MORETTI'S RESTAURANT
Francis Moretti

Address: 800 Hatch Street, Elmira, NY 14901

MORETTI'S RESTAURANT (Health Operation# 265388) is a foood service establishment inspected by New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The last inspected date is November 29, 2018.

Business Overview

NYS Health Operation ID 265388
Operation Name MORETTI'S RESTAURANT
Food Service Description Food Service Establishment - Restaurant
Facility Address 800 Hatch Street
Elmira
NY 14901
Municipality ELMIRA
County CHEMUNG
Permitted Operator Name FRANCIS MORETTI
Permit Expiration Date 03/15/2019
Local Health Department Chemung County
NYSDOH Gazetteer 070101

Inspection Results

Date: 2018-11-29 Type: Re-Inspection Violations: 0 critical, 0 noncritical
Comments: Conducted a re-inspection due to previous violations noted on inspection report of 10-24-18. RE: Blue Item #15A- Section of kitchen ceiling above deep fryers has been replaced, is now smooth and easily cleanable- Corrected. Per Carol, the walk-in freezer unit is not being used for storage of frozen foods. All frozen foods are being stored inside new chest freezers located in kitchen. Also conducted a HACCP training with Asst. Manager during re-inspection.
Date: 2018-10-24 Type: Re-Inspection Violations: 0 critical, 2 noncritical
Item 12C: Plumbing and sinks not properly sized, installed, maintained; equipment and floors not properly drained
Item 15A: Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces
Comments: Conducted a re-inspection to evaluate walk-in freezer and follow-up on violations from previous inspection report of 6-28-18. Regarding walk-in freezer, previous ice condensate build-up problem is greatly improved after recent service repairs to equipment. No foods were impacted inside freezer, shelving is clean without ice build-up. Facility is also utilizing two smaller chest freezers for storage which are located in kitchen. Other violations from previous inspection report have been corrected- Floor surfaces along kitchen cook line clean, also floor surfaces inside walk-in refrigerator. Per Operator, ceiling above kitchen deep fryers is scheduled to be repaired in near future by contractor. A revised Time Table of Compliance Date of November 20, 2018 has been established to correct the violations listed above. Will conduct a re-inspection after this date to determine compliance. Will also conduct a HACCP training with cook staff in future.
Date: 2018-06-28 Type: Inspection Violations: 0 critical, 5 noncritical
Item 12C: Plumbing and sinks not properly sized, installed, maintained; equipment and floors not properly drained
Item 15A: Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces
Item 8A: Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g., food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked)
Comments: A Time Table of Compliance Date of July 20, 2018 has been established to correct the violations listed above. A re-inspection will be conducted after this date to determine compliance. Cook was observed prepping raw meat during inspection and was using plastic gloves and utensils. Discussed proper use of plastic gloves and routine hand washing with cooks during inspection. Also discussed proper cooling of cooked potentially hazardous (TCS) foods including use of cooling wands for cooked soups, limiting cooked phf food depths to less than 4" inches, leaving cooked foods uncovered after storage inside of walk-in refrigerator and stored at less than 45 dF during active cooling. Walk-in refrigerator interior temperature was maintained at less than 45 dF, some ice build-up was observed below condenser drain line- no food items were impacted. Numerical thermometers available at kitchen cook line for evaluating hot potentially hazardous foods.
Date: 2017-06-29 Type: Inspection Violations: 2 critical, 5 noncritical
Item 5B (Critical): Potentially hazardous foods are not cooled by an approved method where the food temperature can be reduced from 120oF to 70oF or less within two hours and 70oF to 45oF within four hours.
Item 1H (Critical): Food from unapproved source, spoiled, adulterated on premises.
Item 12C: Plumbing and sinks not properly sized, installed, maintained; equipment and floors not properly drained
Item 11D: Non food contact surfaces of equipment not clean
Item 15A: Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces
Item 8A: Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g., food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked)
Comments: Discussed proper cooling procedures with Cook during inspection. A Time Table of Compliance Date of July 13, 2017 has been established to correct the violations listed above. A re-inspection will be conducted after this date to determine compliance.
Date: 2016-12-19 Type: Re-Inspection Violations: 0 critical, 2 noncritical
Item 8A: Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g., food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked)
Item 12C: Plumbing and sinks not properly sized, installed, maintained; equipment and floors not properly drained
Comments: Reinspection conducted to verify correction of condensate issues in walk-in freezer. No other items were reviewed.
Date: 2016-02-24 Type: Re-Inspection Violations: 0 critical, 0 noncritical
Comments: Floor behind bar has been repaired, is now ceramic or similar tile, is smooth & easily cleanable. Leak which had been previously observed at ice well at bar appears to have been fixed, since floor is not wet. New thermometer installed on exterior of walk-in refrigerator, which indicated approximately 43F ambient air temp. Refrigerator was locked, so it was not possible to verify thermometer accuracy.
Date: 2016-02-18 Type: Inspection Violations: 1 critical, 4 noncritical
Item 5A (Critical): Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45°F during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38°F during cold holding.
Item 8E: Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate refrigerated or heated storage temperatures
