Health Report #113551

Establishment Name: Carson's American Bistro
Report Date: 01/04/2011
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Hot and cold holding Cold food item(s) cooking/preparation area cooler Stored above 41 degrees F Found time/temperature control for safety (tcs) food, an opened carton of half and half 50°F, in an insulated container with some ice on bottom and sides of container. Pic corrected by discarding half and half, and has been instructed to monitor that tcs food is held at 41°F. Pic was reminded that if ice is to be used to hold tcs food at 41°F, it must completely surround food item. Note: this is not a repeated cold hold violation, as other occurred in different coolers or different situations. , found time/temperature control for safety (tcs) food, an opened carton of half and half 50°F, in an insulated container with some ice on bottom and sides of container. Pic corrected by discarding half and half, and has been instructed to monitor that tcs food is held at 41°F. Pic was reminded that if ice is to be used to hold tcs food at 41°F, it must completely surround food item. Note: this is not a repeated cold hold violation, as other occurred in different coolers or different situations. On follow up inspection found tcs food, an opened carton of half and half 41°F in a container surrounded by ice. Pic states she has been monitoring that employees are completely surrounding carton and ice level is maintained during operations. Violation corrected.
Normal Good Repair and Proper Adjustm Equipment components seals cooking/preparation area equipment In poor repair Found the gaskets of the lettuce coolers (silver kings) in the salad prep area torn and missing. Found the door gasket of the beef roast hot holding unit torn and hanging from the door. To correct replace damaged door gaskets of noted equipment
Normal Equipment and Utensils Equipment and utensil(s) walk in freezer shelf Not durable Found bread stored in trash liners in the walk in freezer. To correct discontinue storing bread in trash liners, and replace with food grade storage bags.
Normal Repairing Physical facilities Floor(s) floor In poor repair Found the tiled floor in the entire facility in various areas with worn grout. To correct re-grout tiled floor to be durable, smooth, and easy to clean.
Normal Wiping Cloths, Use Limitation Wiping cloth(s) wet cooking/preparation area counter Stored on Counter Found wiping cloths through out kitchen stored on counter tops or not submerged under sanitizer in sanitizing buckets. To correct store wiping cloths completely submerged under sanitizing buckets