Public record information on Chicago Health Inspections for Cermak Produce located at 3311 W 26th St.


CERMAK PRODUCE

3311 W 26TH ST , CHICAGO, IL, 60623


Inspection ID: 2561994. Complaint performed on 08/11/2022, resulted in a 'Fail', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
3. MANAGEMENT, FOOD EMPLOYEE AND CONDITIONAL EMPLOYEE; KNOWLEDGE, RESPONSIBILITIES AND REPORTING - Comments: OBSERVED NO WRITTEN EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY ON SITE. INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE TO ESTABLISH AN APPROPRIATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY AND MAINTAIN SIGNED COPIES ON SITE FOR ALL FOOD EMPLOYEES. PRIORITY FOUNDATION VIOLATION 7-38-010. CITATION ISSUED | 8. HANDS CLEAN & PROPERLY WASHED - Comments: OBSERVED FOOD EMPLOYEE WASHING HANDS IN WAREWASHING SINK DURING INSPECTION. INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE TO DIRECT EMPLOYEES TO UTILIZE HANDWASHING SINK ONLY FOR CLEANING HANDS. PRIORITY FOUNDATION 7-38-010 VIOLATION. CITATION ISSUED. | 9. NO BARE HAND CONTACT WITH RTE FOOD OR A PRE-APPROVED ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURE PROPERLY ALLOWED - Comments: OBSERVED FOOD HANDLER HANDLING TCS FOODS (SLICED MELON AND SLICED CABBAGE) WITH BARE HANDS WHILE PREPARING PRODUCT FOR SALE. INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE THAT BARE HAND CONTACT WITH READY TO EAT IS PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES. PERSON IN CHARGE VOLUNTARILY DISCARDED AND DENATURED #10 MELON AT COST OF $20. PRIORITY VIOLATION 7-38-010. CITATION ISSUED. | 16. FOOD-CONTACT SURFACES: CLEANED & SANITIZED - Comments: OBSERVED BUILD UP OF PINK AND BLACK SLIME SUBSTANCE ON INTERIOR SURFACES OF ICE MACHINE(ICE NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION). INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN. | 16. FOOD-CONTACT SURFACES: CLEANED & SANITIZED - Comments: OBSERVED HEAVILY SOILED CUTTING BOARD BEING USED FOR CUTTING READY TO EAT RAW VEGETABLES DURING INSPECTION. INSTRUCTED PERSON THAT CUTTING SURFACES MUST BE CLEANED AND SANITIZED WHEN CONTAMINATION HAS OCCURED.INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE TO REPLACE CUTTING BOARD.PRIORITY VIOLATION 7-38-005 CITATION ISSUED. | 38. INSECTS, RODENTS, & ANIMALS NOT PRESENT - Comments: OBSERVED APPROXIMATELY 30-40 FRUIT FLIES IN REAR DRY STORAGE AREA ON AND AROUND COMPACTOR MACHINERY. INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE TO REMOVE, CLEAN AND SANITIZE AFFECTED AREAS, AND INFORM PEST CONTROL SERVICE. PRIORITY FOUNDATION VIOLATION 7-38-020(A) CITATION ISSUED. | 39. CONTAMINATION PREVENTED DURING FOOD PREPARATION, STORAGE & DISPLAY - Comments: OBSERVED NO SPLASHGUARD IN-BETWEEN HANDWASHING SINK AND 3-COMPARTMENT SINK IN REAR PRODUCE PREP AREA. INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION. | 40. PERSONAL CLEANLINESS - Comments: OBSERVED MEAT CUTTING EMPLOYEE USING APRON TO WIPE FACE DURING INSPECTION. INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE TO DIRECT EMPLOYEE IN PROPER HYGIENIC PRACTICES. PERSON IN CHARGE INSTRUCTED EMPLOYEE TO CHANGE APRON AND WASH HANDS. | 41. WIPING CLOTHS: PROPERLY USED & STORED - Comments: OBSERVED ALL WIPING CLOTHS IN ALL AREAS OF FACILITY NOT PROPERLY STORED IN SANITIZER SOLUTION. INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE TO IMPLEMENT SANITATION BUCKETS AND STORE ALL WIPING CLOTHS IN CHEMICAL SANITIZER AT ALL TIMES. | 48. WAREWASHING FACILITIES: INSTALLED, MAINTAINED & USED; TEST STRIPS | 55. PHYSICAL FACILITIES INSTALLED, MAINTAINED & CLEAN - Comments: OBSERVED BUILD UP OF STICKY RESIDUE ON FLOOR SURROUNDING COMPACTING MACHINE. INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN.

