Hotel Carter - Restaurant 301

301 L St, Eureka

Routine Inspection

ROACHY SAYS:

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Routine Inspection

ROACHY SAYS:

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Routine Inspection

ROACHY SAYS:

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Routine Inspection
07. Adequate handwash facilities supplied and accessible.

Conditions Observed: Observed bar handwash station blocked by a beverage tray. Keep handwash stations unobstructed for handwashing at all times. Operator removed beverage tray, this minor violation was corrected.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Handwashing facilities shall be provided within or adjacent to toilet rooms, food preparation, and warewashing areas. Handwashing facilities shall be clean, unobstructed, and accessible at all times. Handwashing facilities shall be provided with soap and sanitary single use towels in approved dispensers. Dispensers shall be maintained in good repair. A handwashing facility shall not be used for purposes other than handwashing. (113953, 113953.1, 113953.2, 114067(f))”

08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Observed apple cider and sangria held in non-functional keg refrigerator holding at 70F. Do not use the keg refrigerator until it is serviced and capable of holding potentially hazardous foods at or below 41F at all times. Operator discarded apple cider and sangria held out of temperature control, this major violation was corrected.

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))”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed non-functional 2 door under counter refrigerator in the kitchen and non-functional keg refrigerator in the bar. Repair/service/replace or remove non-functional refrigerators from the premises.

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)”

Routine Inspection
07. Adequate handwash facilities supplied and accessible.

Conditions Observed: Observed water pitcher and wiping cloths in handwash sink basin at the bar. The handwash sink shall only be used for handwashing and shall be kept clean and unobstructed at all times for proper handwashing. The sink basin was cleared, thank you for correcting this minor violation.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Handwashing facilities shall be provided within or adjacent to toilet rooms, food preparation, and warewashing areas. Handwashing facilities shall be clean, unobstructed, and accessible at all times. Handwashing facilities shall be provided with soap and sanitary single use towels in approved dispensers. Dispensers shall be maintained in good repair. A handwashing facility shall not be used for purposes other than handwashing. (113953, 113953.1, 113953.2, 114067(f))”

08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Measured lemon curd 47F and ice cream base 48.5F with probe thermometer in refrigerator unit #3. Adjust/repair/replace refrigerator unit #3 to hold cold potentially hazardous foods at or below 41F at all times.

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))”

19. Compliance with variance, specialized process, reduced O2 packaging, HACCP plan.

Conditions Observed: Facility is making ice cream on premises and does not have the required dairy permit from California Department of Food and Agriculture. Contact CDFA to obtain a permit to manufacture ice cream. Submit copy of permit to this office for verification prior to putting ice cream machine back into service. Obtain commercially processed ice cream from an approved source in the meantime. Observed “do not use” sign posted on ice cream machine. Thank you.

ROACHY SAYS:

“A food facility may engage in the following activities only pursuant to a written and approved HACCP plan: smoking food as a method of preservation, curing food, using food additives or adding components such as vinegar as a method of food preservation or to render a food so that it is not potentially hazardous, operating a molluscan shelfish life support system display tank, custom processing of animals for personal use as food and not for sale or service in a food facility, using acidification or water activity to prevent the growth of Clostridium botulinum, packaging potentially hazardous food using a reduced oxygen packaging method except as specified in 114419.2(a - c), or preparing food by another method that is determined by the Enforcement Agency to require a HACCP plan. Food facilities with CDPH approved variances must maintain a copy at the food facility at all times. A variance may be suspended or revoked if the food facility is found to be non-complaint with the terms of the variance. (114057, 114057.1, 114417,114117.2, 114417.5, 114417.6, 114417.7, 114419 -114419.3)”

28. Food separated and protected.

Conditions Observed: Observed raw shell eggs stored over cakes in refrigerator unit #6. Store raw potentially hazardous foods under ready-to-eat foods to prevent cross-contamination. Employee moved raw eggs to lower shelf. This minor violation was corrected, thank you.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food shall be protected from contamination during transportation, storage, preparation, holding, and display. Adequate and suitable counter space shall be provided for all food preparation. Food preparation shall be conducted wthin an approved food compartment or fully enclosed food facility. Open-air barbecues shall be separated from public access. (113984(a-f), 113986, 114060, 114067(a,d,e,j), 114069(a, c, d), 114077, 114089.1(c), 114143(c,e))”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed pooled water in bottom of refrigerator unit #3, which is holding potentially hazardous foods above required 41F. Repair/replace refrigerator unit #3.

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed utensil handles in direct contact with dry bulk foods. Store utensils with handles facing up out of contact with foods to prevent cross-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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed small deep fryer lacking a ventilation hood. Observed grease accumulation on metal shelving unit above deep fryer. Move the deep fryer under the type 1 ventilation hood (hood shall extend 6”beyond all cooking equipment) to effectively remove cooking odors, smoke, steam, grease, heat and vapors, or remove the deep fryer from the premises.

