AL'S EXPRESS LLC: Inspection on October 31, 2017

Date: 
October 31, 2017
Location: 
AL'S EXPRESS LLC
1653 HOLMES ROAD
YPSILANTI, MI 48198
Priority Violations: 
6
Priority Foundation Violations: 
5
Core Violations: 
2
Compliance: 
In Compliance
Comments: 
Routine Inspection:
Details: 

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
3-501.13
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Thawing
Comments: 
OBSERVED THE FOLLOWING FROZEN FOODS BEING THAWED IMPROPERLY: -WHITING BEING STORED AT ROOM TEMPERATURE ON THE DRAIN BOARD OF THE 3-COMPARTMENT SINK -COD IN STANDING WATER IN THE SANITIZE COMPARTMENT OF THE 3-COMPARTMENT SINK -CAT FISH IN STANDING WATER IN THE WASH COMPARTMENT OF THE 3-COMPARTMENT SINK FOOD SHALL BE THAWED UNDER REFRIGERATION SO THE FOOD IS MAINTAINED AT 41 F OR LESS, COMPLETELY SUBMERGED IN RUNNING WATER WITH SUFFICIENT VELOCITY TO AGITATE, OR AS PART OF THE COOKING PROCESS. TO CORRECT, THAW FOOD UNDER REFRIGERATION SO THE FOOD IS MAINTAINED AT 41 F OR LESS, COMPLETELY SUBMERGED IN RUNNING WATER WITH SUFFICIENT VELOCITY TO AGITATE, OR AS PART OF THE COOKING PROCESS
Items: 
Frozen food(s) for thawing
Locations: 
three compartment sink
Problems: 
Stored above 41 degrees F thawed or partially thawed
Corrections: 
Store under refrigeration.

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Violation: 
5-402.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Backflow Prevention
Comments: 
OBSERVED CAT FISH BEING THAWED IN STANDING WATER IN THE WASH COMPARTMENT OF THE 3-COMPARTMENT SINK. THE WASH COMPARTMENT WAS DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO A GREASE TRAP. A DIRECT CONNECTION MAY NOT EXIST BETWEEN THE SEWAGE SYSTEM AND A DRAIN ORIGINATING IN WHICH FOOD IS PREPARED OR PLACED. TO CORRECT, PROPERLY THAW FOODS AS EXPLAINED IN 3-501.13 AND PREPARE FOOD IN AN AIR-GAPPED SINK (RINSE OR SANITIZE COMPARTMENT OF 3-COMPARTMENT SINK) ,
Items: 
Backflow/backsiphonage prevention device(s)
Locations: 
three compartment sink
Problems: 
Not provided on Sink
Corrections: 
Provide adequate air gap.

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Violation: 
5-205.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Using a Handwashing Sink
Comments: 
OBSERVED THE HAND WASH SINK NEAR THE PREP AREA THAT WAS BLOCKED BY A LARGE POT THAT CONTAINED USED OIL. HAND WASHING SINKS MUST BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE AT ALL TIME TO EMPLOYEES FOR PROPER HAND WASHING. TO CORRECT, DO NOT BLOCK HAND WASHING SINK AND MAKE IT EASILY ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL EMPLOYEES. ,
Items: 
Handwashing sink(s)
Locations: 
prep area
Problems: 
Not easily accessible Items stored In front of
Corrections: 
Remove items from handsink. Do not store items at handsink.

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Violation: 
6-301.12
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Hand Drying Provision
Comments: 
OBSERVED NO PAPER TOWEL IN THE EMPLOYEE RESTROOM. PAPER TOWEL MUST BE PROVIDED TO DRY HANDS AFTER HAND WASHING. TO CORRECT, PROVIDE PAPER TOWEL TO ALL HAND WASHING SINKS. ,
Items: 
Sanitary hand drying provisions
Locations: 
employee restroom
Problems: 
Not provided
Corrections: 
Provide.

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
6-302.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Toilet Tissue, Availability
Comments: 
OBSERVED NO TOILET PAPER IN THE EMPLOYEE RESTROOM. TOILET PAPER MUST BE PROVIDED. TO CORRECT, PROVIDE TOILET PAPER IN EMPLOYEE RESTROOM.,
Items: 
Toilet paper
Locations: 
employee restroom
Problems: 
Not provided
Corrections: 
Provide.

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
3-501.17
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Ready-to-Eat, Potentially Haza
Comments: 
OBSERVED THE FOLLOWING TCS FOODS LOCATED IN THE 1-DOOR STANDING PEPSI COOLER IN THE KITCHEN THAT REQUIRE PROPER DATE MARKING: -COLE SLAW -MACARONI SALAD -POTATO SALAD ALL TCS FOODS THAT ARE COLD HELD AND NOT CONSUMED WITHIN 24 HOURS SHALL BE PROPERLY DATE MARKED. TO CORRECT, PROPERLY DATE MARK TCS FOODS THAT ARE COLD HELD FOR 24 HOURS OR MORE.,
Items: 
Commercially processed ready to eat potentially hazardous food(s)
Locations: 
reach in cooler
Problems: 
Without date of consumption marking
Corrections: 
Provide proper date marks as stated above.

