Name: SAM'S SODAS & SANDWICHES
Address: 127 W 5th, Carroll, IA 51401
Total inspections: 2
Last inspection: 08/06/2014
Mechanical warewashing equipment, hot water sanitizing temperatures Observation: Dish machine test strip didn't turn black after 6 wash cycles.
Foods are cooled using appropriate methods Observation: Gravy and leftover crock foods from lunch sit out too long too hot before being put away.
PHF/TCS foods maintained at 41°F or below, except during preparation, cooling, cooling, or when time is used as a public health control Observation: Wrap cooler and upright cooler - holding at 50 degrees.
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 are heavily soiled and drip grease onto cooking equipment.
Manual warewashing equipment, hot water sanitizing temperatures Observation: There are a few large items that do not fit in dishwasher to be washed, rinsed, and sanitized -there is only one basin to manually wash dishes. This is a double basin - one side food prep/dishwashing other side handwashing with shared faucet.
Plumbing system maintained in good repair Observation: Leak under dishwasher coming from pipe adjacent to.
Equipment used for heating, holding, and cooling of food shall be sufficient in number and capacity to provide adequate food temperatures Observation: One double refrigerator and one upright freezer and several small freezers for frozen food may not be adequate to hold food below 41 degrees during busy service times and cooling of prepared foods and leftovers.
Physical facilities maintained clean: Cleaning frequency, restrictions, and methods Observation: Floors under cooking equipment are greasy.
Demonstration of Knowledge Observation: Multiple food safety violations that indicate lack of food safety training and knowledge.
Foods are cooled using appropriate methods Observation: Re-hydrated hashbrowns stored at 108 degrees in ice cream pail. Moved to shallow metal pan at time of inspection.
Non-food contact surfaces and food contact surfaces of cooking equipment and pans are clean Observation: Outside of fryers are grease laden. --Observation: Inside of freezers are heavily frosted over not allowing for optimum space for frozen food.
Refuse, recyclables, and returnables storage, maintenance, and removal
Mechanical warewashing equipment, hot water sanitizing temperatures Observation: Mechanical dish washer not reaching 180 degree sanitize to turn indicator strip black. Repeat violation from previous inspections.
A temperature measuring device with a suitable small diameter probe is provided and readily accessible to measure the temperature of thin foods Observation: Thermometer is not designed to take temperature of thin foods.
PHF/TCS foods maintained at 41°F or below, except during preparation, cooling, cooling, or when time is used as a public health control Observation: Small wrap cooler holding at 50 degrees. Turned down at time of inspection.
Bare hand contact with ready to eat foods Observation: Bare hand contact with ready to eat vegetables and bread during prep and service. No gloves on site - no barriers being used for ready to eat foods.
The ability to explain the responsibility of the person in charge for preventing the transmission of foodborne disease by a food employee who has a disease or medical condition that may cause foodborne disease. Observation: Employee health reporting agreement not in place.