Starbucks Coffee #5970

1117 Myrtle AVE A Ste, Eureka



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

Conditions Observed: Food Safety Manager (FSM) certification was not provided during the inspection. Obtain FSM certificate and submit a copy to this office by 2/4/19 to avoid a reinspection (fax or email, include facility id: FA0003155).


“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)”

42. Garbage and refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained.

Conditions Observed: Observed 2 uncovered dumpsters and debris on the ground in garbage facilities. Keep dumpsters closed at all times and maintain this area clean and free of debris.


“The exterior premises of a food facility shall be kept free of litter and rubbish. All food waste and rubbish shall be kept in nonabsorbent, durable, cleanable, leak-proof, and rodent-proof containers. Containers shall have close-fitting lids and be covered at all times. All waste must be removed and disposed of as frequently as necessary to prevent the development of objectionable odors and other conditions that attract or harbor insects or rodents. (114244, 114245, 114245.1, 114245.2, 114245.3, 114245.4, 114245.5, 114245.6, 114245.7)”

48. Signs Posted, Last Inspection Report Available.

Conditions Observed: Please hang the following required signs: -Your current permit to operate must be hung in a conspicuous location. -Hang handwash signs at all handwash sinks (3x) -Hang “last inspection report available”, this sign must also be hung in a conspicuous location.


“Handwashing signs directing employees to wash hands shall be posted in each toilet room used by food employees. No smoking signs shall be posted in food preparation, food storage, warewashing, and utensil storage areas. A copy of the most recent routine inspection report shall be maintained at the food facility and made available upon request. The food facility shall post a notice advising consumers that a copy of the most recent routine inspection report is available for review by any interested party. A permit shall be posted in a conspicuous place. (113725.1, 113953.5, 113978, 114381(e))”

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

Conditions Observed: A timer was not set for the 1/2 & 1/2 carafe held out of temperature control. You are required to time label the carafe, or use a digital timer to know when to discard the 1/2 & 1/2. Operator replaced 1/2 & 1/2 carafe and set a timer for 2 hours. Thank you for correcting this major violation.


“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)”

34. Non-food-contact surfaces clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed coffee spilled in cabinet below drip coffee machine. Clean non-food contact surfaces of equipment regularly to prevent buildup.


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

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

Conditions Observed: Observed rubber gasket on walk-in refrigerator door has failed. Replace rubber gasket to ensure the walk-in refrigerator holds cold potentially hazardous foods at or below 41F at all times.


“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)”

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