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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 08/26/2011 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
32-04-1    Critical - Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors. Observed large gap under door. Manager stated employees restroom not being used, all employees use customer restroom located in the dining room.
37-01-1    Ceiling tile missing by electrical panels.
27-04-1    Critical - Cold water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Handwash sink next to the pepsi cooler and handwash sink in front of produce walk-in cooler.
24-08-1    Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Observed wet nesting on clean metal containers.
32-17-1    Critical - Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Corrected On Site.
15-28-2    Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only.
37-20-2    Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge. For reporting purposes only.
27-16-1    Critical - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. Handwash sink next to the mop sink. Corrected On Site.
05-09-1    Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. Reach-in-freezer.
23-06-1    Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface - fan cover in pepsi cooler.
23-06-1    Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface - shelf / cart holding cooked rice.
22-20-1    Critical - Observed buildup of slime and mold like substance in the interior of ice machine. Repeat Violation.
30-05-1    Critical - Observed cross-connection between fresh water supply and waste water line. Plastic tube attached to running water well at ice cream station. Plastic tube in contact with wateer in the well. Corrected On Site.
35A-03-1    Critical - Observed dead roaches on premises.
08A-28-1    Critical - Observed food stored on floor. Sauces in five gallon buckets (walk-in cooler) and frozen foods in the walk-in freezer stored on the floor.
10-08-1    Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Corrected On Site.
08A-23-1    Critical - Observed improper vertical separation of raw animal foods. Raw chicken stored behind raw shrimp in make table refrigerator and raw chicken stored behind vegetables on buffet line. Corrected On Site.
22-28-1    Critical - Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue - pepsi cooler.
03A-07-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Corn starch mixed in water measured 95F on cooks line. Product moved into working cooler to control temperature.
03A-07-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fresh garlic in oil not kept at 41F or below. Product moved into working cooler to control temperature.
03B-03-1    Critical - Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Cooked sushi rice at sushi bar measured 75F, fried fish on buffet line measured 121F. Time as public health control application given today.
02-22-1    Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Cooked chicken and noodles in walk-in cooler not date marked.
38-04-1    Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in freezer unit.
27-17-1    Critical - Water pressure lacking at fixtures that require the use of water. Handwash sink next to the ice maker.
02-26-1    Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name - spices in plastic containers (cooks line).
02-26-1    Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Employees food not separated from other foods and label or date marked on employees food.
02-26-1    Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Sauces stored in plastic bottles on buffet line.
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