ASIA CITY RESTAURANT: Inspection on October 1, 2013

Date: 
October 1, 2013
Location: 
ASIA CITY RESTAURANT
2905 WASHTENAW AVE.
YPSILANTI, MI 48197
Priority Violations: 
7
Priority Foundation Violations: 
6
Core Violations: 
14
Compliance: 
In Compliance
Details: 

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-602.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Equipment Food-Contact Surface
Comments: 
SKEWERS FOR DUCK FOUND IN THE DIM SUM AREA IN A CONTAINER WITH DIRTY HOOKSS WELL. PIC INDICATES NOT BEING USED. HOOKS AND SKEWERS ARE NOT BE PROPERLY CLEANED AT REQUIRED FREQUENCY OF CLEANING. INTERIOR OF THE RICE WARMER FOUND WITH EXCESS FOOD DEBRIS BUILD UP. THE RICE WARMER IS NOT BE CLEANED AT REQUIRED FREQUENCY OF CLEANING. NUMEROUS KNIVES, CLEAVERS AND OTHER CUTTING UTENSILS FOUND WITH FOOD DEBRIS BUILD UP THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY. THESE UTENSILS ARE NOT BE CLEANED AT PROPER CLEANING FREQUENCY. THE CREVICES BETWEEN THE PREP TABLES WHICH ARE SIDE BY SIDE IN THE REAR PREP AREA HAVE EXCESS FOOD DEBRIS BUILD UP. THIS PREP AREA IS NOT BE CLEANED AT PROPER CLEANING FREQUENCY. CLEAN NOW AND PLACE ON A MORE FREQUENT CLEANING SCHEDULE.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-501.14
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Cooling
Comments: 
COOKED CHICKEN FOUND IN TUB WITH 9/29/2013 PREP DATE AT 49 DEGREES F. POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS MUST COOL RAPIDLY FROM 135 - 70 DEGREES F IN THE FIRST TWO HOURS AND FROM 70 TO 41 DEGREES F IN AN ADDITIONAL FOUR HOURS VIA AN APPROVED COOLING METHOD. CORRECTED BY DISCARDING COOKED CHICKEN THAT WAS AT 49 DEGREES F.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-501.15
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Cooling Methods
Comments: 
CHICKEN FOUND IN WALK IN COOLER STILL COOLING FROM THREE DAYS AGO. TUB IS LARGE AND ABOUT 8 - 10" DEEP. COOLING CHICKEN IN THIS TUB WILL NOT ALLOW FOR RAPID COOLING AS REQUIRED. THIS PRODUCT WAS FOUND AT 49 DEGREES F FROM THREE DAYS PRIOR PREP. DISCONTINUE THIS PRACTICE AND USE SHALLOW PANS WITH ICE AND PLACE IN FREEZER OR WALK IN TO PROPERLY COOL RAPIDLY. RAPID COOLING REQUIRES 135 TO 70 DEGREES F IN TWO HOURS AND 70 TO 41 DEGREES F IN AN ADDITIONAL 4 HOURS. CORRECT AND RETRAIN EMPLOYEES FOR PROPER COOLING TECHNIQUE.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
5-205.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Using a Handwashing Sink
Comments: 
MAIN HANDSINK IN THE KITCHEN WAS BLOCKED FOR ACCESS FOR ROUTINE HANDWASHING BY DIRTY UTENSILS IN A CONTAINER SET IN THE SINK BASIN AND BY LARGE TABLE WITH TWO RICE COOKERS IN FRONT OF THE HANDSINK. HANDSINKS MUST BE ACCESSIBLE FOR ROUTINE HANDWASHING AT ALL TIMES. CORRECT BY REMOVING UTENSILS FROM SINK BASIN AND RELOCATE TABLE/RICE COOKER AWAY FROM HANDSINK. THE HANDSINK IN THE EMPLOYEE RESTROOM WAS BLOCKED FOR ACCESS FOR ROUTINE HANDWASHING BY A TOOL KIT IN THE SINK BASIN, MOP IN FRONT OF HANDSINK AND SEVERAL CARTONS BLOCKING ACCESS TO THE HANDSINK. CORRECT BY PROVIDING AN ACCESSIBLE HANDSINK AND RELOCATING THESE ITEMS. ALL HANDSINKS MUST BE ACCESSIBLE FOR ROUTINE HANDWASHING.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
2-301.14
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
When to Wash
Comments: 
