El Balcon De Las Americas Ii, 1441 N Sr 7, Margate, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: EL BALCON DE LAS AMERICAS II
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 1441 N Sr 7, Margate, FL 33063-2844
License #: 1620230
Total inspections: 19
Last inspection: 11/12/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing next to ice machine.
  • Basic - Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Employee wallet and cellar phone on food prep table.
  • Basic - Food stored in service area not covered, sugar.
  • Basic - Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Missing in walk in cooler.
  • Basic - Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in cooler.
  • High Priority - Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded.
  • High Priority - Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Observed 2 cans of Raid roach spray at hand wash sink next to dish washing machine.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Pork found in prep station at 46°F, corrective action taken.
  • High Priority - Shell 1 egg in use or stored with cracks or broken shells. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Failure to maintain freezing records on nonexempt fish for 90 days.
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Sauce in walk in cooler.
11/12/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine.
  • Basic - Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. Throughout kitchen.
  • Basic - Drain cover(s) missing at drainage next to walk in cooler.
  • Basic - Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of reach-in cooler/refrigerator.
  • Basic - Food debris/dust/soil residue on dry storage shelves.
  • Basic - Ice bucket/shovel stored on floor between uses.
  • Basic - Ice buildup in reach-in freezer.
  • Basic - Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Lime scale build-up inside ice machine. Ice machine in service area.
  • Basic - Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
  • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored in food preparation area with potential to cause cross contamination. Glass cleaner.
  • Intermediate - Incorrect chemical test kit provided for measuring the concentration of the sanitizer solution used in the dishmachine/glasswasher/potwasher.
  • Intermediate - Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
  • Intermediate - No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Creole sauce in walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Glass cleaner found on front counter.
5/27/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Storing utensils **Warning**
4/14/2014Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Basic - Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine. **Warning**
  • Basic - Clean knives/utensils stored in crevices between equipment. **Warning**
  • Basic - Food stored on floor. Container of syrup in service area. **Warning**
  • Basic - Hood soiled with accumulated grease. **Warning**
  • Basic - Ice scoop stored with handle in contact with ice in ice bin. **Warning**
  • Basic - Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. **Warning**
  • Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in walk-in cooler. **Warning**
  • Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. True refrigerator in kitchen. **Warning**
  • Basic - Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. True refrigerator in kitchen **Warning**
  • Basic - Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Certain in walk in cooler. **Warning**
  • Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Beans and sauce. **Warning**
  • Basic - Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in freezer. **Warning**
  • Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. Throughout kitchen. **Warning**
  • Basic - Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Live flies in kitchen. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Live, small flying insects in food preparation area. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Sausage 46°on cook line, corrective action taken. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Pork on front counter held at 107°F. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. Eggs **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Storing utensils **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. True **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. Beans and sauce in walk in cooler. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Required employee training expired for all employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. This violation must be corrected by 3/15/14 **Warning**
1/15/2014Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface, curtain on walk in cooler .
  • Basic - Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom.
  • Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
  • Basic - Fifty (50) foot-candles of light not provided at a food working surface or where safety is a factor. In kitchen
  • Basic - Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair on cook line.
  • Basic - Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue in the enterior of oven.
  • Basic - Food stored in service area not covered. Sugar in service area
  • Basic - Ice scoop stored with handle in contact with ice in ice bin.
  • Basic - Server scooping/portioning food (other than ice and beverages) has ineffective hair restraint.
  • Basic - Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Food stored in ice used for drinks. See stop sale.
  • High Priority - Raw fish cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fish 44° in reach in cooler on cook line
  • High Priority - Shell eggs in use or stored with cracks or broken shells. See stop sale.
  • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Cleaning chemical in service area next to oranges and squeezer. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of encrusted food debris on/around mixer head.
  • Intermediate - Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of foodborne illnesses and symptoms of illness that would prevent an employee from working with food, clean equipment and utensils, and single-service items.
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.storing utensils **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. **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. Rice, plant food in walk in cooler.
9/11/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. TOP OF DISHMACHINE.
  • Basic - Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. DISH RACKS.
  • Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in freezer. DOUGH.
  • Basic - Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry.
  • High Priority - Cooked vegetables hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. PLANTAINS @ 111°.
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. FISH ABOVE KETCHUP.
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. ORANGE JUICER CHUTE.
  • Intermediate - No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
6/11/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
  • Critical - Cooked meats or poultry not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Sausage at 128?f in front counter hot holding- corrective action - increased thermostat
  • Drain cover(s) missing.
  • Critical - Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory.by cook line **Corrected On-Site**
  • In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location.several utensil in cook line
  • In-use utensil not stored on a clean location.Ice scoop on top of ice machine
  • Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit.
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.by cook line **Corrected On-Site**
  • Observed a nonfood-grade basting brush used in food.
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Several cutting boards
  • Critical - Observed dented/rusted cans.Beans stop sale issued
  • 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. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Critical - Observed employees using same utensil to handle raw and cooked product .using same cutting board for raw animal food and cutting vegetable **Corrected On-Site**
  • Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor and several areas in kitchen.
