Aj's Chicken & Things, 203 W. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: AJ'S CHICKEN & THINGS
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 203 W. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL 32351
License #: 3000334
Total inspections: 20
Last inspection: 09/18/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. Hood filters soiled with grease. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Clean utensils or equipment stored in dirty drawer or rack. Rack beside 3 compartment sink.
  • Basic - Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Dry goods area. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris.
  • Basic - Hole in ceiling. Dry goods area.
  • Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Women's restroom. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Shelf under preparation table soiled with food debris. Table to the right of the fryers.
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler gaskets soiled with slimy/mold-like build-up.
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler/walk-in freezer floor soiled. Walk-in freezer floor soiled with food debris. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Flour container not labelled. **Corrected On-Site**
09/18/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
6/3/2014Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Dish shelf dusty.
  • Basic - Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters.
  • Basic - Build-up of mold-like substance on nonfood-contact surface. Wall of walk in cooler and wall beside 3 compartment sink.
  • Basic - Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Tiles above prep table and all return A/C vents.
  • Basic - Food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Under prep table and fryers.
  • Basic - Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. Drive thru ice bin.
  • Basic - Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.
  • Basic - Open dumpster lid.
  • Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in freezer. Okra.
  • Basic - Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in cooler.
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler shelves soiled with encrusted food debris.
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler/walk-in freezer floor soiled.
  • Basic - Water draining onto floor surface. Water dripping onto a towel and floor from vent in dining area.
  • High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. Employee used hand sanitizer only during glove change.
  • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical improperly stored. Grill cleaner stored above spices and prep surface. Hydrogen peroxide and glue stored above prep sink.
  • Intermediate - Soil residue in food storage containers. Outer surface of flour bin and bottom drawer of warmer soiled.
6/2/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
6/2/2014Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • No Violations Were Observed
2/28/2014Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Basic - Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Side of fryer.
  • Basic - Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.
  • Basic - Ice buildup in walk-in freezer.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.. Not over 4 hours cooled to 41 during inspection.
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Under flattop grill.
  • Intermediate - Food manager certification expired.
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Storing chemicals.
  • Intermediate - Interior of reach-in warmer soiled with accumulation of food residue.
11/6/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Observed exterior of seasoning salt and regular salt containers soiled. **Warning**
  • Basic - Buildup of food debris/soil residue on equipment door handles. Observed soiled door handle on walk in cooler. 1/14/13 **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Ceiling soiled with accumulated dust in walk in cooler. **Warning**
  • Basic - Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Observed male employees with no hair restraints. 1/14/13 **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris. **Warning**
  • Basic - Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of fryers. **Warning**
  • Basic - Garbage can soiled. Observed soiled garbage cans in kitchen. **Warning**
  • Basic - Shelf under preparation table soiled with food debris and accumulated grease in kitchen. **Warning**
  • Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Observed packages of cheese opened and not covered or properly protected in walk in cooler. **Warning**
  • Basic - Wall not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. Observed use of cardboard as wall surface behind prep cold holding unit. **Warning**
  • Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Observed sugar in unlabeled container and out of original package. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. This violation must be corrected by Tuesday, August 13, 2013. **Warning** Callback 8/13/13: Owner had day off on day of callback inspection. Employee located training file with books and a log sheet with names and dates trained, but no certificates. Owner was phoned and he said the certificates are in his vehicle. Certificates must be on site at establishment and available for inspector to view. 30 day time extension granted. This violation must be corrected by Friday, September 13, 2013.
8/13/2013Routine - FoodCall Back - Extension given, pending
  • Basic - Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on soap dispenser. Handwash sink at back of kitchen. **Warning**
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Observed exterior of seasoning salt and regular salt containers soiled. **Warning**
  • Basic - Buildup of food debris/soil residue on equipment door handles. Observed soiled door handle on walk in cooler. 1/14/13 **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Ceiling soiled with accumulated dust in walk in cooler. **Warning**
  • Basic - Ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers had accumulation of grease/ food debris throughout kitchen. **Warning**
  • Basic - Dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Observed dusty air conditioning vent covers in storage area. **Warning**
  • Basic - Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Observed employee drink cup next to prep table in kitchen. 1/14/13 **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Observed male employees with no hair restraints. 1/14/13 **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris. **Warning**
  • Basic - Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of fryers. **Warning**
  • Basic - Food stored on floor. Observed case of oil on floor in dry storage area. **Warning**
  • Basic - Garbage can soiled. Observed soiled garbage cans in kitchen. **Warning**
  • Basic - Grease accumulated under cooking equipment in kitchen. **Warning**
  • Basic - Hood soiled with accumulated grease. **Warning**
  • Basic - In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Observed scoop in container of salt in storage area with handle in contact with salt. **Warning**
  • Basic - Shelf under preparation table soiled with food debris and accumulated grease in kitchen. **Warning**
  • Basic - Storage of tools on shelf above or with food. Observed area near back kitchen handwash sink with tools stored with containers of poultry seasoning and tenderizer. **Warning**
  • Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Observed packages of cheese opened and not covered or properly protected in walk in cooler. **Warning**
  • Basic - Unwrapped single-service utensils not presented so that only the handles are touched. Observed forks on top of cold holding prep unit not properly inverted. **Warning**
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. **Warning**
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler gaskets soiled with mold-like build-up. 1/14/13 **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Basic - Wall not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. Observed use of cardboard as wall surface behind prep cold holding unit. **Warning**
  • Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated grease. Throughout kitchen. **Warning**
  • Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Observed sugar in unlabeled container and out of original package. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Observed grill in kitchen soiled with accumulated grease. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. This violation must be corrected by Tuesday, August 13, 2013. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Soil residue in food storage containers. Observed interior soiled of containers of seasoning salt and regular salt in dry storage area. **Warning**
6/13/2013Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on drive thru walls and baseboards.
