Pho Thien Long

307 4th St, Eureka

Reinspection

ROACHY SAYS:

“Both patrons and the health department agree! This place sets the standard for Humboldt food facility cleanliness! All hail Pho Thien Long!!”

Reinspection

ROACHY SAYS:

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

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

Conditions Observed: Cockroaches still active and untreated. See overall comments for requirements to reopen 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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Building repairs to limit rodent ingress pending. See overall comments for requirements to correct this deficiency.

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: Janitorial sink repair left open wall voids and utilized exposed pressure treated lumber. Replace this janitorial sink with appropriate unit and close wall voids in this area. Within 14 days, submit specifications and plan to this department prior to making changes. These repairs must be completed within 30 days.

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 CLOSED
07. Adequate handwash facilities supplied and accessible.

Conditions Observed: One of the two cookline handwash station lacked hot water at beginning of inspection. Valve had been turned off due to a leak- valve was turned back on during inspection. Repair this valve so as to not leak and keep this station operational 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))”

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

Conditions Observed: Facility observed utilizing time as a public health control (TPHC) without an effective mechanism to indicate the time that this food should be used or discarded. Develop a method of labeling all TPHC foods for disposal and discard when time exceeded.

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)”

15. Food contact surfaces: clean and sanitized.

Conditions Observed: Mechanical warewash machine observed dispensing 0ppm Cl- sanitizer solution. A new concentrate was added and machine primed and rerun. The Cl- concentration was then measured at 50 ppm. No in use sanitizer buckets for sanitizing food contact surfaces was available for use today. A bucket was mixed during inspection and measured at over 200 ppm. Food contact surfaces must be sanitized at least every four hours and when contaminated. Keep in use sanitizer solution available and add a procedure for sanitizing food contact surfaces to your food handling training.

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Mouse feces and chew marks observed throughout the facility. Example of locations include on countertops, behind dining booths, on server drinks station counter,on windowsills, inside cabinets, in and around janitorial sink, on hot water heater, and around front reach in refer units. Dislodged wall insulation, feces, rub and chew marks observed under front counter sink in cabinet. Also observed was an active cockroach infestation as evidenced by live adults, nymphs, empty egg cases, full egg cases, and dead adult and nymphs. Evidence of bodies and eggs noted in most kitchen and front areas. Live adults and feces observed in janitorial cubby. Required corrections: Using licensed pest control, treat both cockroach and mouse infestation to remove from facility. Wash rinse and sanitize all affected surfaces and food utensils. Discard any food exposed to potential mouse and cockroach activity. Have building envelope inspected for mouse ingress points. This includes perimeter and door thresholds. Make necessary structural repairs to exclude rodents. Repair and close all wall penetrations that are allowing mouse and cockroach harborage, especially around decaying janitorial sink cubby. Pull front reach in coolers out and clean around and behind to remove any mouse contamination. Close all wall and cabinet penetrations in this area to remove harborage and egress/ingress. Pull booths away from wall and clean mouse feces and materials from these areas. Make any and all corrections recommended by your licensed pest control professional and supply these reports to this department upon request. These corrections must be made to the satisfaction of this department before your permit will be reinstated.

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)”

30. Toxic substances properly identified, stored, used.

Conditions Observed: Household pesticides and boric acid for cockroach control observed in facility. Only pesticides approved for food facilities and applied per the label may be used. Discontinue using these unapproved products.

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed many open wall penetrations, rodent and cockroach harborage points and damaged wall area around janitorial sink cubby. See violation comments for #24 for details on building repairs required to correct these deficiencies.

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)”

52. Permit Suspension - Facility Closed

Conditions Observed: Based on an imminent health hazard due to mouse and cockroach infestation, this facility has been closed and the permit suspended by Humboldt County Division of Environmental Health (DEH). At any time within 15 days after this issuance, the permit holder may request in writing a hearing before a hearing officer to show cause why this permit suspension is not warranted. The hearing shall be held within 15 days of receipt of the written request for a hearing. The facility may not reopen or prepare food until the permit is reinstated by DEH.

