Maricopa County, AZ

Food City No 89

Permit ID: FD-84856

Permit Type: Meat Market

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 Meat Market permit with the store Director. The following items were identified for correction: 1). Freezer for the store is undersized and you can not enter the unit due to the volume of frozen foods in the freezer. This unit should be replaced with a larger unit or other accommodations should be made. 2). The gasket on the freezer door is leaking and should be replaced. Ice is building up in the freezer on the ceiling due to this leak. 3). Fill in and finish out smooth the holes in the wall at the front hand wash sink. Both sides of the wall. 4). Flash off, after cleaning the gap between the chicken case an the wall in the front service area. 5). In meat room repair backflow valve and lift to be 12 inches above the highest point downstream. 6). Re-wrap the insulation around the refrigeration line in the corner behind the labeling machine. 7). The three compartment sink has 90 angles in the sink which are no longer approved Sinks are required to be NSF approved and have rounded basin floor wall junctures. Please replace. 8). Please re-finish and seal the joints between the wall FRP and the curbed base where open. 9). The curb under the sink has a crack that should be filled and finished out. 10). Check the bell on the pressure vacuum breaker and remount the valve 12 inches above the highest point downstream. 11). The ceiling is flaking over the band saw, please remove loose paint and repaint. 12). There are several water lines, please mount off the floor under the sinks. 13). Caulk in the gaps between the corner guards and the walls at the entrance from the back room. 14). The floor in the meat cooler is wearing down to the aggregate and should be re-finished. 15). Steel beam surfaces in the meat walk-in are rusting and should be refinished. 16). The junction box behind the first refrigeration unit is open and rusted and should be closed. 17). There are several holes in the wall and the old abandoned conduit line above the meat grinder must be removed and penetration filled in and finished out smooth. 18). Re-mount the condensation drain coming from the meat room refrigeration units. This meat market does not have a prep sink and should have one if meats are rinsed or washed. 19). Install coved metal base throughout the meat cooler. Stainless is advised to also provide wall support for where the walls have deteriorated. This establishment has demonstrated sufficient compliance to proceed with the issuance of the permit. To complete the issuance of this permit and begin operation, the applicant must first submit payment of the permit fee to the Department’s Business Services Office. Per Chapter I, Regulation 4, of the Maricopa County Environmental Health Code, no person shall conduct an operation or an establishment for which a permit is required without holding the necessary and valid permit to do so. Payment with a credit card can be made in person, via on-line at ESD.MARICOPA.GOV, US Mail, or phone at 602-506-6824 Option 2. Payment can always be made in person at any regional office. We accept cash, check, money order, credit/debit. It is the responsibility of the permit holder/owner to notify MCESD if there are contact/ billing address changes. Permit issued, Meat Market Correct the items listed within 90 days or sooner provided supply chain issues are resolved. No County legal action will result from this inspection. E-mailed to corporate and store manager. Inspection rights included.

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.