October 2017

Restaurant Total critical violations Descriptions
11th Street Station, the Box and Bar, 1101 Main Ave., Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
Animas Chocolate Co., 920 Main Ave., Durango 1
  • Food from unapproved source present in the facility.
Backcountry Gourmet, 1101 Main Ave., Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
Derailed Pour House, 725 Main Ave., Durango (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Durango Doughworks, 2653 Main Ave., Durango (follow-up) 2
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
  • Facility does not have sufficient equipment for cooling, heating or holding foods at proper temperatures.
Durango Doughworks, 2653 Main Ave., Durango (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Flying Fish Co. II, 1485 Florida Road, Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
Heritage Cakes and Creations, 2500 Main Ave., Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
Homeslice, 441 E. College Drive, Durango (follow-up) 1
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Homeslice, 441 E. College Drive, Durango (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Lady Falconburgh's Barley Exchange, 640 Main Ave., Durango 8
  • Cross-contamination of raw to ready-to-eat food not prevented.
  • Serving raw, undercooked animal food without proper advisory.
  • Person in charge does not demonstrate safety knowledge.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
  • Facility does not have sufficient equipment for cooling, heating or holding foods at proper temperatures.
  • Mechanical warewashing machine inadequately sanitizes.
  • Facility lacks appropriate backflow prevention device.
  • Containers used for toxic material not labeled.
Manny Fresh-Co, 1101 Main Ave., Durango 1
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Manny Fresh-Co, 1101 Main Ave., Durango (follow-up) 0
  • No critical violations.
Olde Tymer's, 1000 Main Ave., Durango (follow-up) 2
  • Bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food.
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
Rendezvous Doughnuts, 139 E. Fifth St., Durango 2
  • Potentially hazardous food not held below 41 degrees.
  • Food-product thermometer not routinely calibrated.
San Marcos Mexican Restaurant, 21382 Highway 160, Durango 4
  • Employees not washing hands when required.
  • Chemical sanitizing warewashing machine does not provide sufficient chemical concentration.
  • Pests are present in the facility.
  • Containers used for toxic material not labeled.
Smoking on Wheels, 1101 Main Ave., Durango 0
  • No critical violations.
Taco Boy, 150 Confluence Ave., Durango (follow-up) 4
  • Sinks used for nondesignated purposes.
  • Potentially hazardous food not properly cooled from 135 degrees to 41 degrees.
  • Potentially hazardous food products not rapidly reheated to 165 degrees.
  • Hand sink is inaccessible.
Taco Boy, 150 Confluence Ave., Durango (follow-up) 4
  • Cross-contamination of raw to ready-to-eat food not prevented.
  • Potentially hazardous food not properly cooled from 135 degrees to 41 degrees.
  • Potentially hazardous food products not rapidly reheated to 165 degrees.
  • Food-contact surfaces in 3-compartment sink not adequately sanitized.
Taste Coffee, 1101 Main Ave., Durango 1
  • Thermometer capable of measuring thin foods not provided.

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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