Restaurant Had Flies In Kitchen And More Food Safety Problems
LABELLE, FL. - The state of Florida's Division of Hotels and Restaurants is required to do periodic spot inspections of restaurants, hotels and motels each year, and publishes the results of each inspection online. The Sunday Morning News looked at the most recent health inspection of LaBelle's well known restaurant the Forrey Grill on North Bridge Street (State Road 29).
A state food safety inspector observed the violations June 4th, 2009 finding 9 violations, 8 being critical. The inspector found among other things, flies in the kitchen.
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. In general, critical violations are those that, if not corrected, are more likely to contribute directly to food contamination, illness or environmental damage.
Although the report uses the industry-standard term "critical", varying degrees of severity and potential risk to the public require inspectors to assess each situation in determining the appropriate action. In addition, while an establishment may have multiple violations, the inspectors' training and judgment formulate the overall result of the inspection to ensure the public health and safety. 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.
Inspection: June 4, 2009 at 280 North Bridge Street in LaBelle. Although many problems were corrected on site during the inspection, it may be assumed that similar problems would be found at any random inspection.
02-07-1 Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening--lunch meat . Corrected On Site.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. raw beef above raw seafood reach-in storage cooler Corrected On Site.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. grated cheese Corrected On Site.
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect while under a boil water notice. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
22-17-1 Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
24-05-1 Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
35A-08-1 Critical. Observed live flies in kitchen.
35B-04-1 Critical. Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation.