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Facility: Lola Bistro & Express
Address: 19920 First St., Hilmar, CA

The most recent inspection of this food facility resulted in a rating of
Good (Total Points: 6.00)
0-6  Points: Good
7-13 Points: Satisfactory
14+  Points: Unsatisfactory
Rating on date 3-06-2019: Good (Total Points: 6.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
3-06-2019 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. (1) Observed multiple "automatic on" premix faucets at multiple locations that only stay on for approximately 3-4 seconds when triggered. Adjust, repair, or replace to provide water for not less than 15 seconds.
Failure to provide handwashing facilities within or adjacent to toilet rooms; failure to provide handwashing facilities in sufficient numbers and locations to make them conveniently accessible at all times for use by food employees; or failure to provide such sinks with warm water under pressure for a minimum of 15 seconds through a mixing valve or combination faucet.

(2) Observed at least two locations in the restaurant area where drain lines going to floor sinks are below the rim height of the floor sinks they drain to. Repair or modify drain lines so that the distance between the lowest edge of the drain lines and the height of the floor sink rim allows for a minimum of a one inch air gap.
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3-06-2019 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 of tracking of employee food handler cards. Obtain and track food handler cards for all employees whose job duties include the handling of food, and ensure cards are renewed timely. New employees shall provide card copies within 30 days of the date of hire. Each food facility that employs a food handler shall maintain records documenting that each food handler employed has a valid food handler card, and shall provide those records to the local enforcement officer upon request. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
3-06-2019 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 CO2 tanks near the main hot water heater that are not secured. Ensure all pressurized cylinders are securely fastened to a rigid structure. Tanks in use immediately chained, extra tanks moved to outside storage container. Corrected during inspection. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS


Rating on date 1-11-2018: Good (Total Points: 2.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
1-11-2018 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 pipes draining to the floor sink beneath the kitchen three compartment sink "overlap" the back edge of the sink, some potential splash areas being funneled / diverted back to the floor sink with folded over aluminum foil. Adjust or repair the pipe size, placement, or angle such that the required 1" air gap is maintained without creating a splash hazard, without the use of aluminum foil or other non permanent, non commercial grade repair materials. All plumbing corrections need to be smooth, easily cleanable, and meet a commercial grade standard. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
1-11-2018 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 other violations from the previous inspection have been corrected. Good improvement! 0123 BAR