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Facility: Black Bear Diner
Address: 1435 V St., Merced, 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 11-13-2019: Good (Total Points: 0.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
11-13-2019 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. All previous violations were corrected. No violations noted during inspection. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS


Rating on date 10-30-2019: Unsatisfactory - reinspection required (Total Points: 23.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
10-30-2019 Potentially hazardous foods shall be held at or below 41°/ 45°F or at or above 135°F. (113996, 113998, 114037, 114343(a)) 14.00 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. (REPEAT VIOLATION)(CDI) Observed the temperature of various food items in the fridge units under the grill was measured between 47F - 51F during inspection. Keep all cold potentially hazardous food items at 41F and under at all times. All food items that were out by more than 10F was discarded during inspection. Keep all potentially hazardous food items at 41F and under. All potentially hazardous food items were moved to another unit during inspection. Have fridge unit evaluated and repaired as necessary. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
10-30-2019 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) 0.00 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. Staff members showed increase knowledge in training and practices at the facility. Observed staff reminding other employees to wash their hands when putting on new gloves. Continue with training and facility will continue to become better. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
10-30-2019 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 facility increase in cleaning of cooking equipment and surrounding area. Continue to work on cleaning food prep area, fridge unit handles, fridge unit interior, and all other equipment. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
10-30-2019 When time only, rather than time and temperature is used as a public health control, records and documentation must be maintained. (114000) 7.00 If food is found in the temperature danger zone due to improper implementation of time as a public health control, discard all food that is out of acceptable temperature ranges. Time only, rather than time in conjunction with temperature, may be used as the public health control for a working supply of potentially hazardous food before cooking or for ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food that is displayed or held for service for immediate consumption, only when the following requirements are met:
(1) The food shall be marked or otherwise identified to indicate the time that is four hours past the point in time when the food is removed from temperature control.
(2) The food shall be cooked and served, served if ready-to-eat, or discarded within four hours from the point in time when the food is removed from temperature control.
(3) The food in unmarked containers or packages marked to exceed a four-hour limit shall be discarded.
(4) Written procedures shall be maintained in the food facility and made available to the enforcement agency upon request, that ensures proper cooling if the food is prepared, cooked, and refrigerated before time is used as a public health control.
(CDI) Observed large container of butter sitting out by the grill out at room temperature. Keep all potentially hazardous food items at 41F and under or 135F and over at all times. Facility may leave potentially hazardous food items out of temperature control if time control log and procedures are kept. Time control procedure was discussed with manager during inspection. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS


Rating on date 9-24-2019: Unsatisfactory - reinspection required (Total Points: 37.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
9-24-2019 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) 2.00 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 in all units that hold potentially hazardous food items. This includes hot holding equipment and refrigerations units. Provide a thermometer in all units. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
9-24-2019 Wiping cloths used to wipe service counters, scales or other surfaces that may come into contact with food shall be used only once unless kept in clean water with sanitizer. (114135, 114185, 114185.1, 11485.2, 114185.3) 4.00 Cloths used to wipe service counters, scales, and other surfaces that may directly or indirectly contact food shall be used only once until laundered or may be used repeatedly if held in a sanitizing solution, as described below. Cloths used with raw foods of animal origin shall be used only once until laundered or may be used repeatedly if kept in a separate container of sanitizing solution, as described below:
(1) Contact with a solution of 100 ppm available chlorine solution for at least 30 seconds.
(2) Contact with a solution of 25 ppm available iodine for at least one minute.
(3) Contact with a solution of 200 ppm quaternary ammonium for at least one minute.
(4) Contact with any chemical sanitizer that meets the requirements of Section 180.940 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations when used in accordance with the manufacturer's use directions.
(REPEAT VIOLATION) Observed wiping cloths being used multiple times and not being stored in sanitizer solution when not in use. Store all multi-use wiping cloths in sanitizer solution when not in use to prevent the spreading of bacteria. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
9-24-2019 The walls / ceilings shall have durable, smooth, nonabsorbent, light-colored, and washable surfaces. All floor surfaces, other than the customer service areas, shall be approved, smooth, durable and made of nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable. Approved base coving shall be provided in all areas, except customer service areas and where food is stored in original unopened containers. Food facilities shall be fully enclosed. All food facilities shall be kept clean and in good repair. (114065, 114067, 114069, 114175, 114143, 114257, 114259.2, 114266, 114268, 114268.1, 114271, 114272) 4.00 All food facilities shall be kept clean, fully operative, and in good repair. Floor surfaces in all areas in which food is prepared, packaged or stored, where any utensil is washed, where refuse or garbage is stored, where janitorial facilities are located, and in all restrooms and hand washing areas shall be smooth and of durable construction and made from non absorbent material that is easily cleanable.

