deh banner
Facility Inspections
Facility Details
Facility Name:AMBER INDIA RESTAURANT
Site Address:2290 W EL CAMINO REAL 9, MOUNTAIN VIEW
Phone:N/A
Programs Description:AMBER INDIA RESTAURANT
FOOD PREP / FOOD SVC OP 6-25 EMPLOYEES RC 3
Inspections
Latest Inspections:
10/29/2014 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Minor Violation Cited - K14 - Food contact surfaces unclean and unsanitized
Site Observation:
Table mounted can opener needed attention. CA - Clean opener daily.
Minor Violation Cited - K27 - Food not separated and unprotected
Site Observation:
A vegetable slicing operation was noted outside behind the kitchen. CA - Discontinue this practice and prepare all foods indoors.
Minor Violation Cited - K30 - Food storage containers are not identified
Site Observation:
Open packages of food were noted inside one of the exterior food storage sheds. CA - Once packages of bulk ingredients are opened, move the food items into main building.
Minor Violation Cited - K31 - Consumer self service does not prevent contamination
Site Observation:
Buffet desserts were not protected by sneeze guards. CA - Protect all displayed foods with covers or sneeze guards.
Minor Violation Cited - K33 - Nonfood contact surfaces not clean
Site Observation:
Food storage room and exterior shed needed attention. CA - Clean all floor spillage right up to the walls under shelving at least weekly.

Floor sink by dishwasher, ice machine, and waiters station needed attention. CA - Thoroughly clean all porcelain floor sinks at least weekly.
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Site Observation:
A garbage can was in use as an impromptu table in the kitchen. CA - Discontinue this practice and use available tables/counters.
Minor Violation Cited - K40 - Wiping cloths: improperly used and stored
Site Observation:
Damp wiping cloths were noted on the kitchen counters during inspection. CA - Use cloths once and launder or store in sanitizer btw. uses.
Minor Violation Cited - K41 - Plumbing unapproved, not installed, not in good repair; improper backflow devices
Site Observation:
Slow draining floor sinks noted for the dishwasher and ice machine. CA - Direct existing temporary drainline to floor sink by handwash sink. (Ask plumber if he can permanently direct the drainlines to this floor sink. Ice machine may need to be elevated slightly to accomplish this.)
Minor Violation Cited - K44 - Premises not clean, not in good repair; No personal/chemical storage; inadequate vermin-proofing
Site Observation:
Rear door from restroom hallway to exterior open. CA - Keep door closed at all times.

08/07/2014 - FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION
Minor Violation Cited - K31 - Consumer self service does not prevent contamination
Definition:
Unpackaged food shall be displayed and dispensed in a manner that protects the food from contamination. (114063, 114065)
Minor Violation Cited - K36 - Equipment, utensils, linens: Improper storage and use
Definition:
All clean and soiled linen shall be properly stored non-food items shall be stored and displayed separate from food and food-contact surfaces. (114185.3 - 114185.4)Utensils and equipment shall be handled and stored so as to be protected from contamination. (114074 - 114075, 114081, 114119, 114121, 114161, 114178, 114179, 114083, 114185, 114185.2, 114185.5)
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)

07/24/2014 - COMPLAINT INSPECTION-COMPLETED
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 - K31 - Consumer self service does not prevent contamination
Definition:
Unpackaged food shall be displayed and dispensed in a manner that protects the food from contamination. (114063, 114065)
Minor Violation Cited - K33 - Nonfood contact surfaces not clean
Definition:
All nonfood contact surfaces of utensils and equipment shall be clean. (114115 (c))
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 - K36 - Equipment, utensils, linens: Improper storage and use
Definition:
All clean and soiled linen shall be properly stored non-food items shall be stored and displayed separate from food and food-contact surfaces. (114185.3 - 114185.4)Utensils and equipment shall be handled and stored so as to be protected from contamination. (114074 - 114075, 114081, 114119, 114121, 114161, 114178, 114179, 114083, 114185, 114185.2, 114185.5)
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)

06/11/2014 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Minor Violation Cited - K27 - Food not separated and unprotected
Site Observation:
Some food items along the buffet line were not protected with sneeze guards. CA - All containers of food need to be situated behind sneeze guards or provided with lids.
Minor Violation Cited - K30 - Food storage containers are not identified
Site Observation:
Some of the bulk ingredient bins in the hallway food storeroom contained empty plastic food containers for dispensing the ingredients. The lids of some bins needed cleaning. CA - Provide scoops, ladles, or appropriately sized pots with handles for dispensing with from the bulk bins. Wipe the bin exteriors clean regularly and wash any lids in the kitchen sinks if spice material adheres to the exterior of the lid.
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Site Observation:
Table mounted can opener needed cleaning. CA - Clean at regular intervals during the day.
Minor Violation Cited - K44 - Premises not clean, not in good repair; No personal/chemical storage; inadequate vermin-proofing
Site Observation:
The doors for the exterior storage shed for pots/flour bags needed adjustment. CA - Repair hinges to assure a tight door seal when locked for the night.
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Site Observation:
The floors of the hallway food storage room, exterior food and pot sheds, and the water heater closet could have been cleaner. CA - Sweep these areas thoroughly at the end of the day. (Corrected immediately)

03/06/2014 - FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION
Minor Violation Cited - K44 - Premises not clean, not in good repair; No personal/chemical storage; inadequate vermin-proofing
Site Observation:
KEEP DOORS TO REAR ALLEY CLOSED OR USE SCREEN DOORS/ AIR CURTAINS.
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Site Observation:
CLEAN FOOD STORE ROOM DOOR AND ADJACENT DOOR TO EXTERIOR AT BASES DAILY.

02/18/2014 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Minor Violation Cited - K26 - Unapproved thawing methods used; frozen food
Site Observation:
THAW FROZEN VEGETABLES IN MICROWAVE, COOLER.
Minor Violation Cited - K27 - Food not separated and unprotected
Site Observation:
DO NOT STORE CUSTOMERS GLASS ICE IN CABINET BELOW WAITERS HAND SINK DRAIN LINE.
Minor Violation Cited - K30 - Food storage containers are not identified
Site Observation:
SWEEP OUT REAR EXTERIOR SHEDS.
USE SCOOPS WITH HANDLES AND COVER BULK BINS IN FOOD STORE ROOM.
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Site Observation:
PROVIDE PROPER FITTING COVER.
USE SCOOPS WITH HANDLES AND COVER BULK BINS IN FOOD STORE ROOM.
Minor Violation Cited - K36 - Equipment, utensils, linens: Improper storage and use
Site Observation:
DO NOT USE GARBAGE CANS AS TABLE BASE.
REPLACE BAR MILK CRATED UNDER SODA SYRUP BOXES IN WITH AN ALUMINUM DRAINAGE RACK OR A METRO SHELF TYPE PLATFORM.
Minor Violation Cited - K41 - Plumbing unapproved, not installed, not in good repair; improper backflow devices
Site Observation:
REPAIR STRIPPED COLD WATER FAUCET FOR DUAL SINKS (DISH WASH).
TIGHTEN HOSE RESTROOM SINK FAUCET IN RESTROOM.
Minor Violation Cited - K44 - Premises not clean, not in good repair; No personal/chemical storage; inadequate vermin-proofing
Site Observation:
REPAIR DAMAGED REAR WALLS TO EXTERIOR METAL POT.
KEEP DOOR OUT OF REAR ALLEY CLOSED.
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Site Observation:
KEEP DOOR OUT OF REAR ALLEY CLOSED.

