Tom Sawyer Restaurant

Florida Not Hucking Around, Tom Sawyer’s Restaurant In Boca Raton Cited

Boca Raton Florida News Palm Beach County

Multiple “High Priority” Violations.

Tom Sawyer Restaurant in Boca Raton cited by State of Florida.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Tom Sawyer’s Country Restaurant and Pastry Shop is in a bit of trouble. The Boca Raton location was cited by Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation for five high priority violations, four intermediate violations, and two basic violations in an unannounced inspection on April 8th.

The restaurant, at 1759 NW 2nd Avenue in Boca Raton, was not ordered to close, but is subject to an unannounced follow-up inspection.

Per policy, we are publishing the actual language used in the inspector’s report.

High Priority – Raw animal food stored over/not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. Walk in cooler – fresh eggs over prepared pancake batter – operator removed fresh eggs. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

High Priority – Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. Employee brought dirty pan to dish area – to hot line and handled a clean plate – reviewed with operator glove changing procedures. **Corrective Action Taken**

High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. buttermilk pancake batter (66F) held under 4 hours at room temperature-operator moved to reach in cooler. Operator will utilize TPHC procedures going forward. **Corrective Action Taken**

High Priority – Wiping cloth solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed stored in a location that could result in the cross contamination of food, equipment, utensils, linens, single-service, or single-use articles. Sanitizer Bucket (Chlorine >200ppm); operator corrected Sanitizer Bucket (Chlorine 50ppm) **Corrected On-Site**

Intermediate – Food being cooled by nonapproved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. COOLING – sautéed onions (101F – Cooling) 10:15 cooling since 9:30 recheck 11:15 84F held in deep covered container – operator moved to shallow pan and put into freezer. **Corrective Action Taken**

Intermediate – Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Kitchen and prep hand sinks blocked by food bins and plastic container inside – operator removed. **Corrected On-Site**

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 Certified Manager arrived during inspection. **Corrected On-Site**

Intermediate – No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold time/temperature control for safety food. Operator could not find written procedures- emailed copy to operator and reviewed form – operator printed and completed during inspection. **Corrected On-Site**

Basic – Stored food not covered. Biscuits, cut lemons – operator covered. **Corrected On-Site**

Basic – Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Employee with no hair restraint while preparing fresh pooled eggs.

Tom Sawyer Restaurant in Boca Raton was not ordered to close.



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