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Facility: Taco Bell #34175
Address: 12780 S Hwy 33, Santa Nella, CA

The most recent inspection of this food facility resulted in a rating of
Satisfactory (Total Points: 10.00)
0-6  Points: Good
7-13 Points: Satisfactory
14+  Points: Unsatisfactory
Rating on date 5-21-2019: Satisfactory (Total Points: 10.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
5-21-2019 The premises of each food facility shall be kept clean and free of litter and rubbish; all clean and soiled linen shall be properly stored; non-food items shall be stored and displayed separate from food and food-contact surfaces; the facility shall be kept free of vermin. (114067 (j), 114123, 114143 (a) & (b), 114175, 114178, 114185, 114185.1, 114185.2, 114185.3, 114185.4, 114256, 114256.1, 114256.2, 114256.4, 114257, 114257.1, 114259, 114259.1, 114259.2, 114259.3, 114279, 114281, 114282) 4.00 All food facilities shall be kept clean, fully operative, and in good repair. A food facility shall at all times be so constructed, equipped, maintained, and operated as to prevent the entrance and harborage of animals, birds, and vermin, including, but not limited to, rodents and insects. The premises of each food facility shall be kept clean and free of litter, rubbish, and vermin.

Lockers or other suitable facilities shall be provided and used for the orderly storage of employee clothing and other possessions. Lockers or other suitable facilities shall be located in a designated room or area where contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-use articles cannot occur. Dressing rooms or dressing areas shall be provided and used by employees if the employees regularly change their clothes in the facility.
REPEAT: Observed the non functioning refrigeration unit to the left of the under hood fryers, below the fryer drain pan area is still present. Remove or repair the non functioning unit. Failure to keep the premises of each food facility free of items that are unnecessary to the operation or maintenance of the facility, such as equipment that is not functional or is no longer used. Remove the unnecessary items. Keep the facility free of clutter to avoid the formation of potential vermin harborage. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
5-21-2019 A food facility shall not be open for business without a valid permit. (114067(b) & (c), 114365, 114365.5, 114381, 114381.1 114381.2, 114387, 114390) 2.00 Pay the required annual permit fees. Renewal fees for existing permits for each calendar year are assessed and due in January of each year.

For purposes of enforcement, an enforcement officer may, during the facility's hours of operation and other reasonable times, enter, inspect, issue citations to, and secure any sample, photographs, or other evidence from a food facility or any facility suspected of being a food facility, or a vehicle transporting food to or from a retail food facility, when the vehicle is stationary at an agricultural inspection station, a border crossing, or at any food facility under the jurisdiction of the enforcement agency, or upon the request of an incident commander. It is a violation for any person to refuse to permit entry or inspection, or interfere with the performance of the duties of an enforcement officer, including making verbal or physical threats or sexual or discriminatory harassment.

Close the facility until a permit is obtained from the Division of Environmental Health.
Observed lack of the current health permit being posted within the facility. Confirmed mail in check 1/28/19 posted, mailed to Sisk Road address in Modesto. If address on file is not correct, please complete / submit a new Change of Ownership / Data Entry Form to update (http://www.co.merced.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/5544/English-Change-of-Owner-Data-Input-071916).
Ensure that the current valid health permit is posted within the facility for which it has been issued.
0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
5-21-2019 All nonfood contact surfaces of utensils and equipment shall be clean. (114115, 114130.4) 2.00 Clean nonfood contact surfaces of equipment at a frequency necessary to prevent accumulation of residue. Observed dirt, grime, and / or dust and food particle buildup on the floor beneath / behind the legs of the customer area soda machine counter legs. Also observed soda splatter residue on shelves in the storage cabinets below the customer area soda machine. Improve cleaning frequency and methods to ensure all equipment is kept in an appropriate state of cleanliness; ensure all equipment surfaces are smooth and easily cleanable, and all potential food contact surfaces are sanitized on a regular basis. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
5-21-2019 Failure to keep food pure and free from contamination, adulteration and spoilage. Any food is adulterated if it bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance that may render it impure or injurious to health. (113967, 113976, 113980, 113988, 113990, 114035, 114254(c), 114254.3) 2.00 Provide adequate protection at all times to keep food pure and free from contamination, adulteration and spoilage. Destroy all contaminated, adulterated and spoiled food. Observed bulk bin of dry, spiral pasta-like product that employee states is used for making cinnamon twists. Small piece of what appears to be tape also found inside bin; small piece roughly 2 inches long by 1/4 inch wide, with what appears to be sugar and cinnamon stuck to the adhesive. Tape and surrounding pasta scooped out and discarded (roughly 1-2 cups of pasta). Remainder of pasta checked, no additional evidence of contamination found. Suspect when bin was marked with bag labeling information is when tape may have accidentally fallen into bin on top of pasta.

