Subway #23672 - Myrtle & West

1111 Myrtle Ave 4 Ste, Eureka

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

Conditions Observed: Food handler cards for all employees must be on file at the facility for review during routine inspections. New hires must obtain food handler cards within 30 days from date of hire. Provide food handler cards for all employees at the facility by 1/2/20 to avoid a reinspection.

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: Measured guacamole 62F and sliced avocado 57F with probe thermometer held out of temperature control on top of sandwich prep table insert. Guacamole and sliced avocado are potentially hazardous foods that must be held at or below 41F at all times. Employee discarded sliced avocado and guacamole held out of temperature control, thank you for correcting this major violation. Measured garlic herb butter blend 48F with probe thermometer in sandwich prep table. Observed garlic herb butter blend is stored in manufacturer’s plastic container, not in direct contact with refrigeration. Maintain garlic herb butter at or below 41F at all times.

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))”

28. Food separated and protected.

Conditions Observed: Observed clip board and time cards stored on top of tomatoes on wire storage rack. Store clip board and time cards away from food and utensil handling and storage areas to prevent cross-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))”

48. Signs Posted, Last Inspection Report Available.

Conditions Observed: Observed expired permit to operate hung in facility. Please hang current permit.

ROACHY SAYS:

“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
01. Demonstration of knowledge; food safety certification.

Conditions Observed: Food Safety Manager (FSM) certificate has expired. Obtain FSM certificate within 60 days and submit a copy to this office for verification by 8/3/19 to avoid a reinspection.

ROACHY SAYS:

“The Person In Charge (PIC) and all employees shall have adequate knowledge and shall be properly trained in food safety as it relates to their assigned duties. The PIC shall have adequate knowledge of major food allergens, foods identified as major food allergens, and the symptoms that a major food allergen could cause. The PIC means a designated person who has knowledge of safe food handling practices and the major food allergens as they relate to the specific food preparation activities that occur at the food facility. (113947)”

07. Adequate handwash facilities supplied and accessible.

Conditions Observed: Observed paper towels not stocked in paper towel dispenser at handwash station. Keep required supplies stocked, in dispensers, at all times 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))”

15. Food contact surfaces: clean and sanitized.

Conditions Observed: Observed mold-like substance on soda nozzles of soda machine. Clean and sanitize soda machine nozzles regularly to prevent mold growth.

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)”

23. Sewage and wastewater properly disposed.

Conditions Observed: Observed wastewater from handwash sink backing up onto the floor behind sandwich prep. Observed clogged drain under cabinet due to food debris. The handwash sink shall be designated for handwashing only, i.e. food particles should not be clogging the drain. Maintenance worker came on-site and unclogged the drain. This drain shall be kept fully operative and in good repair, as overflows or back-ups of sewage/wastewater into a food facility that results in contamination of food contact surfaces and adulteration of food may result in permit suspension. Thank you for correcting this minor violation in a timely manner.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Liquid waste shall be disposed of through the approved plumbing system and shall discharge into the public sewerage or into an approved private sewage disposal system. (114197)”

28. Food separated and protected.

Conditions Observed: Observed open bags of salt, pepper and parmesan oregano stored on shelves and in cabinets. Cover all stored foods to prevent contamination and possible 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))”

30. Toxic substances properly identified, stored, used.

Conditions Observed: Observed bathroom cleaner stored on top of a box of soda syrup in back room. Chemicals shall be stored away from food and utensil storage and handling areas to prevent contamination.

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)”

34. Non-food-contact surfaces clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed soda spill in cabinet under soda machine. Observed mold-like substance in soda machine drain board. Clean non-food contact surfaces of equipment regularly to prevent buildup and/or mold growth.

ROACHY SAYS:

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

Routine Inspection
34. Non-food-contact surfaces clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed mold-like substance in floor sink under soda machine. Clean non-food contact surfaces of equipment regularly to prevent mold growth.

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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