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Delray Beach Coffee Shop Cited For Mold, Dirty Worker


Carmela Coffee Delray Beach. Green Substance In Icemaker. Gloved Worker Touches Phone, Then Food…

Carmela Coffee in Delray Beach received multiple health violations from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.


DELRAY BEACH, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Delray Beach coffee shop was cited for five health violations — including the apparent presence of mold in an ice machine, and a worker touching food after touching a cell phone. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation told Carmela Coffee at 8918 West Atlantic Avenue that inspectors will return, unannounced, soon.

Per policy, we are publishing the actual language used by the DBPR inspector in the just-filed report from the August 8th inspection.

High Priority – Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. Employee touched cell phone then return to work

Intermediate – No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling.

Intermediate – No soap provided at handwash sink.

Basic – Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine/bin.

Basic – Standing water in bottom of reach-in-cooler.

Carmela Coffe was not ordered to close, but will be subject to a follow-up inspection by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.



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