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Facility: Maxi-Mart Food & Liquor
Address: 1911 Atwater Blvd, Atwater, CA

The most recent inspection of this food facility resulted in a rating of
Good (Total Points: 0.00)
0-6  Points: Good
7-13 Points: Satisfactory
14+  Points: Unsatisfactory
Rating on date 1-21-2021: Good (Total Points: 0.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
1-21-2021 No violations were noted during this inspection. 0.00 This food facility currently meets California Retail Food Code requirements, and is authorized by the Merced County Division of Environmental Health to be open for business. The permit is issued to the current business owner of record and is non-transferable. No violations noted during the inspection. 0111 RETAIL MARKET 2001-6000 SQFT


Rating on date 12-01-2020: Unsatisfactory - reinspection required (Total Points: 20.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
12-01-2020 A person proposing to build or remodel a food facility shall submit plans for approval before starting any new construction or remodeling of any facility for use as a retail food facility. (114380, 114381) 1.00 A person proposing to build or remodel a food facility shall submit complete, easily readable plans drawn to scale and specifications to the Division of Environmental Health and obtain approval prior to starting any project. Observed facility currently engaging in substantial food prep. Facility currently does not have an open food prep permit. Facility plans on undergoing construction in the future for a new kitchen. Facility is currently under review to determine if adequate to resume open food prep. 0111 RETAIL MARKET 2001-6000 SQFT
12-01-2020 All utensils and equipment shall be fully operative, clean, and in good repair. (114115, 114175). All utensils and equipment shall be approved, installed properly, and meet applicable standards. (114130, 114130.1, 114130.2, 114130.3, 114130.4, 114130.5, 114130.6, 114132, 114133, 114137, 114139, 114143, 114153, 114155, 114163, 114165, 114167, 114169, 114172, 114175, 114177, 114180, 114182) 1.00 Equipment food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. The food-contact surfaces of cooking equipment and pans shall be kept free of encrusted grease deposits and other debris accumulations.

Keep all food facilities, and all utensils, display cases, windows, counters, shelves, tables, refrigeration units, sinks, dishwashing machines, and other equipment or utensils used in the storage, preparation, sale, service, and display of food, clean, fully operative, and in good repair.

The non-food-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris. Equipment shall be reassembled so that food-contact surfaces are not contaminated.
Observed the build up of debris inside the hot coco machine. Clean/sanitize and increase frequency to prevent build up. 0111 RETAIL MARKET 2001-6000 SQFT
12-01-2020 An accurate easily readable metal probe thermometer suitable for measuring temperature of food shall be available to the food handler. A thermometer +/- 2°F shall be provided for each hot and cold holding unit of potentially hazardous foods and high temperature warewashing machines. (114157, 114159) 1.00 Have a thermometer accurate to within 2°F or 1°C in each hot and cold holding unit. Have a metal probe type thermometer readily available on premises (to all appropriate staff) that is calibrated in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications as necessary to ensure accuracy. Observed the lack of a thermometer inside the hot holding unit and the milk/meat portion of the walk-in fridge. Provide a thermometer at all times in units that hold potentially hazardous food items.