Each permanent food facility shall be fully enclosed in a building consisting of permanent floors, walls, and an overhead structure that meets minimum standards. Food facilities that are not fully enclosed on all sides and that are in operation on January 1, 1985, shall not be required to meet the requirements of this section until the facility is remodeled or has a significant menu change or a change in its method of operation. Full enclosure is not required for dining areas and certain other areas when approved for outdoor food services.
Observed the build up of grease/food debris on the walls and floor behind the cooking grill and equipment. Clean/sanitize and increase frequency to prevent build up. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
9-24-2019 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) 2.00 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. Observed lack of proof that a current employee of this establishment holds a Food Safety Manager Class certificate that is no more than five years old. Maintain a copy of the original certificate for at least one current employee at the facility location. The food managers certificate that is earned by the employee or owner may be used at only one location. Obtain a certificate from an American National Standards Institute approved food handling/food safety examination; if no one holds a current food safety certificate, obtain one within 30 days. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
9-24-2019 The potable water supply shall be protected with a backflow or back siphonage protection device, as required by applicable plumbing codes. (114192) All plumbing and plumbing fixtures shall be installed in compliance with local plumbing ordinances, shall be maintained so as to prevent any contamination, and shall be kept clean, fully operative, and in good repair. Any hose used for conveying potable water shall be of approved materials, labeled, properly stored, and used for no other purpose. (114171, 114189.1, 114190, 114192.1, 114193, 114193.1, 114195, 114197, 114199, 114201, 114269) 2.00 All plumbing and plumbing fixtures shall be installed in compliance with local plumbing ordinances, shall be maintained so as to prevent any contamination, and shall be kept clean, fully operative, and in good repair. Observed the hand wash sink in the cook line area is leaking onto the floor behind the four burner stove. Repair/replace so there is no longer a leak. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
9-24-2019 Food employees shall keep their hands and exposed portions of their arms clean, and shall maaintain fingernails so they are cleanable. Employees are required to wash their hands: before beginning work; before handling food / equipment / utensils; as often as necessary during food preparation to remove soil and contamination; when switching from working with raw to ready-to-eat foods; after touching body parts; after using the toilet room; or any time when contamination may occur. (113952, 113953.3, 113968, 113973 (b-f)). Whenever gloves are worn, they shall be changed as often as handwashing is required. 7.00 The food employee shall wash their hands and portion of arms as required, and use utensils and gloves appropriately. Observed employees switching to new gloves and not washing their hands prior to wearing new gloves. Employees must wash hands every time new gloves are put on and when switching between raw and ready to eat food items. Instructed manager on proper protocol when switching gloves. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
9-24-2019 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. (REPEAT VIOLATION) Observed build up of food debris/particles inside the fridge units under the grills. Clean/sanitize and increase frequency to prevent build up.

