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Facility: La Quinta Inn & Suites
Address: 20 W. Pacheco Blvd, Los Banos, CA

The most recent inspection of this food facility resulted in a rating of
Good (Total Points: 4.00)
0-6  Points: Good
7-13 Points: Satisfactory
14+  Points: Unsatisfactory
Rating on date 9-12-2019: Good (Total Points: 4.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
9-12-2019 An adequate, protected, pressurized, potable supply of hot water and cold water shall be provided at all times. (113953(c), 114099.2(b) 114101(a), 114189, 114192, 114192.1, 114195) 2.00 Provide hot and cold water under pressure through a mixing valve to each sink compartment. The water supply shall be from a water system approved by the health officer or the state department. An adequate, protected, pressurized, potable supply of hot water, at least 120°F, and cold water shall be provided.

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. Handwashing facilities shall be sufficient in number and conveniently located so as to be accessible at all times for use by food employees
DISHWASHING SINK: Adjustments were made by the facility's staff to the hot water heater. Hot water measured approximately 119 F and 2 hours later, measured approximately 119.5 F. Continue repairing to provide hot water at least 120 F when measured at the dishwashing sink. 0120 HOTEL / MOTEL CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9-12-2019 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. Obtain a food safety manager certificate and food handler cards as indicated on the previous day's inspection report. 0120 HOTEL / MOTEL CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9-12-2019 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 this program area. 0110 RETAIL MARKET<2000 SQ FT (HM3)


Rating on date 9-11-2019: Satisfactory (Total Points: 13.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
9-11-2019 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.
1) EXTERIOR OF THE TALL REFRIGERATION UNITS: Remove all protective shipping adhesive to provide smooth and easily cleanable surfaces.

2) HANDWASHING SINK: Secure the loose handwashing sink. It is being propped up by a box.
0120 HOTEL / MOTEL CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9-11-2019 An adequate, protected, pressurized, potable supply of hot water and cold water shall be provided at all times. (113953(c), 114099.2(b) 114101(a), 114189, 114192, 114192.1, 114195) 7.00 Provide hot and cold water under pressure through a mixing valve to each sink compartment. The water supply shall be from a water system approved by the health officer or the state department. An adequate, protected, pressurized, potable supply of hot water, at least 120°F, and cold water shall be provided.

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. Handwashing facilities shall be sufficient in number and conveniently located so as to be accessible at all times for use by food employees
DISHWASHING SINK: Hot water measured 104 F at the beginning of the inspection. The hot water heater was increased from approximately 125 F to 130 F during the inspection. Hot water measured 111 F at the end of the inspection (approximately 2 hours later). Hot water measured approximately 20 degrees less than the thermostat. Repair to provide hot water at least 120 F. (Similar issue from last year's inspection. New hot water heaters were installed in September 2018.) 0120 HOTEL / MOTEL CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9-11-2019 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. 1) FOOD SAFETY MANAGER CERTIFICATE: Obtain a FOOD MANAGER CERTIFICATE and keep on site for review upon request by inspector.

2) FOOD HANDLER CARDS: All individuals (WAIT STAFF, CHEFS, COOKS, HEAD COOKS/CHEFS, BUSSERS, BARTENDERS, BEVERAGE POURERS INCLUDING ALCOHOL BEVERAGE POURERS, HOST/HOSTESS THAT HANDLE FOOD, SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL, GENERAL MANAGERS AND OTHER MANAGERS) who are involved in the preparation, storage or service of food, including their supervisors, must have a Food Handler Card. The card must be obtained from a California Department of Health Services approved food handler card examination, and must be less than three years old. Any person who has a valid FOOD SAFETY MANAGER CERTIFICATE does not need to obtain an additional food handler card.

Each food facility that employs a food handler shall maintain records documenting that each food handler employed has a valid food handler card or food manager certificate, and shall provide those records to the local enforcement officer upon request.
0120 HOTEL / MOTEL CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9-11-2019 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.
ICE CREAM FREEZER: Individual Gansito snack cakes were for sale without the proper labels. They were missing manufacturer and ingredient information. All items were removed from sales floor during inspection. Discontinue selling items that are not properly labeled for retail sale. 0110 RETAIL MARKET<2000 SQ FT (HM3)