Thursday, January 28, 2010

LaBelle's Log Cabin Bar-B-Q - 6 Food Safety Issues

Six Critical Food Safety Violations At Log Cabin Restaurant

LABELLE, FL. -- The new owners of LaBelle's Log Cabin Bar-B-Q found the restaurant had six critical food safety violation in it's most recent inspection by a state restaurant inspector. Although the Hendry county eatery met inspection standards and can remain open, the owners were notified of items including soiled gaskets and no employee food training was provided.

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 industry-standard term "critical" is used, 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.

A summary of the violations found during the inspection of the Log Cabin Bar-B-Q are listed below.

02-13-2     Critical. Required consumer advisory for raw/undercooked animal food not provided.
22-17-1    Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
32-04-1    Critical. Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors.
32-08-1    Critical. No waste receptacle provided at hand wash lavatory with disposable towels.
32-16-1    Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions.
53B-08-1    Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. All public food service establishments must provide the division with proof of employee training upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment.

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