Mel's Diner, 1327 Pine Island Rd Ne, Cape Coral, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant: MEL'S DINER
Address: 1327 Pine Island Rd Ne, Cape Coral, FL 33909
Type: Permanent Food Service
License #: 4605870
Total inspections: 13
Last inspection: 01/07/2011

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • No Violations Were Observed
01/07/2011Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method--sauteed onions 164F and rice 115F in walk in coolers. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours--rice 115F and sauteeed onions 164F in walk in coolers. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed food stored in undrained ice--raw shell eggs stored in undrained ice at cookline.
  • Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect--observed wait staff touching ready to eat toast with barehands.
  • Critical. Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands--observed employees not washing hands before putting on gloves at cookline.
  • Critical. Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands--observed employee at cookline not washing hands and changing gloves after cracking raw shell eggs and then touching ready to eat ham and english muffins. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils--on equipment next to slicer.
  • Critical. Quaternary ammonium sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing--three compartment sink.
  • Wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength--cookline.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slimelike/moldlike substance in the interior of ice machines.
  • Observed build-up of encrusted grease on nonfood-contact surface--backboards of fryers.
  • Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment--knife at cookline between pans in reach in cooler.
  • Observed hole in wall in hallway near back dry storage room.
01/06/2011Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice)--roast 52F improper cooling.
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit--liquid eggs48F. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method--roast in walk-in cooler.
  • Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours--roast in walk-in cooler 52F, made yesterday 07.20.10.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation--raw hamburger stored over raw fish in reach-in cooler at cookline.
  • Critical. Quaternary ammonium sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing--three compartment sink.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of blacklike substance on reach-in cooler gaskets--upright reach-in cooler in corner across from bread rack.
  • Critical. Observed interior of microwaves soiled--cookline
  • Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried.
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
  • Critical. Observed toxic item stored by utensils--spray bottle of fantastik cleaner stored next to clean utensils. Corrected On Site.
  • Establishment charging automatic gratuity without properly disclosing the information on the menu and the bill.
07/21/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
6/29/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink at cookline with no splashguard not protecting hot held food from splash.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food--raw fish stored over precooked meat in reach-in cooler at cookline. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled--observed employee at cookline not changing gloves after touching french toast egg batter and then touching ready-to-eat bread. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands--observed employee at cookline not washing hands after touching french toast egg batter and then touching ready-to eat bread with gloves on.
  • Critical. Observed employee improperly washing hands--employees at cookline not using soap to wash hands.
  • Wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slimelike substance in the interior of ice machines.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted, soiled material on slicer. Repeat Violation.
  • Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times--handwash sink in food prep area blocked by cleaning equipment. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory--handwash sink at cookline.
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
  • Critical. Observed live flies in coming from dumpster.
  • Critical. Observed toxic item stored by food--409 bottle stored next to canned goods an handwash sink in food prep area.
  • Critical. Observed obstructed exits, stairs, hallways or egress--back kitchen exit in food pp area blocked by trash container. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical. Hotel and Restaurant current license not properly displayed. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation--observed 8 employees on duty during time of inspection. Corrected On Site.
4/27/2010Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled.
  • In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container.
  • Critical. Quaternary ammonium sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing.
  • Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses--dishwash area.
  • Observed sanitizing solution for wiping cloths not free of food debris and visible soil.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of graylike substance in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted, soiled material behind slicer blade.
  • Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
2/1/2010Complaint FullInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength.
  • Wiping cloth quaternary ammonium compound sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength.
  • Observed sanitizing solution for wiping cloths not free of food debris and visible soil.
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing--handwash sink in back food prep used to store measuring vup and sponges. Corrected On Site.
11/9/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
8/11/2009Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
No report available. 6/10/2009Routine - FoodWarning Issued
No report available. 3/10/2009Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
No report available. 11/20/2008Routine - FoodCall Back - Admin. complaint recommended
No report available. 9/17/2008Routine - FoodAdministrative complaint recommended
No report available. 8/5/2008Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied

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