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El Crucero Restaurant & Grill

339 EAST 138 ST
Bronx, NY 10454
Phone: (718) 402 7252

As of: 2015-07-31 00:00:00

Inspection Trends

Violations:

Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.

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Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.

Violations:

Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140º F to 70º F or less within 2 hours, and from 70º F to 41º F or less within 4 additional hours.
Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
Accurate thermometer not provided in refrigerated or hot holding equipment.

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Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.
Thawing procedures improper.
Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws. Prohibited chemical used/stored. Open bait station used.
Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.

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Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.
Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

Violations:

No facilities available to wash, rinse and sanitize utensils and/or equipment.
Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.
Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment.
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.

Violations:

Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.
Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly.
Mechanical or natural ventilation system not provided, improperly installed, in disrepair and/or fails to prevent excessive build-up of grease, heat, steam condensation vapors, odors, smoke, and fumes.
Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.

Violations:

Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.

Violations:

Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.

No violations recorded.