South Jordan eatery closed for 3 dozens of health violations

Riced. Image: Google Earth

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, May 1, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A popular South Jordan eatery has been closed by the Salt Lake County Health Department after being cited for three dozen violations.

Riced, located at 114 S. Parkway Plaza Drive, No. 300, South Jordan, will remain closed for at least seven days after its April 30 closure date, and must pass a new inspection in order to reopen.

Among the violations found was raw meat being stored on the kitchen floor and near ready-to-eat foods, the accumulation of food debris under the grill, an unclean sink, and dirty floors and equipment.

Other violations had to do with food being kept at improper temperatures, a back door being kept propped open, and some food handlers not having permits.

The complete list:

  • There is no designated person in charge
  • The one food employee could not demonstrate proper cold and hot holding temperature knowledge of potentially hazardous foods.
  • Not all food employees have a current food handler card.
  • Raw meat is being stored on the floor in the kitchen.
  • The back door is propped open.
  • The hand sink has soiled linens and rubber gloves stored in it.
  • Various unlabeled white powders are being stored on the cook line.
  • Cooked broccoli is measuring 113 degrees on the counter.
  • Cooked cabbage is measuring 110 degrees on the counter.
  • Cooked chicken, pork and beef is measuring 45 degrees on the counter.
  • Cooked onions are measuring 50 degrees on the counter.
  • Cooked tofu is measuring 60 degrees in the make table.
  • Cooked eggrolls are measuring 55 degrees in the make table.
  • Potentially hazardous food is measuring 45 degrees in the walk-in cooler.
  • Tapioca balls are measuring 71 degrees on a counter.
  • A package of raw meat is stored in contact with ready-to-eat food in the walk-in cooler (raw chicken and cabbage).
  • Raw eggs are stored above ready-to-eat foods in the cooler.
  • Shut-off valve is installed downstream from the atmospheric vacuum breaker on the mop sink.
  • The three-compartment sink is unclean.
  • There is an accumulation of food debris under the grill.
  • Exterior surfaces of cooking equipment are dirty.
  • Exterior surfaces of food containers are dirty.
  • The floor is dirty in various areas.
  • The floor beneath the three-compartment sink is dirty.
  • The floor is dirty beneath the cooking equipment.
  • The floor is dirty in the walk-in cooler.
  • Employee personal beverages are not separated from the food preparation areas (water cup above boba-tea counter).
  • The ceiling is dirty in various areas.
  • Walls are dirty in various areas. Floors in the walk-in cooler are dirty.
  • Potentially hazardous and ready-to-eat foods that are prepared on site are held for more than 24 hours are not date-marked.
  • A reach-in cooler is not maintained to hold potentially hazardous food at or below 41 degrees.
  • Nonfunctional equipment is stored in the kitchen.
  • The boba smoothie machine is soiled with old food and debris.
  • Interior surfaces of the ventilation hood are heavily soiled with accumulations of grease.
  • The interior of the microwave is unclean.


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