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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
Routine - Food 01/06/2014 Facility Temporarily Closed
Operations ordered stopped until violations are corrected.
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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
23-03-4    Basic - Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Under all hot line equipment. Both hot lines. **Warning**
14-45-4    Basic - Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves. **Warning**
08B-44-4    Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in kitchen. **Warning**
08B-45-4    Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. **Warning**
36-33-4    Basic - Ceiling tile in disrepair. **Warning**
24-05-4    Basic - Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. **Warning**
35A-03-4    Basic - Dead roaches on premises. 50 plus in an old cooler behind buffet line **Warning**
24-08-4    Basic - Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. **Warning**
14-11-4    Basic - Equipment in poor repair. Three compartment sink has 5 gal buckets and # 10 cans holding it up **Warning**
14-25-4    Basic - Establishment using wood (other than a hard, close-grained wood) as a food-contact surface. Cuts of tree trunks **Warning**
36-41-4    Basic - Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris. **Warning**
36-17-4    Basic - Floor tiles missing. **Warning**
36-19-4    Basic - Floor under dishmachine or three-compartment sink area soiled. **Warning**
23-23-4    Basic - Floor/table fan has accumulation of food debris/dust/grease/soil residue. By kitchen entrance door **Warning**
36-15-4    Basic - Food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. **Warning**
33-17-4    Basic - Garbage can soiled. **Warning**
33-19-4    Basic - Garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster. **Warning**
36-13-4    Basic - Grease accumulated under cooking equipment. **Warning**
14-70-4    Basic - Ice buildup in walk-in freezer. **Warning**
21-10-4    Basic - In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **Warning**
36-62-4    Basic - Light not functioning. Cooks line and dry storage rooms **Warning**
05-09-4    Basic - No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. **Warning**
14-29-4    Basic - Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food. **Warning**
23-09-4    Basic - Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. **Warning**
42-04-4    Basic - Storage of tools on shelf above or with food. **Warning**
08B-13-4    Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. **Warning**
08B-14-4    Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in freezer. **Warning**
29-02-4    Basic - Toilet leaking. Employee bathroom **Warning**
23-10-4    Basic - Walk-in cooler gaskets soiled with slimy/mold-like build-up. **Warning**
23-11-4    Basic - Walk-in freezer gaskets soiled with slimy/mold-like build-up. **Warning**
23-13-4    Basic - Walk-in freezer shelves soiled with encrusted food debris. **Warning**
23-12-4    Basic - Walk-in freezer shelves soiled with encrusted food debris. **Warning**
42-01-4    Basic - Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. **Warning**
21-12-4    Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Warning**
14-06-4    Basic - Wood food-contact surface not properly sealed. Under equipment **Warning**
02D-01-4    Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Squeeze tootle on hot line **Warning**
12A-16-4    High Priority - Employee began working with food, handling clean equipment or utensils, or touching unwrapped single-service items without first washing hands. **Warning**
09-19-4    High Priority - Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - ready-to-eat food used for multiple menu items, some of which will not be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. **Warning**
14-15-4    High Priority - Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage - direct contact with food. **Warning**
08A-05-4    High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. **Warning**
35A-05-4    High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 15 plus under 3 compartment sink, 20 plus under cooks line shelving. 3 in crack of reach in freezer in prep room. 10 plus under equipment in service station. **Warning**
35A-04-4    High Priority - Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 50 plus dry **Warning**
35A-21-4    High Priority - Rodent burrow or rodent nesting materials present. In back room behind buffet **Warning**
41-02-4    High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Next to cookies **Warning**
29-34-4    High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. **Warning**
22-21-4    Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance inside the ice bin. **Warning**
22-05-4    Intermediate - Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. **Warning**
27-18-4    Intermediate - Hot water supply not maintained during peak periods. In female restroom **Warning**
22-28-4    Intermediate - Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. **Warning**
16-35-4    Intermediate - No chlorine chemical test kit provided when using chlorine sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. **Warning**
53B-01-4    Intermediate - No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **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. Has books but no certificates are filled out. **Warning**
22-16-4    Intermediate - Reach-in cooler shelves soiled with food debris. **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**
41-17-4    Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. **Warning**
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