Humboldt Brews

856 10th St, Arcata

Routine Inspection
34. Non-food-contact surfaces clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed excessive debris, build-up on corner of sliding-glass door freezer and on interior of deli prep. Showed observations to Owner and staff present at time of inspection. Remove build-up. Clean and sanitize impacted surfaces.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris. (114115(b))”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed build-up on the interior of red nozzle on soda gun. Observed food debris on lid covering foods on top right side of deli prep. Remove debris; clean and sanitize. Scrap or otherwise remove food debris prior to washing. Note that sanitizer is most effective when applied to a clean surface.

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)”

Reinspection
08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Measured wing sauces at the beginning of the inspection to be 127 F, 125 F. Observed volume of water to be insufficient for effective hot holding. MOD added additional water. discussed correct use of the steamtable. MOD to reheat sauces and refill steamtable. Measured sauces in the steam table to be above 145 F. Measured wing sauce on the stove at the end of the inspection to be 202F. COS.

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))”

15. Food contact surfaces: clean and sanitized.

Conditions Observed: Observed excessive, slime-like build-up on 3 out 4 nozzles on soda gun. MOD removed and brought to dishwasher. COS. Use hot soapy water to remove build, rinse, and then put clean nozzles in a sanitizing solution for 30 seconds to 2 minutes. See notes below.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Food-contact surfaces and multiservice utensils shall be effectively washed, rinsed, and sanitized to remove or completely loosen soils by use of manual or mechanical methods. Precleaning may be required. Manual sanitization shall be accomplished during the final rinse by contact with solution containing 100 ppm available chlorine, 200 ppm quaternary ammonium, or another approved sanitizer. Mechanical sanitization shall be accomplished in the final rinse by achieving a utensil surface temperature of 160F or by contact with solution containing 50 ppm available chlorine, 200 ppm quaternary ammonium, or another approved sanitizer. After cleaning and sanitizing, equipment and utensils shall be air dried. Mechancial warewash machines must be approved and installed and operated according to manufacturer's specifications. Food contact surfaces, utensils, and equipment shall be cleaned and sanitized at the following times: before each use with different type of raw food of animal origin, when changing from raw food to ready to eat food, between uses with raw produce and potentially hazardous food, before using a thermometer, and any time during the operation when contamination may have occurred. Warewash sinks used to wash wiping cloths, wash produce, or thaw food must be cleaned and sanitized before and after these uses. Equipment, food contact surfaces, and utensils must be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day at least every four hours or as needed to prevent contamination. (114097, 114099.1, 114099.2, 114099.4, 114099.6, 114099.7, 114101, 114105, 114109, 114111, 114113, 114115(a,c), 114117, 114125(b), 114141)”

Routine Inspection
07. Adequate handwash facilities supplied and accessible.

Conditions Observed: No paper towels in the men’s restroom. Keep the paper towel dispenser stocked at all times.

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 foods in the deli prep to be above 50 F; thermometer reads 55 F. See measured observations. Foods prepped this morning may be kept in the walkin. Discard all foods above 50 F (i.e., foods held in the deli prep overnight). Adjust/service/repair to cold-hold at 41 F or below. Avoid using the deli prep until repairs are complete. Retain a copy of your service invoice for review at your reinspection. Request that the service person specify what the problem was and corrective actions taken. Measured wings sauces held the countertop hot hold to 53 F. Revise method to keep wing sauce out the temperature-danger zone (below 41 F or above 135 F). This violation requires a reinspection on/after 12/19/19.

