Fairfax Dairy Queen, 513 Williams Blvd, Fairfax, IA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: FAIRFAX DAIRY QUEEN
Type: Restaurant without liquor
Sub type: Fast Food
Address: 513 Williams Blvd, Fairfax, IA 52228
Owner and phone: SELZER ENTERPRISES INC
Total inspections: 43
Last inspection: 8/5/2010

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

  • Personnel
    • Hair restraints/clean clothes (Hair restraint effectiveness 2-402.11, p 46)
      Food employees are still not wearing hair restraint. This has been noted on the past several inspections. Any food employee handling food must wear a cap, visor, or hair net. REPEAT VIOLATION
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Labeling (Food not properly labeled 3-602.11, p 93 IAC 481-31.5)
      Ice cream cakes and ice cream packaged for take home must be labeled with ingredients, store name, and address. Take home items cannot be sold until labels are obtained. REPEAT VIOLATION
    • Handling of ready-to-eat foods (No direct bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods 3-301.11, p 59)
      Food employee observed handling ready-to-eat foods with bare hands. No bare hand contact is allowed on ready-to-eat foods. Ready-to-eat foods must be handled with tongs, deli tissue, or gloves.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Handwashing facilities (Handwashing signs not posted 6-301.14, pg 173)
      An "employees must wash hands" sign is not posted at the front handwasing sink. REPEAT VIOLATION
    • Plumbing: installed/maintained (Plumbing system: approved design/constructed/installed 5-202.11, p 148 IC 137F.12)
      The handwashing sink in front area is immediately adjacent to ice/water dispenser and where lemonade is stored. Splash from the handwashing sink could potentially contaminate lemonade and ice shoot. Splash guard should be installed or move items.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Nonfood-contact surfaces not clean 4-601.11(C), p 129, 4-602.13, p 133)
      The wood shelves in back area have peeling paint. The shelves must be sanded and coated with two coats of light colored paint to provide a smooth nonabsorbent cleanable surface.
  • Other Operations
    • License posted/maintained (Most recent inspection report not posted IAC 481-30.3(3))
      Most recent routine inspection report (7/7/10) must be posted.
8/5/2010Re-Check
No violation noted during this evaluation. 7/7/2010Routine
  • Personnel
    • Hair restraints/clean clothes (Hair restraint effectiveness 2-402.11, p 46)
      Food employees need to wear cap, visor, or hair net.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
    • Labeling (Food not properly labeled 3-602.11, p 93 IAC 481-31.5)
      Ice cream cakes prepared in the store and ice cream packaged for take home need to be labeled with ingredients, store name and address.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Handwashing facilities (Handwashing signs not posted 6-301.14, pg 173)
      Need to post a sign at the handwashing sink that notifies employees they must wash their hands.
    • Plumbing: installed/maintained (Plumbing maintained in good repair 5-205.15, p 153)
      No mop sink - currently mop water is dumped on the ground outside. Must install a mop sink or curbed facility for the purpose of rinsing mops and dumping mop water. Until the sink is installed, dump mop water in the toilet, not outside. There is a water leak in the cabinet under and next to the front counter handsink. The wood is wet and there is moldy buildup. Do not store anything in these cabinets and repair the water leak as soon as possible.
    • Plumbing: installed/maintained (Service or mop sink requirment not met 5-203.13, p 150)
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129)
      The following items have buildup and need to be cleaned: the ice chute and ledge of the ice machine, floor of the freezer at the front counter, the inside top of the shake machine, white plastic containers holding spoons and straws at the front counter, the underside of the make table lid, the floor of the make table refrigerator, the inside of the microwave, the floor of the Master Bilt freezer. The lid of the Sears chest freezer is cracked and broken and needs to be replaced. May need to purchase a new freezer. The wood shelves in the walkin cooler need to be painted with 2 coats of paint so they are more easily cleanable. Single serve items are stored on the floor in the storage room. All single use items need to be stored at least 6 inches off the floor.
