Maricopa County, AZ

Carniceria Agave

Permit ID: FD-51032

Permit Type: E & D

3525 W Southern Ave Suite 144 Phoenix 85041

*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
06
Hands clean & properly washed
PRIORITY VIOLATION-2-301.14, P: When to Wash. 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. A chef in the kitchen was handling labels and money, changed gloves and changed task without a hand wash in between. Spoke with PIC and explained that a hand wash should occur every time a change of task occurs. Another employee did the same and wiped her hands on her apron, and then put new gloves on before working with food. PIC will refresh employees on the hand washing policy.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
14
Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized
Priority Foundation-4-601.11(A), Pf: Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils. 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. A two meat slicers and a meat grinder were observed with food debris on them but were stored as clean. Explained to PIC that no food debris should be leftover in order to prevent cross contamination. PIC will have employees clean the products again.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
19
Proper hot holding temperatures
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-501.16(A)(1), P: Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Hot 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/4614/AMC-Toolbox---Hot-Holding. Chicken in the hot holding case had internal temperatures of 120*F. Per PIC, the items had been put in the case 2 hours prior. Had employee reheat the chicken to 165*F and return to the case. Please ensure hot holding foods are 135*F or higher at all times.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
21
Proper date marking & disposition
PRIORITY VIOLATION-3-501.18, P: Ready-To-Eat Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food - Disposition. 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/4125/Food-SafetyOperator-Resources. Two large tubs of salsa in the walk-in were well out of date. Salsa rojas had been made 10/19 and salsa habanero was made 10/17. Had PIC discard these at time of inspection. Explained proper disposition timeframe to PIC.
Corrected At Time Of Inspection
46
Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained, & used; test strips
Priority Foundation-4-302.14, Pf: Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices. 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. No test strips present at time of inspection. PIC stated that they had been dropped into water this morning and that they were planning on buying more tomorrow. PIC will provide photos via email within 10 days.
Correct Prior To Reinspection
Inspection Comments

This establishment received a(n) D Grade and had 3 Priority, 2 Priority Foundation and 0 Core violations on this inspection. Emailed report. Discussed facilities cleaning and utensil storage with PIC. Inspection conducted with RS #1033. 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.