Health Report #113960

Establishment Name: Las Fuentes Mexican Restaurant
Report Date: 09/29/2010
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Hot and cold holding N/A N/A N/A Raw beef and chicken and cooked pork and chicken found in the top right drawer under the grill at 50 degrees f. Also the shrimp in the bottom drawer was found at 49 degrees f. Ph foods must be maintained at 41 degrees f or below. Corrected by discarding food at time of inspection. Drawer may have been left open just enough to draw in heat from grill elevating temperature. Sour cream was put into the drawer and drawer left closed to test unit and at end of inspection temperature was still at 41 degrees. Therefore the drawer must be kept closed.
Critical Hot and cold holding N/A N/A N/A Assorted potentially hazardous foods found in the wask in cooler at 43 - 45 degrees f. A few items prepped today were elevated as high as 60 degrees. Potentially hazardous foods must be maintained at 41 degrees f or below. It is possible that the door was left open on this unit for an extended period of time. The prepped foods which started at 41 degrees f were out too long during the prep process. Corrected by discarding some foods and relocating some to freezer to rapidly chill back down to 41 degrees f.
Normal Ambient Temp. Measuring Device N/A N/A N/A Thermometer in the true two door cooler at the bar was broken. Replace with an accurate thermometer in order to monitor the temperature of the unit.
Normal Cooling, Heating, and Holding N/A N/A N/A The walk in cooler was found to be holding ph foods at 43 -45 degrees f. Some immediately prepped foods were as high as 60 degrees f. The door to the unit does not close easily and it is possible that the door was left open for an extended period of time thus elevating the air temperature and the food over time. At end of inspection door was kept tightly closed and air temperature had dropped down to 38 degrees f.
Normal Cooling, Heating, and Holding N/A N/A N/A Top drawer of the refrigerated unit under the grill is not holding ph foods at 41 degrees f or below on the right side. The shrimp on the bottom right of the drawer was also at 49 degrees f. Ph foods must be maintained at 41 degrees f or below. The unit is ordered out of service for the storage of ph foods on this side of the unit. Test foods were placed into the unit to recheck for temperature elevation after food was discarded and that food starting at 41 degrees f elevated to 49 degrees f at time of inspection so it is not just due to drawer being left open. Unit is not functioning properly. Call for repair. Once repaired and capable of holding ph foods at 41 degrees f you may use the unit.