Roaches Close Gramercy Bagels in Delray

Gramercy Bagels on Jog Road in Delray Beach; image by Google
Gramercy Bagels on Jog Road in Delray Beach; image by Google

Gramercy Bagels & Deli on Jog in Delray was closed temporarily by inspectors after they found live roaches. The report indicated a total of 19 violations with 4 high priority:

  • Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food….discussed with operator. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands – food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure……cutting bagel with bare hand . Pic discarded bagel than washed hands putting gloves to next bagel prepared. **Corrected On-Site**
  • Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit….cut tomato 65°, cut lettuce 53°, egg wash 55° in flip top cooler in cook line, butter 72° in bagel station temperature control in ice , cream cheese 54° in reach in cooler in bagel station . food being held less than 4 hours , some food time marked , some move to freezer. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation**
  • Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found….approximately over 20 live roaches in reach in cooler gaskets in cook line….1 live roach on the floor at beneath grill in cook line…..1 live roach in gasket in front line reach in cooler.

The other big numbers this week go to Curbside Cafe on Del Prado Circle (17 violations, 5 high priority), and the main kitchen at Boca Country Club (13, 4).
Turning to the good news:
There were a couple near-perfect inspections including Tricky Dick’s Pub in Sandalfoot and Jersey Mike’s Subs on Yamato in East Boca. There were also two near-perfect licensing inspections for Boca Indian Grill in Mission Bay and for the new Los Bocados on 441 in Parkland.
Our spreadsheet for this week is below:
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