LoCo Fish Co

Trailer
100 Ericson CT, Arcata

Routine Inspection
08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Observed roasted garlic on the counter top; measured garlic to be 50.4 F. Garlic was discarded - COS. As discussed during the inspection today, keep roasted garlic (a PHF) at or below 41 F.

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))”

29. Washing fruits and vegetables.

Conditions Observed: Observed Employee set up to slice whole peppers. Peppers were not washed. Wash all whole produce in a clean prep sink prior to slicing.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Produce shall be thoroughly washed in potable water to remove soil and other contaminants before being cut, combined with other ingredients, cooked, served, or offered for human consumption. Chemicals used to wash or peel produce shall meet the requirements specifice in 21 CFR 173.315. (113992)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed excessive greasy build-up on baffles and ledge below baffles; remove build-up. Clean baffles and ledge routinely. Observed black, speckled mildew on fan in upright fridge. Remove build-up; clean and sanitize. Sanitizers are 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)”

75. Compliance with safety requirements

Conditions Observed: Observed emergency exit to be obstructed by 2-drawer fridge. Discussed possible modifications. Keep emergency exit/second exit unobstructed at all times.

ROACHY SAYS:

“All utensils in a MFF shall be stored so as to prevent their being thrown about in the event of a sudden stop, collision, or overturn. MFFs must have a fully stocked first aid kit, properly charged 10 BC-rated fire extinguisher (for MFFs with heating elements or cooking equipment) and compliant second exit (at least 24"x36"). Gas fired appliances shall be properly insulated in a manner that will prevent excessive heat buildup and injury. All liquified petroleum equipment shall be installed to meet applicable standards. (114323)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed employee handle cell phone then conduct food prep without handwashing. Instructed employee on proper handwashing procedures. Employee demonstrated active handwashing through the rest of the inspection. See general notes.

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 grilled onions & peppers F and kimchi F with probe thermometer held out of temperature control. Per employee, the items were cooked yesterday. Grilled onions & peppers are potentially hazardous foods that shall be held at or below 41F at all times. Employee discarded foods 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))”

30. Toxic substances properly identified, stored, used.

Conditions Observed: Observed unlabeled chemical spray bottles stored in MFF. Label all chemicals when removed from original manufacturer’s packaging for safety.

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed pooling water in bottom portion of prep table. Repair/replace.

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)”

62. Compliance with commissary requirements.

Conditions Observed: Observed used cooking oil stored outside of the MFF. Per employee, the owner’s wife is coming today to pick up the oil and discard it at the commissary. Revise daily operating procedures to comply with commissary requirements as stated in supplemental plan of operations.

ROACHY SAYS:

“MFFs shall operate in conjunction with a commissary, mobile support unit (MSU), or other facility approved by the enforcement agency. The MFF shall be stored at or within a commissary or other location approved by the enforcement agency. MSUs shall operate from and be stored at a designated commissary. MFFs engaged in food preparation other than limited food preparation shall not operate in conjuction with a MSU.(114295)”

75. Compliance with safety requirements

Conditions Observed: Observed emergency exit is blocked with a refrigerator. Emergency exit shall be maintained unobstructed.

ROACHY SAYS:

“All utensils in a MFF shall be stored so as to prevent their being thrown about in the event of a sudden stop, collision, or overturn. MFFs must have a fully stocked first aid kit, properly charged 10 BC-rated fire extinguisher (for MFFs with heating elements or cooking equipment) and compliant second exit (at least 24"x36"). Gas fired appliances shall be properly insulated in a manner that will prevent excessive heat buildup and injury. All liquified petroleum equipment shall be installed to meet applicable standards. (114323)”

79. Mobile water and waste water tanks installed.

Conditions Observed: Observed potable water hose stored on floor under 3 compartment sink. Store hose in a sanitary manner (in a clean, lidded container).

ROACHY SAYS:

“MFFs that handle nonprepackaged food shall be equipped with approved potable water and wastewater tanks, unless approved temporary water and wastewater connections are provided. An approved potable water hose used for conveying potable water from a water tank shall be safe, durable, corrosion resistant, nonabsorbent, protected from contamination at all times, and clearly and durably identified as to its use. A potable water tank shall have sufficient capacity (at least 5 gallons exclusively for handwashing, 25 gallons for food preparation and warewashing) and shall deliver at least 1 gallon/minute to each sink basin. A wastewater tank shall be of a capacity commensurate with the level of food handling activity, have a minimum capacity that is 50 percent greater than the potable water tank, and be equipped with a shut-off valve. Wastewater tanks shall be thoroughly flushed and drained in a sanitary manner during the servicing operation. (114205, 114207, 114209, 114211, 114213, 114215, 114217, 114219, 114221, 114223, 114225, 114227, 114229, 114231, 114233, 114235, 114238, 114239, 114240, 114241, 114242)”

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