Maricopa County, AZ

Food City No 89

Permit ID: FD-84855

Permit Type: Retail Food Establishment

12321 NW Grand Ave 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
Inspection Comments

New owner inspection walk through for the Retail Grocery permit with the store Director. The following items were identified for correction: 1). Cap on the roof or remove the old flue through the ceiling in the spice area. 2). Close off holes in the wall next to spice display and install rubber base were missing between spice rack and refrigerated produce case. 3). Clean the intake and remount filter door over the produce case. 4). Fill in and finish out the hole in the floor in front of the produce case. 5). There are several floor sinks in the store that are hidden and not accessible, please find them and make them accessible for cleaning. Under produce case and other refrigerated cases. 6). Repair the leaking mop sink faucet. 7). Repair , remount and seal the wall flashing in the mop sink cove. 8). Replace the mechanical room door near mop sink and repair door frame. 9). In the mechanical room close off all outer opening, with screening, that are not rodent proof. 10). Install coved base throughout the back room with the exception of the back wall, around coolers, corner at mechanical room etc. to stop wall deterioration. Remount in men's room. 11). Repair the strip curtain at the back roll up door. 12). On the exterior in the back are several holes in the walls that should be patched, mostly at both mechanical rooms. Around conduits and just holes. 13). The produce area does not have a three compartment sink. Please provide. 14). There are several drain lines in the produce area that should be lifted off the floor and led along the wall maintaining gravity flow. Maintain 1 inch air gaps at the floor sink. In essence the produce cooler could use it's own floor sink and trench drain. 15). Repair the leaking faucet at the two compartment sink. 16). The produce area does not have a ceiling and when remodeled should have a ceiling as open foods are handled in this area. The floors / walls and ceiling should be smooth and easily cleanable. Integrating the produce processing area into a larger walk-in can work. 17). One of the light bulbs is hanging loose over the produce area, reset and secure. 18). Mount the two compartment sink to the wall and caulk top wall juncture. 19). Provide additional lighting in the produce cooler and dairy cooler. 20). Raise the backflow valve for the spray down system 12 inches above the highest point downstream. 21). The food prep sink is no longer NSF approved and has 90 degree angles. This sink should be replaced with a mode that has rounded inside edges. 22). Move the fly trap into an area where no open foods are handled. 23). Floor in produce area will need to be repaired where damaged. 24). Produce cooler door is damaged as well as the small side door, please repair. 25). The back room has less than 10 foot candles of light throughout and additional lighting is required. 26). The floor in the dairy cooler is deteriorating and will need to be repaired. 27). Install coved metal base throughout the dairy cooler. Stainless is advised to also provide wall support for where the walls have deteriorated. 28). All damaged shelves in the bac storage will need to be replaced and milk crates removed. 29). Re-mount the loose toilets in the restrooms and re-caulk at the floor junctures. 30). Re-caulk hand sinks in restrooms. 31). Re-mount loose toilet seat in men's room. 32). Provide a trash can with a lid in the ladies room. 33). Repair dairy cooler doors that do not close. Produce misted system is a filter only, not RO. No backflow needed. Store is under an active pest control program. This establishment has demonstrated sufficient compliance to proceed with the issuance of the permit. 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.