The primary purpose for food facility inspections performed by Environmental Health is to prevent foodborne illness. When inspections are performed, observed violations are identified as either "Major" or "Minor."

Major Violations (identified in red) need to be corrected immediately because they are most likely to result in foodborne illness. Major violations typically fall into one of the following five categories identified by CDC as the major risk factors for foodborne illness:

  • Food from unsafe sources
  • Inadequate cooking
  • Improper holding temperatures
  • Contaminated equipment
  • Poor personal hygiene

Minor Violations (identified in blue) are less critical conditions that still need to be corrected in a timely manner because they create non-sanitary conditions for the preparation of food.

Note: Our web-based reporting system was updated on June 25, 2013 to include site-specific observations in addition to the violation categories. For inspections occurring after June 25, this new, more specific information can be obtained by clicking on any of the red or blue violation categories.


Food Facility Details

7-ELEVEN #2364-14062F
  1096 EAST Ave
  CHICO, CA 95926
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10/03/2014:  Regular Inspection
Violations:Major - 0
 Minor -
  No quaternary ammonia test strips observed on site to verify concentration of quaternary ammonia in utensil washing sink or wiping cloth containers. Provide.
  Tips of 'Coffee on the Cold' dispensers cut straight across. Straight cuts allow milk containing product to hand on end of tip without refrigeration potentially growing bacteria until the next use. Cut all tips of milk containing or sugar containing products at an angle to prevent liquid retention on the end of the tip without refrigeration.
  Reportedly stem thermometers are tested in ice looking for 0 degrees Fahrenheit. In degrees Fahrenheit look for 32 degrees in ice bath when testing thermometers for accuracy.
  During inspection floor under/behind beverage counter observed with heavy residues from spillage. Clean floor to remove residues.
  Bags of soda observed lying on floor in back room, not in box. All food including soda in bags must be stored at least 6 inches above the floor.
  Three large compressed gas cylinders in back room without being chained or strapped to structural supports. Chain and strap are present use to secure compressed gas cylinders.
  Quaternary ammonia sanitizer dispenser at utensil washing sink observed delivering sanitizer solution at 100 ppm. Quaternary ammonia sanitizer for utensil washing and wiping cloths must be at or above 200 ppm. Contact maintenance for service on dispenser. Until dispenser repaired add one cap full of concentrated quaternary ammonia to sanitizer sink solution.
04/03/2014:  Follow-Up Inspection (No Fee)
Violations:Major - 0
 Minor -
04/03/2014:  Follow-Up Inspection (No Fee)
Violations:Major - 0
 Minor -
03/28/2014:  Regular Inspection
Violations:Major - 1
 Minor -
  Observed hot dogs (55F-57F), Tornadoes (56F-57F) and diced tomatoes (58F) out of temperature in prep refrigerator. Food relocated to walk-in refrigerator and tomatoes discarded during inspection. Repair to maintain food at 41F or below.
10/24/2013:  Regular Inspection
Violations:Major - 0
 Minor -
  Observed hand sink faucet to leak at base of spigot when water on. Repair.

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