Maricopa County, AZ

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar

Permit ID: FD-35308

Permit Type: E & D

2547 N 44th St Phoenix 85008

*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
Hands clean & properly washed
PRIORITY VIOLATION-2-301.14, P: When to Wash---Employee handling multiple raw chicken items went to handle ready to eat foods and clean equipment without changing gloves and washing hands. Employee was asked to wash hands. Ensure that employees wash hands often enough during food preparation to prevent cross contamination.
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----Chicken breasts-116-119F and black bean soup-120-122F in grill area. PIC stated that both items were recently made and reheated. Keep PHF/TCS foods in hot holding at 135F or above.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, & used
Priority Foundation-4-202.11, Pf: Food-Contact Surfaces-Cleanability; Smooth, Easily Cleanable----Multiple plastic pieces of equipment melted, pitted, and corroded in food contact areas. PIC discarded damaged equipment. Ensure that food contact surfaces are smooth and easily cleanable.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices
PRIORITY VIOLATION-5-205.15 (A), P: System Maintained in Good Repair; According to Law---Floor drain under cook line backing up and overflowing. Ensure that the plumbing is repaired properly and maintained in good repair.
Correct Prior To Reinspection
Inspection Comments

This establishment received a(n) D Grade and had 3 Priority, 1 Priority Foundation and 0 Core violations on this inspection. No County legal action will result from this inspection.

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.