Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 4555 Southern Hills Dr., Sioux City, IA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: APPLEBEE'S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR
Type: Restaurant with liquor
Sub type: Full Service
Address: 4555 Southern Hills Dr., Sioux, IA 51106
Owner and phone: PORTER APPLE COMPANY
(712)276-2226

Total inspections: 22
Last inspection: 9/10/2010

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

  • Food Source/Handling
    • Handling of ready-to-eat foods (No direct bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods 3-301.11, p 59)
      BARE HANDS BEING USED TO CUT-UP VEGETABLES FOR READY-TO-EAT SALADS. Those vegetables processed with bare hand contact have been discarded.
9/10/2010Re-Check
  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Cold hold (PHF food not maintained at 41° F or below 3-501.16, pg 82)
      SHREDDED CHEDDAR & WHIPPED BUTTER ON COLD HOLD UNIT IN THE WAITRESS STATION NOT MAINTAINED AT 41 DEGREES F & BELOW.
  • Personnel
    • Good hygienic practices (Eating, drinking or using tobacco 2-401.11, p 45)
      KEEP PERSONAL DRINKS IN DESIGNATED BREAK AREA; NOT AT WORK STATIONS.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Date Marking (Inadequate date marking of ready-to-eat foods 3-501.17, p 83)
      SLICED CHEESES NOT DATEMARKED WITH AN OPEN DATE.
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
    • Labeling (Food working containers not identified with common name of food 3-302.12, p 63)
      KEEP CONTAINERS LABELED - SHAKERS.
  • Warewashing
    • Mechanical washing/sanitizing (Sanitization requirement/methods: hot water or chemical 4-702.11, 4-703.11, p 137)
      WASH TEMPERATURE ON THE WAREWASHING MACHINE NOT ADEQUATE. DISCHMACHINE NOT SANITIZING; THERMO STRIP REMAINED WHITE.
    • Mechanical washing/sanitizing (Wash solution temperatures 4-501.110, p 125)
    • Adequate warewashing facilities (Equipment/utensils: air-drying requirement not met 4-901.11, p 140)
      MUST NOT STACK CLEAN CONTAINERS, PLATES, BOWLS WHEN WET.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129)
      DIPPER WELL NOT CLEAN. MUST KEEP SINGLE USE ITEMS PROTECTED - DRINK STRAWS & PLASTIC CUPS. USE SAVADAY CONTAINERS FOR ONLY A FOUR HOUR PERIOD. MUST NOT PLACE OR STORE DISHMACHINE RACKS ON THE FLOOR.
    • Food contact surfaces (Reuse of single service/use items 4-502.13, p 129)
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Wiping cloths, in sanitizing solution, used one purpose 3-304.14, p 66)
    • Ventilation (Ventilation/hoods/devices/systems inadequate 4-301.14, p 119, 6-304.11, p 174)
      MUST REPLACE DAMAGED FILTERS IN THE KITCHEN EXHAUST HOOD.
  • Other Operations
    • Handling/storage/labeling of toxic items (Working containers not identified with common name of material 7-102.11, p 181)
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities, not maintained in good repair 6-501.11, p 176)
      BEER COOLER LIGHT NOT WORKING.
8/19/2010Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 10/1/2009Mail-In
No violation noted during this evaluation. 9/23/2009Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 9/17/2008Re-Check
  • Personnel
    • Hair restraints/clean clothes (Hair restraint effectiveness 2-402.11, p 46)
      HAIR RESTRAINT REQUIREMENT NOT MET.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Food on display not protected from contamination 3-306.11, p 70)
      WAITRESS STATION - KEEP GARNISHES COVERED.
    • Labeling (Food working containers not identified with common name of food 3-302.12, p 63)
      KEEP PRODUCT CONTAINERS LABELED.
  • Warewashing
    • Mechanical washing/sanitizing (Sanitization requirement/methods: hot water or chemical 4-702.11, 4-703.11, p 137)
      WASH TEMP 125 DEGREES F. SANITIZING CYCLE DID NOT SANITIZE; TEST STRIP DID NOT TURN BLACK.
    • Mechanical washing/sanitizing (Wash solution temperatures 4-501.110, p 125)
    • Adequate warewashing facilities (Equipment/utensils: air-drying requirement not met 4-901.11, p 140)
      AIR-DRY REQUIREMENT FOR CLEAN CONTAINERS NOT MET; CONTAINERS STACKED WET.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: location 4-204.112, p 112)
    • Food contact surfaces (Equipment: location/installation/repair/adjustment 4-401, 4-402, 4-501.11, p 120-123)
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Wiping cloths, in sanitizing solution, used one purpose 3-304.14, p 66)
