El Novillo Restaurant, 6830 Sw 40 St, Miami, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: EL NOVILLO RESTAURANT
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 6830 Sw 40 St, Miami, FL 33155-3708
License #: 2320536
Total inspections: 17
Last inspection: 08/29/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Food not stored at least 6 inches off of the floor.
  • Basic - Light shield for lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing end caps.
  • Basic - Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry.
  • Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink does not have enough water pressure to properly wash hands.
  • Intermediate - Paper towel dispenser at handwash sink not working/unable to dispense paper towels.
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked.
08/29/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer.
  • Basic - Clams/mussels/oysters removed from original container for long-term storage.
  • Basic - Hood soiled with accumulated grease.
  • Basic - Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - In-use ice scoop stored on soiled surface between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - In-use tongs stored on oven door handle. Bread warmer
  • Basic - In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board.
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers.
  • Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in cold holding unit.
  • Basic - Open dumpster lid.
  • Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • 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. Milk 46 F
  • High Priority - Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in cooler.
  • High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at mop sink faucet.
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice 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. **Corrected On-Site**
4/25/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Baking/pizza pans have accumulation of black debris.
  • Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in dry storage area.bags of red beans stored on floor
  • Basic - Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom. Employee bathroom
  • Basic - Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. Purse hanging next to clean pans at warewashing area
  • Basic - Equipment in poor repair. Walk in cooler. At time of inspection, walk in cooler was been serviced by a repair company.
  • Basic - Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Grout missing in some areas of walk in cooler
  • Basic - In-use tongs stored on garbage container. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Basic - In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board.
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Some areas
  • Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit.
  • Basic - Open dumpster lid.
  • Basic - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water. Raw chicken **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
  • Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
  • Basic - Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm **Corrected On-Site**
  • 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 ppm, DM, chlorine, 50 ppm **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.Cooked potatoes 53 f, cooked rice and beans 56 f,
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooked/heated yesterday/on a previous day not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within a total of 6 hours. Food has been cooling overnight. 5 gallon Beef broth 69 f
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef over rte parsley **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored in food preparation area with potential to cause cross contamination. Can of Sheila shine next to slicer **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
  • Intermediate - Clam/mussel/oyster tags not marked with last date served.oyster
  • Intermediate - Clams/mussels/oysters tag removed from original container prior to container being emptied. Oysters
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink missing in food preparation room or area. At bread station, and water station.
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Coffee station
12/11/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in kitchen.
  • Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer.
  • Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
  • Basic - Ice scoop stored with handle in contact with ice in ice machine.
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers.
  • Basic - Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food.
  • Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
  • Basic - Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry.
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over cooked food. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
  • Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade.
  • Intermediate - Slicer blade soiled with old food debris.
5/14/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Violation: 02-22-1 Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.
  • Violation: 05-05-1 Ambient air thermometer in holding unit not accurate within /- 3 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Violation: 05-10-1 Probe-type thermometer not used to ensure proper food temperatures.
  • Violation: 10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Violation: 14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. reach in cooler.
  • Violation: 21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Violation: 22-17-1 Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Violation: 22-20-1 Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Violation: 22-27-1 Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. prep tables.
  • Violation: 27-16-1 Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink.
  • Violation: 32-04-1 Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors.
  • Violation: 32-15-1 No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.
  • Violation: 36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable. kitchen
  • Violation: 36-13-1 Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
  • Violation: 36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor.
  • Violation: 38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers.
  • Violation: 41B-03-1 Observed unlabeled spray bottle.
  • Violation: 53A-11-1 Certified Food Manager unable to answer basic Food Code questions.
4/4/2013Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime on soda dispensing nozzles.
11/19/2012Routine - FoodCall Back - Admin. complaint recommended
  • Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. most coolers
  • Observed clean utensils/equipment stored in dirty drawers, racks, vestibules or toilet rooms, or between equipment/walls. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed cleaned wiping cloth that has food debris/soil.
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
  • Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. cooking area food debris
  • Critical - Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. stove top
  • Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
  • Observed hole in ceiling. kitchen
  • Observed hole in wall. kitchen area
  • Critical - Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. all coolers
  • Critical - Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation.
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. all kitchen sheling food debris
  • Critical - Observed soil residue in storage containers.
  • Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. kitchen cooler
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
11/16/2012Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical - Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory.[bar area]
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers.[above dishwash area]
  • Critical - No thermometer provided to measure temperature of food product.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime on soda dispensing nozzles.[bar area]
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor.[walkin cooler]
  • Critical - Observed incorrect chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.[wrong test strips - ammonia based test strips used for chlorine sanitizer]
  • Critical - Observed interior of microwave soiled.[Amana brand @ cookline]
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
  • Critical - Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets[kitchen].
5/15/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
  • Critical - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical - Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food.
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods.
  • Critical - Observed improper vertical separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods.
  • Critical - Observed obstructed exits, stairs, hallways or egress. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical - Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food.
  • Critical - Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Critical - Observed soiled reach-in cooler shelves.
  • Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
12/19/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
  • Critical - Electrical outlet missing cover plate. For reporting purposes only. walk in cooler
  • Critical - Food thermometer not accurate within +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions.
  • Critical - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. at bar
  • Critical - Lack of use of chemical test kit when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. at bar area
  • Missing drain plug at dumpster.
  • Critical - Observed accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment.
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. bulk container
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime on soda dispensing nozzles. bar area
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor. inside walk in cooler and in back of storage
  • Critical - Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. beef and bread
  • Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture.
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrected On Site.moved to another ccooler.
  • Critical - Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Critical - Observed toxic item improperly stored. not covered
  • Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area.
  • Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area.
  • Wet mop not hung to dry.
6/6/2011Routine - 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.[sauces]
  • Critical. Thermometers not calibrated according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Critical. No thermometer provided to measure temperature of food product.
  • Critical. Observed food stored in a prohibited area.[no food container stacking while in cold storage]
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food.[ribs over tomatoes]
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor.[wal;in cooler]
  • Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area.
  • Critical. Lack of use of chemical test kit when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler shelves.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
  • Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up.
  • Observed inside/outside of dumpster not clean.
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
12/7/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Required consumer advisory for raw/undercooked animal food not provided. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.
  • Critical. Shell eggs held in a unit maintaining an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food.
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor.Bread bags
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical. Observed hand wash sink used for purpose other than washing hands.Bar area
  • Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
  • Critical. No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Critical. Observed soil residue in storage containers.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted, soiled material on slicer.
  • Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits.Shelving over steam table
  • Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits.Dry food storage shelving
  • Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits.Dishwashing racks
  • Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.Meat coolers
  • Observed water draining onto floor surface.Ice machine
  • Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb.Mopsink
  • Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water.
  • Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge. For reporting purposes only.
4/16/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Failure to maintain freezing records on nonexempt fish for 90 days.
  • Critical. Thermometers not calibrated according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength.
  • Critical. Observed soil residue in storage containers.
  • Critical. Observed interior of microwave soiled.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted, soiled material on slicer.
  • Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
  • Observed clean equipment stored on floor.Ice bucket
  • Plumbing system in disrepair.Handsink
  • Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
  • Critical. Observed container of medicine improperly stored.
9/28/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 6/30/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 3/23/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 11/21/2008Complaint FullInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 10/22/2008Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action

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