Fortunately, Monday’s state inspection of a South Miami-Dade meat market didn’t uncover any roaches, rodents, or Stop-Use Orders, unlike most failed inspections.
However, inspectors from the Florida Department of Agriculture discovered numerous violations at Meat Place Plus, leading to a six-page list of infractions. Typically, inspections with the worst results require only two or three pages to document violations.
A spokesperson for the store at 11108 SW 184th St. mentioned that the inspectors allowed store staff to address immediate problems, and the store has already ordered new equipment, including the latest food thermometers. The inspection is viewed as a learning opportunity.
A re-inspection is scheduled on or before Dec. 4, and no Stop-Use Orders were issued, so Meat Plus Plus will continue to operate as usual.
The inspection revealed numerous issues, including the absence of a handwash sink at the register where commercially processed pickled sausages are served to customers. This problem was resolved by relocating the sausage and the serving area to the processing area, where a handwash sink is available.
Processing area problems
The processing area violations included food employees failing to wash hands, knives stored improperly, leaks from condensing unit falling on poultry, and more.
Issues in the backroom
The violations in the backroom included problems with sanitizer, sink stoppers, meat grinder, and more.
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