Stars Hamburgers - Eureka

2009 Harrison Ave, Eureka

Routine Inspection

ROACHY SAYS:

“Wow! Roachy can see himself in your butterknives! Way to go, Stars Hamburgers - Eureka!!”

Routine Inspection
08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Countertop cold hold unit holding foods at 45F today. Discard foods held inside every 4 hours until unit is serviced to hold foods at or below 41F.

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: Facility lacks current consumer advisory for cook to order meats. Please update and install a compliant consumer advisor to the menu or ordering location. DEH to send a consumer advisory guidance document to facility by email today.

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)”

28. Food separated and protected.

Conditions Observed: Raw burger patties in prep top cooler observed stacked above rim of container next to guacamole and jalapenos. Please do not not stack raw meats above rim of containers to limit risk of cross contamination to adjacent ready to eat foods.

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))”

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

Conditions Observed: Measured chlorine sanitizer 0PPM in one sanitizer bucket on the cookline. The chlorine sanitizer was remade, however it measured over 200PPM, which may leave a toxic residue on food-contact surfaces. The chlorine sanitizer was remade a third time, however hot water was used and the chlorine sanitizer measured 50PPM because most of it had dissipated out. Use test strips each time chlorine sanitizer solution is made to verify it is at the correct concentration of 100PPM. Change the chlorine sanitizer solution when it becomes visibly soiled or anytime the concentration falls below the required 100PPM. All chlorine sanitizer was remade with cool water and measured 100PPM. Thank you for correcting this major violation.

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: Observed one fly in kitchen and 5-10 flies in the dining area of the facility. Increase pest control efforts to remove flies. Recommend obtaining insect electrocution devices that retain insects within the device and hang them away from food and utensil storage and handling areas.

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)”

28. Food separated and protected.

Conditions Observed: Observed uncovered tortilla shells stored on shelf. Cover all stored foods to prevent contamination or vermin attraction.

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: Observed grease accumulation on metal shelving unit adjacent to deep fryer. Clean non-food contact surfaces regularly to prevent buildup.

ROACHY SAYS:

“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 single-use plastic cups used to portion blue cheese crumbles in SilverKing prep and sandwich prep table. Obtain approved utensils with handles and store with handles facing up out of with food to prevent cross-contamination.

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed uncovered coffee cup on cookline. An employee shall eat, drink, or smoke only in designated areas where contamination of nonprepackaged food; clean equipment, utensils, and linens; unwrapped single-use articles or other items needing protection cannot result. A food employee may drink from a closed beverage container if the container is handled to prevent contamination of the employee’s hands, the container, nonprepackaged food, and food-contact surfaces.

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 grease and food debris on floor under flat grill and deep fryer. Clean floors regularly to prevent buildup.

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

Conditions Observed: Observed cook put raw hamburger patties on the grill then failed to wash their hands. When asked what the next step is after handling raw hamburger, the employee stated that handwashing wasn’t necessary because of the paper lining on the patty. There is paper separating each hamburger patty, but the raw hamburger patties are stacked on top of each other, so the paper is not sanitary, it is contaminated with raw beef. Instructed employee to wash hands. This major violation was corrected on site, however this is a repeat major violation that shall be addressed by management. Ensure all employees are trained on handwashing, proper glove use, minimizing bare hand contact with ready to eat foods, and preventing cross-contamination. After raw chicken or raw hamburger is handled, the immediate step to follow is always handwashing, no exceptions.

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)”

30. Toxic substances properly identified, stored, used.

Conditions Observed: Observed two unlabeled chemical spray bottles in chemical storage. One contains bleach and the other is an unknown substance. Label all chemicals when taken out of 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)”

31. Food storage; food storage containers identified.

Conditions Observed: Observed buckets of pickles stored on the floor under handwash sink. Store foods at least 6 inches above the floor. Manager moved pickles to a shelf 6 inches above the floor. This minor violation was corrected on site, 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: Observed mold like substance in floor sink under 3 compartment sink. Clean and sanitize floor sinks regularly to prevent mold growth. Observed grease accumulation on metal shelves adjacent to deep fryer. Observed greasy cardboard lining metal shelves, where fryer utensils are kept. Clean and sanitize shelving unit regularly to prevent accumulation of grease. Cardboard should not be used, as it is not a smooth, durable, nonabsorbent surface that is easy to clean, however if you choose to line the shelves with cardboard, replace the cardboard daily.

ROACHY SAYS:

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

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