ASIA CITY RESTAURANT: Inspection on April 10, 2017

Date: 
April 10, 2017
Location: 
ASIA CITY RESTAURANT
2905 WASHTENAW AVE.
YPSILANTI, MI 48197
Priority Violations: 
7
Priority Foundation Violations: 
1
Core Violations: 
8
Compliance: 
In Compliance
Comments: 
Routine Inspection:
Details: 

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-301.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Preventing Contamination from
Comments: 
FOOD EMPLOYEE PREPARING SUSHI OBSERVED TO BE CUTTING CUCUMBER SLICES WITH HIS BARE HANDS. BARE HAND CONTACT IS PROHIBITED WITH READY-TO-EAT FOODS. FOOD EMPLOYEE TEMPORARILY CORRECTED BY WASHING HANDS AND DONNING GLOVES. TO CORRECT, RE-TRAIN FOOD EMPLOYEES ON GLOVE USE WHEN WORKING WITH READY-TO-EAT FOODS.
Items: 
Ready-to-eat food(s)
Locations: 
sushi bar
Problems: 
Handled with bare hands
Corrections: 
Suitable utensils or single-use gloves are to be utilized

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-302.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Packaged and Unpackaged Food -
Comments: 
BOXES OF CHOPPED SPINACH STORED UNDER TUBS OF RAW FISH AND RAW CHICKEN IN THE WIC. RAW SHELL EGGS STORED OVER RAW PRODUCE IN WIC. RAW ANIMAL PRODUCTS MUST BE STORED BELOW AND/OR AWAY FROM READY-TO-EAT FOODS AND FOODS OF LOWER COOKING TEMPERATURES. PIC CORRECTED BY RELOCATING RAW PRODUCE OVER RAW SHELL EGGS. CORRECTED.
Items: 
Raw animal food(s)
Locations: 
walk in cooler
Problems: 
Stored over/next to Raw ready-to-eat food(s)
Corrections: 
Store raw animal foods below and away from foods needing little or no further prep.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-306.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Food Display
Comments: 
UPON START OF INSPECTION, CONTAINERS OF GINGER AND WASABI WERE OUT FOR CUSTOMER SELF-SERVICE ON THE SUSHI BAR NOT PROTECTED BY A SNEEZE GUARD. ALL FOODS OUT ON DISPLAY MUST BE PROTECTED. PIC CORRECTED BY PLACING ABOVE FOODS UNDER THE SNEEZE GUARD.
Items: 
Food on display display table
Locations: 
sushi bar
Problems: 
Lacking protection Sneeze guards
Corrections: 
Store in protected manner.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-303.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Ice Used as Exterior Coolant,
Comments: 
A BOWL OF LEMON WEDGES WERE OBSERVED TO BE STORED IN THE ICE OF AN ICE BIN AT A WAIT STATION. THIS ICE IS ALSO USED IN DRINKS. ICE USED AS A COOLANT MUST NOT ALSO BE USED AS FOOD. PIC CORRECTED BY REMOVING BOWL OF LEMON WEDGES AND DISCARDING ICE.
Items: 
Ice
Locations: 
ice bin wait station
Problems: 
Used as a cooling medium
Corrections: 
Cannot be used for food

