DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Prime Seven, the highly regarded restaurant at Seven Bridges in Delray Beach, has been cited by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for two issues regarding fish and one regarding “potentially hazardous” food left in the pizza making area.
Florida investigators listed both fish violations and the pizza area violation as “high priority items,” defined by investigators as “violations 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.”
One of the fish violations: ”HIGH PRIORITY: Non-exempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be full cooked or discarded.”
Another: “HIGH PRIORITY: Potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit at Pizza Make-up Area. Sliced sausage 50 (degrees Fahrenheit).”
Read the complete report below which was just made public even though it was filed in February. It should be noted that while ominous, the violations did not require a shutdown of the restaurant which is set to be reinspected by the investigators at an undisclosed date and time. High priority violations are not uncommon, however lack of proper parasite destruction in fish is not insignificant. Investigators make the point that an inspection report is a snapshot of a restaurant’s daily operations and are as much a teaching tool as they are for protecting public health.
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