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Licensee
Name: CHINA BUFFET License Number: SEA3911556
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2015
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 1245 E FOWLER AVE
TAMPA, FL 33612

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result Critical Violations Non-Critical Violations
Routine - Food 01/26/2012 Follow-up Inspection Required
Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.
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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
20A-09-1    Critical - Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. Corrected On Site.
32-10-1    Critical - Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom.
36-11-1    Floors not maintained smooth and durable. bare uneven concrete in dishwashing area,low grout and bare concrete patch work in preparation area
14-41-1    Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable.reach-in racks rusted
32-16-1    Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. sushi area Corrected On Site.
37-20-2    Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge. For reporting purposes only.
32-15-1    Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.sushi area
15-35-1    Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable.barewood storage shelves
23-06-1    Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface.walk-in racks
23-03-1    Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface.hood filters
22-20-1    Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
14-37-1    Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
01B-14-1    Critical - Observed dented/rusted cans.1 can of clams Corrected On Site.
12A-18-1    Critical - Observed employee dry hands on clothes/apron after washing. Corrected On Site.
12A-16-1    Critical - Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. when putting on clean gloves Corrected On Site.
13-03-1    Observed employee with no hair restraint.
36-22-1    Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water.dishwashing area
36-15-1    Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor.storage room
08A-28-1    Critical - Observed food stored on floor.walk-in
23-07-1    Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up.reach-in
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. Corrected On Site.
22-28-1    Critical - Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. cooler and freezer
33-16-1    Observed open dumpster lid.
06-05-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in standing water. Corrected On Site.
14-49-1    Observed single-use containers (boxes and/or cans) reused for the storage of food.gallon jug cut for scoop
22-18-1    Critical - Observed soil residue in storage containers.
24-10-1    Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment. Corrected On Site.
15-32-1    Observed walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.reach-in gaskets
37-05-1    Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris. walk-in doors,preparation area,and cook line
02-22-1    Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Corrected On Site.
15-30-1    Shelves attached to walls in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Both walk-in coolers rack very rusted
21-12-1    Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
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