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Name: CHINA BUFFET License Number: SEA3911556
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2018
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 01/22/2014 Facility Temporarily Closed
Operations ordered stopped until violations are corrected.
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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. 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
32-07-4    Basic - Bathroom facility not clean. Objectionable odor **Warning**
23-03-4    Basic - Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. By woks **Warning**
14-45-4    Basic - Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves. Dry storage **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. Sauce **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08B-45-4    Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler **Warning**
36-32-4    Basic - Ceiling in disrepair. Hole in side kitchen, above reach in cooler on cook line **Warning**
36-45-4    Basic - Ceiling soiled with accumulated dust. Walk in cooler **Warning**
35A-03-4    Basic - Dead roaches on premises. 10 in reach in cooler covered by trash bag, 25 in broken two door reach in cooler, 2 in back dry storage **Warning**
35A-20-4    Basic - Dead rodent present. 1 dead mouse in back dry storage room, 1 in equipment storage room **Warning**
36-22-4    Basic - Floor area(s) covered with standing water. In hallway leading to unused dining room, dish area **Warning**
36-18-4    Basic - Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. Throughout kitchen, by handwash sink for cook line water is going underneath tiles **Warning**
36-17-4    Basic - Floor tiles missing. Throughout kitchen, dish area **Warning**
36-11-4    Basic - Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Throughout kitchen, grout missing, dish area **Warning**
23-22-4    Basic - Food debris/dust/soil residue on dry storage shelves. Room with chest freezer **Warning**
08B-30-4    Basic - Food stored in dry storage area not covered. In dry storage area by bug zapper **Warning**
08B-38-4    Basic - Food stored on floor. Bottled drinks, soda in furniture storage room **Warning**
36-13-4    Basic - Grease accumulated under cooking equipment. **Warning**
10-11-4    Basic - In-use rice scoop/spoon stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. **Warning**
10-06-4    Basic - In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food and rim of the container. Rice **Warning**
10-07-4    Basic - In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Ice creams scoop **Warning**
21-10-4    Basic - In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. In side kitchen **Warning**
31B-04-4    Basic - No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. In kitchen by cook line **Warning**
06-04-4    Basic - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. Chicken **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**
03A-13-4    High Priority - Butter/butter blend/clarified butter/whipped butter cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 65°f, sitting at room temperature **Warning**
03A-14-4    High Priority - Cheese cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 52°f, placed ice under product **Warning**
01B-01-4    High Priority - Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. 1 dented **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
01D-01-4    High Priority - Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. FISH MUST BE FULLY COOKED OR DISCARDED **Warning**
41-05-4    High Priority - Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
03B-01-4    High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Fried chicken 108°f, pizza **Warning**
08A-05-4    High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Oysters, clams, or mussels may not be served raw or undercooked over steam dumplings **Warning**
08A-18-4    High Priority - Raw animal foods not properly separated from one another based upon minimum required cooking temperature in reach-in freezer - all products not commercially packaged. Chest freezer in dry storage room by buffet **Warning**
35A-05-4    High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 10 on broken bug zapper, 3 in dry storage room, 1 by three compartment sink, 1 by chest freezer on cook line, 5 behind bug zapper **Warning**
35A-23-4    High Priority - Roach excrement and/or droppings present. 30-40 dry in dry storage room with chest freezer, 20 dry back dry storage area with soda, 50 dry storage room in back by walk ins **Warning**
35A-04-4    High Priority - Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 1 fresh found in shelving by tea urns **Warning**
35A-18-4    High Priority - Rodent rub marks present along walls/ceilings. Gnaw marks along baseboards and furniture in furniture storage room **Warning**
01B-14-4    High Priority - Shell eggs in use or stored with cracks or broken shells. See stop sale. **Warning**
01B-13-4    High Priority - Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. Oysters no shellstock tags **Warning**
01C-02-4    Intermediate - Establishment not maintaining clam/mussel/oyster tags for 90 days. **Warning**
31B-02-4    Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Employee bathroom, side kitchen **Warning**
01C-01-4    Intermediate - No tag on/for original container of raw, in-shell oysters. See stop sale. **Warning**
35A-01-4    Intermediate - Nonservice animals in the food establishment or on premises. Turtle in kitchen **Warning**
02D-02-4    Intermediate - Packaged food not labeled as specified by law. 4 cans pineapple **Warning**
03D-16-4    Intermediate - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. Sauce **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
03D-19-4    Intermediate - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food left at room temperature to cool. Sauce, chicken **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
02A-01-4    Intermediate - Raw or undercooked oysters offered and establishment has no consumer advisory sign provided on wall, menu, placard, table tent or by any other written means. Raw animal foods must be fully cooked prior to service. **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**
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