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Facility: Toni's Courtyard Cafe
Address: 516 W. 18th 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 9-28-2021: Satisfactory (Total Points: 11.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
9-28-2021 When time only, rather than time and temperature is used as a public health control, records and documentation must be maintained. (114000) 0.00 If food is found in the temperature danger zone due to improper implementation of time as a public health control, discard all food that is out of acceptable temperature ranges. Time only, rather than time in conjunction with temperature, may be used as the public health control for a working supply of potentially hazardous food before cooking or for ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food that is displayed or held for service for immediate consumption, only when the following requirements are met:
(1) The food shall be marked or otherwise identified to indicate the time that is four hours past the point in time when the food is removed from temperature control.
(2) The food shall be cooked and served, served if ready-to-eat, or discarded within four hours from the point in time when the food is removed from temperature control.
(3) The food in unmarked containers or packages marked to exceed a four-hour limit shall be discarded.
(4) Written procedures shall be maintained in the food facility and made available to the enforcement agency upon request, that ensures proper cooling if the food is prepared, cooked, and refrigerated before time is used as a public health control.
REMINDER to *consistently* mark the iced pan of PHF condiment cooking items used for breakfast and lunch meal periods with the "toss by" time that is not more than four (4) hours after the time the PHF items are removed from mechanical temperature control. PHF items using time rather than temperature MUST BE used or discarded within 4 hours of being removed from mechanical temperature control. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
9-28-2021 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 sanitizer strength in rag bucket at waitress station initially measured at about 10 PPM chlorine. Immediately remixed, retested, now measuring approximately 100 PPM. Corrected during inspection. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
9-28-2021 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 dirt, grime, and / or food particle buildup near the cutting blade area of the counter mounted can opener. Improve cleaning frequency and methods to ensure all equipment is kept in an appropriate state of cleanliness; ensure all equipment surfaces are smooth and easily cleanable, and all potential food contact surfaces are sanitized on a regular basis. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
9-28-2021 All food shall be separated and protected from contamination. (113984, 113986, 113988, 113990, 114060, 114067, 114069, 114077, 114079, 114089.1 (c), 114143 (c)) 1.00 Destroy all contaminated food. All food shall be prepared, stored, displayed, dispensed, placed, transported, sold, and served as to be protected from dirt, vermin, unnecessary handling, droplet contamination, overhead leakage, or other contamination.
If unpackaged food is displayed and sold in bulk in other than self-service containers, then it shall be served by an employee of the food establishment directly to a consumer and shall be displayed in clean, sanitary, and covered or otherwise protected containers.
For bulk customer self-service food items, such as salad bars, buffet type foods, and other ready-to-eat food, install sneeze guards that intercept a direct line between the customer's mouth and the food being offered, dispense from approved mechanical dispensers, or employ other effective means to protect ready-to-eat food from contamination.
Protect all cartons, boxes, or other materials used in the packaging of any food from dirt, vermin, and other forms of contamination or adulteration.
Observed minor intermingling of food and non food items in some shelf / storage areas in the kitchen area of the facility. Separate the storage of food and non food items so as to minimize the potential for unintended cross contamination. If complete separation is not possible, store food items above non food items to minimize contamination potential. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
9-28-2021 All food contact surfaces of utensils and equipment shall be clean and sanitized. (113984(e), 114097, 114099.1, 114099.4, 114099.6, 114101 (b-d), 114105, 114109, 114111, 114113, 114115 (a, b, d), 114117, 114125(b), 114135, 114141) 7.00 A food facility that prepares food shall not be operating if there is no method to properly clean and sanitize equipment or utensils. A food facility shall not be operating if there is gross contamination of food contact surfaces that may result in the contamination of food products. Observed lack of sanitizer of sufficient strength at the dish surface when the dish machine is run in its normal and customary manner, measuring approximately 10 PPM after multiple cycles. Operator checked sanitizer bucket, reprimed machine, retested, still measuring between 10 and 25 PPM.

Ecolab immediately called for repair. Instructed employee in manual sanitizing techniques to be used at the three compartment sink. Perform manual sanitization of all dishes at this location at the prescribed ppm (parts per million) for the sanitization method in use (100 PPM for not less than 30 seconds for chlorine). Use the correct test strips for the chemical sanitizer being used. Check the sanitizer strength at a sufficient frequency to ensure consistent sanitization of all food contact surfaces in this location. Continue to manually sanitize dishes at this location until such time that the dish machine is properly repaired and shown to be consistently dispensing chlorine sanitizer at not less than 50 PPM in each cycle run.
0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
9-28-2021 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) 1.00 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 lack of one inch minimum air gap between the drain lines under the waitress station sink and the rim height of the floor sink. 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. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS