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Licensee
Name: HOOTERS License Number: SEA6207503
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2016
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 2800 GULF TO BAY BLVD
CLEARWATER, FL 33759

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Complaint Full 07/28/2014 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
16-03-4    Basic - Accumulation of debris inside warewashing machine. **Warning**
23-15-4    Basic - Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. Cooks line **Warning**
14-01-4    Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. reach in cooler with chicken wings, tomatoes in walk in cooler **Warning**
36-44-4    Basic - Ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers had accumulation of mold-like substance. Main kitchen **Warning**
24-05-4    Basic - Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Buckets and bins on dish racks **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. Servers station **Warning**
12B-07-4    Basic - Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Warning**
40-06-4    Basic - Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Cell phone next to hot holding station **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
13-03-4    Basic - Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Dish washer **Warning**
36-22-4    Basic - Floor area(s) covered with standing water. In dish room **Warning**
36-18-4    Basic - Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. Next to walk in cooler **Warning**
36-19-4    Basic - Floor under dishmachine or three-compartment sink area soiled. **Warning**
14-38-4    Basic - Food storage container/container lid cracked or broken. Reach in cooler main kitchen **Warning**
10-17-4    Basic - In-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment. Under bread box **Warning**
21-10-4    Basic - In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **Warning**
16-46-4    Basic - Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
12B-13-4    Basic - Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. Walk in cooler **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
29-08-4    Basic - Plumbing system in disrepair. Under HWS at cooks line water leaks into bucket and then bucket emptied. **Warning**
14-33-4    Basic - Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning**
25-06-4    Basic - Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Cooks line **Warning**
36-72-4    Basic - Walk-in cooler floor soiled. **Warning**
36-26-4    Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. **Warning**
02D-01-4    Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Squeeze bottle **Warning**
08B-02-4    High Priority - Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Lemons at servers station **Warning**
12A-07-4    High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food. **Warning**
12A-28-4    High Priority - Employee touched soiled apron/clothes and then engaged in food preparation, handled clean equipment or utensils, or touched unwrapped single-service items without washing hands. **Warning**
09-01-4    High Priority - Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Observed server prepping celery, cut lettuce, bread, with bare hands **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
10-05-4    High Priority - In-use utensil stored in unclean water at or above 135 degrees Fahrenheit. **Warning**
03A-02-4    High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit.cut tomatoes 56°F, cut lettuce 52°F, cole slaw 51°F, shredded cheese 47°F, **Warning**
12A-09-4    High Priority - Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. Cook double gloved. **Warning**
41-11-4    High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with single-service items. Bleach **Warning**
22-20-4    Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Warning**
11-03-4    Intermediate - Certified Food Manager or person in charge lacks knowledge of employee health policy and health requirements. **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. **Warning**
22-22-4    Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Warning**
22-28-4    Intermediate - Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of pooled water **Warning**
41-17-4    Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Blue spray bottle **Warning**
22-16-4    Intermediate - Walk-in cooler shelves soiled with food debris. **Warning**
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