Increase caution when labeling food bins in this manner, or alter manner for labeling food bins. Take necessary precautions to prevent similar issues from occurring in the future. All food shall be prepared, stored, displayed, dispensed, placed, transported, sold, and served as to be protected from dirt, vermin, unnecessary handling, droplet contamination, overhead leakage, or other contamination. Destroy all contaminated food.
0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS


Rating on date 6-05-2018: Good (Total Points: 6.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
6-05-2018 All food shall be separated and protected from contamination. (113984, 113986, 113988, 113990, 114060, 114067, 114069, 114077, 114079, 114089.1 (c), 114143 (c)) 2.00 Destroy all contaminated food. All food shall be prepared, stored, displayed, dispensed, placed, transported, sold, and served as to be protected from dirt, vermin, unnecessary handling, droplet contamination, overhead leakage, or other contamination.
If unpackaged food is displayed and sold in bulk in other than self-service containers, then it shall be served by an employee of the food establishment directly to a consumer and shall be displayed in clean, sanitary, and covered or otherwise protected containers.
For bulk customer self-service food items, such as salad bars, buffet type foods, and other ready-to-eat food, 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.
Protect all cartons, boxes, or other materials used in the packaging of any food from dirt, vermin, and other forms of contamination or adulteration.
Observed an apron and "drive thru" head set being stored on cut top cardboard boxes of packaged tortillas. Cease this practice. Provide a separate and distinct area for the storage of food items versus non food items; do not store non food items in a way that may lead to the potential contamination of food or food contact surfaces. Apron and headset immediately moved. Corrected during inspection. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
6-05-2018 All nonfood contact surfaces of utensils and equipment shall be clean. (114115, 114130.4) 2.00 Clean nonfood contact surfaces of equipment at a frequency necessary to prevent accumulation of residue. Observed dust debris buildup on top of and behind soda fountain units, "freeze" drink machine, storage racks, and other miscellaneous equipment. Also observed grease residue buildup on multiple surfaces underneath the vent hood, especially in the area directly over the fryers. Increase cleaning frequency and efficacy so as to prevent the accumulation of visible residue on / behind / under equipment. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
6-05-2018 The premises of each food facility shall be kept clean and free of litter and rubbish; all clean and soiled linen shall be properly stored; non-food items shall be stored and displayed separate from food and food-contact surfaces; the facility shall be kept free of vermin. (114067 (j), 114123, 114143 (a) & (b), 114175, 114178, 114185, 114185.1, 114185.2, 114185.3, 114185.4, 114256, 114256.1, 114256.2, 114256.4, 114257, 114257.1, 114259, 114259.1, 114259.2, 114259.3, 114279, 114281, 114282) 2.00 All food facilities shall be kept clean, fully operative, and in good repair. A food facility shall at all times be so constructed, equipped, maintained, and operated as to prevent the entrance and harborage of animals, birds, and vermin, including, but not limited to, rodents and insects. The premises of each food facility shall be kept clean and free of litter, rubbish, and vermin.

Lockers or other suitable facilities shall be provided and used for the orderly storage of employee clothing and other possessions. Lockers or other suitable facilities shall be located in a designated room or area where contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-use articles cannot occur. Dressing rooms or dressing areas shall be provided and used by employees if the employees regularly change their clothes in the facility.
Observed a non functioning refrigeration unit to the left of the under hood fryers, below the fryer drain pan area. Remove or repair the non functioning unit. Failure to keep the premises of each food facility free of items that are unnecessary to the operation or maintenance of the facility, such as equipment that is not functional or is no longer used. Remove the unnecessary items. Keep the facility free of clutter to avoid the formation of potential vermin harborage. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS