Thursday, February 23, 2012

Clewiston Inn's Restaurant New Owners - 17 Food Violations

17 Food Safety Violations At Mazzarello's Clewiston Restaurant

CLEWISTON, FL. -- The latest inspection of the "Country Inn" restaurant at the Clewiston Inn in Hendry county shows trouble may be brewing for patrons who are concerned about cleanliness and food safety.

The corporate and fictitious name registered with the state division of restaurants and hotels is "DMS Country Inn" but appears on the records of the Secretary of State as "D.M.S Country Inn Corporation." There is no fictitious name registered with the state. Thus making it a bit difficult to locate the actual owners of the restaurant if they advertise or use any other name than DMS Country Inn Corporation.

A February 6th inspection by the state division of restaurants found the following 17 violations of food safety and sanitation regulations, 11 being classified as "critical." There was no restaurant license found and no food manager was on premises nor had employees been trained in food safety. Employees were cutting and placing salads in containers with bare hands, says the report.

Violation  Observation
03A-07-1  Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.Observed half & half coffee creamers stored at room temperature at coffee sevice in lobby Corrected On Site.Voluntarily discarded
03A-07-1  Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.individual butter containers held at room temperature at waitstation Corrected On Site.voluntarily discarded.
03B-03-1  Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above.steam taable foods ranging from 123 to 133 degrees F Corrected On Site.turned up heat. to maintain 135 degrees F or hotter
08A-28-1  Critical. Observed food , box of rice,stored on floor in dry storage arrea..
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.observed employee chop and place lettuce into container for salads using bare hands. Corrected On Site.
25-04-1  Observed single-service items , box of handtowels,stored on floor in dry storag area.
29-03-1  Observed water draining onto floor from condenser drain line as evidenced by large lump of ice on floor at outside freezer.
29-07-1  Plumbing system improperly repaired.Observed grease trap covers with multiple 3 inch gaps to open air allowing acceess to vermin/flies.outside at back kitchen dumpster area.Rainwater backed up at greasetrap drain. but contained in concrete surface containment area.
33-13-1  Observed non-bagged food garbage in dumpster with lid open allowing access by birds,vermin andvflies. Flies present..
33-16-1  Observed open dumpster lid.
38-10-1  Light not walkin cooler outside at back kitchen door
50-09-1  Critical. Hotel and Restaurant license not properly displayed. License not available at inspection.
53A-01-2  Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.
53A-07-1  Critical. No Certified Food Manager for establishment.
53A-09-1  Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation.
53B-01-1  Critical. No professional hygiene and/or foodborne illness training provided.
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. Pro


  1. Anonymous7:28 PM

    has this place been inspected recently ? Have the violations been corrected ? We plan to be in the area in Feb. 2013 and were considering eating there.


  2. Latest inspection: