Las Americas Restaurant, 1336 S Military Trl, West Palm Beach, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: LAS AMERICAS RESTAURANT
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 1336 S Military Trl, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
License #: 6009897
Total inspections: 21
Last inspection: 08/07/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair, reach in cooler on cook line. **Warning**
  • Basic - Plumbing system in disrepair, 3 compartment sink. **Warning**
  • Basic - Single-service articles improperly stored, with tools. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Basic - Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination, spoons stored on top of reach in cooler, not covered. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Basic - Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface, reach in cooler handles. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit, tzatziki 54°, gyro 67°, cheese 54°, cooked chicken 67°, hummus 54°, tuna salad 51°, roasted peppers 54°. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in walk-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged, raw beef over FF. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • High Priority - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with clean or in-use utensils, comet stored over clean knives. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue, cook line. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Reach-in cooler not maintaining potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food at proper temperatures. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is capable of maintaining foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder, reach in cooler on cook line, ambient air temperature 52°. **Warning**
08/07/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
2/20/2014Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Basic - Accumulation of lime scale on the inside of the dishmachine. **Warning**
  • Basic - Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.ALL STAFF WITHOUT **Warning**
  • Basic - Garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster. **Warning**
  • Basic - Ice scoop stored on top of dirty ice machine between uses. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**
12/26/2013Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Basic - Packaged food labeled improperly or incompletely and does not comply with Federal Standards of Identity. Pia- bat atlas- self serving reach in cooler- **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
10/1/2013Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Basic - Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. **Warning**
  • Basic - Cleaned and sanitized equipment or utensils not properly stored. By water heater **Warning**
  • Basic - Food stored in a prohibited area. Milk by self serve reach in cooler **Warning**
  • Basic - Food stored in holding unit not covered.several food in long term reach in cooler **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Basic - Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. **Warning**
  • Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. **Warning**
  • Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees- server line- cook line and restrooms - **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Basic - Nonfood-grade bags used in direct contact with food. **Warning**
  • Basic - Packaged food labeled improperly or incompletely and does not comply with Federal Standards of Identity. Pia- bat atlas- self serving reach in cooler- **Warning**
  • Basic - Plumbing system in disrepair.hand washing sink by cook line **Warning**
  • Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. **Warning**
  • Basic - Screening is not 16-mesh to the inch. By vent above 3 compartment sink **Warning**
  • Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Oil **Warning**
  • High Priority - Cooked potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours.beef stew -- catfish stew- chicken - soup- cooling since previous day at 55 ° f- see stop sale **Warning**
  • High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • High Priority - Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • High Priority - Live flies in kitchen. **Warning**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.eggs at room temp- establishment not busy- corrective action back in reach in cooler **Warning**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Mashed plantain 125° f- corrective action - reheat for hot holding- **Warning**
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • High Priority - Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • High Priority - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse.cooling process- **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Lunch meat in long term reach in cooler **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Employee has not received adequate training related to their assigned duties as evidenced by the inability to answer basic food safety questions. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No metal stem-type thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products. For cold temperature **Warning**
  • Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Paper towel dispenser at handwash sink not working/unable to dispense paper towels. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Raw/undercooked animal food offered and establishment has no written consumer advisory. Raw animal foods must be fully cooked prior to service. **Corrected On-Site** **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. Several food in long term reach in cooler **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  • Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
8/1/2013Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. ON SHELVES DRY STORAGE AREA
  • Basic - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature.
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked.
5/29/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Food stored on floor. Side of reach cooler
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Light bulb out in kitchen hood filters
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Towels
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Kitchen HWS
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked.
2/28/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No copy of latest inspection report.
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. REACH IN COOLER
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. HWS
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. WHITES BUCKET
  • Critical - Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. ICESCOOP ON ICE
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Repeat Violation.
8/2/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.COFFEE CUP WITHOUT LID ON PREP TABLE Corrected On Site.
  • Observed personal care item stored with food. PERSONAL MEDICINE STORED WITH DRY STORAGE ITEMS
  • Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment. KNIVE
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. SEVERAL ITEMS IN REACH IN COOLER NOT DATE LABELED
4/24/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored.
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. BOWL INSIDE HWS Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed interior of microwave soiled. FRONT COUNTER MICROWAVE
  • Critical - Observed screen in door torn/in poor repair.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. SEVERAL ITEMS IN REACH IN COOLER
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.
10/31/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored.
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. BOWL INSIDE HWS Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed interior of microwave soiled. FRONT COUNTER MICROWAVE
  • Critical - Observed screen in door torn/in poor repair.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. SEVERAL ITEMS IN REACH IN COOLER
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.
7/6/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. KITCHEN HWS Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. COFFEE IN PREP TABLE
  • Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. SEVERAL ITEMS IN HWS
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. ICE BIN
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature. PORK IN THREE COMPARTMENT SINK
  • Observed single-service articles improperly stored. PLASTIC UNTENSILS FRONT COUNTER NOT INVERTED PROPERLY
  • Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. OPEN CAN IN FRONT REACH IN COOLER
  • Wet mop not hung to dry.
2/24/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature. TURKEYS IN TUBS
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor. BOX OF PLANTAINS AND BAGS OF ICE Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. SEVERAL ITEMS IN RIC
  • Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. BOTTLE OF WATER IN COOLER
  • Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times.
11/24/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening.SEVERAL ITEMS IN RIC NOT LABELED
  • Critical. Observed torn packages/bags of food exposing the contents to contamination. RICE BAG Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor. BOX OF PLANTAINS
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. FRONT COUNTER ICE BIN
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. TWO DOOR RIC KITCHEN
  • Critical. Observed screen in door torn/in poor repair.
  • Critical. Observed extension cord in use for non-temporary period. For reporting purposes only. WHITE EXTENSION CORD
5/11/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Violation: 22-17-1 Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. TWO DOOR RIC
2/17/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. COFFEE CUP NO LID Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. TWO DOOR RIC
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. HOTEL PAN Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Corrected On Site.
  • Wet mop not hung to dry. NEXT TO BATHROOM
  • Critical. Establishment operating without a current Hotel and Restaurant license. LICENSE EXPIRED ON 12/01/2009 This violation must be corrected by : 2/15/2009.
12/15/2009Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. ALL RIC COOLERS
  • Observed sponge used as a wiping cloth on a food-contact surface. GREEN & YELLOW SPONGE
  • Critical. Observed interior of microwave soiled.
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
  • Critical. Outer openings not protected and vermin and/or environmental cross-contamination present. SCREEN DOOR BRONKEN
7/17/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 3/28/2009Routine - FoodEmergency Order Callback Complied
No report available. 3/27/2009Routine - FoodEmergency order recommended
No report available. 1/21/2009Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
No report available. 10/29/2008Routine - FoodWarning Issued

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