ROACHY SAYS:

“A permit may be suspended or revoked by a local enforcement officer for a violation of this part. Any food facility for which the permit has been suspended shall close and remain closed until the permit has been reinstated. Any food facility for which the permit has been revoked shall close and remain closed until a new permit has been issued. If any imminent health hazard is found, unless the hazard is immediately corrected, an enforcement officer may temporarily suspend the permit and order the food facility immediately closed. (114405, 114409)”

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 Pho Thien Long! Yum yum!!”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed grease accumulation on metro shelf located next to cookline. Please maintain clean. Encountered ice machine out of order. Please repair or 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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed wet kitchen floor. Please maintain dry. Observed several ceiling panels with grease build-up. Please clean or replace. Observed areas missing between kitchen floor tiles. Will need replacing soon. Observed debris accumulation beneath metro shelves. Please maintain clean.

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
32. Consumer self-service.

Conditions Observed: Single use takeout forks found stored with eating contact surface facing up. Discussed storage methods for eating utensils. COS.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Unless otherwise specified, raw, non-prepackaged food of animal origin shall not be offered for consumer self-service. Consumer self-service operations for ready-to-eat foods such as buffets and salad bars shall be provided with a suitable food dispensing utensil for each container displayed or effective dispensing methods that protect the food from contamination. Except for drinking cups, food employees and consumers shall not be allowed to use soiled tableware, including single-use articles, to obtain additional food from the display and servicing equipment. Consumer self-service bulk beverages shall be dispensed in an approved manner. (114063, 114065)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed several cone colanders with dry food residue. Discussed thoroughly cleaning cooking utensils. Redirected to proper wash. COS. Observed one cleaver with duct tape wrapped on handle. Discussed keeping cooking utensils in good working order. Two deli prep refrigerator top doors or unhinged. Please repair.

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 all kitchen ceiling panels are stained, unclean. Discussed upgrading ceiling panels in the near future. Observed deteriorated, chipped tile grout in kitchen area. Discussed upgrading/replacing grout in the near future.

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
10. Proper cooling methods.

Conditions Observed: Several Curry soup found in cold holding unit at temperatures between 42.3F - 46.6F. Per PIC product previously cooled in am no less then 2 hrs. in ice bath. Redirect product to rapid cooling in ice bath. At 2nd reading product found cooled to 39F. Discussed proper cooling methods.

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)”

14. Food in good condition; safe and unadulterated.

Conditions Observed: Found a small moth on surface of green curry container in cold holding unit at soup station. Discussed the importance of keeping product covered. Product VC&D.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food shall be produced, prepared, stored, transported, and served so as to be free from adulteration and spoilage. Employees shall not commit any act that may cause the contamination or adulteration of food or food contact surfaces. Containers previously used to store poisonous or toxic materials shall not be used to store food, utensils, or single use articles. Utensils used for tasting shall be discarded or washed, rinsed, and sanitized between tastings. Ice used as a medium for cooling food and beverages shall not be offered for consumption. Food shall be inspected upon receipt and prior to any use, storage, or resale. Shell eggs shall be received clean, sound, and not exceed restricted tolerances for US Consumer Grade B Standards. (113967, 113976, 113980, 113982, 113988, 113990, 114035, 114041(a), 114254.3)”

28. Food separated and protected.

Conditions Observed: Observed raw beef stored in insert next to ready to eat product (cilantro for garnish) insert at deli refrigerator soup station. COS. Discussed separation of raw and ready to eat product.

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))”

34. Non-food-contact surfaces clean.

Conditions Observed: Some of the counters and cupboards located in th front service area found disorganized. Please reorganize and maintain clean.

ROACHY SAYS:

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

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

Conditions Observed: Observed two overhead lights in kitchen area out of order. Please replace or repair.

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed floor wet. Please try to maintain dry. Observed ceiling panels in kitchen area with traces of grease. Please maintain clean. Observed large area of floor in dry storage room with exposed concrete. Will soon need replacing.

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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