Restaurant: BLUE BIRD TAVERN
Type: Tavern with no food preparation
Sub type: Full Service
Address: 616 Busti Avenue, Elma, IA 50628
Owner and phone: CHAD TIERNEY & RON TIERNEY 319-984-6791
Total inspections: 3
Last inspection: 8/10/2010
Demonstration of knowledge (Duties of person-in-charge 2-103.11, p 26) Fire in neighboring buildings occurred Saturday night, facility was open on Monday without approval by this Department. After a power outage, water damage or fire, even if the facility is not directly involved in a fire, the facility must remain closed to the public (no serving of food or beverages) until an inspection is performed by Department staff.
Approved Source/Sound Condition (Sound condition: time as health control 3-501.19, p 86) Power was off at the facility for 12 hours. Foods were not disposed from the refrigerators but the freezers had been checked. Manager voluntarily disposed of cheeses, meat toppings for pizzas, ham, pre-cooked ribs from freezer (showed signs of thawing and refreezing), coleslaw, cottage cheese, and cut tomatoes. Grease in fryers was uncovered. Change grease to protect the public from potential contamination. Manager agreed to correct the violations.
Handwashing facilities (Handwashing signs not posted 6-301.14, pg 173) Need handwashing sign in south kitchen.
Accessible/soap & towels provided (Handsink maintained/accessible/restricted use 5-205.11, pg 151)
Hot & cold water under pressure (Inadequate pressure of water system 5-103.12, p 147) North pizza kitchen handsink has low water pressure for both hot and cold water. Call plumber.
Walls, floors, ceiling, lighting (Materials characteristics for floors, walls, & ceilings 6-101.11, p 165)
Handling/storage/labeling of toxic items (Inadequate separation from food, equip, utensils, linens, single service 7-201.11, p 182) Spices and knife stored with chemicals above three-compartment sink. Corrected.
Smoking area: designated/posted (Smoking prohibitions in public buildings: signs posted, ashtrays present, smoking observed. IAC 641-153) Need Iowa approved "No Smoking" sign at south entrance.
Handwashing facilities (Handwashing signs not posted 6-301.14, pg 173) Post handwashing signs at restroom handsinks.
Walls, floors, ceiling, lighting (Floors, walls, ceilings installed, are not easily cleanable 6-201.11, p 166)
Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Uncovered receptacle ladies toilet room 5-501.17, p 160) Need covered wastecan in women's restroom.
Smoking area: designated/posted (Smoking prohibitions in public buildings: signs posted, ashtrays present, smoking observed. IAC 641-153) All entrances used by customers, employees and delivery personnel need the Iowa "No Smoking" signs. Get signs from www.IowaSmokefreeAir.gov or call 888/944-2247.