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Facility Name:KIRIN CHINESE RESTAURANT
Site Address:485 CASTRO ST, MOUNTAIN VIEW
Phone:N/A
Programs Description:KIRIN CHINESE RESTAURANT
FOOD PREP / FOOD SVC OP 6-25 EMPLOYEES RC 3
Inspections
Latest Inspections:
05/08/2015 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Minor Violation Cited - K13 - Food not in good condition/unsafe/adulterated
Site Observation:
FPK13- OBSERVED STAFF PREPARING CUT SHREDDED CARROTS ON THE FLOOR [CA] DO NOT PREPARE FOODS ON THE FLOOR
Any food is adulterated if it bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance that may render it impure or injurious to health. (113967, 113976, 113980, 113988, 113990, 114035, 114254(c), 114254.3,)
Major Violation Cited - K13M - Food not in good condition/unsafe/adulterated
Site Observation:
13M- A BUNCH OF LIVE BULL FROGS FROM TAIWAN MEANT FOR CONSUMPTION ARE STORED ON THE JANITORIAL SINK [COS] STORE FOODS AT A CLEAN PLACE
Any food is adulterated if it bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance that may render it impure or injurious to health. (113967, 113976, 113980, 113988, 113990, 114035, 114254(c), 114254.3,)
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Site Observation:
FPK35- POOL OF USED WATER AND FOOD DEBRIS OBSERVED AROUND THE STOVES AT THE KITCHEN [CA] CLEAN PREP STOVES TWICE A DAY AND KEEP STOVE PREP AREA DRY
All utensils and equipment shall be fully operative and in good repair. (114175). All utensils and equipment shall be approved, installed properly, and meet applicable standards. (114130, 114130.1, 114130.2, 114130.3, 114130.4, 114130.5, 114132, 114133, 114137, 114139, 114153, 114155, 114163, 114165, 114167, 114169, 114177, 114180, 114182)
Minor Violation Cited - K40 - Wiping cloths: improperly used and stored
Site Observation:
FPK40- THREE USED WIPING CLOTHS ARE STORED ON THE PREP COUNTER AT THE KITCHEN [CA] STORE USED WIPING CLOTHS IN A SANITIZING SOLUTION
Wiping cloths used to wipe service counters, scales or other surfaces that may come into contact with food shall be used only once unless kept in clean water with sanitizer. (114135, 114185.1 114185.3 (d-e))

04/22/2015 - FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION
Minor Violation Cited - K21 - Hot and cold water not available
Site Observation:
Lack of hot water (less than 119 F) at the utensil sink.[CA]Hot water at the utensil sink shall be 120 F minimum. [COS] Water heater was adjusted. New measurement was above 130 F.

04/18/2015 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Minor Violation Cited - K04 - Improper eating, tasting, drinking or tobacco use in food preparation area
Site Observation:
Food employee is observed eating in kitchen where contamination can result.[CA]No employee shall eat in the food prep or storage areas.
Major Violation Cited - K05M - Hands not clean/improperly washed/gloves not used properly
Site Observation:
1) Employee improperly washes his/her hands (no soap or no warm water or using cloth towel/apron). [CA]Properly wash hands with soap, warm water and dry using single use paper towels as required.

2) Lack of handwashing practices observed by all employees during routine inspection. [CA] Employee must practice proper handwashing when handling raw meat and changing job tasks. Properly wash hands with soap, warm water and dry using single use paper towels as required. [COS] Employees were instructed to wash hands.
Major Violation Cited - K06M - Inadequate handwash facilities: supplied or accessible
Site Observation:
Soap dispenses are broken at all the handwash sinks in food prep area.[CA]Provide soap in dispenser at handwash station at all times. [COS] Bought out hand pump dispensers.
Major Violation Cited - K21M - Hot and cold water not available
Site Observation:
1) Lack of hot water (less than119?F) at a janitorial, food prep and utensil sinks.[CA]Hot water at a all these sinks shall be 120 F minimum.

