Humboldt Soup Company

1019 Myrtle AVE, Eureka

Routine Inspection

ROACHY SAYS:

“Zero violations! Now that's how you keep 'em coming back for more! I'll be sending all my human friends to Humboldt Soup Company! Yum yum!!”

Routine Inspection
08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Measured ambient air 49F and lemon curd 46.5F with probe thermometer in dessert case. Manager instructed employee to move desserts to another refrigerator holding at/below 41F. The dessert case has been marked out of compliance for cold holding temperatures during routine inspections conducted on 8/29/17, 3/12/19, 8/1/19, 1/22/20 and today. Service/repair/replace the dessert refrigerator to maintain cold temperatures at/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))”

41. Plumbing: proper backflow devices.

Conditions Observed: Observed bus tubs catching wastewater from a leak at the 3 compartment sink. Repair leak.

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)”

Routine Inspection
08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Measured lemon curd 44.5F, chocolate mousse 42F and chia pudding 45F with probe thermometer in dessert case. Adjust/service/repair dessert case 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))”

12. Proper reheating procedures for hot holding.

Conditions Observed: Measured gravy 104F and coconut curry 109.5F with probe thermometer in the steam table. Per employee, these foods were put directly into the steam table without prior reheating to 165F, as required. This is a repeat major violation. Train all staff on correct reheating procedures for hot holding; The steam table is not designed to reheat foods and reheating temperatures must be verified with a probe thermometer. Operator reheated gravy to 197F and reheated coconut curry to 168F, this repeat major violation was corrected.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Potentinally hazardous food that is cooked, cooled, and reheated for hot holding shall be heated to a temperature of 165F for 15 seconds. Cooked and refrigerated food that is prepared for immediate service in response to an individual consumer order may be served at any temperature. Reheating for hot holding shall be done rapidly, and the time between 41F and 165F shall not exceed two hours. Potentinally hazardous food reheated in a microwave oven for hot holding shall be rotated or stirred midway during cooking, covered to retain surface moisture, be reheated to 165F in all parts of the food, and stand covered for at least two minutes after reheating. Ready-to-eat food taken from a commercailly processed hermetically sealed container or from an intact package from a food processing plant shall be heated to a temperature of 135F for hot holding. (114014, 114016)”

31. Food storage; food storage containers identified.

Conditions Observed: Observed plastic containers of chicken stock and peeled tomatoes stored on the floor in walk-in freezer. Store foods at least 6 inches above the floor to prevent contamination or potential vermin attraction.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Adequate and suitable space shall be provided for the storage of food. Food shall be protected from contamination by storing the food in a clean, dry location, where it is not exposed to splash, dust, vermin, or other forms of contamination or adulteration, and at least six inches above the floor. Food shall not be stored in any of the following ways: in locker rooms, toilet rooms, dressing rooms, refuse rooms, mechanical rooms, under sewer lines that are not shielded to intercept potential drips, under leaking water lines, including leaking automatic fire sprinklers heads, or under lines on which water has condensated, under open stairwells or under sources of contamination. Working containers holding food or food ingredients that are removed from their original packages for use in the food facility shall be identified with the common name of the food. Non-prepackaged food may not be stored in direct contact with undrained ice. Products that are held by the permit holder for credit, redemption, or return to the distributor, such as damaged, spoiled, or recalled products shall be segregated and held in designated areas that are separated from food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-use articles. (114047, 141049, 114051, 114053, 114055, 114067(h), 114069(b))”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed mold-like substance in ice machine. Clean and sanitize ice machine per manufacturer’s instructions to prevent mold growth. Observed leak under 3 compartment sink. Repair leak.

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
01. Demonstration of knowledge; food safety certification.

Conditions Observed: Food Safety Manager (FSM) certificate expired 9/23/18. Obtain recertification and submit a copy to this office by 9/30/19 to avoid a billable reinspection with associated fee of $133.

ROACHY SAYS:

“The Person In Charge (PIC) and all employees shall have adequate knowledge and shall be properly trained in food safety as it relates to their assigned duties. The PIC shall have adequate knowledge of major food allergens, foods identified as major food allergens, and the symptoms that a major food allergen could cause. The PIC means a designated person who has knowledge of safe food handling practices and the major food allergens as they relate to the specific food preparation activities that occur at the food facility. (113947)”

08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Measured various potentially hazardous food items, with probe thermometer, held in ice baths over 41F (see measured observations). Observed containers of food sitting on top of ice vs. being submerged in ice. You must fully submerge potentially hazardous foods in ice bath to ensure they are held at or below 41F at all times. Recommend using metal vs. plastic to conduct colder temperatures to food. Measured lemon curd 47F and chocolate mousse 43.5F with probe thermometer in dessert display case. Adjust/repair/replace dessert case 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))”

12. Proper reheating procedures for hot holding.

Conditions Observed: Measured potentially hazardous foods well under 165F with probe thermometer in steam table (see measured observations). It appears the foods are being pulled from refrigeration and put directly in the steam table without prior reheating, as required. The steam table is not designed to reheat foods. Potentially hazardous foods shall be reheated to at least 165F on the stove prior to hot holding. Also ensure the water in the steam table reaches at least 135F prior to putting hot foods into this unit for hot holding. Use stem thermometer to verify temperatures. Operator instructed employee to reheat all potentially hazardous foods from the steam table on the stove until they reach at least 165F. This major violation was corrected, thank you.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Potentinally hazardous food that is cooked, cooled, and reheated for hot holding shall be heated to a temperature of 165F for 15 seconds. Cooked and refrigerated food that is prepared for immediate service in response to an individual consumer order may be served at any temperature. Reheating for hot holding shall be done rapidly, and the time between 41F and 165F shall not exceed two hours. Potentinally hazardous food reheated in a microwave oven for hot holding shall be rotated or stirred midway during cooking, covered to retain surface moisture, be reheated to 165F in all parts of the food, and stand covered for at least two minutes after reheating. Ready-to-eat food taken from a commercailly processed hermetically sealed container or from an intact package from a food processing plant shall be heated to a temperature of 135F for hot holding. (114014, 114016)”

