Sazon Latino, 58 N Wyoming St, Hazleton, PA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant name: Sazon Latino
Type: Food
Address: 58 N Wyoming ST, Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: 570-454-8603
Total inspections: 5
Last inspection: 09/29/2011
Last inspection violation count: 4

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

  • Duties of the Person in Charge (46.102)
    Owner/operator of restaurant does not have a Food Safety Certificate.
  • Cleanability of Multiuse Food-Contact Surfaces & CIP equipment (46.542)
    Rusted wire shelving in walk-in cooler.
  • Warewashing Sinks & Drainboards Self-Draining (46.593)
    No straining basket available for dish-washing at three-compartment sink.
  • 3 C.S, 6501-6510 (FEC)
    There is no Food Safety Certificate posted in establishment.
09/29/2011Follow-up
  • Designation of Person in Charge (46.101)
    new owner,no fsc
  • Preventing Cross-Contamination of Packaged and Unpackaged Food by Separation, Packaging & Segregation (46.281)
    raw chicken stored directly on top of raw beef
  • Cold Holding Potentially Hazardous Foods (46.385(a)(2)-(a)(5))
    Internal temp. of foods in walk in cooler----62 deg.fah
  • Handwashing Facility Installation (46.822(b))
    Hand wash faucet leaks and is turned off at the supply between uses
  • Maintaining & Using a Handwashing Facility (46.825(a) & 46.981(h))
    Old food residue, dishes and utensils observed in the handwash sink, indicating uses other than handwashing.
  • Surface Characteristics of Indoor Areas of Food Facilities (46.901)
    missing ceiling tiles
  • 3 C.S, 6501-6510 (FEC)
    No FSC on file
09/27/2011Regular
  • Duties of the Person in Charge (46.102)
    new owner,no fsc
  • Cold Holding Potentially Hazardous Foods (46.385(a)(2)-(a)(5))
    Internal temp. of foods in walk in cooler----50 deg.fah.
  • Cleanability of Ventilation Hood System Filters & Grease Extracting Equipment (46.544(e))
    Filters are greasy and one filter is missing.
  • Warewashing Sinks & Drainboards Self-Draining (46.593)
    no drainboard on 3 compartment sink
  • Maintenance & Operation of Manual Warewashing Equipment (46.676(a)-(c))
    they use the 3 comp.sink to process raw chickens
  • Handwashing Facility Installation (46.822(b))
    Hand wash faucet leaks and is turned off at the supply between uses
  • Surface Characteristics of Indoor Areas of Food Facilities (46.901)
    numerous missing ceiling tiles in kitcheen
  • Outer Openings Protected, Exterior Walls & Roofs Protective Barrier (46.922(e)(f))
    Rear screen door is propped open,and screen is broken
  • 3 C.S, 6501-6510 (FEC)
    no fsc on file
09/21/2011Regular
  • Cold Holding Potentially Hazardous Foods (46.385(a)(2)-(a)(5))
    food temp.in walk in ranges from 53 to 57 ddeg.fah
  • Cleanability of Ventilation Hood System Filters & Grease Extracting Equipment (46.544(e))
    Filters are greasy and one filter is missing.
  • Sanitizing Solution Testing Device Provided & Used (46.634 & 46.674(e))
    Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration
  • Equipment in Good Repair & Proper Adjustment (46.671)
    heavy ice buildup on interior shelves of kitchen upright freezer
  • Handwashing Facility Installation (46.822(b))
    The faucet leaks extremely,and is turned off at the supply between uses
  • Surface Characteristics of Indoor Areas of Food Facilities (46.901)
    dropped kitchen ceiling i s a lair for insect infestation,and only covers an adequate tin ceiling
  • Outer Openings Protected, Exterior Walls & Roofs Protective Barrier (46.922(e)(f))
    entrance door propped open
  • Handwashing Facility - Handwash Cleanser, Hand Drying, Signage, Handwash Aids or Devices Use Restriction (46.941(b)-(e))
    No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the service area to remind food employees to wash their hands.
  • 3 C.S, 6501-6510 (FEC)
    No FSC on file
09/13/2011Regular
  • Designation of Person in Charge (46.101)
    The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of the PA Food Code.
  • Food Storage Requirements & Prohibited Areas (46.321)
    Food is not stored at least 6 inches above the floor (bag of rice).
  • Hot Holding Potentially Hazardous Foods (46.385(a)(1))
    Chicken was held at 122 degrees F rather than 135 degrees F or above as required. Temperature gauge was adjusted and when re-checked, temperature of chicken was 135 degrees F. Kibbee was held at 100 degrees.
  • Cold Holding Potentially Hazardous Foods (46.385(a)(2)-(a)(5))
    Moudongo and yuccas in walk-in cooler were held at 51 degrees F rather than 41 degrees F or below as required.
  • Cleanability of Hot Oil Filtering Equipment, Can Openers, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, & Kick Plates (46.544(a)-(d))
    1. Interior of stove hood is not equipped with filters, is greasy and is due for cleaning. 2. Covering for exterior of stove fan is missing. 3. Freezer is frosting up and neds to be defrosted. 4. Glass door to warming cabinet is broken and a piece of glass is missing.
  • Sanitizing Solution Testing Device Provided & Used (46.634 & 46.674(e))
    Sanitizer test strips on premises are for quaternary ammonia, not chlorine.
  • Storing Clean Items (46.774)
    Store plastic knives and forks with handle extended in direction of waitress to avoid hand contact with eating surface.
  • Maintaining & Using a Handwashing Facility (46.825(a) & 46.981(h))
    The handwash sink in the food preparation area does not have single use towels, continuous towels, or air drying device.
  • Retention, Drainage & Delivery of Sewage, Other Liquid Waste & Rainwater (46.862(b)-(f))
    There is an accumulation of foul-smelling water in furnace in basement and sump pump was not turned on. Odors from the basement are penetrating the food preparation area through two holes in the floor.
  • Covered Waste Receptacle in Women's Toilet Room (46.882(b))
    Lid is missing from wastebasket in Ladies' Room.
  • Cleanability of Floors, Walls, & Ceilings (46.921)
    Floor in walk-in is made of plywood, is exposed to condensate (water), is not sealed and will deteriorate over time because of the condensation. Therefore, it shall be covered or replaced by a more durable, as well as easily cleanable, surface, such as ceramic tiles, galvanized steel, regular tiles, etc. Space at juncture of floor and wall behind rotisserie in kitchen is very large and needs to be sealed and/or covered with cove molding. There are many missing tiles on the kitchen floor: these shall be replaced.
  • Outer Openings Protected, Exterior Walls & Roofs Protective Barrier (46.922(e)(f))
    Visible physical evidence of rodent activity observed in the basement due to the presence of a dead rat. Screen door in the food facility does not protect against the entry of insects.
09/23/2010Regular

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