Applebee's Grill and Bar

2846 Broadway, Eureka

Reinspection

ROACHY SAYS:

“Wow! Roachy can see himself in your butterknives! Way to go, Applebee's Grill and Bar!!”

Routine Inspection
02. Food safety certification, food handler card compliance

Conditions Observed: Observed at least one seasoned employee on-shift at time of inspection had expired Food Safety Handler Card (FSH). Corrective Action: ensure that all existing employees have current FSH cards within 30 days.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food, shall have an owner or employee who has passed an aproved food safety certification examination. Food handlers that prepare, handle, or serve non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food, shall obtain a valid Food Handler Card within 30 days after date of hire. (113947.1-113947.5, 113948)”

06. Hands clean and properly washed; gloves used properly.

Conditions Observed: Observed staff using gloves, but handling potentially contaminated surfaces (doors, door handles, cardboard boxes, label maker and order screen touchpad) without re-washing hands and donning new gloves. Corrective Action: ensure staff are following proper hand washing and glove use procedures.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food employees shall minimize bare hand and arm contact with nonprepackaged food that is in ready to eat form. Whenever gloves are worn, they shall be changed, replaced, or washed as often as handwashing is required. Single-use gloves shall not be washed. Employees shall wash their hands in the following situations: immediately before engaging in food preparation including working with nonprepackaged food, clean equipment and utensils and unwrapped single-use food containers and utensils; after touching bare human body parts other than clean hands and clean exposed portions of arms; after using the toilet room; after caring for or handling any animal; after coughing, sneezing, using a handkerchief or disposable tissue, using tobacco, eating or drinking; after handling soiled equipment or utensils; during food preparation, as often as necessary to remove soil and contamination and to prevent cross-contamination when changing tasks; when switching from working with raw food and working with ready-to-eat foods; before initially donning gloves for working with food; before dispensing or serving food handling clean tableware and serving utensils in the food service area; after engaging in other activities that contaminate the hands. (113952, 113953.3, 113953.4, 113961, 113968, 113973)”

08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Measured insert of yogurt at 45F in cold table on server’s side of the entree pickup window. Salsa in same cold table closer to compressor was measured at 40F. Turn refrigerator temperature control down, repair, or rearrange item placement so that all items in unit maintain a temperature of 41F or lower.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Except during preparation, cooking, cooling, transportation to or from a retail food facility for a period of less than thirty minutes, when time is used as the public health control, or as otherwise specified, potentially hazardous foods shall be maintained at or below 41F or at or above 135F. The following foods may be held at or below 45F: raw shell eggs, unshucked live molluscan shellfish, pasteurized milk and pasteurized milk products in original sealed containers, potentially hazardous foods held during transportation. Potentially hazardous foods held for dispensing in serving lines and salad bars may be held at 45F, not to exceed 12 hours in a 24 hour period, if unused portions are discarded. Food preparation shall not exceed two cumulative hours without a return to the required holding temperatures. (113996, 113998, 114037, 114343(a))”

23. Sewage and wastewater properly disposed.

Conditions Observed: Observed grey water containing food debris, grease and food oils, backing up from french drain in rear entrance/dumpster area of the facility and flowing across the parking lot and draining into a storm drain. Manager called plumber who arrived on-stie before the end of the inspection. DEH will conduct re-inspection on 9/16/21 to assess correction.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Liquid waste shall be disposed of through the approved plumbing system and shall discharge into the public sewerage or into an approved private sewage disposal system. (114197)”

24. No rodents, insects, birds, or animals.

Conditions Observed: Observed rat feces and nesting material in exterior hot water heater/storage closet located in dumpster area. ***Threshold of closet door is deteriorated which allows space for ingress of rodents and other vermin”“”. Corrective Action: remove all stored items and shelving from closet; properly clean and sanitize shelving and items; discard any items incapable of being properly cleaned and sanitized; properly clean and sanitize interior of closet; rodent-proof space to prevent ingress of rodents and other vermin, including repair of the gap under the closet door. Do not store any items in the closet that may be used in the food facility (to-go containers, hand soap refills, etc.). DEH recommends contracting a professional cleaning company to address the cleanup so that proper personal protective equipment and procedures are used, and the area is properly cleaned and sanitized. DEH will conduct re-inspection on 9/16/21 to assess the operator’s plans for corrective action. Facility has existing contract for regular professional pest control services. No rodent activity was observed inside the facility.