10/22/2013 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Minor Violation Cited - K30 - Food storage containers are not identified
Site Observation:
CLEAN SPILLAGE, CLEAN LID INTERIORS, USE SCOOPS IN BULK BINS.
STORE OPEN BAGS OF FLOUR IN REAR EXTERIOR POT SHED INSIDE BUILDING.
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Site Observation:
CLEAN SPILLAGE, CLEAN LID INTERIORS, USE SCOOPS IN BULK BINS.
REPLACE MISSING THIRD COVER FOR THE FREEZER.
Minor Violation Cited - K40 - Wiping cloths: improperly used and stored
Site Observation:
STORE LINEN WIPE CLOTHS IN SANITIZER.
Minor Violation Cited - K44 - Premises not clean, not in good repair; No personal/chemical storage; inadequate vermin-proofing
Site Observation:
USE AIR CURTAIN OR KEEP DOOR TO REAR ALWAYS CLOSED.
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Site Observation:
CLEAN SPILLAGE, CLEAN LID INTERIORS, USE SCOOPS IN BULK BINS.
WIPE WALLS REGULARLY IN KITCHEN.

07/31/2013 - FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Site Observation:
MISSING SCOOPS IN STOREROOM BULK BINS.
Minor Violation Cited - K44 - Premises not clean, not in good repair; No personal/chemical storage; inadequate vermin-proofing
Site Observation:
DAMAGED REAR GUARD CHANNEL DRAIN COVERS.
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Site Observation:
HOLE IN STOREROOM WALL.

07/10/2013 - FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION
Minor Violation Cited - K27 - Food not separated and unprotected
Site Observation:
SHIELD BUFFET DESSERTS.
Minor Violation Cited - K36 - Equipment, utensils, linens: Improper storage and use
Site Observation:
PROVIDE BULK BIN SCOOPS.
Minor Violation Cited - K44 - Premises not clean, not in good repair; No personal/chemical storage; inadequate vermin-proofing
Site Observation:
REPAIR EXTERIOR DRAINS.
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Site Observation:
FLOOR TILES NEEDING REPAIR.
WIPE KITCHEN SHELF UNDER SURFACE.

06/25/2013 - ROUTINE INSPECTION-COMPLETED
Minor Violation Cited - K06 - Inadequate handwash facilities: supplied or accessible
Site Observation:
MISSING WALL MOUNTED SOAP DISPENSERS IN RESTROOMS.
Minor Violation Cited - K30 - Food storage containers are not identified
Site Observation:
OPEN BULK BAGS OF INGREDIENTS IN EXTERIOR STORAGE.
Minor Violation Cited - K35 - Equipment, utensils - Unapproved, unclean, not in good repair, inadequate capacity
Site Observation:
CLEAN WALK IN COOLER.
PROVIDE PROPER COVER FOR FREEZER.
Minor Violation Cited - K36 - Equipment, utensils, linens: Improper storage and use
Site Observation:
MISSING SCOOPS IN STOREROOM.
USING MILK CRATES TO HOLD POTATOES.
STORE ICE SCOOP OUTSIDE KITCHEN ICE MACHINE.
Minor Violation Cited - K38 - Inadequate ventilation and lighting in designated area
Site Observation:
SHIELD LIGHTS OVER FREEZER BY KITCHEN HAND SINK.
Minor Violation Cited - K41 - Plumbing unapproved, not installed, not in good repair; improper backflow devices
Site Observation:
REPAIR HOT WATER FAUCET FOR KITCHEN HAND WASH SINK.
Minor Violation Cited - K42 - Garbage and refuse improperly disposed
Site Observation:
OLD TANDOORI OVENS SITTING BY EXTERIOR DEBRIS BINS.
Minor Violation Cited - K44 - Premises not clean, not in good repair; No personal/chemical storage; inadequate vermin-proofing
Site Observation:
BROKEN PLASTIC DRAIN COVER BY OUTSIDE JANITOR SINK.
RODENT PROOF BASE OF EXTERIOR POT STORAGE SHED.
KEEP KITCHEN DOOR TO EXTERIOR CLOSE.
Minor Violation Cited - K45 - Inadequate floors, walls, ceilings: built, maintained, clean
Site Observation:
CLEAN ALL DOORS.
RE-GROUT TILE FLOORS.
WIPE SHELF UNDER SURFACE BY TWIN GAS STOCK BURNERS.
Minor Violation Cited - K47 - Improper signs posted
Site Observation:
POST HAND WASH SIGNS IN EMPLOYEE RESTROOMS.