Deerfield-News.com-Deerfield Beach,FL–The Deerfield Beach Cafe which has been in the news as they battle with the city over eviction had a less than stellar inspection. The DBPR latest report is listed below in full.

With all of the controversy surrounding this restaurant, one would think keeping the restaurant clean would and should be a priority for the operator.

Name: DEERFIELD BEACH CAFE License Number: SEA1623252
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 12/01/2024
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Change Owner Pending
Location Address: 202 NE 21 AVE

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine – Food 04/16/2024 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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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
36-34-5 Basic – Ceiling vents soiled with accumulated food debris, grease, dust, or mold-like substance at cookline and dining area. **Warning**
14-74-7 Basic – Cold holding equipment not maintained in good repair. Do not store time/temperature control for safety food in this unit until the unit is repaired. Four drawer reach in cooler in kitchen. **Warning**
06-09-1 Basic – Commercially processed reduced oxygen packaged fish bearing a label indicating that it is to remain frozen until time of use no longer frozen and not removed from reduced oxygen package. Observed tuna and salmon at the reach in cooler thawing in sealed ROP packages. Operator opened packages. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
13-07-4 Basic – Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Observed employee preparing food while wearing bracelet and watch. **Warning**
13-03-4 Basic – Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Employee working at the bread counter with no hair restraint. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
29-49-6 Basic – Standing water in bottom of single door True reach-in-cooler in the kitchen. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08B-12-5 Basic – Stored food not covered. Container of flour in dry storage stored uncovered. **Warning**
21-12-4 Basic – Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Wet wiping cloth observed hung on hand sink splash guard at the front counter. Operator removed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
21-09-4 Basic – Wet wiping cloths used for occasional spills on equipment food- and nonfood-contact surfaces not clean. Observed soiled wet wiping cloth on front counter by drink ice. Operator removed. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
12A-14-4 High Priority – Employee coughed, sneezed, used a handkerchief or disposable tissue then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. Employee grabbed napkin to blow his nose, discarded napkin then grabbed a menu and cleaned utensils. **Warning**
12A-27-4 High Priority – Employee cracked raw shell eggs and then handled ready-to-eat food and/or clean equipment or utensils without washing hands. Employee cracked raw shell eggs then handled clean utensil. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
35A-02-6 High Priority – Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. Two live small flying insects observed inside pastry case. Operator discarded all food in the case and removed flies. **Admin Complaint**
08A-17-6 High Priority – Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature when stored in a freezer – not all products commercially packaged. Sliced steaks no longer in original packing stored over opened box of chocolate chips in reach in freezer near dry storage. Operator reorganized. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
01B-13-4 High Priority – Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. Two small flies resting on pastry in display case. **Warning**
03A-02-5 High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 1. Raw fish (51F), raw chicken (50F), cut tomato (49F), cheese (51F), sauerkraut (52F), and raw beef (51F) in the four drawer reach in cooler under cook line in the kitchen. Food placed in unit less than three hours per operator. Foods not portioned or prepared today. Operator moved food to cooler to quick chill. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
03B-01-6 High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food, other than whole meat roast, hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. 1. Cooked sausage (112F – Hot Holding), Cooked potato (109F – Hot Holding), and cooked onion (114F – Hot Holding) stored at the cookline under no temperature control. Operator reheated foods. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
31A-11-4 Intermediate – Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. 1. Observed ice cubes and coffee grinds at front counter handsink. 2. Observed bucket in hand sink at cookline in kitchen. Operator removed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**


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