Meehan's On Matanzas, 21 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: MEEHAN'S ON MATANZAS
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 21 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
License #: 6500634
Total inspections: 3
Last inspection: 12/06/2010

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Inspection findings

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  • Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. RAW EGGS NEXT TO SOUP IN WALK IN COOLER
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor. ONIONS ON FLOOR
  • Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. POTATOES IN WALK IN COOLEER
  • Critical. Observed cloth used as a food-contact surface. TOW L IN REACH IN COOLER
  • Critical. Observed evidence of employee smoking in food preparation or other non-designated area. ASH TRAY WITH SMOKED CIGARETTE ON 3RD FLOOR STORAGE
  • Multiuse food-contact surface not smooth, free of breaks/cracks/chips/pits/crevices. CRACKED ICE SCOOP
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
  • Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. HANDSINK CHIPPED
  • Critical. No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted, soiled material on slicer.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of soiled material on racks in the reach-in cooler. WIRE SHELVING OF REACH IN COOLER
  • Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. HOOD
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. WIRE SHELVING IN PREP AREA
  • Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored. TONGS HANGING ON OVEN HANDLES
  • Drain cover(s) missing.
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. STORING SCRUB BRUSHES IN HANDSINK Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Corrected On Site.
  • Ceiling tile missing. DISHWASHING AREA
  • Critical. Observed toxic item stored by utensils. CLEANER HANGING WITH UTENSILS
  • Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle.
  • Critical. Insecticide/rodenticide use not in compliance with regulations. BUG SPRAY RESIDINTUAL USE ONLY
  • Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
12/06/2010Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Observed raw eggs stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler.
  • Critical. Observed food items stored on floor - bag flour - onions.
  • Observed numerous tongs over oven handles.
  • Critical. Observed bare hand contact on ready-to-eat food. Employees touching cooked food, bread, at prep table/cookline. Corrected on site.
  • Critical. Observed employees not wash hands when necessary. Between changing gloves, after touching equipment and other soiled items. Corrected on site.
  • Critical. Observed employees wash hands in three compartment sink. Corrected on site.
  • Critical. Observed employee improperly wash hands. No soap used. Corrected on site.
  • Critical. Observed employees eating at waitstation. Corrected on site.
  • Observed food stored in non-food grade containers - bulk food - sugar.
  • Observed numerous cutting boards grooved - not smooth and easily cleanable.
  • Observed metal banded brush in food - garlic oil.
  • Observed equipment in poor condition - kitchen handsink cracked.
  • Observed numerous wet wipes not stored in sanitizer solution.
  • Critical. Observed ice machine with black-like substance.
  • Critical. Observed in-use ice scoop on soiled counter - on top of outside icemachine.
  • Observed grease build-up on hood filters.
  • Observed cleaned pans on floor.
  • Observed single-service items stored upright - not inverted.
  • Critical. Observed handsink blocked - by numerous utensils.
  • Critical. Observed handsink used for other purposes - storing utensils.
  • Critical. Observed no paper towels at handsink - kitchen. Corrected on site.
  • Critical. Observed no handwash sign at handsink - numerous.
  • Critical. Observed no self-closing on back door.
  • Observed holes in numerous ceiling tiles - back storage.
  • Observed employee bag over single-service items and utensils.
  • Observed CO2 tanks unchained/unsecured.
  • Observed no last inspection report.
  • Critical. Observed no proof of employee training.
6/29/2010Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Observed establishment using wood (other than a hard, close-grained wood) as a food-contact surface. WOODEN BOWLS . DISCARDED Corrected On Site.
  • Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair WALKINCOOLER CURTAINS TORN
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime on soda dispensing nozzles. BAR
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. WALKINCOOLER RACKS
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. DISHWASHING CRATES HEAVILY SOILED ENCRUSTED
  • Critical. Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors. DOWNSTAIRS RESTROOM
  • Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. NUMEROUS HANDSINK S
  • Observed hole in wall.BY UPSTAIRS BAR
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. UPSTAIRS
  • Observed improper storage in OUTSIDE WATERHEATER ROOM . (CLUTTER )
  • Critical. Electrical outlet missing cover plate. For reporting purposes only. UPSTAIRS
  • Critical. Electrical outlet missing cover plate. For reporting purposes only. JUNCTION BOX UPSTAIRS
1/27/2010Food-Licensing InspectionInspection Completed - No Further Action

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