Sushi Spot - Arcata

670 9th St 101 Ste, Arcata

Routine Inspection
08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Measured minor temperature violations in the top of the single prep fridge by the fryer (fish skins, 43 F; sliced zucchini, 42.8; salmon, 43 F). Reviewed temp log with PIC; advised using metal inserts to help maintain cooler temperatures. Adjust/service/repair to cold-hold PHF at or below 41 F.

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))”

34. Non-food-contact surfaces clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed greasy build-up on baffles in the kitchen hood; observed excessive debris on piping associated with ansel system. Observed excessive food debris in lower cabinet behind trash (showed observation to Owner). Remove build-up; maintain tidy non-food contact surfaces.

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
07. Adequate handwash facilities supplied and accessible.

Conditions Observed: No paper towels at the handwashing sink by the fry station. Keep handwashing sinks stocked with pump soap and paper towels. Observed shrimp thawing in the handwashing sink by the dishpit. Thaw shrimp in a prep sink or in the walkin; keep handwashing sinks empty 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))”

15. Food contact surfaces: clean and sanitized.

Conditions Observed: Observed excessive debris on interior of lids on tins containing nori. Showed observations to PIC. Clean interior of lids. Maintain containers to be clean to the sight and clean to the touch.

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)”

34. Non-food-contact surfaces clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed excessive build up on floor between ice machine and right wall. Remove build-up; clean and sanitize.

ROACHY SAYS:

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

Reinspection

ROACHY SAYS:

“Take a victory lap, Sushi Spot - Arcata! In the race that is maintaining a clean and healthy establishment you've earned Roachy's gold medal! Eat here today, everyone!!”

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

Conditions Observed: Measured curry (date labeled 1/25) to be 46 F in the center. Discussed rapid cooling procedure. Revise to rapidly cool curry per CalCode thresholds - see regulation description. Consider using shallow metal pan and frequently stirring. This violation requires proof of correction by 2/1/2020.

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed a bowl resting partially submerge in a bin of curry. Owner removed bowl. As discussed during the inspection, use a utensil that has a handle and keep handle up and out of food.

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)”

Reinspection

ROACHY SAYS:

“Both patrons and the health department agree! This place sets the standard for Humboldt food facility cleanliness! All hail Sushi Spot - Arcata!!”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed employee add cooked shrimp to a roll, finish preparing the roll, and then begin the next roll (which did include shellfish). Inspector instructed employee to wash their hands - observed correct handwashing; reviewed controlling for major allergens with Owner. COS. Train staff to wash hands after handling shellfish. Use a utensil to reduce bare hand contact with ready to eat foods.

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)”

08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Measured foods in the single prep fridge (adjacent to the fryer) to be above 41 F (salmon, 53 F; fish skins, 48 F). Foods prepared within the last two hours were brought to the walkin and unit was removed from service. Adjust/service/repair to cold-hold all foods at 41 F or below. Provide a service invoice that clearly specifies the correct action taken by 4 PM on 8/12/2020.

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))”

15. Food contact surfaces: clean and sanitized.

Conditions Observed: No chlorine in dishwasher at the begining of the inspection. Owner requested service and filled the third bin of the 3-part sink. Measured chlorine to be 100 PPM after a minor adjustment (addittional “splash” of bleach). COS. Use a test strip each time you fill the sanitizing bin (test strip will be a dark lavender when chlorine is 100 PPM).

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)”

Billable Reinspection

ROACHY SAYS:

“Humboldt foodies rejoice! Our reports show that Sushi Spot - Arcata knows how to get you fed in a sanitary manner. Now that's nummy!!”

Reinspection
10. Proper cooling methods.

Conditions Observed: Measured miso (leftover from the previous evening) to be 48 F. Cook pulled to discard (observed miso in bus bin) - COS. Train all staff to rapidly cool leftovers and to use containers that effectively transfer heat. Observed soup rapidly cooling in walkin. Cook is using metal containers, an ice bath, and frequently stirring - this method is correct. Thank you. Please cool all leftovers and advance prep foods in a similar fashion. This violation requires a billable reinspection on/after 2/19/2020.