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))”

15. Food contact surfaces: clean and sanitized.

Conditions Observed: Observed black, slime-like build-up in soda guns at the front bar. Observed grey, mildew-like build-up on sides and front of grey tray in ice machine. Observed chipped ice scoop in visibly soiled water. Observed moderate build-up on table mounted can opener. Remove debris; clean and sanitize. Clean food-contact surfaces routinely (i.e., after use, every 4 hours) to prevent build-up. This violation requires a reinspection on/after 12/19/19.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Food-contact surfaces and multiservice utensils shall be effectively washed, rinsed, and sanitized to remove or completely loosen soils by use of manual or mechanical methods. Precleaning may be required. Manual sanitization shall be accomplished during the final rinse by contact with solution containing 100 ppm available chlorine, 200 ppm quaternary ammonium, or another approved sanitizer. Mechanical sanitization shall be accomplished in the final rinse by achieving a utensil surface temperature of 160F or by contact with solution containing 50 ppm available chlorine, 200 ppm quaternary ammonium, or another approved sanitizer. After cleaning and sanitizing, equipment and utensils shall be air dried. Mechancial warewash machines must be approved and installed and operated according to manufacturer's specifications. Food contact surfaces, utensils, and equipment shall be cleaned and sanitized at the following times: before each use with different type of raw food of animal origin, when changing from raw food to ready to eat food, between uses with raw produce and potentially hazardous food, before using a thermometer, and any time during the operation when contamination may have occurred. Warewash sinks used to wash wiping cloths, wash produce, or thaw food must be cleaned and sanitized before and after these uses. Equipment, food contact surfaces, and utensils must be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day at least every four hours or as needed to prevent contamination. (114097, 114099.1, 114099.2, 114099.4, 114099.6, 114099.7, 114101, 114105, 114109, 114111, 114113, 114115(a,c), 114117, 114125(b), 114141)”

25. Person in charge present and performs duties.

Conditions Observed: No Person In Charge (PIC) today. Reviewed this CalCode requirement with cooks today. Designate a PIC for all shifts.

ROACHY SAYS:

“A Person in Charge (PIC) shall be present at the food facility during all hours of operation. The PIC shall ensure that persons unecessary to the food facility operation shall not be allowed in food preparation, food storage, or warewashing areas. The PIC shall ensure that consumers are notified that clean tableware is to be used when they return to self-service areas such as salad bars and buffets. (113945, 113945.1, 113984.1, 114075(c))”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed the use of a bowl as scoop in the flour bin. Use bowl once and then send to warewash or use a utensil that has a handle. Keep handle up and out of food.

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed build-up on FRP in kitchen. Observed excessive debris on floor next to ice machine. Clean. Maintain tidy surfaces (no build-up or staining).

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
07. Adequate handwash facilities supplied and accessible.

Conditions Observed: Pump soap at kitchen handwash was non-operational at today’s inspection. Observed new dispenser next to sink. Promptly replace or provide a pump soap.

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 foods in the top of the deli-prep to be above 41 (shredded cheese, 44 F; dressing, 48 F). Adjust/service/repair to cold-hold at 41 F or below. Measured sauces in the counter top hot hold to be below 135 (center of large insert, 124 F; sauce, back left, 111 ). Adjust, revise procedure to hot hold at 135 F or greater. Avoid hot holding foods in plastic as plastic is a poor conductor of heat.

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))”

