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RODENT DROPPINGS AT ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZA LEADS TO FORCED CLOSURE

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STATE HEALTH INSPECTOR ORDERED RESTAURANT ON POWERLINE ROAD IN BOCA RATON TO CLOSE. IT’S NOW OPEN, CLEARED…

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The Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Website. The Chain’s Powerline Road location in Boca Raton was ordered to close by the State of Florida after 50 rodent droppings were allegedly found. (Image: Anthony’s Website).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — An inspector with Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation found at least 50 rodent droppings in Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza at 21065 Powerline Road, near Glades Road. Combined with several other issues, the restaurant was ordered to close during its December 1st inspection. The restaurant was permitted to reopen the following day.

Per BocaNewsNow.com policy, the following is a verbatim list of complaints, as logged by the State of Florida, documented during the December 1st visit. We note that Florida DBPR noted that the restaurant was “ordered” to stop operations until the violations were cleared.

High Priority – Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 50 plus rodent droppings on the floor underneath the shelf with bag in the box for soda machine. Across from dish area , no door between dish area , kitchen and storage room. **Admin Complaint**

High Priority – Raw animal food stored over/not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. Raw pork stored over salami in walk-in cooler. Operator reversed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

High Priority – Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Meatballs (43°F-50°F);Stacked, covered, in a deep container cooked yesterday. See stop sale **Warning**

High Priority – Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked chicken wings 71°F at pizza station for less than 2 hours. Reviewed TPHC with operator e-mailed formed. Operator filled out form and placed time stamp on chicken wings. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

Intermediate – Certified food manager unable to answer basic Food Code questions pertaining to safe operation of establishment. Manager stated cooking temperature for chicken wings 145°F . Reviewed cooking temperature with operator **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

Basic – Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Light in the storage room was missing shield. **Warning**

Basic – Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. The outside door in the rear of the kitchen has a gap when closed. **Warning**

The December 2nd follow-up yielded a repeat of the two “basic” violations, but all “intermediate” and “high priority” violations were cured, according to the inspector. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza on Powerline was permitted to reopen at that time.

LOCAL JOURNALISM SUPPORTER.

Paul Saperstein

 

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