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)”

19. Compliance with variance, specialized process, reduced O2 packaging, HACCP plan.

Conditions Observed: Observed three bags of vacuum sealed salmon in the walkin today. Observed remaining vacuum sealed foods to bear a conforming label. Per FSM, all salmon will now be cut daily. Please discard salmon. This violation requires a billable reinspection on/after 2/19/2020.

ROACHY SAYS:

“A food facility may engage in the following activities only pursuant to a written and approved HACCP plan: smoking food as a method of preservation, curing food, using food additives or adding components such as vinegar as a method of food preservation or to render a food so that it is not potentially hazardous, operating a molluscan shelfish life support system display tank, custom processing of animals for personal use as food and not for sale or service in a food facility, using acidification or water activity to prevent the growth of Clostridium botulinum, packaging potentially hazardous food using a reduced oxygen packaging method except as specified in 114419.2(a - c), or preparing food by another method that is determined by the Enforcement Agency to require a HACCP plan. Food facilities with CDPH approved variances must maintain a copy at the food facility at all times. A variance may be suspended or revoked if the food facility is found to be non-complaint with the terms of the variance. (114057, 114057.1, 114417,114117.2, 114417.5, 114417.6, 114417.7, 114419 -114419.3)”

Routine Inspection
08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Measured minor temperature violations in the top of the single true fridge today. See measured observations. Adjust/service/repair to cold-hold at 41 F or below.

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))”

10. Proper cooling methods.

Conditions Observed: Measured curry dated 2/10 to be 52 F in the center. Cook confirmed curry was made yesterday. Curry was discarded. Discussed rapid cooling procedures and using containers that effectively transfer heat. Observed stock prepared today transferred to an ice bath - discussed frequently stirring. Revise cooling procedure to correctly cool food in two stages. See regulation description above. This violation requires a reinspection on/after 2/14/2020.

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)”

17. Compliance with shell stock tags, condition, display.

Conditions Observed: No in/out dates on oyster tags posted on peg board. Label tags with the dates that shells stock is sold.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Shellstock shall be obtained in containers that bear legible source identification tags. A food facility shall ensure that shellstock from one tagged or labeled container are not commingled with shellstock from another container with different certification numbers. Shellstock tags shall remain attached to the container that they are received in until the container is empty. The identity of the source of the shellstock sold or served shall be maintained for 90 days from the dates of harvest by using an approved recordkeeping system that keeps the tags or labels in chronological order correlated to the date or dates the shellstock is sold or served. The source of the shellstock on display shall be identified. Shellstock that are portioned or prepackaged shall have a copy of the corresponding shellstock tag. Except in accordance with an approved HACCP plan, molluscan shellfish life-support system display tanks shall not be used to display shellfish that are offered for human consumption. (114039-114039.5)”

19. Compliance with variance, specialized process, reduced O2 packaging, HACCP plan.

Conditions Observed: Facility is vacuum sealing salmon/fish yet lacks a HACCP. Vacuum sealing is a form of reduced oxygen packaging and requires an approved HACCP. Remove fish from the facility. Discontinue vacuum sealing foods until an approved HACCP is obtained. See CalCode Section 114057.1 (c). This violation requires a reinspection on/after 2/14/2020.

ROACHY SAYS:

“A food facility may engage in the following activities only pursuant to a written and approved HACCP plan: smoking food as a method of preservation, curing food, using food additives or adding components such as vinegar as a method of food preservation or to render a food so that it is not potentially hazardous, operating a molluscan shelfish life support system display tank, custom processing of animals for personal use as food and not for sale or service in a food facility, using acidification or water activity to prevent the growth of Clostridium botulinum, packaging potentially hazardous food using a reduced oxygen packaging method except as specified in 114419.2(a - c), or preparing food by another method that is determined by the Enforcement Agency to require a HACCP plan. Food facilities with CDPH approved variances must maintain a copy at the food facility at all times. A variance may be suspended or revoked if the food facility is found to be non-complaint with the terms of the variance. (114057, 114057.1, 114417,114117.2, 114417.5, 114417.6, 114417.7, 114419 -114419.3)”

20. Consumer advisory provided for raw or undercooked foods.

Conditions Observed: Facility lacks a conforming consumer advisory for oyster and quail egg shooters. Revise menu to include a conforming consumer advisory.