Obtain a probe thermometer as well to check food temperatures.
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12-01-2020 All food employees shall have adequate knowledge of and be trained in food safety as it relates to their assigned duties. The person in charge shall have adequate knowledge of, and shall educate employees of the food facility regarding major food allergens. (113947) Food facilities that prepare, handle or serve non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food, shall have an employee who has passed an approved food safety certification examination. (113947-113947.1) 6.00 The responsibilities of the staff member certified in food safety include ensuring that all employees who handle, or have responsibility for handling, unpackaged foods of any kind have sufficient knowledge to ensure the safe preparation and /or service of the food. The nature and extent of the knowledge that each employee is required to have may be tailored, as appropriate, to the employee's duties related to food safety issues. (REPEAT VIOLATION) Observed the lack of a valid Food Manager Certificate at the facility. Have someone obtain the Food Manager Certificate within 60 days. This is now required due to the baking of cookies, tamales, and Hot dog/taquito roller. 0111 RETAIL MARKET 2001-6000 SQFT
12-01-2020 Potentially hazardous foods shall be held at or below 41°/ 45°F or at or above 135°F. (113996, 113998, 114037, 114343(a)) 7.00 Hold potentially hazardous foods either at or above 135°F or at or below 41°F. Hold the following potentially hazardous foods at 45°F: raw shell eggs, unshucked live molluscan shellfish, pasteurized milk and pasteurized milk products in original, sealed containers. Potentially hazardous foods held for dispensing in a serving line or a salad bar (not in a display case) may be held at 45°F or less during periods not to exceed 12 hours in any 24-hour period. Discard all potentially hazardous food that has been out of an approved time and temperature range. (CDI) Observed the temperature of the chicken strips in the hot holding unit measured at 121F during inspection. All potentially hazardous food item must be kept at 41F and under or 135F and over. Chicken strips were discarded during the inspection. 0111 RETAIL MARKET 2001-6000 SQFT
12-01-2020 Any food is misbranded if its labeling is false or misleading, if it is offered for sale under the name of another food, or if it is an imitation of another food for which a definition and standard of identity has been established by regulation. (114087, 114089, 114089.1(a, b), 114090, 114093.1, 114377) 2.00 Present all food in a way that does not mislead or misinform consumers. Food or color additives, colored overwraps, lights or other misleading artificial means shall not be used to misrepresent the true appearance, color, or quality of a food.

The label shall contain the following information:
(1) The common name of the food.
(2) A list of ingredients in descending order of predominance by weight.
(3) The weight, count, or volume.
(4) The name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.
Nutrition labeling may also be required, and must be included when it is available from the manufacturer.

Food facility's or manufacturer's dating information, such as date codes or "use by" statements on packaging may not be concealed or altered.
(REPEAT VIOLATION) Observed the lack of required labels on the prepackaged bags of ice that are packaged at the facility. Provide a label on all bags of ice packaged at the facility with facility name, address, and list of ingredients. 0111 RETAIL MARKET 2001-6000 SQFT
12-01-2020 Unpackaged food shall be displayed and dispensed in a manner that protects the food from contamination. (114063, 114065) 1.00 Consumer self-service operations for ready-to-eat foods such as buffets and salad bars shall be provided with a suitable food dispensing utensil for each container displayed or effective dispensing methods that protect the food from contamination. Install sneeze guards that intercept a direct line between the customer's mouth and the food being offered, dispense from approved mechanical dispensers, or employ other effective means to protect ready-to-eat food from contamination. Observed facility currently allowing self service on fountain drinks and allowing customers to grab open food items. Currently at this time no facilities shall be allowing customers to self serve per state guidelines.

Close areas where customers may congregate or touch food or food ware items that other guests may use. Modify delivery of these items by providing items to guests individually, converting to cafeteria-style service, etc. Discard or clean, disinfect, or sanitize shared items after each use, as appropriate.
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12-01-2020 Handwashing signs shall be posted in each toilet room, directing attention to the need to thoroughly wash hands after using the restroom. (113953.5)

No smoking signs shall be posted in food preparation, food storage, and warewashing areas. (113978)

Consumers shall be notified that clean tableware is to be used when they return to self-service areas such as salad bars and buffets. (114075)

Any food facility constructed before January 1, 2004 without public toilet facilities shall prominently post a sign within the food facility in a public area stating that toilet facilities are not provided. (113725.1, 114276, 114381 (e))
1.00 Post permit in a conspicuous place (It is recommended that the permit be in customer view.). Post a notice advising patrons that a copy of the most recent routine inspection report is available for review by interested parties. Keep a copy of the most recent health inspection report at the facility for customer review purposes.

Post and maintain a legible and conspicuous sign in each toilet room directing attention to the need to thoroughly wash hands after using the toilet.

Post and maintain a legible "No Smoking" sign in food preparation, food storage, and utensil washing areas.

Observed the lack of knowledge of the most recent inspection report. Have a copy of the report at the facility available at all time available for review upon request. A copy of the inspection report was given at the end of the inspection. 0111 RETAIL MARKET 2001-6000 SQFT