Maricopa Shell / Dairy Queen and Saddleback Elementary School were found to have violations during routine health inspections by Pinal County Environmental Health Services Feb. 17-March 15.
- Certified Food Protection Manager: The posted manager’s food safety certificate expired.
- When to Wash: Employee handled dishes without washing hands.
- Equipment Food-Contact Surfaces and Utensils-Frequency: Buildup of debris on the guard plates of the hamburger oven.
- Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces, and Utensils: Heavy buildup of encrusted food debris on the food probe thermometer.
- Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices: Chlorine-based sanitizer testing strips not available.
- Floors, Walls and Ceilings — Cleanability: Floors throughout facility dirty. Concrete floor in the walk-in cooler damaged, holes in walls throughout the facility and walk-in cooler, ceiling tiles damaged/missing, tile baseboard damaged under the three-compartment sink and around ice machine.
- Cleaning Ventilation Systems, Nuisance and Discharge Prohibition: Buildup of dust on air vents above food prep areas.
1. Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Hot and Cold Holding: Internal temperatures of lasagna held in upright warmers were 112°F-123°F. Proper temperature: ≥135°F.
The following sites received “Excellent” marks for their inspections:
- A+ Charter Schools
- Butterfield Elementary School
- Leading Edge Academy
- Legacy Traditional School
- Maricopa Elementary School
- Maricopa Wells Middle School
- McDonald’s (20700 N. John Wayne Pkwy.)
- Pima Butte Elementary School
- Santa Rosa Elementary School
- Sequoia Pathway Academy — K-6
- Sequoia Pathway Academy — Secondary
- Taco Bell
EXCELLENT No violations found.
SATISFACTORY Violations corrected during inspection.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT Critical items noted during inspection cannot be corrected immediately requiring follow-up inspection.
UNACCEPTABLE Gross, unsanitary conditions necessitating the discontinuation of service.
This story was first published in the April edition of InMaricopa magazine.