Public record information on Chicago Health Inspections for Las Asadas Fresh Mexican Grill-taqueria located at 2045 N Western Ave.


LAS ASADAS FRESH MEXICAN GRILL-TAQUERIA

2045 N WESTERN AVE , CHICAGO, IL, 60647


Inspection ID: 2569455. Canvass performed on 01/10/2023, resulted in a 'Fail', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
49. NON-FOOD/FOOD CONTACT SURFACES CLEAN - Comments: OBSERVED DUST BUILD UP ON COOLERS CONDENSERS. MUST CLEAN COOLERS CONDENSERS AND MAINTAIN. | 60. PREVIOUS CORE VIOLATION CORRECTED - Comments: THE FOLLOWING PREVIOUS CORE VIOLATIONS FROM REPORT #2555553 DATED ON 05/10/22 NOT CORRECTED-#47 OBSERVED A TORN DOOR GASKET OF THE 1-DOOR PREP COOLER. MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTED TO REPLACE THE TORN DOOR GASKET,#57 OBSERVED A FOOD HANDLING EMPLOYEE WITHOUT A FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATE. MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTED THAT ALL FOOD HANDLING EMPLOYEES MUST SHOW PROOF OF TRAINING. ALL SAID PREVIOUS CORE VIOLATIONS MUST BE CORRECTED BY DATE OF REINSPECTION. PRIORITY FOUNDATION 7-42-090.

Inspection ID: 2555553. Complaint performed on 05/10/2022, resulted in a 'Pass', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
47. FOOD & NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES CLEANABLE, PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED & USED - Comments: OBSERVED A TORN DOOR GASKET INSIDE OF THE DOOR OF THE 1 DOOR PREP COOLER. MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTED TO REPLACE THE TORN DOOR GASKET. | 49. NON-FOOD/FOOD CONTACT SURFACES CLEAN - Comments: CLEAN THE GRILL, INTERIOR OF MICROWAVES AND WIRE STORAGE RACK INSIDE OF THE 2 DOOR PREP COOLER. | 57. ALL FOOD EMPLOYEES HAVE FOOD HANDLER TRAINING - Comments: OBSERVED A FOOD HANDLING EMPLOYEE WITHOUT A FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATE. MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTED THAT ALL FOOD HANDLING EMPLOYEES MUST SHOW PROOF OF TRAINING. | 58. ALLERGEN TRAINING AS REQUIRED - Comments: OBSERVED THE CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER WITH AN EXPIRED ALLERGEN TRAINING CERTIFICATE. MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTED THAT ALL CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGERS MUST SHOW VALID PROOF OF TRAINING.

Inspection ID: 2521875. Canvass performed on 06/24/2021, resulted in a 'Pass w/ Conditions', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
5. PROCEDURES FOR RESPONDING TO VOMITING AND DIARRHEAL EVENTS - Comments: NO VOMIT AND DIARRHEA CLEANING PROCEDURE ON PREMISES. INSTRUCTED MANAGER MUST PROVIDE A VOMIT AND DIARRHEA CLEAN UP PROCEDURE WITH ALL NECESSARY ITEMS AS OUTLINED IN POLICY ON PREMISES. PRIORITY FOUNDATION 7-38-005. | 16. FOOD-CONTACT SURFACES: CLEANED & SANITIZED - Comments: OBSERVED SLIGHT PINK BUILD UP INSIDE ICE MACHINE. INSTRUCTED MANAGER MUST CLEAN INTERIOR OR ICE MACHINE AND MAINTAIN. | 56. ADEQUATE VENTILATION & LIGHTING; DESIGNATED AREAS USED - Comments: CEILING LIGHT COVER LOOSE ABOVE PREP TABLE (BY COFFEE MACHINE). INSTRUCTED MANAGER SAID CEILING LIGHT COVER MUST BE TIGHT FITTED.

Inspection ID: 2366441. Canvass performed on 03/27/2020, resulted in a 'Pass w/ Conditions', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
22. PROPER COLD HOLDING TEMPERATURES - Comments: OBSERVED IMPROPER COLD HOLDING TEMPERATURES OF TCS FOODS INSIDE OF THE 2 DOOR PREP COOLER. OBSERVED COOKED BEANS AT 44.6F INSIDE OF THE 2 DOOR PREP COOLER. MANAGEMENT VOLUNTARILY DISCARDED APPROXIMATELY 5# OF FOOD WORTH $20. PRIORITY 7-38-005. NO CITATION ISSUED.

