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Facility Name:MILPITAS BUFFET INC
Site Address:24 S ABBOTT AV, MILPITAS
Phone:(408)945-8888
Programs Description:MILPITAS BUFFET INC
FOOD PREP / FOOD SVC OP 6-25 EMPLOYEES RC 3
Inspections
Latest Inspections:
07/25/2014 - FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION
07/25/2014 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Minor Violation Cited - K07 - Improper hot and cold holding temperatures
Site Observation:
Measured temperature of ready-to-eat chicken kebab at 128F to 145F and raw fish sushi at 68F to 82F, at the buffet line. [CA] Must maintain all potentially hazardous foods (PHFs) (e.g. meats, seafoods, dairy, rice) hot at or above 135F OR cold at or below 41F at all times until served/sold. If using TIME as public health control (TPHC) on the PHFs, all such foods must be marked or otherwise identified to indicate the time not to exceed 4 hours out of temperature control (42F to 135F, Danger Zone). Manager instructed food employees to use time stickers to monitor the time.

Major Violation Cited - K14M - Food contact surfaces unclean and unsanitized
Site Observation:
Measured concentration of Chlorine sanitizer at 0.00ppm in the final rinse cycle of automatic dishwasher.[CA] Properly wash and sanitize all multi-use eating utensils to prevent potential disease transmission. Required/effective Chlorine concentration is minimum 50ppm. Manager Chen agreed to contacted dishwasher company for immediate repair service. He agreed, in the meantime, to wash and rinse the utensils in the dishwasher and then manually sanitize the utensils in the warewashing sink, for a minimum of 30 seconds contact time.

The final rinse cycle of the dishwasher should be checked at every shift, to ensure that the dishwasher is operating properly.

Assisted Owner and Manager in setting up bleach sanitizing solution at 100ppm for manually sanitize the utensils in the warewashing sinks. To yield 100ppm concentration, use 1 teaspoon bleach (or 1/2 teaspoon CONCENTRATED bleach) to 1 gallon water.
Minor Violation Cited - K19 - Non-compliance with consumer advisory for raw or undercooked foods
Site Observation:
Observed no consumer advisory on raw fish. [CA] Provide notification to consumer of ready-to-eat foods containing raw and/or undercooked foods, such as raw fishes.
Minor Violation Cited - K27 - Food not separated and unprotected
Site Observation:
On the grill, observed cooking corn cobs side-by-side with chicken kebabs. The raw chicken touching the corns. [CA] Ensure that the corns are not contaminated by the chicken.

In the walk-in-refrigerator, observed raw oysters stored above cut carrots. In the 3-door "Traulsen" refrigerator, observed raw fish stored above seafood salad. [CA] Store raw meat, poultry, and seafood below or away from the cooked or ready-to-eat foods to prevent potential overhead/ cross contamination.

Always store raw food in sealed or covered containers at the bottom of the refrigerators. Keep raw foods below cooked foods, to avoid liquid such as meat juices dripping down and contaminating the cooked food.
CROSS-CONTAMINATION is the transfer of harmful bacteria from one food to another. RAW ANIMAL FOODS like beef and poultry naturally carry many types of disease-causing bacteria. Foodborne illness can occur if juices from RAW ANIMAL FOODS contaminate READY-TO-EAT FOODS, like produce.
RAW ANIMAL FOODS, such as beef, pork, fish, poultry and eggs, require different final cook temperatures and must be separated from each other during storage to prevent CROSS-CONTAMINATION. Safe food storage practices can help to prevent CROSS-CONTAMINATION.

See handouts as provided to Manager, "Minimum Cooking Temperatures" and "Proper Refrigeration Storage"
Minor Violation Cited - K28 - fruits and vegetables not washed
Site Observation:
Observed employee not washing oranges before cutting. [CA] Raw, whole produce shall be washed prior to preparation, to prevent potential contamination.
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Site Observation:
In the refrigerators, found food residue accumulations on wire shelves and some foods were not covered. [CA] Clean the shelves as often as necessary to prevent potential overhead contamination.
Minor Violation Cited - K36 - Equipment, utensils, linens: Improper storage and use
Site Observation:
Measured temperature of the rinse water of food service/ dispensing utensils at 86F to 119F, at the cookline and buffet line. [CA] Properly store all the food service utensils to prevent contamination. Use ice in rinse water to keep water at or below 41F or use TPHC.