15. Food contact surfaces: clean and sanitized.

Conditions Observed: Observed mold-like build-up on interior of soda nozzles at the bar. Showed observations to bartender, who brought the nozzles to the 3part sink. Observed excessive spotting and streaking on pint glasses - observed lipstick stains on clean pint glass. Reviewed 3-compartment method. See regulation description above. All utensils, including glass ware, shall be clean to the sight and clean to the touch. Observed black, speckled build-up on side of ice machine interior and on bottom of water tray. Remove build-up; clean and sanitized.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Food-contact surfaces and multiservice utensils shall be effectively washed, rinsed, and sanitized to remove or completely loosen soils by use of manual or mechanical methods. Precleaning may be required. Manual sanitization shall be accomplished during the final rinse by contact with solution containing 100 ppm available chlorine, 200 ppm quaternary ammonium, or another approved sanitizer. Mechanical sanitization shall be accomplished in the final rinse by achieving a utensil surface temperature of 160F or by contact with solution containing 50 ppm available chlorine, 200 ppm quaternary ammonium, or another approved sanitizer. After cleaning and sanitizing, equipment and utensils shall be air dried. Mechancial warewash machines must be approved and installed and operated according to manufacturer's specifications. Food contact surfaces, utensils, and equipment shall be cleaned and sanitized at the following times: before each use with different type of raw food of animal origin, when changing from raw food to ready to eat food, between uses with raw produce and potentially hazardous food, before using a thermometer, and any time during the operation when contamination may have occurred. Warewash sinks used to wash wiping cloths, wash produce, or thaw food must be cleaned and sanitized before and after these uses. Equipment, food contact surfaces, and utensils must be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day at least every four hours or as needed to prevent contamination. (114097, 114099.1, 114099.2, 114099.4, 114099.6, 114099.7, 114101, 114105, 114109, 114111, 114113, 114115(a,c), 114117, 114125(b), 114141)”

20. Consumer advisory provided for raw or undercooked foods.

Conditions Observed: Facility continues to lack a complaint Consumer Advisory. Revise menu to inform customers of the increased risk of consuming undercooked foods.

ROACHY SAYS:

“If a food of animal origin is served raw, undercooked, or without otherwise being processed to eliminate pathogens, either in ready-to-eat form or as an ingredient in another ready-to-eat food, the permitholder shall inform consumers of the significantly increased risk of consuming those foods by way of a disclosure pursuant to subdivision (b) of 114093 and reminder pursuant to subdivision (c) of 114093, using brochures, deli case or menu advisories, label statements, table tents, placards, or other effective written means. (114012, 114093)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed the use of deli cups as scoops. Use a utensil that has a handle. Keep handle up and out of food.

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)”

Reinspection

ROACHY SAYS:

“Humboldt foodies rejoice! Our reports show that Humboldt Brews knows how to get you fed in a sanitary manner. Now that's nummy!!”

Routine Inspection
09. Time as public health control; procedures and records.

Conditions Observed: Observed fries held at ambient temperature (i.e, no temperature control) with no time labeling. You may use Time as Public Health Control (TPHC) provided all TPHC foods are time-labeled and the facility has a written procedure for TPHC. See description above.

ROACHY SAYS:

“When time as a public health control is used, the following procedures shall be observed: food items shall be marked to indicate four hours past the time when the food was removed from temperature control, food shall be served or discarded within the four hour time limit. Written procedures shall be maintained in the food facility and made available to the enforcement agency upon request, that ensure compliance with this section and section 114002, for food that is prepared, cooked, and refrigerated before time is used as a public health control. Time only may not be used in Licensed health care facilities, public school cafeterias, or private school cafeterias. (114000)”

10. Proper cooling methods.

Conditions Observed: Measured chowder( labeled 2/27) to be 50 F in the center and 45 F in the edge. This food did not cool correctly. Operator brought chowder to dishwasher for discard. Measured chicken wings cooling in a covered bus bin to be 110 F in the center. Employee guessed wings were removed from the oven around 11:30. Operator opted to reheat chicken to 165 F before cooling. Discussed cooling wings on sheet pans on the speed rack. Observed 8 quarts of BBQ sauce in plastic bin with no intervention. Per Cook, sauce had just been pulled from the stove. Sauce was poured into a hotel pan approximately one hour later. Measured sauce to be 173. Revise your cooling procedures to ensure that all advance prep foods are cool from 135 F to 70F in 2 hours and then to 41 F or below in 4 additional hours. Obtain the necessary equipment (hotel, pans, cooling racks) and use a temperature log. Retain log for review at your reinspection on 3/6/19.

