If there are any imminent health hazard found in your operation, unless the hazard is immediately corrected, Off The Grid, may temporarily suspend your contract and order the food service closed until the violation has been corrected.
Imminent health hazard means a significant threat or danger to health that is considered to exist when there is evidence sufficient to show that a product, practice, circumstance, or event creates a situation that can cause food infection, food intoxication, disease transmission, vermin infestation, or hazardous condition that requires immediate correction or cessation of operation to prevent injury, illness, or death.
The following conditions are considered imminent health hazards that could lead to a temporary contract suspension and/or may warrant a final warning to your business. Once the imminent health hazard has been abated, and the conditions causing the hazard have been corrected, we will conduct a follow-up inspection and your contract will be reinstated as long as we confirm that the conditions that prompted the suspension or revocation no longer exist.
IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF THE SERVICE WILL OCCUR IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING VIOLATIONS ARE OBSERVED:
- Lack of hot/cold potable water on your truck
- Mechanical refrigeration unit not operating or maintaining proper temperature (add threshold)
- Unsanitary liquid waste being discharged from the vehicle onto the ground
- Presence or evidence of vermin, rodents, live pests, birds or animals
- Potential of communicable disease transmission by one or more food facility staff
- Lack of current environmental Health Permit
- If fire or other disaster has occurred in which the structural integrity of the truck has been compromised and/or contamination of the kitchen is to such an extent that an immediate public health risk exists
There may be other conditions not mentioned above which constitute an imminent health hazard to the public's health that cannot be immediately corrected and may lead to suspension of the contract.
FINAL WARNING WILL BE ISSUED IF THE FOLLOWING VIOLATIONS ARE OBSERVED:
- Lack of soap and towels in the vehicle for proper hand washing
- The vehicle is excessively dirty posing health and safety risk to food, utensils, employees or customers.
- Food stored in an unsanitary manner (stored directly on the floor, stored on trash cans, stored in handwashing or warewashing sink).
- Lack of sanitizer in vehicle
- Major temperature violations observed in multiple food items and/or equipment
If there are any violations that may not cause immediate health and safety risk but compromises health and safety codes in general, you would be required to correct those violations before your next shift:
- Expired Manager Food Safety Certificate
- Missing county health inspection reports
- Utensils/equipment in disrepair (damaged gaskets, rusted peelers, etc.
FOOD RELATED ILLNESS< INJURY OR CONTAMINATION:
If there are any reports of illness, injury or contamination related to your food, immediately inform Off The Grid team. We will work with you to conduct a proper investigation.
- The first step is to obtain the individual’s name, contact information, location and description of the illness, injury or contamination.
When two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne illness outbreak.
- In case of a foodborne illness outbreak, Off The Grid, will lead the investigation and notify the appropriate stakeholders.
- If there is a statutory requirement or need to contact the Health Department or any other regulatory agency, Off The Grid will handle that communication on your behalf.