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Mi Balconcito Latin Grill

Mi Balconcito Latin Grill
4720 Dixie Hwy NE
Palm Bay, FL 32905
(321)412-2705
(321)480-6303

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No (0) Emergency Closure Orders Since October 2008
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1 Food Service Inspection Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: MI BALCONCITO LATIN GRILL
License Number: 1506454
License ID: 5623406
Inspection Visit ID: 5334697
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Inspection Number: 2429141
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 29
Number of High Priority Violations: 6
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 19
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. / for plntains
25-13-4 Basic.Case of single-service articles stored on floor in dry storage area/kitchen/wait station. / to go containers storage area
24-05-4 Basic.Clean pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
24-06-4 Basic.Clean utensils or equipment stored in dirty drawer or rack. / bowls
29-18-4 Basic.Drain cover(s) missing. / under 3 compartment sink
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. / prep area
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has moderate accumulation of dust/debris.
36-71-4 Basic.Floor drains/drain covers heavily soiled. / under 3 compartment sink
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. / walk in freezer **Corrected On-Site**
14-13-4 Basic.Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. / billon
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave moderately soiled with encrusted food debris.
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. / by 3 compartment sink
16-03-4 Basic.Moderate Accumulation of debris inside/ exterior warewashing machine.
23-25-4 Basic.Moderate Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters.
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
42-03-4 Basic.Storage of maintenance equipment in areas that may result in cross contamination. / shelf with spices **Corrected On-Site**
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. / several areas
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. / seasoning
03A-15-4 High Priority.All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chopped tomatoes ,lettuce 45 degrees f, Swiss cheese 54 degrees f, raw chicken, raw beef, raw pork 52-53 degrees ffrom 6/26/14 **Admin Complaint**
01B-01-4 High Priority.Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. / can ketchup 7 lbs
12A-16-4 High Priority.Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands.
08A-22-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in cooler. / raw chicken over raw steak- walk in cooler
01B-13-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. / smelled milk sour- operator discarded
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. - SEE STOP SALE
02C-03-4 Intermediate.Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. / commercially processed cheese/milk
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. / detergent hose **Corrected On-Site**
22-22-4 Intermediate.Heavily Encrusted material on can opener blade.
14-77-4 Intermediate.Reach-in cooler not maintaining potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food at proper temperatures. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is capable of maintaining foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. / cooks line - ambient thermometer reading 55 degrees f- - was time extended from next day CB 6/27/14- still out of compliance **Admin Complaint**

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: MI BALCONCITO LATIN GRILL
License Number: 1506454
License ID: 5623406
Inspection Visit ID: 5269472
Inspection Date: Friday, June 27, 2014
Inspection Number: 2389541
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: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-45-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. **Warning**Tub of onions found on floor
28-02-4 Basic.Condensation or other drainage not disposed of according to law. Build up in the walk in freezer. Operator new weather-strip is being installed **Warning**
42-01-4 Basic.Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cook line Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. **Warning**
31A-13-4 Intermediate.Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Bar and Front line **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
14-77-4 Intermediate.Reach-in cooler not maintaining potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food at proper temperatures. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is capable of maintaining foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. Found unit at 64° **Warning**Operator waiting for parts and repair. This unit is not to be used until temperature is holding at 41° or below.
45-02-4 Portable fire extinguisher gauge in red zone. For reporting purposes only. By back door **Warning**

Inspection For: MI BALCONCITO LATIN GRILL
License Number: 1506454
License ID: 5623406
Inspection Visit ID: 5266670
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Inspection Number: 2389541
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: 20
Number of High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 6
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-15-4 Basic.Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. Pink slime build up around faucet. Operator states its from rust **Warning**
08B-45-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. **Warning**
28-02-4 Basic.Condensation or other drainage not disposed of according to law. Build up in the walk in freezer. Operator new weather-strip is being installed **Warning**
36-47-4 Basic.Hood heavily soiled with accumulated grease. Above fryers **Warning**
16-03-4 Basic.Moderate Accumulation of debris inside warewashing machine. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
05-09-4 Basic.No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. Cook line cooler by flat grill **Warning**
24-18-4 Basic.Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up. Operator states that's how they are from dish to drain. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. Dish area **Warning**
42-01-4 Basic.Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. **Warning**
03A-15-4 High Priority.All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in reach-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooler by oven: c. H sliced tomatoes 48° raw pork chops 48° raw chicken 46° raw chicken breasts 50°. Manager states filled station at 12. Recommend rapid chill to 41° **Warning**
12A-06-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. **Warning**
41-02-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Palmolive on shelves next to food. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
41-09-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored in food preparation area with potential to cause cross contamination. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
29-42-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at mop sink faucet. **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cook line Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. **Warning**
03D-19-4 Intermediate.Cooked pork chunks (time/temperature control for safety) food left at room temperature to cool. Recommend to place in shallower containers and place in the walk in freezer. **Warning**
31A-13-4 Intermediate.Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Bar and Front line **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Prep area, bar and cook line **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
14-77-4 Intermediate.Reach-in cooler not maintaining potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food at proper temperatures. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is capable of maintaining foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. Found unit at 64° **Warning**
29-28-4 Intermediate.Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Filter for ice machine **Warning**
45-02-4 Portable fire extinguisher gauge in red zone. For reporting purposes only. By back door **Warning**

Inspection For: MI BALCONCITO LATIN GRILL
License Number: 1506454
License ID: 5623406
Inspection Visit ID: 5194428
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Inspection Number: 2368408
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: MI BALCONCITO LATIN GRILL
License Number: 1506454
License ID: 5623406
Inspection Visit ID: 5113118
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2368408
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: 17
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 8
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
16-03-4 Basic.Moderate Accumulation of debris inside warewashing machine. **Warning**
51-18-4 Basic.No copy of latest inspection report available. **Warning**
08B-45-4 Basic.Plastic containers of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler. **Warning**
24-18-4 Basic.Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
01A-03-4 High Priority.Food prepared in a private home. See stop sale. Flan **Warning**
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage - direct contact with food. Blue bin for rice in the walk in cooler **Warning**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw whole shell eggs stored over ready-to-eat foods in the walk in cooler **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
41-08-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with clean or in-use utensils. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
22-22-4 Intermediate.Heavy Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Warning**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of almond colored reach-in cooler soiled with heavy accumulation of food residue. **Warning**
14-16-4 Intermediate.Multiuse food-contact surface not smooth, free of breaks/cracks/chips/pits/crevices **Warning**
16-35-4 Intermediate.No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **Warning**
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Cook line **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
53B-01-4 Intermediate.No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**
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. Cooked rice red bean black beans and cooked pork in the walk in cooler **Warning**
22-06-4 Intermediate.Slicer blade heavily soiled with old food debris. **Warning**

Inspection For: MI BALCONCITO LATIN GRILL
License Number: 1506454
License ID: 5623406
Inspection Visit ID: 4944122
Inspection Date: Monday, August 19, 2013
Inspection Number: 2278168
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: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has moderate accumulation of dust/debris.
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. / bar area
24-18-4 Basic.Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. / bar sink
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. / bar sink

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1 Food Service Inspection for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: MI BALCONCITO LATIN GRILL
License Number: 1506454
License ID: 5623406
Inspection Visit ID: 4944122
Inspection Date: Monday, August 19, 2013
Inspection Number: 2278168
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: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has moderate accumulation of dust/debris.
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. / bar area
24-18-4 Basic.Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. / bar sink
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. / bar sink

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Mi Balconcito Latin Grill 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 Mi Balconcito Latin Grill.

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 Mi Balconcito Latin Grill 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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