San Juan Latin Cafe, 3201 Nw 7 Ave, Miami, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: SAN JUAN LATIN CAFE
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 3201 Nw 7 Ave, Miami, FL 33127
License #: 2324509
Total inspections: 18
Last inspection: 10/16/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Front counter Handwash sink.
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Dry storage?
  • Basic - Missing drain plug at dumpster.
  • Basic - Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food.
  • Basic - Standing water in handwash sink/ handwash sink draining very slowly. Both in kitchen and front counter.
  • High Priority - License expired within 30 days after expiration date.
  • High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. *pig feet 95°F corrective action taken by reheating.
  • High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at mop sink faucet.
  • 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.
  • Intermediate - Food thermometer(s) not calibrated according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Men's restroom **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink. Kitchen **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation**
  • Intermediate - Probe thermometer not used to ensure proper food temperatures.
10/16/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Accumulation of debris in three-compartment sink.
  • Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer.
  • Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in freezer.
  • Basic - Walk-in cooler/walk-in freezer floor soiled. **Repeat Violation**
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Intermediate - Food manager certification expired.
  • Intermediate - No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink.
  • Intermediate - No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products.
2/10/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside.
  • Basic - Light shield damaged/in disrepair. Reach in cooler near office.
  • Basic - Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up.
  • 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.
12/10/2013Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Basic - Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink.
  • Basic - Ceiling soiled with accumulated dust.
  • Basic - Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food.
  • Basic - Establishment using wood (other than a hard, close-grained wood) as a food-contact surface. Cutting board and slicer.
  • Basic - Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside.
  • Basic - Hood filters in disrepair.
  • Basic - Light shield damaged/in disrepair. Reach in cooler near office.
  • Basic - Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food.
  • Basic - Open dumpster lid.
  • Basic - Reach-in freezer gasket torn/in disrepair.
  • Basic - Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up.
  • Basic - Wall in disrepair. Next to water heater in kitchen and next to men's bathroom.
  • High Priority - Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands.
  • High Priority - Improper side-by-side separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrective action taken. Food was moved to reach in freezer and temp is suppose to be turned up.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooked/heated yesterday/on a previous day not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within a total of 6 hours. Food has been cooling overnight. thrown away rice.
  • High Priority - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse.
  • 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.
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.
  • Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink.
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked.
9/16/2013Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • High Priority - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse.
  • Intermediate - Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
  • Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.
  • Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink.
4/22/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No copy of latest inspection report.
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. **Repeat Violation**
  • Critical - No thermometer provided to measure temperature of food product.
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Observed wall in disrepair.
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.
12/19/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. mens
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. mens
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.
  • Observed holes in wall, kitchen
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.
2/3/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed food/ice received from unapproved source. ice made in kitchen freezer in metal pan
  • Critical - Observed packaged food not labeled as specified by law.
  • Observed reuse of single-service articles.
  • Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.
9/12/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
7/6/2011Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical - Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors.
  • Critical - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. kitchen
  • Critical - No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
  • Critical - Nonexempt fish has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be served cooked or discarded. serving raw shrimp as ceviche without proof of parasite destruction.
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.
3/16/2011Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.
  • Critical. No thermometer provided to measure temperature of food product.
  • Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. most coolers
  • In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location.
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Observed employee with no hair restraint.
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
  • Critical. No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Observed sanitizing solution for wiping cloths not free of food debris and visible soil.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. all coolers in kitchen
  • Critical. Observed buildup of soiled material on racks in the reach-in cooler.
  • Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. all coolers
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. KITCHEN FOOD EQUIPMENT DRITY
  • Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
  • Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.
  • Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
  • Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor.
  • Observed hole in wall. KITCHEN
  • Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris. COOKING AREA
8/18/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature.
  • Critical. Observed interior of microwave soiled.
  • Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed open dumpster lid. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Observed toxic item stored in food preparation area.
  • Wet mop not hung to dry. Corrected On Site.
6/17/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above.
  • Critical. Observed equipment and utensils not washed, rinsed and sanitized in the correct order in three-compartment sink.
  • Critical. Lack of use of chemical test kit when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Critical. Observed interior of microwave soiled.
  • Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination.
  • Critical. Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors.
  • Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.
  • Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.Back door
  • Wet mop not hung to dry.
1/5/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature.
  • Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb.
  • Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.
  • Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory.mens restroom.
  • Wet mop not hung to dry.
8/10/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 5/27/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 3/3/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 1/23/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 10/23/2008Routine - FoodWarning Issued

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