201 W. Kenyon Rd
Champaign, Illinois       61820-7807
Permit Number:
ESTABLISHMENT:  Red Cape Hot Pot ADDRESS:  112 E Green ST
1. * 5 IN Source: Sound Condition. No spoilage
2. 1 OUT Original container; properly labeled
Food Protection
3. * 5 OUT Potentially hazardous food meets temperature requirements during storage, preparation, display, service, and transport.
4. * 4 IN Facilities to maintain product temperature
5. 1 IN Thermometers provided and conspicuous
6. 2 IN Potentially hazardous food properly thawed
7. * 4 IN Unwrapped and potentially hazardous food not re-served. Cross-Contamination
8. 2 OUT Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, and transportation.
9. 2 IN Handling food (ice) minimized, methods
10. 1 OUT Food (ice) dispensing utensils properly stored
11. * 5 IN Personnel with infections restricted
12. * 5 OUT Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices
13. 1 IN Clean clothes, hair restraints
Food Equipment/Utensils
14. 2 IN Food (ice) contact surfaces: designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
15. 1 OUT Non-food contact surfaces: designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
16. 2 IN Dishwashing facilities: designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
17. 1 OUT Accurate thermometers, chemical test kits provided, gauge cock
18. 1 OUT Pre-flushed, scraped, soaked
19. 2 IN Wash, rinse water: clean, proper temperature
20. * 4 OUT Sanitation rinse: clean, temperature, concentration
21. 1 IN Wiping cloths: clean, use restricted
22. 2 OUT Food contact surface of equipment and utensils clean, free of abrasives and detergents
23. 1 OUT Non-food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
24. 1 OUT Storage, handling of clean equipment-utensils
25. 1 IN Single-service articles, storage, dispensing
26. 2 IN No re-use of single-service articles
27. * 5 OUT Water source; safe: hot and cold under pressure
28. * 4 IN Sewage & waste water disposal
29. 1 OUT Installed, maintained
30. * 5 IN Cross-connection, backsiphonage, backflow
Toilet & Handwashing Facilities
31. * 4 OUT Number, convenient, accessible, designed, installed
32. 2 OUT Toilet rooms enclosed, self-closing doors, fixtures, good repair, clean: hand cleanser, sanitary towels/hand drying devices provided, proper waste receptacles, tissues
Garbage & Refuse Disposal
33. 2 OUT Containers/receptacles covered, adequate number, insect/rodent proof, frequency, clean
34. 1 IN Outside storage area, enclosures properly constructed, clean; controlled incineration
Insect, Rodent, Animal Control
35. * 4 OUT Presence of insects/rodents outer openings protected, no birds, turtles or other animals
Floors, Walls, & Ceilings
36. 1 OUT Floors: constructed, drained, clean, good repair, covering, installation, dustless cleaning methods
37. 1 IN Walls, ceiling, attached equipment: constructed, good repair, clean surfaces, dustless cleaning methods
38. 1 IN Lighting provided as required, fixtures shielded
39. 1 IN Rooms and equipment - vented
Dressing Rooms
40. 1 IN Rooms clean, lockers provided, facilities clean
Other Operations
41. * 5 IN Toxic items properly stored, labeled and used
42. 1 IN Premises maintained, free of litter, unnecessary articles cleaning/maintenance equipment properly stored, authorized personnel
43. 1 IN Complete separation from living/sleeping quarter, laundry
44. 1 IN Clean, soiled linen properly stored
45. * 0 OUT Certified personnel as required
46. 0 OUT Administrative Rules
SCORE: 56 CRITICAL X 5% = 45.00 REPEATS X 2% = 14.00 ADJ. SCORE: -3.00
IN = In Compliance OUT = Out of Compliance NA = Not Applicable NO = Not Observed
Critical Violations:
Item Status Rule # Rule Observed
3.* COS, R 750.140b.5. Potentially hazardous foods of large volume or prepared in large quantities shall be rapidly cooled, utilizing such methods as limiting depth of food to 4 inches or less, agitation, quick chilling or water circulation external to the food container. Cooked and cooled beef was stored in the upright "True" brand reach-in cooler at 57F degrees. COS" The beef was made approximately an hour and a half prior to inspection. The beef was placed in the walk-in cooler.
3.* COS, R 750.120a2(cold). The temperature of potentially hazardous foods shall be 41°F or below, or 135°F or above, at all times, except as otherwise provided in this Part. 1-Tofu was thawed in several containers (on the 3 compartment sink drain board and in the hand sink) and was at 57F-64F). COS: Discarded. Educated. 2-Beef stomach was sitting out at 60F. COS: Discarded. Educated.
12.* COS 750.510b Food employees shall clean their hands and exposed portions of their arms for at least 20 seconds, using a cleaning compound. Hands were rinsed in the 3 compartment sink before touching food. COS: Educated: Wash with soap, warm water, and use paper towels. Wash hands in hand sinks ONLY.
12.* COS, R 750.530a Employees may consume food only in designated dining areas. An employee dining area shall not be so designated if consuming food there may result in contamination of other food, equipment, utensils, or other items needing protection. Employee beverages were stored on make table cutting boards. (R1) COS: Moved. Educated.
20.* 750.830g4. Machines (Single-tank, stationary-rack, door-type machines and spray-type glass washers) using chemicals for sanitization may be used provided that:. 4. Utensils and equipment shall be exposed to the final chemical sanitizing rinse in accordance with manufacturer's specifications for time and concentration. The dish machine was not dispensing chlorine while it was in use during time of inspection. (Sanitizer measured to 0 ppm) MVCF issued.
27.* 750.1120d. Each lavatory shall be provided with hot and cold water tempered by means of a mixing valve or combination faucet. 100F degree water was not present at the Men's Restroom hand sink. (Water fluctuated between 75-85F degrees) MVCF issued.
