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Name: CHINA BUFFET License Number: SEA3911556
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2018
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 1245 E FOWLER AVE
TAMPA, FL 33612

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result Critical Violations Non-Critical Violations
Routine - Food 11/06/2012 Met Inspection Standards
During This Visit
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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
37-01-1    Ceiling tile missing.dishwashing area
36-11-1    Floors not maintained smooth and durable. through out kitchen broken and missing tiles ,exposed bare concrete
14-41-1    Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable.reach-in racks chipping and rusted
32-16-1    Critical - Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions.sushi area Corrected On Site.
37-20-2    Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge. For reporting purposes only.
10-01-1    In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. rice ,flour
38-07-1    Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. storage
32-15-1    Critical - No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.sushi area Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1    Critical - Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Corrected On Site.
23-06-1    Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact shelves,preperation table shelves
23-03-1    Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. hood filters
22-20-1    Critical - Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
37-15-1    Observed ceiling soiled with accumulated food debris.
14-37-1    Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
01B-14-1    Critical - Observed dented/rusted cans. seperated for return Corrected On Site.
22-22-1    Critical - Observed encrusted material on can opener.
36-08-1    Observed floor and wall junctures not coved.broken cove tile
36-15-1    Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. around/under ice machine ,walk-in ,storage rooms
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. Corrected On Site.
08A-28-1    Critical - Observed food stored on floor.walk-in
23-07-1    Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up. cooks line reach-in
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.flour,starch
22-28-1    Critical - Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
03A-07-1    Critical - Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.garlic and oil 78 degrees,thrown out by operator
23-05-1    Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface.walk-in racks
26-02-1    Observed reuse of single-service articles. gallon jug cut for scoop Corrected On Site.
35B-15-1    Critical - Observed screen in door torn/in poor repair.
22-18-1    Critical - Observed soil residue in storage containers.
08A-29-1    Critical - Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area.walk-in
37-04-1    Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. over 2compartment sink in prep area
03B-03-1    Critical - Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. cooked rice,pasta on buffet 119,124 Corrected On Site. reheated and replaced
15-30-1    Shelves attached to walls in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable.
21-12-1    Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
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