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Licensee
Name: EL CASTILLO DE LAS FRUTAS License Number: SEA2333882
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 10/01/2021
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 1140 W 68 ST #A
HIALEAH, FL 33012

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine - Food 12/27/2018 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. 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
32-04-4    Basic - Bathroom located inside establishment not completely enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors. **Warning**
23-25-4    Basic - Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. **Warning**
14-09-4    Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **Warning**
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. Observed plastic bottles water located at reach in cooler near cook line. Observed manager discarded at time of inspection. **Warning**
40-06-4    Basic - Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Observed purse on prep table. **Warning**
14-11-4    Basic - Equipment in poor repair. Observed lid on reach freezer in disrepair in back room by walk in cooler. **Warning**
35B-01-4    Basic - Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to exterior. **Warning**
36-41-4    Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler/freezer has accumulation of dust or debris. **Warning**
14-38-4    Basic - Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken. Black bean container broken. **Warning**
36-47-5    Basic - Hood soiled with accumulated grease, dust or food debris. . **Warning**
14-69-4    Basic - Ice buildup in reach-in freezer in back room across from walk in cooler. **Warning**
10-01-4    Basic - In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Observed manager removed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
21-04-4    Basic - In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **Warning**
31B-04-4    Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Located employee bathroom and near cook line area located. **Warning**
33-16-4    Basic - Open dumpster lid. **Warning**
35B-05-4    Basic - Outer openings not protected during operation. Observed large hole in wall over pizza oven in back room. **Warning**
14-33-4    Basic - Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface in kitchen area. **Warning**
23-09-4    Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets in kitchen area/prep area. **Warning**
08B-13-4    Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Observed beef, vegetables and pork not covered. **Warning**
36-72-4    Basic - Walk-in cooler/walk-in freezer walls soiled. **Warning**
36-27-5    Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and/or dust in some areas of kitchen. **Warning**
21-12-4    Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Located buffet front counter area. **Warning**
50-17-2    High Priority - Operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license. Observed seating establishment still operating with an expired license, expired on October 1, 2018. Operator contacted DBPR Customer Service and was able to submit payment for license renewal, Confirmation # 187055186 **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08A-05-4    High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Observed raw beef over vegetables located inside reach in cooler. Observed operator removed the raw beef. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
22-20-4    Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Warning**
22-02-4    Intermediate - Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Observed soiled oven. Observed soiled fryer. Observed soiled grill. Observed soiled stove. **Warning**
11-07-4    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. **Warning**
22-22-4    Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Warning**
31B-02-4    Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Observed operator provided paper towel at time of inspection. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
51-16-7    Intermediate - No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans and plan review application to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 2601 Blair Stone Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 30 days. Observed in front room new food preparation equipment and hand wash sink not on plans approved on 12/18/2012. Observed new preparation area off the kitchen with prep table and oven not on plans approved on 12/18/2912. Observed kitchen equipment not located in same locations on file as plans approved as of 12/18/2012 **Warning**
31A-12-4    Intermediate - Observed no hand wash sink located in new food preparation area off kitchen where prep table and oven are located . New food preparation equipment added not on plans approved on 12/18/2012. **Warning**
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. Observed flan pudding located in reach in cooler behind lobby front counter with no date marked. As per manager items were prepared from the previous day. **Warning**
22-18-4    Intermediate - Soil residue in food storage containers. Observed plastic container with black beans, rice soiled located near oven. **Warning**
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