Name: RYAN'S STEAKHOUSE
Type: Restaurant without liquor
Sub type: Full Service
Address: 230 Collins Rd Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Owner and phone: BUFFETS INC. 319-377-9722
Total inspections: 7
Last inspection: 7/28/2010
Back flow/back siphonage protection (Air gap, design: 1" minimum or 2 X supply inlet, whichever is greater 5-202.13, p 149) Provide a 1" air gap between the ice machine condensation lines and the receiving plumbing fixture to prevent back flow siponage.
Non-food contact surfaces (Nonfood-contact surfaces: designed, cleanable 4-202.16, p 107) The stainless steel plate covering the old pop station must be caulked to provided a easily cleanable surface.
Walls, floors, ceiling, lighting (Floors, walls, ceilings installed, are not easily cleanable 6-201.11, p 166) The flooring materials in the newly remodeled areas must be installed so that they are easily cleanable.
Other (Explain In Notes)
No violation noted during this evaluation.
Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68) Boxes of produce stored on floor of walk-in cooler. Box of food stored on floor under shelves and box of shredded potatoes on floor by shelves in walk-in freezer. All food shall be stored on shelves at least six inches off floor.
Labeling (Food not properly labeled 3-602.11, p 93 IAC 481-31.5) Black container of sugar stored on shelf in bakery room not labeled with contents. Need to label containers with contents when food is removed from original package, especially those foods that are white colored.
Accessible/soap & towels provided (Handsink maintained/accessible/restricted use 5-205.11, pg 151) The handsink in the meat prep room is not accessible as a large yellow cannister containing breading mixes is in front of sink. Need to keep handsinks easily accessible for use. Manager plans to move breading mix to smaller storage containers and remove large yellow from prep room.
Plumbing: installed/maintained (Plumbing maintained in good repair 5-205.15, p 153) The area around drain in dishroom has some standing water. Per manager, there is a broken area of tile in the plumbing system of dishroom that will be repaired in near future. The drain in meat prep room was recently repaired and is now draining properly.
Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129) 1) One of rubber spatulas on wall rack is torn and no longer cleanable. Spatula was discarded during inspection. CORRECTED. 2) Food contact surfaces in need of cleaning include: 1) Lower shelf of prep table where cutting boards are stored, 2) Shelf above prep sink in bakery room, 3) Inside surfaces of Traulsen reach-in cooler where bakery items are held, 4) Shelves of dry storage room where there is spillage, 5) Upper racks of reach-in cooler at salad prep area.
Food contact surfaces (Utensils not maintained in good repair 4-502.11(A), p 128)
Non-food contact surfaces (Wiping cloths, in sanitizing solution, used one purpose 3-304.14, p 66)
Ventilation (Ventilation system, air ducts, filters not kept clean 6-501.14, p 177) 1) Ceiling vents in all restrooms are getting a large amount of dust build-up. 2) Vent system/grills above fry station and grill are getting grease build-up and need to be cleaned.
Consumer advisory posted (Consumer advisory: consumer advisory language posted does not comply with requirements in the code 3-603.11(C), pg 95) Per 2005 Food Code, the Consumer advisory now has a second component: A Disclosure statement identifying the specific foods that are undercooked must be identified in addition to the Reminder statement that is already required. Manager plans to have new placard made to identify which items are offered undercooked and display on make station. Information on new requirement given to manager.
Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Uncovered receptacle ladies toilet room 5-501.17, p 160) Need to provide a covered receptacle in employee women's restroom for the disposal of sanitary napkins.
Smoking area: designated/posted (Smoking prohibitions in public buildings: signs posted, ashtrays present, smoking observed. IAC 641-153) "No Smoking" sign needs to be posted on entrance to establishment per sign requirement. Sign given to post.
Cross-Contamination Protection (Inadequate protection from cross-contamination 3-302.11, p 61) Raw chicken stored over pizza in refrigerated kitchen cabinet. Corrected during inspection. Food is being stored correctly in the meat cooler.
Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129) Hobart mixer is not being used and is to be removed from the kitchen. Pizza oven remains to be cleaned. Ice cream machine has been cleaned and has been placed on weekly cleaning schedule. Mixer in dessert area needs more frequent cleaning.
Refuse, recyclables, returnables (Waste receptacles not provided where needed (handsink, etc) 5-501.16 (B&C), p 160, 6-301.20, p 173) Need to provide wastebaskets at handwashing sinks and in men's employee restroom.
Cross-Contamination Protection (Inadequate protection from cross-contamination 3-302.11, p 61) Raw chicken and beef are being stored above green beans and frozen pizza in the refrigerator cabinet in the kitchen. A bin of raw chicken is stored over beef and eggs in the walkin cooler. Raw animal foods shall be stored in such a way as to prevent cross contmination of other foods. Corrected during inspection.
Accessible/soap & towels provided (Handsink maintained/accessible/restricted use 5-205.11, pg 151) A dish was found in one of the handwashing sinks in the kitchen. A handwashing sink may not be used for any other purposes.
Plumbing: installed/maintained (Plumbing maintained in good repair 5-205.15, p 153) The spray hose at the dish sink is leaking and water is dripping and pooling onto surfaces. Need to repair.
Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: provided & accessible 4-302.12(A), pg 120) No thermometer was found in the refrigerator cabinet in the kitchen. Thermometers shall be provided and accessible in all refrigerated units.
Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129) The pizza oven, undersurface of the Hobart mixer, both ice cream machines, and the mixer in the dessert area have build-up and need to be cleaned more frequently.
Handling/storage/labeling of toxic items (Working containers not identified with common name of material 7-102.11, p 181) Unlabeled spray bottle of cleaning solution in employees' mens restroom. All working containers of toxic items shall be labeled with the common name of the material.
Refuse, recyclables, returnables (Waste receptacles not provided where needed (handsink, etc) 5-501.16 (B&C), p 160, 6-301.20, p 173) Need to provide wastebaskets at the handwashing sinks and in men's employee restroom.
License posted/maintained (License not posted/displayed 8-304.11, p 200) Unable to locate license. Need to obtain copy from Linn County Public Health and post in an area conspicuous to consumers.
Plumbing: installed/maintained (Plumbing system: approved design/constructed/installed 5-202.11, p 148 IC 137F.12) The heat tape on the condensate line inside the walk-in freezer does not appear to be operational. Water has dripped onto boxes of stored food beneath the evaporator. Make repairs as needed.
Walls, floors, ceiling, lighting (Floors, walls, ceilings installed, are not easily cleanable 6-201.11, p 166)
Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities not kept clean, cleaning done to minimize exposure to food 6-501.12, p 176) Clean the floor under the main server station at the south end of the building.
Accessible/soap & towels provided (Hand drying not provided 6-301.12, p 173) Provide hand drying facilities at all hand sinks throughout the facility.
Back flow/back siphonage protection (Air gap, design: 1" minimum or 2 X supply inlet, whichever is greater 5-202.13, p 149) Provide an air gap of at least one inch at the food prep sinks in the kitchen. The plumbing must be directed to the nearby floor sinks.
Plumbing: installed/maintained (Plumbing system: approved design/constructed/installed 5-202.11, p 148 IC 137F.12) The drain lines from the two ice machines must be sloped to drain. The drains from the ice makers as well as the ice bins must be hard plumbed. The water line for the coffee at the rear server area is leaking and must be repaired. A new toilet is being installed in the men's employee restroom.
Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: inaccurate 4-203.11 & 12, p 107, 4-502.11(B)(C), p 128) The temperature gauge on the hot cabinet is not reading the correct temperature. Repair or provide an internal thermometer.
Non-food contact surfaces (Nonfood-contact surfaces: designed, cleanable 4-202.16, p 107) Remove the shipping paper from the front of the dishmachine and the interior of the dessert machines.
Walls, floors, ceiling, lighting (Materials characteristics for floors, walls, & ceilings 6-101.11, p 165)
Ventilation (Heating, air conditioning, ventilation designed so that food not contaminated 6-202.12, p 169)
Consumer advisory posted (Consumer advisory: for raw or under-cooked animal foods not posted 3-603.11(A), pg 95) Consumer advisory yet to be posted. Left the required language.
Refuse, recyclables, returnables (Facilities for refuse, recyclables, returnables 5-501.11-13 & 15, 16, p 159-160)