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ROCCO’S TACOS DELRAY BEACH CITED FOR MULTIPLE HEALTH ISSUES

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Restaurant Receives Eight Violations On July 18th. Read The Issues…

Roccos Tacos Delray Beach
Rocco’s Tacos in Delray Beach, Florida.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Ultra-popular restaurant Rocco’s Tacos at 110 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach is under scrutiny from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation after an inspector logged eight violations on July 18th, then returned the following day and found two. The restaurant was not ordered to shut down, but is subject to an unannounced follow-up inspection.

Per BocaNewsNow.com policy, the following is the largely unedited text as it appears in the inspection report.

High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. cooked chicken (50°F); cooked pork (50°F); cooked pork belly (51°F); cooked meatballs (52°F); butter (47°F); cooked chicken wings (49°F); cooked onions and peppers (50°F); raw shell egg ambient (47°F); heavy cream (49°F); rojo salsa (50°F);; salsa (48°F); shredded cheese (51°F); cooked black beans (52°F-54°F); sour cream (47°F); half and half (48°F) in walk in cooler. Unit has an ambient temperature of 43°F-47°F. Monitored unit and food items for approximately 2+ hours. No changes in temperature. Unknown time out of temperature. See Stop Sale. left side: cooked chicken wrap(flauta) (65°F-67°F – Cold Holding); salsa (54°F-60°F); unit has an ambient temperature of 55°F. Operator discarded far right: raw steak (58°F); cooked onions and pepper (66°F); cooked sweet potatoes (52°F); cooked garlic 58°F (); cooked mushrooms (58°F); cooked chicken wings (54°F); shredded cheese (59°F); raw shrimp (53°F); raw mahi-mahi (52°F). Unit has an ambie temperature of 50°F-54°F. Operator states items have been in unit less than four hours. Operator moved to working unit. **Warning**

High Priority – Stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse. Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. cooked chicken (50°F); cooked pork (50°F); cooked pork belly (51°F); cooked meatballs (52°F); butter (47°F); cooked chicken wings (49°F); cooked onions and peppers (50°F); raw shell egg ambient (47°F); heavy cream (49°F); rojo salsa (50°F);; salsa (48°F); shredded cheese (51°F); cooked black beans (52°F-54°F); sour cream (47°F); half and half (48°F) in walk in cooler. Unit has an ambient temperature of 43°F-47°F. Monitored unit and food items for approximately 2+ hours. No changes in temperature. Unknown time out of temperature. **Warning**

High Priority – Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. Dish machine tested at 0ppm. Sanitizer was empty. Operator replaced sanitizer and called for service. Tech arrived at time of inspection and retested at 100ppm.**Corrected On-Site** **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

High Priority – Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within two hours. Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Walk in cooler:; cooked beef cooked at 10:30 for 2.5 hours (4:40) (79°F-83°F – Cooling); ; cooked beef (5:30) (74°F-77°F – Cooling) item finished cooked around 1pm. First temperature taken at approximately 3 hours after cooking. Monitored for approximately 1 hour. See Stop Sale **Warning**

High Priority – Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Walk in cooler:; cooked beef cooked at 10:30 for 2.5 hours (4:40) (79°F-83°F – Cooling); ; cooked beef (5:30) (74°F-77°F – Cooling) item finished cooked around 1pm. First temperature taken at approximately 3 hours after cooking. Monitored for approximately 1 hour. See Stop Sale **Warning**

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. No proof provided **Warning**

Intermediate – No soap provided at handwash sink. Observed at hand wash sink on cook line. Soap was stocked with hand sanitizer. Operator replaced **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**

Basic – Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Observed at light inside of hood system. Light missing cover. **Warning**

Basic – Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine/bin. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

Portable fire extinguisher gauge in red zone. For reporting purposes only. Observed at fire extinguisher on far left prep line.

A Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspector returned on July 19th and logged the following:

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. No proof provided **Warning** – From follow-up inspection 2022-07-19: 59 days **Time Extended**

From initial inspection : Portable fire extinguisher gauge in red zone. For reporting purposes only. Observed at fire extinguisher on far left prep line – From follow-up inspection 2022-07-19.

Rocco’s Tacos Delray Beach has remained open. Another inspection is pending.

LOCAL JOURNALISM SUPPORTER.

Paul Saperstein

 

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