Boca Raton

Tough Times For Boca Bagel Places, Another Cited By Health Inspector

Boca Raton Florida News Palm Beach County
Boca Bagel Bar on Mizner Boulevard was warned by a health inspector.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Just days after we reported that health inspectors forced the closure of “Way Beyond Bagels” in Delray Beach due to rodent droppings and food safety issues, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation reveals that another bagel place is on its radar.

Boca Bagel Bar at 177 SE Mizner Boulevard, Suite 36, received a “warning” and is subjected to an unannounced follow-up inspection in the days to come. While none of the alleged violations led to a forced closure, an inspector did note several “high priority” violations.

The following is the verbatim language used in the DBPR report:

High Priority – Raw animal food stored over/not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. At walk-in cooler, raw eggs stored over cut potatoes. Smoked salmon stored over soup and cooked bacon. Items moved **Corrected On-Site**

High Priority – Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. Operator left cookline to receive shipment of bottled juice then returned to cookline to plate a breakfast wrap without washing hands and changing gloves. Operator washed hands and changed gloves **Corrected On-Site**

High Priority – Wiping cloth sanitizer solution exceeds the maximum concentration allowed. At front counter, Sanitizer Bucket (Chlorine 200+ppm). Solution corrected to 100ppm chlorine **Corrected On-Site**

Intermediate – Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of foodborne illnesses and symptoms of illness that would prevent an employee from working with food, clean equipment and utensils, and single-service items. Sent poster.

Intermediate – No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**

Basic – Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area, food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. Employee cellphone stored in window of cookline above flip top cooler. Item moved **Corrected On-Site**

Basic – Floor not cleaned when the least amount of food is exposed. At triple sink and mop sink area.

The restaurant remains open.


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