Maricopa County, AZ

Rositas Restaurant

Permit ID: FD-01203

Permit Type: E & D

960 W University Dr Suite 107 Tempe 85281

*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. For a permanent fix to this violation, check out these simple tools in our Active Managerial Control Toolbox, made especially for you.>>>>>Observed the employee washing dishes with gloves on go from handling soiled dishes directly to handling clean dishes without first removing their gloves or washing their hands. The inspector instructed the employee to remove their gloves and properly wash their hands before returning to work. PIC had the employee re-sanitize the dishes. Proper and adequate handwashing shall always take place when switching tasks, changing gloves or anytime any potential contamination of the hands or gloves has occurred.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Wiping cloths; properly used & stored
Core-3-304.14, C: Wiping Cloths, Use Limitation>>>>>Observed the wiping cloth bucket in the bar dining area to have no measurable sanitizer in the solution. PIC stated the buckets would be remade with the proper chlorine sanitizer concentration levels. Wiping cloths shall always be kept in an approved and properly concentrated sanitizer solution.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
In-use utensils: properly used
Core-3-304.12 , C: In-Use Utensils, Between-Use Storage>>>>>Observed the tongs used to garnish drinks at the bar in direct contact with the citrus used to garnish drinks. PIC removed the tongs and provided a new pair during this inspection. In-use utensils used for food shall have the handle stored up and out of the food to protect the food from any possible contamination.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Non-food contact surfaces clean
Core-4-602.13, C: Nonfood Contact Surfaces>>>>>Observed an accumulation of organic matter and standing liquid at the bottom of the keg refrigerators in the bar area. PIC stated both areas in question would be cleaned as soon as possible. Nonfood contact surfaces of equipment shall be cleaned at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues.
Correct Prior To Next Routine Inspection
Inspection Comments

Due to COVID-19 concerns a signature was not obtained from the operator during this routine inspection. The inspector verbally reviewed the establishment's inspection rights with the person in charge (Paulina V.) and delivered a copy of their inspection rights in an email with the inspection report. This establishment received a B Grade and had 1 Priority, 0 Priority Foundation and 3 Core violations on this inspection. No County legal action will result from this inspection. Reviewed effective cooling methods with the kitchen manager during this inspection. Inspection report delivered via email.

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.