No food thermometer, paper towels missing

CHARLOTTE — When county health inspectors visit local restaurants, they document problems that need to be addressed to meet county health codes.

The most serious issues are considered priority violations, which pose potential health risks and must be corrected immediately. Priority foundation violations do not pose immediate health risks, but must be corrected in a timely manner. Therefore, follow-up inspections and reports can be generated.

In most cases, violations are corrected, and this information does not mean that violations at a facility are an ongoing problem.

Here are the most serious violations in Eaton County for November and December:

Little Caesars Pizza, Elmwood Plaza, 4124 W. Saginaw Hwy., Delta Township

Violation: Priority Foundation

Inspection date: November 1

Type of inspection: Regular

Problem: No probe food thermometer

Comments: “No food probe thermometers could be located at the time of inspection. Ensure that at least one digital probe thermometer is available at all times in the facility to measure the internal temperature of TCS foods. Purchase a new probe thermometer within 10 days. A follow-up will take place.”

Zaytoon Grill Mediterranean940 Elmwood Road, Delta Township

Offence: priority

Inspection date: November 1

Inspection Type: Law Enforcement

Problem: potentially dangerous foods

Comments: “The installation was observed with new probe thermometers placed in the food to monitor the temperature on the prep cooler. The prep cooler was working properly, but there are still no lids directly on the containers , nor a swinging top lid for the cooler. No problems were observed with sauces at room temperature. A specific warmer was also purchased just for cooked peppers, according to the PIC. Other measures were taken to ensure that temperatures are properly maintained. Remaining issues with temperatures can now be resolved. Considered improper cooling, such as having cold chickpea puree for the hummus-making process and then putting them in large plastic containers in the cold room and cover them too quickly For example, hummus was found at 45. F in the walk-in. The PIC removed the covers from these as they were still in the cooling window. Further follow-up will take place. The PIC must have a swing lid for the prep cooler by 11/15/2023. “

Zaytoon Grill Mediterranean940 Elmwood Road, Delta Township

Violation: Priority Foundation

Inspection date: November 1

Inspection Type: Law Enforcement

Problem: person responsible

Comments: “The facility still does not have high temperature test strips to check the dishwasher. The PIC said they tried to purchase them through GFS and Sysco, but they were out of stock. stock and was banned from Amazon. The PIC was asked to have someone ensure that the test strips can be purchased before the next inspection scheduled for 11/15/2023.

Zaytoon Grill Mediterranean940 Elmwood Road, Delta Township

Violation: Priority Foundation

Inspection date: November 1

Inspection Type: Law Enforcement

Problem: assignment

Comments: “The PIC has adjusted its hours to be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., then from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., for fewer days in the week. The PIC intends to be present at all hours of operation at this time. The PIC was present at the time of follow-up. CORRECTED.

Zaytoon Grill Mediterranean940 Elmwood Road, Delta Township

Violation: Priority Foundation

Inspection date: November 1

Inspection Type: Law Enforcement

Problem: Food is not cooled properly

Comments: “At the time of inspection, three large containers of hummus were found in the cooler at approximately 45 F. The PIC stated that the hummus had been prepared approximately two hours previously. Adequate cooling has been verified with hummus when first pureed with cooked chickpeas. These have been seen on previous visits cooling on the top shelf, uncovered, in the walk-in cooler, in shallow metal pans. It’s once the chickpeas are taken out to then be made into hummus where the problems are underway. Large plastic containers with lids, two of the containers stacked on top of each other as well, all lead to insulation thermal and keep food in the danger zone. It was discussed with the PIC to use proper cooling methods, such as using shallow metal pans instead of large plastic pans and allowing food to cool uncovered until properly out of the pan. danger zone. The PIC unstacked and uncovered all the hummus containers to let them cool for the remaining time. said they had several other shallow metal pans in their storage containers out back, and it was agreed that these would be used to cool items in the future. This is considered temporarily fixed. This will be reviewed on 11/15/2023.”

Zaytoon Grill Mediterranean940 Elmwood Road, Delta Township

Violation: Priority Foundation

Inspection date: November 1

Inspection Type: Law Enforcement

Problem: Hygienic arrangements for drying disposable hands, paper towels not provided

Comments: “The establishment did not have paper towels at its sink in the main cook line/prep area. Make sure all sinks are stocked with paper towels and soap at all times and are easily accessible at all times. Never store items in front of or directly in sinks or use them to rinse dishes or throw away food. This was discussed with the PIC, as was the possibility of moving the paper towel and soap dispensers to the existing prep sink, and swapping their roles, if desired, although the existing prep sink is much larger than the hand sink and it would make more sense to leave it as is. This will be reviewed for installation monitoring on 11/15/2023.

Zaytoon Grill Mediterranean940 Elmwood Road, Delta Township

Violation: Priority Foundation

Inspection date: November 1

Inspection Type: Law Enforcement

Problem: Manager does not guarantee compliance

Comments: “The facility still has no way to verify that the dishwasher is hot enough. The HD plate simulator used by the inspector showed different temperatures, the highest being 159 F. Make sure the The facility has a way to verify that the dishwasher is properly sanitized. The facility must purchase test strips for the dishwasher by 11/15/2023. The PIC has been asked to submit to HD the latest maintenance report from the supply company. A new dishwasher may be required if it is not capable of reliably disinfecting dishes. Follow-up will take place.”

This article originally appeared in the Lansing State Journal: Eaton County Restaurant Inspections for November and December.

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