Observed the build up of debris underneath the cooking equipment in the cook line area. Clean/sanitize and increase frequency.
0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
9-24-2019 Potentially hazardous foods shall be held at or below 41°/ 45°F or at or above 135°F. (113996, 113998, 114037, 114343(a)) 14.00 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)(REPEAT VIOLATION) Observed the temperature of meat products in the pull out portion of the food prep fridge in the cook line area was measured at 56F during inspection. All food items that were out by more than 10F was discarded during inspection. Keep all potentially hazardous food items at 41F and under. All potentially hazardous food items were moved to another unit during inspection. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS


Rating on date 8-21-2019: Unsatisfactory - reinspection required (Total Points: 35.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
8-21-2019 Exhaust hoods shall be provided to remove toxic gases, heat, grease, vapors, and smoke and be approved by the local building department. Canopy-type hoods shall extend 6" beyond all cooking equipment. All areas shall have sufficient ventilation to facilitate proper food storage. Toilet rooms shall be vented to the outside air by a screened openable window, an air shaft, or a light-switch activated exhaust fan, consistent with local building codes. (114149, 114149.1) Adequate lighting shall be provided in all areas to facilitate cleaning and inspection. Light fixtures in areas where open food is stored, served, prepared, and where utensils are washed shall be of shatterproof construction or protected with light shields. (114149.2, 114149.3, 114252, 114252.1) 2.00 All areas shall have sufficient ventilation to facilitate proper food storage and to provide a reasonable condition of comfort for each employee, consistent with the job performed by the employee.

Light fixtures in areas where food is prepared, open food is stored, or utensils are cleaned shall be of shatterproof construction or shall be protected with shatterproof shields and shall be readily cleanable. In every room and area in which any food is prepared, manufactured, processed, or prepackaged, or in which equipment or utensils are cleaned, sufficient natural or artificial lighting shall be provided to produce the following light intensity, while the area is in use:
(a) At least 10-foot candles for the following:
(1) At a distance of 30 inches above the floor, in walk-in refrigeration units, and dry food storage areas.
(2) At a working surface on which alcoholic beverages are prepared or where utensils used in the preparation or service of alcoholic beverages are cleaned.
(3) Inside equipment, such as reach-in or under-the-counter refrigerators.
(b) At least 20-foot candles for the following:
(1) At a surface where food is provided for consumer self-service or where fresh produce or prepackaged foods are sold or offered for consumption.
(2) In server stations where food is prepared.
(3) At a distance of 30 inches above the floor in areas used for handwashing, warewashing, and equipment and utensil storage, and in toilet rooms.
(c) Except in server stations where food is prepared, at least 50-foot candles at a surface where a food employee is working with food or working with utensils or equipment such as knives, slicers, grinders, or saws where employee safety is a factor.
Observed burnt out light bulb in the hood system. Repair/replace to provide adequate lighting. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
8-21-2019 Potentially hazardous foods shall be held at or below 41°/ 45°F or at or above 135°F. (113996, 113998, 114037, 114343(a)) 14.00 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. (REPEAT VIOLATION)(CDI) Observed food items in the cook line area measured between 46F - 56F. All potential hazardous food items shall be at 41For lower. All PHF out of range by more than 10F was discarded and other items were relocated to the other side of the food prep counter fridge. Do not use fridge unit until it can consistently hold PHF at 41F or lower.

Observed the temperature of food items in the Alto Shaam hot holding/cooking unit was measured at 100F. Machine was turned on to the lowest setting and was not at proper holding temperature of 135F and higher. All food items out of temperature by more than 10F was discarded during inspection.
0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
8-21-2019 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) 2.00 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. Observed lack of proof that a current employee of this establishment holds a Food Safety Manager Class certificate that is no more than five years old. Maintain a copy of the original certificate for at least one current employee at the facility location. The food managers certificate that is earned by the employee or owner may be used at only one location. Obtain a certificate from an American National Standards Institute approved food handling/food safety examination; if no one holds a current food safety certificate, obtain one within 60 days. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
8-21-2019 The walls / ceilings shall have durable, smooth, nonabsorbent, light-colored, and washable surfaces. All floor surfaces, other than the customer service areas, shall be approved, smooth, durable and made of nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable. Approved base coving shall be provided in all areas, except customer service areas and where food is stored in original unopened containers. Food facilities shall be fully enclosed. All food facilities shall be kept clean and in good repair. (114065, 114067, 114069, 114175, 114143, 114257, 114259.2, 114266, 114268, 114268.1, 114271, 114272) 2.00 All food facilities shall be kept clean, fully operative, and in good repair. Floor surfaces in all areas in which food is prepared, packaged or stored, where any utensil is washed, where refuse or garbage is stored, where janitorial facilities are located, and in all restrooms and hand washing areas shall be smooth and of durable construction and made from non absorbent material that is easily cleanable.