ROACHY SAYS:

“After heating, potentially hazardous foods shall be rapidly cooled from 135F to 70F within 2 hours, and then from 70F to 41F within 4 hours. Potentially hazardous foods prepared from ambient temperature ingredients must be cooled to below 41F within 4 hours. Cooling shall be facilitated by one or more of the following methods: in shallow pans, separating food into smaller portions, adding ice as an ingredient, using an ice bath and stirring frequently, using an ice paddle, using rapid cooling equipment, or using containers that facilitate heat transfer. (114002, 114002.1)”

15. Food contact surfaces: clean and sanitized.

Conditions Observed: Observed brown-black mold-like build-up around grid in ice machine. Showed observations to Owner. Remove machine from service. Remove build-up; wash, rinse, and sanitize interior of ice machine. Refer to manufacturer’s cleaning instructions. Observed ice scoop in a container of visibly soiled water. Scoop and container were brought to the dishwasher. All utensils shall be clean to the sight and clean to the touch. Keep scoop in clean container and change daily. This violation requires a reinspection on/after 3/6/19.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food-contact surfaces and utensils shall be clean to sight and touch. Food-contact surfaces and multiservice utensils shall be effectively washed, rinsed, and sanitized to remove or completely loosen soils by use of manual or mechanical methods. Precleaning may be required. Manual sanitization shall be accomplished during the final rinse by contact with solution containing 100 ppm available chlorine, 200 ppm quaternary ammonium, or another approved sanitizer. Mechanical sanitization shall be accomplished in the final rinse by achieving a utensil surface temperature of 160F or by contact with solution containing 50 ppm available chlorine, 200 ppm quaternary ammonium, or another approved sanitizer. After cleaning and sanitizing, equipment and utensils shall be air dried. Mechancial warewash machines must be approved and installed and operated according to manufacturer's specifications. Food contact surfaces, utensils, and equipment shall be cleaned and sanitized at the following times: before each use with different type of raw food of animal origin, when changing from raw food to ready to eat food, between uses with raw produce and potentially hazardous food, before using a thermometer, and any time during the operation when contamination may have occurred. Warewash sinks used to wash wiping cloths, wash produce, or thaw food must be cleaned and sanitized before and after these uses. Equipment, food contact surfaces, and utensils must be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day at least every four hours or as needed to prevent contamination. (114097, 114099.1, 114099.2, 114099.4, 114099.6, 114099.7, 114101, 114105, 114109, 114111, 114113, 114115(a,c), 114117, 114125(b), 114141)”

20. Consumer advisory provided for raw or undercooked foods.

Conditions Observed: Consumer advisory lacks a reminder. As discussed during the inspection, use an asterisk (*) to clearly identify menu items that may be served raw or undercooked.

ROACHY SAYS:

“If a food of animal origin is served raw, undercooked, or without otherwise being processed to eliminate pathogens, either in ready-to-eat form or as an ingredient in another ready-to-eat food, the permitholder shall inform consumers of the significantly increased risk of consuming those foods by way of a disclosure pursuant to subdivision (b) of 114093 and reminder pursuant to subdivision (c) of 114093, using brochures, deli case or menu advisories, label statements, table tents, placards, or other effective written means. (114012, 114093)”

27. Approved thawing methods used; frozen food.

Conditions Observed: Observed fish thawing in a bin of water in the prep sink. Thaw fish under running water that is allowed to flow over the food and down the drain or another approved thawing method.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Frozen foods shall be stored or displayed in their frozen state unless being thawed in the following manner: under refrigeration that maintains the food temperature at 41F or below, completely submerged under potable running water for a period not to exceed two hours at a water temperature of 70F or below and with sufficient water velocity to agitate and flush off loose particles into the sink drain, in a microwave oven if immediately followed by immediate preparation, or as part of a cooking process. (114018, 114020)”

28. Food separated and protected.

Conditions Observed: Observed fries adjacent to handwashing that lacked splash guards. Keep foods in area free from potential 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))”

39. Thermometers provided and accurate.

Conditions Observed: Unable to locate a thermometer in the deli-prep at the grill. Provide a thermometer for this unit.

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)”

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