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Added Feb 10 2018

Inspection date
February 6, 2018
Doing business as
Ajaja Foods
Inspection ID
License number
Facility type
Grocery Store
Risk 1 (High)
Inspection type
11. Adequate number, convenient, accessible, designed, and maintained - comments: observed inadequate hand washing facilities for staff.observed no cold running water at front prep area hand sink,rear prep area/dish washing area hand sink is disconnected from drain line underneath and no soap and hand drying devices,staff toiletroom has no hot running water and a hole in same waterline.must provide hot and cold running at all hand sinks at all times.provide soap and towels and waterline.(critical 7-38-030) | 13. No evidence of rodent or insect infestation, no birds, turtles or other animals - comments: observed an infestation of appx.100 or more rodent droppings to0 numerous to count scattered throughout premises on front food prep area counter in between plastic gloves and food containers,behind hot holding units,lower cabinets at food counter,on floor under all food and notions display units on sales floor,on all food and notions display units,insde of potatoe chip boxes,on food shelving units in rear prep area in between plastic wrap,bottled sauces,hot holding units,on floor under 3- compartment sink,on and inside of boxes ,on top of can cheese on food shelf inrear prep area ,another shelving unit near pop storage area on top of all articles (lights,food scales,food lids,freeze pop boxes),front service counters throughout all shelving units and inside of candy boxes on display for sale,inside of walk in cooler on floor under and behind storage shelves and rodent bait on lower shelf of front hand sink.missing rear door knob.must remove droppings and rodent poison.clean and sanitize areas.recommended to have a pest control operator to service premises on or after 2/6/18.(critical 7-38-020) | 32. Food and non-food contact surfaces properly designed, constructed and maintained - comments: must defrost chest freezers. | 33. Food and non-food contact equipment utensils clean, free of abrasive detergents - comments: must clean food debris from all service counters,display units,coolers,freezers on sales floor and walk in cooler,mopsink basin,exterior of grease trap of 3- comp sink,microwave. | 21. * certified food manager on site when potentially hazardous foods are prepared and served - comments: observed no certfied food manager on duty while potentially hazardous foods are being prepared,handled and served such as (italian beef,cheese sauce,groundbeef).certfied food manager must be on site at all times.(serious 7-38-012) | 34. Floors: constructed per code, cleaned, good repair, coving installed, dust-less cleaning methods used - comments: must clean floor under,around,along wall bases throughout and including walk in cooler.must repair or replace damaged floor tiles in walk in cooler. | 35. Walls, ceilings, attached equipment constructed per code: good repair, surfaces clean and dust-less cleaning methods - comments: must repair or replace damaged,stained and missing ceiling tiles,loose wall panel in rear prep area,missing and damaged wall bases throughout.must seal all openings around pipes leading into walls and ceiling and in toiletroom under hand sink.must clean food debris from walls and ceiling in dish washing area and walk in cooler. | 36. Lighting: required minimum foot-candles of light provided, fixtures shielded - comments: must provide adequate lighting in rear area and light shield needed in walk in cooler. | 38. Ventilation: rooms and equipment vented as required: plumbing: installed and maintained - comments: must provide sink stoppers for 3- compartment sink.must repair or replace leaky faucet at 3- compartment sink. | 40. Refrigeration and metal stem thermometers provided and conspicuous - comments: must provide a probe thermometer for food temperatures. | 41. Premises maintained free of litter, unnecessary articles, cleaning equipment properly stored - comments: must elevate,remove and organize articles from shelving units throughout rear storage area and rear prep/dish washing area. | 45. Food handler requirements met - comments: idph food handlers requirements not met for employees.must enroll and maintain.
Other known inspections
February 15, 2018 (Pass)
February 14, 2018 (Fail)
December 3, 2015 (Pass)

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This was posted to 1901 S. Pulaski Rd.

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