Delray Beach Vegetarian Restaurant Cited By Health Inspector

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Maoz Vegetarian Had Slime, Food Temperature Issues…

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Maoz Vegetarian, a vegetarian restaurant chain, was cited by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for multiple violations in its Delray Beach location. The restaurant, at 430 East Linton Boulevard, was not ordered to close.

BocaNewsNow.com, per our policy, is publishing the full text of the violations as recorded by the State of Florida. We edit only for punctuation when needed.

High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. coleslaw (54°F); cut cabbage (53°F); falafel mix (54°F) being held on cook line. Operator states items are held for 4 hours and discarded. Discussed TPHC with operator. Provided written procedure **Warning**

Intermediate – Food being cooled by non-approved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. beets 1:50 (65°F-78°F – Cooling); beets 2:10 (68°F-91° – Cooling); soup 2:10 (45°F-51°F – Cooling) being cooled in walk-in cooler. Items are covered. Discussed proper cooling methods with operator. Operator moved items to walk-in freezer to quick chill **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

Intermediate – Food-contact surface soiled with food debris, mold-like substance or slime. Can opener blade soiled. Operator moved to ware washing area **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

Basic – Employee personal food not properly identified and segregated from food to be served to the public. Operator removed **Warning**

A follow-up inspection on August 24th yielded one violation:

Intermediate – – From initial inspection : Intermediate – Food being cooled by non-approved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. beets 1:50 (65F-78F – Cooling); beets 2:10 (68F-91 – Cooling); soup 2:10 (45F-51F – Cooling) being cooled in walk-in cooler. Items are covered. Discussed proper cooling methods with operator. Operator moved items to walk-in freezer to quick chill **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning** – From follow-up inspection 2022-08-24: Not observed at time of inspection. Discussed cooling methods with operator. Next unannounced **Time Extended**

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