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Boca Raton Greek Restaurant Cited For Health Violations

Boca Raton Florida News Palm Beach County

ELEVEN VIOLATIONS… Insects… Food Not Protected From Contamination…

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Taverna Kyma in Boca Raton.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Popular Greek Restaurant Taverna Kyma was cited for eleven health violations during an inspection on July 25th by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The restaurant was not required to shut down.

Per BocaNewsNow.com policy, we are publishing the exact text written and recorded Florida DBPR from the inspection report.

REPORT FROM FLORIDA DBPR HEALTH INSPECTION:

High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food, other than whole meat roast, hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. At steam table; chicken (109°F – Hot Holding), being held double panned. Operator stated being held less than 4 hours, moved to grill to re-heat. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. At Left make top cooler; cut tomatoes (57°F – Cold Holding); mashed potatoes (56°F – Cold Holding); feta (70°F – Cold Holding). Operator stated being held less than 4 hours, moved items to walk-in cooler. At cook line; hummus (74°F – Cold Holding);calamari (66°F – Cold Holding). Items being held on counter on ice, ice melted not reaching product line. Operator added ice. At cook line; spanakopita (70°F – Cold Holding), being held on sheet tray on counter. Operator stated being held less than 4 hours, moved to walk-in cooler. **Warning**

High Priority – Raw animal food stored over/not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. At walk-in cooler; raw beef stored over ready-to-eat feta cheese, raw salmon stored over cooked greens. Operator moved raw items below ready-to-eat items. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

High Priority – Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. At bar; approximately 6 live, small flying insects flying around and landing on ice tea pitchers. At storage area; approximately 8 live, small flying insects flying around garbage cans and dry storage shelves. **Admin Complaint**

High Priority – Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. At cook line expo; displayed cut lemons not properly protected. Operator covered with plastic wrap. **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. At bar dish machine; chlorine sanitizer 0ppm. Operator stated sanitizer bottle empty, replaced bottle and primed machine. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

Intermediate – No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. At cook line hand wash sink; no paper towels. Operator provided paper towels. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **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. **Warning**

Intermediate – Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. At bar; spray bottle containing chemical cleaner not labeled. Operator labeled. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

Basic – Stored food not covered. At walk-in cooler; tzatziki stored uncovered. Operator covered. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

Basic – Standing water in bottom of reach-in-cooler. At cook line reach in cooler(s); standing water in bottom. **Warning**

Taverna Kyma was re-inspected on July 26th and no violations were logged. Taverna Kyma is located at 6298 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton.

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