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Health Inspection Revealed Food Issues, “Stop Sale” Ordered.

Boca Raton’s Original House Of Pancakes was cited for high priority violations during a recent health inspection.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Inspectors from Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation cited The Original Pancake House at 8903 Glades Road with multiple “High Priority” violations during an inspection on July 7th.

The restaurant was reinspected on July 8th and found to be in compliance.

The July 7th inspection revealed the following “high priority” issues, officially recorded this way:

“High Priority – Stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse. Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. #:1 American cheese (49°F – Cold Holding); cut tomatoes (48°F – Cold Holding); salsa (49°F – Cold Holding) Observed in flip top cooler next to oven on far right. Operator stated that items have been in cooler overnight. Ambient temperature of cooler is 41°F. Unable to determine what time items went out of temperature. See stop sale. #2: apple crepe mix (49°F – Cold Holding); blintz mix (50°F – Cold Holding); blue cheese (48°F – Cold Holding); heavy cream (48°F – Cold Holding); sausage links (47°F – Cold Holding); sausage patties (50°F – Cold Holding); diced ham (50°F – Cold Holding); cheese sauce (49°F – Cold Holding); corned beef hash (50°F – Cold Holding); turkey (49°F – Cold Holding); Canadian bacon (50°F – Cold Holding); mozzarella cheese (49°F – Cold Holding); Swiss cheese (47°F – Cold Holding); steaks (49°F – Cold Holding); salami (48°F – Cold Holding) Observed in walk-in cooler. Operator stated that items have been in cooler overnight. Operator stated that they had a delivery earlier, walk-in had an ambient temperature of 50°F. Operator opened walk-in freezer door and got the walk-in cooler ambient temperature down to 46°F. Unable to determine time out of temperature. See stop sale. **Warning**”

“High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. #:1 American cheese (49°F – Cold Holding); cut tomatoes (48°F – Cold Holding); salsa (49°F – Cold Holding) Observed in flip top cooler next to oven on far right. Operator stated that items have been in cooler overnight. Ambient temperature of cooler is 41°F. Unable to determine what time items went out of temperature. See stop sale. #2: apple crepe mix (49°F – Cold Holding); blintz mix (50°F – Cold Holding); blue cheese (48°F – Cold Holding); heavy cream (48°F – Cold Holding); sausage links (47°F – Cold Holding); sausage patties (50°F – Cold Holding); diced ham (50°F – Cold Holding); cheese sauce (49°F – Cold Holding); corned beef hash (50°F – Cold Holding); turkey (49°F – Cold Holding); Canadian bacon (50°F – Cold Holding); mozzarella cheese (49°F – Cold Holding); Swiss cheese (47°F – Cold Holding); steaks (49°F – Cold Holding); salami (48°F – Cold Holding) Observed in walk-in cooler. Operator stated that items have been in cooler overnight. Operator stated that they had a delivery earlier, walk-in had an ambient temperature of 50°F. Operator opened walk-in freezer door and got the walk-in cooler ambient temperature down to 46°F. Unable to determine time out of temperature. See stop sale. **Warning**”

And in what is becoming a somewhat common violation, the restaurant did not have a certified food service manager on duty at the time of the unannounced inspection.

From the report:

“Intermediate – No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/hotels-restaurants/food-lodging/food-manager/ **Warning**”

The restaurant was not closed, and had no violations when re-inspected the following day.

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