Health Report #113553

Establishment Name: Carson's American Bistro
Report Date: 06/11/2014
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Potentially Hazardous Food (Ti Cold food item(s) cooking/preparation area cooler Stored above 41 degrees F Found cold time/temperature control for safety (tcs) food, a container shredded cheese 57 in a ice bath on the cooking line counter top that did not surround food container. Found tcs food, a container of steaks 48 to 50°F in an ice bath in the 2 door prep top cooler on the cooking line that did not surround food container. Found tcs food, cream cheese 48°F, whipped cream 50°F, tomatoes 50°F in the top portion of the 4 door prep top cooler, which was filled with ice that did not completely surround food containers. Pic corrected by discarding tcs food, and was instructed to completely surround food containers with ice if ice baths are used. Pic states facility is using ice to supplement coolers to cold hold tcs food at 41°F. To correct repair/replace coolers to hold tcs food at 41°F. Found hot tcs food, cheese sauce 127°F and other sauces 120°F in the hot holding in the middle of the steam table. Pic corrected by discarding all sauces in the steam table, and was instructed to monitor and verify sauces are reheated to minimum cooking temperatures or 165°F for 15 seconds, and held at 135°F. Found hot tcs food, a container of mashed potatoes 127°F in the alto shaam on the cooking line. Pic corrected by discarding potatoes and states alto shaam is generally not used for hot holding during lunch. Found hot tcs food, pans of cheese bread 120°F in the bread hot holding unit in the wait station area. Pic corrected by discarding bread. Pic states hot holding unit was not set to proper setting to maintain cheese bread at 135°F. Pic has been instructed to monitor and ensure cold tcs food is held at 41°F or lower and hot tcs food is held at 135°F and above. ,
Normal Food Storage Food item(s) in storage prep area cooler Exposed to dust, splash, or other contaminates Found a container of avocado sauce stored on top of cut lettuce in the salad 3 door prep top cooler. Pic corrected by relocating avocado sauce to lower portion of the 3 door salad prep top cooler.
Normal Eating, Drinking, or Using Tob Beverage container Back kitchen area shelf Not covered Found a cup of beverage without lid on the shelf by the salad/dessert area. Pic corrected by discarding beverage and was instructed to use cup with lid and straw in food prep areas.
Normal Nonfood-Contact Surfaces Nonfood contact surface(s) prep area mixer Soiled Found the mixer guard/shield soiled with accumulation and splash. To correct clean mixer guard/shield.
Normal Wiping Cloths, Use Limitation Wiping cloth(s) wet cooking/preparation area counter Stored on Counter Found wiping cloth stored on top of cutting board of the salad 3 door prep top cooler. Pic corrected by placing wiping cloth in the sanitizing bucket.
Normal Repairing N/A N/A N/A Found the tile grout on the cooking line worn. To correct repair tile grout.
Normal Rinsing Procedures Washed equipment/utensil(s) prep area slicer Not rinsed After washing and before sanitizing Asked employee how the slicer is cleaned, employee replied slicer is broken down, parts taked to the dishwasher, and the slicer base is wiped down with soapy water and rinsed with sanitizer. Corrected by educating staff that slicer base is to be washed with soapy water, rinsed with clean water and then wiped down with sanitizer.
Normal Warewashing Equipment, Cleanin Warewashing equipment dishmachine Dishwashing machine spray head nozzle Not cleaned Found the spray nozzles in the dishwashing machine clogged with debris. To correct follow manufacturer's directions and clean spray nozzles.
Normal Cleaning, Frequency and Restri Physical facilities/structures floors cooking/preparation area floor Soiled Found the floor under equipment, edges and corners in the kitchen soiled with accumulation. To correct thoroughly clean floor and keep clean.
Normal Good Repair and Proper Adjustm Equipment cooking area cooler In poor repair Found the 2 door prep top cooler and 4 door prep top cooler on the cooking line (with ice baths), not holding tcs food at 41°F. To correct repair coolers to hold tcs food at 41°F. Found the cooking hood above fryer missing filter or spacer. To correct provide filter/spacer and eliminate gap in cooking hood.