Mother Nature's Lounge, 1027 Central Ave., Estherville, IA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Business Info

Name: MOTHER NATURE'S LOUNGE
Type: Restaurant with liquor
Sub type: Full Service
Address: 1027 Central Ave., Estherville, IA 51334
Owner and phone: ENAL, INC.
(712)362-9004

Total inspections: 11
Last inspection: 3/30/2010

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

No violation noted during this evaluation. 3/30/2010Routine
  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Adequate cooling for cooked/prepared food (Improper cooling methods 3-501.15, pg 81)
  • Food Source/Handling
    • 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. Corrected on site.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Accessible/soap & towels provided (Hand drying not provided 6-301.12, p 173)
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129)
      Back bar has cold plate in ice bin. Glasses in front bar dirty. Corrected on site.
    • Food contact surfaces (Beverage tubing/cold plates in contact with stored ice 4-204.16, p 110)
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Wiping cloths, in sanitizing solution, used one purpose 3-304.14, p 66)
  • Other Operations
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Uncovered receptacle ladies toilet room 5-501.17, p 160)
2/5/2009Routine
  • Personnel
    • Good hygienic practices (Eating, drinking or using tobacco 2-401.11, p 45)
      Personal drink containers must have lids.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Misc. sources of contamination 3-307.11, p 72)
      Ice bins must have lids in place when not in use.
  • Warewashing
    • Adequate warewashing facilities (No test kit for checking concentration of sanitizer 4-302.14, p 120)
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Accessible/soap & towels provided (Hand drying not provided 6-301.12, p 173)
      Bar needs to have papertowels available.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: provided & accessible 4-302.12(A), pg 120)
      Bar cooler needs thermometer inside. Milk
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129)
      Pop dispensers in bar dirty, drain hose plugged, not clean. Cutting boards on top of microwave not clean.
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Nonfood-contact surfaces not clean 4-601.11(C), p 129, 4-602.13, p 133)
      Wiping cloths not maintained in sanitizer between use. Shelving in prep area not clean. Other shelving throughout not clean.
    • Walls, floors, ceiling, lighting (Floors, walls, ceilings installed, are not easily cleanable 6-201.11, p 166)
      Ceiling tiles in bar not smooth and easily cleanable.
  • Other Operations
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Uncovered receptacle ladies toilet room 5-501.17, p 160)
1/28/2008Routine
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Date Marking (Inadequate date marking of ready-to-eat foods 3-501.17, p 83)
      Potato salad, cottage cheese, and Deli meats. Discussed deli meat usage, current system ok. Corrected on site.
  • Warewashing
    • Adequate warewashing facilities (Drainboards provided for soiled and cleaned items 4-301.13, p 118)
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Accessible/soap & towels provided (Hand drying not provided 6-301.12, p 173)
      Bar
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Equipment & utensils: designed, constructed 4-201.11, p 105)
      Dispensing cups/utensils must have handles.
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Nonfood-contact surfaces not clean 4-601.11(C), p 129, 4-602.13, p 133)
      Food tray in cooler dirty. Shelving under food prep areas dirty.
    • Walls, floors, ceiling, lighting (Lights not shielded 6-202.11, p 168)
      Store room
  • Other Operations
    • Consumer advisory posted (Consumer advisory: for raw or under-cooked animal foods not posted 3-603.11(A), pg 95)
      Discussed - will place statement at door.
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities, not maintained in good repair 6-501.11, p 176)
      Floor in storeroom in poor repair. Replace/repair.
5/8/2007Routine
  • Personnel
    • Good hygienic practices (Eating, drinking or using tobacco 2-401.11, p 45)
      Open beverage containers in unapproved area.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Date Marking (Inadequate date marking of ready-to-eat foods 3-501.17, p 83)
      Mrs. Gerry's salads and sliced meats must be date marked. Product must be used within 7 days of opening product. Corrected
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
      Potatoes stored on the floor.
  • Warewashing
    • Manual washing/sanitizing (Inadequate sanitation of food contact surfaces/utensils 4-702.11, p 137)
      Facility was not sanitizing food contact surfaces. Advised the owner that a sanitization process must occur. Advised to use Bleach, until another form of sanitizing was in place. Barware is being sanitized.
    • Adequate warewashing facilities (Drainboards provided for soiled and cleaned items 4-301.13, p 118)
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Accessible/soap & towels provided (Hand drying not provided 6-301.12, p 173)
      Paper towels required at bar handsinks.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: inaccurate 4-203.11 & 12, p 107, 4-502.11(B)(C), p 128)
    • Food contact surfaces (In-use utensils, between use storage 3-304.12, p 65)
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Nonfood-contact surfaces not clean 4-601.11(C), p 129, 4-602.13, p 133)
      Bar shelving and shelving under food prep surfaces must be cleaned.
  • Other Operations
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities, not maintained in good repair 6-501.11, p 176)
      Repair storeroom floor.
1/31/2006Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 2/4/2005Re-Check
  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Cold hold (PHF food not maintained at 41° F or below 3-501.16, pg 82)
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Misc. sources of contamination 3-307.11, p 72)
    • Approved Source/Sound Condition (Sound condition: disposition of ready-to-eat foods 3-501.18, p 85)
  • Warewashing
    • Adequate warewashing facilities (Drainboards provided for soiled and cleaned items 4-301.13, p 118)
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Accessible/soap & towels provided (Handsink maintained/accessible/restricted use 5-205.11, pg 151)
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: inaccurate 4-203.11 & 12, p 107, 4-502.11(B)(C), p 128)
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129)
    • Food contact surfaces (In-use utensils, between use storage 3-304.12, p 65)
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Nonfood-contact surfaces not clean 4-601.11(C), p 129, 4-602.13, p 133)
  • 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 (Uncovered receptacle ladies toilet room 5-501.17, p 160)
    • License posted/maintained (License not posted/displayed 8-304.11, p 200)
1/4/2005Routine
No report available.4/26/2004Routine
No report available.11/19/2003Routine
No report available.10/17/2002Routine
No report available.10/12/2001Routine

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