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Licensee
Name: CHINA BUFFET License Number: SEA3911556
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2015
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 1245 E FOWLER AVE
TAMPA, FL 33612

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Complaint Full 02/18/2013 Follow-up Inspection Required
Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.
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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. High Priority violations are those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury and include items such as cooking, reheating, cooling and hand-washing. Intermediate violations are those which, if not addressed, could lead to risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury. These violations include personnel training, documentation or record keeping and labeling. Basic violations are those which are considered best practices to implement. 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
23-25-4    Basic - Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. **Warning**
36-74-4    Basic - Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. **Warning**
36-75-4    Basic - Build-up of soil/debris on the floor under shelving. **Warning**
23-24-4    Basic - Buildup of food debris/soil residue on equipment door handles. Walk- in cooler **Warning**
08B-46-4    Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in dry storage area. **Warning**
08B-44-4    Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in kitchen. Cooks line, preperation area **Warning**
08B-45-4    Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. **Warning**
36-36-4    Basic - Ceiling tile missing. In dish washing area **Warning**
16-29-4    Basic - Clean in place equipment not washed, rinsed and sanitized using three distinct steps. Pots to large for dishwashing machine and 3 compartment sink **Warning**
36-03-4    Basic - Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. Dish washing area ,service area ,sushi area **Warning**
32-12-4    Basic - Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom. **Warning**
14-09-4    Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. **Warning**
29-18-4    Basic - Drain cover(s) missing. Service area , mens restroom **Warning**
12B-12-4    Basic - Employee beverage container in a food preparation/clean dishware area does not have a lid and a straw or equivalent dispensing mechanism to prevent hand contact with lip contact area of drink container. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
12B-03-4    Basic - Employee drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
40-07-4    Basic - Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. Jacket on flour bin **Warning**
08B-48-4    Basic - Employee preparing food in customer section of dining area. **Warning**
13-03-4    Basic - Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
35B-01-4    Basic - Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. **Warning**
36-22-4    Basic - Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Dwa **Warning**
36-18-4    Basic - Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. **Warning**
36-17-4    Basic - Floor tiles missing. **Warning**
36-15-4    Basic - Food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. preperation area, storage area , cooks line **Warning**
23-19-4    Basic - Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of reach-in cooler/refrigerator. **Warning**
23-22-4    Basic - Food debris/dust/soil residue on dry storage shelves. **Warning**
08B-30-4    Basic - Food stored in dry storage area not covered. **Warning**
14-13-4    Basic - Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Reach-in cooler racks chipping and rusted **Warning**
33-19-4    Basic - Garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster. **Warning**
36-47-4    Basic - Hood soiled with accumulated grease. **Warning**
14-68-4    Basic - Ice buildup in chest freezer. **Warning**
05-09-4    Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. **Warning**
31B-04-4    Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Sva **Warning**
33-13-4    Basic - Nonbagged garbage in dumpster. **Warning**
14-47-4    Basic - Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Dish washing area shelves **Warning**
16-46-4    Basic - Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. **Warning**
33-16-4    Basic - Open dumpster lid. **Warning**
14-67-4    Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. **Warning**
23-14-4    Basic - Shelf under preparation table soiled with food debris. **Warning**
23-09-4    Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Cooks line **Warning**
08B-13-4    Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. **Warning**
14-41-4    Basic - Walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. **Warning**
23-12-4    Basic - Walk-in cooler shelves soiled with encrusted food debris. **Warning**
14-17-4    Basic - Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning**
36-72-4    Basic - Walk-in cooler/walk-in freezer floor soiled. **Warning**
36-25-4    Basic - Wall in disrepair. Service area ,wall and door from kitchen to sushi area **Warning**
02D-01-4    Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. All storage bins **Warning**
03A-01-4    High Priority - Clams/mussels/oysters cold held at a temperature greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 46? on buffet removed to walk- in cooler **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
03B-02-4    High Priority - Cooked meats or poultry hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Wings 123?, sweet and sour chicken 103? removed from buffet and reheated to 165? **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
01B-01-4    High Priority - Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. **Warning**
22-41-4    High Priority - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. 0 ppm **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
12A-04-4    High Priority - Dishwasher handled soiled dishes or utensils and then handled clean dishes or utensils without washing hands. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
12A-06-4    High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
12A-17-4    High Priority - Employee rubbed hands together for less than 10-15 seconds while washing hands. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
12A-20-4    High Priority - Employee washed hands with no soap. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
22-20-4    Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Warning**
53B-15-4    Intermediate - Employee has not received adequate training related to their assigned duties as evidenced by lack of general knowledge in performing their assigned duties. Hand washing and proper glove use **Warning**
31A-13-4    Intermediate - Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink.front service area **Warning**
09-17-4    Intermediate - Employee using bare hand contact with nonready-to-eat food (such as raw animal food or flour) unnecessarily without the use of gloves, deli paper, scoops, tongs or other utensils.chicken preperation area **Warning**
12A-03-4    Intermediate - Employee washed hands in a sink other than an approved handwash sink. 3 compartment sink **Warning**
22-22-4    Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Warning**
31A-11-4    Intermediate - Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Utensils and scrub pads in kitchen **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
16-35-4    Intermediate - No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **Warning**
31B-02-4    Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Service area **Warning**
02C-04-4    Intermediate - Operator is not properly tracking/marking the number of days ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite was held at refrigeration temperatures prior to freezing in order to properly date mark the food when it is thawed and held at refrigeration temperatures again. **Warning**
53B-13-4    Intermediate - Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPRys contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**
02C-02-4    Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. **Warning**
22-18-4    Intermediate - Soil residue in food storage containers. **Warning**
41-17-4    Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. **Warning**
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