Maricopa County, AZ

Mercado De Amigos

Permit ID: FD-84904

Permit Type: Service Kitchen

304 W Pima St Gila Bend 85337

*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 permit inspection for the Service Kitchen in bus on the side of the store. Unit has hot and cold water and three commercial reach in refrigerators. The owner will follow up on the items below: 1). Insulate the hot water line. 2). Paint all PVC that is expose to the sun. 3). Brace the water lines of the floor along the wall. 4). Re-install the mop sink that broke. Where the mop sink was: a). Cut back the foam around the drain and water lines or remove FRP and cut the drain back behind the wall. b). Install escutcheon plates around the water line. c). Remove old caulk. d). Install new sink with hot and cold water, see if you can find a sturdy hard plastic sink. e). Mount sink to the wall and caulk the top wall juncture. 5). Install a self closer for the restroom door. 6). Or make the window t the restroom operational and screen in or install a exhaust fan in the restroom. 7). Provide lighting in the room with the mop sink. 8). Meat slicer should be move into the side room with the mop sink to avoid contamination of food and food service areas, when you cut meat you aerosolize frozen and fresh meat particles that can settle on ready to eat foods and clean utensils and single service items. 9). See if you can install handles on the pass through window screens so they do not get damaged. Establishment has had water damage from the flood and ceiling and wall repairs will take place after the insurance / or claim is processed. Note that the service kitchen is an extension of your business and the following rules apply: 1). All foods served have to be produced in the kitchen in the adjacent building with permit # FD-18488. 2). Foods will need to be brought daily to the food service kitchen for service and then at the end of the day moved back into the walk-in cooler. Food may not be left in the food service kitchen. 3). No Dishwashing should take place in the service kitchen other than for utensils and small wares if you run out. In essence all food service equipment and utensils should be washed in the main kitchen. 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 Food Service Kitchen. No County legal action will result from this inspection. Printed on site for owner. Inspection rights provided.

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.