Blanca's Cafe', 5174 Nw 26 St, Ocala, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: BLANCA'S CAFE'
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 5174 Nw 26 St, Ocala, FL 34482
License #: 5202374
Total inspections: 17
Last inspection: 10/28/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Bathroom door not self-closing. Customer restrooms. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Dishmachine not washing/rinsing properly. Must wash, rinse and sanitize all dishware, equipment and utensils in three-compartment sink until dishmachine is functioning properly. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. On ceiling dried material.
  • Basic - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. Raw chicken in three compartment sink without water. Turned on water. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Hand wash sink by oven. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. At expo.
  • High Priority - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. 0 parts per million.
  • High Priority - Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Cooked pasta going to be stored in cooler for later use. **Repeat Violation**
  • High Priority - Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. Handled raw chicken then used bottle of lemon juice on chicken.
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. On diffuser. **Repeat Violation**
  • Intermediate - Cold water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Near dish machine shutoff.
  • Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade. Washed. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Establishment advertised grouper on the menu/menu board but served another type of fish. Striped Pangasius Fillet identified by cook as fish being used for grouper special. Must notify customers do not have grouper only Panga. Grouper belongs to family Epinephelus **Admin Complaint**
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. By oven table for pizza pans blocking knee levers.
  • Intermediate - Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Server been here 6 months but no certificate.
10/28/2014Routine - FoodAdministrative complaint recommended
  • Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense rice.
  • Basic - Dishmachine not washing/rinsing SANITIZING properly. Must wash, rinse and sanitize all dishware, equipment and utensils in three-compartment sink until dishmachine is functioning properly. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Dusty/greasy A/C return vent cover near ice machine in 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. ON PREP TABLE. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Employee restroom door not self-closing.
  • Basic - Gaskets/seals on reachin and prep cooler in poor repair.
  • Basic - Ice, and lemons in drink area stored in containers not covered. Dressing and food on steamtable not covered.
  • Basic - In-use tongs stored on equipment door handle between uses.
  • Basic - Soil residue build-up on top of ice machine, and in handsink near oven.
  • Basic - Water draining onto floor surface from handsink near oven.
  • High Priority - Creamer cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 1/2and1/2 creamer on ice. DESTROYED.
  • High Priority - Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. NOODLES/WAITRESS. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb outside back door.
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
4/3/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Employee open beverage container on a food preparation table. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Employee restroom door not self-closing.
  • High Priority - Sanitize towel bucket improperly stored on floor. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade.
  • Intermediate - Sanitize towel bucket not labeled. **Corrected On-Site**
10/9/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Bag/container of unrecognizable prepared food not identified by common name. Cheese in reach in cooler with alcohol by cookline.
  • Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. Cook line.
  • Basic - Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken. Multiple items in clean dish area.
  • Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Bar and hand sink by employee bathroom in kitchen.
  • Basic - Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. Dishes in clean dish area.
  • Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Left reach in cooler on cook line.
  • Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Cook line reach in coolers.
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. At server station.
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer y not all products commercially packaged. Chicken over pasta in reach in freezer in dry storage.
  • High Priority - Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in freezer y not all products commercially packaged. Chicken over shrimp in reach in freezer in dry storage.
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Bar hand sink.
5/10/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Reach-In Cooler. PHF'S at 45 Degrees F. Ambient Air at 50 Degrees F.
  • Critical - Food thermometer not accurate within +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Observed open dumpster lid with flies around.
  • Observed outside shed completely cluttered.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter Pats, and Sour Cream at 45 Degrees F. in reach-in cooler.
  • Critical - Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Milk and Cheese in walk-in cooler, and Tuna and Chicken Salads in prep. cooler.
11/2/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Observed water settling on bottom shelf of prep cooler.
4/25/2012Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical - Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing door.
  • Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored. Spoons.
  • Critical - Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Pot of potentially hazardous soup at 46 degrees F. in walk-in cooler from 9:30 pm to 12:45 pm the next day.
  • Critical - Observed a black mold-like substance on back wall of ice bin in kitchen area.
  • Observed build-up of dust or dirt on fan guards in walk-in cooler.
  • Observed employee with no hair restraint.
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener. Repeat violation.
  • Critical - Observed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on-site and frozen not properly date marked. Corn beef.
  • Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Soup PHF in walk-in cooler. Repeat violation.
  • Critical - Observed unlabeled sanitize solution bucket. Repeat violation.
  • Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment. Knife. Corrected on site.
  • Critical - Observed water settling on bottom shelf of prep cooler. Repeat violation.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Turkey. Repeat violation.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. tuna and chicken salads.
4/23/2012Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical - Observed displayed food not properly protected from contamination. PRETZELS on bar counter. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Critical - Observed food employee touch bare body part (MOUTH) then engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. MILK. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed santize solution bucket stored on bread prep. table. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed unlabeled sanitize solution buckets. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed water settling on bottom shelf of prep. cooler.
11/15/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • In-use knives stored between cracks in equipment.
  • Observed build-up of grease on cooking equipment.
  • Critical - Observed cheese balls stored on floor. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food employee (cook, dishwasher, wait staff, etc.) washing hands in a sink other than an approved hand wash sink.
  • Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair.
  • Observed residue build-up on refrigerator, and freezer doors.
  • Critical - Observed unlabeled spray bottle in waitress area. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food not consumed/sold within 7 days after opening/preparation. Food may not be served. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibbson prep. sink.
4/8/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
8/19/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Chicken Wings. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. FLOUR.
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicken Wings held at 47 Degrees F in prep. cooler.
  • Critical. Observed BIB drink syrup stored on floor.
  • Critical. Observed croutons uncovered. Corrected On Site.
  • In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment. Tongs on bar of stove.
  • Critical. Observed employee enter kitchen from outside and engage in handling clean equipment or utensils, without washing hands.
  • Observed ALL employees with no hair restraint.
  • Critical. No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
  • Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Must Use Triple Sink Until Repair Is Made.
  • Critical. Observed soiled prep.cooler gaskets.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Observed build-up of a grease-like substance on top of dishmachine.
  • Observed build-up of a black mold-like substance in handsink near oven.
  • Observed residue build-up on shelves in walk-in cooler.
  • Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing sink near oven, and in employees restroom.
  • Critical. Observed toxic chemicals stored by yeast on shelf over handsink..
  • Critical. Observed unlabeled sanitize towel container.
8/17/2010Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. MILK. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. RIBS. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. SUGAR.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of a mold-like substance in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Observed reuse of single-service articles. Gallon Jugs.
  • Observed faucet at triple sink leaking continuously.
  • Critical. Handwash sink in dishmachine area not accessible for employee use at all times. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed bathroom doors left open other than during cleaning or maintenance. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed grease/food debris accumulated under and behind cooking equipment.
  • Critical. Observed unlabeled sanitize towel bucket.
3/24/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. CHEESE.
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. SUGAR.
  • Observed in-use tongs used for lemons stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Observed lids for plastic containers in poor condition.
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. (Croutons).
  • Observed dessert/ beer cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of a black slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Observed clean utensils/equipment/dishes stored in dirty tub.
  • Observed bowls stored on floor in outside shed.
  • Critical. Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors.
10/7/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 4/14/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 4/14/2009Routine - FoodAdmin. Complaint Callback Complied
No report available. 11/19/2008Routine - FoodCall Back - Admin. complaint recommended
No report available. 11/18/2008Routine - FoodAdministrative complaint recommended

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