Maricopa County, AZ

Mariscos Mazatlan

Permit ID: FD-17453

Permit Type: Food Processor

13601 N Main St El Mirage 85335

*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
Not Participating

Violation Description

Violation Comments

Correct By
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. --- Shredded monterey jack cheese and chicken soup were incorrectly cold holding inside the reach-in refrigerator at 48F and 50F, respectively. Per operator, the cheese was being taken in and out of the refrigerator since 7 AM that same morning. The cheese was left inside the reach-in refrigerator to cool back down to 41F. Per operator, the chicken soup had been prepared 2 days prior but had not been taken out for use during this particular day. The chicken soup was discarded. When cold holding TCS foods, the internal temperature must be maintained at 41F or below.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Utensils, equipment & linens: properly stored, dried, & handled
Core-4-901.11, C: Equipment and Utensils, Air-Drying Required --- There was multiple large pans stored inside the clean wares closet with a significant amount of water still inside them. The operator was instructed to let clean wares dry completely at the designated counter by the 3-compartment sink before storing them. Clean dishes cannot be put away while still wet.
Correct Prior To Next Routine Inspection
Inspection Comments

This establishment is not participating in the award program at this time and had 1 Priority, 0 Priority Foundation and 1 Core Violations on this inspection. Discussed options with the operator in better maintaining cold holding for items that are being constantly used. No County legal action will result from this inspection. Luz Salazar acknowledged receipt of inspection right information. Inspection Report sent to operator via email.

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.