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Griot Caribbean Take Out, 2337, 1558 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd #5, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, United States

Latest report: October 3, 2022 12:00 PM
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HL

1 month ago

Closure Date: 09/22/2022

High Priority - Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Observe at walk-in refrigerator cooked cabbage overnight (62F - Cooling). See stop sale

High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by... See More live roaches found. Observe approximately 22 lives roaches in kitchen behind flip top refrigerator, approximately 2 live roaches under fryer in kitchen, 1 live on counter top by microwave in kitchen.Repeat Violation** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

High Priority - Sewage/wastewater backing up through floor drains. Observe under 3 compartment sink, located in the kitchen sewage backing up. When you let water run from hand wash sink sewage backs up on kitchen floor by compartment sink.

High Priority - Stop Sale issued on time/temperature control for safety food due to temperature abuse. Observe at walk-in refrigerator cooked cabbage overnight (62F - Cooling).

High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 1) observe in walk-in freezer Poultry (48F - Cold Holding); beef (48F - Cold Holding). 2) observe in walk-in refrigerator cooked pasta (74F - Cold Holding); rice (48F - Cold Holding); cooked vegetables (48F - Cold Holding);; beans cooked (52F - Cold Holding); peas (48F - Cold Holding) . SEE STOP SALE. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food, other than whole meat roast, hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Observe at stove top cooked pasta (114F - Hot Holding). **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**

Source: Florida Department of Health
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KX

3 months ago

Closure Date: 07/20/2022

High Priority - Employee used the bathroom and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands upon returning to employee area. Observe employee returning from bathroom with gloves on and start food preparation. Employee... See More stated that they washed hands in bathroom because there is no water in both hand wash sinks. **Warning**

High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. Observe 1 flying insect landing on Turkey on prep table. **Warning**

High Priority - Raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit based upon minimum required cooking temperature. Observe raw shelled eggs above raw fish. **Warning**

High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observe approximately 1 roach on prep table with food on table ,2 by walk-in refrigerator, 3 in case of water,3 on top plastic container lid, 4 behind 3 compartment sink in kitchen.**Warning** **Warning**

High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 2)Observe at prep table rice (65F - Cold Holding); Turkey (59F - Cold Holding); pork (50F - Cold Holding). Operator stated that they leave them on table till they finish,with no time as public health control for them. 2) Observe at Flip top refrigerator ; cut lettuce,cut tomato (45F - Cold Holding) due to no insert on top just large bowl that doesn't cover the refrigerator opening and cold air is escaping. **Warning**

High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food, other than whole meat roast, hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Observe at hot box black rice (127F - Hot Holding). **Warning**

Source: Florida Department of Health
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TX

1 year ago

Closure Date: 10/27/2021

High Priority - Raw animal food stored over/not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. Raw shell eggs stored above cooked pasta in walk-in cooler. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Live roaches observed -approximately 30 4... See More under handwash sink by three compartment sink in the main kitchen 2 by kitchen door leading to dining room , 5 under reach in cooler at cook line 4 under and behind reach in cooler next to three compartment sink 5 under steam table at cook line 4 under prep table in the middle of the kitchen 5 behind the RIF next to walk-in cooler in the kitchen 3 behind hot box next to three compartment sink in the main kitchen 2 in the guests' bathroom Operator started cleaning and sanitizing areas. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
High Priority - Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed approximately 10 rodent droppings under stove and and behind reach in freezer by walk-in cooler in the main kitchen. Operator started to clean and sanitize the areas. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food reheated for hot holding not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 seconds within 2 hours. dirty rice (130°F - Reheating)at 10:45 to 135° at 10:55 since 9:00 ; yellow rice (120°F - Reheating)at 10:45 to 127° F at 10:55 since 9:00; white rice (129°F - Reheating)at 10:50 to 134° F at 10:55 since 9:00 -all in hot box next to three compartment sink. At this rate food will not reach 165° F within 2 hours. Food moved to the top stove to properly reheat to 165° for hot holding. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**

Source: Florida Department of Health
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High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. Six live flies in tortilla prep area of kitchen. Flies did not land on anything. **Warning**

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Closure Date: 10/12/2022

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Closure Date: 08-26-2022

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