La Providencia Food Mart
1658 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608


La Providencia Food Mart · 1658 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608

Doing Business As Name LA PROVIDENCIA FOOD MART
AKA Name LA PROVIDENCIA FOOD MART
Address 1658 W 21ST ST
CHICAGO
IL 60608
Facility Type Grocery Store
License Number 16986
Inspection Date 05/09/2016
Risk Risk 1 (High)
Results Pass

Inspections · LA PROVIDENCIA FOOD MART

Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
1770365 05/09/2016 Canvass Pass Risk 1 (High)
Violations
32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: OBSERVED AIR CURTAINS IN POOR REPAIR AND NEED TO BE REPLACED IN THE WALK IN COOLER. OBSERVED STAINED CUTTING BOARDS IN THE MEAT DELI AREA. INSTRUCTED TO REPLACE AND MAINTAIN.
34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: OBSERVED FLOORS IN NEED OF CLEANING TO REMOVE PRODUCT AND DUST DEBRIS UNDER THE SHELVES LOCATED IN THE REAR STORAGE AREA. INSTRUCTED TO CLEAN AND MAINTAIN.
36. LIGHTING: REQUIRED MINIMUM FOOT-CANDLES OF LIGHT PROVIDED, FIXTURES SHIELDED - Comments: OBSERVED LIGHT SHIELDS NEEDED ON THE LIGHT BULBS LOCATED ABOVE THE PRODUCE. INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN.
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
1561951 08/07/2015 Canvass Pass w/ Conditions Risk 1 (High)
Violations
21. * CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER ON SITE WHEN POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS ARE PREPARED AND SERVED - Comments: NO VALID CHICAGO FOOD SANITATION MANAGER ON DUTY OR CERTIFICATE POSTED WHEN COOKED CHICKEN 174.8F AND BEANS 180.6F ARE PREPARED AND SERVED. A CERTIFIED MANAGER MUST BE ON SITE WHEN POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS ARE PREPARED AND SERVED. SERIOUS VIOLATION 7-38-012A
32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: REMOVE RUSTY SURFACES AND EQUIPMENT INSIDE WALK-IN COOLER. REMOVE GROCERY BAGS AND STORE FOOD IN FOOD STORAGE BAGS OR CONTAINERS.
30. FOOD IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER, PROPERLY LABELED: CUSTOMER ADVISORY POSTED AS NEEDED - Comments: PROPERLY LABEL ALL PREPACKAGED LARD, SALSA, PICO DE GALLO, ETC DISPLAYED FOR SALE.
36. LIGHTING: REQUIRED MINIMUM FOOT-CANDLES OF LIGHT PROVIDED, FIXTURES SHIELDED - Comments: REPLACE MISSING LIGHT SHIELDS IN PRODUCE AND DAIRY COOLERS.
33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: CLEAN COMPRESSOR UNIT INSIDE WALK-IN COOLER.
3. POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD MEETS TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENT DURING STORAGE, PREPARATION DISPLAY AND SERVICE - Comments: OBSERVED 8 PACKS OF SLICED MELON(WATERMELON, CANTALOUPE, HONEYDEW) DISPLAYED FOR SALE ON FRONT COUNTER AT IMPROPER TEMPERATURE 54F. INSTRUCTED MANAGER TO DISCARD APPROXIMATELY 10LBS AND $12 OF SLICED MELON. OBSERVED CHORIZO HANGING IN MEAT PREP AREA AT IMPROPER TEMPERATURE 68.1F INSTRUCTED MANAGER TO DISCARD APPROXIMATELY 10LBS AND $30 OF CHORIZO. NO LABORATORY ANALYSIS AVAILABLE DURING INSPECTION. ALL COLD FOOD MUST MAINTAIN 40F OR BELOW DURING STORAGE, PREPARATION, DISPLAY AND SERVICE. CRITICAL VIOLATION 7-38-005A
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
1501700 11/04/2014 Short Form Complaint Pass Risk 1 (High)
Violations
32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: RAW WOODEN STORAGE SHELVINGS IN DELI/MEAT AREA AND BASEMENT STORAGE AREA MUST BE SEALED USING A NON-TOXIC FINISH.
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
1497630 10/08/2014 Complaint Fail Risk 1 (High)
Violations
21. * CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER ON SITE WHEN POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS ARE PREPARED AND SERVED - Comments: NO CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER PRESENT WITH A CITY OF CHICAGO FOOD SANITATION CERTIFICATE WHILE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS (HAM TORTA SANDWICHES,TACOS,BEANS ETC.) ARE BEING PREPARED AND SERVED. MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTED THAT A CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL TIMES WHILE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD ARE BEING PREPARED OR SERVED. CHICKEN TACOS 108.1F. SERIOUS VIOLATION 7-38-012.
18. NO EVIDENCE OF RODENT OR INSECT OUTER OPENINGS PROTECTED/RODENT PROOFED, A WRITTEN LOG SHALL BE MAINTAINED AVAILABLE TO THE INSPECTORS - Comments: OBSERVED LIVE FRUIT FLIES IN THE KITCHEN DELI/MEAT AREA. APPROXIMATELY 10 LIVE FRUIT FLIES WERE OBSERVED ON THE WALLS, CEILING AND CEILING TILES, AND EQUIPMENT IN THE KITCHEN DELI/MEAT AREA.ALSO,APPROXIMATELY 20 MICE DROPPINGS ON CLUTTERED SHELVINGS AT REAR DRY STORAGE ROOM NEAR THE WALK-IN-COOLER AND SAID STORAGE AREA IS NOT RODENT-PROOFED APPROX:1/4' MODE OF ENTRY AT BOTTOM OF DOOR.INSTRUCTED TO DETAIL CLEAN AND SANITIZE ALL AFFECTED AREAS,PEST PROOF SAID DOOR ALL ACROSS THE BOTTOM TO PREVENT PEST ENTRY,ADDITIONAL PEST CONTROL SERVICE IS NEEDED TO MINIMIZE OR ELIMINATE THE PEST ACTIVITY. SERIOUS VIOLATION 7-38-020.
3. POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOOD MEETS TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENT DURING STORAGE, PREPARATION DISPLAY AND SERVICE - Comments: POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS STORED AT IMPROPER TEMPERATURES. OBSERVED ASSORTED COOKED TACOS OFFERED FOR SALE MADE WITH CHICKEN,BEANS,POTATOES AT PREP AREA WITH INTERNAL TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM (108.1F-113.0F). NO TIME AND TEMPERATURE LOG AVAILABLE TO VIEW.MANAGER VOLUNTARILY DISCARDED,DENATURED SAID FOODS AT THIS TIME. APPROXIMATELY 10#,TOTAL DOLLAR VALUE$50.00 AS PER OWNER. INSTRUCTED OWNER TO MONITOR,MAINTAIN ALL COLD FOODS MUST BE AT 40F OR BELOW,ALL HOT FOODS MUST BE AT 140F OR ABOVE AT ALL TIMES. CRITICAL VIOLATION 7-38-005(A).
32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: OBSERVED GROCERY BAGS USED TO STORE FOODS IN THE COOLERS. MUST USE PROPER FOOD GRADE STORAGE BAGS AND RAW WOODEN STORAGE SHELVINGS IN DELI/MEAT AREA AND BASEMENT STORAGE AREA MUST BE SEALED USING A NON-TOXIC FINISH.
38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: REPAIR WATER LEAK AT DRAIN PIPE BENEATH THE 3 COMPARTMENT SINK AND MAINTAIN.
30. FOOD IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER, PROPERLY LABELED: CUSTOMER ADVISORY POSTED AS NEEDED - Comments: NO CUSTOMER ADVISORY POSTING (COOKS CARNITAS).MUST POST FOR PUBLIC VIEW AND MAINTAIN.
34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: FLOORS ALONG WALLS AND IN ALL CORNERS THROUGHOUT THE PREMISES REQUIRES A DETAIL CLEANING AND MAINTAIN.
35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: MUST SEAL OPENINGS ON WALLS/CEILINGS IN THE REAR DRY STORAGE ROOM NEAR THE WALK-IN-COOLER AND MAINTAIN. WALLS AND CEILINGS INSIDE THE WALK-IN-COOLER AND LIGHT SHIELDS THROUGHOUT THE KITCHEN DELI/MEAT AREA NEED CLEANING AND MAINTAIN.
33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: DETAIL CLEAN THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AND MAINTAIN: PREP TABLES,INTERIOR OF PREP COOLERS, EXTERIOR OF COOKING EQUIPMENTS, SHELVES IN THE FOOD PREP AREA, INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF MICROWAVE,CUTTING BOARDS,FAN COVERS AND SHELVINGS INSIDE THE WALK-IN-COOLER.
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
1363219 10/16/2014 Complaint Re-Inspection Pass Risk 1 (High)
Violations
18. NO EVIDENCE OF RODENT OR INSECT OUTER OPENINGS PROTECTED/RODENT PROOFED, A WRITTEN LOG SHALL BE MAINTAINED AVAILABLE TO THE INSPECTORS - Comments: CORRECTED.NO PEST ACTIVITY NOTED AT THIS TIME SAID AREAS HAVE BEEN CLEANED,DOOR IS NOW PEST PROOFED,PEST CONTROL SERVICED THE PREMISES 10/14/14 AND WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE SERVICE MONTHLY.
30. FOOD IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER, PROPERLY LABELED: CUSTOMER ADVISORY POSTED AS NEEDED - Comments: CORRECTED.
32. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT SURFACES PROPERLY DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: OBSERVED GROCERY BAGS USED TO STORE FOODS IN THE COOLERS. MUST USE PROPER FOOD GRADE STORAGE BAGS AND RAW WOODEN STORAGE SHELVINGS IN DELI/MEAT AREA AND BASEMENT STORAGE AREA MUST BE SEALED USING A NON-TOXIC FINISH.
33. FOOD AND NON-FOOD CONTACT EQUIPMENT UTENSILS CLEAN, FREE OF ABRASIVE DETERGENTS - Comments: CORRECTED.
34. FLOORS: CONSTRUCTED PER CODE, CLEANED, GOOD REPAIR, COVING INSTALLED, DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS USED - Comments: CORRECTED.
35. WALLS, CEILINGS, ATTACHED EQUIPMENT CONSTRUCTED PER CODE: GOOD REPAIR, SURFACES CLEAN AND DUST-LESS CLEANING METHODS - Comments: CORRECTED.
38. VENTILATION: ROOMS AND EQUIPMENT VENTED AS REQUIRED: PLUMBING: INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED - Comments: CORRECTED.
Inspection ID Date Type Results Risk
176821 03/24/2010 Canvass Pass Risk 1 (High)
Violations
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. CLEAN VENTS THROUGHOUT PREMISES. THE HOT WATER HANDLE AT THE THREE COMPARTMENT SINK IN POOR REPAIR. INSTRUCTED TO REPLACE IT.

street_number: 1658
route: West 21st Street (W 21st St)
neighborhood, political: Lower West Side
locality, political: Chicago
admin_level_2, political: Cook County
admin_level_1, political: Illinois (IL)
country, political: United States (US)
postal_code: 60608
postal_code_suffix: 2914
types : premise
latitude: 41.8543205
longitude: -87.6683755
latlng: (41.8543205, -87.6683755)


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