Pita'z Inc., 1057 N. Centerpoint Rd., Hiawatha, IA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: PITA'Z INC.
Type: RS-00
Sub type: Full Service
Address: 1057 N. Centerpoint Rd., Hiawatha, IA 52233
Owner and phone: ELIAS ELIAS
(319) 573-7877

Total inspections: 1
Last inspection: 6/4/2010

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Inspection findings

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  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Re-heating to 165°F in 2 hrs (Inadequate re-heating for hot holding (time/temperature) 3-403.11, p 77)
      Soup was being reheated in crockpot and rice was being reheated in hot hold. Soup and rice was 62 degrees and 57 degrees respectively. Reheat food so that all parts of the food reach a temperature of at least 165 degrees for at least 15 seconds. CORRECTED ON SITE.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Cross-Contamination Protection (Consumer self-service of raw unpackaged animal foods 3-306.13(A), p 71)
      Raw chicken was being stored above ground beef and other raw meats in the walk-in cooler. Organize raw meats according to the provided chart--raw veg on top followed by raw fish, whole cuts of beef or pork, raw ground meats, and raw chicken. CORRECTED ON SITE.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Nonfood-contact surfaces: designed, cleanable 4-202.16, p 107)
    • Ventilation (Ventilation/hoods/devices/systems inadequate 4-301.14, p 119, 6-304.11, p 174)

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