Maricopa County, AZ

Burger Theory @ Holiday Inn

Permit ID: FD-47024

Permit Type: E & D

1515 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... Observed cook use gloved hands to put raw burger patty on grill and crack raw egg then change gloves without washing to handle grill utensils and buns. Observed another cook do the same with raw chicken. Had both cooks wash hands, change gloves and sanitize grill utensils before continuing. Please ensure glove changes are not used in place of handwashing when handling raw animal products and hands are washed properly with soap and water for 15-20 seconds.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
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 server putting lemon slice into iced tea with bare hands, had server discard lemon and get tongs to handle lemons. Please ensure employees are not handling ready to eat foods with bare hands to avoid contamination.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Food separated & protected
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-302.11 (A1-2), P: Packaged and Unpackaged Food-Separation, Packaging, and Segregation; Protection From Cross Contamination... Found large open tray of raw fish being stored over cooked chicken wings in bottom of prep table cooler. Had cook move raw product below ready to eat foods. Please ensure raw animal products are not stored over ready to eat foods to prevent contamination.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Consumer advisory provided for raw or undercooked foods
Priority Foundation-3-603.11, Pf: Consumption of Animal Foods that are Raw, Undercooked, or Not Otherwise Processed to Eliminate Pathogens... Cooked to order eggs (Fried egg) were not marked with consumer advisory on menu, also consumer advisory statement had no asterisk key to match to items even though food items were starred. Had PIC add necessary stars to last until new menus are printed. Please ensure all undercooked menu items are easily matched to consumer advisory statement to prevent customer confusion.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control
Core-3-501.15 (B), C: Cooling Methods; Cooling containers... Coleslaw, macaroni salad and chopped tomatoes in covered bowls found at 49-56*F in walk-in cooler, had PIC remove plastic to allow proper cooling. Please ensure TCS food items are stored in shallow uncovered containers until they reach at least 41*F.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
Insects, rodents, & animals not present; no unauthorized persons
Core-6-202.15, C: Outer Openings, Protected... Large groups of fruit flies scattered when checking soda gun and hand sink behind bar. PIC stated that they are actively fighting this problem and have frequent pest control. Flies are most likely entering through large open garage door to patio without any air curtain. Please install air curtain or close door until barrier acknowledgement form is submitted and approved by plan review.
Correct Prior To Next Routine Inspection
Inspection Comments

This establishment received a(n) D Grade and had 3 Priority, 1 Priority Foundation and 2 Core violations on this inspection. No County legal action will result from this inspection. Conducted with RS 1119

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.