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Name: ALEJANDRO'S RESTAURANT License Number: SEA3701145
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2023
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 7380 BROAD ST

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine - Food 08/01/2019 Follow-up Inspection Required
Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.
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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
23-24-4    Basic - Buildup of food debris/soil residue on equipment door handles. Two door freezer next to beverage station **Warning**
51-11-4    Basic - Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Warning**
36-37-4    Basic - Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. Old acoustic tile **Warning**
36-34-5    Basic - Ceiling/ceiling tiles/vents soiled with accumulated food debris, grease, dust, or mold-like substance Hallway . **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
24-06-4    Basic - Clean utensils or equipment stored in dirty drawer or rack. Ice scoop stored on top of soda boxes Operator removed and washed **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
14-09-4    Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. All cutting boards **Repeat Violation** **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. Two styrofoam cups with brown liquid Manager moved **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
35B-08-4    Basic - Fly sticky tape hanging over food/food preparation area/food-contact equipment. Fly tape unit sitting on top of warming oven next to deli paper and utensils. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
33-16-4    Basic - Open dumpster lid. **Warning**
35B-09-4    Basic - Screen in door torn/in poor repair - vermin present. **Warning**
23-05-4    Basic - Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. * Shelf under tea urns dirty and sticky * Coca Cola hoses and unit is dusty and sticky. * gaskets on cooks line cooler * Black fan on floor * Prep table behind bar sticky Operator was cleaning shelf under tea urns during inspection **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
33-31-5    Basic - Unnecessary items/unused equipment on the premises. Chest freezer with door on outside back door **Warning**
12A-04-5    High Priority - Employee handled soiled dishes or utensils and then handled clean dishes or utensils without washing hands. Employee touched cell phone with gloves on and proceeded to open the reach in cooler and grab food without changing gloves and washing hands. Educated operator **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
12A-19-4    High Priority - Employee washed hands with cold water. Employees are washing their hands in the sink that has the hot water turned off. Educated employees **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
35A-02-5    High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Three flies in kitchen 2 flies in dining room **Warning**
03A-02-4    High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheese 46° Two door cooks line cooler. Double panned. Instructed operator to not double panned and to put the 1/6 pan straight into the cooler. Rechecked 45° Operator will add ice **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
03B-01-5    High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Rice 112° Operator turned heat higher on unit Rechecked 166 **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
35A-09-4    High Priority - Presence of insects or other pests. 10 small ants crawling on wall behind tea urns 2 small ants crawling on ice scoop stored on top of soda boxes ( operator removed and washed) 8 small ants on shelf under tea urns 2 small ants crawling on sweet tea urn 5 ants on wall behind bar Kitchen employees cleaned the area and killed the ants during my visit. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
22-21-4    Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance inside the ice bin. White deflector plate **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
31A-03-4    Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Shaker cup behind bar Inspector removed **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
27-16-4    Intermediate - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Operator turned back on under the sink **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
53A-05-6    Intermediate - No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at 2 servers 2 kitchen employees **Warning**
31B-02-4    Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Next to dish machine Manager replaced **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
53B-01-5    Intermediate - No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Employees do not carry cards on them and do not know where they are located in the establishment The manager tried calling the owner regarding the location of these certificates but did not receive a callback . **Repeat Violation** **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. Carnitas ( made Friday) tamales ( made Sunday) queso ( made Monday) Flan ( made Saturday) Several items made yesterday or prior are not date marked **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
41-17-4    Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Clear liquid in spray bottle in dining room **Warning**
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