  • Basic - Build-up of grease on kitchen ceiling tiles, walls, trash can, equipment, and other items.
  • Basic - Buildup of food debris/soil residue on kitchen equipment door handles.
  • Basic - Case of single-service foam cups stored on floor in rear dry storage area.
  • Basic - Employee beverage container in a food preparation/clean dishware area does not have a lid and a straw or equivalent dispensing mechanism to prevent hand contact with lip contact area of drink container. Open beverage in foam cup at rear of kitchen.
  • Basic - Employees with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation inside kitchen.
  • Basic - Floor fan has accumulation of food debris/dust/grease/soil residue.
  • Basic - Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of rear microwave.
  • Basic - Interior of rear microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.
  • Basic - No handwashing sign provided at front hand sink used by food employees.
  • Basic - Stored beef not covered in walk-in cooler.
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler gaskets soiled with mold-like build-up.
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Stored on preparation table in between uses.
  • High Priority - Employee rubbed hands together for less than 20 seconds while washing hands at rear handwash sink.
  • High Priority - No vacuum breaker (back flow prevention device) on fitting/splitter added to mop sink faucet.
  • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Observed chemicals sprays store alongside tea bags at front cabinet.
  • Intermediate - Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of foodborne illnesses and symptoms of illness that would prevent an employee from working with food, clean equipment and utensils, and single-service items.
  • Intermediate - Excess Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around lobby soda dispensing nozzles. Observed black mold like substance on/surrounding drive thru soda dispensing nozzles.
  • Intermediate - Kitchen Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food at proper temperatures. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is capable of maintaining foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. Currently not utilized to store TCS/PH Foods.
1/14/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Observed Pesticide use not in accordance with manufacturer's directions. Observed "Household Use Only" Raid utilized at establishment.
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on reach in cooler gaskets.
  • Observed build-up of grease on kitchen fryers.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of mold like substances in the interior of ice machine.
  • Observed ceiling soiled with accumulated grease at kitchen area.
  • Critical - Observed chicken prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed chicken wings holding tray/drawer surfaces encrusted with grease and soil deposits.
  • Critical - Observed employee engaged in food preparation donning gloves without washing hands at kitchen preparation table.
  • Critical - Observed employee improperly washing hands. Observed employee wash hands for less than 20 seconds than turn off faucet without using a paper towel.
  • Critical - Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food in kitchen. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed interior of microwave soiled at dry storage area.
  • Observed walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Repeat Violation: 2/1/2012
7/11/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. Obser no hotwater in both restrooms.
  • Critical - Observed No chemical test strips kit for chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink.
  • Observed Wet mop not hung to dry near kitchen entrance.
  • Observed ceiling soiled with accumulated grease in kitchen areas.
  • Critical - Observed employee improperly washing hands.
  • Critical - Observed employee wash hands with no soap. Observed employee enter the preparation area from outside and use sanitizer instead of washing hands.
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor. Observed box of oil stored on floor in dry storage area.
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Inside the drive thru drink station.
  • Critical - Observed unlabeled spray bottle near front counter area.
  • Observed walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Observed Sweet tea in lobby without date/time marked.
  • Critical - Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb at faucet on side of establishment.
2/1/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing; test strip reads 0 ppm and employee states that chlorine and detergent are mixed.
  • Critical - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink; men's and women's.
  • In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container; sugar scoop.
  • Observed employee with no hair restraint.
  • Critical - Observed toxic item improperly stored; comet spray and odor neutralizer next to single service items.
  • Critical - Observed wing warmer on cook line soiled with accumulation of food residue; and cardboard underneath.
  • Critical - Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb; front counter area.
  • Wet mop not hung to dry.
9/30/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. HWS by drive through.
  • Critical - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink; mens.
  • In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous food and the container. salt/sugar? --unlabeled
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. HWS sink by drive through.
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. next to crock pot.
  • Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.
  • Critical - Observed employee donning gloves without washing hands.
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor. chicken, walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. batter. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. burgers, okra, dogs, walk in freezer. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. front counter spicket.
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name; salt and sugar (?) not labeled.
3/29/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name; seasoning salt and salt.
  • Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods; raw burger next to pulled pork.
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor; box of fryer oil in storage area.
  • Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area; fried okra in walk in freezer.
  • Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area; cheese and burger in walk in cooler.
  • Critical. Observed employee fail to wash hands when donning gloves.
  • Critical. Observed interior of microwave soiled.
  • Observed single-service items stored on floor; case of cups in storage area.
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing; ice in front counter sink.
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions; kitchen. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. Operator has Food Safety Training Books but needs to provide an updated list with names of trained employees, birth dates, dates of training, and name of certified trainer.
10/4/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor. FLOUR. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. CARROTS & HOTDOGS BUNS. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. BREADED OKRA IN WALKIN FREEZER. Corrected On Site.
  • In-use utensil, ice pitcher, for potentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime & black substance on soda dispensing nozzles.
  • Observed single-service items stored on floor. CARRYOUT TRAYS. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. SPOONS NEAR ICE CREAM AREA.
  • Wet mop not hung to dry. Corrected On Site.
6/21/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. LETTUCE & CHEESE. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed ice scoop with handle unprotected. Corrected On Site.
  • Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor underneath equipment.
3/2/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Bags of flour in dry storage. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Cones in walkin freezer. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Seaoning on shelf in dry storage. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed soil residue in storage containers. Seaoning Corrected On Site.
  • Observed single-service items stored on floor. To go boxes in dry storage. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. Ladies restroom.
  • Critical. Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. Men's restroom.
10/29/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 2/27/2009Complaint FullInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 1/30/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 7/14/2008Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action

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