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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 04/23/2013 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**
36-36-4    Basic - Ceiling tile missing. In dish washing area **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**
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**
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**
36-17-4    Basic - Floor tiles missing. **Warning**
14-13-4    Basic - Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Reach-in cooler racks chipping and rusted **Warning**
36-47-4    Basic - Hood soiled with accumulated grease. **Warning**
05-09-4    Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. **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**
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**
36-25-4    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**
01B-01-4    High Priority - Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. **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**
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**
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 DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**
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