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)”

Routine Inspection
08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Measured all items in 4 drawer refrigerator (#1) above 50F with probe thermometer. Observed the unit was not fully plugged in. Employee discarded all food stored in this refrigerator, plugged it back in and will monitor temperature until it reaches 41F or below before restocking with potentially hazardous food. Observed beef stock labeled “refrigerate after opening” held out of temperature control. Once this product is open, it shall be held at or below 41F at all times. Employee discarded beef stock held out of temperature control, this major violation was corrected on site, thank you.

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))”

19. Compliance with variance, specialized process, reduced O2 packaging, HACCP plan.

Conditions Observed: Observed vacuum sealer and bags in bus tub on premises. You must obtain an approved HACCP plan from California Department of Public Health prior to using a vacuum sealer for reduced oxygen packaging of potentially hazardous foods. Immediately stop using the vacuum sealer and remove from facility until an approved HACCP is obtained from CDPH. Once obtained, submit copy to this office for verification prior to putting this piece of equipment back into service. Operator agreed to stop vacuum sealing and remove vacuum sealer from premises until approved HACCP is obtained from CDPH. This major violation was corrected on site, thank you.

ROACHY SAYS:

“A food facility may engage in the following activities only pursuant to a written and approved HACCP plan: smoking food as a method of preservation, curing food, using food additives or adding components such as vinegar as a method of food preservation or to render a food so that it is not potentially hazardous, operating a molluscan shelfish life support system display tank, custom processing of animals for personal use as food and not for sale or service in a food facility, using acidification or water activity to prevent the growth of Clostridium botulinum, packaging potentially hazardous food using a reduced oxygen packaging method except as specified in 114419.2(a - c), or preparing food by another method that is determined by the Enforcement Agency to require a HACCP plan. Food facilities with CDPH approved variances must maintain a copy at the food facility at all times. A variance may be suspended or revoked if the food facility is found to be non-complaint with the terms of the variance. (114057, 114057.1, 114417,114117.2, 114417.5, 114417.6, 114417.7, 114419 -114419.3)”

28. Food separated and protected.

Conditions Observed: Observed raw beef stored over ready-to-eat foods in bottom portion of prep table. Store raw potentially hazardous foods under ready-to-eat foods based on final internal cooking temperatures to protect ready-to-eat foods from cross-contamination.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food shall be protected from contamination during transportation, storage, preparation, holding, and display. Adequate and suitable counter space shall be provided for all food preparation. Food preparation shall be conducted wthin an approved food compartment or fully enclosed food facility. Open-air barbecues shall be separated from public access. (113984(a-f), 113986, 114060, 114067(a,d,e,j), 114069(a, c, d), 114077, 114089.1(c), 114143(c,e))”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed debris in ice machine. Clean and sanitize ice machine per manufacturer’s instructions.

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: Observed small deep fryer lacking a ventilation hood. Observed grease accumulation on metal shelving unit above deep fryer. Move the deep fryer under the type 1 ventilation hood to effectively remove cooking odors, smoke, steam, grease, heat and vapors, or remove the deep fryer from the premises. Observed hood filter baffles with grease accumulation. Clean hood filter baffles regularly to increase air flow and prevent a fire hazard.

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)”

39. Thermometers provided and accurate.

Conditions Observed: Observed 4 drawer refrigerator unit holding potentially hazardous foods out of temperature, lacking a thermometer. This unit was unplugged and the temperature was not monitored due to lack of a thermometer. Provide readily visible thermometers in the warmest part of each refrigeration unit to monitor temperatures regularly. Employee installed a thermometer in this unit and will monitor temperatures. This minor violation was corrected on site, thank you.

ROACHY SAYS:

“An accurate easily readable metal probe thermometer suitable for measuring temperature of food shall be available to the food handler. Thermometers shall be calibrated in accordance with manufacturer's specifications as necessary to ensure their accuracy. A thermometer +/- 2 degrees F shall be provided for all refrigerators, hot and cold holding units, and high temperature warewashing machines. (114157, 114159)”

41. Plumbing: proper backflow devices.

Conditions Observed: Observed leak at food prep sink. Repair leak. Observed slow moving/clogged drain at handwash sink. Repair drain.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Steam tables, ice machines, ice bins, food preparation sinks, display cases, walk-in refrigeration units, and other similar equipment that discharge liquid waste shall drain into a floor sink with an air gap or other approved type of receptor. All plumbing and plumbing fixtures shall be installed in compliance with applicable local plumbing ordinances, maintained so as to prevent any contamination, kept clean, fully operative, and in good repair. The potable water supply shall be protected with a backflow or back siphonage protection device. Any hose used for potable water shall be of approved materials, labeled, properly stored, and used for no other purpose. Liquid drain lines shall not pass through an ice machine or an ice storage bin. (114171, 114190, 114192, 114193, 114193.1, 114199, 114201, 114269)”

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