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Name: TOP'S CHINA BUFFET License Number: SEA3912263
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2018
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 1528 W BRANDON BLVD

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result Critical Violations Non-Critical Violations
Routine - Food 03/02/2012 Facility Temporarily Closed
Operations ordered stopped until violations are corrected.
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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
32-04-1    Critical - Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors - large gap under employee restroom door.
37-01-1    Ceiling tile missing above one comparment sink.
20A-09-1    Critical - Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. Measured 0 PPM. Corrected On Site.
32-10-1    Critical - Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom - employee restroom.
20A-10-1    Critical - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Measured 10 PPM.
24-08-1    Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Observed wet nesting on cleaned containers. Repeat Violation.
14-31-1    Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed in a durable manner. Observed cut plastic used as scoop in cooked rice.
32-16-1    Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions - employee restroom. Corrected On Site.
15-28-2    Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only - sushi bar.
27-16-1    Critical - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink - handwash sink next to the pepsi cooler, next to mop sink, and handwash sink next to food preparation area. Repeat Violation.
38-07-1    Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers - buffet.
23-03-1    Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Excessive grease build up under preparation tables and under flat grill in sushi bar.
22-20-1    Critical - Observed buildup of mold like substance in the interior of ice machine. Repeat Violation.
22-26-1    Critical - Observed buildup of soiled material on racks in the reach-in cooler - pepsi cooler. Repeat Violation.
35A-03-1    Critical - Observed dead roaches on premises. Throughout kitchen. Repeat Violation.
22-22-1    Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener.
03D-01-1    Critical - Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Cooked rice in large bowl being cooled at room temperature. Cooked rice in bowl measured 103F. Product placed in the walk in cooler. Repeat Violation.
08A-28-1    Critical - Observed food stored on floor - sauces in five gallon buckets stored on the floor throughout kitchen, crabs and chicken stored on the floor in the walk-in freezer, and shrimp on the floor in the walk-in cooler. Repeat Violation.
36-13-1    Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment. Repeat Violation.
34-09-1    Observed grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle. Grease build up on grase receptacle.
37-13-1    Observed hole in ceiling above dishmachine. Repeat Violation.
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. Employee scooping ice with customer cup.
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. Observed plastic cup without handle used as scoop in sauce container. Repeat Violation.
10-07-1    Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice scoop stored in 81F water.
22-28-1    Critical - Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue - pepsi cooler and make table refrigerator on cooks line.
22-28-1    Critical - Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue - pepsi cooler.
33-16-1    Observed open dumpster lid. Corrected On Site.
03A-07-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Tuna salad (51F) and chicken salad (47F) on ice in buffet line.
08A-24-1    Critical - Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw chicken stored above shrimp in the walk-in cooler. Corrected On Site.
35A-05-1    Critical - Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found throughout kitchen. Observed over 100 (too many to count) live roaches under cooking equipments, 2 live roaches behind pepsi cooler, 3 live roaches under cooked rice holder, 2 live roaches outside walk-in cooler.
41A-10-1    Critical - Observed toxic item improperly stored - Raid stored on dishmachine.
37-03-1    Observed wall in disrepair - employee restroom.
03B-03-1    Critical - Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Sweet and sour chicken (107F) and teriaki chicken (118F) on buffet line.
38-04-1    Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in refrigeration unit - walk-in freezer. Repeat Violation.
30-02-1    Critical - Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb - mop sink and under dishmachine. Repeat Violation.
21-12-1    Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Repeat Violation.
02-26-1    Critical - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Water in plastic container not labeled by sushi bar and spices in kitchen not labeled.
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