HANDS ARE NOT BEING WASHED WHEN REQUIRED AS EVIDENCED BY BLOCK HANDSINKS IN BOTH THE MAIN KITCHEN PREP AREA , THE BAR AND EMPLOYEE RESTROOM. FURTHER EVIDENCED BY DRY SINK BASINS. HANDS ARE TO BE PROPERLY WASHED AS INDICATED ABOVE. SINKS THEREFOR MUST BE ACCESSIBLE FOR ROUTINE HANDWASHING SO THAT EMPLOYEES CAN WASH THEIR HANDS AS REQUIRED.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-703.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Hot Water and Chemical
Comments: 
DISHES WERE NOT BE PROPERLY SANITIZED AS THE HOT WATER DID NOT REACH 160 DEGREES F ON THE PLATE SURFACE WHEN DISHES WERE RUN THROUGH THE DISH MACHINE. CALL FOR REPAIR OF THE DISH MACHINE SO THAT THE DISHES AND UTENSILS MAY BE PROPERLY SANITIZED.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
6-501.111
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Controlling Pests
Comments: 
BOTH FLIES ARE DRAIN FLIES ARE PRESENT IN THE FACILITY. EXTERMINATOR COMES ON A REGULAR BASIS. IN ADDITION FLY STICKY PAPER IS UP IN AREAS TO CATCH FLIES AND A HAND HELD ELECTRIC FLY SWATTER IS AVAILABLE IN THE FACILITY. PIC INDICATES THEY ARE NOT HAPPY WITH CURRENT EXTERMINATOR AND ARE CALLING SOMEONE ELSE THIS WEEK. ELIMINATE INSECT INFESTATION.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
5-203.14
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Backflow Prevention Device, Wh
Comments: 
A NON POTABLE WATER HOSE IS ATTACHED TO THE FAUCET ON THE 3C SINK WITHOUT A HOSE BIBB VACUUM BREAKER. THIS HOSE IS TO FILL A TUB WHEN CUPS ARE BEING SOAKED PRIOR TO DISHWASHING. THE HOSE WAS FOUND EXTENDING DOWN INTO THE COMPARTMENT OF THE SINK WITHOUT PROPER BACKFLOW PREVENTION. REMOVE HOSE AND INSTALL A HOSE BIBB VACUUM BREAKER IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO USE A HOSE ON THIS SINK. A DIFFERENT FAUCET MAY BE NECESSARY TO ACCOMODATE A HOSE BIBB VACUUM BREAKER. ALSO A POTABLE WATER HOSE MUST BE USED.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-601.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Equipment, Food-Contact Surfac
Comments: 
FOOD DEBRIS FOUND ON THE STEM OF THE MIXER. PIC INDICATED HAD JUST BEEN USED BUT NOT CLEANED YET. LATER DURING INSPECTION A DIFFERENT ATTACHMENT FOR A DIFFERENT FOOD WAS USED ON THE MIXER WITHOUT CLEANING THE FOOD DEBRIS OFF FROM PREVIOUS USE. CORRECT BY CLEANING NOW AND RETRAINING EMPLOYEES ON WHEN TO CLEAN AND HOW TO CLEAN MIXER. FOOD DEBRIS AND SPLASH FOUND ON CLEAN DISHES STORED ON SHELVES UNDER THE PREP AREA FOR THE DIM SUM PREP AREA. KEEP DISHES CLEAN. ROUTINELY INSPECT THE DISHES FOR FOOD SPLASH AND SEND THROUGH DISHWASHER IF NEEDED. YOU MAY ALSO CONSIDER A COVER FOR THESE SHELVES PROVIDED THAT IT IS AN APPROVED MATERIAL THAT IS SMOOTH AND CLEANABLE.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-202.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Food-Contact Surfaces
Comments: 
CANOPENER BLADE WAS FOUND TO BE IN NEED OF CLEANING AND ALSO HAD WIRE STRANDS STUCK ON THE BLADE. THESE WIRE STRANDS COULD EASILY GET INTO A CAN OF FOOD THAT IS BEING OPENED. CLEAN NOW AND PLACE ON A MORE FREQUENT CLEANING SCHEDULE. DISCONTINUE USING THE CAN OPENER BLADE TO CUT OR OPEN WHATEVER IS LEAVING WIRE STRANDS ON THE BLADE TO AVOID CONTAMINATION OF FOODS. SEVERAL VERY RUSTY CLEAVERS WERE FOUND IN THE FACILITY. ONCE CLEAVERS ARE RUSTY THEY ARE NO LONGER SMOOTH AND CLEANABLE. DISCARD ANY RUSTY UTENSILS. CORRECTED BY THROWING OUT CLEAVERS.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-202.15
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Package Integrity
Comments: 