2) Hot water is less than 100?F at the handwash sink.[CA]Hot water at handwash sink shall be 100 F minimum.

3) Hot water was shut off at food prep sink. [CA] Food prep sink must have hot water. [COS] It was turned back on and measured at 100 F.
Minor Violation Cited - K30 - Food storage containers are not identified
Site Observation:
Open bulk food not stored in sealed container.[CA]Store open bulk foods in approved NSF containers with tight fitting lids.
Minor Violation Cited - K33 - Nonfood contact surfaces not clean
Site Observation:
Grease accumulation on sides of deep fryer.[CA]Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be kept free of an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, and other debris
Minor Violation Cited - K34 - Warewashing facilities: not installed, maintained, or used
Site Observation:
Food preparations observed at 3 compartment utensil sink. [CA] Warewash sink is to be used for warewashing activities only.
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Site Observation:
1) Re-used cardboard (from shipping boxes) used to line shelves/floors.[CA]Discontinue the use of cardboard boxes to line shelves/flooring, use approved equipment.

2) Raw wood or wood wicker is used as a food contact surface.[CA]Soft wood such as wood wicker shall not be used as a food-contact surface. Hard maple or equivalent may be used as cutting boards, rolling pins, chopsticks, etc.

3) Stains and grimes found on scoop inside bulk containers.[CA]Clean and sanitized scoops as needed.
Minor Violation Cited - K36 - Equipment, utensils, linens: Improper storage and use
Site Observation:
Cloth towels used to cover food.[CA]Discontinue the use of cloth towels in direct with food, used approved, single use materials.
Minor Violation Cited - K38 - Inadequate ventilation and lighting in designated area
Site Observation:
Gaps observed between the grease filters inside the hood.[CA]Filters shall be fitted in the mechanical exhaust ventilation over cooking equipment.

Accumulation of grease on mechanical exhaust filters.[CA]Ventilation hood filters shall be maintained clean and good repair.
Minor Violation Cited - K40 - Wiping cloths: improperly used and stored
Site Observation:
Wiping cloths are not held in an approved sanitizing solution.[CA]Wiping clothes shall be kept in approved sanitizer at the proper sanitizer. (100 ppm chlorine, 200 ppm quaternary ammonia)
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Site Observation:
Ceiling vents have a large quantity of dirt and dust buildup on them.[CA]Ceiling vents shall be kept clean fully operative, and in good repair.

06/05/2014 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Minor Violation Cited - K14 - Food contact surfaces unclean and unsanitized
Site Observation:
EXCESS DEBRIS NOTED INSIDE ICE MACHINE. [CA] THOROUGHLY CLEAN AND SANITIZE, MAINTAIN IN GOOD REPAIR.
Minor Violation Cited - K26 - Unapproved thawing methods used; frozen food
Site Observation:
RAW WHOLE FISH NOTED SITTING IN SINK, PIC INDICATED IT WAS BEING THAWED. [CA] PROPERLY THAW USING APPROVED METHODS. REFRIGERATION, COOKING PROCESS, MICROWAVE OR UNDER COOL RUNNING WATER OF SUFFICIENT VELOCITY TO FLUSH LOOSE PARTICLES.
Minor Violation Cited - K27 - Food not separated and unprotected
Site Observation:
BOXED WHOLE FISH NOTED ON FLOOR IN KITCHEN AREA. [CA] PROTECT FOOD FROM CONTAMINATION, STORE MIN 6 INCHES UP OFF THE FLOOR. COS MOVED TO SINK
Minor Violation Cited - K38 - Inadequate ventilation and lighting in designated area
Site Observation:
EXCESS GREASE NOTED AT EXHAUST HOOD. [CA] THOROUGHLY CLEAN AND MAINTAIN IN GOOD REPAIR.
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Site Observation:
EXCESS FOOD DEBRIS NOTED ON FLOOR AND AROUND EQUIPMENT AROUND AND UNDER COOKLINE. [CA] THOROUGHLY CLEAN AND MAINTAIN IN A SANITARY MANNER.