Colibri Has Dangerous Ground Beef and 20 Other Health Violations

By Mark Baratelli
A follow up health inspection of Colibri restaurant at 4963 New Broad Street is required after its February 27th inspection revealed 21 violations. The violations included a stop sale on cooked beef, having 17 seats more than what the facility was licensed for, manager with no proof of food manager certification, employee hand washing sink with no hot water or paper towels or soap, lime scale in the ice machine, rusted shelves in walk in cooler and more.

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  1. 51-11-4 Basic - Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. At bar **Warning**
  2. 14-09-4 Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. Cook line **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  3. 51-15-4 Basic - Establishment increased seating without providing written approval from the local fire authority and wastewater provider. Facility is licensed for 144 seats at this time time. Facility has 80 seats outside patio and 81 seats inside dining room for a total of 161 seats **Warning**
  4. 35B-01-4 Basic - Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. Back kitchen exit door **Warning**
  5. 21-04-4 Basic - In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. Kitchen **Warning**
  6. 22-04-4 Basic - Lime scale build-up inside ice machine. **Warning**
  7. 33-31-5 Basic - Unnecessary items/unused equipment on the premises. Numerous pieces of old unused equipment in back prep area, fryers, slicers, panini press, steam well, stand up fridge, outside heat lamps **Warning**
  8. 14-17-4 Basic - Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. Both walk in coolers and pre cooler in back pre area have rusted shelves and debris build up **Warning**
  9. 03D-01-4 High Priority - Cooked potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Cooked rice and cooked ground beef cooling since 9:30 and 10:00am, per manager, and at 12:05pm rice at 89f and ground beef at 112f. See stop sale **Warning**
  10. 01B-02-4 High Priority - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Food products rice and ground cooked and not cooled to 70f degrees within 2 hours **Warning**
  11. 22-22-4 Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Warning**
  12. 53A-04-5 Intermediate - Food service manager not certified within 30 days of employment. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at For Fabiola Martinez, Manuel Martinez and Ricardo Galicia. Owners and manager employees over 30 days no food manager certificates at this time **Warning**
  13. 31A-02-4 Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to being blocked by garbage can.3 hand sinks blocked by push carts and/or trash can and/or pressures washer at cook line and in back prep area **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
  14. 27-16-4 Intermediate - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Hand sink in employee restroom and hand sink in back prep area by shelf **Warning**
  15. 53A-05-5 Intermediate - No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at 2 certified food managers for facility and at time of inspection none of the managers at facility. Facility had 3 kitchen employees and 2 servers at beginning, now has 4 servers and 4 kitchen staff **Warning**
  16. 31B-02-4 Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Numerous hand sinks in kitchen, ware wash area and bar area and employee restroom in kitchen and server area in dining room **Warning**
  17. 31B-03-4 Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink. Hand sinks in kitchen cook line and ware wash Employee restroom in kitchen and server area in dining room **Warning**
  18. 02D-02-4 Intermediate - Packaged food not labeled as specified by law. Black bean and rice containers **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
  19. 03D-20-4 Intermediate - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cooled in quantity deeper than 4 inches. Both cooked rice and cooked ground beef in deep pans at room temperature cooling correctly **Warning**
  20. 22-06-4 Intermediate - Slicer blade soiled with old food debris. **Warning**
  21. 22-01-4 Intermediate - Soda gun soiled. At bar **Warning**