Inspection ID: 2252843. Canvass performed on 01/18/2019, resulted in a 'Pass w/ Conditions', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
3. MANAGEMENT, FOOD EMPLOYEE AND CONDITIONAL EMPLOYEE; KNOWLEDGE, RESPONSIBILITIES AND REPORTING - Comments: OBSERVED NO EMPLOYEES HEALTH POLICY.MUST PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN.(PRIORITY FOUNDATION-NO CITATION ISSUED) | 5. PROCEDURES FOR RESPONDING TO VOMITING AND DIARRHEAL EVENTS - Comments: OBSERVED NO CLEAN-UP POLICY PROCEDURE FOR VOMITING AND DIARRHEA.MUST PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN.(PRIORITY FOUNDATION-NO CITATION ISSUED) | 23. PROPER DATE MARKING AND DISPOSITION - Comments: OBSERVED NO DATE MARKING ON TCS FOODS HELD FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS INSIDE OF COOLERS.MUST PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN.(PRIORITY FOUNDATION-NO CITATION ISSUED) | 25. CONSUMER ADVISORY PROVIDED FOR RAW/UNDERCOOKED FOOD - Comments: OBSERVED NO CONSUMER ADVISORY DISCLOSURE AND REMINDER ON MENU FOR THE RISK OF CONSUMING RAW OR UNDERCOOKED FOODS.MUST PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN.(PRIORITY FOUNDATION-NO CITATION ISSUED) | 37. FOOD PROPERLY LABELED; ORIGINAL CONTAINER - Comments: MUST LABEL PACKAGED DESSERTS FOR SALE WITH INFO GIVEN. | 38. INSECTS, RODENTS, & ANIMALS NOT PRESENT - Comments: OBSERVED AN APPX. '1/2-3/4' GAP ALONG TOP OF FRONT ENTRY DOOR,ALONG BOTTOM OF REAR EXIT DOOR AND ALONG BOTTOM OF ADJACENT DOOR TO A COMMON HALLWAY.MUST MAKE DOORS TIGHT FITTING. | 47. FOOD & NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES CLEANABLE, PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED & USED - Comments: MUST REPAIR OR REPLACE DAMAGED LID ON TOPSIDE OF PREP COOLER NEXT TO STEAM TABLE. | 49. NON-FOOD/FOOD CONTACT SURFACES CLEAN - Comments: MUST CLEAN FOOD DEBRIS BUILD UP FROM GRILL TABLE,STEAM TABLE,REACH IN & PREP COOLERS. | 51. PLUMBING INSTALLED; PROPER BACKFLOW DEVICES - Comments: MUST INSTALL A BACKFLOW DEVICE ON ICE MACHINE THAT CAN BE SEEN TO BE SERVICED AND MAINTAINED. | 53. TOILET FACILITIES: PROPERLY CONSTRUCTED, SUPPLIED, & CLEANED - Comments: MUST PROVIDE LIDS FOR GARBAGE CANS IN TOILET ROOMS. | 55. PHYSICAL FACILITIES INSTALLED, MAINTAINED & CLEAN - Comments: MUST CLEAN DEBRIS FROM FLOOR ALONG WALL BASES IN PREP/DISH WASHING AREAS. | 55. PHYSICAL FACILITIES INSTALLED, MAINTAINED & CLEAN - Comments: MUST CLEAN DIRT FROM WALL IN 1ST FL. TOILETROOM UNDER HAND DRYER. | 55. PHYSICAL FACILITIES INSTALLED, MAINTAINED & CLEAN - Comments: MUST REPAIR OR REPLACE HOLE IN EMPLOYEES TOILETROOM DOOR,DAMAGED FLOOR TILES AT FRONT ENTRY DOOR,MISSING AND DAMAGED WALL BASES IN PREP AND DISH WASHING AREAS,LOOSE WALL PANELS IN FRONT PREP AREA AT SERVICE COUNTER AND NEXT TO COOKING EQUIPMENT. | 55. PHYSICAL FACILITIES INSTALLED, MAINTAINED & CLEAN - Comments: MUST SCRAPE AND PAINT PEELING PAINT ON WALL AT MOPSINK. | 55. PHYSICAL FACILITIES INSTALLED, MAINTAINED & CLEAN - Comments: MUST ELEVATE,REMOVE AND ORGANIZE ARTICLES OFF OF FLOOR AND AWAY FROM WALLS IN BASEMENT. | 56. ADEQUATE VENTILATION & LIGHTING; DESIGNATED AREAS USED - Comments: MUST REPAIR OR REPLACE CRACKED LIGHT SHIELD IN REAR PREP/DISH WASHING AREA. | 57. ALL FOOD EMPLOYEES HAVE FOOD HANDLER TRAINING - Comments: OBSERVED NO IDPH FOOD HANDLERS REQUIREMENTS MET FOR EMPLOYEES.MUST ENROLL AND MAINTAIN. | 58. ALLERGEN TRAINING AS REQUIRED - Comments: OBSERVED NO FOOD ALLERGEN CERTIFICATE ON SITE TO VIEW.MUST PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN.

