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Facility: Teriyaki Don
Address: 755 E. Yosemite Ave. Ste H, Merced, 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 7-07-2021: Good (Total Points: 5.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
7-07-2021 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) 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. Repeat: Observed the wait station hand washing sink was draining too slowly allowing for overflowing. Repair. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
7-07-2021 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 has been corrected. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
7-07-2021 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. 3.00 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 testing kit was available for testing the pH of the sushi rice, however equipment was not sensitive enough to provide an accurate test and could not be verified to be below pH4.6. Sushi rice was becoming too acidified and time control was used. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS


Rating on date 5-25-2021: Unsatisfactory - reinspection required (Total Points: 16.00)
DateViolationPointsCorrectionInspector CommentsFacility Area
5-25-2021 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. 3.00 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 lack of measuring tool to measure the acidity of sushi rice. Provide. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
5-25-2021 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) 3.00 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 the accumulation of slime in the ice machine. Improve cleaning. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
5-25-2021 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 a water leak under the wait hand washing station and the sink not draining properly. Repair. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
5-25-2021 Food employees shall keep their hands and exposed portions of their arms clean, and shall maaintain fingernails so they are cleanable. Employees are required to wash their hands: before beginning work; before handling food / equipment / utensils; as often as necessary during food preparation to remove soil and contamination; when switching from working with raw to ready-to-eat foods; after touching body parts; after using the toilet room; or any time when contamination may occur. (113952, 113953.3, 113968, 113973 (a-g). Whenever gloves are worn, they shall be changed as often as handwashing is required. 7.00 The food employee shall wash their hands and portion of arms as required, and use utensils and gloves appropriately. Observed improper hand washing technique, observed shutting off water with bare hands. Dry hands first with paper towels then use paper towels to shut off water. Employees were notified of proper hand washing technique. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
5-25-2021 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 wiping towels not stored in sanitizer in between use. After wiping, store in sanitizer. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS
5-25-2021 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 the cutting board at the prep table is grooved and discolored, does not appear to come completely clean, and no longer constitutes a smooth and easily cleanable surface. Repair or replace damaged and discolored cutting boards; ensure that all food / utensil contact surfaces are smooth, easily cleanable, and nonporous. 0102 FOOD ESTAB. W/FOOD PREP 50-149 SEATS