Maricopa County, AZ

Del Taco

Permit ID: FD-14336

Permit Type: E & D

1864 S Country Club Dr Mesa 85210

*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
08
Adequate hand washing facilities supplied & accessible
Priority Foundation-5-205.11, Pf: Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance. 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/4573/AMC-Toolbox---Handwashing.---Observed employee dumping sanitizer water out into the hand sink next to the drive through window. Discussed with PIC that hand sinks should only be used to wash hands.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
14
Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
PRIORITY VIOLATION-4-602.11, P: Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency. 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/4574/AMC-Toolbox---Food-Contact-Surfaces.---Observed a dicer stored clean in the back of the establishment under the prep sink with food debris in between the blades. Per PIC, the dicer was used earlier this morning around 8:30-9am to dice tomatoes. PIC moved the dicer to the 3 compartment sink to be washed, rinsed and sanitized. All TCS equipment must be washed, rinsed and sanitized every 4 hours.
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.---Observed the following TCS foods under the reach-in with an internal temperature of 53'F: Cheese quesadillas, and taco meat. These items were not under time as a control, and were moved to the walk-in to rapidly cool. Per PIC, temperatures were taken of these items around 9am, and had an internal temperature of 40'F. All TCS foods must maintain a temperature of 41'F or colder.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
48
Hot & cold water available; adequate pressure
Priority Foundation-5-103.12, Pf: Pressure---Observed the water turned off at the hand sink next to the 3 compartment sink. PIC turned the water back on. Per PIC, the water was turned off due to a leak. The water must be kept on at each hand sink to ensure proper hand washing.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
49
Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices
PRIORITY VIOLATION-5-202.11 (A), P: Approved System---Observed a side kick attached to the mop sink faucet with a hose connected to the chemical dispenser. PIC, removed the side kick at the time of inspection. Discussed with PIC, to not use any attachments downstream of the AVB, and to directly connect a hose from the mop sink faucet to a chemical dispenser. MCESD's handout for approved mop sink/chemical dispenser setups were emailed to the PIC. Corrected at the time of inspection Core-5-205.15 (B), C: System Maintained in Good Repair; Maintained---Observed a leak from the hand sink faucet next to the 3 compartment sink. Please repair the leak prior to the next routine inspection.
Correct Prior To Next Routine Inspection
52
Garbage & refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained
Core-5-501.113, C: Covering Receptacles---Observed both lids of the dumpster open. PIC closed the lids at the time of inspection. Please keep lids to dumpsters closed when not in use to prevent pests.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
53
Physical facilities installed, maintained, & clean
Core-6-501.12, C: Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions---Observed the grease container outside of the establishment next to the dumpster has an accumulation of grease dripping from the container, and on to the asphalt. Please clean prior to the next routine inspection.
Correct Prior To Next Routine Inspection
Inspection Comments

This establishment received a(n) D Grade and had 3 Priority, 2 Priority Foundation and 4 Core violations on this inspection. Core-2-102.12(A), C: Certified Food Protection Manager---PIC's food managers certification is expired. Please obtain a new food manager certification prior to the next routine inspection Emailed inspection report 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.