The Family Table, 817 Mechanic Street, Decorah, IA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Business Info

Name: The FAMILY TABLE
Type: Restaurant without liquor
Sub type: Full Service
Address: 817 Mechanic Street, Decorah, IA 52101
Owner and phone: S.S. GOSSLING CORP.
Total inspections: 26
Last inspection: 11/30/2009

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
    • Handling of ready-to-eat foods (No direct bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods 3-301.11, p 59)
      Employees handling breads with bare hands. Bare hand contact with ready to eat foods is prohibited - glove use is required or use tongs, spatula, etc.
  • Warewashing
    • Mechanical washing/sanitizing (Chemical sanitization (concentration): temp/pH/hardness 4-501.114, p 127)
      No detectable level of sanitizer found in dishwashing machine. Container of sanitizer was empty - replaced and primed. Corrected.
11/30/2009Routine
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
      Cases of food stored on walk-in freezer floor - install more shelves. Repeat.
    • Cross-Contamination Protection (Inadequate protection from cross-contamination 3-302.11, p 61)
      Raw meat stored above produce in walk-in cooler. Store meat below and separate from produce and other foods. Corrected.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Food contact surfaces (Food contact surfaces, characteristics 4-101.11, p 101)
      Cloth towels are in direct contact with dough on basement table. Put a plastic wrap on the dough first, then cover with a towel. Cloth is not an approved food contact surface.
  • Other Operations
    • Smoking area: designated/posted (Smoking prohibitions in public buildings: signs posted, ashtrays present, smoking observed. IAC 641-153)
      There is no Iowa approved "No Smoking" sign on the back door. All entrances used by customers, employees and delivery drivers are required to have the Iowa signs. Check www.IowaSmokefreeAir.gov for signs.
12/4/2008Routine
  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Cold hold (PHF food not maintained at 41° F or below 3-501.16, pg 82)
      A flat of eggs and cream pies were held at room temperature. Remind employees to only cool the pies at room temperature for a short period of time then place them in the refrigerator, and keep eggs in the cooler until ready to use. Corrected.
    • Hot hold (PHF food not maintained at 135°F or above 3-501.16(1), p 82)
      White gravy and chopped ham held on grill - temperature of the gravy was 130 degrees. Move the foods to a warmer section of the grill to maintain temps at 140 degrees or above. Corrected.
  • Personnel
    • Proper handwashing (Where to wash 2-301.15, p 42)
      Employee washed hands in the pot sink next to the dishwashing machine. Remind employees to use the designated handsink.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
      Cases of food on walk-in freezer floor. Install more shelves to keep food at least 6 inches off the floor.
  • Warewashing
    • Mechanical washing/sanitizing (Sanitization requirement/methods: hot water or chemical 4-702.11, 4-703.11, p 137)
      No detectable level of sanitizer in dishwashing machine. Bottle was nearly empty and was replaced, pump was primed - corrected.
10/29/2007Routine
  • Food Temperature/Time Control
    • Cold hold (PHF food not maintained at 41° F or below 3-501.16, pg 82)
      Cream pies were 70 degrees and held at room temperature. If these pies have been out at room temperature for longer than 4 hours, they need to be discarded. Corrected. The new walk-in cooler is being installed and the condenser is working, but the door is open during the work and there is food inside. First, there should be no food in there until it has been operating for 24 hours and not while they are working on the unit.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Food on display not protected from contamination 3-306.11, p 70)
      Foods on grill prep cooler top need to be kept covered when not in use - corrected.
  • Plumbing/Water/Sewage
    • Accessible/soap & towels provided (Handsink maintained/accessible/restricted use 5-205.11, pg 151)
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: provided & accessible 4-302.12(A), pg 120)
      Thermometer needed in grill prep cooler - repeat.
  • Other Operations
    • Inside physical facilities designed/maintained (Uncovered receptacle ladies toilet room 5-501.17, p 160)
    • Smoking area: designated/posted (Smoking prohibitions in public buildings: signs posted, ashtrays present, smoking observed. IAC 641-153)
      Employees currently smoke in the kitchen by the fryers. Designate a smoking area in the basement break room or outside. Smoking is prohibited in food preparation and serving and dishwashing areas. Do not store the ash trays or cigarettes in these areas as well.
12/21/2006Routine
  • Personnel
    • Good hygienic practices (Eating, drinking or using tobacco 2-401.11, p 45)
      Open beverage containers in unapproved area - corrected on site.
  • Food Source/Handling
    • Food Protection (Storage, clean, off-the-floor 3-305.11, p 68)
    • Labeling (Food working containers not identified with common name of food 3-302.12, p 63)
      Flour, sugar, cornstarch, etc. containers not labeled.
  • Facility/Equipment Requirements
    • Thermometers provided/accurate (Thermometers: provided & accessible 4-302.12(A), pg 120)
      Prep Cooler
11/3/2005Routine
No violation noted during this evaluation. 6/7/2005Routine
No report available.5/24/2004Routine
No report available.6/12/2003Routine
No report available.10/23/2002Routine
No report available.3/21/2002Routine
No report available.8/15/2001Routine
No report available.2/13/2001Routine
No report available.8/22/2000Routine
No report available.2/25/2000Routine
No report available.6/7/1999Routine
No report available.12/14/1998Routine
No report available.7/9/1998Routine
No report available.12/18/1997Routine
No report available.11/20/1996Routine
No report available.8/27/1996Routine
No report available.8/22/1995Routine
No report available.8/30/1994Routine
No report available.11/9/1993Routine
No report available.11/23/1992Routine
No report available.8/1/1991Routine
No report available.5/1/1990Routine

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