Big Al's City Grill, 13731 S Tamiami Trail, Ft Myers, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: BIG AL'S CITY GRILL
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 13731 S Tamiami Trail, Ft Myers, FL 33912
License #: 4605473
Total inspections: 5
Last inspection: 09/15/2010

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Inspection findings

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  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in an improper manner. using running hot water to thaw ribs Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. between handling and dirty dishes Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Hot water sanitizing dishmachine final rinse not reaching proper temperature at manifold. operator had machine checked and a part is on order. Operator states that the reset button is pushed before each load. Need to manually wash, rinse, sanitize in 3 compartment sink until machine dishmachine is repaired.
  • Critical. Thermotape failed to turn black to indicate that the sanitization temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit was achieved on the dish surface.
  • Critical. Food-contact surfaces not cleaned after being contaminated. employee used wiping cloth towel with sanitizer to wipe off knife in cookline, sainiter residue was still on knife. Need to properly wash, rinse, sanitize, air dry utensils before using for food preparation.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of black-like slime in the interior of ice machine. Repeat Violation.
  • Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment. knife between small reach-in freezer and small reach-in cooler, cookline Corrected On Site.
  • Plumbing system in disrepair. 4 compartment sink faucets don't work, no running water comes out.
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. west end of bar
  • Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. west end of bar
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. 1 set of lights in cookline and 1 set of lights in storage room have no shield or sleeve covers.
09/15/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
2/25/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 75 F herb oil blend with garlic sitting out at room temperature and employees don't know how long this has been at room temperature Corrected On Site. product discarded.
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 57 F diced ham, 49 F gyro meat, 47 F diced chicken - PHFs in cooler were put in unit this morning. in right side reachin cooler of cookline across from flat grill Please keep PHFs iced or don't use unit until cooler is fixed.
  • Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. 66 F ambient temperature of right side reachin cooler in cookline across from flat grill
  • Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. in small reachin cooler underneath sweet tea dispenser
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. using cup with no handle to dispense ice at bar
  • Observed in-use utensil used with moist food not stored in running water of sufficient velocity. ice cream scoop with food residue in dipperwell that isn't running, left of cookline
  • Critical. Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. between glove changes
  • Critical. Observed employee wash hands with no hot water. one of waitstaff used cold water only.
  • Critical. Observed employee drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area. in cookline Corrected On Site.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. salad prep area in cookline Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. cookline
  • Critical. Observed encrusted, soiled material on slicer. encrusted food debris Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime on soda gun dispensing nozzle. bar area
  • Clean utensils not stored inverted or in a protected manner. spoons with lip-contact surface facing up, by coffee maker
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. left of walkin cooler Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. 11 on duty in food preparation without certified manager.
2/24/2010Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. white bin in back prep area
  • Critical. No thermometer provided to measure temperature of food product.
  • Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. by rib prep area Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/wiping cloths.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime-like substance in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted, soiled material on slicer.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime-like substance on soda gun dispensing nozzle. bar area
  • Clean utensils not stored inverted or in a protected manner. spoons with lip-contact surface up, by coffee station Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. by walkin cooler Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. by back door Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. by back door
  • Observed grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.
  • Critical. Observed flammable material stored around gas water heater. For reporting purposes only. paint cans Corrected On Site.
  • Carbon dioxide tanks not adequately secured. storage room
1/11/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. pizza reachin cooler in cookline
  • Critical. Hot water sanitizing dishmachine final rinse not reaching proper temperature at manifold. kitchen dishmachine - problem with booster Corrected On Site - later in inspection
  • Critical. Thermotape failed to turn black to indicate that the sanitization temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit was achieved on the dish surface. Corrected On Site. later in inspection
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. cookline
  • Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. All public food service establishments must provide the division with proof of employee training upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment.
9/17/2009Food-Licensing InspectionInspection Completed - No Further Action

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