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El Palo Restaurant

19625 JAMAICA AVE
Queens, NY 11423
Phone: (718) 454 1148

As of: 2016-03-01 00:00:00

Inspection Trends

Violations:

Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.
Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.

Violations:

Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored.
Bulb not shielded or shatterproof, in areas where there is extreme heat, temperature changes, or where accidental contact may occur.

Violations:

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.
Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
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.

Violations:

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.
"Wash hands"
Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
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.
Food contact surface not properly maintained.

Violations:

Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
Hot food item not held at or above 140º F.

Violations:

Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.
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:

Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
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.
Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.

Violations:

Hot food item that has been cooked and refrigerated is being held for service without first being reheated to 1 65º F or above within 2 hours.
Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.

Violations:

Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
Bulb not shielded or shatterproof, in areas where there is extreme heat, temperature changes, or where accidental contact may occur.

Violations:

"Wash hands"
Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware washing operation.
Toilet facility not maintained and provided with toilet paper, waste receptacle and self-closing door.