ROACHY SAYS:

“A food facility shall be kept free of vermin. Live animals are prohibited from food facilities except as specified in 114259.5. Food facility employees shall not care for or handle animals that may be present in the food facility. Food facility employees are required to wash their hands after handling or caring for fish in an aquarium and/or shellfish, or crustacea, in display tanks and as specified in 114259.4. (114259.1, 114259.4, 114259.5)”

30. Toxic substances properly identified, stored, used.

Conditions Observed: Observed pump sprayer containing unknown liquid in the interior curbed janitorial sink. Corrective Action: all chemicals removed from their original packaging must be clearly labeled and identified.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Only those insecticides, rodenticides, and other pesticides that are necessary, bear a legible manufacturer's label, and are specifically approved for use in a food facility may be used in a food facility in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Containers used for storing poisonous or toxic materiails such as cleaners and sanitizers taken from bulk supplies shall be clearly and individually identified with the common name of the material. Poisonous or toxic materials shall be stored or displayed to prevent contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-use articles. (114254, 114254.1, 114254.2)”

37. Equipment, utensils and linens: storage and use.

Conditions Observed: Observed cases of to-go containers stored in the hot water heater closet. Corrective Action: do not store cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, laundered linens or single-use articles in mechanical rooms, locker rooms, toilet rooms, refuse rooms, underneath leaking or condensing water lines or unshielded sewer lines, under open stairwells, or other sources of contamination.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Clean equipment, utensils, linens, and single-use articles shall be stored at least six inches above the floor in an approved location within the fully enclosed permitted food facility. Clean equipment, utensils, linens, and single-use articles shall not be exposed to splash, dust, vermin, or other forms of contamination. Non-food items shall be stored and displayed separate from food and food-contact surfaces. During pauses in food preparation utensils shall be stored with handles above the top of the food, on a clean sanitized surface, in running water, or in water that is at least 135øF. Single-use articles and multiservice utensils shall be handled, displayed, and dispensed so that contamination of food and lip-contact surfaces is prevented. Extra preset tableware shall be removed when a consumer is seated or cleaned and sanitized before further use. Pressurized cylinders shall be securely fastened to rigid structure. Linens must be free of food residue and soil and be laundered as required. (114074, 114075(a,b,d,e), 114081, 114119, 114121, 114161, 114172, 114178, 114179, 114083, 114185, 114185.2, 114185.3, 114185.4, 114185.5)”

44. Premises; personal/cleaning items; vermin-proofing.

Conditions Observed: Observed the air-curtain device on the back door was not functioning. Repair or replace, or use alternative method, to prevent the entrance of flies when the back door is open.

ROACHY SAYS:

“All premises of a food facility shall be kept clean, fully operative, and in good repair. The premise of a food facility shall be free of litter and items unnecessary to the operation of the facility. Areas designated for employees to eat and drink shall be located so that food, clean equipent and utensils, linens, and single-use articles are protected from contamination. Personal items shall be stored in a designated area to prevent contamination of food or utensils. Food prep sinks, warewashing sinks, and handwashing sinks shall not be used for the cleaning or maintenance of tools or cleaning supplies or to dispose of mop water and similar liquid wastes. A dedicated janitorial sink with a drain shall be provided and conveniently located. A separate room, area, or cabinet shall be provided for cleaning supplies. The facility shall be kept vermin proof. Insect electrocution devices shall retain the insect within the device and shall not be located over food or utensil handling areas. (114123, 114143(a, b), 114256, 114256.1, 114256.2, 114256.4, 114257, 114257.1, 114259, 114259.2, 114259.3, 114279, 114281, 114282)”