Each permanent food facility shall be fully enclosed in a building consisting of permanent floors, walls, and an overhead structure that meets minimum standards. Food facilities that are not fully enclosed on all sides and that are in operation on January 1, 1985, shall not be required to meet the requirements of this section until the facility is remodeled or has a significant menu change or a change in its method of operation. Full enclosure is not required for dining areas and certain other areas when approved for outdoor food services.
Observed build up of food debris and dirt on various wall in the back of house. Clean/sanitize and increase frequency to prevent build up.

OBserved build up of food and grease underneath the cooking equipment in the cook line area. Clean and increase frequency to prevent build up.
0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
8-21-2019 Wiping cloths used to wipe service counters, scales or other surfaces that may come into contact with food shall be used only once unless kept in clean water with sanitizer. (114135, 114185, 114185.1, 11485.2, 114185.3) 2.00 Cloths used to wipe service counters, scales, and other surfaces that may directly or indirectly contact food shall be used only once until laundered or may be used repeatedly if held in a sanitizing solution, as described below. Cloths used with raw foods of animal origin shall be used only once until laundered or may be used repeatedly if kept in a separate container of sanitizing solution, as described below:
(1) Contact with a solution of 100 ppm available chlorine solution for at least 30 seconds.
(2) Contact with a solution of 25 ppm available iodine for at least one minute.
(3) Contact with a solution of 200 ppm quaternary ammonium for at least one minute.
(4) Contact with any chemical sanitizer that meets the requirements of Section 180.940 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations when used in accordance with the manufacturer's use directions.
Observe wiping cloths being used and not being stored in sanitizer solution when using more than once. Keep all wiping cloths in sanitizer solution of 100PPM of Chlorine or 200PPP of Quaternary ammonia.

Observed the solution to store wiping cloths were measured below 200PPM of quaternary ammonia. Be sure all solutions used to store wiping cloths is at 100PPM of Chlorine or 200PPP of Quaternary Ammonia.
0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
8-21-2019 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) 2.00 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 working thermometer in all fridge and hot holding units in the back. Provide a working thermometer in all units. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
8-21-2019 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) 2.00 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 following refrigerator units not properly holding temperature and shall not be used unit is repaired and able to hold temperatures at 41F consistently.
1) The left food prep unit in the cook line area nearest to the two compartment sink. Reading 58F during inspection.
2) The server station salad prep fridge unit. Reading 59F during inspection.
3) Have all refrigerators evaluated and repaired as necessary.

Observed build up of condensation inside the two food prep fridge units in the cook line area. Clean and increase frequency to prevent build up.

Observed build up of food debris/particles inside the fridge units under the grills. Clean/sanitize and increase frequency to prevent build up.

Observed build up of debris on the soda dispenser nozzles. Clean/sanitize and increase frequency to prevent build up.

Observed the salad bar prep fridge doors at the bottom do not remain closed. Gaskets may need to be replaced/repaired so doors stay closed.

Observed excessive build up on pans at the cook line area that are used to cover burgers and steaks. Deep Clean and sanitize all equipment and increase frequency to prevent build up.
0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
8-21-2019 Food shall be thawed under refrigeration, completely submerged under cold running water of sufficient velocity to flush loose particles, in a microwave oven, or during the cooking process. (114018, 114020, 114020.1) 7.00 Frozen potentially hazardous food shall only be thawed in one of the following ways:
(a) Under refrigeration that maintains the food temperature at 41°F or below.
(b) Completely submerged under potable running water for a period not to exceed two hours at a water temperature of 70°F or below, and with sufficient water velocity to agitate and flush off loose particles into the sink drain.
(c) In a microwave oven if immediately followed by immediate preparation.
(d) As part of a cooking process.
(CDI) Observed package of sausage sitting in stagnant water inside the two compartment sink at the cook line area. If thawing in a sink food items must be placed under running water and not more than two hours. Sausage was moved to the walk-in fridge during inspection. See corrective text for proper thawing methods. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
8-21-2019 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 the build up of grease/debris on the baffles of the hood system. Clean and increase frequency to prevent build up of grease/debris.