Inspection ID: 2537538. Canvass performed on 11/01/2021, resulted in a 'Pass w/ Conditions', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
10. ADEQUATE HANDWASHING SINKS PROPERLY SUPPLIED AND ACCESSIBLE - Comments: HANDWASH SINK IN REAR MEAT PREP AREA WHERE EMPLOYEES ARE ACTIVELY WORKING IS NOT ACCESSIBLE, EQUIPMENT IN BASIN OF SINK, AND PIPE UNDERNEATH IS BROKEN. INSTD TO REPAIR AND HAVE ACCESSIBLE AT ALL TIMES. CITATION ISSUED 7-38-030(C) PRIORITY FOUNDATION | 10. ADEQUATE HANDWASHING SINKS PROPERLY SUPPLIED AND ACCESSIBLE - Comments: HANDWASH SIGNAGE MISSING AT ALL HANDWASH SINKS (INCLUDING TOILET ROOMS). INSTD TO PROVIDE SIGNAGE AND MAINTAIN | 39. CONTAMINATION PREVENTED DURING FOOD PREPARATION, STORAGE & DISPLAY - Comments: MISSING SPLASHGUARD INBETWEEN HANDWASH SINK AND 3-COMPARTMENT SINK IN REAR PRODUCE PREP AREA. INSTD TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN | 57. ALL FOOD EMPLOYEES HAVE FOOD HANDLER TRAINING - Comments: ALL FOOD HANDLER TRAINING CERTICATES ON SITE ARE EXPIRED. INSTD TO OBTAIN FOOD HANDLER TRAINING AND MAINTAIN VERIFICATION ON SITE

Inspection ID: 2457002. Canvass performed on 11/24/2020, resulted in a 'Pass', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
16. FOOD-CONTACT SURFACES: CLEANED & SANITIZED - Comments: MUST DETAIL CLEAN THE WHITE INTERIOR PANEL INSIDE THE ICE MACHINE OFF THE REAR DOCK, INSTRUCTED TO MAINTAIN. | 44. UTENSILS, EQUIPMENT & LINENS: PROPERLY STORED, DRIED, & HANDLED - Comments: FOUND CHOPPING UTENSILS STORED IMPROPERLY BETWEEN A PIPE AND THE WALL BEHIND THE MEAT COUNTER, INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE ON HOW TO STORE UTENSILS, AND MAINTAIN. | 51. PLUMBING INSTALLED; PROPER BACKFLOW DEVICES - Comments: MUST REPAIR LEAKY DRAIN PIPE UNDER 3-COM SINK BEHIND MEAT COUNTER, INSRUCTED TO MAINTAIN. | 55. PHYSICAL FACILITIES INSTALLED, MAINTAINED & CLEAN - Comments: MUST DETAIL CLEAN DRIED FOOD DEBRIS FROM FLOORS IN WALK IN FREEZER ADJACENT TO THE HOT FOOD LINE, INSTRUCTED TO MAINTAIN.

