Taqueria Y Tamaleria Romans
5108 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639


Taqueria Y Tamaleria Romans · 5108 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639

Doing Business As Name TAQUERIA Y TAMALERIA ROMANS
AKA Name TAQUERIA Y TAMALERIA ROMANS
Address 5108 W FULLERTON AVE
CHICAGO
IL 60639
Facility Type Restaurant
License Number 2026804
Inspection Date 04/30/2013
Risk Risk 1 (High)
Results Out of Business

Inspections · TAQUERIA Y TAMALERIA ROMANS

Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
1335245 04/30/2013 Canvass Out of Business Risk 1 (High)
Violations
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
1301111 01/03/2013 Canvass Re-Inspection Pass Risk 1 (High)
Violations
29. PREVIOUS MINOR VIOLATION(S) CORRECTED 7-42-090 - Comments: ALL MINORS NOW CORRECTED, VIOLATIONS CORRECTED AND ABATED
30. FOOD IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER, PROPERLY LABELED: CUSTOMER ADVISORY POSTED AS NEEDED - Comments: VIOLATIONS CORRECTED AND ABATED
31. CLEAN MULTI-USE UTENSILS AND SINGLE SERVICE ARTICLES PROPERLY STORED: NO REUSE OF SINGLE SERVICE ARTICLES - Comments: VIOLATIONS CORRECTED AND ABATED
33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: VIOLATIONS CORRECTED AND ABATED
34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: VIOLATIONS CORRECTED AND ABATED
35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: VIOLATIONS CORRECTED AND ABATED
38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: VIOLATIONS CORRECTED AND ABATED
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
1277609 12/27/2012 Canvass Fail Risk 1 (High)
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38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: Drainline under three compartment sink leaking. Instructed to repair to prevent leak. Sink stoppers not provided at three compartment sink. Instructed to provide stoppers for each compartment. Hot water faucet in women's toilet room broken. Instructed to repair or replace faucet to turn water on at top of faucet and not from waterline.
34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: Floors not maintained along wallbase and behind equiment. Instructed to detail clean daily.
31. CLEAN MULTI-USE UTENSILS AND SINGLE SERVICE ARTICLES PROPERLY STORED: NO REUSE OF SINGLE SERVICE ARTICLES - Comments: Multi use utensils not properly stored. Instructed to invert utensils to prevent contamination before use.
29. PREVIOUS MINOR VIOLATION(S) CORRECTED 7-42-090 - Comments: Previous minor violations not corrected:12-22-2011, report: #34-Noted broken floor tile at rear kitchen between 3 compartment sink and mop sink. Instructed to fix/replace. #38-Instructed to provide backflow preventer device or vacuum breaker at mop sink. #40-Instructed to provide thermometer visible and accurate inside all coolers. #41-Noted unnecessary articles stored on top of reach-in cooler. Must remove. Instructed to clean and reorganize basement storage. Must remove clutter. Serious citation issued 7-42-090.
35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: Light and ventilation covers through-out premises not cleaned. Instructed to detail clean.
33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: Interior ice machine, cooking equipment, coolers, prep tables, sinks, unused coolers for dry storage and utensils not cleaned. Instructed to detail clean and sanitize daily.
30. FOOD IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER, PROPERLY LABELED: CUSTOMER ADVISORY POSTED AS NEEDED - Comments: Foods inside coolers not labeled or dated. Instructed to label and date all foods not in original containers.
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
659790 12/22/2011 Canvass Pass w/ Conditions Risk 1 (High)
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34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: NOTED BROKEN FLOOR TILES AT FRONT PREP AREA, FLOORS AT REAR KITCHEN BETWEEN 3 COMPARTMENT SINK AND MOP SINK, AND INSIDE LADIES TOILET ROOM. INSTRUCTED TO FIX/REPLACE.--------MUST CLEAN AND MAINTAIN UNDER AND AROUND OUTSIDE GARBAGE DUMPSTER. (FOUND SOME DEBRIS ON GROUND).
35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: INSTRUCTED TO DETAIL CLEAN AND MAINTAIN CEILING VENT COVER WITH HEAVY DUST BUILD-UP INSIDE LADIES TOILET ROOM.