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed a cluster of 5 to 7 flies in front of bar. Increase pest control to eliminate flies from the 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)”

34. Non-food-contact surfaces clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed excessive build-up, streaking, dust, and food debris on numerous surfaces throughout the facility. Discussed assigning specific cleaning tasks to staff. Clean and maintain the following surfaces: mop closet, walls at/behind the 3-part sink, dish pit, and associated prep station; wall to the upper right side of the hood in the new kitchen, prep table and floor adjacent to the oversized prep sink, between freezer and walkin, between prep table and cubby shelves.

ROACHY SAYS:

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

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

Conditions Observed: Observed handles for ice scoop and serving tongs for seaweed salad resting on top of food. Keep handles up and out of food. Cook brought tongs to 3-part sink.

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)”

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 Sushi Spot - Arcata! Yum yum!!”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed specks of pink, slime-like build-up on divider in ice machine - showed observations to employee. Remove build-up; sanitize impacted surfaces. Observed dust on dividers for ice bin covers at the bar. Maintain clean covers/dividers. Observed oily residue, spots on several black sushi plates. PIC brought plates to dishwasher - COS. Inspect clean utensils to ensure they are clean to the sight and clean to the touch.

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)”

17. Compliance with shell stock tags, condition, display.

Conditions Observed: Observed shell stock tags shoved in a zip lock bag. Maintain stock tags in chronological order and in method that conforms to the description above. Keep tag with stock until sold. This violation requires a reinspection on/after 9/27/19.

ROACHY SAYS:

“Shellstock shall be obtained in containers that bear legible source identification tags. A food facility shall ensure that shellstock from one tagged or labeled container are not commingled with shellstock from another container with different certification numbers. Shellstock tags shall remain attached to the container that they are received in until the container is empty. The identity of the source of the shellstock sold or served shall be maintained for 90 days from the dates of harvest by using an approved recordkeeping system that keeps the tags or labels in chronological order correlated to the date or dates the shellstock is sold or served. The source of the shellstock on display shall be identified. Shellstock that are portioned or prepackaged shall have a copy of the corresponding shellstock tag. Except in accordance with an approved HACCP plan, molluscan shellfish life-support system display tanks shall not be used to display shellfish that are offered for human consumption. (114039-114039.5)”

20. Consumer advisory provided for raw or undercooked foods.

Conditions Observed: Facility serves raw oysters and quail eggs but lacks a Consumer Advisory. Post a compliant Consumer Advisory that clearly identifies the menu items that can be offered raw/undercooked (“consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness”). This violation requires a reinspection on/after 9/27/19.

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)”

34. Non-food-contact surfaces clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed excessive build-up, food debris in floor sinks and in cubbies behind fish tank. Observed excessive debris in and around cambro hot case in kitchen. Observed build-up in microwave in kitchen. PIC cleaned floor sink serving sushi station handwash. Maintain floor sinks. Clean routinely to eliminate build-up and potential harborage.

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: No QT test strips available today in the kitchen. Provide test strips for each sanitizer in use. Use a test strip each time you make-up a sanitizing solution.

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))”

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

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 water pooling in bottom of salad prep station in kitchen, Identify and eliminate source of moisture.

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)”

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

Conditions Observed: Observed excessive build-up, streaking on walls, coving, in corners through out the facility. Clean. Maintain tidy surfaces and floors. Excessive build-up may lead to vermin infestation.

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)”

Reinspection
08. Proper hot and cold holding temperatures.

Conditions Observed: Measured shrimp and salmon skins to be 43 F. Adjust to cold-hold at 41 F or below.

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))”

Routine Inspection
07. Adequate handwash facilities supplied and accessible.

Conditions Observed: Observed employee washing knife in handwashing sink at sushi bar. Handwashing sinks are for handwashing only. Wash, rinse, and sanitize knives at the 3-part sink.

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))”

34. Non-food-contact surfaces clean.

Conditions Observed: Observed an excessive amount of food debris in the lower cabinets below the seaweed. Clean; remove debris to prevent vermin attraction.

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 water pooling in bottom of deli prep at grill. Identify and correct source of leak. Request the service person clearly specify the problem and the corrections made on the service invoice.

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 the use of a disposable cup to portion edame. Use a utensil that has a handle; keep handle up and out of food.

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)”

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