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Facility: Vanessa Ice Cream
Address: 7020 Walnut Ave., Winton, CA

The most recent inspection of this food facility resulted in a rating of
Satisfactory (Total Points: 8.00)
0-6  Points: Good
7-13 Points: Satisfactory
14+  Points: Unsatisfactory
Rating on date 7-01-2019: Satisfactory (Total Points: 8.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
7-01-2019 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.
Observed fruit and leche bars produced on site (CDFA license previously confirmed) that are in slide top glass freezers that are within reach of customers. A small sign on the corner of each freezer asks customers not to grab individual bars, that they will be handed to the customers.

Owner has ordered a replacement freezer units (order receipt verified during inspection, ordered 6/17/19), were supposed to be delivered last week. New units will have shields so customers can see but not grab products directly, in order to comply with the 'per request' opportunity to provide ingredient information (if the 'per request' method is used, a list of all the ingredients for all items so dispensed must be available on site for customer review, and employees must be able to provide any customer who asks with the ingredient information for any items for sale in this manner, to comply with allergen / ingredient information requirements). Owner also showed a binder they have been assembling with pictures / ingredient lists / actual labels (when obtainable) for the bars they are freezing on site.

Thirty day extension given for complete resolution of compliance with labeling / information requirements, to allow 'shielded' / employee access only freezers to be delivered and put in use, to email picture of installed units once set up / operating (within 30 days). Picture(s) of correction may be emailed to Loreina.Childress@countyofmerced.com.
0101 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 0-49 SEATS (HM4)
7-01-2019 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 edges of some of the sliding panels on the glass top bar freezers have been repaired with duct tape. Owner has ordered a replacement freezer units (order receipt verified during inspection, ordered 6/17/19), were supposed to be delivered last week.

Thirty day extension given for complete resolution of compliance with commercial grade equipment condition requirements, to email picture of installed units once set up / operating (within 30 days). Picture(s) of correction may be emailed to Loreina.Childress@countyofmerced.com.
0101 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 0-49 SEATS (HM4)
7-01-2019 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.
SECOND REPEAT: Observed the solution holding wiping cloths measured <10 PPM Chlorine. Be sure all employees are trained to use chlorine test strips to make appropriate sanitizer solution for wiping cloths and dish washing. Make sure solution is 100PPM. Solution remixed and remeasured, now at 100 PPM. Corrected during inspection. 0101 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 0-49 SEATS (HM4)
7-01-2019 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. No violations noted in the COMMISSARY portion of the food facility. 0145 COMMISSARY / OPEN FOOD PREP ALLOWED