SEVERAL DENTED CANS FOUND ON THE CAN STORAGE RACK. CANS ARE TO BE INSPECTED PRIOR TO STOCKING. IF DAMAGED AFTER STOCKING THEY ARE TO BE REMOVED FROM CAN STORAGE RACK. ALL DAMAGED CANS ARE TO BE EITHER DISCARDED OR RETURNED TO THE SUPPLIER FOR CREDIT. PROVIDE A SEPARATE DESIGNATED LOCATION FOR DAMAGED CANS AWAITING RETURN TO THE SUPPLIER. CORRECTED BY GOING THROUGH THE CAN STORAGE AND PULLING ANY DENTED OR DAMAGED CAN.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-204.112
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Temperature Measuring Devices
Comments: 
THE THERMOMETER IN THE TURBO AIR DISPLAY CASE WAS BROKEN INDIATING - 10 DEGREES F. THE THERMOMETER FOR THE PREP UNIT AND BEER COOLER AT THE BAR WERE MISSING. PROVIDE THERMOMETERS FOR THESE UNITS IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO MONITOR THE TEMPERATURES FOR THESE UNITS.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-602.13
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Comments: 
THE FACILITY IS IN NEED OF CLEANING FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. THE FOLLOWING NON FOOD CONTACT SURFACES NEED CLEANING; THE NON FOOD CONTACT SURFACE OF THE CANOPENER WHERE IT ATTACHES TO THE PREP TABLE. ALL SHELVES IN THE KITCHEN/STORAGE AREA, THE DISHRACKS (IF THEY ARE NO LONGER CLEANABLE THEY ARE TO BE REPLACED),THE OUTSIDE OF THE COOKING EQUIPMENT, THE OUTSIDE OF THE RICE WARMERS, THE SLIDING DOOR TRACKS OF THE DISPLAY CASE, THE INTERIOR FO THE FREEZERS, COOLERS, THE PIPING UNDER THE HOOD, THE HOOD FILTERS, INBETWEEN THE EQUIPMENT. CLEAN NOW AND PLACE ON A MORE FREQUENT CLEANING SCHEDULE.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
5-205.15
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
System Maintained in Good Repa
Comments: 
THERE IS A LEAK AT THE FAUCET FOR THE MOP SINK THAT IS WRAPPED IN A CLOTH TOWEL TO MINIMIZE LEAKING. REPAIR LEAK.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
7-201.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Separation
Comments: 
BLEACH FOUND ON THE SHELF BELOW THE SLICER NEXT TO BAKING POWDER AND DRY BATTER MIX. RELOCATE THE BLEACH TO AN APPROVED LOCATION AWAY FROM THE FOODS TO MINIMIZE POTENTIAL FOR CONTAMINATION OF THOSE FOODS. CORRECTED BY RELOCAING THE BLEACH TO AN APPROVED LOCATION.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
6-202.13
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Insect Control Devices, Design
Comments: 
STICKY FLY STRIPS ARE THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY. SOME ARE IN NON APPROVED LOCATIONS AS THEY ARE ABOVE FOOD EQUIPMENT OR FOODS . REMOVE THESE STRIPS IMMEDIATELY.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
6-501.12
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Cleaning, Frequency and Restri
Comments: 
THE FLOORS , WALLS AND CEILINGS THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY NEED CLEANING. THE CONNECTED FAN GRATES ON THE CEILING NEED CLEANING. CLEAN NOW AND PLACE ON AM ROE FREQUENT CLEANING SCHEDULE.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-304.12
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
In-Use Utensils, Between-Use S
Comments: 
RICE SCOOP FOUND IN STANDING WATER HOT POT THAT WAS 107 DEGREES F. THE SWITCH TO THE HOT POT HAD BEEN TURNED OFF. MAINAIN A MINIMUM OF 135 DEGREES F ON THE SCOOP. CORRECTED BY TURNING BACK ON AND PROVIDING 135 DEGREES F WATER +. SPOON FOR SAUCE FOUND EMBEDDED IN THE CONTAINER OF SAUCE. DO NOT KEEP THE SPOON IN THE SAUCE. IN ORDER TO USE THIS SPOON TO DISPENSE, AN EMPLOYEE WOULD BE STICKING THEIR HANDS IN THE FOOD TO GET IT TO USE IT. DISCONTINUE THIS PRACTICE AND WASH SPOONS/SCOOPS AFTER USE. THE UTENSIL CAN BE STORED IN THE FOOD PRODUCT ONLY IF THE HANDLE END CAN BE EXTENDED OUT OF THE FOOD.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-304.13
