Food for Thought: Failing Inspection

Food for Thought: Failing Inspection

Randall and Potter Inspections
AMARILLO -- It takes more than 30 demerits for a restaurant to fail it's health inspection.
This restaurant failed:
Taqueria el Tapatio
3410 S Coulter
35 Demerits
10 Violations
7/3/14
HAND WASH FACILITIES ADEQUATE -- corrected on site
a) Hand sink was blocked by boxes.
MANUAL WARE WASHING -- corrected on site
a) 0 ppm bleach found in sanitizer bucket.
HACCP PLAN/TIME -- corrected on site
a) Multiple food items bore no date mark.
CROSS CONTAMINATION -- corrected on site
a) A powerade bottle was in the ice machine.
GOOD HYGIENIC PRACTICES -- corrected on site
a) Hand sink had items inside of it. Hand wash sink may be used for no other purpose other than hand
washing.
RAPID REHEATING -- corrected on site
a) Cold rice was placed on the steam table. Temperature was 81F. Cooked rice must reach 165F in 2 hours.
ADEQUATE HAND WASHING -- corrected on site
a) Food employee cracked raw eggs and handled RTE food. Employees must wash hands often enough to
prevent cross contamination.
COLD HOLDING -- corrected on site
a) Cooked potatoes were sitting out at 61F. b) Sausage patties were at out 65F.
FOOD CONTACT SURFACES -- corrected on site
a) Potato peeler needed cleaned. b) Can opener blade needed cleaned.
ALL OTHER VIOLATIONS -- corrected on site
a) Seal gap at back door. b) Food establishment has failed. Pay $50 reinspection fee by 9 am 07/07/14.
Future repeat violations will be charged $50 each time they are witnessed.
---7/7/14 Follow-up
12 Demerits
ALL OTHER VIOLATIONS
a) Label the working container of salt on the table.
FOOD CONTACT SURFACES -- corrected on site
a) Do not store utensils between cracks of tables. This is not a clean surface. b) Clean the can opener.
COOLING FOR COOKED FOOD -- corrected on site
a) Food items made yesterday were at 50-55F in the refrigerator today. Product did not cool down properly.
Discard.
GOOD HYGIENIC PRACTICES
a) Employee at the wait station rinsed a rag off in the hand sink. Hand sinks are for hand washing only.
MANAGEMENT: No comment

These restaurants got perfect scores at their recent health inspections:
D'Vine Wine
2600 Wolflin Village
7-16-14

El Tropico
1105 S Grand
7-11-14

Honeycrust Hams
2626 Paramount
7-15-14

Just Chillin'
4800 Bell
7-10-14

McDonald's
1720 Ross
7-11-14

McDonald's
3320 S Coulter
7-15-14

Palace Coffee Co
817 S Polk
7-10-14

Popeye's
7000 I-40 E
7-10-14

Serrano's Mexican Food
3701 Amarillo Blvd W
7-16-14

Tyler's Barbeque
2014 Paramount
7-11-14

For these and previous inspections, go to http://www.amarillo.gov/?page_id=229.

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