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-501.16
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Potentially Hazardous Food (Ti
Comments: 
A POT OF COOKED GARLIC IN OIL MADE YESTERDAY WAS FOUND STORED ON A SHELF BETWEEN THE KITCHEN AREA AND DISHROOM AREA AT 65F. POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS MUST BE KEPT AT 41F OR BELOW TO MINIMIZE THE POTENTIAL FOR BACTERIAL GROWTH. PIC CORRECTED BY DISCARDING THE GARLIC IN OIL MIXTURE.
Items: 
Cold food item(s)
Locations: 
Shelf
Problems: 
Stored above 41 degrees F
Corrections: 
Store below 41 degrees F.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-602.11
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Equipment Food-Contact Surface
Comments: 
THE 2 LARGE FLOOR MIXERS NEXT TO THE WIC, THE MEAT SLICER, AND CAN OPENER FOUND WITH SOME FOOD DEBRIS BUILD UP. FOOD CONTACT SURFACES MUST BE CLEANED AFTER USE, AND CLEAN TO SIGHT AND TOUCH. TO CORRECT, CLEAN NOW AND RE-TRAIN FOOD EMPLOYEES ON PROPER CLEANING PROCEDURES.
Items: 
Food-contact surface(s) used for nonpotentially hazardous food(s)
Locations: 
cooking/preparation area
Problems: 
Not cleaned when contaminated
Corrections: 
Clean properly when contaminated.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-501.14
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Cooling
Comments: 
BEEF TRIPE FOUND AT 48F-49F 6 HRS. AFTER COOKING. BEEF TRIPE WAS FOUND COOLING IN WIC IN LARGE COVERED BOWL. PHF'S MUST BE COOLED FROM 135F-70F WITHIN 2 HRS. AND FROM 70F-41F WITHIN AN ADDITIONAL 4 HRS. TO MINIMIZE THE POTENTIAL FOR BACTERIAL GROWTH. PIC CORRECTED BY DISCARDING BEEF TRIPE.
Items: 
Cooked food(s) cooled
Problems: 
From 70 degrees f to 41 degrees F for more than 4 hours
Corrections: 
Utilize shallow pans, ice baths, agitation, or quick chilling to cool food items.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-307.11
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Miscellaneous Sources of Conta
Comments: 
TRAYS OF DIM SUM DOUGH AND CUTS OF PORK FOUND ON SPEED RACKS IN THE WIF COVERED WITH ICE THAT HAD BEEN COLLECTING AT THE DOOR FRAME OF THE WIF. FOODS MUST BE PROTECTED FROM CONTAMINATION. PIC CORRECTED BY DISCARDING THE ABOVE MENTIONED FOODS AND WILL NOT STORE FOODS NEXT TO DOOR OF WIF.
Items: 
Food
Locations: 
walk in freezer
Problems: 
Adulterated/contaminated
Corrections: 
Discard.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-501.15
Violation Type: 
Primary Foundation Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Cooling Methods
Comments: 
BEEF TRIP FOUND AT 48F-49F 6 HRS. AFTER COOKING. BEEF TRIPE WAS FOUND COOLING IN WIC IN LARGE, UNCOVERED BOWL. PROPER COOLING METHODS MUST BE UTILIZED TO COOL PHF'S FROM 135F-70F WITHIN 2 HRS, AND FROM 70F-41F WITHIN AN ADDITIONAL 4 HRS. PROPER COOING METHODS INCLUDE USING UNCOVERED, SHALLOW CONTAINERS, AND PLACING IN WIF FOR RAPID COOLING. PIC TEMPORARILY CORRECTED BY DISCARDING TRIPE. SEVERAL PHF'S FOUND IN WIC COOLING IMPROPERLY INCLUDING CHICKEN BROTH AT 53F IN A COVERED, 5-GALLON BUCKET, BBQ PORK AT 73F IN A CONTAINER WITH A PRODUCT DEPTH OF 5-6 INCHES, AND CHICKEN FEET IN DEEP CONTAINERS WITH A PRODUCT DEPTH OF 7-8 INCHES. PIC TEMPORARILY CORRECTED BY PLACING ICE IN THE CHICKEN BROTH, AND PLACING THE BBQ PORK AND CHICKEN FEET INTO THE WIF FOR RAPID COOLING. THESE FOOD ITEMS WERE COOLED TO 41F WITHIN THE REQUIRED TIME FRAMES. TO CORRECT, RE-TRAIN FOOD EMPLOYEES ON PROPER COOLING METHODS.
Items: 
Food item(s) cooled
Locations: 
walk in cooler cooler
Problems: 
Improperly In large container 5 gallon bucket
Corrections: 
Utilize long, shallow pans.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-305.11
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Food Storage
Comments: 
FOOD TRAYS AND BOXES OBSERVED TO BE STORED ON THE FLOOR IN THE WIF. FOODS MUST BE STORED AT LEAST 6 INCHES OFF THE GROUND TO MINIMIZE THE POTENTIAL FOR CONTAMINATION. TO CORRECT, STORE ALL FOODS AT LEAST 6 INCHES OFF THE GROUND.
Items: 
Food item(s) in storage
