August 2017

Restaurant Total critical violations Descriptions
Baked, 480 Wolverine Drive, Bayfield (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Bar D Chuckwagon, 8080 County Road 250, Durango 1
  • Inadequate quantity or improper location of hand sinks.
Brenda's Old West Cafe, 271 Mountain View Drive, Bayfield 9
  • Damaged cans not stored properly.
  • Cross-contamination of raw to ready-to-eat food not prevented.
  • Serving raw, undercooked animal food without proper advisory.
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Employees washing hands in nondesignated hand sink.
  • Facility lacks appropriate backflow prevention device.
  • Pests are present in the facility.
  • Containers used for toxic material not labeled.
  • Sanitizer concentration for food-contact surfaces exceeds maximum.
Burger King, 1415 Main Ave., Durango 1
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
CJ'S Diner, 810 College Drive, Durango 1
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Doc Hathaway's, 1017 Main Ave., Durango 9
  • Food found in an unsound condition.
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Employees washing hands in nondesignated hand sink.
  • Bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
  • Food-product thermometers not used when required.
  • Facility does not have sufficient equipment for holding foods at proper temperatures.
  • Hand sink is inaccessible.
  • Hand sink not stocked with soap, towels or approved drying device.
Durango Doughworks, 2653 Main Ave., Durango 7
  • Cross-contamination of raw to ready-to-eat food not prevented.
  • Serving raw, undercooked animal food without proper advisory.
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees or above.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
  • Facility does not have sufficient equipment for cooling, heating, or holding foods at proper temperatures.
  • Facility lacks backflow prevention device where needed.
East by Southwest, 160 College Drive, Durango 2
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Temperatures of ready-to-eat foods rising above 41 degrees during thawing.
East by Southwest, 160 College, Durango (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Griego's, 2603 Main Ave., Durango 10
  • Cans dented or damaged.
  • Serving raw, undercooked animal food without proper advisory.
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Hand sinks inappropriately used for food preparation, dumping of mop water, washing equipment.
  • Potentially hazardous food not properly cooled from 135 degrees to 41 degrees.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
  • Food-product thermometers not used when required.
  • Mechanical warewashing machine inadequately sanitizes.
  • Food-preparation sink directly connected to drain.
  • Containers used for toxic material not labeled.
High Noon Hamburgers, 1205 Empire St., Silverton 4
  • Damaged cans not stored properly.
  • Serving raw, undercooked animal food without proper advisory.
  • Food preparation employee has poor personal cleanliness and/or hygienic practices.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Homeslice Pizza, 441 College Drive, Durango 8
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Sinks used for purposes they are not designated for.
  • Potentially hazardous food not properly cooled from 135 degrees to 41 degrees.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
  • Facility does not have sufficient equipment for holding foods at proper temperatures.
  • Continously-used equipment/utensils not sanitized every four hours.
  • Hand sink is inaccessible.
  • Hand sink not stocked with soap, towels or approved drying device.
Kassidy's Kitchen, 171 Suttle St., Durango 2
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food.
Natalia's 1912, 1159 Blair St., Silverton 3
  • Damaged cans not stored properly.
  • Serving raw, undercooked animal food without proper advisory.
  • Insufficient concentration of approved sanitizing solution in three-compartment sink during manual warewashing.
Pagosa Springs Golf Club: 7530' The Eatery, 1 Pines Club, Pagosa Springs 1
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Pagosa Springs Golf Club: 7530' The Eatery, 1 Pines Club, Pagosa Springs (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Parelli Natural Horsemanship, 7110 U.S. Highway 160, Pagosa Springs 1
  • Pest-control procedures inadequate.
Parelli Natural Horsemanship, 7110 U.S. Highway 160, Pagosa Springs (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
PJ's Gourmet Market, 67 Trimble Crossing, Unit A, Durango (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Pura Vida, 14810 County Road 501, Bayfield 0
  • No critical violations.
Raider Ridge Cafe, 509 Eighth St., Durango 6
