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



Business Info

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 - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Accumulation of food debris on the floor and walls at cookline.
  • Basic - Employee not following establishment's approved Alternative Operating Procedure for bare hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Employee touched drink ice without washing and sanitizing hands. Employee re educated on proper hand washing procedures. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Storing potatoes in hand wash sink. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink next to ice machine.
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 - Employee not following establishment's approved Alternative Operating Procedure for bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food. Employee washed hands and failed to use hand sanitizer . Repeat Violation.
  • Critical - Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory by icemachine .
  • Observed grease like substance accumulated on kitchen floor under equipment . Repeat Violation.
  • 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 .
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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