Trouble For Original Pancake House by Boca Raton


The sanitary inspection revealed feeding problems, “Stop the sale” ordered.

Boca Raton’s Original House Of Pancakes was cited for high priority violations during a recent health inspection.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) – Inspectors from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation cited The Original Pancake House at 8903 Glades Road with several “high priority” violations during inspection on July 7.

The restaurant was re-inspected on July 8 and found to be compliant.

The July 7 inspection revealed the following ‘high priority’ issues, officially recorded this way:

“High Priority – Stop sale issued on time / temperature control for food safety due to temperature abuse.” Time / temperature control for the safety of cold foods maintained above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. #: 1 American cheese (49 ° F – Keep cold); cut tomatoes (48 ° F – Keep cold); salsa (49 ° F – Keep Cold) Observed in the hinged-lid cooler next to the oven on the far right. The operator said the items were in a cooler overnight. The ambient temperature of the cooler is 41 ° F. Unable to determine what time the elements came out of temperature. See stop the sale. # 2: apple pancake mix (49 ° F – Cold Holding); blintz mixture (50 ° F – Keep cold); blue cheese (48 ° F – Keep cold); heavy cream (48 ° F – Keep cold); sausage links (47 ° F – Keep Cold); sausage patties (50 ° F – Keep Cold); diced ham (50 ° F – Keep cold); cheese sauce (49 ° F – Keep cold); corned beef mince (50 ° F – Keep Cold); turkey (49 ° F – Keep cold); Canadian bacon (50 ° F – Keep cold); mozzarella cheese (49 ° F – Keep cold); Swiss cheese (47 ° F – Keep cold); steaks (49 ° F – Keep cold); salami (48 ° F – Keep cold) Observed in a cold room. The operator said the items were in a cooler overnight. The operator said he had a delivery earlier that the ambient temperature was 50 ° F. The operator opened the walk-in freezer door and lowered the room temperature of the walk-in refrigerator to 46 ° F. Unable to determine time out of temperature. See stop the sale. **Warning**”

“High Priority – Time / Temperature Control for Safety of Cold Foods Maintained Over 41 degrees Fahrenheit.” #: 1 American cheese (49 ° F – Keep cold); cut tomatoes (48 ° F – Keep cold); salsa (49 ° F – Keep Cold) Observed in the hinged-lid cooler next to the oven on the far right. The operator said the items were in a cooler overnight. The ambient temperature of the cooler is 41 ° F. Unable to determine what time the elements came out of temperature. See stop the sale. # 2: apple pancake mix (49 ° F – Cold Holding); blintz mixture (50 ° F – Keep cold); blue cheese (48 ° F – Keep cold); heavy cream (48 ° F – Keep cold); sausage links (47 ° F – Keep Cold); sausage patties (50 ° F – Keep Cold); diced ham (50 ° F – Keep cold); cheese sauce (49 ° F – Keep cold); corned beef mince (50 ° F – Keep Cold); turkey (49 ° F – Keep cold); Canadian bacon (50 ° F – Keep cold); mozzarella cheese (49 ° F – Keep cold); Swiss cheese (47 ° F – Keep cold); steaks (49 ° F – Keep cold); salami (48 ° F – Keep cold) Observed in a cold room. The operator said the items were in a cooler overnight. The operator said he had a delivery earlier that the ambient temperature was 50 ° F. The operator opened the walk-in freezer door and lowered the room temperature of the walk-in refrigerator to 46 ° F. Unable to determine time out of temperature. See stop the sale. **Warning**”

And in what is becoming a somewhat common violation, the restaurant did not have a certified food service manager on duty at the time of the unannounced inspection.

From the report:

“Intermediate – No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation / handling. A list of accredited food manager certification exam providers can be found at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/hotels-restaurants/food-lodging/food-manager/ **Warning**”

The restaurant was not closed and was not violated when it was re-inspected the next day.

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