Maricopa County, AZ

El Metate

Permit ID: FD-03700

Permit Type: E & D

6140 E Main St Suite 1 Mesa 85205

*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.
Grade
Priority Violation *
Cutting Edge Participant
D
3

Violation Description

Violation Comments

Correct By
14
Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
PRIORITY VIOLATION-4-501.114, P: Manual and Mechanical Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization- Temperature, pH, Concentration and Hardness---Observed chlorine sanitizer basin at 3 compartment sink with a concentration of 0ppm. PIC added more sanitizer at time of inspection and a concentration of 50ppm was obtained. There was a spreading spoon inside basin. Please ensure to keep chlorine concentration between 50ppm-100ppm.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
21
Proper date marking & disposition
Priority Foundation-3-501.17, Pf: Ready-To-Eat Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food - Date Marking---Observed large container of pico de gallo with no date mark. PIC stated item was from yesterday afternoon (not sure of exact time) and would label items. Please ensure to date mark ready-to-eat time/temperature control for safety food and keep for 7 days including day food was prepared or package was opened.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
26
Toxic substances properly identified, stored, and used
PRIORITY VIOLATION-7-207.12, P: Refrigerated Medicines, Storage---Observed open cup with syringe and vial of insulin in walk-in cooler among food items on middle shelf of shelving unit. PIC removed item at time of inspection. Please ensure that medicines that require refrigeration and are stored in a food refrigerator, are stored in a package or container and kept inside a covered, leak proof container that is identified as a container for the storage of medicines.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
39
Wiping cloths; properly used & stored
Core-3-304.14, C: Wiping Cloths, Use Limitation---Observed chlorine sanitizer bucket with wiping cloths submerged with a concentration of 0ppm. PIC added more bleach and concentration of 50ppm was obtained. Please ensure to keep chlorine concetration between 50ppm-100ppm.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
49
Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices
PRIORITY VIOLATION-5-205.12 (A), P: Prohibiting a Cross Connection---Observed sprayer arm hanging 3 inches below flood rim. Sprayer arm temporarily correct by hanging on latch. PIC informed to have sprayer arm fixed at least 1 inch above flood rim prior to re-inspection.
Correct Prior To Reinspection
Inspection Comments

This establishment received a(n) D Grade and had 3 Priority, 1 Priority Foundation and 1 Core violations on this inspection. No County legal action will result from this inspection.


Definitions
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.