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Licensee
Name: EL PUERTO RESTAURANT & GRILL License Number: SEA3915650
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2015
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 1623 E 5 AVE
TAMPA, FL 33605

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine - Food 06/25/2013 Facility Temporarily Closed
Operations ordered stopped until violations are corrected.
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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. High Priority violations are those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury and include items such as cooking, reheating, cooling and hand-washing. Intermediate violations are those which, if not addressed, could lead to risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury. These violations include personnel training, documentation or record keeping and labeling. Basic violations are those which are considered best practices to implement. 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
23-03-4    Basic - Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Screen door in kitchen.
08B-45-4    Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer.
12B-12-4    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. **Corrected On-Site**
36-41-4    Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris.
36-73-4    Basic - Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris.kitchen
23-22-4    Basic - Food debris/dust/soil residue on dry storage shelves.
10-08-4    Basic - Ice scoop handle in contact with ice.
35B-04-4    Basic - Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Broken window in kitchen
06-04-4    Basic - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. Seafood
35B-09-4    Basic - Screen in door torn/in poor repair - vermin present.
23-09-4    Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
36-72-4    Basic - Walk-in cooler/walk-in freezer floor soiled.
35A-03-4    Basic - High Priority - Dead roaches on premises. By food shelves and dishwasher.
35A-08-4    High Priority - Live flies in kitchen.
41-05-4    High Priority - Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment.
35A-05-4    High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approx. 30-40 live roaches on food shelves by walkin cooler.
41-02-4    High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food.
41-25-4    High Priority - Tracking powder pesticide used inside establishment.
22-22-4    Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade.
22-27-4    Intermediate - Food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits.bread oven
31A-09-4    Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times.servers area **Corrected On-Site**
22-28-4    Intermediate - Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
53B-01-4    Intermediate - No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233.
22-16-4    Intermediate - Reach-in cooler shelves soiled with food debris.
02C-02-4    Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked.
41-17-4    Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled.
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