Food for Thought: I-40 Restaurant Fails

By Ny Lynn Nichols

Published 11/14 2013 03:17PM

Updated 11/14 2013 03:20PM

AMARILLO -- It takes more than 30 demerits for a restaurant to fail it's health inspection.
This restaurant failed:
Hayashi Japanese Steakhouse
3401 I-40 W
38 Demerits
11 Violations
Kitchen food contact surfaces dirty. Inside & outside ice machine dirty. Can opener & carrier dirty. Utensil
stored dirty. Microwave oven dirty. Regular oven dirty. Splatter on bottom of shelf above cold hold. Onions
stored on floor.
Seal holes in ceiling to prevent attic dust. Walk-in cooler blower covers, gaskets, shelves, & handles not
clean. Broken plastic containers used for foods. Light cover broken at dish wash area. Ice cream scoop stored in
stagnant water. SS items stored on floor.
No paper towels at any hand sink in kitchen or bar.
SOUND CONDITION -- corrected on site
a) Foods stored open and exposed to dust and insects. b) Food product marked refrigerate after open found not
CROSS CONTAMINATION -- corrected on site
Condensation water dripping on vegetables in walk in cooler. Container in dry storage stored open and other
food packages found in container. Raw eggs stored over vegetables.
HACCP PLAN/TIME -- corrected on site
No HACCP dates on any potentially hazardous foods stored over 24 hrs. All potentially hazardous foods
stored over 1 day must have a date mark.
APPROVED SOURCE/LABELING -- corrected on site
No label on non easily identifiable foods in bulk containers.
GOOD HYGIENIC PRACTICES -- corrected on site
Employee with open drink in kitchen.
COLD HOLDING -- corrected on site
Potentially hazardous foods in cold hold on ice found at 46°F. Foods in cold hold must be held at 41° or less.
ADEQUATE HAND WASHING -- corrected on site
Employees did not wash hands before working with foods.
Chemicals stored with food products.

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