Sergio's Cafeteria, 9330 Bird Rd, Miami, FL - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Name: SERGIO'S CAFETERIA
Type: Permanent Food Service
Address: 9330 Bird Rd, Miami, FL 33165-4160
License #: 2301578
Total inspections: 17
Last inspection: 10/15/2014

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date

Type

Disposition

  • Basic - Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom.
  • Basic - In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment.
  • High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb.
  • Intermediate - Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
  • Intermediate - Slicer blade soiled with old food debris.
10/15/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface.
  • Basic - Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. Dry storage area.
  • Basic - Dishmachine not washing/rinsing properly. Must wash, rinse and sanitize all dishware, equipment and utensils in three-compartment sink until dishmachine is functioning properly.
  • Basic - Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
  • Basic - Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.
  • Basic - Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Hand wash sink pipe leaking.
  • Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in cold holding unit.
  • Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees.
  • Basic - Open dumpster lid. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in freezer.
  • Basic - Utensils in poor condition. Wood paddles chipped.
  • Basic - Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Rice 110 F, **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb.
  • Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink.
  • Intermediate - Slicer blade soiled with old food debris.
4/2/2014Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. Bags of ice **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.
  • Basic - In-use ice scoop stored on soiled surface between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Next to ice machine.
  • Basic - Open dumpster lid. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
  • Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Basic - Wall in disrepair. Kitchen wall tiles missing next to stove.
  • Basic - Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
  • Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink. **Corrected On-Site**
10/14/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Basic - Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters.
  • Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Next to ice machine
  • Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit.
  • Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Open dumpster lid. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Basic - Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
  • High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
  • Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade.
  • Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink. **Corrected On-Site**
  • 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. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked.
3/8/2013Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - Hand sink missing splash guard in food preparation room or area.
  • Critical - Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. At mop sink, at hose Bibb next to hand sink by sand which station
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Repeat Violation**
12/3/2012Routine - FoodCall Back - Complied
  • Critical - Ambient air thermometer in holding unit not accurate within /- 3 degrees Fahrenheit. At reach in freezer
  • Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
  • Critical - Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Reach in cooler by cook line with ham temp of 56 f, reach in cooler by sandwich area
  • Critical - Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Ground picadillo at 49-50 f, ground chicken at 50 f, empanadas at 57 f
  • Critical - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm 50 ppm **Corrected On-Site**
  • Critical - Hand sink missing splash guard in food preparation room or area.
  • Critical - Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. At kitchen
  • Critical - No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation.
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. At cooling room, sandwich station **Repeat Violation**
  • Observed a nonfood-grade basting brush used in food.brush with metal band
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Several area of kitchen
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor. Ice **Corrected On-Site**
  • Critical - Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits.cutting boards
  • Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. As storage, pan and tongs were inside handsink
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. At temp of 87 f **Repeat Violation**
  • Critical - Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
  • Observed open dumpster lid. **Repeat Violation**
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Ham at 56 f, vaca Frita at 52 f, steak at 48, Frita at 48 f, empanadas at 45 f
  • Critical - Observed refrigerated potentially hazardous food received at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Empanadas at 46-57 f
  • Critical - Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Reach in cooler at end of cook line
  • Critical - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice).
  • Critical - Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. At mop sink, at hose Bibb next to hand sink by sand which station
  • Wet mop not hung to dry.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Repeat Violation**
11/30/2012Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers.[next to ice machine]
  • Critical - No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.
  • Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
  • Critical - Observed soil buildup inside ice bin.[inside top cover]
  • Critical - Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Observed walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
  • Critical - Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. [beef at steam table] Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Reheated food for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Corrected On Site.
  • Wet mop not hung to dry. Corrected On Site.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Corrected On Site.
9/26/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Dishware not cleared of gross food and waste prior to being placed in sink/dishmachine.
  • Critical - Displayed food not properly protected from contamination.[no stacking of RTE foods containers without proper lids]
  • Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions.[kitchen]
  • Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit.[front pastelera]
  • Critical - No thermometer provided to measure temperature of food product.
  • Critical - Observed LP-gas cylinder with greater than one pound LP-gas capacity inside a building. For reporting purposes only.[5 lb. cylinder]
  • Critical - Observed accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment.[top portion]
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.[rear]
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water.
  • Critical - Observed improper vertical separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods.[sauces and meats over vegetables]
  • Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage.[opened can used as food storage-must tranfer to plastic or other approved material]
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface.[ceiling of walkin cooler]
  • Observed ripped/worn tin foil used as shelf cover.
  • Critical - Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment.[knives not properly stored]
