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Licensee
Name: TOP'S CHINA BUFFET License Number: SEA3912263
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2015
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 1528 W BRANDON BLVD
BRANDON, FL 33511

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result Critical Violations Non-Critical Violations
Routine - Food 11/28/2012 Met Inspection Standards
During This Visit
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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
31-09-1    Critical - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times.
32-17-1    Critical - Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. **Corrected On-Site**
15-28-2    Hood filters are not tight-fitting and firmly held in place - leaving open spaces. For reporting purposes only.
27-16-1    Critical - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink.employee bathroom. Faucet turned off
10-04-1    In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location.ice scoop on ice machine
38-07-1    Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Broken at sushi station
33-11-1    Missing drain plug at dumpster.
05-09-1    Critical - No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit.sushi station
12B-07-1    Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.
23-04-1    Observed build-up of mold-like substance on surface of nonfood-contact surface.outside of ice machine
12A-03-1    Critical - Observed food employee (cook, dishwasher, wait staff, etc.) washing hands in a sink other than an approved hand wash sink. Sushi chef
37-02-1    Observed hole in wall. Sushi bar ceiling tile hole
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. Can in rice
46-05-2    Critical - Observed obstructed exits, stairs, hallways or egress. For reporting purposes only.one back door locked, being fixed **Corrected On-Site**
08A-26-1    Critical - Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food.chicken over sauce
41A-02-1    Critical - Observed toxic item stored by food. Under grill in sushi bar
03B-03-1    Critical - Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above.
02-22-1    Critical - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked.
21-12-1    Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
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