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Linens and Napkins, Use Limita
Comments: 
CLOTH TOWELS ARE BEING USED TO COVER VEGETABLES. DISCONTINUE THIS PRACTICE AS CLOTH TOWELS ARE NOT APPROVED FOOD CONTACT SURFACES.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-305.11
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Food Storage
Comments: 
ASSORTED FOODS FOUND WITHOUT BEING COVERED THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY. KEEP FOODS COVERED FOR PROPER PROTECTION.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-302.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Packaged and Unpackaged Food -
Comments: 
AT ONSET OF DELIVERY APPROXIMATELY ONE DOZEN CASES OF RAW CHICKEN WERE FOUND OUT BY PREP TABLE FOR FUTURE PREPPING. TEMPERATURE OF THE CHICKEN WAS BELOW 41 DEGREES F SO CHICKEN WAS PLACED INTO WALK IN COOLER FOR PROPER STORAGE. BOXES HAD CHICKEN JUICE DRIPPING FROM THEM AND WERE PLACED INTO THE WALK IN COOLER ON TOP OF CARTON OF RAW PORK. THIS IS AN INCORRECT STORAGE LOCATION AS CHICKEN SHOULD ALWAYS BE STORED ON BOTTOM SHELF BELOW PORK, BEEF AND OTHER FOODS NOT REQUIRING A MINIMUM COOK TEMPERATURE OF 165 DEGREES F AS THE CHICKEN DOES. CORRECTED BY REMOVING CHICKEN CARTONS FROM ON TOP OF PORK CARTON.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-903.11
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Equipment, Utensils, Linens, a
Comments: 
UTENSILS ARE BEING STORED IN UTENSIL TUBS THROUGHOUT THE FACILITY THAT ARE NOT ROUTINELY BEING CLEANED. PLACE ON A REGULAR ROUTINE CLEANING SCHEDULE SO THAT CLEAN UTENSILS ARE NOT SETTING IN DIRTY UTENSIL TUBS. UTENSILS ARE TO BE STORED IN CLEAN TUBS.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-204.11
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Ventilation Hood Systems, Drip
Comments: 
THERE IS A GREASE CUP FOR THE GRILL BY THE WINDOW . IT IS UNCLEAR WHY GREASE IS ENDING UP ON THE FLOOR, BUT IS DUE TO IMPROPER SETTING OF THE GREASE CUP. ADJUST/REPAIR ETC TO ELIMINATE THIS PROBLEM IN THE FUTURE.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
6-304.11
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Mechanical
Comments: 
THE SECOND RICE COOKER IN FRONT OF THE HANDSINK WAS NOT BEING VENTED PROPERLY AS IT WAS NOT UNDER THE HOOD. THIS SECOND RICE COOKER IS TO BE REMOVED AS IT IS BLOCKING THE HANDSINK AND IS NOT UNDER THE HOOD FOR PROPER VENTILATION.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-202.16
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Comments: 
CARDBOARD BOX AND ALUMINUM FOIL LINING THE ROLL CART IN THE DUCK PREP AREA IS NOT APPROVED. CARDBOARD BOX AND ALUMINUM ARE NOT SMOOTH AND CLEANABLE AND ARE NOT APPROVED AS A CART LINER. REMOVE AND PROPERLY CLEAN THE CART AS NEEDED INSTEAD OF LINING IT WITH AN ABSORBENT MATERIAL.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-601.11
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Equipment, Food-Contact Surfac

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-602.11
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Equipment Food-Contact Surface
Comments: 
THE POP NOZZLES AT THE POP MACHINES HAVE MOLD BUILD UP. CLEAN NOW AND PLACE ON A MORE FREQUENT CLEANING SCHEDULE. THE SPLASH GUARD FOR THE ICE MACHINES HAVE MOLD BUILD UP. CLEAN NOW AND PLACE ON A MORE FREQUENT CLEANING SCHEDULE.