Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Popeye's Chicken fails inspection. The tale of the dirty ice scoop and local birds go cannibal.


(The all caps is hard to read, so this has been translated to normal usage of uppercase and lowercase, its fun to imagine that the person writing this up is just insanely angry and yelling this nonstop without breathing)

November 27, 2012
1959 W. Howard St. Popeye's Chicken in Rogers Park.

High risk violation and the restaurant failed inspection.


Dirty ice scoops at Popeye's could cause spread of Salmonella!
4. SOURCE OF CROSS CONTAMINATION CONTROLLED I.E. CUTTING BOARDS, FOOD HANDLERS, UTENSILS, ETC
Comments:SOURCE OF CONTAMINATION BY THE FOOD HANDLER.

Observed one employee with dirty hand from (just) having mixed raw chicken in flour (was then) scooping ice from the ice bin from ice machine, which he (then) left ice scoop inside the ice bin with dirty handle. Another employee was washing pots ,manager requested ice, the food handler stopped washing pots and with dripping wet hands scooped ice from the ice bin, using the same ice scoop that was left by the first food handler. ICE IS USED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. Instructed to wash, rinse and sanitize ice scoop and discard ice. CRITICAL VIOLATION: 7-38-005(A)

Was this what was going on at Popeyes?
What are birds eating in their garbage?

19. OUTSIDE GARBAGE WASTE GREASE AND STORAGE AREA; CLEAN, RODENT PROOF, ALL CONTAINERS COVERED
Comments: Outside garbage area not cleaned. Observed dirty gloves, food and debris on ground around the garbage container, also bird feces (was) on ground and on top (of) the container lids. Observed white garbage bag full of garbage stored on top (of) the opened lid and birds feeding inside the garbage container and garbage bag. Observed waste oil container with a build-up (of) solid grease on top lids and ground.  Instructed to clean area and lids in both areas. Must keep lids closed at all time(s). SERIOUS VIOLATION:7-38-020






Originally the entire violation looks like one gigantic yelling run on tirade.


4. SOURCE OF CROSS CONTAMINATION CONTROLLED I.E. CUTTING BOARDS, FOOD HANDLERS, UTENSILS, ETC
Comments:SOURCE OF CONTAMINATION BY THE FOOD HANDLER. OBSERVED ONE EMPLOYEE WITH DIRTY HAND FROM HAVING MIXED RAW CHICKEN IN FLOUR SCOOPING ICE FROM THE ICE BIN FROM ICE MACHINE, WHICH HE LEFT ICE SCOOP INSIDE THE ICE BIN WITH DIRTY HANDLE.ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WAS WASHING POTS,MANAGER REQUESTED ICE, THE FOOD HANDLER STOPPED WASHING POTS AND WITH DRIPPING WET HANDS SCOOPED ICE FROM INSIDE THE ICE BIN,USING THE SAME ICE SCOOP THAT WAS LEFT BY THE FIRST FOOD HANDLER. ICE IS USED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. INSTRUCTED TO WASH, RINSE AND SANITIZE ICE SCOOP AND DISCARD ICE . CRITICAL VIOLATION: 7-38-005(A)
19. OUTSIDE GARBAGE WASTE GREASE AND STORAGE AREA; CLEAN, RODENT PROOF, ALL CONTAINERS COVERED
Comments:OUTSIDE GARBAGE AREA NOT CLEANED. OBSERVED DIRTY GLOVES, FOOD AND DEBRIS ON GROUND AROUND THE GARBAGE CONTAINER,ALSO BIRD FECES ON GROUND AND ON TOP THE CONTAINER LIDS.OBSERVED WHITE GARBAGE BAG FULL OF GARBAGE STORED ON TOP THE OPENED LID AND BIRDS FEEDING INSIDE THE GARBAGE CONTAINER AND GARBAGE BAG. OBSERVED WASTE OIL CONTAINER WITH A BUILD-UP SOLID GREASE ON TOP LIDS AND GROUND. INSTRUCTED TO CLEAN AREA AND LIDS IN BOTH AREAS. MUST KEEP LIDS CLOSED AT ALL TIME.SERIOUS VIOLATION:7-38-020
34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVERING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED
Comments:REGROUT FLOOR IN COOKING AREA.WATER STANDING BETWEEN THE TILES.
35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS
Comments:REPLACE MISSING AND BROKEN BASEBOARD WALL.
38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED
Comments:STOPPER IS NEEDED AT THREE COMPARTMENT SINK


4 comments:

Dangerously unstable individual said...

It's best to be as vegetarian as one can possibly be because of the problems that meat consumption causes, it's not really about the environment or the suffering of animals, it's just not that clean.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Its true that eating meat isn't very healthy especially when its in the hands of giant corporations and especially a corporation like Popeye's. Its unnatural food and its not handled in a very sanitary fashion.

Sounds like you could catch salmonella from Popeye's just from their soft drinks (from the ice).

Dangerously unstable individual said...

There's a good book "Fast Food Nation" back from the 1990's.
I actually knew people involved with that Wendy's robbery/murder in Mishawaka featured in the book, they were never the same.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

@DUI
Fastfood Nation was a good read and gives a good history of McDonalds which every American should know because of how pervasive that restaurant is all of our lives.

http://www.amazon.com/Fast-Food-Nation-Dark-All-American/dp/0547750331

If the younger readers here haven't read it yet you should, really anyone who eats fastfood should.