Observed the build up of grease/debris on the outside of all refrigerator units in the cook line area . Clean and increase frequency to prevent build up of grease/debris.


Observed the build up of grease/debris on all cooking appliances in the cook line area. Clean/sanitize and increase frequency to prevent build up of grease/debris.
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Rating on date 6-12-2018: Satisfactory (Total Points: 12.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
6-12-2018 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) 2.00 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 thermometers in the hot holding units. (Alto Shaam) Provide thermometers in all hot and cold holding units if there is not one in the unit. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
6-12-2018 Potentially hazardous foods shall be held at or below 41°/ 45°F or at or above 135°F. (113996, 113998, 114037, 114343(a)) 2.00 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 food items in the cook line area measured between 44F - 49F. All potential hazardous food items shall be at 41For lower. Items were relocated to the other side of the food prep counter fridge. Do not use fridge unit until it can consistently hold PHF at 41F or lower. 0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
6-12-2018 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) 2.00 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 dirt, grime, and / or food particle buildup inside the food prep fridge in the cook line area. Clean/sanitize and increase 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.


Observed dirt, grime, and / or food particle buildup inside the dessert display case in the front. Clean/sanitize and increase 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.

Observed dirt, grime, and / or food particle buildup on the lid for the ice cream freezer. Clean/sanitize and increase 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.
0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
6-12-2018 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 build up of grease/gunk on the hood system (filters and surrounding area) Clean and increase cleaning frequency to prevent build up.

Observed build up of grease/gunk/food debris on the cooking equipment in the cook line area. Clean/sanitize and increase frequency to prevent build up.

Observed build up of debris/residue on the hand wash sink in the back cook line area and front hand wash sink in the bar/tv area. Clean and increase frequency to prevent build up.
0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
6-12-2018 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 numerous uncovered food items at the facility. Be sure to cover all food items in the refrigeration units and hot steam table when not under diligent preparation.

Observed the handle of scoops being stored in the spice container making contact with food items. Remove or store in a way to prevent contact.
0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS
6-12-2018 The walls / ceilings shall have durable, smooth, nonabsorbent, light-colored, and washable surfaces. All floor surfaces, other than the customer service areas, shall be approved, smooth, durable and made of nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable. Approved base coving shall be provided in all areas, except customer service areas and where food is stored in original unopened containers. Food facilities shall be fully enclosed. All food facilities shall be kept clean and in good repair. (114065, 114067, 114069, 114175, 114143, 114257, 114259.2, 114266, 114268, 114268.1, 114271, 114272) 2.00 All food facilities shall be kept clean, fully operative, and in good repair. Floor surfaces in all areas in which food is prepared, packaged or stored, where any utensil is washed, where refuse or garbage is stored, where janitorial facilities are located, and in all restrooms and hand washing areas shall be smooth and of durable construction and made from non absorbent material that is easily cleanable.

Each permanent food facility shall be fully enclosed in a building consisting of permanent floors, walls, and an overhead structure that meets minimum standards. Food facilities that are not fully enclosed on all sides and that are in operation on January 1, 1985, shall not be required to meet the requirements of this section until the facility is remodeled or has a significant menu change or a change in its method of operation. Full enclosure is not required for dining areas and certain other areas when approved for outdoor food services.
Observed the dish washing area with deteriorated grout between floor tiles. Repair/replace

Observed broke tile in the dish washing area. Repair/replace.

Observed broken/damaged floor tiles inside the walk-in freezer. Repair/replace

Observed build up of grease/gunk/food debris on the floor under and in between all the cooking equipment in the back. Clean/sanitize and increase frequency to prevent build up.

Observed the build up of food debris on the floor inside the walk-in fridge and freezer. Clean and increase frequency to prevent build up.

Observed soda syrup on the ground in the back area where the mop sink is located. Clean and increase frequency to prevent build up.
0103 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 150+ SEATS