Tito`s Mexican Store, 39 N Washington St, Gettysburg, PA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant name: TITO`S MEXICAN STORE
Type: Food
Address: 39 N WASHINGTON ST, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-334-9813
Total inspections: 4
Last inspection: 10/25/2011
Last inspection violation count: 8

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

  • Reheating Food (46.365)
    Observed various foods, beef,chicken,sauce, and cheese sauce taken from refrigerator and put into steam table without being heated to 165 degrees fro 15 seconds prior to hot holding. Foods were reheated. Owner was informed about the importance of reheating foods and translated information to employees.
  • Materials in Multiuse Utensils & Food-Contact Surfaces (46.521)
    Observed plastic container lid that was melted. corrected
  • Sanitizing Solution Testing Device Provided & Used (46.634 & 46.674(e))
    Lack of chemical test strips
  • Equipment in Good Repair & Proper Adjustment (46.671)
    Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the ice machine.
  • Food Temperature Measuring Devices Calibrated (46.691(b))
    Thermometers for ensuring proper food temperatures are not calibrated and/or functioning properly.
  • Frequency of Cleaning Nonfood-Contact Surfaces (46.714)
    Hood filters have static dust and grease.
  • Covered Waste Receptacle in Women's Toilet Room (46.882(b))
    Women's toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.
  • Handwashing Facility - Handwash Cleanser, Hand Drying, Signage, Handwash Aids or Devices Use Restriction (46.941(b)-(e))
    Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the kitchen area. corrected
10/25/2011Regular
No violation noted during this evaluation. 08/18/2010Follow-up
  • Sanitizing Solution Testing Device Provided & Used (46.634 & 46.674(e))
    Lack of chemical test strips.
  • Chemical Sanitization for Mechanical or Manual Warewashing Equipment (46.674(d))
    Lack of chemical test strips to determine proper concentration of sanitizing solutions. Determining chemical sanitizer concentration. Concentration of the sanitizing solution shall be accurately determined by using a test kit or other device. Immediate corrective action is required.
07/19/2010Follow-up
  • Duties of the Person in Charge (46.102)
    The owners failed in their duties and responsibilities as the Person in Charge (PIC) in that employees are not trained in food safety as it relates to their assigned duties and are not following or ensuring that this establishment is operated according to the PA Food Code. See inspection violations. Immediate corrective action is required.
  • Cleanliness of Hands and Exposed Portions of Arms (46.131)
    Lack of soap at the hand wash sink in the kitchen for employee hand washing.
  • In-Use Utensils & Between Use Storage (46.302)
    Common bowls, cups or food containers observed without handles in direct contact with bulk food ingredients.
  • Food Storage Requirements & Prohibited Areas (46.321)
    Observed some food items being stored on the floor in the retail portion of this store/restaurant. Immediate corrective action is required.
  • Thawing Potentially Hazardous Food (46.383)
    Observed raw chicken, raw shrimp, and raw calamari being thawed at room temperature in one basin of the three basin sinks. Ambient air temperature of the kitchen at 9:30 a.m. was 97 degrees F. The airconditioning is either is not working or the owner has it turned off.
  • Chemical Sanitization for Mechanical or Manual Warewashing Equipment (46.674(d))
    Lack of chemical test strips to determine proper concentration of sanitizing solutions. Determining chemical sanitizer concentration. Concentration of the sanitizing solution shall be accurately determined by using a test kit or other device. Immediate corrective action is required.
  • Storing Clean Items (46.774)
    Observed single use disposable plates stored withe food contact surface facing up and exposed to possible contamination from cough, sneeze, and the common house fly. Immediate corrective action is required.
  • Maintaining & Using a Handwashing Facility (46.825(a) & 46.981(h))
    Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the kitchen.
  • Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning System Vent Design & Installation (46.922(b))
    Internal ambient air temperature of this retail store is 97 degrees F at 9:30 a.m. The air conditioning needs to be repaired or turned back on to provide adequate ventilation within this establishment. Immediate corrective action is required.
06/17/2010Regular

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