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Licensee
Name: HIRO'S TOKYO JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE & SUSHI BAR License Number: SEA6216283
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2015
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 5250 4 ST N
ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33703

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result Critical Violations Non-Critical Violations
Routine - Food 10/27/2011 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
53B-07-1    Critical - Employee training provided by unapproved provider. Refer to www.myflorida.com/dbpr for more details.
32-16-1    Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. throughout kitchen.
31-09-1    Critical - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. on cooks line rubbermaid container blocking sink
32-17-1    Critical - Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. throughout kitchen.
27-16-1    Critical - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. Hand sink at servers station.
32-15-1    Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. At sushi station and in ladies restroom.
16-03-1    Critical - Observed accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment.
12B-07-1    Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. In prep area, server station area.
23-06-1    Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. For shelving throughout kitchen.
23-03-1    Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. On hoods above cooks line.
41A-07-1    Critical - Observed container of medicine improperly stored. Pamprin above microwave in server area.
13-03-1    Observed employee with no hair restraint. cooking and prepping on cooks line.
12B-06-1    Critical - Observed evidence of employee smoking in food preparation or other non-designated area. Cigarette butts in kitchen. at back door and by dish.
53A-19-1    Critical - Observed expired Food Manager Certification.
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. Preping in sushi/cuccumbers with no gloves. Corrected On Site.
08A-28-1    Critical - Observed food stored on floor. Vegetables on floor in w lk in.
34-10-1    Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster. garbage and cardboard on pad
31-12-1    Critical - Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Used to thaw fish at sushi hand sink. Corrected On Site.
09-05-1    Critical - Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. Bowl in rice at side of cooks line prep table.
08A-23-1    Critical - Observed improper vertical separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. Beef touching carrots in walk in.
10-07-1    Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Beside rice cooker in server station.
29-11-1    Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. 1compartment sink on cooks line leaking on cooks line.
14-51-1    Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Grocery bags used to store food in freezer on cooks line.
33-16-1    Observed open dumpster lid.
03A-07-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Tofu in stand up cooler in server station. Corrected On Site.
06-01-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in an improper manner. In sushi area fish being thawed without running water. Corrected On Site.
08A-27-1    Critical - Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. make table cooler beside cooks line. pepsi cooler on cooks line beef overscallops. raw beef over walk in.
08A-24-1    Critical - Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. raw chicken over fish in make table cooler at side of cooks line.
22-21-1    Critical - Observed soil buildup inside ice bin. soda machine at server station.
41A-09-1    Critical - Observed toxic item stored in food preparation area. Clorox bleach cleaner stored in prep area, server station area.
08A-29-1    Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. mushrooms, brocolli not covered in walk in.
41B-03-1    Critical - Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Sanitizer at hand sink at grill carts hallway.
37-04-1    Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
01B-16-1    Critical - Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice).
21-12-1    Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. In server station area.
02-26-1    Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Rice and panko not labled at prep station on side of cooks line.
02-26-1    Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Rice and sushi cooked yesterday not date marked.
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