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Facility: Sushi Cuisine
Address: 3544 G St., Merced, CA

The most recent inspection of this food facility resulted in a rating of
Satisfactory (Total Points: 11.00)
0-6  Points: Good
7-13 Points: Satisfactory
14+  Points: Unsatisfactory
Rating on date 12-09-2020: Satisfactory (Total Points: 11.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
12-09-2020 Failure of the person operating a food facility pursuant to a variance or HACCP plan to designate at least one person to be responsible for developing HACCP plans, verifying that HACCP plans are effective, and training employees to adhere to the designated HACCP plans. 7.00 A HACCP Plan is a written document that delineates the formal procedures developed for safe food handling approved by the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criterira for Foods (114419). A written document approving a deviation from standard health code requirements shall be maintained at the food facility. (114057, 114057.1, 114091(f)(3))

The person operating a food facility pursuant to a HACCP plan shall designate at least one person to be responsible for developing HACCP plans, verifying that HACCP plans are effective, and training employees.

A minimum of one person per shift shall be designated who is knowledgeable in the HACCP plan or plans adopted by the operator to be responsible for adherence to any HACCP plan used, take corrective actions when necessary, and assure monitoring records are appropriately documented and retained, per the requirements of section 114419.
Observed the pH of the sushi rice was measured at 6pH. Observed the lack of pH test strips to test the pH level of the rice. Rice was voluntarily discarded. 0101 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 0-49 SEATS (HM4)
12-09-2020 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) 1.00 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 the grease filters for the hood is missing. Replace. 0101 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 0-49 SEATS (HM4)
12-09-2020 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) 1.00 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.
Observed the sanitizer strength for the towel sanitizer was measured at 0ppm. Ensure there is sanitizer in the solution.

Observed the towels not stored in sanitizer. Keep towels in sanitizer in between uses.
0101 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 0-49 SEATS (HM4)
12-09-2020 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 the lid for the one of the chest freezer is damaged. Replace.

Observed the shipping sticker is still on the microwave and fryer. Remove to provide a smooth and easily cleanable surface.

Observed the use of cardboard as liners. Cardboard is not smooth and easily cleable.
0101 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 0-49 SEATS (HM4)
12-09-2020 All nonfood contact surfaces of utensils and equipment shall be clean. (114115, 114130.4) 1.00 Clean nonfood contact surfaces of equipment at a frequency necessary to prevent accumulation of residue. Observed multiples surfaces that have an accumulation of grease and food debris.
Bottom self of prep table.
Wire racks in the the kitchen.
Hanging fan.
Improve cleaning.
0101 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 0-49 SEATS (HM4)