Joe's Cafe, 43 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: JOE'S CAFE
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 43 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
License #: 4604172
Total inspections: 18
Last inspection: 08/25/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface of fryers and equipment near fryers.
  • Basic - Ice scoop handle in contact with ice. **Corrected On-Site**
08/25/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Food debris accumulated on kitchen floor under equipment.
  • Basic - Ice scoop stored with handle in contact with ice in ice bin. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. See stop sale. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Handsink blocked by bowl of potatoes. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Handsink used to hold bowl of potatoes. **Corrected On-Site**
2/21/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **Warning**
  • Basic - Equipment in poor repair walkin cooler. **Warning**
  • Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris. **Warning**
  • Basic - Food debris accumulated on kitchen floor.
  • Basic - In-use tongs stored on equipment door handle between uses. **Warning**
  • Basic - Waste line missing at soda gun holster bar. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Cooked chicken not reaching a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • High Priority - Food stored in ice used for drinks bar area. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. **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. See stop sale. Beef walk in.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food reheated for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 seconds within 2 hours. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above cooks line. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food eggs over cheese walkin. **Warning**
  • 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. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink bar **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled cook line **Warning**
8/2/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Grease/ debris accumulated under cooking equipment.
  • High Priority - Employee cracked raw shell eggs and then handled ready-to-eat food and/or clean equipment or utensils without washing hands. AOP in place however employee cracked raw eggs and then handled bread without washing hands. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food. Time/ temperature control used for eggs, no written plan, but eggs are time marked, one flat used at a time.
3/25/2013Complaint FullInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Employee not following establishment's approved Alternative Operating Procedure for bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Employee washed hand but failed to use hand sanitizer after drying had ten handling bread. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink by ice machine. **Corrected On-Site**
1/3/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Employee not following establishment's approved Alternative Operating Procedure for bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Employee washed hands, but failed to use hand sanitizer. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Hands sink used to hold container of steaks. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature. Corrected On Site.
9/12/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No copy of latest inspection report.
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Handsink used to hold bowl of potatoes . Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Shell eggs held in a unit maintaining an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Shell eggs at room temperature , time as public health control in place but not on eggs st time of inspection . Corrected On Site.
6/19/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor. Bag of onions on floor in walkincooler . Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Shell eggs held in a unit maintaining an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Shell eggs at 71F in kitchen , time as public health control in place but no time on eggs during inspection . Corrected On Site.
2/22/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Employee not following establishment's approved Alternative Operating Procedure for bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Employee washed hands died them on cloth towel and failed to use hands sanitizer before touching bread. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Potatoes in handsink by icemachine . Corrected On Site.
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. In ice bin by steam table . 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. Employee scooped a customers ice with cup. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw pork over biscuits in walkincooler . Corrected On Site.
10/6/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. This violation must be corrected by : 07/08/2012.
  • Critical - Observed interior of microwave soiled.kitCHEN
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.Soup in reach in cooler
7/13/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Employee not following establishment's approved Alternative Operating Procedure for bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Employee washed hands without using the hand sanitizer then cut readt to eat potatoes .
  • Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. On side of fryers. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. Employee cracked raW shell eggs then touched bread without washing hands and using hand sanitizer .
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor. Carrots and potatoes on floor in walkincooler .
  • Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor. Greaselike substance buildup beneath fryers and reachincooler by fryers . Also under steam table .
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Sausage 47F, tomatoes 48F in reachincooler by fryers . Ambient temperature is 40F. Cooler turned down, food dropped several degrees during inspection . Corrective action taken.
4/29/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. In womens restroom .
  • Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. On side of fryer and heavily grease is deposited on floor under reachincooler beside fryer and under grittle.
  • Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Corned beef unwrapped and uncovered in reachincooler next to fryers . Corrected On Site. Item used during inspection .
  • Critical - Shell eggs held in a unit maintaining an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Two flats of eggs held at room temperature during inspection . Internal egg temperature was 66F.
1/25/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods. Raw chicken overflowing from bin in reachincooler next to ham.
  • Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. On sandwich topping cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed interior of microwave soiled.
  • Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Handsink by ice machine missing soap.
9/14/2010Routine - 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. No datemarking on premesis
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Onions in walkincooler .
  • 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. Observed employee touch dirty then clean dishes without washing hands .
7/28/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Observed cook touch pickles and onions and place them on RTE sandwich. Corrected On Site.
  • In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Ice scoop stored in bin on top of creamers.
  • Critical. Establishment using a sanitizer solution that does not meet the requirements specified in 21 CFR 178.1010. observed Sanitizer bucket in kitchen with 0 ppm of sanitizer present .
  • Critical. Observed encrusted, soiled material on slicer. observed In back kitchen, slicer has crusty buildup.
  • Observed personal care item[cigarettes and lighter] stored by clean dishes.
  • Critical. Observed toxic item improperly stored. Observed swiffer mop cleaner next to pancake mix on dry storage shelf over reachin freezer.
5/4/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed improper vertical separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. rte cheese slices stored directly on top of raw shell eggs Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. raw chicken above raw pork reach-in freezer
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. raw sausages nested in rte salad reach-in cooler Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Employee not following establishment's approved Alternative Operating Procedure for bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Corrected On Site.
  • 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. handled money then returned to rte food aop in place failed to wash and sanitize hands Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed interior of microwave soiled.
11/6/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 6/15/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 2/4/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action

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