36. LIGHTING: REQUIRED MINIMUM FOOT-CANDLES OF LIGHT PROVIDED, FIXTURES SHIELDED - Comments: INSTRUCTED TO REPLACE DEAD LIGHT BULBS ABOVE REAR KITCHEN TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LIGHTING.
37. TOILET ROOM DOORS SELF CLOSING: DRESSING ROOMS WITH LOCKERS PROVIDED: COMPLETE SEPARATION FROM LIVING/SLEEPING QUARTERS - Comments: INSTRUCTED TO REPAIR BROKEN SELF CLOSING DEVICE AT MEN'S TOILET ROOM DOOR.
40. REFRIGERATION AND METAL STEM THERMOMETERS PROVIDED AND CONSPICUOUS - Comments: INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE THERMOMETER VISIBLE AND ACCURATE INSIDE ALL COOLERS.
41. PREMISES MAINTAINED FREE OF LITTER, UNNECESSARY ARTICLES, CLEANING EQUIPMENT PROPERLY STORED - Comments: NOTED UNNECESSARY ARTICLES STORED ON TOP OF REACH-IN COOLER. MUST REMOVE.--------INSTRUCTED TO CLEAN AND REORGANIZE BASEMENT STORAGE. MUST REMOVE CLUTTER.
38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE BACK FLOW PREVENTER DEVICE OR VACUUM BREAKER AT MOP SINK FAUCET (KITCHEN AREA) AND FAUCET AT BASEMENT (NOTED HOSE ATTACHED, INSTRUCTED TO REMOVE).-----------MUST FIX SLOW DRAINING 3 COMPARTMENT SINK AT KITCHEN AREA.
33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: INSTRUCTED TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN INTERIOR SURFACES OF HAND SINK CABINET WITH BLACK MOLD LIKE BUILD-UP INSIDE LADIES AND MEN'S TOILET ROOM OR REPLACE.
8. SANITIZING RINSE FOR EQUIPMENT AND UTENSILS: CLEAN, PROPER TEMPERATURE, CONCENTRATION, EXPOSURE TIME - Comments: Equipment and utensils should get proper exposure to the sanitizing solution during the rinse cycle. Bactericidal treatment shall consist of exposure of all dish and utensil surfaces to a rinse of clean water at a temperature of not less than 180F. OBSERVED EMPLOYEE MANUALLY NOT USING THE SANITIZING RINSE COMPARTMENT WITH 100 PPM (CHLORINE) SANITIZER (3RD COMPARTMENT) OF THE 3 COMPARTMENT SINK, PRACTICING ONLY WASHING AND RINSING OF MULTI-USE UTENSIL (PLATES, CUPS, BOWLS ETC.). INSTRUCTED MANAGEMENT, A 3 COMPARTMENT SINK IS USE FOR PROPER WASHING, RINSING AND SANITIZING WITH PROPER EXPOSURE TO THE SANITIZING SOLUTION OF MULTI-USE UTENSIL SURFACES ALSO INSTRUCTED MANAGER TO PROVIDE CHLORINE TEST STRIPS TO PROVIDE PROPER SANITIZING CONCENTRATION (50-100 PPM). (EMPLOYEE INSTRUCTED HOW TO WASH, RINSE, AND SANITIZE MULTI-USE UTENSIL PROPERLY). CRITICAL CITATION ISSUED 7-38-030
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
580526 04/22/2011 Canvass Pass w/ Conditions Risk 1 (High)
Violations
34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: The floors shall be constructed per code, be smooth and easily cleaned, and be kept clean and in good repair. INSTRUCTED TO CLEAN FLOORS ALONG THE WALLS AND IN ALL CORNERS IN REAR FOOD PREP AREA ESPECIALLY BEHIND COOLERS AND FLOORS THROUGHOUT BASEMENT.
32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: All food and non-food contact equipment and utensils shall be smooth, easily cleanable, and durable, and shall be in good repair. INSTRUCTED TO CLEAN AND REPAINT RUSTY GREASE BOX UNDER 3 COMPARTMENT SINK.
21. * CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER ON SITE WHEN POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS ARE PREPARED AND SERVED - Comments: A certified food service manager must be present in all establishments at which potentially hazardous food is prepared or served. FOUND NO CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER ON SITE WHEN POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS (EX. REFRIED BEANS, TAMALES, PORK, CHICKEN, COOKED RICE ETC) ARE BEING PREPARED AND SERVED. NO CITY OF CHICAGO FOOD SERVICE SANITATION CERTIFICATE ON PREMISE AT THIS TIME. INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE, A CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER MUST BE PRESENT WHEN POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS ARE BEING PREPARED AND SERVED. SERIOUS CITATION ISSUED 7-38-012
38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: Ventilation: All plumbing fixtures, such as toilets, sinks, washbasins, etc., must be adequately trapped, vented, and re-vented and properly connected to the sewer in accordance with the plumbing chapter of the Municipal Code of Chicago and the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Health. INSTRUCTED TO FIX SLOW DRAINING EXPOSED HAND SINK IN REAR KITCHEN.
