El Acajutla Restaurant, 3216 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: EL ACAJUTLA RESTAURANT
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 3216 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901
License #: 4602972
Total inspections: 19
Last inspection: 10/10/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • No Violations Were Observed
10/10/2014Complaint FullCall Back - Complied
  • High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 10 to 15 live roaches located on the wall above the prep table in kitchen. Observed two live roaches in the kitchen during follow up inspection. One roach was observed crawling on the back wall above the 3 compartment sink and the second roach was seen crawling on the rear kitchen hand washing sink.
10/08/2014Complaint FullEmergency Order Callback Not Complied
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
10/07/2014Complaint FullEmergency order recommended
  • Basic - Food stored in holding unit not covered. Observed food in the reach in cooler next to the steam table is not covered.
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Observed lights in the kitchen not shielded.
  • Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Observed the rear hand washing was with out a sign, operator added a sign. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked.
07/21/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. Obserbed a buildup of food debris isn't the rear kitchen nextbtomthe reach in cooler.
  • Basic - Buildup of food debris/soil residue on equipment door handles. Observed a build up of food debris on the handle of the reach-in Freezer next to the steam table.
  • Basic - Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom. Observed in the woman's bathroom ther is no covered trash receptacle.
  • Basic - Employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area. Observed an employee eating in kitchen area.
  • Basic - Grease accumulated under cooking equipment. Observed a build up of grease under the fry station.
  • Basic - In-use tongs stored on oven door handle.
  • Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. The woman's bathroom is missing hand washing sign.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Observed beans at 126°F, operator turned up the heat. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Observed in the reach in next to steam table, raw chicken and beef over ready to eat vegetables and potatoes. Operator moved.
  • Intermediate - Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Observed container in sink.
  • Intermediate - No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products.
2/4/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom.
  • Basic - In-use tongs stored on oven door handle. Operator moved tongs. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Observed raw chicken and raw beef over ready to eat potatoes. Operator moved. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - No quaternary ammonium chemical test kit provided when using quaternary ammonium chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
12/16/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Interior of oven has heavy accumulation of black substance/grease/food debris.
  • Basic - Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Under HWS by buffet. Bowl set to collect water.
  • Basic - Shelf under preparation table soiled with food debris.
  • Basic - Uncovered food stored near sink exposed to splash. Large bowl of peeled onions, cabbage and carrots on food storage container left of HWS. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice and peas 67?F, beef patties 45?F, cabbage mix 48?F, rice 55?F; voluntarily discarded. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 47 degrees Fahrenheit but less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit more than six hours. Rice and peas 67?F; beef patties 45?F, cabbage mix 48?F, rice 55?F; voluntarily discarded. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Warewashing sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. Over 200ppm chlorine.
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Fryer sides, by splash guard etc.
  • Intermediate - Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Beef patties in WIC.
  • Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade.
  • Intermediate - Manager lacking proof of food manager certification. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
  • Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink. Kitchen. **Corrected On-Site**
  • 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. **Warning**
  • 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 and peas, etc. in WIC.
  • Intermediate - Required employee training expired for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Chef.
  • Intermediate - Soil residue in food storage containers. Rice, beans and jerk seasoning containers.
  • Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Sanitizer. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Walk-in cooler not maintaining potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food at proper temperatures. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is capable of maintaining foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. Ambient 43?F and food in it that have been there over 24hrs temp even higher. Chef adjusted temperature but need time to see if it works. **Warning**
4/3/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Hotel and Restaurant license not properly displayed.
  • Critical - Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.
  • Critical - No Certified Food Manager for establishment.
  • Critical - Observed employee drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area.
  • Critical - Observed expired Food Manager Certification.mario dominguez
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.cookline
8/1/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory.KITCHEN
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.AT Hand wash sink,KITCHEN
3/27/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit.Reach in cooler.kiTCHEN
  • Critical - Observed interior of microwave soiled.kiTCHEN
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage.Grocery BAG in reach in cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed reach -in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.Back area.
11/4/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit.Reach in cooler
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice.Ice machine. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed improper vertical separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods.Sausage next to milk,reach in cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed interior of microwave soiled.with food debris,kitchen. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.Beans in reach in cooler
7/20/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers.kitchen over,cookline.
  • Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit.Reachin cooler,kitchen
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.Strainer with cheese in hws,kitchen. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area.Tomatoe sauce in reachin cooler. Corrected On Site.
3/22/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed packaged food not labeled as specified by law. Pork in reachin cooler
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.Flour bin in kitchen
  • Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area.Beans in reachin cooler.
  • Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect.Observed cook touching cornmeal with bare hands. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Grocery bags in reachin cooler.
10/26/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage.Grocery bag in reachin freezer.kitchen .
  • Critical. Observed interior of microwave soiled.kitchen
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Cup washed inside hws. kitchen entrance. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed toxic item stored in food preparation area. Fish tank chemical stored on kitchen shelf. Corrected On Site.
7/15/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Pork in reachin cooler
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice.ice mackhine.kitchen Corrected On Site.
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage.Grocery bag in reachin cooler.
  • Critical. Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom. Corrected On Site.
  • Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable.Soiled with dust.kItchen
4/8/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.Plantines in reachin cooler.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat.Rice pan in line,kItchen Corrected On Site.
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage.Grocery bag in reachin cooler,back area.
  • Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.kItchen
1/29/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature.chicken at kitchen counter. 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 mixing flour with bare hands. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink
  • Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.kitchen
10/26/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 4/6/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 10/17/2008Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action

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