Maricopa County, AZ

Humberto's Taco Shop

Permit ID: FD-03569

Permit Type: E & D

12125 NW Grand Ave El Mirage 85335

*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
Approved thawing methods used
Core-3-501.13, C: Thawing Observed frozen meat in container on shelf next to "to go bags" thawing at room temperature. Observed box with shoestring potatoes thawing at room temperature at prep table across from steam table. Food may be thawed in the refrigerator, under cold running water, or in the microwave and cooked immediately. Items were returned to the refrigerator to thaw.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display
Core-3-305.11, C: Food Storage-Preventing Contamination from the Premises Observed spices and rice stored in uncovered containers in dry storage area. Food must be covered to protect from contamination.
Correct Prior To Next Routine Inspection
Inspection Comments

This establishment received a(n) A Grade and had 0 Priority, 0 Priority Foundation and 2 Core violations on this inspection. No County legal action will result from this inspection. Verbally discussed Notice of Inspection Rights with Lupita S. Emailed copy of inspection report to facility. Emailed copy of 72 hour notice with inspection. Discussed and provided information to verify correct cooling procedures are being followed. Provided information discussing regulation changes in both English and Spanish.

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.