Locations: 
walk in freezer floor
Problems: 
Stored on floor or less than 6 inches above floor
Corrections: 
Store at least 6 inches above the floor.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-501.11
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Good Repair and Proper Adjustm
Comments: 
THE HEATER UNITS AT THE WIF DOOR ARE NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY CAUSING THIS DOOR TO FREEZE SHUT AT TIMES. EQUIPMENT MUST BE MAINTAINED IN GOOD REPAIR. PER PIC, THE DOOR HEATERS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REPLACED. TO CORRECT, REPAIR DOOR HEATERS SO WIF DOOR FUNCTIONS PROPERLY. THE LEFT 2-DOOR RIC AT THE SUSHI STATION IS CURRENTLY NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY. THERE ARE NO FOODS BEING STORED IN THIS UNIT AT THIS TIME, AND THE UNIT IS SCHEDULED FOR SERVICE. TO CORRECT, REPAIR UNIT SO THAT IT CAN HOLD PHF'S AT 41F OR BELOW. THE DOOR GASKETS ON SEVERAL COOLER UNITS ARE TORN, INCLUDING THE PREP UNITS ON BOTH COOK LINES AND THE GLASS DIM SUM UPRIGHT COOLER. TO CORRECT, REPLACE GASKETS.
Items: 
Equipment
Locations: 
walk in freezer
Problems: 
broken
Corrections: 
Repair/replace.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
4-602.13
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Comments: 
SEVERAL NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES FOUND SOILED INCLUDING SOME MOBILE EQUIPMENT STORED BY THE BUFFET TABLES, THE NFCS OF THE CUSTARD MIXER, THE BLADES AND BLADE GUARD OF THE KITCHEN FAN, THE DOOR GASKETS AND HANDLES ON THE PREP UNITS, AND THE LEDGES OF THE SPEEDRACK NEXT TO THE SMOKER. NFCS MUST BE KEPT CLEAN TO SIGHT AND TOUCH. TO CORRECT, CLEAN NOW AND PLACE ON A MORE FREQUENT CLEANING SCHEDULE.
Items: 
Nonfood contact surface(s)
Locations: 
Numerous locations
Problems: 
Soiled
Corrections: 
Keep clean.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
6-202.11
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Light Bulbs, Protective Shield
Comments: 
LIGHTS ARE NOT SHIELDED IN LARGE ELECTRICAL ROOM IN BACK AREA. SOME FOOD ITEMS ARE STORED IN THIS ROOM. LIGHTING MUST BE SHIELDED OR PLASTIC-COATED. TO CORRECT, PROVIDE LIGHT SHIELDS OR PLASTIC-COATED BULBS.
Items: 
Light shielding
Locations: 
light shields
Problems: 
Not provided In storage area
Corrections: 
Provide adequate light shields and end caps or shatter-proof bulbs.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
5-205.15
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
System Maintained in Good Repa
Comments: 
AIR GAPS BETWEEN THE DRAIN LINES OF THE LARGE ICE MACHINES AND THE FLOOR DRAIN RECEPTACLE ARE NO LONGER BEING MAINTAINED. AN AIR GAP IS REQUIRED TO MINIMIZE THE POTENTIAL FOR CONTAMINATION OF THESE UNITS. TO CORRECT, RE-CLAMP DRAIN LINES SO THAT AN AIR GAP IS PROVIDED.
Items: 
Plumbing system Drain line(s)
Locations: 
ice machine drain lines
Problems: 
Not maintained
Corrections: 
Trim, file and maintain.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
6-202.15
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Outer Openings, Protected
Comments: 
THE EXTERIOR SCREEN DOOR AT THE DISHROOM IS NOT TIGHT-FITTING AROUND THE DOOR FRAME, AND THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR IS IN DISREPAIR. TO CORRECT, REPAIR DOOR SO THAT IT IS TIGHT-FITTING AND IS INTACT IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE POTENTIAL FOR PEST ACCESS.
Items: 
Outer opening(s) Door(s)
Locations: 
door
Problems: 
Not tight-fitting
Corrections: 
Repair/replace to meet requirements above.

ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
6-501.111
Violation Type: 
Core Violation
Critical: 
N
Violation Category: 
Controlling Pests
Comments: 
SEVERAL GNATS NOTED IN KITCHEN AND DISHROOM AREA. FACILITY IS WORKING WITH A CERTIFIED EXTERMINATOR ON A ROUTINE BASIS. TO CORRECT, KEEP DRAINS CLEAN AND CONTINUE WORKING WITH EXTERMINATOR TO ELIMINATE GNATS.
Items: 
Pest(s) gnats
Problems: 
Present in facility
Corrections: 
Remove pests from facility.