A total of 9 restaurants and food retailers in Ramona were issued health permit violations over the past year.
The County’s Department of Environmental Health (CDEH) discovered these "major" violations during routine inspections between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 30, 2013. The violations range from improper holding temperatures of food, to food-surface contact infractions.
All operating eateries in Ramona received "A" grades from their latest inspection, according to the CDEH website.
Here is a list of the violations followed by explanations of what they mean (click the link to see details about each food inspection):
D'Carlos, food contact surfaces violation, February 13, 2013.
Denny's, holding temperatures violation, June 18, 2013.
Casa Reveles Restaurant, food contact surfaces violation, April 10, 2013.
Country Wine & Spirits, holding temperatures violation, June 5, 2013.
Boll Weevil, proper reheating violation, February 5, 2013.
Amerient Restaurant, proper reheating violation, February 15, 2013.
SVCC Restaurant, holding temperatures violation, December 11, 2012.
Ramona Valley Grill, two holding temperatures violations, March 27 and April 19, 2013.
Ramona Farm Market, proper reheating violation, June 28, 2013.
Violations defined by the county Department of Health:
Food Contact Surfaces violation: Examples of major violations include improper sanitization of food contact surfaces, improper washing machine temperature, contamination of food contact surfaces that could result in food contamination, and failure to sanitize food contact surfaces between each use with a different type of raw food of animal origin, and each time there is a change from working with raw foods to working with ready-to-eat foods.
Holding Temperatures violation: Examples of major violations include multiple potentially hazardous foods (two or more food items in separate containers), or pooled eggs held at temperatures between 50°F and 130°F without any other intervention.
Proper Reheating violation: Examples of major violations include a potentially hazardous food cooked, cooled, and reheated to less than 165°F prior to hot holding.
The CDEH posts this disclaimer with inspection details: "The conditions observed and documented during a food establishment inspection may have been corrected, and violations may have been corrected since the last date of inspection. New violations or problems may have developed since the last inspection."