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Delray Beach Restaurant Ordered Closed, Roaches Found

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A popular East Delray Beach restaurant was ordered closed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation after roaches were found inside.

Cabana El Rey at 105 East Atlantic Avenue was ordered closed on January 27th. Inspectors permitted the restaurant to reopen on January 28th. This is the text of the report filed by the DBPR inspector:

High Priority – Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 5 live roaches observed on ground under right side cook line flip top cooler. **Warning**

Intermediate – No soap provided at handwash sink. Located at hand wash sink on cook line, operator provided and refilled **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

High Priority – Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within two hours and from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within six hours. See stop sale. Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. cooked potatoes (48°F-55°F- Cooling) operator states items were cooked yesterday and have been in unit overnight. **Warning**

High Priority – Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. cooked potatoes (48°F-55°F- Cooling) operator states items were cooked yesterday and have been in unit overnight. See Stop Sale **Warning**

Basic – Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead roach observed on linen line bump cart holding dry ingredients next to right side flip top cooler. Operator removed linens, cleaned and sanitized area **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

Basic – Nonfood-contact surface soiled with grease, food debris, dirt, slime or dust. Observed at cooler gaskets **Warning**

Basic – Stored food not covered. Multiple cooked items in walk in cooler prepared on a previous day not covered. Discussed with operator **Warning**

On January 28th, the inspector recorded the following “high priority” violation, but permitted the restaurant to reopen.

High Priority – – From initial inspection : High Priority – Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. cooked potatoes (48F-55F- Cooling) operator states items were cooked yesterday and have been in unit overnight. See Stop Sale **Warning** – From follow-up inspection 2022-01-28: Next unannounced **Time Extended**

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