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
4-302.14
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Sanitizing Solutions, Testing
Comments: 
OBSERVED CHLORINE SANITIZING SOLUTION BEING USED TO SANITIZE WARES AND NO CHLORINE TEST STRIPS WERE PROVIDED. CHLORINE TEST STRIPS MUST BE PROVIDED AND ACCURATELY MEASURE THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF CHLORINE SANITIZER SOLUTION. TO CORRECT, PROVIDE CHLORINE STRIPS.,
Items: 
Sanitizer test kit chlorine
Locations: 
three compartment sink
Problems: 
Not provided
Corrections: 
Provide.

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Violation: 
4-602.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Equipment Food-Contact Surface
Comments: 
THE WHITE CONTAINERS WHERE FISH AND CHICKEN ARE RINSED ARE CLEANED A COUPLE TIMES A DAY ACCORDING TO THE PIC. SINCE RAW CHICKEN AND RAW FISH COMES IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE CONTAINERS THE FREQUENCY OF CLEANING IS AT LEAST EVERY 4 HOURS AFTER INITIAL USE. A MINIMUM OF ONCE OF EVERY 4 HOURS IS REQUIRED FOR THE TUBS TO BE WASHED-RINSED-SANITIZED TO MINIMIZE POTENTIAL FOR BACTERIA GROWTH. TO CORRECT ,INCREASE FREQUENCY OF CLEANING TO ONCE EVERY 4 HOURS, AND RETRAIN EMPLOYEES ON NEW FREQUENCY OF CLEANING SCHEDULE. ,
Items: 
Food-contact surface(s) and utensil(s)
Locations: 
prep sink
Problems: 
Not cleaned At least every 4 hours during continual use
Corrections: 
Clean as specified above.

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
5-203.14
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Backflow Prevention Device, Wh
Comments: 
OBSERVED A FLOW CONTROL DEVICE (SPRAY NOZZLE) DOWNSTREAM OF THE ATMOSPHERIC VACUUM BREAKER ON THE MOP SINK. FLOW CONTROL DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED DOWNSTREAM OF ATMOSPHERIC VACUUM BREAKERS BECAUSE THE LINE IS UNDER PRESSURE. TO CORRECT, REMOVE SPRAY NOZZLE WHEN NOT IN USE. ,

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Violation: 
4-702.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Before Use After Cleaning
Comments: 
OBSERVED WASH AND RINSE STEP BEING PERFORMED AT THE 3-COMPARTMENT SINK BUT WARES WERE NOT BEING SANITIZED. FOOD CONTACT SURFACES SHALL BE SANITIZED AFTER CLEANING. TO CORRECT, PERFORM SANITIZATION STEP AFTER WASH-RINSE WHEN WASHING WARES. PARTIALLY CORRECTED AT TIME OF INSPECTION: EDUCATED PIC ON PROPER WARE WASHING.,
Items: 
Clean utensil(s) and food-contact surface(s)
Locations: 
three compartment sink
Problems: 
Not sanitized
Corrections: 
Sanitize as required above.

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Violation: 
3-302.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Packaged and Unpackaged Food -
Comments: 
OBSERVED RAW CHICKEN BEING STORED IN SELF DRAINING CONTAINERS IN THE SAME DISPLAY CASE AS RAW FISH AND RAW SHRIMP IN SELF-DRAINING CONTAINERS. SINCE RAW CHICKEN AND RAW FISH/SHRIMP ARE BOTH IN SELF-DRAINING CONTAINERS THE POTENTIAL FOR CROSS CONTAMINATION EXISTS. ALL RAW ANIMAL FOOD MUST BE STORED PROTECTED AND ACCORDING TO COOKING TEMPERATURE TO AVOID CROSS CONTAMINATION. TO CORRECT, STORE THE RAW CHICKEN IN CONTAINERS THAT ARE NOT SELF DRAINING.,
Items: 
Raw animal product(s)
Locations: 
display cooler
Problems: 
Not separated from each other
Corrections: 
Keep separate.

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
6-201.11
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Floors, Walls, and Ceilings
Comments: 
OBSERVED CARDBOARD BOXES BEING USED AS FLOOR MATS THROUGHOUT THE KITCHEN. CARD BOARD IS NOT EASILY CLEANABLE. PHYSICAL FACILITIES (FLOORS, WALLS, CEILINGS) SHALL BE DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED SO THEY ARE EASILY CLEANABLE. TO CORRECT, DISCONTINUES THE USE OF CARDBOARD AS FLOOR MATS.
Items: 
Floor(s)
Locations: 
Numerous locations
Problems: 
Not sloped to drain
Corrections: 
Repair/replace to meet requirements above.

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
3-304.15
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Gloves, Use Limitation
Comments: 
OBSERVED FOOD EMPLOYEE CONTINUOUSLY USING THEIR GLOVES AND NOT CHANGING GLOVES WHEN CONTAMINATED. SINGLE USE GLOVES SHALL BE ONLY USED FOR ONE TASK SUCH AS WORKING WITH READY-TO-EAT FOOD OR WITH RAW ANIMAL FOODS AND DISCARDED WHEN DAMAGED OR SOILED. TO CORRECT, RETRAIN EMPLOYEES ON PROPER GLOVE USE AND TO WASH HANDS WHEN CHANGING GLOVES. ,
Items: 
Single-use glove(s)
Locations: 
Numerous locations
Problems: 
Used for multiple purposes
Corrections: 
Gloves shall only be used for one purpose and then disposed.