Palo Mini Mart, 1204 1st St, Palo, IA 52324 - inspection findings and violations



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Name: PALO MINI MART
Address: 1204 1st St, Palo, IA 52324
Phone: 319-533-7845
Total inspections: 4
Last inspection: 07/08/2015

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Inspection findings

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  • Ventilation hood system and filters designed to be cleanable, prevent dripping, and are adequate to prevent grease or condensation from collecting on walls and ceilings
    Observation: Vents in walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer and in the kitchen are dusty. Must clean as often as necessary to prevent dripping and contamination.
  • Indoor and outdoor surfaces
    Observation: Floor tiles are chipped and broken at the delivery entrance door at the back storage area. Manager replaced some tiles and has already service scheduled to fix it and repair.This is repeat violation.
  • Equipment location, installation, repair, and adjustment
    Observation: Both doors in reach-in cooler under prep table has torn gaskets. Must replace gasket to maintain proper seal.
  • Light intensity
    Observation: Light bulbs are not working in a deli sandwich reach-in cooler and a "Frozen food" cooler (pizza). Must provide adequate light intensity in the area where is food stored inside reach-in refrigerators for easily cleaning and maintaining.
  • Sanitizers
    Observation: Chlorine sanitizer was too strong over 400 ppm when tested. Chlorine sanitizer concentration must be maintained between 200 ppm and 400 ppm. Replaced with the fresh one. Corrected at time of inspection.COS.
  • Discarding ready to eat, PHF/TCS food prepared on-site or opened commercial container held at 41°F for 7 days
    Observation: Nacho cheese not date marked in the dispenser in consumer area. Manager said they discard weekly every Monday per their-instruction. May not hold TCS (time/temp control for safety) food longer than 7 days from date of opening/preparation. Advised to put the date or day the original container is opened in with a procedure to discard the food on, or before the last date or day by which the food must be consumed on the premises, sold, or discarded. Corrected on site. COS
07/08/2015Regular
  • Light bulbs, protective shielding
    Observation: Upright freezer had the shield removed when taking out donuts and was not replaced to cover the light. CORRECTED ON SITE.
  • Common name-working containers
    Observation: "WOW" a degreaser was not labeled. Working containers used for storing POISONOUS OR TOXIC MATERIALS such as cleaners and SANITIZERS taken from bulk supplies shall be clearly and individually identified with the common name of the material. CORRECTED ON SITE.
  • Storage of clean equipment and utensils
    Observation: One box of cones for ice cream are stored on the floor. ALL food items shall always be at least 6" off the floor to prevent contamination. CORRECTED ON SITE.
  • Drying mops
    Observation: Two mops not air drying. ALL mops After use, mops shall be placed in a position that allows them to air-dry without soiling walls, EQUIPMENT, or supplies. CORRECTED ON SITE.
  • Food is properly labeled
    Observation: Over-all labeling is excellent. Continue to work providing ingredients for pizza's and frozen fried food items.
  • Indoor and outdoor surfaces
    Observation: Some tiles are broken and cracked at the delivery side door and the entrance to the storage room. The tiles at this time are not smooth and cleanable surface. Repair as needed.
05/12/2014Routine
  • Roasts held at a temperature of 130°F or above
    Convience store reach-in cooler has ambient air temp 51.1 degrees. MAnager reports cooler was in temp this morning. All potentially hazardous food must be maintained at 41 degrees or less. All product moved and temp on cooler to be monitored. --Hot dogs on roller were temped at 125.2 and brats at 128.5 degrees. All potentially hazardous foods must be maintained at 135 degrees or higher. Manager stated product had been on rooler since 5 am. All product discarded. CORRECTED.
  • Food is properly labeled
    Sandwiches made on site are not labeled with ingredient list. Labeles on or with packaged food must include name of product, ingredient list, name and place of buisness of manufacturer, and major allergen information. Label packged sandwiches.
  • Separating raw animal foods from raw ready to eat food and separating raw animal food from cooked ready to eat foods
    Cartons of eggs are being stored over contanioers of milk in reach-in cooler. All food must be stored in a manner that will prevent contamination. Store raw egs on bottom shelve.
  • Cleanability of floors, walls, and ceilings
    Several ceiling tiles are missing in employee RR. Replace tiles as needed.
06/24/2013Routine
  • Food is properly labeled
    Sandwiches made on site are not labeled with ingredient list. Labeles on or with packaged food must include name of product, ingredient list, name and place of buisness of manufacturer, and major allergen information. Label packged sandwiches.
  • Separating raw animal foods from raw ready to eat food and separating raw animal food from cooked ready to eat foods
    Cartons of eggs are being stored over contanioers of milk in reach-in cooler. All food must be stored in a manner that will prevent contamination. Store raw egs on bottom shelve.
  • Roasts held at a temperature of 130°F or above
    Convience store reach-in cooler has ambient air temp 51.1 degrees. MAnager reports cooler was in temp this morning. All potentially hazardous food must be maintained at 41 degrees or less. All product moved and temp on cooler to be monitored. --Hot dogs on roller were temped at 125.2 and brats at 128.5 degrees. All potentially hazardous foods must be maintained at 135 degrees or higher. Manager stated product had been on rooler since 5 am. All product discarded. CORRECTED.
  • Cleanability of floors, walls, and ceilings
    Several ceiling tiles are missing in employee RR. Replace tiles as needed.
06/24/2013Routine

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