Health Report #113241

Establishment Name: Taqueria La Casita
Report Date: 05/02/2012
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Clean Sight/Touch-No Accum/Enc N/A N/A N/A The strainer hanging on the clean utensil rack had food debris build up inbetween the mesh wire. Clean now and make sure that the strainer is properly cleaned immediately after use to avoid debris build up. Corrected by cleaning the strainer at time of inspection.
Critical Reheating for Hot Holding N/A N/A N/A Foods found on steamtable including beef and chicken at 104 - 121 degrees f. These foods had been reheated on the stove top and did not reach 165 degrees f prior to placing into the steamer. Use the thermometer and temp all foods that are reheated, prior to removing from stove top and placing into the steamer to make sure 165 degrees f is reached within 2 hours of removal from temperature control. The food was removed from the steamer and reheated on the stove top to 165 degrees f. Corrected as indicated above.
Normal Clean Freq, Nonfood-Contact Su N/A N/A N/A The interior lining of the chest freezer is in poor repair and handle is lined in duct tape. Duct tape is also lining the dge of the counter. Repair these areas so that the duct tape can be removed as duct tape is not cleanable. Replace lining inside the chest freezer so that the insulation is not exposed.
Normal Good Repair and Calibration N/A N/A N/A The gasket on the door of the pepsi unit is torn and hanging. Once torn split gaskets are not cleanable. Replace split gasket.
Normal Storing Equip./Uten./Lin./Sing N/A N/A N/A Utensils are being stored in the utensil dispense unit with the mouth end ups. Althought they are wrapped with napkins the mouth end is still subject to contact. Invert utensils so that the handle end is up to minimize contact with the mouth end.
Normal Clean Freq, Nonfood-Contact Su N/A N/A N/A The fryer cabinet needs cleaning, the hood filter needs cleaning. Clean now and place on a more frequent cleaning schedule.
Normal Ambient Temp. Measuring Device N/A N/A N/A Thermometer missing from the prep unit. Provide a thermometer for this unit in order to monitor the temperatures for this unit.