Deerfield-News. com-Deerfield Beach, Fl-Just when you thought it could not get worse than The Patio Bar and Grille’s recent closure we found another. For those that are following I am only up to the letter E for the last 60 days worth of inspections. El Balcon De Las America’s sure needs to do way better, pretty gross. A total of 16 violations of which 9 were a high priority and lead to a temporary closure.
Licensee
Name: EL BALCON DE LAS AMERICAS IV INC License Number: SEA1618976
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 12/01/2022
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 246 S POWERLINE RD
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33442
 
Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine – Food 06/22/2022 Facility Temporarily Closed
Operations ordered stopped until violations are corrected.
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
24-05-4 Basic – Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. On dishwasher area. Operator stored properly **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08B-38-4 Basic – Food stored on floor. Bucket of sauces on floor front counter area. Bucket of sauces stored on flooring walk-in cooler. Operator stored properly. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
31B-04-4 Basic – No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees at front counter area. Sign emailed to operator. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
06-01-5 Basic – Time/temperature control for safety food thawed in an improper manner. Raw fish and chicken on separate compartment thawing in standing water at triple sink. Employee turned water onfaucet. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08B-17-4 Basic – Unwashed fruits/vegetables ( avocado)stored above ready-to-eat food.( cooked potatoes) inside cooler cook line. Operator stored properly **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
21-12-4 Basic – Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Operator removed **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
35A-02-6 High Priority – Approximately 50 Live, small flying insects landing in-food storage area with cans, cups, to go containers and on dishwasher area landing on clean utensils. Areas are separate by a wall from cook line. **Warning**
03D-02-5 High Priority – Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Big deep covered container with Cooked pork at 10 AM (50°F – Cooling). Per operator product cooling since yesterday . Product did not cooled to 41°Or below within 6 hours. Operator discarded.See Stop Sale. **Warning**
01B-01-4 High Priority – Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. Mandarins and tomato **Warning**
22-41-4 High Priority – Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. At 0ppm. Operator corrected to 100ppm chlorine. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
14-31-5 High Priority – Nonfood-grade bags used in direct contact with food.( tamales.) Operator removed **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
41-05-4 High Priority – Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment stored next to clean pans on dishwasher area. Operator removed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08A-05-6 High Priority – Raw animal food stored over/not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. 1) Raw shrimp over cooked chicken on cook line. 2) Raw fish over cooked pork in walk-in cooler. 3) Raw fish over bread in reach in freezer. Manager stored properly all products. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
01B-02-5 High Priority – Stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse. Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Big deep covered container with Cooked pork at 10 AM (50°F – Cooling). Per operator product cooling since yesterday . Product did not cooled to 41°Or below within 6 hours. Operator discarded.See Stop Sale. **Warning**
03A-02-5 High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked pork,sausage, (78°F – Cold Holding) sitting on prep table at cook line. Per employee product stored for approximately 20 minutes. Employee moved products to walk in cooler to quick chill. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
02C-02-5 Intermediate – Ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. House sauce as per manager was prepared 48 hours ago not date marked. Manager date marked. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**