Maricopa County, AZ

Taco Feliz Mexican Food

Permit ID: FD-08035

Permit Type: E & D

925 W Dobbins Rd Phoenix 85041

*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
11
Food in good condition safe, & unadulterated
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-101.11, P: Safe, Unadulterated and Honestly Presented. For a permanent fix to this violation, check out these simple tools in our Active Managerial Control Toolbox, made especially for you. https://www.maricopa.gov/4619/AMC-Toolbox---Approved-Source. Two boxes of moldy strawberries and a package of moldy cheese were found in a box with limes. Per PIC, the strawberries are not used at the establishment, but the cheese is. Explained to PIC that the strawberries still present a contamination issue, as the containers have ventilation holes in them which can allow the mold/other deleterious substances associated with fruit decay can contaminate the limes. PIC will discard.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
20
Proper cold holding temperatures
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-501.16(A)(2) and (B), P: Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding. For a permanent fix to this violation, check out these simple tools in our Active Managerial Control Toolbox, made especially for you. https://www.maricopa.gov/4576/AMC-Toolbox---Cold-Holding. The salsa bar contained salsa rojo and a mix of cooked vegetables that had internal temperatures of 46-47*F. It was determined that this was caused by ice not being packed around these two containers, as the other items in the bar were in temperature. The items had been in the salsa bar since 9 AM. PIC discarded the items at time of inspection, placed new items in and surrounded them on all sides with ice. Please ensure items are cold-held at 41*F or below.
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. For a permanent fix to this violation, check out these simple tools in our Active Managerial Control Toolbox, made especially for you. https://www.maricopa.gov/4125/Food-SafetyOperator-Resources. No date marks were observed on any food items in the walk-in. Per PIC, containers of cooked chicken, shredded beef and rellenos were made three days prior to inspection. PIC placed date marks on these items at time of inspection. Please ensure that any cooked or prepared food items are dated if they are kept for more that 24 hours.
26
Toxic substances properly identified, stored, and used
Priority Foundation-7-102.11, Pf: Common Name-Working Containers Several bottles and buckets of unknown chemicals were not labeled. Had PIC label them at time of inspection. Please ensure that chemicals being stored in a container other than the original one are labeled. PRIORITY VIOLATION-7-204.11, P: Sanitizers, Criteria-Chemicals A bucket of wiping cloths containing chlorine solution had a concentration of >100ppm. PIC demonstrated knowledge of the correct concentration. PIC stated the cloths are used to clean food contact surfaces. Please ensure that chlorine sanitizing solution (i.e. bleach) used for food contact surfaces is between 50-100ppm.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Inspection Comments

This establishment received a(n) D Grade and had 3 Priority, 2 Priority Foundation and 0 Core violations on this inspection. Emailed report. Inspection conducted with RS #1033. 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.