28. Food separated and protected.

Conditions Observed: Observed raw eggs stored over spinach and chopped cucumbers in BevAir prep table bottom portion. Store raw potentially hazardous foods under ready-to-eat foods to prevent 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))”

31. Food storage; food storage containers identified.

Conditions Observed: Observed 3 bags of ice on the floor of walk-in freezer. Store all foods at least 6 inches above the floor to prevent contamination.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Adequate and suitable space shall be provided for the storage of food. Food shall be protected from contamination by storing the food in a clean, dry location, where it is not exposed to splash, dust, vermin, or other forms of contamination or adulteration, and at least six inches above the floor. Food shall not be stored in any of the following ways: in locker rooms, toilet rooms, dressing rooms, refuse rooms, mechanical rooms, under sewer lines that are not shielded to intercept potential drips, under leaking water lines, including leaking automatic fire sprinklers heads, or under lines on which water has condensated, under open stairwells or under sources of contamination. Working containers holding food or food ingredients that are removed from their original packages for use in the food facility shall be identified with the common name of the food. Non-prepackaged food may not be stored in direct contact with undrained ice. Products that are held by the permit holder for credit, redemption, or return to the distributor, such as damaged, spoiled, or recalled products shall be segregated and held in designated areas that are separated from food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-use articles. (114047, 141049, 114051, 114053, 114055, 114067(h), 114069(b))”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed large ice scoop stored on top of water dispenser machine. Provide a sanitary container for utensil storage to prevent contamination. Observed utensil fully submerged in oatmeal on shelf adjacent to drive-thru winow. Provide utensils with handles and store with handles up out of contact with food 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)”

Routine Inspection
01. Demonstration of knowledge; food safety certification.

Conditions Observed: Food Safety Manager certificate has expired. Obtain recertification within 60 days and submit copy to this office to avoid a reinspection on or after 5/11/19.

ROACHY SAYS:

“The Person In Charge (PIC) and all employees shall have adequate knowledge and shall be properly trained in food safety as it relates to their assigned duties. The PIC shall have adequate knowledge of major food allergens, foods identified as major food allergens, and the symptoms that a major food allergen could cause. The PIC means a designated person who has knowledge of safe food handling practices and the major food allergens as they relate to the specific food preparation activities that occur at the food facility. (113947)”

08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Measured butter 43F with probe thermometer in ice bath. Observed plastic containers of the same size are used. Recommend using metal to conduct cold temperatures to the food, as plastic is an insulator. Recommend fully submerging smaller metal container of food into a larger metal container containing ice water mixture to ensure food is submerged in cold temperatures at or below 41F at all times. Measured coconut chia pudding 48F and chocolate mousse 44F with probe thermometer in dessert display refrigerator. Adjust/repair/replace dessert display refrigerator 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))”

22. Hot and Cold Water Available

Conditions Observed: Measured hot water 117F with probe thermometer at 3 compartment sink. Adjust/repair/replace water heater to deliver hot water at or above 120F at all mixing faucets at all times.

ROACHY SAYS:

“An adequate, protected, pressurized, approved potable supply of hot and cold water shall be provided at all times. Hot water shall be supplied at a minimum temperature of 120F when measured from the faucet. The temperature of water provided to handwashing facilities shall be at least 100F. Handwashing facilities equipped with non-adjustable faucets shall have their temperature set between 100F and 108F. Hot water shall be provided at the food preparation sink and janitorial sink. (113953(c), 114099.2(b), 114163(a)(3), 114189, 114192, 114192.1, 114195)”

28. Food separated and protected.

Conditions Observed: Observed open bulk bags of brown rice and bread crumbs on shelf. Once a bulk bag of food is opened, transfer it to a rigid container with a tight fitting lid to protect from contamination and potential vermin attraction. Observed raw poultry stored over raw beef in walk-in refrigerator. Store raw potentially hazardous foods based on final internal cooking temperatures to prevent cross-contamination. See “refrigerator food storage order” handout for reference.

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))”

31. Food storage; food storage containers identified.

Conditions Observed: Observed food on the floor in walk-in freezer. Store food at least 6 inches above the floor.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Adequate and suitable space shall be provided for the storage of food. Food shall be protected from contamination by storing the food in a clean, dry location, where it is not exposed to splash, dust, vermin, or other forms of contamination or adulteration, and at least six inches above the floor. Food shall not be stored in any of the following ways: in locker rooms, toilet rooms, dressing rooms, refuse rooms, mechanical rooms, under sewer lines that are not shielded to intercept potential drips, under leaking water lines, including leaking automatic fire sprinklers heads, or under lines on which water has condensated, under open stairwells or under sources of contamination. Working containers holding food or food ingredients that are removed from their original packages for use in the food facility shall be identified with the common name of the food. Non-prepackaged food may not be stored in direct contact with undrained ice. Products that are held by the permit holder for credit, redemption, or return to the distributor, such as damaged, spoiled, or recalled products shall be segregated and held in designated areas that are separated from food, equipment, utensils, linens, and single-use articles. (114047, 141049, 114051, 114053, 114055, 114067(h), 114069(b))”

Reinspection

ROACHY SAYS:

“Wow! Roachy can see himself in your butterknives! Way to go, Humboldt Soup Company!!”

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