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Name: CHINA BUFFET License Number: SEA3911556
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2018
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 07/25/2011 Met Inspection Standards
During This Visit
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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
36-12-1    Floors not constructed easily cleanable. low grout levels on tile areas and bare concrete
14-41-1    Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. reach-in racks chipping and rusted
32-16-1    Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying ,service area Corrected On Site.
32-17-1    Critical - Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory.service ally
50-09-1    Critical - Hotel and Restaurant license not properly displayed.
05-09-1    Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit.
32-15-1    Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.service ally
12B-07-1    Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Corrected On Site.
37-18-1    Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.
36-15-1    Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor.walk-in ,storage areas
12A-22-1    Critical - Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands and the establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Corrected On Site.
08A-28-1    Critical - Observed food stored on ,walk-in Corrected On Site.
34-10-1    Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
23-07-1    Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up. food debris on reach-in coolers
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.
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. sugar Corrected On Site.
22-28-1    Critical - Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. reach-in freezer ,reach-in cooler
33-16-1    Observed open dumpster lid.
08A-26-1    Critical - Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food.walk-in
22-18-1    Critical - Observed soil residue in storage containers.
08A-29-1    Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. dry storage area
15-32-1    Observed walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.reach-in freezer ,reach-in cooler
15-30-1    Shelves attached to walls in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable.rusted racks in walk-in
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