45. Floor, walls, and ceilings: built, maintained, clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed deteriorated floor surface in kitchen where missing and damaged tiles allow water to accumulate. Corrective Action: repair/replace so floor surface is smooth, durable, non-absorbent and easily cleanable. Observed water drip from ceiling (at junction of ceiling tile and light fixture) in back food prep area. Uncovered to-go containers were stored on the wire rack next to the drip location. Corrective Action: fix the cause of the leak so it does not drip into the facility.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food facilities shall be fully enclosed in a building consisting of permanent floors, walls, and an overhead structure that meets minimum standards. The walls and ceiling shall be smooth, durable, nonabsorbent, and easily cleanable. Flooring and base coving shall be smooth, durable, and made of approved nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable. Floor surfaces shall be coved at the juncture of the floor and wall with a 3/8 inch minimum radius and shall extend up the wall at least 4 inches. (114143(d), 114266, 114268, 114268.1, 114271, 114272)”

Routine Inspection
36. Equipment / Utensils approved; installed, clean, good repair, capacity.

Conditions Observed: Bar area: observed soda holder with debris accumulation. Please maintain clean. Observed small amounts of debris accumulation on corners of ice machine door. Please maintain clean.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Utensils and equipment shall be kept fully operative and in good repair. All new and replacement equipment shall be properly installed and be certified or classified for sanitation by an ANSI accredited certification program. Electrical appliances must meet UL standards. Single-use articles shall not allow migration of deleterious substances or impart colors, odors, or tastes to food. Multi-use food contact surfaces must be smooth, free of breaks, chips, and similar imperfections; free of sharp internal angles, corners, and crevices; finished to have smooth welds and joints; be accessible for cleaning and inspection. Unless specified, wood and wood wicker may not be used as a food-contact surface. Unless specified, copper and copper alloys such as brass may not be used in contact with a food that has a pH below six or for a fitting between a backflow preventer and a carbonator. Beverage tubing and cold-plate beverage cooling devices cannot be installed in contact with stored ice intended to be used as food. Equipment that is not movable must be installed to allow for cleaning in place. Cutting or piercing parts of can openers must be readily removable. Facilities that wash, rinse, soak, thaw, or similarly prepare foods shall be provided with a approved food preparation sink. Reservoirs that supply water to produce foggers must be cleaned and maintained. Surfaces such as cutting blocks and boards that are subject to scratching and scoring shall be resurfaced or replaced if they can no longer be effectively cleaned and sanitized. (114130, 114130.1, 114130.2, 114130.3, 114130.4, 114130.5, 114130.6, 114132, 114133, 114137, 114139, 114153, 114163, 114165, 114167, 114169, 114175, 114177, 114180, 114182)”

38. Adequate ventilation and lighting, designated areas, use.

Conditions Observed: Ventilation hood filters located above grill area, observed accumulation grease. Please maintain clean.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Approved exhaust hoods shall be provided to remove toxic gases, heat, grease, vapors and smoke. Canopy-type hoods shall extend six inches beyond all cooking equipment. Toilet rooms shall be consistent with local building codes and vented to the outside air by a screened openable window, air shaft, or light-switch activated exhaust fan. 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, 114149.1, 114149.2, 114149.3, 114252, 114252.1)”

45. Floor, walls, and ceilings: built, maintained, clean.

Conditions Observed: Floor sink beneath the Whiskey Well observed unclean. Please maintain clean.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food facilities shall be fully enclosed in a building consisting of permanent floors, walls, and an overhead structure that meets minimum standards. The walls and ceiling shall be smooth, durable, nonabsorbent, and easily cleanable. Flooring and base coving shall be smooth, durable, and made of approved nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable. Floor surfaces shall be coved at the juncture of the floor and wall with a 3/8 inch minimum radius and shall extend up the wall at least 4 inches. (114143(d), 114266, 114268, 114268.1, 114271, 114272)”

Routine Inspection
36. Equipment / Utensils approved; installed, clean, good repair, capacity.