Inspection ID: 2229444. Canvass performed on 10/09/2018, resulted in a 'Pass w/ Conditions', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
1. PERSON IN CHARGE PRESENT, DEMONSTRATES KNOWLEDGE, AND PERFORMS DUTIES - Comments: 2-102.11 PIC DOESN'T DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE OF FOOD OPERATION.MUST PROVIDE.(PRIORITY FOUNDATION-NO CITATION ISSUED) | 3. MANAGEMENT, FOOD EMPLOYEE AND CONDITIONAL EMPLOYEE; KNOWLEDGE, RESPONSIBILITIES AND REPORTING - Comments: 2-102.14(N) OBSERVED NO EMPLOYES HEALTH POLICY PROCEDURE.MUST PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN.(PRIORITY FOUNDATION-NO CITATION ISSUED) | 5. PROCEDURES FOR RESPONDING TO VOMITING AND DIARRHEAL EVENTS - Comments: 2-501.11 OBSERVED NO CLEAN-UP POLICY PROCEDURE FOR VOMITING AND DIARRHEA.MUST PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN.(PRIORITY FOUNDATION-NO CITATION ISSUED) | 8. HANDS CLEAN & PROPERLY WASHED - Comments: 2-301.14(H) OBSERVED EMPLOYEES WITH PLASTIC GLOVES ON HANDLING GARBAGE CANS AND THEN FOOD,RAW FISH AND READY TO FOOD WITHOUT CHANGING GLOVES.MUST WASH HANDS AND CHANGE GLOVES AFTER EVERY POSSIBLE CONTAIMINATION.(PRIORITY 7-38-010) | 16. FOOD-CONTACT SURFACES: CLEANED & SANITIZED - Comments: 4-703.11 (C) OBSERVED MULTIUSE UTENSILS NOT BEING PROPERLY SANITIZED AT 3- COMPARTMENT SINK.OBSERVED EMPLOYEES WASH KNIFE AT SINK IN MEAT PREP AREA WITH A BUCKET OF SOAPY WATER AND POUR BLEACH ON KNIFE AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE DROPPED KNIFE ON FLOOR IN PRODUCE PREP AREA AND WENT TO SINK AND RINSE UNDER RUNNING WATER.INSTRUCTED MANAGER ON HOW TO SET UP SINK TO WASH,RINSE AND SANITIZE MULTIUSE UTENSILS.(PRIORITY 7-38-005) | 23. PROPER DATE MARKING AND DISPOSITION - Comments: 3-501.17 OBSERVED NO DATE MARKING ON FOODS BEING HELD FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS IN COOLER.MUST PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN.(PRIORITY FOUNDATION -NO CIATION ISSUED) | 36. THERMOMETERS PROVIDED & ACCURATE - Comments: 4-204.112(B)MUST PROVIDE THERMOMETERS FOR BOTH HOT HOLDING UNITS. | 37. FOOD PROPERLY LABELED; ORIGINAL CONTAINER - Comments: 3-305.13 MUST LABEL FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS WHEN FOOD IS NOT IN ORIGINAL PACKAGE. | 38. INSECTS, RODENTS, & ANIMALS NOT PRESENT - Comments: 6-202.15 OBSERVED AN APPX.'1/2-3/4' GAP IN CENTER OF DOUBLE ENTRY DOORS AND RIGHT CORNER AND REAR RECEIVING DOOR ALONG BOTTOM.MUST MAKE DOORS TIGHT FITTING. | 39. CONTAMINATION PREVENTED DURING FOOD PREPARATION, STORAGE & DISPLAY - Comments: 3-307.11 MUST PROVIDE A SPLASH GUARD BETWEEN HAND SINK AND 3- COMP SINK IN PRODUCE PREP AREA.MUST REPLACE DAMAGED LID ON CUBER IN MEAT DEPT. | 46. GLOVES USED PROPERLY - Comments: 3-304.15(C) OBSERVED EMPLOYEE WITH SLASH RESISTANCE GLOVES AND NOT CHANGING PLASTIC GLOVES THAT COVERS .MUST WASH HANDS AND THEN CHANGE GLOVES. | 47. FOOD & NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES CLEANABLE, PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED & USED - Comments: 4-101.19.MUST REMOVE RUST FROM MEAT WALK IN COOLER SHELVING UNITS. | 55. PHYSICAL FACILITIES INSTALLED, MAINTAINED & CLEAN - Comments: 6-201.13 OBSERVED FLOORING IN POOR REPAIR AND PEELING INSIDE OF MEAT AND PRODUCE WALK IN COOLER,MAIN KITCHEN PREP AREA.MUST REMOVE RUST FROM WALK IN FREEZER FLOOR. | 56. ADEQUATE VENTILATION & LIGHTING; DESIGNATED AREAS USED - Comments: 6-202.11 MUST REPAIR OR REPLACE BURNTOUT LIGHTS IN HOT HOLDING UNITS AND DAMAGED LIGHT SHIELD IN WALK IN COOLER.

