Maricopa County, AZ

Mega Bytes Cafe

Permit ID: FD-48107

Permit Type: E & D

6820 S Harl Ave Tempe 85283

*PRIORITY VIOLATION is a major violation that directly contributes to increasing the risk of foodborne illness or injury.
NA means not available. See detailed inspection reports for additional information.
Priority Violation *
Cutting Edge Participant

Violation Description

Violation Comments

Correct By
Hands clean & properly washed
PRIORITY VIOLATION-2-301.14, P: When to Wash.. Observed employee handle raw chicken, remove gloves and immediately don new gloves for food prep with out first washing their hands. Employee was stopped and instructed to wash their hands. Inspector provided a "when to wash" training.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
PRIORITY VIOLATION-4-602.11, P: Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency.. Observed employee cutting raw chicken on the prep line cutting board then wipe the cutting board down with a wiping cloth and begin to continue with food prep. Discussed the risks of cross contamination. Employee was instructed to remove the board and knife from service o be properly cleaned and sanitized and to remove their soiled gloves and wash their hands. Food contact services were cleaned and sanitized and the employee washed their hands.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Proper date marking & disposition
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-501.18, P: Ready-To-Eat Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food - Disposition.. Observed open packages of the following items with expired date marks: chicken 10.2, 10.13, 10.11, and 10.4, chicken salad 10.18 and boxed salads 10.19. Items were discarded. Please monitor dates daily. Discussed the use of logs for verification. Manager stated that these items come from a commissary. Observed the date marking system used by the commissary is an eight day system. Manager was instructed to notify the commissary to use a maximum of seven days (including the day the item was made).
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Consumer advisory provided for raw or undercooked foods
Priority Foundation-3-603.11, Pf: Consumption of Animal Foods that are Raw, Undercooked, or Not Otherwise Processed to Eliminate Pathogens.. Establishment is offering eggs and hamburgers cooked to order/raw or undercooked with out a disclaimer or a reminder . Manager agreed to provide the correction to the menu and any online menus by 10.28.16.
Correct Prior To Reinspection
Inspection Comments

No County legal action will result from this inspection. Re inspection for #23 by 10.28.16. This establishment is not participating in the award program at this time and had 3 Priority, 1 Priority Foundation and 0 Core Violations on this inspection. NOTE: this report was reviewed at time of inspection and a copy was provided via email. NOTE: Information for the Cutting Edge was provided vie mail. NOTE: discussed requirements for cooking outside/ catering permit

Priority violation is a major violation that directly contributes to increasing the risk of foodborne illness or injury.
e.g. - Food employees do not properly wash hands when required
Priority foundation violation is a minor violation that does not directly contribute to an increased risk of foodborne illness but failure to correct this violation may lead to the occurrence of a priority violation.
e.g.- Hand washing soap and paper towels not available at hand wash sink (may lead directly to food employees not properly washing hands when required)
Core violation is a minor violation that relates to general maintenance and sanitation.
e.g. -No sign reminding employees to wash hands
Verification Visits are inspections of establishments enrolled in the MCESD Cutting Edge Program, which requires an enhanced food safety program and ongoing demonstration of active managerial control. Verification Visit inspections found in compliance with Cutting Edge program requirements receive an “A” grade.
The matrix below has been used to grade food inspections under the voluntary grading system starting on October 14, 2011.