Conditions Observed: Right side faucet of 3 comp sink not working. Please replace or repair.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Utensils and equipment shall be kept fully operative and in good repair. All new and replacement equipment shall be properly installed and be certified or classified for sanitation by an ANSI accredited certification program. Electrical appliances must meet UL standards. Single-use articles shall not allow migration of deleterious substances or impart colors, odors, or tastes to food. Multi-use food contact surfaces must be smooth, free of breaks, chips, and similar imperfections; free of sharp internal angles, corners, and crevices; finished to have smooth welds and joints; be accessible for cleaning and inspection. Unless specified, wood and wood wicker may not be used as a food-contact surface. Unless specified, copper and copper alloys such as brass may not be used in contact with a food that has a pH below six or for a fitting between a backflow preventer and a carbonator. Beverage tubing and cold-plate beverage cooling devices cannot be installed in contact with stored ice intended to be used as food. Equipment that is not movable must be installed to allow for cleaning in place. Cutting or piercing parts of can openers must be readily removable. Facilities that wash, rinse, soak, thaw, or similarly prepare foods shall be provided with a approved food preparation sink. Reservoirs that supply water to produce foggers must be cleaned and maintained. Surfaces such as cutting blocks and boards that are subject to scratching and scoring shall be resurfaced or replaced if they can no longer be effectively cleaned and sanitized. (114130, 114130.1, 114130.2, 114130.3, 114130.4, 114130.5, 114130.6, 114132, 114133, 114137, 114139, 114153, 114163, 114165, 114167, 114169, 114175, 114177, 114180, 114182)”

42. Garbage and refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained.

Conditions Observed: Outside refuse area unclean, grease marks observed. Please deep clean, recommend clean professionally so as to prevent water spill.

ROACHY SAYS:

“The exterior premises of a food facility shall be kept free of litter and rubbish. All food waste and rubbish shall be kept in nonabsorbent, durable, cleanable, leak-proof, and rodent-proof containers. Containers shall have close-fitting lids and be covered at all times. All waste must be removed and disposed of as frequently as necessary to prevent the development of objectionable odors and other conditions that attract or harbor insects or rodents. (114244, 114245, 114245.1, 114245.2, 114245.3, 114245.4, 114245.5, 114245.6, 114245.7)”

45. Floor, walls, and ceilings: built, maintained, clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed debris accumulation at hard to reach areas throughout the kitchen floor, front prep area, bar area. Please maintain clean. Observed water pooling in areas of floor where tile is chipped or missing grout. Please correct. Observed traces of debris splatter on walls near dishwashing machine, near handwashing stations and at cookline. Please maintain clean.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food facilities shall be fully enclosed in a building consisting of permanent floors, walls, and an overhead structure that meets minimum standards. The walls and ceiling shall be smooth, durable, nonabsorbent, and easily cleanable. Flooring and base coving shall be smooth, durable, and made of approved nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable. Floor surfaces shall be coved at the juncture of the floor and wall with a 3/8 inch minimum radius and shall extend up the wall at least 4 inches. (114143(d), 114266, 114268, 114268.1, 114271, 114272)”

Routine Inspection
45. Floor, walls, and ceilings: built, maintained, clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed debris accumulation on floor inside walkin freezer. Please maintain clean. Observed broken floor tile and grout missing in some areas of floor in kitchen area. Please correct.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food facilities shall be fully enclosed in a building consisting of permanent floors, walls, and an overhead structure that meets minimum standards. The walls and ceiling shall be smooth, durable, nonabsorbent, and easily cleanable. Flooring and base coving shall be smooth, durable, and made of approved nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable. Floor surfaces shall be coved at the juncture of the floor and wall with a 3/8 inch minimum radius and shall extend up the wall at least 4 inches. (114143(d), 114266, 114268, 114268.1, 114271, 114272)”

Routine Inspection
45. Floor, walls, and ceilings: built, maintained, clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed debris beneath hard to reach areas, especially at cookline. Please maintain clean. Observed handwashing station wall unclean. Please fine detail and maintain clean.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food facilities shall be fully enclosed in a building consisting of permanent floors, walls, and an overhead structure that meets minimum standards. The walls and ceiling shall be smooth, durable, nonabsorbent, and easily cleanable. Flooring and base coving shall be smooth, durable, and made of approved nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable. Floor surfaces shall be coved at the juncture of the floor and wall with a 3/8 inch minimum radius and shall extend up the wall at least 4 inches. (114143(d), 114266, 114268, 114268.1, 114271, 114272)”

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