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Name: PEPPERS MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA License Number: SEA5501072
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 06/01/2017
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 530 CENTRE ST

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result Critical Violations Non-Critical Violations
Routine - Food 04/25/2012 Follow-up Inspection Required
Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.
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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
04-01-1    Critical - Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. drawer cooler on cookline (unit on left)
48-13-2    Critical - Deep fat fryer installed without 16-inch separation from open flame. For reporting purposes only. Repeat Violation.
32-16-1    Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. on cookline Repeat Violation.
31-09-1    Critical - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. blocked with crash cart, thawing food Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
15-28-2    Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only. Repeat Violation.
10-04-1    In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. tongs on oven handle, low
12B-07-1    Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. by single service items
37-11-1    Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust/mold-like substance. fan cover in walk in cooler
09-04-1    Critical - Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. plating food
23-04-1    Observed build-up of mold-like substance on surface of nonfood-contact surface. shelving in walk in cooler
13-03-1    Observed employee with no hair restraint. Repeat Violation.
22-22-1    Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener. Repeat Violation.
53A-19-1    Critical - Observed expired Food Manager Certification.
03D-01-1    Critical - Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. four metal containers of baked beans 60-105'F on counter by ice machine Corrective Action taken-moved to cooler
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. multiple bulk seasoning bins Repeat Violation.
35A-08-1    Critical - Observed live flies in kitchen. Repeat Violation.
03A-07-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. shell eggs on crash cart 67'F, shrimp 55'F, beef 55'F, chicken 53'F in drawer cooler on cookline (unit on left) Corrective Action taken-moved
06-04-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature. egg whites
06-05-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in standing water. egg whites, in handsink Repeat Violation.
08A-26-1    Critical - Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. multiple Repeat Violation.
22-20-1    Critical - Observed slime in the interior of ice machine. pink substance on front of panel, behind also
03B-03-1    Critical - Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. rice 116-135'F in pan under steam table Corrective Action-put on steam table
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