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Licensee
Name: EL PORTAL RESTAURANTE License Number: SEA1622879
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 12/01/2018
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 3438 W HILLSBORO BLVD
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33442

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine - Food 11/21/2017 Met Inspection Standards
During This Visit
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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
08B-45-4    Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. Observed container of potatoes stored on floor in walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
36-34-5    Basic - Ceiling/ceiling tiles/vents soiled with accumulated food debris, grease, dust, or mold-like substance. Observed ceiling tiles and AC vents in kitchen with accumulated grease and dust.
24-05-4    Basic - Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Observed plates not inverted or protected on dry storage rack in kitchen.
40-06-4    Basic - Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area in kitchen.
14-10-4    Basic - Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed in a durable manner. Observed splash guard needed at hand wash sink located in kitchen next to flip top cooler. Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Observed no handle scoop in uncooked rice container. Ice buildup in walk-in freezer. Walk-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
35B-01-4    Basic - Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside.
36-01-4    Basic - Floor not cleaned when the least amount of food is exposed. **Repeat Violation**
22-19-4    Basic - Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. Observed microwave located in the kitchen with encrusted food debris Accumulation of encrusted food debris on/around mixer head located in kitchen.
33-11-4    Basic - Missing drain plug at dumpster. Open dumpster lid.
05-16-4    Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in reach-in cooler. Observed no thermometer in reach in cooler in the kitchen. **Corrected On-Site**
31B-04-4    Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink in male restroom.
16-46-4    Basic - Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. Observed old labels stuck to food containers. **Corrected On-Site**
06-04-4    Basic - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. Observed turkey, pork and beef being thawed at room temperature in the kitchen. **Corrected On-Site**
23-14-4    Basic - Shelf under preparation table soiled with food debris located in the kitchen. Walk-in cooler gaskets soiled with slimy/mold-like build-up.
21-12-4    Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Observed several wiping cloths throughout restaurant not stored in sanitizer solution between uses.
02D-01-5    Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Observed container of sugar in bar area not labeled.
35A-02-5    High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Observed 1 small flying insect in kitchen area.
08A-21-4    High Priority - Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in walk-in cooler. Observed raw sausage over raw pork located in the walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
31A-13-4    Intermediate - Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Observed food debris in hand washing sink on cook line.
03D-19-4    Intermediate - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food left at room temperature to cool. Observed pork cooling at cook line at 125°, as per operator pork has been cooked this morning. Operator placed cooked pork in walk in cooler immediately. **Corrected On-Site**
41-17-4    Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Observed spray bottle containing degreaser not labeled in kitchen.
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