Maricopa County, AZ

El Rancho Mercado Y Carniceria

Permit ID: FD-05180

Permit Type: E & D

413 W Hatcher Rd Phoenix 85021

*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
Food separated & protected
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-302.11 (A1-2), P: Packaged and Unpackaged Food-Separation, Packaging, and Segregation; Protection From Cross Contamination Observed raw chicken eggs stored above cooked chicken wings in the prep top bottom by hot holding table as well as raw whole intact beef stored above per portioned guacamole in walk-in unit. Person in Charge rearranged walk-in to prevent cross contamination since no signs of contamination were observed. Establishment shall separate types of raw animal foods from each other during storage, preparation, holding and display by using separate equipment for each type, arranging each type of food in equipment so that cross contamination is prevented.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Proper hot holding temperatures
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-501.16(A)(1), P: Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Hot Holding Observed cooked chicken and cooked beef in hot holding table ranging on the top portion from 119°F-128°F. Per Employee the TCS food was cooked less than two hour ago. Employee reheated TCS foods to 165°F for 15 seconds. Except during preparation, cooking, cooling, or when time is used as a control all TCS food to be maintained at 135°F or higher.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Proper cold holding temperatures
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-501.16(A)(2) and (B), P: Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding Observed guacamole, cut tomatoes, and soft cheese in prep top by hot holding table with temperatures ranging from 47°F-49°F in over filled portions. Per Person in Charge food was in the prep top for less than 4 hours. Employee cooling TCS food down to 41°F in the bottom portion of the prep top. Except during preparation, cooking, cooling, or when time is used as a control all TCS food to be maintained at 41°F or less.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Proper date marking & disposition
Priority Foundation-3-501.17, Pf: Ready-To-Eat Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food - Date Marking Observed opened milk held over 24 hours without date marking. Employee marked TCS foods with appropriate date marking. TCS food prepared and packaged by a Food Processing Plant that does not meet the criteria to be exempted must be clearly marked at the time the original container is opened and is held for >24 hours to indicate date/day the food shall be consumed on premises, sold, or discarded.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control
Priority Foundation-3-501.15 (A), Pf: Cooling Methods Observed large metal pot of salsa walk-in units not rapidly cooling in the center of the product. Per Employee less than 6 hours had passed. Employee cooled using an approved method. Cooling shall be accomplished in accordance with the time and temperature criteria specified under § 3-501.14 by using one or more of the following methods based on the type of food being cooled: placing the food in shallow pans; separating the food into smaller or thinner portions; using rapid cooling equipment; stirring the food in a container placed in an ice water bath; using containers that facilitate heat transfer; adding ice as an ingredient; other effective methods.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Inspection Comments

This establishment received a D Grade and had 3 Priority, 2 Priority Foundation and 0 Core violations on this inspection. No County legal action will result from this inspection. A pattern of non-compliance is developing for Priority violation [#13], [3-302.11 (A1-2)], which has been noted during this inspection. An Active Managerial Control Intervention Visit was offered to the person in charge. Failure to correct repeat violations may result in legal action.

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.