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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 01/07/2014 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
36-33-4    Basic - Ceiling tile in disrepair. **Warning**
14-11-4    Basic - Equipment in poor repair. Three compartment sink has 5 gal buckets and # 10 cans holding it up **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**
14-70-4    Basic - Ice buildup in walk-in freezer. **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**
29-02-4    Basic - Toilet leaking. Employee bathroom **Warning**
23-11-4    Basic - Walk-in freezer gaskets soiled with slimy/mold-like build-up. **Warning**
23-12-4    Basic - Walk-in freezer shelves soiled with encrusted food debris. **Warning**
14-06-4    Basic - Wood food-contact surface not properly sealed. Under equipment **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**
29-34-4    High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. **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**
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**
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