    • Food contact surfaces (Equipment: location/installation/repair/adjustment 4-401, 4-402, 4-501.11, p 120-123)
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Nonfood-contact surfaces exposed to food: cleanable, nonabsorbent 4-101.19, p 104)
    • Ventilation (Ventilation system, air ducts, filters not kept clean 6-501.14, p 177)
      There is dusty buildup on the upper and lower air grates in the warewashing area. Need to clean these on a regular basis.
  • Other Operations
    • Handling/storage/labeling of toxic items (First aid supplies storage 7-208.11, p 186)
      Medicine (Tylenol) is stored on a shelf over the food prep area in the back room. Move medicine to an area away from food prep to avoid potential contamination. Corrected during inspection.
    • License posted/maintained (Most recent inspection report not posted IAC 481-30.3(3))
      Post most recent inspection report where the public can view it.
    • Smoking area: designated/posted (Smoking prohibitions in public buildings: signs posted, ashtrays present, smoking observed. IAC 641-153)
      Post a regualtion no smoking sign at the entrance.
11/16/2009Routine
  • Personnel
    • Hair restraints/clean clothes (Hair restraint effectiveness 2-402.11, p 46)
      Food employees are not wearing hair restraints. Food employees shall effectively keep their hair from contacting exposed food, clean equipment, utensils and single service articles.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
      In the walk in cooler 3 containers of eggs are being stored on the floor. Food shall be protected from contamination by storing the food at least 6 inches above the floor. CORRECTED ON SITE.
  • Other Operations
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Toilet tissue, not available 6-302.11, p 174)
      A supply of toilet tissue shall be available at each toilet.
8/15/2008Re-Check
  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Cold hold (PHF food not maintained at 41° F or below 3-501.16, pg 82)
      The top shelf of the prep cooler is holding PHF at 45 degrees. The bottom of the cooler is 38 degrees. Shall keep minimal amount of PHF on top and keep remainder of needed items on the bottom of this unit. Shall use a thermometer to monitor this unit. Shall keep the sliding door shut when not preparing food.
  • Personnel
    • Hair restraints/clean clothes (Hair restraint effectiveness 2-402.11, p 46)
      Food employees are not wearing hair restraints. Food employees shall wear hair restraints such as hats or nets that are designed and worn to effectively keep their hair from contacting exposed food, clean equipment, utensils, and single service articles.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Date Marking (Inadequate date marking of ready-to-eat foods 3-501.17, p 83)
      Three containers of opened PHF, two potato salads and one cole slaw. Refrigerated PHF prepared in a food establishment for more than 24 hours shall be clearly marked to indicate the date the food shall be consumed. Any unused product shall be discarded in 7 days.
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
      In the walk in cooler large container of pickles and frosting stored on the floor. In the storage area toppings for the ice cream, lids and napkins and in the kitchen cracker meal being stored on the floor. Food shall be protected from contamination by storing the food and single service containers at least 6 inches above the floor.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Plumbing: installed/maintained (Plumbing maintained in good repair 5-205.15, p 153)
      This has been a violation for several years on prior inspections. The wastewater from the ice machine on front counter continues to have standing slimey water on the drainboard. The drainage problem shall be corrected so that the wastewater drains properly and does not build up in drainboard.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: provided & accessible 4-302.12(A), pg 120)
      The prep cooler does not have a thermometer. Food establishment shall provide a device to maintain temperatures.
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129)
      The microwave and the small reach in freezer behind the counter have build up and need to be detailed. Shall clean more frequently to prevent contamination.