Inspection ID: 2098898. Short Form Complaint performed on 10/16/2017, resulted in a 'Pass', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: CORRECTED. | 34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: CORRECTED. | 41. PREMISES MAINTAINED FREE OF LITTER, UNNECESSARY ARTICLES, CLEANING EQUIPMENT PROPERLY STORED - Comments: CORRECTED.

Inspection ID: 2064531. Complaint performed on 06/19/2017, resulted in a 'Pass', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: OBSERVED DIRT AND DEBRIS ON SHELVING INSIDE WALK-IN FREEZER. MUST CLEAN AND MAINTAIN. | 41. PREMISES MAINTAINED FREE OF LITTER, UNNECESSARY ARTICLES, CLEANING EQUIPMENT PROPERLY STORED - Comments: OBSERVED CLUTTER AND UNNECESSARY ARTICLES ON BASEMENT. MUST REMOVE CLEAN AND ORGANIZE AREA TO PREVENT RODENT HARBORAGE. | 34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: OBSERVED DIRT AND DEBRIS ON FLOOR UNDER AROUD AND BEHIND COOKING EQUIPMENT. MUST CLEAN AND MAINTAIN.

Inspection ID: 1978833. Canvass performed on 01/03/2017, 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: OBSERVED WATER DAMAGED CEILING TILE INSIDE CUSTOMERS WASHROOM IN REAR OF BUSINESS. MUST REPAIR AND MAINTAIN. OBSERVED DUST BUILD UP ON VENTILATON FANS INSIDE CUSTOMERS WASHROOM. MUST CLEAN AND MAINTAIN. | 33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: OBSERVED DIRT INSIDE PANELS OF ICE MACHINE LOCATED IN BASEMENT. MUST CLEAN AND MAINTAIN. | 32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: OBSERVED RUSTY FOOD STORAGE SHELVING IN BASEMENT INSIDE STORAGE ROOM. MUST REPAINT AND MAINTAIN.

Inspection ID: 1609832. Canvass performed on 01/15/2016, resulted in a 'Pass w/ Conditions', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
6. HANDS WASHED AND CLEANED, GOOD HYGIENIC PRACTICES; NO BARE HAND CONTACT WITH READY-TO-EAT FOODS. - Comments: NOTED EMPLOYEE SERVING FOOD (CHEESE,TOMATOES,LETTUCE ETC) WITHOUT USING GLOVES PER CODE FROM THE SERVING LINE. INSTRUCTED TO ALWAYS USE GLOVES OR UTENSILS WITH HANDLING READY TO EAT FOODS. CITATION ISSUED FOR CRITICAL VIOLATION #7-38-010(A) | 30. FOOD IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER, PROPERLY LABELED: CUSTOMER ADVISORY POSTED AS NEEDED - Comments: NOTED ASSORTED FOOD ITEMS INSIDE COOLERS NOT PROPERLY LABELED. INSTRUCTED TO LABEL ALL FOOD ITEMS WITH PRODUCT NAME, PREPARED BY DATE AND/OR USED BY DATE INCLUDING BULK ITEMS AT THE BASEMENT DRY STORAGE. | 32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: NOTED TORN RUBBER GASKET AT DOOR OF SERVICE COOLER BY THE HAND WASH SINK. INSTRUCTED TO REPAIR AND MAINTAIN....ALSO NOTED FOOD ITEMS STORED INSIDE GROCERY BAGS INSIDE THE SERVICE COOLER BY THE HAND WASH SINK. INSTRUCTED TO STORE FOOD IN AN APPROVED FOOD GRADE CONTAINER. | 45. FOOD HANDLER REQUIREMENTS MET - Comments: NOTED SOME EMPLOYEES WITH NO FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATES ON SITE. INSTRUCTED TO HAVE ALL EMPLOYEES FOOD HANDLER CERTIFICATES ON SITE AT ALL TIMES.

