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Facility Name:HOMETOWN BUFFET #807
Site Address:2670 EL CAMINO REAL, SANTA CLARA
Phone:(408)247-9001
Programs Description:HOMETOWN BUFFET #807
FOOD PREP / FOOD SVC OP 26+ EMPLOYEES RC 3
Inspections
Latest Inspections:
08/01/2014 - ENFORCEMENT ACTION - ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING
08/01/2014 - ENFORCEMENT ACTION - OFFICE CONFERENCE (INFORMAL)
06/30/2014 - ENFORCEMENT ACTION - EMBARGO/SEIZE/IMPOUND RELEASE
06/30/2014 - FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION
06/30/2014 - ENFORCEMENT ACTION - EMBARGO/SEIZE/IMPOUND
06/30/2014 - FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION
05/21/2014 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Minor Violation Cited - K07 - Improper hot and cold holding temperatures
Site Observation:
- All foods in meat walk-in measured at 45-46F. [CA] Keep PHFs cold at 41F or blew.
- All foods in 3 door reach-in at salad prep area measured at 45-46. [CA] Keep PHFs cold at 41F or below. [COS] All foods are moved to salad walk-in.
- Hard boiled eggs at buffet self-service measured at 47F. [CA] Keep PHFs cold at 45F or below at self service buffet area.
Major Violation Cited - K14M - Food contact surfaces unclean and unsanitized
Site Observation:
0 ppm Chlorine at low temp. dishwasher. # This is a repeated violation from past routine inspections.# Checked chlorine level with inspector's measuring tape and Ecolab's measuring tape.[Suitable Alternative] 1. Since 3 compartment warewashing sink is right next to dishwasher, all utensils MUST BE sanitized with 200ppm QUAT sanitizer after washed at dishwasher. 2. Submit Ecolab's service receipt to Bora Israni within 24 hours. 3. If this unit fails again on next routine inspection, unit will be impounded. [COS] PIC adjusted tubing and now chlorine measures at 50ppm.
Minor Violation Cited - K23 - Observed rodents, insects, birds, or animals
Site Observation:
Observed house flies and fruits flies in kitchen and buffet area. [CA] Eliminate flies from food facility.
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Site Observation:
- Meat walk-in ans 3 door salad cooler measured at 45F ambient temperature. [CA] Maintain equipment in good repair.
- Salad walk-in door gaskets are severely damaged. [CA] Replay broken gaskets.
- Low temp. dishwasher does not dispense chlorine while chlorine container is half full. [CA] Maintain equipment in good repair. ###This is a "repeated" violation from past routine inspections. If this unit fails to work on next routine inspection, unit will be impounded.### PIC called Ecolab for service.
Minor Violation Cited - K38 - Inadequate ventilation and lighting in designated area
Site Observation:
Excessive grime build up on hood filters. [CA] Maintain food filters in clean condition.
Minor Violation Cited - K39 - Thermometers missing or inaccurate
Site Observation:
Salad walk-in thermometer is broken. [CA] Provide working thermometer.
Minor Violation Cited - K41 - Plumbing unapproved, not installed, not in good repair; improper backflow devices
Site Observation:
- 2 compartment prep sink pipe is submerged in gray water in floor sink. [CA] Provide 1 inch air gap above rim of floor sink.
- Water drains very slowly at 2 compartment prep sink floor drain. [CA] Maintain plumbing fixture in good repair.
- Faucet at 1 compartment prep sink is very loosely attached and water is leaking. [CA] Fix the faucet.
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Site Observation:
-About 15 broken tiles under kettle area. - Cove base tile at warewashing area is missing and gray water stored at this area. - Stainless cove base for walk coolers are severely damaged. - Several missing floor drain covers on floor. [CA] Maintain floors in good condition.

02/06/2014 - FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION
02/03/2014 - FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION
Major Violation Cited - K14M - Food contact surfaces unclean and unsanitized
Site Observation:
CHLORINE AT LOW-TEMP DISHWASHER MEASURED AT 25PPM WITH ECOLAB TEST STRIPS GM SPOKE TO ECOLAB AND SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED TOMORROW.

