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First Watch Watched By Health Inspectors, ”Bare Hands” Touching Food

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First Watch On Linton In Delray Beach Cited In Health Inspection

First Watch on Linton Blvd. in Delray Beach was cited by a Florida health inspector.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Popular morning and daytime eatery ”First Watch” at 640 East Linton Boulevard in Delray Beach received a warning from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as part of a troubling inspection.

While the restaurant was not ordered to close, the three high priority violations led to the State requiring a follow-up inspection.

The ”high priority” violations recorded during the December 13th check-up: “High Priority – Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands – food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. At expo line toaster employee using bare hands to put toast on plate for service. **Warning**”

“High Priority – Raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in walk-in cooler raw Turkey sausage links stored above raw bacon. Operator reversed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**”

“High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Pooled eggs 67°F at cook line. Eggs pre-portioned in cups and placed on line half hour ago. Reviewed time as a public health control with Manager, emailed form, manager placed time stamp on eggs. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**”

Additionally, there was no soap available at the employee hand washing sink.

An inspector returned on December 14th and found no violations.

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