Snack Shack

120777 Highway 101, Orick

Routine Inspection
02. Food safety certification, food handler card compliance

Conditions Observed: Food Safety Manager certificate had expired (certificate posted on wall was issued 4/6/2010, but per most recent inspection report, a more recent certificate did exist but expired on 1/12/201). Different person (new employee) designated as FSM during the inspection, following confirmation that FSM need not be the owner. Confirmed new FSM has current certificate (exp. 8/1/2026); thank you.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Food facilities that prepare, handle, or serve non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food, shall have an owner or employee who has passed an aproved food safety certification examination. Food handlers that prepare, handle, or serve non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food, shall obtain a valid Food Handler Card within 30 days after date of hire. (113947.1-113947.5, 113948)”

08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Bagged shredded cheese in refrigerator was measured at 42.2°F today. Although all other measured PHF temperatures were in compliance, it was also noted that the door gasket on the refrigerator was failing/torn (and the cheese was adjacent to this part of the door). Please adjust/repair refrigerator as needed to ensure that ll PHF 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))”

22. Hot and Cold Water Available

Conditions Observed: No hot water was available at the handwash or warewash sinks at the start of today’s inspection; PIC reports that staff had forgotten to turn on the on-demand water heater when opening. Hot water heater was turned on during the inspection, and hot water temperature at handwash sink was later measured and verified to be in compliance; thank you for correcting this major violation. Hot water at the 3-compartment warewash sink did not reach the minimum required temperature of 120°F despite multiple checks during the inspection (maximum temperature reached was 119.3°F). At the close of the inspection (approx. 2 hours after first measurement), the hot water at the warewash sink was checked a final time, and had reached 124.0°F). Please adjust/repair hot water heater as needed to ensure that water heats more quickly so that it is available at 120°F or above at all times, and/or ensure that hot water heater is turned on early enough in the day to ensure that adequate hot water is available at all times during the operating hours of the facility (hot water must be 100°F minimum for handwashing, and 120°F minimum for warewashing).

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Ants were observed in the facility today (on food debris on a non-food-contact surface). See separate violation related to food debris, clean all surfaces, and if ant infestation continues please contact a licensed pest control provider to address this issue.

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)”

34. Non-food-contact surfaces clean.

Conditions Observed: Food debris and buildup was observed on a number of surfaces, including cabinets, milkshake machine, and inside of microwave oven. Some food debris had attracted ants. Ventilation hoods had a buildup of grease and debris. Please clean all surfaces to remove food and other debris, and maintain all surfaces clean to avoid attracting flies, cockroaches, rats, or other disease-carrying 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))”

35. Warewashing: installed, maintained, used, Adequate Means to measure sanitizer

Conditions Observed: Facility uses chlorine solution for manual warewashing, but did not have test strips available. Please obtain appropriate test strips for verifying correct chlorine sanitizer concentration; thank you.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Facilities that prepare food shall be equipped with a manual warewashing sink that has at least three compartments with two integral metal drainboards, except as specified in 114099(c). A warewashing sink shall not be used for handwashing except as specified in 114125(a). Sink compartments shall be large enough to accommodate immersion of the largest equipment and utensils used. Testing materials shall be provided to adequately measure the applicable sanitization method used during manual or mechanical warewashing. (114067(f,g), 114099, 114099.3, 114099.5, 114101(a), 114101.1, 114101.2, 114103, 114107, 114125(a))”

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

Conditions Observed: Exterior facility door was open and hanging screen (using velcro closures) was not staying closed. Flies were observed near the doorway of the facility today, though not in food prep area. Please either keep exterior door closed, or install a functioning screen door or other device to prevent the ingress of flies and other disease-carrying vermin into the food facility.

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: Floors, walls, and ceilings throughout the facility had buildup of food debris, splatter, etc. Please clean and maintain all surfaces clean to avoid attracting vermin.

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)”

50. Valid Facility Permit: expiration date, proper operation category.

Conditions Observed: Note that although the facility does have a valid permit, the copy posted in the facility was not the most current. Please ensure that the most current operating permit is kept posted in the facility in a visible location at all times; thank you.

ROACHY SAYS:

“A food facility shall not be open for business without a valid permit. Permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place within the food facility. (114067(b, c), 114381, 114387)”

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

Conditions Observed: No utensils provided for plating ready-to-eat foods (tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions, etc.). Provide a clean and sanitized utensil to minimize bare-hand-contact with ready-to-eat foods. Observed food handler handle raw beef then failed to wash their hands. Instructed cook to handwash. Handwashing is required after handling raw potentially hazardous foods from animal origin to prevent cross-contamination. This major violation was corrected on site. Cook demonstrated active handwashing throughout the remainder of the inspection.

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)”

07. Adequate handwash facilities supplied and accessible.

Conditions Observed: Provide pump soap in a dispenser at handwash sink for proper handwashing.

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: Observed condiments held out of temperature control without time labels. Sliced tomatoes, onions, lettuce and bacon are all potentially hazardous foods that must be held at or below 41F at all times. Or you may use time as a public health control, and hold these items out of temperature control if they are time labeled for 4 hours and discarded after the 4 hours has past. Operator time labeled condiments held out of temperature control. This major violation was corrected on site.

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)”

22. Hot and Cold Water Available

Conditions Observed: Hot water measured 113F at 3 compartment sink. Per operator, the water heater was just turned on. Provide 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 uncovered cheese stored in Turbo Air refrigerator. Cover all stored foods to prevent 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))”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed soiled interior of microwave. Observed debris on milkshake blender. Maintain equipment clean and free of debris.

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed baking sheets stored on the floor under 3 compartment sink. Store utensils at least 6 inches above the floor to prevent 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)”

40. Wiping cloths: properly used and stored.

Conditions Observed: Observed soiled wiping cloth stored out of approved sanitizer solution. You may use a wiping cloth once and then launder it, or use multiple times if held in an approved sanitizer solution.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Wiping cloths used to clean food spills shall be used only once or stored in a sanitizing solution of an approved concentration as specified in section 114099.6. Dry or wet cloths that are used with raw foods of animal origin shall be kept separate from cloths used for other purposes, cloths that come into contact with raw foods of animal origin shall be kept in a separate sanitizing solution. Wiping cloths shall be free of food debris and visible soil. Working containers of sanitizing solutions for storage of in-use wiping cloths shall be used in a manner to prevent contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, or single-use articles. Wet wiping cloths shall be laundered daily. Dry wiping cloths shall be laundered as necessary to prevent contamination of food and clean serving utensils. (114135, 114185.1, 114185.3(d-e))”

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

Conditions Observed: Facility is not vermin proof. Repair screen to prevent entrance or harborage of animals, birds, or vermin, including but not limited to, insects. Observed clutter in and around the facility. Remove items that are unnecessary to the operation or maintenance of the facility.

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 soiled floors throughout the facility. Maintain floors 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)”

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