Maricopa County, AZ

Filiberto's Mexican Food

Permit ID: FD-38665

Permit Type: E & D

531 E Southern Ave Mesa 85204

*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
No bare hand contact with RTE foods or approved alternate method properly followed
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-301.11, P: Preventing Contamination from Hands; Bare Hand Contact with Ready to Eat Foods>>>Observed employee shredding cheese without using gloves and handling cheese with bare hands. Instructed PIC that employee must wear gloves when handling ready to eat foods. Employee washed hands and put on gloves at time.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Proper cooling time & temperatures
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-501.14, P: Cooling>>>Observed large plastic 5 gallon bucket of salsa in walk in refrigerator holding at 50*F and per PIC had been cooked the previous evening. Salsa was embargoed at time. Discussed cooling procedures with PIC.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Proper cold holding temperatures
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-501.16(A)(2) and (B), P: Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding>>>Observed cooked salsa portioned out in cups for drive thru window holding at 55*F and per PIC had been out for less than 2 hours. Ice was added to container holding salsa cups at time to rapidly cool. Discussed cold holding of salsa at time.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Inspection Comments

This establishment received a(n) D Grade and had 3 Priority, 0 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.