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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 07/10/2012 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
35B    Critical - Back door does not have self closure attached.
22    Critical - Can opener has food build up on blade. COS. R.
50    Critical - Current license expired more than 30 days but less than 60 days.
20A    Critical - Dishmachine behind bar not properly working 0 ppm. Chlorine.
05    Critical - Drawer cooler does not have working thermometer.
22    Critical - Dust build up on fan inside RIC on cooks line.
12B    Critical - Employee drink up stored without lid/straw on cooks line. COS.
02    Critical - Flan made 2 days ago does not have date marking on it.
23    Food build up seen on can rack in prep area.
20A    Critical - Food contact surfaces (cups/glasses) not sanitized behind bar. 0 ppm.
08A    Critical - Food items stored on floor in WIC and freezer. Sour cream, salsa, other containers.
53A    Critical - Food manager certification expired 03/28/12 for Jacobo Benavidez and Jorge Lopez. R
29    Hand sink in server station clogged (draining very, very slow).
32    Critical - Hand sink without soap (one next to 3 comp sink). COS.
32    Critical - Handsink @ bar is without soap. COS.
31    Critical - Handwashing sign and soap dispenser @ prep sink.
23    Ice bin ledge @ coke machine has mold like buildup on it.
10    Ice scoop sitting in ice in machine. COS. Kitchen behind bar. COS.
32    Critical - Ladies restrooms does not hace covered trash can.
35A    Critical - Live flies seen in kitchen.
48    Critical - No 16" separation or wall between fryer and open fire area. R.
17    Critical - No chlorine test strips available.
02    Critical - Pans of flour on shelf in storage area without label. COS.
14    Pastry brush with metal band used on broiler.
40    Personal belongings stored next to food items on shelf in server station.
03A    Critical - Potentially hazardous foods not held at 41F or below. 47-50 Tamales, ceviche, stuffed peppers, flan, sour cream (iced down to 43), cheese in prep RIC. 50: imitation crab, fish, beef, chicken drawer cooler on cooks line. Foods iced down.
08A    Critical - Raw chorizo stored over tomatoes in RIC online. COS. R.
04    Critical - Reach in cooler (prep area) and drawer cooler on cooks line not properly working unable to keep potentially hazardous foods at 41 or below. Reach on cooler thermometer reading 50F. Drawer cooler did not have thermometer all fools at 50F.
51    Restaurant has 260 seats total gave parasite destruction. Using raw fish to make ceviche - do not sell any raw food until parasite destruction has been received. Invoice does not have any information.
10    Scoop used to dispense sugar has handle touching sugar.
14    Seasoning container has unapproved scoop in it without handle.
01B    Critical - Stop sale.
06    Critical - Thawing fish in standing water 37F. COS put uner running water. R.
08A    Critical - Uncovered flour in storage area. COS.
42    Unnecessary equipment on site (knoves, forks dirty but not used).
25    Unwrapped straws sitting out at bar within customers reach. COS.
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