Bluefin sushi and thai

HEALTH INSPECTOR: Bluefin Sushi And Thai Boca Raton Has Problems

Boca Raton Florida News Palm Beach County

Restaurant Botched Two Inspections. Now Subject Of “Administrative Complaints.”

Bluefin Sushi and Thai, located at 861 Yamato Road in Boca Raton.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Bluefin Sushi and Thai Grill at 861 Yamato Road in Boca Raton is being scrutinized by a health inspector from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

The restaurant was cited on December 9th for two high-priority violations, and told to expect a return visit. That visit, just a day later, yielded even more issues. The restaurant is now facing the more serious “administrative complaints” filed by the Inspector.

From the December 9th remarks written by the FL DBPR Inspector (per our policy, we only edit official reports lightly, if at all):

High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. #1: salmon (52°F – Cold Holding); raw chicken (52°F – Cold Holding); calamari (51°F – Cold Holding); spring rolls (53°F – Cold Holding) Observed in reach-in cooler next to rice holding station. Ambient temperature of cooler is 52°F. Operator states items have been in cooler for less than 3 hours. Operator added ice to items and called for service. #2: wonton (52°F – Cold Holding) Observed in mini flip top cooler next to stove top. Operator states less than 3 hours. Ambient temperature of cooler is 49°F. Operator moved items to a working cooler. #3: dumplings (52°F – Cold Holding) Observed in flip top cooler next to rice hot holding station. Observed dumplings to be double panned, thus not allowing airflow to reach dumplings. Operator removed bottom pan. **Corrective Action Taken** **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

High Priority – Raw shrimp stored over ready-to-eat half and half in lowboy cooler at wait station. Operator reversed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

Intermediate – No soap provided at handwash sink next to office. Operator provided soap. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

Basic – Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area, food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. Observed multiple employee meal items unlabeled over restaurant food. Operator moved to designated area and labeled. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

From Follow-up Inspection the next day (December 10th, 2021):

High Priority – – From initial inspection : High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. #1: salmon (52°F – Cold Holding); raw chicken (52°F – Cold Holding); calamari (51°F – Cold Holding); spring rolls (53°F – Cold Holding) Observed in reach-in cooler next to rice holding station. Ambient temperature of cooler is 52°F. Operator states items have been in cooler for less than 3 hours. Operator added ice to items and called for service. #2: wonton (52°F – Cold Holding) Observed in mini flip top cooler next to stove top. Operator states less than 3 hours. Ambient temperature of cooler is 49°F. Operator moved items to a working cooler. #3: dumplings (52°F – Cold Holding) Observed in flip top cooler next to rice hot holding station. Observed dumplings to be double panned, thus not allowing airflow to reach dumplings. Operator removed bottom pan. **Corrective Action Taken** **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning** – From follow-up inspection 2021-12-10: Raw shell eggs 60° F Cold Holding Chicken Dumplings 54° F Cold Holding Butter 53° F Cold Holding all in mini flip top next to stove top at cook line As per operator cooler was set up at 3 o’clock. Food was brought in from walk-in cooler. Food moved to walk-in to quick chill. Reach in cooler next to rice station at cook line Raw Chicken 46°-48° Cold Holding – chicken moved to walk-in cooler to quick chill Dumplings 41° F-50° F on ice- container over-stacked Fish 41° F on ice Beef 41° F on ice cooler not repaired. Operator holding food cold by using ice bags. **Admin Complaint** **Admin Complaint**

High Priority – – From initial inspection : High Priority – Raw shrimp stored over ready-to-eat half and half in lowboy cooler at wait station. Operator reversed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning** – From follow-up inspection 2021-12-10: Raw shell eggs stored above rice noodles in mini flip top cooler next to the stove. Operator removed eggs. **Admin Complaint**

Despite the Administrative Complaints, the restaurant was not ordered to close. Another inspection is pending.

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