Health Report #114008

Establishment Name: Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill 5820
Report Date: 08/06/2010
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Methods-Hot Water and Chemical Hot water sanitizer Dishwashing machine Does not allow surface temperature to reach 160 degrees f Measured by irreversible registering thermometer Used a test kit and found the dishwashing machine not hot water sanitizing dishes. Pic corrected by calling for repair, machine was temporarily repaired and verified it was hot water sanitizing. I will return to verify that dishwashing machine is properly repaired and hot water sanitizing is reliable. , used a test kit and found the dishwashing machine not hot water sanitizing dishes. Pic corrected by calling for repair, machine was temporarily repaired and verified it was hot water sanitizing. I will return to verify that dishwashing machine is properly repaired and hot water sanitizing is reliable. On follow up inspection used a test kit and found the dishwashing machine hot water sanitizing dishes. Continue to verify that dishwashing machine is operating properly. Violation corrected.
Critical Clean Sight/Touch-No Accum/Enc Food-contact surface(s) Utensil(s) storage area shelf Soiled Found various utensils( bowls, plates, storage containers) soiled with food debris on the utensil storage shelf. Pic corrected by having employee re-wash all utensils on storage room shelf. Pic has been instructed to monitor that employee are properly washing dishes, that is, scrubbing, scrapping, and rinsing utensils, running items in dishwashing machine, and checking that utensils are clean before placing utensils on storage shelf. , found various utensils( bowls, plates, storage containers) soiled with food debris on the utensil storage shelf. Pic corrected by having employee re-wash all utensils on storage room shelf. Pic has been instructed to monitor that employee are properly washing dishes, that is, scrubbing, scrapping, and rinsing utensils, running items in dishwashing machine, and checking that utensils are clean before placing utensils on storage shelf. On follow up inspection found various utensils clean on the utensil storage shelf. Continue to monitor that utensils are being properly cleaned. This violation was corrected on routine inspection, and re-verified on follow up
Normal N/A N/A front area wall N/A Found food license posted in a conspicuous place. To correct post food license in a conspicuous place for public inspection.
Normal Clean Freq, Nonfood-Contact Su Nonfood contact surface(s) cooking area cooler Soiled Found the door handles and surrounding areas soiled with a greasy film. Found the exterior of the ice machine (lower bin area) soiled with build up. To correct clean as soon as possible, and clean on a more frequent schedule.
Normal Good Repair and Proper Adjustm Equipment cooking/preparation area cooler In poor repair Found the door gaskets of several cooler doors cracked and warped. To correct repair/replace door gaskets.
Normal In-Use Utensils/Between-Storag Dispensing utensil(s) cooking/preparation area dipper well Improperly stored In standing water Dipper well turned off Found utensils stored in the dipper well with water turned off. To correct keep water running in dipper well.
Normal Outside receptacles Waste receptacle(s) grease barrel Grease container lid With doors,lids or covers Left open Found the used grease dumpster left open. To correct keep grease dumpster closed.
Normal System Maintained in Good Repa Plumbing system water line(s) cold cooking/preparation area dipper well Not maintained Found the faucet of the dipper well appear to be leaking and dripping water on the surrounding areas. To correct repair/replace faucet, or source of leak. Found the floor drain under the ice bin in the bar not draining. To correct clean and maintain floor drain lines.
Normal Wiping Cloths, Use Limitation Wiping cloth(s) wet wait station Not completely submerged in sanitizing solution Found wiping cloths in sanitizing buckets in the dining room waitstation not submerged under sanitizer. To correct store wiping cloth completely under sanitizer.
Normal Food storage Food item(s) in storage cooking/preparation area cooler Exposed to dust, splash, or other contaminates Found plastic squeeze bottles of sauce stored on top of food. Pic corrected by re-locating plastic squeeze bottles to an appropriate location. Found a container of sliced turkey meat stored on top of a container of roast beef slices. Pic corrected by placing turkey on another shelf. Pic has been instructed to monitor that employees are storing items correctly, and food items are being protected.
Normal Cooling methods Food item(s) cooled walk in cooler shelf Improperly Covered Found wrapped and portioned red skin potatoes 50°F in a container on the cooking line. Pic corrected by placing potatoes on a sheet tray and placed in the walk in cooler to rapidly cool. Pic has been instructed to monitor that staff are properly cooling items, that is from 135°F to 70°F in 2 hours, and then from 70°F to 41°F in 4 hours.
Normal Storage Areas and Units/Locati Refuse storage area wait station shelf Stored improperly With clean equipment/utensils/linens Found a basket of clean utensils (knives) stored on the same shelf with empty beer bottles. Pic corrected by taking utensils to be washed, and has been instructed not to store clean utensils with beer bottles.