Inspection ID: 1609835. Canvass performed on 12/22/2015, resulted in a 'Pass', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
43. FOOD (ICE) DISPENSING UTENSILS, WASH CLOTHS PROPERLY STORED - Comments: OBSERVED WIPING CLOTHES STORED ON TOP OF PREP TABLES AT THE FRONT PREP AREA. MUST PROPERLY STORE IN A SANITIZING SOLUTION WHEN NOT IN USE. OBSERVED ICE SCOOPS STORED ON TOP OF ICE BIN. MUST STORE PROPERLY IN A CLEAN CONTAINER TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION.

Inspection ID: 1441687. Canvass performed on 01/14/2015, resulted in a 'Pass w/ Conditions', Risk 1 (High).

Violations:
10. SEWAGE AND WASTE WATER DISPOSAL, NO BACK SIPHONAGE, CROSS CONNECTION AND/OR BACK FLOW - Comments: OBSERVED WASTE WATER BACKING UP FROM FLOOR DRAIN IN BASEMENT AND STRONG SEWER GAS ODOR. MUST REPAIR TO ELIMINATE BACK UP. WASH, RINSE AND SANITIZE ALL SURFACES. CRITICAL VIOLATION 7-38-030. MANAGER ELIMINATED WASTE WATER BACK UP DURING INSPECTION. | 30. FOOD IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER, PROPERLY LABELED: CUSTOMER ADVISORY POSTED AS NEEDED - Comments: MUST LABEL AND DATE ALL PREPARED FOOD ITEMS INSIDE PREP COLERS AND WALK-IN COOLER. | 32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: RUSTY STORAGE SHELVING INSIDE WALK-IN COOLER AND INSIDE 2-DOOR COOLER IN REAR FOOD PREPARATION AREA. MUST REPAINT OR REPLACE. | 40. REFRIGERATION AND METAL STEM THERMOMETERS PROVIDED AND CONSPICUOUS - Comments: VISIBLE AND WORKING THERMOMETER NEEDED AT THE 2-DOOR REFRIGERATOR IN REAR PREP AREA. MUST PROVIDE. | 35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: OBSERVED UNFINISHED CEILING ABOVE ICE MACHINE AND DRINK, SUPPLY STORAGE AREAS IN BASEMENT. MUST REPAIR CEILING TO BE SMOOTH AND EASILY CLEANABLE. | 38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: EXPOSED HAND WASHING SINK IN FOOD PREPARATION ARE IS DRAINING SLOW. MUST REPAIR/MAINTAIN. | 38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: MUST CLEAN VENTILATION FANS INSIDE CUSTOMERS WASHROOM. MUST PROVIDE BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE FOR ICE MACHINE IN BASEMENT. CREATE AIR GAP FOR ICE MACHINE DRAIN LINE. | 43. FOOD (ICE) DISPENSING UTENSILS, WASH CLOTHS PROPERLY STORED - Comments: OBSERVED ICE SCOOPS INSIDE OF ICE BIN IN FOOD PREPARATION AREA AND ON TOP OF ICE MACHINE IN BASEMENT. MUST PROPERLY STORE IN A CLEAN CONTAINER TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION. | 45. FOOD HANDLER REQUIREMENTS MET - Comments: MUST PROVIDE A FOODHANDLER CERTIFICATE FOR ONE EMPLOYEE.

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