DIRTY IN DEERFIELD-BAJA CAFE INSPECTOR FINDS ROACH ACTIVITY

Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach, Fl-A Deerfield Beach favorite and a place I have frequented for years. Disappointing to read the below inspection report.

Licensee
Name: BAJA CAFE License Number: SEA1619105
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 12/01/2019
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 1310 S FEDERAL HWY
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33441
 
Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine – Food 09/04/2019 Follow-up Inspection Required
Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.
More information about inspections.
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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
35A-03-4 Basic – Dead roaches on premises. 4 dead roaches on floor under food prep table near cookline 1 dead roach on floor under handwash sink near cookline Operator cleaned up dead roaches. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
03A-02-4 High Priority – Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. At cookline in ice bath – cut tomatoes (50°F – Cold Holding); pico (46°F – Cold Holding); cheese (46°F – Cold Holding). Ice was melting – operator changed ice bath and put bags of ice on top of foods. At wait station – salsa (48-49°F – Cold Holding). Ice bath not at food level. Operator added ice to food level. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
03D-06-4 High Priority – Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared from/mixed with ingredient(s) at ambient temperature not cooled to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 4 hours. 1-door reach-in cooler at cookline – At 3:00 pm tomatoes (45°F – ambient Cooling); cheese (46°F – ambient Cooling); cut lettuce (45°F ambient cooling); raw chicken (46°F – ambient Cooling). Foods portioned at 11:00 am – ambient cooling more than 4 hours. Ambient temperature of cooler 39°F. Fan of cooler was being blocked by sheet pans – pans removed from top shelf. See stop sale. Walk-in cooler – At 3:30 pm salsa (50°F – ambient Cooling since 11:00 am). Food cooling in large plastic containers with lid on. See stop sale. **Warning**
35A-05-4 High Priority – Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live roach on wall behind dish machine. Operator eliminated roach. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
01B-02-4 High Priority – Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared from/mixed with ingredient(s) at ambient temperature not cooled to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 4 hours. 1-door reach-in cooler at cookline – At 3:00 pm tomatoes (45°F – ambient Cooling); cheese (46°F – ambient Cooling); cut lettuce (45°F ambient cooling); raw chicken (46°F – ambient Cooling). Foods portioned at 11:00 am – ambient cooling more than 4 hours. Ambient temperature of cooler 39°F. Fan of cooler was being blocked by sheet pans – pans removed from top shelf. Walk-in cooler – At 3:30 pm salsa (50°F – ambient Cooling since 11:00 am). Food cooling in large plastic containers with lid on. **Warning**
22-24-4 Intermediate – Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles. Wait station. **Warning**
22-22-4 Intermediate – Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Warning**

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