  • Critical - Observed food employee (cook, dishwasher, wait staff, etc.) washing hands in a sink other than an approved hand wash sink. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Critical - Observed food with mold-like growth. Corn fruit desert- stop sale issued
  • Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair.reach in freezer
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Observed improper storage of maintenance tools that interferes with cleaning.pressure washer by ice machine
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical - Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.reach in freezer
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage.Grocery bag
  • Critical - Observed screen in window torn/in poor repair.no screen by ice machine - wall vent
  • Critical - Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.reach in freezer gaskets
  • Critical - Observed toxic item stored by utensils.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Corn fruit desert in walk in cooler
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.Sugar and salt
12/18/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Violation: 03B-04-1 Cooked meats or poultry not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. PORK SKIN BY FRYERS. 71 degrees AT CALL BACK.
  • Critical - Violation: 53B-02-1 Observed employees provided in-house training not performing their work duties in a manner consistent with the Food Code requirements. PROPER HOTHOLDING OF POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FOODS. AT CALL BACK PORK SKINS HELD AT 71 degrees.
9/12/2012Routine - FoodCall Back - Admin. complaint recommended
  • Critical - Cooked meats or poultry not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. PORK. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Cooked meats or poultry not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. SAUSAGE. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. IN A 9" DEEP COVERED PLASTI TUB AT ROOM TEMPERATURE: 85 degrees, 30 MINUTES LATER 83 degrees. RICE and BEEF MIX (READY TO EAT). CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TAKEN.
  • Critical - Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. DISH RACKS.
  • 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. BEANS. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. READY TO EAT BEEF. CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TAKEN.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. BEEF.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. CORN.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. MEAT PASTRIES.
6/5/2012Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical - Cooked meats or poultry not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. PORK. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Cooked meats or poultry not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. SAUSAGE. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. IN A 9" DEEP COVERED PLASTI TUB AT ROOM TEMPERATURE: 85 degrees, 30 MINUTES LATER 83 degrees. RICE and BEEF MIX (READY TO EAT). CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TAKEN.
  • Critical - Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. DISH RACKS.
  • 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. BEANS. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. READY TO EAT BEEF. CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TAKEN.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. BEEF.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. CORN.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. MEAT PASTRIES.
12/22/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Cooked meats or poultry not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. 127 degrees, less than 4 HRS.; CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TAKEN
  • Critical - Cooked meats or poultry not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. PORK. STOP SALE ISSUED. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area. IN KITCHEN. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor. POTATOS. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
  • 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. BEANS. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed toxic item stored by food. RAID NEXT TO SWEET and LOW Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed toxic item stored by food. ROACH POISON NEXT TO FLOUR Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Portable fire extinguisher not properly mounted at least 4 inches off the floor and the top no higher than 5 feet off the floor. For reporting purposes only. ON FLOOR #1. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Portable fire extinguisher not properly mounted at least 4 inches off the floor and the top no higher than 5 feet off the floor. For reporting purposes only. ON FLOOR #2. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. PORK IN WALK IN COOLER.
  • Critical - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). READY TO EAT PORK. Corrected On Site.
3/21/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
12/3/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Violation: 53B-08-1 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. ALL EXPIRED. TRAINING MUST BE CONDUCTED AGAIN WITH CURRENT DOCUMENTATION. This violation must be corrected by : 11/21/10.
11/29/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Admin. complaint recommended
  • Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. RAW BEEF STORED NEXT & IN CONTACT WITH DOUGH IN WALK IN COOLER.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. RAW BEEF ABOVE FISH IN REACH IN COOLER.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. RAW BEEF ABOVE FISH IN WALK COOLER.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. RAW BEEF STORED ABOVE CORN IN WALK IN COOLER.
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor. PLANTAINS IN FREEZER. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor. ONIONS IN WALK IN COOLER.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. BOWEL USED TO SCOOP COOKED PORK. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
  • 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. BOWL USED TO SCOOP RICE. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed an uncovered electrical box. For reporting purposes only.
  • 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. ALL EXPIRED. TRAINING MUST BE CONDUCTED AGAIN WITH CURRENT DOCUMENTATION. This violation must be corrected by : 11/21/10.
9/21/2010Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. PORK SKIN. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Cooked vegetables not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. POTATOS FRONT COUNTER.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. MASHED POTATOS Corrected On Site.
  • 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 Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. ALL.
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. HANDLES ON HAND SINK FAUCETS. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. HANDLES ON ALL REFRIGERATORS. Corrected On Site.
11/3/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
7/9/2009Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). COOKED RICE. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. COOKED RICE. STOP SALE ISSUED. This violation must be corrected by : 7/7/09.
  • Critical. Cooked meats or poultry not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. PORK. Corrected On Site. This violation must be corrected by : 7/7/09.
  • Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. COVERED, 8 inches DEEP IN PLASTIC TUB. Corrected On Site. This violation must be corrected by : 7/7/09.
  • Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. WALK IN COOLER. This violation must be corrected by : 7/7/09.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. RAW BEEF ABOVE RTE SAUCES IN WALK IN COOLER.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. RAW BEEF ABOVE COOKED PORK IN REACH IN COOLER# 1.
  • Critical. Cold water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. COOK LINE.
7/6/2009Routine - FoodWarning Issued
No report available. 3/5/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 10/10/2008Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action

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