41. PREMISES MAINTAINED FREE OF LITTER, UNNECESSARY ARTICLES, CLEANING EQUIPMENT PROPERLY STORED - Comments: All parts of the food establishment and all parts of the property used in connection with the operation of the establishment shall be kept neat and clean and should not produce any offensive odors. INSTRUCTED TO REMOVE ALL UNNECESSARY ARTICLES STORED IN BASEMENT TO PREVENT RODENT AND INSECT HARBORAGE.
3. POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD MEETS TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENT DURING STORAGE, PREPARATION DISPLAY AND SERVICE - Comments: All cold food shall be stored at a temperature of 40F or less. All hot food shall be stored at a temperature of 140F or higher. FOUND POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS (REFRIED BEANS AND PORK TAMALES) AT IMPROPER TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENT DURING STORAGE. NOTED REFRIED BEANS AT 68.9F(WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY MADE LAST NIGHT) AND STORED INSIDE REACH-IN COOLER WITH AN AIR TEMPERATURE OF 40.1F AND PORK TAMALES INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF 98.9F STORED INSIDE ICE CHEST COOLER (LOCATED IN FRONT DINING AREA FOR SALE). INSTRUCTED PERSON IN CHARGE, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS MUST MAINTAIN HOT HOLDING TEMPERATURE OF 140F OR ABOVE AND COLD HOLDING TEMPERATURE OF 40F OR ABOVE. MANAGEMENT DISCARDED THE SAID FOOD PRODUCTS. TOTAL VALUE $80.00. TOTAL WEIGHT 22 LBS. CRITICAL CITATION 7-38-005 (A)
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
233401 04/29/2010 License Re-Inspection Pass Risk 1 (High)
Violations
40. REFRIGERATION AND METAL STEM THERMOMETERS PROVIDED AND CONSPICUOUS - Comments: VIOLATION HAS BEEN CORRECTED
41. PREMISES MAINTAINED FREE OF LITTER, UNNECESSARY ARTICLES, CLEANING EQUIPMENT PROPERLY STORED - Comments: VIOLATION HAS BEEN CORRECTED
38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: VIOLATION HAS BEEN CORRECTED
34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: VIOLATION HAS BEEN CORRECTED
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
177097 04/12/2010 License Fail Risk 1 (High)
Violations
34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: The floors shall be constructed per code, be smooth and easily cleaned, and be kept clean and in good repair. INSTRUCTED TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN FLOORS ALONG THE WALLS, IN ALL CORNERS, REAR PREP AREA AND IN BASEMENT.
38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: Ventilation: All plumbing fixtures, such as toilets, sinks, washbasins, etc., must be adequately trapped, vented, and re-vented and properly connected to the sewer in accordance with the plumbing chapter of the Municipal Code of Chicago and the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Health.INSTRUCTED TO INSTALL EXPOSED HAND SINK BEHIND FRONT SERVICE AREA (NOTED BEVERAGE DISPENSER, JUICER, COFFEE MACHINE, BLENDER ETC.)----MUST PROVIDE WORKING DRAIN STOPPERS AT 3 COMPARTMENT SINK IN REAR PREP AREA.-----MUST INSTALL BACK FLOW PREVENTER DEVICE AT MOP SINK OR REMOVE FAUCET THREADS.-----MUST REPAIR LEAKY FAUCET NECK AT HAND SINK IN LADIES WASHROOM.
40. REFRIGERATION AND METAL STEM THERMOMETERS PROVIDED AND CONSPICUOUS - Comments: All food establishments that display, prepare, or store potentially hazardous foods shall have calibrated metal stem thermometers, provided and conspicuous, for refrigerated and hot food units. INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE THERMOMETER VISIBLE AND ACCURATE INSIDE ALL COOLERS AND FREEZERS.
41. PREMISES MAINTAINED FREE OF LITTER, UNNECESSARY ARTICLES, CLEANING EQUIPMENT PROPERLY STORED - Comments: All parts of the food establishment and all parts of the property used in connection with the operation of the establishment shall be kept neat and clean and should not produce any offensive odors. INSTRUCTED MANAGER TO REMOVE ALL UNNECESSARY ARTICLES STORED IN BASEMENT TO PREVENT RODENT AND INSECT HARBORAGE. ITEMS MUST BE STORED 6' OFF THE FLOOR FOR EASY ACCESS ON CLEANING.

street_number: 5108
route: West Fullerton Avenue (W Fullerton Ave)
neighborhood, political: Belmont Cragin
locality, political: Chicago
admin_level_2, political: Cook County
admin_level_1, political: Illinois (IL)
country, political: United States (US)
postal_code: 60639
postal_code_suffix: 2404
types : premise
latitude: 41.9243806
longitude: -87.7541629
latlng: (41.9243806, -87.7541629)


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