Found dried food residue on blade of can opener. [CA] Clean and sanitize the can opener and holder after each use.
Minor Violation Cited - K38 - Inadequate ventilation and lighting in designated area
Site Observation:
Observed opening gaps in between grease filters in mechanical exhaust hood. [CA] Eliminate opening gaps. Provide correct size filters or use filler panels.
Minor Violation Cited - K39 - Thermometers missing or inaccurate
Site Observation:
Found Chefs without food monitoring thermometers. [CA] Ensure all chefs have accurate metal probe thermometers. See handouts as provided, "Food Thermometers and Food Temperature Indicators" and "Calibrating a metal stem thermometer".
Minor Violation Cited - K41 - Plumbing unapproved, not installed, not in good repair; improper backflow devices
Site Observation:
In the men's restroom, no hot water available at the left side handwash sink. [CA] Provide hot running water to all handwash sinks. Repair plumbing.
Minor Violation Cited - K44 - Premises not clean, not in good repair; No personal/chemical storage; inadequate vermin-proofing
Site Observation:
Observed rear screen door popped open and air curtain above door inoperable. [CA] Keep the rear screen door close at all times. Repair/ replace the broken air curtain or install a fly fan, with microswitch for automatic activation when door is open, to minimum fly entry.

01/15/2014 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Minor Violation Cited - K06 - Inadequate handwash facilities: supplied or accessible
Site Observation:
REFILL THE EMPTY SOAP DISPENSER AT FRONT SERVICE AREA.
FOUND METAL BOWL AND RUBBER GLOVE IN CHEF'S HAND WASH SINK IN KITCHEN.
Minor Violation Cited - K07 - Improper hot and cold holding temperatures
Site Observation:
MEASURED TEMPERATURE OF POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS (AT BUFFET LINE) HOT AT 93F-149F AND COLD AT 38F-46F.
MEASURED TEMPERATURE OF COLESLAW AT BUFFET LINE AT 46F.
Minor Violation Cited - K13 - Food not in good condition/unsafe/adulterated
Site Observation:
ON THE FOOD STORAGE SHELVES, FOUND SEVERAL SEVERELY DENTED AND RUSTED CANNED GOODS.
Minor Violation Cited - K14 - Food contact surfaces unclean and unsanitized
Site Observation:
FOUND DRIED MEAT/FOOD RESIDUE ON BLADE OF FOOD SLICER AND CAN OPENER.
FOUND MILDEW ON BASE OF ICE CHUTE PANEL INSIDE ICE MACHINE.
Minor Violation Cited - K19 - Non-compliance with consumer advisory for raw or undercooked foods
Site Observation:
OBSERVED NO CONSUMER ADVISORY NOTIFICATIONS FOR RAW OR UNDERCOOKED FOODS.
Minor Violation Cited - K27 - Food not separated and unprotected
Site Observation:
IN THE WALK IN REFRIGERATOR, FOUND RAW CHICKEN STORED ABOVE FRESH LETTUCE.
IN THE WALK IN REFRIGERATOR, FOUND SOME FOOD TRAYS UNCOVERED.
Minor Violation Cited - K34 - Warewashing facilities: not installed, maintained, or used
Site Observation:
MEASURED CONCENTRATION OF BLEACH SANITIZING SOLUTION AT THE WARE WASHING SINK FINAL RINSE AT 10PPM.
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Site Observation:
IN THE WALK IN REFRIGERATOR, OBSERVED RACK SHELVES ACCUMULATED WITH FOOD RESIDUE.
FOUND COOLER FANS COVERED ACCUMULATED WITH BLOCK DUST.
Minor Violation Cited - K36 - Equipment, utensils, linens: Improper storage and use
Site Observation:
OBSERVED CARBON DIOXIDE CYLINDER TANKS UNCHAINED.
Minor Violation Cited - K40 - Wiping cloths: improperly used and stored
Site Observation:
MEASURED CONCENTRATION OF BLEACH SANITIZER AT 200PPM AT WIPING CLOTH BUCKET.
Minor Violation Cited - K41 - Plumbing unapproved, not installed, not in good repair; improper backflow devices
Site Observation:
INCREASE THE LOW PRESSURE OF WATER FLOW FROM FAUCET OF CHEF'S HAND WASH SINK.
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Site Observation:
IN THE WALK IN REFRIGERATOR, OBSERVED WALL AND CEILING ACCUMULATED WITH BLACK MOLD AND DUST PARTICLES.