  • Critical - Portable fire extinguisher not properly mounted at least 4 inches off the floor and the top no higher than 5 feet off the floor. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical - Sanitizing solution not maintained clean.[dishwash machine not filtered correctly]
  • Critical - Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
2/15/2012Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored.
  • Critical - Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Corrected On Site.
  • Floors not maintained smooth and durable.[missing tiles]
  • In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location.[dirty storage drawer]
  • Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit.[empanada pastry box]
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Critical - Observed food stored in ice used for drinks.[water bottle]
  • Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair.[reach in cooler @ front cook line]
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
  • Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Observed soil residue in storage containers.
  • Critical - Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Critical - Shell eggs held in a unit maintaining an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical - Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. Corrected On Site.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
8/11/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical - No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.[quatenary ammonium]
  • Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.
  • Critical - Observed accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment.[lyme deposits]
  • Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust.[inside walkin cooler]
  • Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Critical - Observed food stored on floor.
  • Observed open dumpster lid.
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface.[top of ice machine]
  • Critical - Observed soiled reach-in cooler shelves.
  • Critical - Observed toxic item improperly stored.[transmission fluid stored next to h/w sink]
  • Observed wall soiled with accumulated grease.
  • Critical - Reach-in cooler not cleaned prior to accumulation of soil residue.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
2/2/2011Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.[rice,beans]
  • Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above.[croquetes but not over 4 hours] Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. No thermometer provided to measure temperature of food product.
  • Critical. Observed improper vertical separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods.[eggs over vegetable ]
  • In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location.[knives under cutting boards]
  • Observed equipment in poor repair.[reachin tabletop cooler at front prep area is not sealing correctly]
  • Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of soiled material on racks in the reach-in cooler.
  • Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up.[walkin cooler]
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Corrected On Site.
  • Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water.
  • Critical. Hood suppression system tag out-of-date. For reporting purposes only.
  • Critical. Portable fire extinguisher tag out-of-date. For reporting purposes only.
8/16/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • No Violations Were Observed
1/14/2010Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
  • Critical. Original container: properly labeled, date marking
  • Critical. Facilities to maintain product temperature
  • Critical. Food protection
  • In use food dispensing utensils properly stored
  • In use food dispensing utensils properly stored
  • Critical. Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operation plan
  • Critical. Proper hygienic practices, eating/drinking/smoking (evidence)
  • Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
  • Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored
  • Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored
  • Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
  • Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
  • Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
  • Storage/handling of clean equipment, utensils
  • Containers covered, adequate number, insect and rodent proof, emptied at proper intervals, clean
  • Containers covered, adequate number, insect and rodent proof, emptied at proper intervals, clean
  • Outside storage area clean, enclosure properly constructed
  • Outside storage area clean, enclosure properly constructed
  • Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport, and cold holding
  • Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport, and cold holding
  • Facilities to maintain product temperature
  • Critical. Toxic items properly stored, labeled and used
  • Premises maintained, free of litter, unnecessary articles. Cleaning and maintenance equipment properly stored. Kitchen restricted to authorized personnel
  • Premises maintained, free of litter, unnecessary articles. Cleaning and maintenance equipment properly stored. Kitchen restricted to authorized personnel
  • Premises maintained, free of litter, unnecessary articles. Cleaning and maintenance equipment properly stored. Kitchen restricted to authorized personnel
  • Critical. Exiting system - adequate, good repair
  • Critical. Exiting system - adequate, good repair
  • Critical. Flammable/combustible materials - properly stored
  • Critical. Flammable/combustible materials - properly stored
  • Food protection
  • Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
  • Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
  • Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
  • Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
  • Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
  • Cross-contamination, equipment, personnel, storage
1/13/2010Routine - FoodWarning Issued
  • Critical. Nonexempt fish has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be served cooked or discarded. Corrected On Site.
  • Critical. Required consumer advisory for raw/undercooked animal food not provided.Advisory posted on menu doesn't reference to the item that can be served undercooked .
  • Critical. Shell eggs held in a unit maintaining an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit.80 degrees
  • Critical. No thermometer provided to measure temperature of food product.
  • Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food.
  • Critical. Observed food stored on floor.Onions and bread bag.
  • Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food.
  • Critical. Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands.
  • Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
  • Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
  • Critical. Observed buildup of slime on soda dispensing nozzles.
  • Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface.walk-in cooler door handle
  • Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb.
  • Critical. Observed sandwich station handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing.washing equipment inside .
  • Critical. Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors.
  • Critical. No waste receptacle provided at handwash lavatory with disposable towels.
  • Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.
  • Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions.
  • Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory.
  • Observed wall in disrepair.
  • Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in handsink area.
  • Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated grease.Restroom door
  • Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle.
7/7/2009Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 6/2/2009Routine - FoodWarning Issued
No report available. 11/21/2008Routine - FoodInspection Completed - No Further Action
No report available. 8/14/2008Complaint FullAdministrative complaint recommended

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