01/10/2014 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Major Violation Cited - K07M - Improper hot and cold holding temperatures
Definition:
Potentially hazardous foods shall be held at or below 41/45°F or at or above 135°F. (113996, 113998, 114037, 114343(a))
Major Violation Cited - K14M - Food contact surfaces unclean and unsanitized
Definition:
All food contact surfaces of utensils and equipment shall be clean and sanitized. (113984(e), 114097, 114099.1, 114099.4, 114099.6, 114101 (b-d), 114105, 114109, 114111, 114113, 114115 (a, b, d), 114117, 114125(b), 114135, 114141)
Minor Violation Cited - K23 - Observed rodents, insects, birds, or animals
Definition:
Each food facility shall be kept free of vermin: rodents (rats, mice), cockroaches, flies.( 114259.1, 114259.4, 114259.5)
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Definition:
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 - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Definition:
The walls / ceilings shall have durable, smooth, nonabsorbent, light-colored, and washable surfaces. All floor surfaces, other than the customer service areas, shall be approved, smooth, durable and made of nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable. Approved base coving shall be provided in all areas, except customer service areas and where food is stored in original unopened containers. Food facilities shall be fully enclosed. All food facilities shall be kept clean and in good repair. (114143 (d), 114266, 114268, 114268.1, 114271, 114272)

09/23/2013 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Major Violation Cited - K07M - Improper hot and cold holding temperatures
Site Observation:
POTATO SALAD, CUT MELON, PASTA SALAD AND DRESSING IN BUFFET SALAD BAR MEASURED AT 50-52F.
Major Violation Cited - K14M - Food contact surfaces unclean and unsanitized
Site Observation:
CHLORINE AT LOW TEMPERATURE DISH WASHING MEASURED 0PPM.
Minor Violation Cited - K23 - Observed rodents, insects, birds, or animals
Site Observation:
FOUND SEVERAL FRUIT FLIES IN KITCHEN AS WELL AS SALAD BAR.
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Site Observation:
2 OF 3 COMPARTMENTS OF SALAD BAR COOLER DO NOT APPEAR TO BE WORKING PROPERLY.
FOUND CRACKED GASKETS ON COOLER AND HOT BOX DOOR.
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Site Observation:
FOUND SEVERAL MISSING/ CRACKED TILES ON FLOOR.

03/13/2013 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Minor Violation Cited - K06 - Inadequate handwash facilities: supplied or accessible
Definition:
Handwashing soap and towels or drying device shall be provided in dispensers dispensers shall be maintained in good repair. (113953.2) Adequate facilities shall be provided for hand washing, food preparation and the washing of utensils and equipment. (113953, 113953.1, 114067(f))
Minor Violation Cited - K14 - Food contact surfaces unclean and unsanitized
Definition:
All food contact surfaces of utensils and equipment shall be clean and sanitized. (113984(e), 114097, 114099.1, 114099.4, 114099.6, 114101 (b-d), 114105, 114109, 114111, 114113, 114115 (a, b, d), 114117, 114125(b), 114135, 114141)
Minor Violation Cited - K23 - Observed rodents, insects, birds, or animals
Definition:
Each food facility shall be kept free of vermin: rodents (rats, mice), cockroaches, flies.( 114259.1, 114259.4, 114259.5)
Minor Violation Cited - K30 - Food storage containers are not identified
Definition:
Food shall be stored in approved containers and labeled as to contents. Food shall be stored at least 6" above the floor on approved shelving. (114047, 114049, 114051, 114053, 114055, 114067(h), 114069 (b))
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Definition:
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
Definition:
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))
Minor Violation Cited - K44 - Premises not clean, not in good repair; No personal/chemical storage; inadequate vermin-proofing
Definition:
The premises of each food facility shall be kept clean and free of litter and rubbish all clean and soiled linen shall be properly stored non-food items shall be stored and displayed separate from food and food-contact surfaces the facility shall be kept vermin proof. (114067 (j), 114123, 114143 (a) & (b), 114256, 114256.1, 114256.2, 114256.4, 114257, 114257.1, 114259, 114259.2, 114259.3, 114279, 114281, 114282)
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Definition:
The walls / ceilings shall have durable, smooth, nonabsorbent, light-colored, and washable surfaces. All floor surfaces, other than the customer service areas, shall be approved, smooth, durable and made of nonabsorbent material that is easily cleanable. Approved base coving shall be provided in all areas, except customer service areas and where food is stored in original unopened containers. Food facilities shall be fully enclosed. All food facilities shall be kept clean and in good repair. (114143 (d), 114266, 114268, 114268.1, 114271, 114272)
Minor Violation Cited - K47 - Improper signs posted
Definition:
Handwashing signs shall be posted in each toilet room, directing attention to the need to thoroughly wash hands after using the restroom (113953.5) (b) No smoking signs shall be posted in food preparation, food storage, warewashing, and utensil storage areas (113978). (c) Consumers shall be notified that clean tableware is to be used when they return to self-service areas such as salad bars and buffets. (d) Any food facility constructed before January 1, 2004 without public toilet facilities, shall prominently post a sign within the food facility in a public area stating that toilet facilities are not provided (113725.1, 114381 (e)).