Health Report #113529

Establishment Name: Rico's Cafe
Report Date: 10/29/2010
Violation Type Violation Category Violation Items Violation Locations Violation Problems Violation Comments
Critical Ready-to-Eat Food, Disposition Ready to eat, potentially hazardous food(s) N/A Beyond consume by date Observed some cooked vegetables with a date of 10-18-2010. Corrected by discarding
Critical Conditions of Use Poisonous/toxic material(s) N/A Not used according to manufacturer's label instructions Observed three unapproved pesticide spray cans in the back kitchen area. These insecticides specifically indicate they are for household use only. Remove them from the facility
Critical Separation, Packaging, & Segre Raw animal food(s) cooking/preparation area cooler Stored over/next to Ready-to-eat food(s) Observed raw in-shell eggs to be stored on the top shelf of a back kitchen cooler above rte foods. Corrected by relocating the eggs above raw beef and chicken in an other cooler
Critical Ready-to-Eat Food, Date Markin In house prepared ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food(s) front counter area cooler Without date of consumption marking Observed multiple ready to eat, potentially hazardous foods with out use-by dates (flan, cooked beef, cooked chicken, cooked rice, chicken broth, sauces, etc. ). A discussion with staff was held regarding how to date mark foods. Implement the date marking of your rte, potentially hazardous foods--i will verify date marking at the follow-up inspection
Critical Controlling Pests Pest(s) cockroaches N/A Present in facility Observed cockroaches in the kitchen. Enter into a contract with a pest control company to service your facility for these pests. Provide me a copy of your contract and the invoice for an initial service visit asap. Perform a deep cleaning (out of the way areas) and eliminate any plumbing leaks
Normal System Maintained in Good Repa Plumbing system Drain line(s) N/A Not maintained Observed a bucket under the drain pipe for the sanitizing basin of the three compartment sink catching leaking waste water. Repair this drain as needed to eliminate the water leak
Normal Unnecessary Items and Litter Unnecessary item(s) items that don't pertain to business N/A Not removed from facility Observed damaged and unused equipment still present in the back kitchen area. Remove this equipment from the facility to make it easier for cleaning the kitchen and to eliminate a potential pest harborage area
Normal Storing Equip./Uten./Lin./Sing Single-service/single-use article(s) N/A Stored with food-contact portion exposed Observed styrofoam bowls in the back storage area and some to-go containers at the front counter to be stored upright. Corrected by inverting these items
Normal Outer Openings, Protected Outer opening(s) holes or gaps along floors back door floor Not sealed to prevent pest entry Observed a significant gap under the back door that can allow pest entry and heat loss. Provide a properly sealing door sweep
Normal Prohibitions Single-service and single-use article(s) N/A Stored Under unshielded sewer lines Observed many paper and styrofoam food containers stored in a cabinet with the waste water drain for a hand washing sink. Corrected by relocating these single service items.
Normal Sanitizing Solution Testing De Sanitizer test kit chlorine N/A Not provided Only quat sanitizer test papers were provided in the facility. This operation uses chlorine sanitizer. Corrected by obtaining chlorine test papers
Normal Temperature Measuring Devices Thermometer(s) refrigeration N/A Not provided A couple refrigerators are lacking thermometers or had damaged/inaccurate thermometers. Provide replacement air thermometers as needed
Normal Areas-Receptacles, Capacity/Av Handwash trash receptacle(s) N/A Not provided At hand sink At the back kitchen hand washing sink
Normal Good Repair and Calibration Food thermometer(s) probe N/A Not calibrated The metal stem thermometer provided was not calibrated accurately. Corrected by calibrating the unit
Normal Clean Freq, Nonfood-Contact Su Nonfood contact surface(s) Cabinet(s) N/A Bare wood Observed the new wooden partial wall and shelving unit behind the prep cooler at the front counter area to be in need of sealing to be smooth and easily cleanable. Apply a polyurethane or similar water proof coating to all sides of this bare wooden structure
Normal Cleaning, Frequency/Restrictio Physical facilities/structures floors, Physical facilities/structures walls N/A Soiled Observed the following areas to be in need of cleaning now and frequently in the future to eliminate spilled food or misc. Debris: the floor sink drain at the front counter area, the floor sink drain at the dish washing area, the floor around the grease trap, the floor under equipment and the wall at the old bread making area
Normal Hand Drying Provision Sanitary hand drying provisions disposable, paper towels N/A Not provided At hand sink Back kitchen hand washing sink
Normal Drying mops Wet mop(s) storage Back kitchen area mop sink Improperly dried Observed the mop head resting in the bottom of the mop sink. Please drill a hole in the end of the mop handle to hang the mop up on one of the screws provided