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Montego's Cafe

Montego's Cafe
1851 Palm Bay Rd
Suite 11&12
Palm Bay, FL 32905
(321)914-0912

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 5388998
Inspection Date: Friday, January 02, 2015
Inspection Number: 2443368
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. / reach in cooler in kitchen- not in use at this for cold holding - utilizing for unwashed produce
23-05-4 Basic.Heavy Soil residue build-up in reach in cooler front line only used for holding hot hold unit which is also not in use-
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. /seasoning in container rosemary
03B-01-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Cabbage 102° on cooks line hot hold /recommended rapid reheat to 165°or rapid cool to 41°
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling.
05-06-4 Intermediate.Probe thermometer not accurate within plus or minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit. / calibrated with operator

Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 5317066
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 07, 2014
Inspection Number: 2417321
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-05-4 Basic.Clean pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair/ reach in cooler not working establishment not utilizing at this time
16-03-4 Basic.Moderate Accumulation of debris inside warewashing machine.
16-21-4 Basic.Moderate Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine.
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name/ sugar

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 5004681
Inspection Date: Monday, February 24, 2014
Inspection Number: 2318057
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave moderately soiled with encrusted food debris. **Corrected On-Site**
36-62-4 Basic.Light not functioning. Kitchen
51-18-4 Basic.No copy of latest inspection report available.
25-04-4 Basic.Single-service items stored on floor.
08A-04-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in freezer - not all products commercially packaged.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw whole shell eggs stored over ready-to-eat food. **Corrected On-Site**
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. All cooked foods storage cooler

Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 5004682
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Inspection Number: 2318058
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
05-09-4 Basic.No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. / in refrigerator
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. / dressing owner prepared and has in refrigerator
12A-07-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food. **Corrected On-Site**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 5004682
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Inspection Number: 2318058
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
05-09-4 Basic.No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. / in refrigerator
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. / dressing owner prepared and has in refrigerator
12A-07-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 4724324
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Inspection Number: 2233398
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Vegan soup had a date mark of 1/10/13. Owner discarded the product **. Repeat Violation**
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. The 2 door combination freezer / cooler

Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 4724325
Inspection Date: Monday, September 24, 2012
Inspection Number: 2233399
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical.- Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Rte ph/tc foods made on 9/22 per the owner had the incorect dates on them. Corrected On Site.
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
15-42-2 Observed hood filters installed horizontally, rather than vertically. For reporting purposes only.
20A-10-1 Critical.- Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Tested 0 ppmmust manually sanitize all ware washing in 3 bay sink
22-17-1 Critical.- Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Moderately
25-04-1 Observed single-service items stored on floor. Boxes of to go containers are on the floor on dry storage /old walk in

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 4556039
Inspection Date: Monday, February 27, 2012
Inspection Number: 2152051
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-15-1 Critical. Food not stored in a clean/dry location that is not exposed to splash/dust. /uncovered drink in reach cooler Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. /reach in freezer/sprouts/vegetables mixed raw beef/pork Corrected On Site.
25-06-1 Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. /to go containers not inverted Corrected On Site.
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. /soiled utensils Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 4526791
Inspection Date: Monday, February 27, 2012
Inspection Number: 2133002
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 4394220
Inspection Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Inspection Number: 2133002
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-26-1 Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. / on irish moss drink
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. /in any cooler units
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. /whole shell eggs stored over cooked ready to eat meats
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint.
16-03-1 Critical. Observed moderate accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment. Repeat Violation.
17-07-1 Critical. No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. /chlorine strips for dishmachine and quaternary for 3 compartment sink
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Repeat Violation.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. /front line paper towels jammed Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 4394221
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Inspection Number: 2133003
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. /soup in pot from saturday
12A-16-1 Critical. Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. /before putting on gloves Corrected On Site.
15-36-1 Observed knife block in use to store knives. Corrected On Site.
16-03-1 Critical. Observed moderate accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment.
22-19-1 Critical. Observed interior of microwaves moderately soiled.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler moderately soiled with accumulation of food residue.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 4174436
Inspection Date: Monday, March 14, 2011
Inspection Number: 2035974
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. COOKED CHICKEN,COOKED PASTA,COOKED OX TAIL,COOKED SOUP from saturday.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked pasta 53F. Operator discarded. Corrected On Site. No other phf in RIC.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Brown stew chicken 121F.
03B-03-1 Critical. Janican beef patties on top shelf found at 108. Not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Recommend to reheat to 165F. Placed in oven. Corrected On Site.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. COOK LINE RIC ambient temperature is 51F. NO PHF ARE TO BE STORED IN UNIT TILL MAINTAING 41F OR BELOW. No 24 hour warning issued due to otjer RIC maintaing 41F.
06-05-1 Critical. Observed raw chicken thawed in standing water. Corrected On Site. Placed under running water
10-02-1 In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment. Spoon with handle in contact with cooked pasta
14-37-1 Observed cutting board badly grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Corrected On Site.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. In hot box where jamican meat pies are stored.

Inspection For: MONTEGO'S
License Number: 1504464
License ID: 4326459
Inspection Visit ID: 4170828
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Inspection Number: 2035589
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Food-Licensing Inspection
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-53-1 Can opener blade not kept sharp - observed rust/paint on blade.
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.
53B-08-1 Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. All public food service establishments must provide the division with proof of employee training upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment. Pro

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Montego's Cafe in Palm Bay Florida may have fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent restaurant inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at Palm Bay's Montego's Cafe.

A summary of violations found during inspections are listed in the Food Service Inspection boxes above. Cited are violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.

Effective January 1, 2013, the Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants adopted a new three-tiered violation classification system that replaces the "critical" or "non-critical" classification in use up until then. The new system uses the terms "High Priority," "Intermediate" and "Basic" which better define violation information for consumers, making it easier to understand.

In general, High Priority violations are those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury. Although the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) uses the term "High Priority", varying degrees of severity and potential risk to the public require inspectors to assess each situation in determining the appropriate action. In addition, while Montego's Cafe may have multiple violations, the inspectors' training and judgment formulate the overall result of the inspection to ensure public health and safety.

Intermediate violations are those which, if not addressed, could lead to risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury. Basic violations are those which are considered best practices to implement.

Formally, Critical violations were those that, if not corrected, were more likely to contribute directly to food contamination, illness or environmental damage. Noncritical violations did not directly relate to foodborne illness risk, but were preventive measures that included practices and procedures which effectively controled environmental conditions. Left uncorrected, noncritical violations could undermine the overall food safety program of an establishment and lead to the development of critical violations.

While most establishments correct all violations in a timely manner (often during the inspection), the division's procedures are designed to compel compliance with all violations through follow-up visits, administration action or closure when necessary.

Violations listed refer to the revelant section of Florida regulation that has been observed to be deficient during the inspection. Each establishment must comply with the language of the inspection statement. For purposes of enforcement and compliance, the DBPR recognizes the status as printed on the inspection form, although the severity of the violation observed may warrant additional action regardless of its "High Priority/Intermediate/Basic" or "critical/noncritical" designation.


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