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What's wrong with this picture?

Updated: Mar 11, 2022

These are actual photographs from different inspections in our county. Can you see what the problems are?

1. ↓ This is a food truck at a pre-opening inspection. How effectively can that rice pot be washed, rinsed and sanitized?

2. ↓ What do you see?

3. ↓ The spray bottle contains a degreaser? Good location for storage?

4. ↓ We appreciate the sign clearly identifying this as as food prep only. Agreed?

5. ↓ Proper thawing? Is there anything we could do better?


1. The new operator has the choice to install bigger sinks or to use smaller equipment.

2. Yes, that was rat fecal matter. In the basement behind the chest freezer we located more (below). This operator has worked hard with a pest control company to resolve the access into the space and secure all foods.

3. There is potential chemical contamination of the onions with the chemical sitting above it.

4. When you have a sink designated as a prep sink, you can be sure there is also a designated handwashing sink as well. This operator moved the soap and paper towel to that sink.

5. In addition not have the frozen items submerged or a continuous flow of water, there is cross contamination of raw proteins. Remember that even when thawing, even when is sealed packages, the raw proteins with different kill-step temperatures must be thawed separately.


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