Ball Park Cafe, 1601 N Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: BALL PARK CAFE
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 1601 N Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
License #: 6007703
Total inspections: 17
Last inspection: 09/17/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Can opener blade not kept sharp - observed metal shavings.
  • Basic - Ceiling tile in disrepair. Cook line at west side.
  • Basic - Clean equipment stored on floor. Clean racks of glasses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Employee beverage container in a food preparation/clean dishware area does not have a lid and a straw or equivalent dispensing mechanism to prevent hand contact with lip contact area of drink container. Water bottle and soda cans. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Salad bar/buffet plates/bowls not properly protected or inverted to prevent contamination. Glasses and coffee cups at Buffett. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Butter/butter blend/clarified butter/whipped butter cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Roux made with butter at 76° out for 2 hours. PIC put on walk on cooler. Corrective action taken.
  • High Priority - Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. Breakfast Buffett with muffins and bagels set up with no sneeze guards. Discussed with chef and sneeze guards set up. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**
09/17/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Ceiling tile in disrepair. At banquet storeroom and prep kitchen.
  • Basic - Employee beverage container in a food preparation/clean dishware area does not have a lid and a straw or equivalent dispensing mechanism to prevent hand contact with lip contact area of drink container. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. Chicken breasts. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Cheese/milk/creamer/other dairy products cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Milk at 56 ° at Buffett set up, all ice melted. PIC put in walk in cooler. Corrective action taken.
  • High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food. Front of the house staff member. Discussed with GM.
  • High Priority - Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. Morning Buffett and salad station at lunch Buffett. Discussed requirements with GM and Chef.
  • High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. Outside loading dock next to kitchen.
  • Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Ice in sink and cups being rinsed out.
  • Intermediate - Slicer blade guard sharpener soiled with old food debris. **Corrected On-Site**
6/11/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. Near employee restroom.
  • Basic - Wall in disrepair. At corner of walk in freezer.
  • Intermediate - Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
  • Intermediate - Paper towel dispenser at handwash sink not working/unable to dispense paper towels. At coffee station.
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Rice , beef , potatoes in walk in cooler.
12/23/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris on nonfood-contact surface. Drip pans at grill.
  • Basic - Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Side of grill top at crevice.
  • Basic - Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Hole in ceiling. Near ice machine.
  • Basic - Water buildup in walk-in cooler. Dripping the ceiling near chiller units.
  • High Priority - Cheese/milk/creamer/other dairy products cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Half and half and butter at 54°, PIC put in walk in cooler. Corrective action taken.
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. On grill top.
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Pasta cut tomato salad and cut fruit in walk in. **Corrected On-Site**
7/22/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Floors not maintained smooth . Storeroom area paint, coating missing.
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. At dish machine area
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. **Corrected On-Site**
3/11/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. ice scoop, Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature. Turkey, Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. walkin cooler . Corrected On Site.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.
11/21/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Violation: 08A-21-1 Self-service buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination.. Repeat Violation on 2/20/2012 This violation must be corrected by : 8/20/2012. * NO SNEEZE GUARDS AVAILABLE ON 8/20/2012
  • Critical - Violation: 22-22-1 Observed encrusted material on can opener. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Violation: 31-08-1 Hand sink missing PAPER TOWELS in food preparation room or area. WAITER STATION Corrected On Site. * NO PAPER TOWELS ON 8/20/2012
  • Critical - Violation: 32-15-1 No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. handicap restroom.* NO SIGN ON 8/20/2012
8/20/2012Routine - FoodCall Back - Admin. complaint recommended
  • Critical - Hand sink missing PAPER TOWELS in food preparation room or area. WAITER STATION Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Hand sink missing SIGN waiters station area.
  • Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. walkin freezer . Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. handicap restroom.
  • Critical - Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. when putting on gloves. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Self-service buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination.. Repeat Violation on 2/20/2012 This violation must be corrected by : 8/20/2012.
  • Critical - Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. Corrected On Site.
6/20/2012Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Handicap bathroom.
  • Critical - Observed interior of microwave soiled.
  • Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. oven exterior.
  • Critical - Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. Operation has no sneeze guards on ste .Discussed with PIC at last inspection. *THIS VIOLATIONS WILL BE CORRECTED BY 4/20/2012
2/20/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Ceiling tile missing. over cookline
  • Critical - Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. over waiters station,side room.
  • Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. walkin freezer
  • Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair, walkin freezer door handle.
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. grill top broiler
  • Critical - Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. at dishmachine
8/3/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed in a durable manner. no handle on utensil for bulk storage
  • Critical - Hand sink missing soap in food preparation room or area.
  • Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. back banquet room
  • Observed mold like substance and dusty blower fans in walkin cooler.
2/1/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. cold sliced beef covered with hot gravy, out of temperature . discussed with PIC and provided w/ temperature tips. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Food not stored in a clean/dry location that is not exposed to splash/dust. freezer unit dripping on french fries.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. standing water in reachin coolers cookline.
  • Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. inside oven
  • Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. drop pans at grill
  • Critical. Hand sink missing soap in food preparation room or area. by ice machine Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Hand sink missing soap in food preparation room or area. cookline side
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. used as dumpsink by water heater.
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. as dumpsink by coffee station. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed bathroom facility not clean. employee bathroom . Repeat Violation.
  • Observed floor and wall junctures not coved. dishmachine area broken tiles
  • Ceiling tile missing. above cookline
8/26/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. chicken over rice, walkin cooler.
  • Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. breadcrumbs Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. cook handling fruit, put on gloves and washed fruit. Corrected On Site.
  • Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. shelve with peeling paint in banquet storeroom .
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. cookline
  • Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. grill on cookline .
  • Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. water pitchers under shelves wit peeling paint.
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. used as dumpsink at coffee station.
  • Critical. Observed bathroom facility not clean. employee restroom
  • Floors not maintained smooth and durable. cracked tiles at end of cookline .
  • Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water. under cooler on cookline .
  • Observed wall in disrepair. tiles under sink in employee restroom. Repeat Violation.
  • Observed clean linens stained with food residue ,stored with clean. Corrected On Site.
6/10/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
3/11/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.gravy,cooked beef and rice.
  • Critical. Cooked meats or poultry not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. chicken at 108 degrees in hot box, moved to oven. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. raw fish over RTE vegies.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. raw beef over cooked beef in walkin cooler.
  • In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location.ice scoop Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed employee handling soiled equipment or utensils then engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. no glove change when toching oven door, then RTE cake. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed employee drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area. Corrected On Site.
  • Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only.
  • Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored. dressing and bistro bowls on top shelve Corrected On Site.
  • Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. wet stacking
  • Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. storeroom Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Water pressure lacking at fixtures that require the use of water.at handwashing sink back of kitchen
  • Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. loading dock
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.used as dumpsink at coffee machine
  • Observed floor and wall junctures not coved. under freezer door.
  • Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water. under dishmachine
  • Observed wall in disrepair. tiles of wall at bathroom.
3/11/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Original container: properly labeled, date marking
  • Critical. Thermometers provided and conspicuously placed
  • Critical. Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
  • Critical. Thermometers, gauges, test kits provided
  • Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored
  • Critical. Cross-connection, back siphonage, backflow
  • Critical. Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with handsoap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles
  • Premises maintained, free of litter, unnecessary articles. Cleaning and maintenance equipment properly stored. Kitchen restricted to authorized personnel
  • Premises maintained, free of litter, unnecessary articles. Cleaning and maintenance equipment properly stored. Kitchen restricted to authorized personnel
  • Critical. Current license properly displayed
1/7/2010Routine - FoodWarning Issued
No report available. 7/3/2008Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action

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