Item 8A: Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g., food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked)
Item 15A: Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces
Item 12C: Plumbing and sinks not properly sized, installed, maintained; equipment and floors not properly drained
Comments: Refrigeration repair technician on premise prior to conclusion of inspection. A reinspection will be conducted at a later date to determine status of repair to floor at bar. A timetable for correction of violations 12C, 15A for 3/18/2016 issued during inspection.
Date: 2015-11-18 Type: Re-Inspection Violations: 0 critical, 3 noncritical
Item 12E: Handwashing facilities inaccessible, improperly located, dirty, in disrepair, improper fixtures, soap, and single service towels or hand drying devices missing
Item 12C: Plumbing and sinks not properly sized, installed, maintained; equipment and floors not properly drained
Item 15A: Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces
Comments: Violations corrected from inspection conducted 7/7/2015 include: #8E: thermometer placed inside walk-in refrigerator probe with temperature display on exterior of walk-in not accurate; #11D: shelving in home-style refrigerator has been cleaned; 10B: build-up of ice on shelving in walk-in freezer has been removed. A reinspection to be conducted on or after 12/6/2015 to verify correction of repeat violations listed above.
Date: 2015-07-07 Type: Inspection Violations: 0 critical, 9 noncritical
Item 10A: Food (ice) contact surfaces are improperly designed, constructed, installed, located (cracks, open seams, pitted surfaces, tin cans reused, uncleanable or corroded food contact surfaces)
Item 12C: Plumbing and sinks not properly sized, installed, maintained; equipment and floors not properly drained
Item 8E: Accurate thermometers not available or used to evaluate refrigerated or heated storage temperatures
Item 8A: Food not protected during storage, preparation, display, transportation and service, from potential sources of contamination (e.g., food uncovered, mislabeled, stored on floor, missing or inadequate sneeze guards, food containers double stacked)
Item 12E: Handwashing facilities inaccessible, improperly located, dirty, in disrepair, improper fixtures, soap, and single service towels or hand drying devices missing
Item 15A: Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces
Item 11D: Non food contact surfaces of equipment not clean
Item 10B: Non-food contact surfaces and equipment are improperly designed, constructed, installed, maintained (equipment not readily accessible for cleaning, surface not smooth finish)
Comments: Advised cook that interior ambient air temperature of walk-in refrigerator was approximately 45F, suggested frequent monitoring of food and air temperatures, consider placing service call. Reminded cook that potentially hazardous/time and temperature controlled for safety foods are to be kept at 45F or less. Temperatures of phf/tcs foods in walk-in refrig 45-46F at time of inspection. Observed bottles of water, other beverages stored ice in bin at bar, which, per employee, is used to keep fountain sodas cold and not used in drinks. Explained to employees that ice which has been used to store beverage bottles shall not be used for drinks. A timetable for correction of items above for one week (7/15/2015) issued, except for violation 15A, which is to be corrected by 8/14/15.
Date: 2014-12-02 Type: Re-Inspection Violations: 0 critical, 0 noncritical
Comments: Violations #11D, 15A, 12C corrected from previous inspection. Sides of grill, refrigerator, fryer cleaned, floors under and behind prep tables at pizza and salad station cleaned, floor drain under cook line repaired. No other items evaluated at time of re-inspection.
Date: 2014-08-06 Type: Inspection Violations: 2 critical, 5 noncritical
Item 5B (Critical): Potentially hazardous foods are not cooled by an approved method where the food temperature can be reduced from 120oF to 70oF or less within two hours and 70oF to 45oF within four hours.
Item 11C: Food contact surfaces not washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any time of operations when contamination may have occurred
Item 8B: In use food dispensing utensils improperly stored
Item 12C: Plumbing and sinks not properly sized, installed, maintained; equipment and floors not properly drained
Item 11D: Non food contact surfaces of equipment not clean
Item 15A: Floors, walls, ceilings, not smooth, properly constructed, in disrepair, dirty surfaces
Comments: A timetable for corrections of violations 11D, 12C, 15A of two weeks (8/20/2014) was established. A reinspection will be conducted to verify correction. Sanitarian to email hot, cold holding, reheating, cooling logs, discuss current waiver with chef.
Date: 2013-04-18 Type: Re-Inspection Violations: 0 critical, 0 noncritical
Comments: Per Pat, walk-in cooler was inspected by technician yesterday. The tech spent a majority of time inside the walk-in and not outside. All food items in walk-in at temp of 34-36 deg F. The 2 hanging thermometers in the walk-in were ~34 deg F. I hung my thermocouple in the walk-in for 5 minutes -temp of 34 deg F. The technician is scheduled to return on Friday or Monday to adjust in case unit is operating too cold. A 2 week ttoc, 5-2-13, has been established for all issues cited on yesterday's inspection. Since the weather has begun to warm up, the storage racks in the walk-in cooler and freezer will be power washed shortly per Pat.
Date: 2013-04-17 Type: Inspection Violations: 1 critical, 7 noncritical
Item 5A (Critical): Potentially hazardous foods are not kept at or below 45°F during cold holding, except smoked fish not kept at or below 38°F during cold holding.

Office Location

Street Address 800 HATCH STREET
City ELMIRA
State NY
Zip 14901

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Data Provider New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
Jurisdiction New York State

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