  • Cross-contamination of raw to ready-to-eat food not prevented.
  • Bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food.
  • Potentially hazardous food not properly cooled from 135 degrees to 41 degrees.
  • Food-product thermometer not routinely calibrated.
  • Containers used for toxic material not labeled.
  • Sanitizer concentration for food-contact surfaces exceeds maximum.
Red Snapper, 144 Ninth St. Durango (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Rocky Mountain Funnel Cake Factory, 1249 Greene St., Silverton 0
  • No critical violations.
Romero's Restaurante Y Cantina, 1151 Greene St., Silverton 5
  • Cross-contamination of raw to ready-to-eat food not prevented.
  • Serving raw, undercooked animal food without proper advisory.
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held above 135 degrees.
Rusty Shovel Saloon, 18044 County Road 501, Bayfield 0
  • No critical violations.
San Marcos Mexican Restaurant, 21382 Highway 160, Durango 16
  • Food found in an unsound condition.
  • Cross-contamination of raw to ready-to-eat food not prevented.
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Employee beverage container stored improperly.
  • Person in charge does not demonstrate food-safety knowledge.
  • Potentially hazardous food not properly cooled from 135 degrees to 41 degrees.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
  • Food-product thermometer not routinely calibrated.
  • Facility does not have sufficient equipment for cooling, heating, or holding foods at proper temperatures.
  • Food-contact surfaces not cleaned, sanitized as required.
  • Food-contact surfaces not cleaned, sanitized as required when not in continuous use.
  • Hand sink is inaccessible.
  • Hand sink not stocked with soap, towels or approved drying device.
  • Pest-control procedures inadequate.
  • Containers used for toxic material not labeled.
  • Toxics in facility are not needed or approved for operations.
Shooters and Shenanigans, 23 Pike Drive, Pagosa Springs 4
  • Cross-contamination of raw to ready-to-eat food not prevented.
  • Serving raw, undercooked animal food without proper advisory.
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Potentially hazardous food not rapidly reheated to 165 degrees.
Silverton Lakes Campground, 2100 Kendall St. 0
  • No critical violations.
Steamworks, 801 Second Ave., Durango 2
  • Serving raw, undercooked animal food without proper advisory.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Swing at Dalton Ranch, 589 County Road 252, Durango 2
  • Inadequate quantity or improper location of hand sinks.
  • Pest-control procedures inadequate.
Taco Boy, 150 Confluence Ave., Durango 5
  • Cross-contamination of raw to ready-to-eat food not prevented.
  • Hand sinks inappropriately used for food preparation, dumping of mop water, washing equipment.
  • Potentially hazardous food not cooled rapidly.
  • Potentially hazardous food not reheated rapidly.
  • Hand sink is inaccessible.
The Wine Shop, 1514 Main Ave., Durango 1
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
The Yellow Carrot, 3101 Main Ave., Durango 1
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Upper Eastside Coffee Co., 28902 U.S. Highway 160, Durango 4
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
  • Food-product thermometer not routinely calibrated.
  • Continously-used equipment/utensils not sanitized every four hours.
  • Pest-control procedures inadequate.
Zia Taqueria, 3101 Main Ave., Durango 5
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Food preparation employee has poor personal cleanliness and/or hygienic practices.
  • Potentially hazardous food products not rapidly cooled.
  • Insect adhesive traps installed above food preparation area.
  • Containers used for toxic material not labeled.

Critical Violation Categories

A critical violation is one likely to contribute directly to food-borne illness. Inspectors put violations in the following categories:

  • Food obtained from unapproved source; food not wholesome, free from spoilage or washed before use.
  • Employees not free from infections or illness, not practicing good hand-washing or personal hygiene, or not trained in food safety.
  • Food not held at proper hot or cold holding temperatures or not cooked to proper internal temperature. Inadequate equipment for maintaining proper food temperatures.
  • Food preparation equipment or utensils improperly sanitized.
  • Safe water source unavailable. Plumbing or sewage systems not working properly.
  • Adequate hand-washing facilities, soap and towels not available or accessible.
  • Not using proper pest-control practices, or premises not free from pests, insects and animals.
  • Toxic or poisonous items improperly stored, labeled or used.

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