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Licensee
Name: CHINA EXPRESS License Number: NOS3912040
Rank: Non-Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2015
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 919 LITHIA PINECREST RD
BRANDON, FL 33511

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result Critical Violations Non-Critical Violations
Routine - Food 01/23/2012 Facility Temporarily Closed
Operations ordered stopped until violations are corrected.
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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
05-05-1    Critical - Ambient air thermometer in holding unit not accurate within +/- 3 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed walk-in cooler thermometer reading 8F.
04-01-1    Critical - Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. All products in the walk-in cooler measured 45F.
36-11-1    Floors not maintained smooth and durable - broken floor under cooking equipment.
08A-15-1    Critical - Food not stored in a clean/dry location that is not exposed to splash/dust. Steam table next to handwash sink not protected by splashes when washing hands.
14-41-1    Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable - observed cut plastc container used as scoop in cooked rice.
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 - front handwash sink. Repeat Violation.
05-09-1    Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit - reach-in coolers and reach-in freezers.
23-06-1    Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface - cooks cart, rice cooker table, and one compartment sink.
35A-03-1    Critical - Observed dead roaches on premises - throughout kitchen. Repeat Violation.
22-23-1    Critical - Observed encrusted, soiled material on slicer.
08A-28-1    Critical - Observed food stored on floor - lettuce on the floor in dry food storage room, sauces in five gallon buckets on the floor in the walk-in cooler and throughout kitchen.
36-13-1    Observed grease accumulated under all cooking equipment.
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. Using plastic cup without handle as scoop in sauce containers.
10-07-1    Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice scoop stored in 73F water.
22-19-1    Critical - Observed interior of microwave soiled.
22-28-1    Critical - Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue - make table refrigerator in kitchen and front service area.
29-11-1    Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture - front area handwash sink.
18-05-1    Observed old food stuck to clean dishware/utensils above 3-compartment sink.
03A-07-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Bean sprouts and cooked pork on cooks cart measured 50F, eggrolls, chicken, pork, etc. in the walk-in cooler measured 45F, and corn starch in water on cooks cart measured 76F.
06-04-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature - shrimp being thawed at room temperature.
35A-05-1    Critical - Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches (20) found: 2 live roaches on chest freezer, 4 live roaches on meat slicer, 3 live roaches on the floor by small make table refrigerator, 3 live roaches behind gas pipe, 5 live roaches under preparation table next to make table refrigerator, and 3 live roaches in dry food storage room. Repeat Violation.
08A-29-1    Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area - flour in plastic container not covered.
24-10-1    Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment - knives stored between wall and preparation table.
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 eggrolls, chicken, pork, shrimp, etc. in reach-in coolers and walk-in coolers not date marked. Repeat Violation.
03A-06-1    Critical - Shell eggs held in a unit maintaining an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed shell eggs stored on cooks cart. Manager stated they just took it out of the cooler. Repeat Violation.
21-12-1    Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
02-26-1    Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Sauces and spices in plastic containers not labeled.
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