AL'S EXPRESS LLC: Inspection on December 20, 2019

Date: 
December 20, 2019
Location: 
AL'S EXPRESS LLC
1653 HOLMES ROAD
YPSILANTI, MI 48198
Priority Violations: 
0
Priority Foundation Violations: 
1
Core Violations: 
5
Details: 

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
4-101.11
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
1
Violation Category: 
Characteristics
Comments: 
OBSERVED NUMEROUS "STERILLITE" BINS THAT CONTAINED FOOD THROUGH OUT. "STERILLITE" BINS ARE NOT APPROVED TO HOLD FOOD. MATERIALS USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF FOOD CONTACT SURFACES OF EQUIPMENT MUST BE DURABLE AND CORROSION RESISTANT. TO CORRECT, REPLACE BINS WITH FOOD GRADE CONTAINERS.
Items: 
Food-contact surface(s) and utensils
Locations: 
Numerous locations
Problems: 
Constructed from materials that are not Durable, corrosion-resistant, and non-absorbent
Corrections: 
Provide smooth, durable, non-absorbent, easily cleanable materials.

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
4-204.112
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
1
Violation Category: 
Temperature Measuring Devices
Comments: 
OBSERVED INACCURATE EXTERIOR DIGITAL THERMOMETERS OF THE WALK-IN COOLER. THERMOMETERS ARE REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH CORRECT AMBIENT AIR TEMPERATURE. TO CORRECT, PROVIDE HANGING THERMOMETERS FOR THE WALK-IN COOLER.
Items: 
Thermometer(s)
Locations: 
walk in cooler
Problems: 
broken
Corrections: 
Repair/replace.

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
3-501.13
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
1
Violation Category: 
Thawing
Comments: 
OBSERVED RAW FISH BEING THAWED AT ROOM TEMPERATURE IN A CONTAINER OF STANDING WATER IN 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: 
Back kitchen area
Problems: 
Stored in water That is standing
Corrections: 
Use cool, running water with enough flow to remove particles.

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
6-202.13
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
1
Violation Category: 
Insect Control Devices, Design
Comments: 
OBSERVED FLY TAPE LOCATED ABOVE PREP SINK ACROSS FROM THE COOK/PREP LINE. INSECT CONTROL DEVICES SHALL NOT BE LOCATED OVER A FOOD PREP AREA. TO CORRECT, RELOCATE FLY TAPE SO IT IS NOT ABOVE THE PREP SINK OR ANY OTHER FOOD PREP AREA.
Items: 
Insect control device(s)
Locations: 
front cooking area
Problems: 
Located over preparation area
Corrections: 
Move to eliminate potential contamination.

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
6-302.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
1
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. CORRECTED AT TIME OF INSPECTION: PIC PROVIDED TOILET PAPER FOR THE UNISEX EMPLOYEE RESTROOM.
Items: 
Toilet paper
Locations: 
employee restroom
Problems: 
Not provided
Corrections: 
Provide.

AL'S EXPRESS LLC

Violation: 
4-202.16
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
1
Violation Category: 
Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Comments: 
OBSERVED THE CARDBOARD LINING THE TRAYS ON TOP OF THE BACK PREP COOLER. NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES SHALL BE EASILY CLEANABLE. TO CORRECT, DISCONTINUE LINING SURFACES WITH CARDBOARD.
Items: 
Nonfood contact surface(s)
Locations: 
Numerous locations
Problems: 
Not easily cleanable
Corrections: 
Repair/replace to be easily cleanable.