  • 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 (Drying mops, air-dry 6-501.16, p 177)
8/5/2008Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 8/23/2007Routine
  • Personnel
    • Proper handwashing (Where to wash 2-301.15, p 42)
      Employee found washing their hands in the 3 compartment sink middle rinse compartment. Handwashing may only occur in a designated handwash sink.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Plumbing: installed/maintained (Plumbing maintained in good repair 5-205.15, p 153)
      The ice machine wastewater is not draining properly. Due to the improper drainage, the wastewater tray on the front of the ice machine was full of an unknown slimey substance that may or may not consist of mold. It has been reported that Roto Rooter visits the site on a regular basis to unclog the drainage hoses in this area.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Cutting surfaces on blocks or boards not maintained 4-501.12, p 123)
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Nonfood-contact surfaces not clean 4-601.11(C), p 129, 4-602.13, p 133)
      1) Many freezer units in the facility were dirty with old food debris in the bottom of them, and must be cleaned out. 2) The floor in the back storage area and behind the equipment in the front area dirty and must be cleaned. 3) Old ketchup was found on the wall near the back storage area. 4) Shelving throughout the kitchen is dirty and needs to be cleaned and kept clean.
    • Ventilation (Ventilation system, air ducts, filters not kept clean 6-501.14, p 177)
      The vent cover on the front of the air conditioner is very dirty/dusty and should be cleaned.
10/5/2006Routine
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Nonfood-contact surfaces not clean 4-601.11(C), p 129, 4-602.13, p 133)
      The fridge in the kitchen is dirty and still needs to be cleaned.
9/13/2005Re-Check
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Cross-Contamination Protection (Inadequate protection from cross-contamination 3-302.11, p 61)
      Raw eggs were being stored above fresh cut vegetables and cheese. Make srue the eggs are stored underneath ready to eat foods.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Accessible/soap & towels provided (Hand soap/cleanser not provided 6-301.11, p 173)
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact with unclean surfaces or probe type price tags 3-304.11, p 65)
      1) There is mold growth on the soda fountain pop nozzles. Make sure these nozzles are kept clean and free of mold and grime. It is recommended to soak the entire nozzle in sanitizer water overnight regularly, and scrub as needed. 2) The can opener blade has old food on it and needs to be cleaned and cleaned regularly. 3) The cutting board is becoming non smooth and non easily cleanable due to its overuse. The surface must be sanded down or the board must be replaced.
    • Food contact surfaces (Cutting surfaces on blocks or boards not maintained 4-501.12, p 123)
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Wiping cloths, in sanitizing solution, used one purpose 3-304.14, p 66)
    • Ventilation (Ventilation system, air ducts, filters not kept clean 6-501.14, p 177)
      The air conditioner and the under the counter vent cover is dusty and needs to be cleaned.
  • Other Operations
    • Handling/storage/labeling of toxic items (Not used & applied according to Manufacturer's use directions 7-202.12, p 183)
9/1/2005Routine
No report available.11/8/2004Routine
No report available.10/29/2004Routine
No report available.10/1/2003Routine
No report available.3/11/2003Routine
No report available.2/27/2003Routine
No report available.4/22/2002Routine
No report available.4/12/2002Routine
No report available.1/26/2001Routine
No report available.3/10/2000Routine
No report available.2/18/2000Re-Check
No report available.2/11/2000Routine
No report available.4/23/1999Routine
No report available.12/1/1998(Other)
No report available.11/17/1997Routine
No report available.10/29/1997(Other)
No report available.10/23/1996Routine
No report available.11/7/1995Routine
No report available.3/15/1994Routine
No report available.8/5/1993Routine
No report available.8/14/1992Routine
No report available.6/5/1991Routine
No report available.10/16/1990Routine
No report available.9/1/1989(Other)
No report available.3/15/1988Routine
No report available.7/30/1987Routine
No report available.3/17/1987Routine
No report available.8/19/1986Routine
No report available.4/7/1986Routine
No report available.9/18/1985Routine
No report available.3/28/1985Routine
No report available.9/17/1984Routine
No report available.6/25/1984Re-Check
No report available.6/11/1984Routine
No report available.9/28/1983Routine

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