Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach, Fl-Very disappointed that Fork Italia which we just ate at and gave a good review has made our “Dirty In Deerfield” list. The inspection on 10-9-2019 was bad and resulted in the forced closure of the restaurant by DBPR.
Name: FORK ITALIA License Number: SEA1616421
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 12/01/2019
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 470 W HILLSBORO BLVD
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33441
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine – Food 10/09/2019 Facility Temporarily Closed
Operations ordered stopped until violations are corrected.
More information about inspections.
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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.
35A-03-4 Basic – Dead roaches on premises. 4 dead roaches on floor under front counter. 1 dead roach inside empty ice machine **Warning**
35A-20-4 Basic – Dead rodent present. 1 dead rat in corner of kitchen on floor under dry food storage shelving **Warning**
14-11-4 Basic – Equipment in poor repair. Fliptop cooler across from cookline has a broken lid. Delfield reach-in freezer – ambient air temperature 64°F. Manager stated freezer has not been working properly and started using as a refrigerator instead. Manager instructed not to use cooler until it can maintain 41°F or below. **Warning**
05-09-4 Basic – No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. In all coolers. **Warning**
03A-02-4 High Priority – Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fliptop cooler at front counter – chick peas (49°F – Cold Holding); cut tomatoes (46°F – Cold Holding). Foods in cooler overnight. Food stored in top of fliptop cooler. See stop sale. Delfield reach-in freezer – raw chicken (52°F – Cold Holding); cooked peppers (54°F – Cold Holding); salmon (53°F – Cold Holding). Food in cooler overnight. See stop sale. **Warning**
35A-05-4 High Priority – Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live roach on wall behind handwash sink near 3 compartment sink 3 live roaches on wall behind 3 compartment sink 1 live roach on floor by dry storage area 1 live roach inside empty ice bin More than 10 live roaches inside Katom oven 1 live roach inside gasket of 1 door reach-in cooler at front counter 1 live roach on wall in dining area 8 live roaches inside delfield reach-in cooler 33 live roaches under prep table 1 live roach on wall by rack of clean dishes 5 live roaches on basket of raw potatoes and onions in prep area **Warning**
35A-04-4 High Priority – Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 3 droppings on floor under dry storage shelving in rear prep area **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 cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fliptop cooler at front counter – chick peas (49°F – Cold Holding); cut tomatoes (46°F – Cold Holding). Foods in cooler overnight. Food stored in top of fliptop cooler. Delfield reach-in freezer – raw chicken (52°F – Cold Holding); cooked peppers (54°F – Cold Holding); salmon (53°F – Cold Holding). Food in cooler overnight. **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate – Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. On fliptop cooler at cookline. **Warning**