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Facility: Great American Grill
Address: 19920 1st St., Hilmar, CA

The most recent inspection of this food facility resulted in a rating of
Good (Total Points: 5.00)
0-6  Points: Good
7-13 Points: Satisfactory
14+  Points: Unsatisfactory
Rating on date 3-29-2021: Good (Total Points: 5.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
3-29-2021 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 shelf in the 'backup prep salad cooler' has a worn finish along the front edge, rusting / minor peeling beginning. Remove, repair or replace the damaged part(s) such that all surfaces are smooth, easily cleanable, non porous, are capable of withstanding repeating scrubbing and cleanaing cycles, and otherwise meet a commercial grade standard. {emailed photo of shelf rack with rusted edge being removed from cooler unit received on 3/30/21, corrected} 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
3-29-2021 Handwashing soap and single use towels or drying device shall be provided in dispensers adjacent to each handwashing facility; dispensers shall be maintained in good repair. (113953.2) Adequate separate facilities shall be provided for handwashing, food preparation, and the washing of utensils and equipment. (113953, 113953.1) 3.00 Handwashing facilities shall be sufficient in number and conveniently located so as to be accessible at all times for use by food employees. Employees shall not clean their hands in a sink used for food preparation, warewashing, or in a service sink or a curbed cleaning facility used for the disposal of mop water and similar liquid waste. Do not place objects in front of the handwashing station, and do not place items, utensils or wiping cloths in the handwashing sink.

Handwashing facilities shall be equipped to provide warm water under pressure for a minimum of 15 seconds. If the temperature of water provided is not readily adjustable at the faucet, the temperature of the water shall be at least 100°F, but not greater than 108°F. Soap shall be provided in approved dispensers at, or adjacent to, handwashing facilities (no bars of soap). Single-use sanitary towels or hot-air blowers shall be provided at handwashing facilities in approved dispensing devices.
(1) Initial check of water temperature at restroom sinks indicate nonadjustable faucets dispensing water at 117-122ºF. Mini tank heaters in each restroom adjusted, recheck of faucets now shows temperatures between 101-107ºF. Corrected during inspection.

(2) Observed lack of enclosed paper towel dispensers at handwash sinks in the bar, kitchen (x2), and 'coffee bar' areas. Provide a sanitary method of hand drying at each handwash sink location throughout the facility. {Photos submitted via email on 3/30/21 showing 'touchless' paper towel dispensers already installed at the bar handwash sink and two kitchen handwash sinks}

(3) Observed lack of permanently mounted / filled soap dispensers in the public accessible restrooms. Provide soap in a permanently mounted dispenser in each restroom. {photos emailed 3/30/21 showing what appear to be filled / permanently mounted soap dispensers in the two restrooms, corrected}
0123 BAR
3-29-2021 Toilet facilities shall be maintained clean, sanitary and in good repair. Toilet rooms shall be separated by a well-fitting self-closing door. Toilet tissue shall be provided in a permanently installed dispenser at each toilet. The number of toilet facilities shall be in accordance with local building and plumbing ordinances. Toilet facilities shall be provided for patrons: in establishments with more than 20,000 sq ft.; establishments offering on-site food consumption. (113953, 113953.1, 113953.2, 114250, 114250.1, 114276) 1.00 Provide clean toilet facilities in good repair. Provide permanently installed toilet tissue dispenser(s) in all toilet facilities. Provide handwashing facilities within or adjacent to all toilet facilities. Soap shall be provided in dispensers at, or adjacent to, handwashing facilities. Single-use sanitary towels in dispensers or hot-air blowers shall be provided at handwashing facilities.

Customer restrooms are required for food facilities of more than 20,000 square feet if they were constructed after July 1 1984, and also applies to facilities of any size that were constructed after January 1, 2004 where there is onsite consumption of food. A "take-out only" food facility, with no seating indoors or outdoors, may not be required to provide customer restrooms. Check with the Division of Environmental Health and with the appropriate Planning Department before removing or restricting access to customer restrooms.
Observed toilet tissue rolls on top of dispensers in restrooms. Provide toilet paper in enclosed dispensers to allow for sanitary dispensing. Toilet paper installed inside of all permanently mounted dispensers, extra loose rolls removed. Corrected during inspection. 0123 BAR