Jacaranda Restaurant, 19 E Main St, Avon Park, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: JACARANDA RESTAURANT
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 19 E Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825-3942
License #: 3800028
Total inspections: 17
Last inspection: 2/5/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Clean equipment/dishware/utensils stored next to handwash/food preparation sink exposed to splash. ( clean dishes on rack stored in splash zone of hand sink) **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers.( walk in freezer)
  • Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit.(reach in cooler missing ambient thermometer at cook line) **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.( walk in cooler shelving)
  • Basic - Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength.( tested dish machine at 0 ppm, manager changed sanitize solution and retested at 100 ppm) **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with clean or in-use utensils.( chemical stored on shelf with silverware containers in kitchen)
2/5/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Clean equipment/dishware/utensils stored next to handwash/food preparation sink exposed to splash. ( clean dish rack)
  • 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.( walk in freezer)
  • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical improperly stored. ( spray bottle of glass cleaner and disinfectant cleaner stored on shelf with cloth table covers)
  • Intermediate - Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of water.( cook line)
9/10/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface.( outside of microwave in kitchen)
  • Basic - Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.( cook in kitchen)
  • Basic - Ice scoop stored with handle in contact with ice in ice bin. ( soda fountain in dining room)
  • Basic - Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. ( kitchen)
  • Basic - Interior of refrigerator in disrepair/has exposed insulation. ( 6 door reach in cooler in kitchen, floor of reach in cooler missing pieces)
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food.( raw shell eggs on shelf above container of bread)
  • Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. ( on chemical rack)
6/10/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food.( plastic souffle cup in bulk seasoning on shelf under prep table in kitchen)
  • Basic - Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. (In dry storage area)
  • Basic - Clean equipment/dishware/utensils stored next to handwash/food preparation sink exposed to splash. ( kitchen)
  • Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.( cook line)
  • High Priority - Container of medicine improperly stored.( by cook line) **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical improperly stored.( bottle of hand sanitizer on shelf with table cloths and above creamers)
  • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with single-service items.( 3 cases of chafing fuel in dry storage room)
  • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored in food preparation area with potential to cause cross contamination. ( fryer cleaner on top of microwave in kitchen) **Corrected On-Site**
1/31/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. [ in dry storage over 2 single door freezers ]
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. [both handsinks in kitchen ]
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. [ open beverage container on prep table in kitchen ] Corrected On Site.
  • Observed clean utensils/equipment stored in dirty drawers, racks, vestibules or toilet rooms, or between equipment/walls. [ clean utensils stored in stainless pans with dirt/dust buildup in bottom ]
  • Critical - Observed cloth used as a food-contact surface. [ glass bottles stored inverted on cloth at drink station ]
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice.
  • Critical - Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food.[ 2 ounce souffle cup used as scoop in bulk seasoning in kitchen ] Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed toxic item improperly stored. [ 2 spray cans of insecticide stored on shelf between dinner napkins and straws in back hallway ] Corrected On Site.
8/22/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Observed clean utensils/equipment stored in dirty drawers, racks, vestibules or toilet rooms, or between equipment/walls. Observed clean utensils stored in pans with food like debris in the bottom.
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor. Observed case of frozen soup stored on floor in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair . Observed pipe leaking in walk in freezer leaking on case of okra.
  • Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair Observed inside lid of ice machine cracked.
5/22/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored. garbage can located beside clean pan storage. observed food debris splashed on clean pans on storage rack.
  • Critical - Displayed food not properly protected from contamination.observed desert trays of cakes and strawberties and whipped topping.at buffet not covered, no sneeze gaurd
  • Critical - Observed buildup of soiled material on mixer head.
  • Critical - Observed dented/rusted cans.observed 2 6lb cans ketchup ,1 yam,1 green beans, 1 zuchinni andtomatoes ,1 baked apples, at can rack at dry storage.
  • Critical - Observed food residue in knife storage containers under counter at mixer station.
  • Critical - Observed handwash aids at a non-handwash sink. observed soap dispenser and hand towel dispenser at 3 bay sink.
  • Critical - Observed less than 1 handwash sink or number required by law for employees. no convenient hand wash sink at dish machine and 3 bay sink.
  • Observed old food stuck to clean dishware/utensils.knives in knife storage under counter at mixer station.
  • Salad bar/buffet plates/bowls not properly protected or inverted to prevent contamination.observed dessert bowls and plates and buffet/salad plates not invented and not under sneeze guard on buffet.
  • Critical - Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination.observed pies located on buffet, sneeze guard not effective. observed pies located on table in a way that the sneeze guard does not cover.
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. spray bottle clear liquid chef states it is water, found in kitchen.
11/9/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
6/1/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. co2 tanks not secured
  • Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. pans stored wet nested
3/2/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. gaskets on reach in cooler has old food debris
  • Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. outside of micro wave soiled
  • Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. easily movable with alcohol swab debris on wall by dish machine
11/30/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. broken glass in sneeze guard sharp edges
  • Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair broken glass in sneeze gaurd
9/13/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food not consumed/sold within 7 days after opening/preparation. Food may not be served. Corrected On Site. discarded
  • Ventilation inadequate as evidenced by smoke in kitchen area. For reporting purposes only. kitchen has smoke filled from hamburg
3/9/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food not consumed/sold within 7 days after opening/preparation. Food may not be served.tarter sause 12/14 tomato stock 12/14 pineapples sliced in syrup 12/13 Corrected On Site. discarded
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. stuffed pepper in walk not dated
  • Critical. Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands and the establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. slicing vegetable with bare hands Corrected On Site.added gloves
  • Critical. Certified Food Manager unable to answer basic Food Code questions. did not know how long food is ok for cold holding
12/28/2009Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. cooked wrapped items in walk in not labled
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. items marked 7/29 from freezer pull no aditional date
  • Critical. Food not stored in a clean/dry location that is not exposed to splash/dust. pans stored on water soaked towel in ne reach in cooler
  • Observed equipment in poor repair. leak in bottom of line reach in cooler water soaked towel
  • Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
9/4/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 3/10/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 12/22/2008Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 8/18/2008Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action

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