Mj Tienda Mexicana, 1524 E Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: MJ TIENDA MEXICANA
Type: Convenience store
Sub type: Dairy
Address: 1524 E Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50316
Owner and phone: MJ TIENDA MEXICANA INC.
515-288-3188

Total inspections: 5
Last inspection: 8/18/2010

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Cold hold (PHF food not maintained at 41° F or below 3-501.16, pg 82)
      Observed uncooked chorizo out (for sale) at room temperature. Keep below 41*.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Date Marking (Inadequate date marking of ready-to-eat foods 3-501.17, p 83)
      Observed cooked meats stored in walk in cooler not datemarked with preparation date- Do not use past 7 days.
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
      Observed boxes of raw meat and produce stored on walkin cooler floor. Observed food stored on floor in walk in freezer.
    • Labeling (Food not properly labeled 3-602.11, p 93 IAC 481-31.5)
      Observed mole packed on site that is not properly labled. Lables shall include: Name of product, Ingredients, Weight, and Name and address of where it was packaged.
    • Cross-Contamination Protection (Inadequate protection from cross-contamination 3-302.11, p 61)
      Observed raw meats stored over cooked foods in walkin cooler.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Handwashing facilities (Handwashing signs not posted 6-301.14, pg 173)
      Signage not posted at handsink in restroom.
    • Accessible/soap & towels provided (Hand drying not provided 6-301.12, p 173)
      Hand drying (disposable towels) not available at handsinks.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Cutting surfaces on blocks or boards not maintained 4-501.12, p 123)
    • Walls, floors, ceiling, lighting (Lights not shielded 6-202.11, p 168)
      Lights not shielded under hood vent.
  • Other Operations
    • Adequate pest control (Outer openings, protected 6-202.15, p 170)
      Observed large gaps around door (from outside) in walkin cooler.
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities, not maintained in good repair 6-501.11, p 176)
8/18/2010Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 11/4/2009Other (Explain In Notes)
No violation noted during this evaluation. 7/28/2009Re-Check
  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Hot hold (PHF food not maintained at 135°F or above 3-501.16(1), p 82)
      Observed hot case items not maintaining 135 degrees or above.
  • Personnel
    • Demonstration of knowledge (Duties of person-in-charge 2-103.11, p 26)
      Establishment unable to provide written employee health policy.
  • 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)
      Observed food not properly labeled.
    • 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.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Handwashing facilities (Handwashing signs not posted 6-301.14, pg 173)
      Handwashing signs must be posted at all handsinks used by employees.
    • Plumbing: installed/maintained (Plumbing maintained in good repair 5-205.15, p 153)
      Observed small leak from kitchen handsink.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: provided & accessible 4-302.12(A), pg 120)
      Establishment must provide thermometers in all hot and cold holding units.
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129)
      Observed meat slicer not kept clean. Observed cutting boards not in good repair.
    • 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)
      Observed wiping cloths not maintained in sanitizer solution.
    • Walls, floors, ceiling, lighting (Floors, walls, ceilings installed, are not easily cleanable 6-201.11, p 166)
  • Other Operations
    • Adequate pest control (Outer openings, protected 6-202.15, p 170)
      Observed gap under bottom of back door.
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities not kept clean, cleaning done to minimize exposure to food 6-501.12, p 176)
      Observed general cleaning needed throughout establishment.
7/14/2009Routine
  • 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)
      Observed several food items not properly labeled.
8/20/2008Pre-Opening

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