Taco John's #1, 17 E. 20th Street, Dubuque, IA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Business Info

Name: TACO JOHN'S #1
Type: Other food service establishment
Sub type: Fast Food
Address: 17 E. 20th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Owner and phone: EASTERN IOWA TACO JOHN'S LC.
563 285-9000

Total inspections: 6
Last inspection: 11/13/2009

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

  • Personnel
    • Demonstration of knowledge (Responsibility of person-in-charge 2-201.11, p 28)
      Update employee health reporting policy to reflect new code changes. Forms 1a (two sided), 1b (one sided) located in the rear of the 2005 Food code after the index in Annex 7 may be used as a tool.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (In-use utensils, between use storage 3-304.12, p 65)
      Ice scoop handle touching ice at inspection. Store scoop with handle out of contact with ice.
  • Other Operations
    • Adequate pest control (Outer openings, protected 6-202.15, p 170)
      Rear door requires a new weatherstrip.
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Uncovered receptacle ladies toilet room 5-501.17, p 160)
      Provide covered waste women's restroom.
    • License posted/maintained (Most recent inspection report not posted IAC 481-30.3(3))
      Post most recent inspection visible to consumer.
11/13/2009Routine
  • Personnel
    • Demonstration of knowledge (Responsibility of person-in-charge 2-201.11, p 28)
      Update employee reporting to reflect new code changes. Forms 1a, 1b from Annex 7 located in rear of code after index may be used as a template.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Handwashing facilities (Handwashing signs not posted 6-301.14, pg 173)
      Post handwashing signs at each handsink. Signs are available free at www.profoodsafety.org
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129)
      Non critical. Inside of ice maker requires a more thorough cleaning
  • Other Operations
    • Adequate pest control (Outer openings, protected 6-202.15, p 170)
      Rear door has a large door gap and needs a new weatherstrip.
    • License posted/maintained (Most recent inspection report not posted IAC 481-30.3(3))
12/11/2008Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 10/31/2007Re-Check
  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Cold hold (PHF food not maintained at 41° F or below 3-501.16, pg 82)
      Sour cream 47 degrees in make table. Maximum allowable temperature is 41 degrees. Staff stated time would be used as a public health control however time was not tracked at inspection. Product after four hours must be disposed of. Health Department will verfy new refrigerator by date agreed to. If refrigerator not replaced per agreement enforcement will be pursued with Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces not clean to sight or touch 4-601.11, p 129)
      Non critical Ice maker requires a more thorough cleaning.
    • Non-food contact surfaces (Equipment: location/installation/repair/adjustment 4-401.11, 4-402.11, 4-501.11, p 121-123)
      Gaskets torn on freezer doors and need replacement.
  • Other Operations
    • Adequate pest control (Outer openings, protected 6-202.15, p 170)
      Provide new weatherstrip to rear door.
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities not kept clean, cleaning done to minimize exposure to food 6-501.12, p 176)
      Diffusers require a more thorough cleaning.
10/23/2007Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 6/30/2006Other (Explain In Notes)
  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Cold hold (PHF food not maintained at 41° F or below 3-501.16, pg 82)
      Provide timer for shredded cheese.
  • Other Operations
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Physical facilities not kept clean, cleaning done to minimize exposure to food 6-501.12, p 176)
      Floor under prep counter requires a more thorough cleaning. Fenced aa by dumpster requires a more thorough cleaning.
    • License posted/maintained (License not posted/displayed 8-304.11, p 200)
6/29/2006Other (Explain In Notes)

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