Inspection ID: 2104531. Complaint performed on 11/13/2017, resulted in a 'Pass', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: CEILING IN WALK IN MEAT DEPARTMENT COOLER IN NEED OF SCRAPING ALL PEELING PAINT. CEILING MUST BE SMOOTH AND EASILY CLEANABLE. CORRECT AND MAINTAIN. | 36. LIGHTING: REQUIRED MINIMUM FOOT-CANDLES OF LIGHT PROVIDED, FIXTURES SHIELDED - Comments: 1 LIGHT SHEILD IN MEAT DEPARTMENT WALK IN COOLER BROKED. MUST REPLACE AND MAINTAIN.

Inspection ID: 1975887. Complaint performed on 11/22/2016, resulted in a 'Pass', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: CLEAN FLOORS IN UPSTAIRS STORAGE AREA. INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE SMALLER SCREEN COVERS FOR FLOOR DRAINS IN WALK-IN MEAT COOLERS TO ELIMINATE CLOGGED DRAINS. REPAIR SECTION OF FLOOR IN HOT FOOD PREP AREA WHERE STANDING WATER SETTLES. | 41. PREMISES MAINTAINED FREE OF LITTER, UNNECESSARY ARTICLES, CLEANING EQUIPMENT PROPERLY STORED - Comments: MUST ELIMINATE CLUTTER IN REAR STORAGE AREA ON FIRS FLOOR NEAR WASHROOMS AND UPPER LEVEL STORAGE ROOM IN SAME AREA. MASSIVE CLUTTER FOUND IN UPPER LEVEL STORAGE AREA. ALL ITEMS IN BOTH AREAS MUST BE STORED 6 INCHES OFF THE FLOORS AND AWAY FROM HE WALLS WHERE POSSIBLE SO THAT AREAS CAN BE PROPERLY SERVICED BY PEST CONTROL COMPANY. REPLACE MILK CRATES WITH I TIER SHELVES UNDERNEATH PREP TABLE IN HOT FOOD PREP AREA. | 38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: REPAIR/REPLACE LEAKING CONDENSER UNITS INSIDE WALK-IN MEAT COOLERS. INSTRUCTED TO COVER ALL UNPACKAGED MEATS IN THIS AREA UNTIL ALL LEAKING HAS BEEN CORRECTED. DEEP FRYER IN HOT FOOD PREP AREA MUST BE COMPLETELY UNDERNEATH THE HOOD. REPAIR LEAKY FAUCET AT 3 COMPARTMENT SINK IN MEAT DEPT. | 35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: CLEAN DIRT, DUST, STAINS AND DEBRIS FROM ALL LIGHT SHIELDS THROUGHOUT WHERE PRESENT. REPLACE ALL CRACKED LIGHT SHIELDS IN ALL COOLERS WHERE PRESENT. CLEAN AND PAINT ALL WALLS IN REAR PRODUCE/STORAGE AREA WHERE SURFACES CHIPPED. RE-PAINT ALL BLACK SWINGING DOORS WHERE PAINT IS CHIPPED. RE-PAINT OR INSTALL A WATER RESISTANT PANEL ABOVE MOP SINK IN REAR. PAINT REAR EXIT DOOR. | 32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: PAINT RAW WOOD SHELVES IN REAR BY LABELING STATION. PAINT OR REPLACE RUSTY STORAGE SHELVES INSIDE PRODUCE WALK-IN COOLER. | 33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: CLEAN EXTERIOR OF ICE MACHINE IN REAR STORAGE AREA. CLEAN OVENS INSIDE HOT FOOD PREP AREA. | 45. FOOD HANDLER REQUIREMENTS MET - Comments: ALL EMPLOYEES THAT FALL UNDER THE CATEGORY OF FOOD HANDLERS THAT ARE NOT CERTIFIED FOOD SERVICE MANAGERS MUST MEE THE IDPH FOOD HANDERS REQUIREMENT.

Inspection ID: 1960577. Short Form Complaint performed on 09/16/2016, resulted in a 'Pass', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: MUST PROVIDE TOILET TANK TOP ON THE TOILET BOWL IN THE MENS WASHROOM,INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE. | 35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: MUST CLEAN THE FANS OF DUST BUILD-UP INSIDE THE PRODUCE WALK-IN COOLER.

