Nelson's Diner, 438 S Cypress Rd, Pompano Beach, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: NELSON'S DINER
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 438 S Cypress Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
License #: 1614789
Total inspections: 15
Last inspection: 07/23/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Buildup of food debris/soil residue on equipment door handles. ... Kitchen Refrigeration units
  • High Priority - Dishwasher handled soiled dishes or utensils and then handled clean dishes or utensils without washing hands.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. ... on cook line, par cooked sausage patties held at room temperature 82°
  • Intermediate - Encrusted, soiled material on slicer.
07/23/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food. ... Upon inspectors arrival the kitchen brigade all immediately donned gloves without handwashing.
  • 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. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. ... Used to store plastic container of wiping cloths.
  • 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.
1/29/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. ... Exteriors of equip and fixtures, especially horizontal surfaces ( tops, shelving covers, lids etc.)
  • High Priority - Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. ... Tested at 0 PPM FOR CHLORINE OR QUATERNARY AMMONIUM. **Repeat Violation**
  • High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. ... Multiple glove changes without hand washing.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. ... In Tall 2Door "True" Cooler: deli salads, re-packed packages of sliced ham were 55° **Corrective Action Taken**
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. ... In Tall 2Door "True" Cooler: raw shell eggs above condiment portions (cream cheese/mayo?) and baked breads. **Repeat Violation**
  • Intermediate - Raw/undercooked animal food offered and establishment has no written consumer advisory. Raw animal foods must be fully cooked prior to service. ... ... Consumer Advisory is printed on menu but without a symbol preceding it and the same symbol preceding each applicable menu item ... CONSUMER.ADVISORY.Consumption.of.raw.or.undercooked.beef,eggs,seafood,pork,or.poultry.may.increase.your.risk.of.foodborne.illness,especially.if.you.have.decreased.immunities.and/or.certain.medical.conditions.
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. ... In Tall 2Door "True" Cooler: deli salads, re-packed packages of sliced ham, **Repeat Violation**
7/26/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Employee beverage container in a food preparation/clean dishware area does not have a lid and a straw or equivalent dispensing mechanism to prevent hand contact with lip contact area of drink container. Coffee for the dishwasher **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Sanitizing solution not maintained clean. 3compartment sink **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Dishwasher handled soiled dishes or utensils and then handled clean dishes or utensils without washing hands.
  • High Priority - Employee cracked raw shell eggs and then handled ready-to-eat food and/or clean equipment or utensils without washing hands or changing gloves.
  • 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**
  • High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw ground beef stored above deli meats in a reaching cooler
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
  • Intermediate - Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened not properly date marked after opening. Deli cold cut in a primary reaching cooler
  • Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Menu does not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory.
2/1/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. Stainless steel refrigerator 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. Dishwasher Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed gas venting in disrepair. For reporting purposes only. Hot water heater. Corrected On Site.
10/15/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Repeat Violation. Must wash, rinse and sanitize all wares by hand in the 3 compartment sink until the dishmachine is operating properly. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands when changing gloves.
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Soda machine.
  • Critical - Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef over ham in a reachin cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Bleach and water in a bottle near the dishmachine . Corrected On Site.
5/29/2012Routine - 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. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Soda machine ice bin.
  • Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment. knives on the cook's line , Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. sugar, flour Corrected On Site.
1/6/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. MUST WASH RINSE and HAND SANITZE BY HAND IN THE 3 COMPARTMENT SINK UNTIL THE DISHMACHINE IS OPERATING PROPERLY . Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed a splitter/multi-plug adapter in use. For reporting purposes only. Above handsink in kitchen.
  • Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Above cook's line.
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment. Under deep fat fryer.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in standing water. Turkey breast roast. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw ground beef over cold cuts in a reachin cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment. Knives Corrected On Site.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
8/1/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Observed build-up of food debris, grease or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. exterior of food storage containers under prep table on cookline.
  • Critical - Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. when putting on and changing gloves. 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. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed employee switch from working with raw food to ready-to-eat food without washing hands. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. raw hamburger beef patties over meatloaf and ham in reach-in cooler. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed ripped/worn tin foil used as shelf cover. bottom shelf of prep table.
  • Wash solution not clean. pre-wash. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
3/22/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. butter at wait station at 68 degrees.Was put in reach-in cooler. Must use within 4 hours and discard at 4 hours. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. ireach-in cooler with tight lid Corrected On Site.
  • Wash solution not clean. prewash
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Observed build-up of dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. A/C vent in kitchen
  • Observed build-up of dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. fan in dishwash area
  • Observed clean utensils/equipment stored in dirty drawers. under prep table on cookline
  • Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
  • Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle. white liquid on cookline Corrected On Site.
8/23/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Violation: 08A-26-1 Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. raw beef over deli meats at TRUE refrigerator .
  • Violation: 10-02-1 In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment. knives stored in gap between table and cooler at cookline .
6/18/2010Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. deli meats
  • Critical. Potentially hazardous food held under time as a public health observed but no application has been submitted .
  • Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. raw shell eggs next to biscuits at TRUE refrigerator .
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. raw beef over deli meats at TRUE refrigerator .
  • In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. at salt container .
  • In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment. knives stored in gap between table and cooler at cookline .
  • Critical. Observed food employee touch bare body part then engage in food preparation without washing hands. employee rolled shirt sleeves then engaged in food preparation without washing hands. Corrected On Site. handswashed, new gloves used.
  • Observed employee with soiled apron.
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. buscuits stored on non food grade bags at TRUE refrigerator .
  • Critical. Observed soil residue in storage containers. in dry storage shelving
  • Critical. Observed interior of reach-in freezer soiled with accumulation of food residue. TRUE freezer
  • Observed build-up of dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. top of water heater .
  • Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up. at produce storage cooler.
  • Observed reuse of single-service articles. reuse of butter containers to store chicken salad
  • Observed floor and wall junctures not coved. by back door.
  • Observed wall soiled with accumulated dust. by TRUE cooler.
  • Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. hood.
  • Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
  • Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation.
  • Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. All public food service establishments must provide the division with proof of employee training upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment. This violation must be corrected by : 5/5/10.
3/5/2010Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Salads
  • Critical. Shell eggs held in a unit maintaining an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Breakfast sausages
  • Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Make up table cookline
  • Critical. Food not stored in a clean/dry location that is not exposed to splash/dust. Under towels at handsink front counter
  • Observed employee with no hair restraint.
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Cookline make up table
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Can opener
  • Critical. Observed pesticide-emitting strip present in food prep area. By dishwasher landing and slicer
10/21/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 6/12/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 5/22/2009Food-Licensing InspectionInspection Completed - No Further Action

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