The Port of Mocha Coffee House at the Micronesia Mall was closed on Tuesday due to multiple, repeat violations found during a follow-up inspection by the Department of Public Health and Social Services Division of Environmental Health, according to the department.
A previous inspection was conducted in July. Though a few of the previous violations were corrected and no pests were found, other violations were present affecting food-handling and storage, which can lead to the growth of bacteria, according to the division in a report.
The establishment had no present health policy and no paper towels at the hand-washing sink, and food items were located in a stand-up chiller without a date, thermometers were not provided for the refrigeration units, there was an accumulation of dirt in the ice machine, floors and walls were unclean and in poor condition, and there was a buildup of dust in the kitchen ventilation grill, according to the latest inspection report.
Certain foods were not held at the proper temperature of 41 degrees Fahrenheit and below, the door seals of the food-prep chiller were in poor condition and wastewater was improperly being drained into a bucket, according to the report.
The coffee shop’s sanitary permit was suspended, resulting in the closure.
The management of Port of Mocha, which is owned by Dewan Enterprises Inc., was unable to respond as of press time.
China City Café still closed
A Dededo restaurant, China City Café, remains closed.
Inspectors found pests in the restaurant, and noted potential food contamination issues and a lack of adequate plumbing facilities, during a Nov. 1 inspection that led to its closure.
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