Maricopa County, AZ

Supercarniceria Las 4 Milpas

Permit ID: FD-05525

Permit Type: Meat Market

6639 W Mcdowell Rd Phoenix 85053

*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
Certification by accredited program, compliance with Code, or correct responses
Priority Foundation-2-102.11(A), B) and (C)(1), (4)-(16), Pf: Demonstration; Demonstration of Knowledge-Due to violations noted on report and unable to answer food safety questions Food Handler and Food Manager training certificates were audited. No certificates could be found at time of inspection. Corrective action for this violation will be to locate or obtain Food Handler and Food Manager certificates and have manager conduct training with employees. Inspector will assess knowledge at time of inspection.
Correct Prior To Reinspection
Food in good condition safe, & unadulterated
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-101.11, P: Safe, Unadulterated and Honestly Presented-Observed uncapped gallon containers of marinade being stacked in milk crates in kitchen. Two gallons containers in bottom crate had heavy mold growth along inside lip of the bottles. Bottles were embargoed. Also observed that condensate hose was missing in meat case and condensate was dripping into and submerging cubed raw beef. Beef was embargoed. Discussed keeping food in good condition with employee.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Food separated & protected
Core-3-302.11 (A3-8) , C: Packaged and Unpackaged Food-Separation, Packaging, and Segregation; General Food Protection-Bottles of marinade observed stacked on floor in milk crates in kitchen with no caps. Bottles are taller than crates so bottom of crates sits directly on mouths of bottles underneath. Per person in charge marinade arrives concentrated, is diluted in water, and pour back into the gallon containers. These bottles are not easily cleanable and should not be reused after pouring out the concentrated marinade. Observed freezer is full from floor to ceiling with packaged and unpackaged food. Observed frozen chicken unpackaged on top of pile and shrimp spilling out of packaging onto other foods. Food is no longer in good condition for consumption. Per employee they would not sell this food. Discussed that freezer needs to be emptied or progress made by re-inspection. 3rd consecutive violation.
Correct Prior To Reinspection
Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
PRIORITY VIOLATION-4-602.11, P: Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency-Observed band saw, knives, and cutting board attached to meat case, had heavy build up of organic debris. Per person in charge band saw was used yesterday, knives were stored as clean, and cutting board is not able to be removed to be washed. Discussed clean in place policy and procedure. Knives were washed. Seafood shelving in meat case is also acquiring buildup of food and organic material. Please clean meat case shelving and under shelving. Band saw and cutting board will be washed upon re-inspection.
Correct Prior To Reinspection
Approved thawing methods used
Core-3-501.13, C: Thawing-Observed fish fillets in meat case that were sealed in reduced oxygen packaging. Per employee they were samples for customers to look at, and the rest were stored in back. The box of fillets in back were being stored in the walk-in so were also thawed while sealed in ROP. Discussed that establishment will not sell them.
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 cases of meat stored stored directly on floor throughout meat area of walk-in. Meat area of walk-in is no longer able to be walked through and is not cleanable due to amount of meat on floor. Per employee they are ordering more shelves. More shelves need to be ordered to get meat off of floor or have more frequent deliveries so less meat is on premises at a time.
Correct Prior To Next Routine Inspection
Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, & used
Core-4-501.11, C: Good Repair and Proper Adjustment-Equipment-Observed seafood/meat case leaking liquid onto floor. Per employee case has a leak. Observed condensate hose in meat case is missing and condensate was filling container of raw beef cubes. Beef was embargoed and new hose needs to be attached.
Correct Prior To Next Routine Inspection
Garbage & refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained
Core-5-501.115, C: Maintaining Refuse Areas and Enclosures-Observed grease storage boxes were full and grease was being stored in pots in the back yard. Observed grease on ground and soaking into soil. Observed heavy accumulation of cardboard boxes with food debris attracting flies, broken equipment, and plastic crates stacked in piles behind establishment. Also observed box truck filled with broken equipment and debris. Discussed that accumulation of debris may create harborage conditions for pests. Visible progress in removing items noted in violation need to be made prior to re-inspection.
Correct Prior To Reinspection
Inspection Comments

This establishment received a D Grade and had 2 Priority, 1 Priority Foundation and 6 Core violations on this inspection. Core-2-102.12(A), C: Certified Food Protection Manager-Food manager and Food Handlers could not be located at time of inspection. Inspection conducted with RS #689. Patterns of non-compliance are developing for Priority violations #11 [3-101.11], and #14 [4-602.11], which has been noted during this inspection. Active Managerial Control Intervention Visits were offered to the person in charge. Failure to correct repeat violations may result in legal action. Fly zap trap is still on wall in kitchen, but owner has unplugged it and covered with aluminum foil.

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.