Name: FAREWAY STORE #589
Type: Super market/grocery store
Sub type: Meat & poultry, Dairy, Produce
Address: 103 East Main Street, Decorah, IA 52101
Owner and phone: FAREWAY STORES, INC. (515) 432-2623
Total inspections: 18
Last inspection: 10/26/2010
Labeling (Inadequate shellstock, record keeping 3-203.12, p 58) Meat dept. - beginning and ending sale dates of shucked oysters are not maintained. Addressed with meat dept. mgr. Pistachios are not labeled with country of origin. Produce - salsa is not labeled with name and address of store.
Labeling (Food not properly labeled 3-602.11, p 93 IAC 481-31.5)
Manual washing/sanitizing (Inadequate sanitation of food contact surfaces/utensils 4-702.11, p 137) Produce - sanitizer in bucket was not detected. Employee made fresh sanitizing solution - corrected.
Food contact surfaces (Cleaning frequency/cross-contamination prevention 4-602.11, p 130) Meat dept - raw chicken is in direct contact with the inner surfaces of the display cooler. The cooler is only washed and sanitized weekly, not daily. Addressed with meat mgr.
Labeling (Food not properly labeled 3-602.11, p 93 IAC 481-31.5) Battered, frozen cod needs a listing of ingredients on the label.
License posted/maintained (Most recent inspection report not posted IAC 481-30.3(3)) Post this report on the wall with the license.
Food Temperature/Time Control
Cold hold (PHF food not maintained at 41° F or below 3-501.16, pg 82) Fresh salsa at 45 degrees and chef salads at 62-71 degrees in produce cases, and cheeses at 45 degrees in cheese bunker. These are potentially hazardous foods that need to be kept at 41 degrees or below. Corrected.
Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68) Case of ice from Artic Ice on freezer floor and case of potatoes on floor in meat dept. - store foods at least 6 inches off the floor.
Labeling (Food not properly labeled 3-602.11, p 93 IAC 481-31.5) Ingredients needed on labels for blue cheese in cheese bunker and swiss cheese chunks in cheese display cooler. Small packs of applesauce in distressed merchandise cart are not individually labeled for resale - discard. Back Home Bakery rolls, etc. need name and address of business and the product price on label, and the La Favorita baked goods need the address on the label.
Approved Source/Sound Condition (Non-compliance with food law 3-201.11, p 48)
Accessible/soap & towels provided (Handsink maintained/accessible/restricted use 5-205.11, pg 151) Handsink in meat department had meat grinder parts in it. This sink is for handwashing ONLY - do not store items in it or rinse utensils, etc. in it. Corrected.
Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: provided & accessible 4-302.12(A), pg 120) Thermometer needed in cheese bunker and in produce areas where cut melons, chef salad, fresh salsa and tofu are displayed. Store these foods in the coldest areas of the coolers to keep at 41 degrees or below.
Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129) Dirty knives in meat dept. stored in knife holders with clean knives. Only store clean knives in the holders - knives were removed and the holders cleaned. Corrected. Styrofoam trays for produce were stored on the floor by the garbage can in produce section. Store food contact surfaces at least 6 inches off the floor and away from garbage containers. Corrected.
Food contact surfaces (Storage: equipment/utensils, single service & use items 4-903.11, p 141)
Handling/storage/labeling of toxic items (Inadequate separation from food, equip, utensils, linens, single service 7-201.11, p 182) Chemicals stored with styrofoam trays and other food contact surfaces in meat dept. Reorganize shelves to keep chemicals below and separate from food contact surfaces.
Smoking prohibitions in public buildings (Smoking prohibitions in public buildings: signs posted, ashtrays present, smoking observed. IAC 641-153) Post Iowa approved "No Smoking" signs at all entrances to the building. Check www.IowaSmokefreeAir.gov or call 888/944-2247 for signs.
Labeling (Food not properly labeled 3-602.11, p 93 IAC 481-31.5) Repackaged sliced swiss-american and american cheeses in bunker need ingredients listed on label. Single-serve puddings in the sale cart are not properly labeled for individual sale and need to be removed from the cart - corrected.
Handling/storage/labeling of toxic items (Inadequate separation from food, equip, utensils, linens, single service 7-201.11, p 182) Bottles of detergent stored on top of nuts and salt in backstock area. Reorganize this area to keep all chemicals below and separate from foods. Corrected.