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Name: SAPPHIRE INDIAN CUISINE License Number: SEA6021103
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 12/01/2017
Primary Status: Closed Secondary Status:
Location Address: 500 VIA DE PALMA STE #79

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine - Food 05/18/2017 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
08B-46-4    Basic - Bags of rice, and flour stored on floor in dry storage area. **Warning**
14-01-4    Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense rice, and flour. Bowls removed. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08B-45-4    Basic - Case/container/bag of edamame, milk, and chicken stored on floor in prep walk-in cooler. All foods stored six inches above floor. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08B-44-4    Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in kitchen. Chicken, oil, and corn stored on floor in main kitchen. **Warning**
36-36-4    Basic - Ceiling tile missing above prep walk in cooler. **Warning**
21-05-4    Basic - Cloth used as a food-contact surface on multiple cooked prepped vegetables in produce walk in cooler. **Warning**
33-14-4    Basic - Dumpster overflowing garbage. **Warning**
12B-07-4    Basic - Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Drink cups removed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
33-15-4    Basic - Garbage can located outside has no lid or lid open/broken. **Warning**
33-20-4    Basic - Grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle. **Warning**
10-17-4    Basic - In-use knife/knives stored in cracks between reach n coolers on cooks line. Knives removed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
10-01-4    Basic - In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of cooked rice within a closed container. Scoop removed. **Warning**
10-07-4    Basic - In-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Water temperature at 75°F. Container removed and replaced in clean, dry container. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
22-19-4    Basic - Interior of 3 microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. Two microwaves on cooks line, and one across from cooks line for server use. **Warning**
38-07-4    Basic - Lights in food storage missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. **Warning**
29-27-4    Basic - No mop sink or curbed cleaning facility provided. Mop sink was removed from its existing original approved place to the right of a walk in cooler in the kitchen. Mop sink must be installed in 7 days. **Warning**
36-70-4    Basic - Objectionable odor in back room with ice machines. **Warning**
32-04-4    Basic - Public bathrooms located inside establishment not completely enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08B-13-4    Basic - Stored multiple sauces, stews not covered in prep walk-in cooler. **Warning**
13-03-4    Basic - Two cooks with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Both cooks put hats on. **Warning**
36-27-5    Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and/or dust. Wall next to kitchen hand wash sink across from cooks line. **Warning**
02D-01-5    Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Multiple containers with flour not labeled. Containers labeled. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
22-41-4    High Priority - Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly. Chlorine sanitizer at 00 ppm. **Warning**
09-01-4    High Priority - Employee touching cooked fried onions 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. **Warning**
03B-01-4    High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Butter at cooks line at 86°F. Butter moved to top of oven. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
08A-05-4    High Priority - Raw shelled eggs stored over washed produce in produce walk in cooler. Cook placed eggs on bottom shelf. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
35A-04-4    High Priority - Rodent activity present as evidenced by approximately 50 plus fresh rodent droppings under dry storage shelf. 30+ fresh rodent droppings under shelf next to walk in cooler 15 fresh rodent droppings under shelf contains bag in the box sodas 25+ fresh rodent droppings under fryer and grill at cook line 10+ fresh rodent droppings under prep table at cook line . No door between dry storage and kitchen. **Warning**
22-20-4    Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
31A-11-4    Intermediate - Handwash sink used for washing vegetables other than handwashing. **Warning**
31B-02-4    Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink in employee bathroom. Operator provided paper towels. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
51-16-5    Intermediate - No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans, plan review application and payment for plan review to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 2601 Blair Stone Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Ice machine added in service hall. Plans must be submitted and approved within 30 Days. **Warning**
31B-03-4    Intermediate - No soap provided at handwash sink at bar, and employee bathroom. Operator provided at all sinks. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
03D-19-4    Intermediate - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food left at room temperature to cool. Fried onions cooling at room temperature on top of cooks line microwave. Cook moved to produce walk in cooler to drop temperature quickly. **Corrective Action Taken** **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. Observed multiple containers of food prepared from Monday, May 15, and Tuesday, May 16 in walk in prep walk in cooler, and produce walk in cooler without any date marking in use. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
22-05-4    Intermediate - Two Cutting board(s) stained/soiled or cooks line. **Warning**
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