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Licensee
Name: TOP'S CHINA BUFFET License Number: SEA3912263
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2015
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 1528 W BRANDON BLVD
BRANDON, FL 33511

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result Critical Violations Non-Critical Violations
Routine - Food 03/07/2011 Met Inspection Standards
During This Visit
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Violations:
A summary of the violations found during the inspection are listed below. The department cites violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code. In general, critical violations are those that, if not corrected, are more likely to contribute directly to food contamination, illness or environmental damage. Although we use the industry-standard term "critical", varying degrees of severity and potential risk to the public require inspectors to assess each situation in determining the appropriate action. In addition, while an establishment may have multiple violations, the inspectors' training and judgment formulate the overall result of the inspection to ensure the public health and safety. 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.
Violation    Observation
24-08-1    Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Observed wet nesting on clean pans.
32-17-1    Critical - Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory - handwash sink in kitchen. Corrected On Site.
15-28-2    Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only.
27-16-1    Critical - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink - kitchen.
38-07-1    Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Displayed food in buffet.
35A-03-1    Critical - Observed 2 dead roaches on premises.
12B-07-1    Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils - kitchen prep table.
22-20-1    Critical - Observed buildup of slime and mold like substance in the interior of ice machine.
12A-16-1    Critical - Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. Observed not washing hands after closing dumpster lids. Corrected On Site.
13-03-1    Observed employee with no hair restraint.
03D-01-1    Critical - Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed noodles being cooled in the walk-in-cooler covered (72 F). Product placed in shallow metal pans to properly cool to 41 F.
08A-28-1    Critical - Observed food stored on floor - walk-in-freezer and on kitchen floor.
31-12-1    Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Rice scoop stored in 70 F water in sink.
09-01-1    Critical - Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Observed plastic cups used as scoops in flour, sauce, and rice containers.
10-07-1    Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice scoop stored in 70 degree F water in handwash sink.
22-28-1    Critical - Observed interior of reach-in freezer soiled with accumulation of food residue.
33-16-1    Observed open dumpster lid. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1    Critical - Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Observed raw eggs stored over vegetables in make table.
08A-29-1    Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Open bag of cracker mix not stored in covered container.
37-03-1    Observed wall in disrepair by walk-in-freezer and back room.
08A-36-1    Critical - Raw animal food not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. Observed eggroll wraps stored on prep table with raw chicken, employee cutting raw chicken on prep table. Corrected On Site.
02-26-1    Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name - sugar, sauces, water, etc. on prep table.
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