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The Black Cat Lounge, 1640 W 115th St, Chicago, IL, USA

Latest report: November 29, 2023 8:00 AM
DZ

3 months ago

Report date: Nov 28, 2023
10. Adequate handwashing sinks properly supplied and accessible
- comments: observed no handwashing signs at the washbowls in the toilet rooms. Instructed manager to provide and maintain handwashing signs.

43. In-use utensils: properly stored
- comments: observed the ice scoop stored on... See More top of the ice machine in the side storage area. Instructed manager to store in a clean bin or handle up inside the ice bin.

48. Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained & used; test strips
- comments: observed no metal drainboard on 3-compartment sink in kitchen. Instructed to provide drainboard for proper air drying of food equipment and utensils.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: observed floors in need of cleaning in the corners and under/around all heavy equipment. Instructed manager to clean and maintain floors.

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Report date: Feb 28, 2024
39. Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display
- comments: 3-305. 14 observed exposed sewage lines located above the basement food prep area. Management instructed to shield all sewage lines in the basement to prevent potential drips. Priority foundation violation 7-38-005.... See More Citation issued.

39. Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display
- comments: 3-305. 12 observed packaged foods stored underneath sewage lines in the basement storage room. Management instructed to remove the food from beneath the sewage lines or shield the sewage lines to intercept potential drips.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
- comments: 4-101. 19 remove the duct tape around the edges of the prep table in the basement.

49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
- comments: 4-602. 13 clean the grease around the lid of the grease trap and sides of the grease trap.

52. Sewage & waste water properly disposed
- comments: 5-402. 13 observed 3-4 screws missing from the top of the grease trap to keep it closed. Management instructed to secure the lid of the grease trap.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: 6-501. 12 clean the grease and the oil deposits on the floor and walls around the bottom of the grease trap.

59. Previous priority foundation violation corrected
- comments: 8-404. 13(b)(3) previous priority foundation violation from report #2589462 on 2/9/24 not corrected: 38 - observed approx. 20 live small flying insects on the walls and ceiling of the 1st floor and basement food prep areas, dining room, basement storage areas, men's washroom and behind the bar. Additional pest control service is needed to eliminate the pest activity. Priority violation 7-42-090. Citation issued.

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Report date: Mar 1, 2024
36. Thermometers provided & accurate
- comments: 4-204. 112(b) : observed no thermometer for table top pizza unit and 1- door glass reach in cooler in kitchen must provide and maintain.

47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed &... See More used
- comments: 4-101. 19 : must apply a sealant or paint raw wood surfaces at front service counter. Must remove cardboard from service counter shelving unit and lower shelf of cart.

49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
- comments: 4-601. 11(c) : must clean dust build up from shelving units at service counter,front window sills. Must defrost glass reach in freezer in kitchen and pizza/ice cream freezer on sales floor.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: 6-501. 114 : must elevate,remove and organize articles off of floor in office area.

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56. Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used
- comments: 4-301. 14 : observed a home ventilation system above several table top fryers,grill and pizza oven must provide a ventilation system ducted to roof and ansul system.

57. All food employees have food handler training
- comments: 2-102. 13 : observed no food handlers for new employees must provide and maintain

59. Previous priority foundation violation corrected
- comments: 8-404. 13(b:4) previous priority foundation violations from report #2589934 2/22/2024 not corrected- #55-6-201. 13 : must repair or replace missing ceiling tile in toilet room,missing wall bases in prep area, missing floor tiles on sales floor and prep area. #55-6-501. 114 : must elevate,remove or organize articles off of floor and away from walls in rear area. (priority 7-42-090)(citation issued)

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Report date: Mar 1, 2024
38. Insects, rodents, & animals not present
- comments: observed 1/4' gap on bottom of right door and right corner of left door at exit #5. Instructed manager to seal all outer openings on doors to prevent pest entry.

51. Plumbing installed;... See More proper backflow devices
- comments: observed no hot water at left sink boy's washroom near room 108. Observed missing cap on right sink girls second floor washroom. Instructed manager to provide.

55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
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59. Previous priority foundation violation corrected
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Report date: Feb 28, 2024
47. Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used
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48. Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained & used; test strips
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54. Garbage & refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained
- comments: observed outdoor grease receptacle with light grease buildup. Instructed manager to clean.

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