ASIA CITY RESTAURANT

Violation: 
3-501.14
Violation Type: 
Primary Violation
Critical: 
Y
Violation Category: 
Cooling
Comments: 
COOKED POTATOES WRAPPED IN ALUMINUM FOIL FOUND ON A SHEET TRAY IN THE PREP UNIT ON THE MAKE LINE AT 53 - 55 DEGREES F WHICH HAD BEEN COOKED AND COOLED FROM PREVIOUS NIGHT. POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOODS ARE REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH THE TEMPERATURE DANGER ZONE WHILE COOLING RAPIDLY FROM 135 - 70 DEGREES F IN TWO HOURS AND FROM 70 - 41 DEGREES F IN AN ADDITIONAL 4 HOURS. THE POTATOES DID NOT MEET THIS REQUIREMENT FOR RAPID COOLING. CORRECTED BY DISCARDING POTATOES AT TIME OF INSPECTION., NUMEROUS FOODS FOUND IN THE WALK IN FREEZER STORED ON THE FLOOR UNDER SHELVES AND UNCOVERED. KEEP ALL FOODS COVERED AND STORED A MINIMUM OF 6" ABOVE THE FLOOR TO ALLOW ACCESS FOR ROUTINE CLEANING. CORRECT AS INDICATED ABOVE.
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.