Carson City Health Department’s food-service inspections for April 21. All scores are on a 100-point scale, with points deducted depending on the severity of violations:
Burger King, 3589 N. Carson St., scored 99 points. Both employee hand-washing sinks held hot water temperatures in excess of 155 degrees.
Centro Market, bakery, 2794 E. Highway 50, 97 points. A certified food handler wasn’t on site.
Jack in the Box, 3225 Retail Drive, 96 points. Access to two employee hand-washing sinks was blocked by trash cans, corrected on site.
Centro Market, deli, 2794 E. Highway 50, 94 points. Perishable hot foods were being held at temperatures that support growth of microorganisms. Test strips were needed to measure sanitizer concentration.
Centro Market, meat department, 2794 E. Highway 50, 90 points. Employees weren’t washing their hands thoroughly or as often as necessary to remove contamination. During transportation, food was susceptible to contamination due to inadequate packaging or an inadequate vehicle. Test strips were needed to measure sanitizer concentration. Food-contact surfaces of equipment and utensils weren’t clean. The ice machine needed to be shut down and cleaned and sanitized to remove bacterial growth. Shopping baskets were being used to hold meat.
Bamboo Gardens, 4250 Cochise St., Suite 40, 91 points. Food in the refrigerators and freezers wasn’t properly labeled and dated. Bacterial growth was found in the ice machine. Paper towels were missing from the men’s bathroom. Garbage storage container and grease receptacle lids were open. The exhaust hood baffles were coated in grease and dust.
The Cracker Box, 402 E. William St., 71 points. Perishable hot foods were being held between 46 and 133 degrees, temperatures that support microorganism growth (specifically, potatoes were being held at 95 degrees, and containers of hash, potatoes and sliced ham were sitting at room temperature). Food was susceptible to cross-contamination after an employee was seen handling vegetables and cooked turkey after working with dirty dishes without first washing his or her hands. Employees didn’t wash their hands thoroughly or as often as necessary to remove contamination. The employee who handled the cooked turkey with bare hands was asked to put on gloves and didn’t wash his or her hands before putting on the gloves. Two hand-washing sinks weren’t easily accessible. Evidence of rodents was found in the restaurant — a pest control service found 21 mice in seven traps throughout the kitchen on April 6. In addition, the inspector found a large amount of mouse feces on shelves in the front kitchen line where bread and plates of food are stored before being served. Food wasn’t properly labeled and dated. Food wasn’t being properly rotated in storage — newly cooked food was placed in front of, instead of behind, food already in storage. Non-food-contact surfaces of equipment weren’t clean. The area under the dishwasher needed to be cleaned and sanitized. Garbage storage containers were dirty. Grease was found coating the dumpsters and ground in the garbage storage area. Cardboard and trash were piled high in the garbage storage area, and the lids of the garbage storage containers were being propped open due to the containers being excessively full. Floors throughout the kitchen line and rear food preparation areas were littered with food and debris.