Img ?1512216803

CLOSE TO HOME: RESPONDING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR COMMUNITY

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.

Hershey’s Gold: Candy company offers 1st new bar since 1995

PHILADELPHIA – The first new candy bar to carry the Hershey’s name in more than two decades is set to hit shelves next month. The Hershey, Pennsylvania-based candy maker says Hershey’s Gold will go...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Tiny bug posing threat to New Mexico’s $180M pecan industry

CARLSBAD, N.M. – A tiny bug is posing a threat to one of New Mexico’s biggest cash crops. An investigation published by the Carlsbad Current-Argus and Roswell Daily Record newspapers found an...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Trump administration moves ahead with Obama menu-label law

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is moving ahead with Obama-era requirements to post calorie counts in restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide next...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Booze on the ballot: Utah dry town mulls allowing alcohol

BLANDING, Utah – The rural Utah city of Blanding, one of the last “dry” communities in the Mormon-majority state, will ask voters Tuesday whether to allow beer and wine sales in town for the first...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Why Americans have stopped eating leftovers

American consumers throw away 27 million tons of food each year, according to the food waste coalition ReFED, clogging landfills, generating greenhouse gasses and costing the economy an estimated...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

World’s smallest wine vintage since 1961 may lift booze prices

The world may produce the least wine this year in half a century, after small grape harvests in Italy, France and Spain, a global wine organization said. That could mean higher prices for bulk and...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

‘True’ cinnamon is pricey, but is there an honest difference?

Eating tree bark is often the punchline of some bad joke about a healthful diet. But we do it – collectively, to the tune of tens of millions of pounds a year. Odds are, you have some right in your...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Carver Brewing Co. to tap pale ale Friday

On Friday, Carver Brewing Co. will tap its Old Fort Rabbit Pale Ale. The ale is made from Cascade and Chinook dried whole cone hops from the Old Fort at Hesperus. This is the third year the Old...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Steamworks to tap Molé Stout on Friday

Steamworks Brewing Co. will continue its Firkin Friday series by tapping its “Molé Stout” at 3 p.m. Friday. The goal of the firkin is to capture the essence of chocolate in traditional Mexican molé...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

The best bell pepper for stuffing is anything but green

Sweater weather, which means stuffed-pepper weather, is here. I have a soft spot for stuffed peppers because they were in my mother’s weekly dinner rotation: Hers were green bells, as was the...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Chinese scientists genetically engineered a low-fat pig, but for whose benefit?

In days since the paper was published, media outlets from New York to London have trumpeted the news that Chinese scientists have genetically engineered a pig that can better regulate its body...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

France faces butter shortage amid global demand for pastries

PARIS (AP) – Blame the croissant. French pastries and butter have become so popular abroad that the increased demand led to a mini-shortage of the dairy product in French supermarkets. The price of...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food