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Jefferson County Food Safety for the week of 12-20-20

by Sandra Hope | December 20, 2020 at 4:49 a.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments that include restaurants, bars, day cares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists.

Electronic copies of retail food inspection reports are available on the Arkansas Food Inspection Portal. To access the portal, visit the food protection page on the Arkansas Department of Health website at www.healthy.arkansas.gov.

The following are the results of food safety inspections conducted by the Jefferson County Health Unit:

• COLTON'S STEAK HOUSE & GRILL, 8529 Sheridan Road. Date of inspection Dec. 15. Observed employee using single use gloves to multitask. Single use gloves shall be used for only one task and no other purpose and discarded when damaged or soiled, or when interruptions occur in the operation. Employee changed gloves out during inspection and information was given to employee on when to change gloves. Observed several unlabeled bulk containers of food being stored in the kitchen. Food not in the original packages for use in Establishment must be identified with the common name of the food. Bulk containers were labeled with the name of the food it contains. No chlorine test strips observed in establishment. Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions. Stand up meat cooler in the kitchen is unclean. Nonfood contact surfaces shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris. Observed jackets being stored on the rack that holds clean dishes. Lockers or other suitable facilities shall be used for the orderly storage of employee clothing and other possessions. Jackets were moved during inspection.

• EL SOL MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 3801 Camden Road, Suite 9. Date of inspection Dec. 15. Observed boxes of food stored on the floor. Food must be stored six inches above floor to be in compliance with established regulations. Observed plates not inverted. Items must be stored to prevent contamination

• LITTLE LOVE BUGS CHILDCARE CENTER, 1405 E. Sixth Ave. Date of opening inspection Dec. 15. Observation: Facility lacks [internal probe food thermometer or refrigerator thermometer]. Corrective Action: Food temperature measuring device shall be provided and readily accessible for use in ensuring attainment and maintenance of food temperature.

• SWEET CHARLIEMAYS CAFE - mobile, 1305 W. 35th Ave. Date of inspection Dec. 15. Facility lacks internal probe food thermometer and refrigerator thermometer. Food temperature measuring device shall be provided and readily accessible for use in ensuring attainment and maintenance of food temperature. Okay to operate -- permit given.

• E-Z MART, 5600 S. Olive St. Date of inspection Dec. 4. Can opener is unclean and needs to be cleaned. EQUIPMENT FOOD-CONTACT SURFACES and UTENSILS shall be clean to sight and touch. Sausage (107 degrees F) and crispito (132 degrees F) in hot box are out of safe temperature range. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept hot at a temperature of 135.0°F or above, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth. Observed several frozen food items that state "Keep Frozen" on them being stored in walk in coolers. Stored frozen foods shall be maintained frozen. Observed bulk container of seasoning not labeled. Food not in the original packages for use in establishment must be identified with the common name of the food. No test strips observed during time of inspection. Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions. NC Shelving throughout kitchen area are unclean. Nonfood contact surfaces shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris. Observed trash cans containing food residue being stored uncovered while not in continuous use. Trash cans should be covered while not in continuous use. Floors throughout kitchen and some ceiling tiles, especially those around ceiling vents, are unclean and need to be cleaned. Observed jackets being stored on shelves holding drinks. Lockers or other suitable facilities shall be used for the orderly storage of employee clothing and other possessions.

• E-Z MART, 5600 S. Olive St. Date of follow-up inspection Dec. 14. Sausage (116 degrees F) and fish (130 degrees F) in hot box are out of safe temperature range. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept hot at a temperature of 135.0°F or above, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth. Observed trash cans containing food residue being stored uncovered while not in continuous use. Trash cans should be covered while not in continuous use. Some ceiling tiles, especially those around ceiling vents, are unclean and need to be cleaned.

• E-Z MART, 5600 S. Olive St. Date of follow-up inspection Dec. 16. Some ceiling tiles, especially those around ceiling vents, are unclean and need to be cleaned.

• SINGH BROTHERS LLC, 10008 Dollarway Road, White Hall. Date of inspection Dec. 2. Breakfast mix (115 degrees F) in prep area is out of safe temperature range. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept hot at a temperature of 135.0°F or above, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth. Canadian bacon (44 degrees F) and sausage (43 degrees F) in prep cooler and cut potatoes (61 degrees F) in prep area are out of safe temperature range. Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods shall be kept cold at a temperature of 41.0°F or below, as measured by an internal probe thermometer, to limit bacterial growth. Observed several packages of opened, sliced meat being stored with no date marking on them. Food prepared and held for more than 24 hours shall be clearly marked to indicate the date or day by which the food shall be consumed on the premises, sold or discarded for a maximum of 7 days. Observed chemical being stored on top of drink dispensing boxes. POISONOUS OR TOXIC MATERIALS shall be stored so they cannot contaminate FOOD, EQUIPMENT, UTENSILS, LINENS, and SINGLE-SERVICE and SINGLE-USE ARTICLES by separating the POISONOUS OR TOXIC MATERIALS by spacing or partitioning. Observed unclean wiping cloths being stored on counter tops between use. Wiping cloths shall be used as intended and in compliance with Regulations pertaining to Retail Food establishment. Observed a leak in the pipe under the rinse station of the three compartment sink. Pipe should be repaired so that it is free from leaks. No test strips observed in establishment. Test strips must be available and used to test the strength of chemical sanitizing solutions. Observed spills on the counter top holding the drink machines. Nonfood contact surfaces shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris. No hot water noted in men or women's restroom. Hot water generation and distribution systems shall be sufficient to meet the peak hot water demands throughout the RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENT. Observed trash cans containing food residue being stored uncovered when not in continuous use. Trash cans containing food residue should be covered when not in continuous use. Floors in establishment, especially under shelving and cooking equipment, are unclean and need to be cleaned.

• SINGH BROTHERS LLC, 10008 Dollarway Road, White Hall. Date of follow-up inspection Dec. 11. No hot water noted in men or women's restroom. Hot water generation and distribution systems shall be sufficient to meet the peak hot water demands throughout the RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENT. Floors in establishment, especially under shelving and cooking equipment, are unclean and need to be cleaned.

• SINGH BROTHERS LLC, 10008 Dollarway Road, White Hall. Date of follow-up inspection Dec. 17. No violations reported.

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