31.* COS 750.1120b. Lavatories shall be accessible to employees at all times. The hand sink basin in the kitchen to the left of the glass door cooler was blocked with a container of thawing tofu. COS: Removed. Educated.
35.* COS 750.1170 Openings to the outside shall be effectively protected against the entrance of rodents and shall be protected against the entrance of insects by tight fitting self-closing doors, closed windows, screening, controlled air currents or other means. The back door was propped open with the air curtain off. COS: Door closed. Air curtain turned on. Educated.
45.* 750.540a1 Category I facilities. Category I facilities as defined in Section 750.10 shall have a certified food service sanitation manager on the premises at all times that potentially hazardous food is being handled, except as specified in subsections (a)(1)(A) and (B) of this Section. A certified food service sanitation manager is not required on the premises during hours of operation when all food products sold have been prepared and packaged commercially or prepared under the supervision of a certified food service sanitation manager. No food certified managers were present at the time of the inspection. MVCF issued for schedule of food manager certified employees.
Non-critical Violations:
Item Status Rule # Rule Observed
2. 750.140b1. Potentially hazardous food requiring refrigeration after preparation shall be labeled or tagged with the date and time of preparation and rapidly cooled to an internal temperature of 41°F or below. There was no label to indicate when the cooling process began for their "Spicy" soup.
8. R 750.130a. Food, whether raw or prepared, if removed from the container or package in which it was obtained shall be in a clean, covered container except during necessary periods of preparation or service. Whole and unprocessed fresh raw vegetables and fresh raw fruits shall be exempt from this subsection(a). Spices for self-service did not have lids or an appropriate sneeze guard.(R1)
10. 750.280 a-d Between uses during service, dispensing and incidental utensils shall be: a) Stored in the food with the dispensing utensil handle extended out of the food; or b) Stored clean and dry; or c) Stored in running potable water dipper wells; or d) In the case of dispensing utensils and malt collars used in serving frozen desserts, stored either in a running potable water dipper well, or clean and dry. 1. Food scoops were stored in product with the handle buried. 2. Rice scoops on the counter in the wait station were stored in stagnant water.
15. 750.690 Surfaces of equipment not intended for contact with food, but which are exposed to splash or food debris or which otherwise require frequent cleaning, shall be designed and fabricated so as to be smooth, washable, free of unnecessary ledges, projections, or crevices, and readily accessible for cleaning, and shall be of such material and in such repair as to be easily maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. A lid for a white food bin was cracked.
17. R 750.820g. When chemicals are used for sanitizing, they shall not have concentrations higher than the maximum permitted under 21 CFR 178.1010, and a test kit or other device that accurately measures the parts per million concentration of the solution shall be provided and used. No test strips were available for the dish machine or the chlorine sanitizer buckets.(R1)
18. 750.830f. Equipment and utensils shall be flushed or scraped and, when necessary, soaked to remove gross food particles and soil prior to their being cleaned in a dishwashing machine unless a pre-wash cycle is a part of the dishwashing machine operation. Clean pans had label residue present.
22. 750.800b.2. To prevent cross-contamination, kitchenware and food-contact surfaces of equipment shall be washed, rinsed, and sanitized after each use and following any interruption of operations during which time contamination may have occurred. The small reach-in freezer containing frozen meat directly on the shelving had a soiled interior.
23. 750.800e. Non-food-contact surfaces of equipment shall be cleaned as often as is necessary to keep the equipment free of accumulation of dust, dirt, food particles, and other debris. 1. The exterior handle of the upright "True" brand reach-in cooler was soiled. 2. The racks in the walk-in freezer were lined with heavily soiled cardboard.
24. R 750.850 Cleaned and sanitized equipment and utensils shall be handled in a way that protects them from contamination. Spoons, knives and forks shall be touched only by their handles. Cups, glasses, bowls, plates and similar items shall be handled without contact with inside surfaces or with surfaces that contact the user s mouth. Soiled clear plastic containers were stored on the shelf above the 3-compartment sink with clean containers.
29. 750.1060 All plumbing shall be sized, installed, and maintained in accordance with applicable provisions of the Illinois State Plumbing Code. Local ordinances may be followed when standards are equal to or exceed those contained in the aforementioned Code. There was a leak present from the cold water line of the mop sink.
32. 750.1120e(drying). A supply of sanitary towels or a hand-drying device providing heated air shall be conveniently located near each lavatory. Paper towels were not at the following locations: hand sink (to the left of the 3-compartment sink), in the men's restroom, the hand sink in the wait station.
33. 750.1130d. There shall be a sufficient number of containers to hold all the garbage and refuse that accumulates. There was no grease disposal available (company did not bring container back after facility was closed for summer).
36. 750.1220a. Floors, mats, duckboard, walls, ceilings, and attached equipment and decorative material shall be kept clean. The floor inside of the walk-in cooler was soiled.
46. R 750.570 All food handlers, other than someone holding a food service sanitation manager certificate, shall receive or obtain training in basic food handling principles as outlined in Subpart M. Food handlers working for a temporary food service establishment are exempt from this requirement. No proof of food handler training for employees was available. (R1)
Inspector Comments: The adjusted score is not in compliance with health district local ordinance and the health permit is suspended as of 3:20 p.m. on October 17, 2017 and the establishment had been ordered to cease all operations and be closed.

A "Closure" Inspection Notice shall be posted at the location determined by the health officer and shall remain posted until a satisfactory re-inspection is completed. A request form for re-inspection has been issued to the person-in-charge. Refer to the health district's enforcement section for additional information.

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INSPECTION CONDUCTED BY:   Kiara Booker,   Jennifer Schroeder