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DEAD ROACHES FOUND IN BOCA RATON RESTAURANT

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TWO INSPECTIONS AND TWO FAILURES IN TWO DAYS.

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton restaurant is facing trouble with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation after logging 14 violations during back-to-back inspections over two days.

The restaurant remains open but faces an ”administrative complaint” from the Florida DBPR.

The Artful Dodger Bar and Grill at 495 NE 20th Street in Boca Raton was cited for ten violations during an inspection on May 12th. Per BocaNewsNow.com, we are publishing the specific language written by the inspector with no-to-limited editing.

High Priority – Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live roach observed on left side floor of residential fridge on cook line. **Warning**

High Priority – Raw animal food stored over/not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. Open package of raw bacon stored on top of cut tomato and onion in cook line flip top cooler **Warning**

High Priority – Operating with an expired Division of Hotels and Restaurants license. License expired 12-1-21 **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

High Priority – Toxic substance/chemical improperly stored. Sternos improperly stored in dry storage room **Warning**

Intermediate – Food manager certification expired. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/hotels-restaurants/food-lodging/food-manager/Ryan W Branning 8-9-16 **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

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. Discussed with owner. **Warning**

Intermediate – Ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. No prepared tcs foods date marked **Warning**

Basic – Plumbing system in disrepair. Hose tubing from hand wash sink draining water into recycling bin containing glass liquor bottles **Warning**

Basic – Interior of oven/microwave has accumulation of black substance/grease/food debris. Microwave soiled **Warning**

Basic – Dead roaches on premises. Observed 5 dead roaches on left side floor of residential fridge on cook line. Observed 5 casings/eggs on left side floor of residential fridge on cook line. 1 dead roach observed on right side. **Warning**

On May 13th, the FLDBPR inspector returned and logged the following violations.

Intermediate – – From initial inspection : Intermediate – Food manager certification expired. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/hotels-restaurants/food-lodging/food-manager/Ryan W Branning 8-9-16 **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint** – From follow-up inspection 2022-05-13: None provided **Admin Complaint**

Intermediate – – From initial inspection : 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. Discussed with owner. **Warning** – From follow-up inspection 2022-05-13: Time Extended;59 days **Time Extended**

Basic – – From initial inspection : Basic – Plumbing system in disrepair. Hose tubing from hand wash sink draining water into recycling bin containing glass liquor bottles **Warning** – From follow-up inspection 2022-05-13: Plumber was called. Next unannounced **Time Extended** **Corrective Action Taken**

Despite the issues, the Artful Dodger was not required to shut down. Another unannounced inspection is pending.

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