single service spoons stored with food contact portion of spoon pointing up under soup warmers in front counter area. Also, observed s/s plastic knives near keg cooler in front counter area stored all jumbled together. All tableware must be stored so the food contact portion of utensil is pointing down (and handles up) so utensil is protected from potential sources of contamination (like employee hands)
Normal Nonfood-Contact Surfaces Nonfood contact surface(s) dry storage area shelf With accumulation of debris Observed bulk rice and lentil bins under prep shelf near wic with an accumulation of food debris. To correct, please clean now and on a more frequent schedule