      KEEP WIPING CLOTHS IN THE CONTAINER OF SANITIZING SOLUTION PROVIDED.
    • Ventilation (Ventilation/hoods/devices/systems inadequate 4-301.14, p 119, 6-304.11, p 174)
      REPAIR OR REPLACE DAMAGED HOOD FILTERS.
  • Other Operations
    • Handling/storage/labeling of toxic items (Working containers not identified with common name of material 7-102.11, p 181)
      KEEP SPRAY BOTTLES LABELED.
9/4/2008Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 9/14/2007Re-Check
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Food on display not protected from contamination 3-306.11, p 70)
    • Labeling (Food working containers not identified with common name of food 3-302.12, p 63)
      KEEP PRODUCT CONTAINERS LABELED.
    • Cross-Contamination Protection (Inadequate protection from cross-contamination 3-302.11, p 61)
      NOTED RAW CHICKEN STORED OVER RAW BEEF.
  • Warewashing
    • Adequate warewashing facilities (Equipment/utensils: air-drying requirement not met 4-901.11, p 140)
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: provided & accessible 4-302.12(A), pg 120)
      NO THERMOMETER IN THE BAR REFRIGERATOR.
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces, characteristics 4-101.11, p 101)
    • Food contact surfaces (In-use utensils, between use storage 3-304.12, p 65)
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Wiping cloths, in sanitizing solution, used one purpose 3-304.14, p 66)
      Wiping cloths not maintained in sanitizer between use
  • Other Operations
    • Handling/storage/labeling of toxic items (Working containers not identified with common name of material 7-102.11, p 181)
      KEEP SPRAY BOTTLES CLEARLY AND PROPERLY.
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities, not maintained in good repair 6-501.11, p 176)
      FLOOR TILES REQUIRE TO BE REGROUTED.
9/4/2007Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 8/22/2006Re-Check
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
    • Cross-Contamination Protection (Inadequate protection from cross-contamination 3-302.11, p 61)
      Raw animal foods not adequately separated from precooked or ready-to-eat foods during storage/preparation/holding/display
  • Warewashing
    • Adequate warewashing facilities (Equipment/utensils: air-drying requirement not met 4-901.11, p 140)
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Food-contact surfaces, designed, maintained 4-202.11, p 105)
  • Other Operations
    • Handling/storage/labeling of toxic items (Inadequate separation from food, equip, utensils, linens, single service 7-201.11, p 182)
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Drying mops, air-dry 6-501.16, p 177)
8/14/2006Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 8/25/2005Re-Check
  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Adequate cooling for cooked/prepared food (Adequate cooling PHF/time/temperature 3-501.14, pg 80)
      MASH POTATOES, 78 DEG. F - NOT COOLED DOWN PROPERLY
    • Cold hold (PHF food not maintained at 41° F or below 3-501.16, pg 82)
      RICE ON COLD HOLD UNIT - 48 DEG F.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Food on display not protected from contamination 3-306.11, p 70)
    • Cross-Contamination Protection (Inadequate protection from cross-contamination 3-302.11, p 61)
      SEAFOOD STORED IN WITH BEEF.
  • Warewashing
    • Adequate warewashing facilities (Equipment/utensils: air-drying requirement not met 4-901.11, p 140)
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: location 4-204.112, p 112)
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129)
      MUST CLEAN THE WONDER BAR DISPENSER & BEER SPIGOTS. DELIME BAR GLASSES, CUTTING BOARDS.
    • Food contact surfaces (In-use utensils, between use storage 3-304.12, p 65)
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Wiping cloths, in sanitizing solution, used one purpose 3-304.14, p 66)
  • Other Operations
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities, not maintained in good repair 6-501.11, p 176)
8/15/2005Routine
No report available.11/3/2004Re-Check
No report available.9/14/2004Routine
No report available.10/15/2003Re-Check
No report available.9/8/2003Routine
No report available.8/12/2002Routine
No report available.10/11/2001Complaint
No report available.9/6/2001Re-Check
No report available.8/13/2001Routine
No report available.11/21/2000Re-Check
No report available.8/7/2000Routine

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