Moonstone

100 Moonstone Beach Rd, Trinidad

Routine Inspection
08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Orange creme brule mix in the Arctic Air fridge in the back prep area was measured at 42.0°F today. Please adjust/service/repair this refrigeration unit to ensure that all potentially hazardous foods are held at or below 41°F at all times; 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))”

20. Consumer advisory provided for raw or undercooked foods.

Conditions Observed: “Reminder” portion of Consumer Advisory was added to menu following last inspection (thank you), but “Disclosure” portion is missing from current menu. Consumer Advisory informational handout provided to operator. Please ensure that required disclosure is added for all 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)”

31. Food storage; food storage containers identified.

Conditions Observed: Flat of raw eggs observed stored in walk-in on a shelf above foods with lower final cooking temperatures. Please move eggs to lower shelf or remove food stored below raw eggs. Always store foods in order of final cooking temperature (lowest above, highest below) in order to minimize cross-contamination risks; thank you.

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))”

34. Non-food-contact surfaces clean.

Conditions Observed: Some buildup of pinkish slime was observed on a non-food-contact portion of the ice machine. Please empty, clean, and sanitize ice machine and maintain clean (refer to manufacturer’s specifications for recommended frequency of sanitization). Buildup of food debris was noted on the floors under the warewashing machine and 3-compartment sink. Please maintain all floors clean to avoid attracting vermin.

ROACHY SAYS:

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

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

Conditions Observed: Previously-repaired gap at juncture of floor and exterior wall under warewash machine area was deteriorating, and holes were visible which could allow ingress of vermin. Material used for prior repair (spray-in foam) is also not smooth, durable, and easily cleanable. Please repair to fully close all gaps, and ensure that repair is made using materials that are smooth, durable, and easily-cleanable. Screen door at rear entrance to kitchen was torn. Windows in kitchen cookline area and rear prep area were open but did not have screens. Please keep all doors/windows closed to prevent ingress of flies and other vermin, or install screens on all windows and doors; thank you.

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Beef trimmings in vacuum sealed bags today. Reviewed HACCP requirements. Discussed compliance options. Discontinue vacuum sealing until a HACCP has been obtained.

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)”

Routine Inspection
15. Food contact surfaces: clean and sanitized.

Conditions Observed: Observed excessive black mold-like build-up on divider in ice machine. Remove ice machine from service. Throughly clean and sanitize. As discussed during the inspection, sanitizers are most effective when applied to a clean surface. Observed food debris, steaking on 3 pint glasses at the bar - glasses were sent to the dishwasher. Always remove food debris prior to washing. This violation requires a reinspection on/after 2/11/2020.

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)”

17. Compliance with shell stock tags, condition, display.

Conditions Observed: No stock tags with oysters and clams. No stock tags available for review. Owner to provide stocktags or invoice for all shellstock at the facility before 4 PM on 2/6/2020. Keep stock tag with shell stock until stock is sold and then retain for 90 days. See regulation description above. Avoid commingling shell stock. Refrain from accepting shellstock that lacks a conforming shell stock tag (CalCode 114039.1). Be prepared to demostrate your method for maintaining shell stock tags at the reinspection on/after 2/11/2020.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Shellstock shall be obtained in containers that bear legible source identification tags. A food facility shall ensure that shellstock from one tagged or labeled container are not commingled with shellstock from another container with different certification numbers. Shellstock tags shall remain attached to the container that they are received in until the container is empty. The identity of the source of the shellstock sold or served shall be maintained for 90 days from the dates of harvest by using an approved recordkeeping system that keeps the tags or labels in chronological order correlated to the date or dates the shellstock is sold or served. The source of the shellstock on display shall be identified. Shellstock that are portioned or prepackaged shall have a copy of the corresponding shellstock tag. Except in accordance with an approved HACCP plan, molluscan shellfish life-support system display tanks shall not be used to display shellfish that are offered for human consumption. (114039-114039.5)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed 6 packages of vaccum sealed (raw) meatloaf. Meatloaf was discarded. Vaccum sealing foods is a form of reduced oxygen packaging and requires a HACCP. Discontinue vaccum sealing foods until a HACCP is obtained. This violation requires a reinspection on/after 2/11/2020.

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)”

20. Consumer advisory provided for raw or undercooked foods.

Conditions Observed: Facility offers raw oysters yet lacks a conforming consumer advisory. Revise your menu to include a conforming consumer advisory that clearly identifies the animal-derived foods that 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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed two to five rodent droppings in corner of liquor/dry storage room. Per FSM, facility has been successful in training rodents. Remove droppings using a 1:10 bleach solution and the appropriate PPE. Increase pest control and monitoring to eliminate vermin from 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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed excessive black and green staining on cutting board for cookline. Observed FSM discard one heavily scored cutting board. Observed heavy staining and scoring on cutting boards in prep room. Repair or replace cutting boards to obtain surfaces that can be effectively sanitized. Observed fuzzy, charcoal-like build-up below grill. Showed observations to FSM. Observed water pooling in beer side of bar fridge. Observed excessive build-up on bottom interior of white upright fridge. Remove build-up. Maintain tidy surfaces.

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 excessive build-up on baffles in hood. Maintain baffles to be free of build-up. Consider having hood and ventilation professionally serviced.

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: No thermometer in cookline deli prep and prep fridge with drawers. Provide an NSF approved cold-holding thermometer for all fridges.

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)”

43. Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, cleaned.

Conditions Observed: Employee restroom lacks ventilation. Cold water faucet was not operational today. Bathroom door is not self-closing. Maintain a clean employee restroom that conforms to CalCode requirements (i.e., operational ventilation, cool and warm water available at the faucet, self-closing door).

ROACHY SAYS:

“Toilet facilities shall be maintained and kept clean. Toilet rooms shall be separated by a well-fitting, self-closing door. Toilet tissue shall be provided in a permanently installed dispenser at each toilet. (114250, 114250.1, 114276)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed gap (approximately 2.5 feet long, 4 inches tall) in wall below dishwasher. Repair immediately to prevent vermin ingress.

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 heavy staining, wall to be failing behind kitchen handwash sink; no coving. Repair wall to be smooth, durable, and non-absorbent. Replace coving per CalCode requirements.

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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