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Licensee
Name: LA COCINA REST License Number: SEA6501751
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 06/01/2013
Primary Status: Ownership Changed Secondary Status:
Location Address: 530 A1A BEACH BLVD
ST AUGUSTINE BCH, FL 32080

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result Critical Violations Non-Critical Violations
Routine - Food 12/06/2011 Follow-up Inspection Required
Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.
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Violations:
A summary of the violations found during the inspection are listed below. The department cites violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code. In general, critical violations are those that, if not corrected, are more likely to contribute directly to food contamination, illness or environmental damage. Although we use the industry-standard term "critical", varying degrees of severity and potential risk to the public require inspectors to assess each situation in determining the appropriate action. In addition, while an establishment may have multiple violations, the inspectors' training and judgment formulate the overall result of the inspection to ensure the public health and safety. While most establishments correct all violations in a timely manner (often during the inspection), the division's procedures are designed to compel compliance with all violations through follow-up visits, administration action or closure when necessary.
Violation    Observation
51-11-1    Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
04-01-1    Critical - Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. FRONTLINE CHILL BOX HOLDING BUTTER AT 50 F ( DO NOT USE UNTIL FUNCTIONING CORRECTLY )
24-08-1    Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. STANDING WATER IN BOWLS Repeat Violation.
08A-05-1    Critical - Fruits/vegetables not washed prior to preparation. AVOCADO WITH LABELS SENT FOR CATERING
10-06-1    In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous food and the container. TONGS OVER HANDLE
17-09-1    Critical - Lack of use of chemical test kit when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
38-07-1    Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. BACK STORAGE ROOM
53A-09-1    Critical - No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation.
32-15-1    Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.
53B-08-1    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. INCOMPLETE
08C-01    Critical - Observed EMPLOYEE JACKET / PERSONAL ITEMS DIRECTLY ON TOP OF DRINKS CONCENTRATE
12B-07-1    Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. NUMEROUS
22-20-1    Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine. HEAVY SLIME BUILD UP ON DEFLECTOR PLATE : DO NOT USE ICE
53B-02-1    Critical - Observed employees provided in-house training not performing their work duties in a manner consistent with the Food Code requirements. EMPLOYEE UNAWARE OF MINIMUM COLD HOLDING TEMPERATURES
03D-01-1    Critical - Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. COOKED VEGETABLES IN LARGE COVERED CONTAINER AT 145 IN WALKIN COOLER
12A-15-1    Critical - Observed food preparation sinks, handsinks or warewashing machine used for purposes other than the designated use. WASHING /RINSING PANS/DUMPING WATER Repeat Violation.
14-36-1    Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. COOLER IN KITCHEN
18-04-1    Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
03A-07-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. GARLIC BUTTER AT 65 ON TOP OF COOLER IN KITCHEN. RUE AT 70 IN KITCHEN , BUTTER BLENDS AT 50 F IN CHILL BOX :KITCHEN
02-07-1    Critical - Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. NUMEROUS CHEESES IN WALKIN COOLER
35B-03-1    Critical - Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. BACK DOOR .( BY REACH IN COOLERS )
29-08-1    Plumbing system in disrepair. BLOCKED DRAIN UNDER DISHMACHINE
02-22-1    Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. NUMEROUS COOKED ITEMS , PLANT FOODS, POULTRY IN REACH IN COOLER
30-02-1    Critical - Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. AT THREE COMPARTMENT SINK
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