Inspection ID: 1950774. Complaint performed on 08/19/2016, resulted in a 'Pass w/ Conditions', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
12. HAND WASHING FACILITIES: WITH SOAP AND SANITARY HAND DRYING DEVICES, CONVENIENT AND ACCESSIBLE TO FOOD PREP AREA - Comments: OBSERVED NO SOAP AT THE EXPOSED HANDSINK IN THE PRODUCE AREA AND MEAT PREP AREA AND NO SOAP AT THE WASHBOWL IN THE EMPLOYEES MENS WASHROOM IN REAR OF PREMISES,CRITICAL VIOLATION 7-38-030 | 19. OUTSIDE GARBAGE WASTE GREASE AND STORAGE AREA; CLEAN, RODENT PROOF, ALL CONTAINERS COVERED - Comments: OBSERVED THE OUTSIDE GREASE CONTAINER TO HAVE GREASE ENCRUSTED ON THE LIP OF CONTAINER AND ON GROUND SURROUNDING CONTAINER ,THIS IS A FOOD SOURDE FOR RODENTS AND OTHER PEST,SERIOUS VIOLATION 7-38-020 | 35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: MUST CLEAN THE FANS OF DUST BUILD-UP INSIDE THE PRODUCE WALK-IN COOLER | 32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: MUST PROVIDE TOILET TANK TOP ON THE TOILET BOWL IN THE MENS WASHROOM,INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE

Inspection ID: 1566277. Canvass performed on 08/17/2015, resulted in a 'Pass', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
30. FOOD IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER, PROPERLY LABELED: CUSTOMER ADVISORY POSTED AS NEEDED - Comments: OBSERVED FOOD STORED IN THE WALK IN COOLER WITHOUT THE PROPER LABEL CONTAINING PRODUCT NAME AND DATE. INSTRUCTED TO PROPERLY LABEL ALL FOODS OUTSIDE OF THE ORIGINAL CONTAINERS AND MAINTAIN. | 31. CLEAN MULTI-USE UTENSILS AND SINGLE SERVICE ARTICLES PROPERLY STORED: NO REUSE OF SINGLE SERVICE ARTICLES - Comments: OBSERVED TONGS BEING IMPROPERLY STORED ON THE HANDLE OF THE OVEN IN THE COOKING AREA. INSTRUCTED TO PROPERLY STORE ALL UTENSILS TO PREVENT CONTANMINATION AND MAINTAIN. | 32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: OBSERVED TILE MISSING ON THE WALL BY THE COOKING EQUIPMENT. INSTRUCTED TO REPAIR AND MAINTAIN. OBSERVED GROCERY BAGS BEING USE TO STORE MEAT IN THE MEAT DEPARTMENT SECTION. INSTRUCTED TO USE FOOD GRADE BAGS AND MAINTAIN. | 33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: OBSERVED MINOR FOOD DEBRIS ON THE HEAT LAMPS OF THE HOT HOLDING UNITS LOCATED BY THE DELI/MEAT DEPARTMENT AREA. INSTRUCTED TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN. | 36. LIGHTING: REQUIRED MINIMUM FOOT-CANDLES OF LIGHT PROVIDED, FIXTURES SHIELDED - Comments: OBSERVED NO LIGHT SHIELDS ON THE LIGHTBULBS OVER THE PRODUCE AND THRUOUT THE BACK STORAGE AREA. INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE LIGHTSHIELDS AND MAINTAIN. | 43. FOOD (ICE) DISPENSING UTENSILS, WASH CLOTHS PROPERLY STORED - Comments: OBSERVED A PLASTIC CONTAINER BEING USED TO SCOOP GUACAMOLE LOCATED IN THE WALK IN COOLER. INSTRUCTED TO PROPERLY STORE ALL FOOD DISPENSING UTENSILS TO PREVENT CONTANMINATION AND MAINTAIN.

Inspection ID: 1480385. Short Form Complaint performed on 11/19/2014, resulted in a 'Pass', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
36. LIGHTING: REQUIRED MINIMUM FOOT-CANDLES OF LIGHT PROVIDED, FIXTURES SHIELDED - Comments: CORRECTED. | 32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: CORRECTED. | 35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: CORRECTED. | 38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: CORRECTED.

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