Click here to access the department's home page
Licensing Portal - Inspection Details
Apply for a License
Verify a Licensee
View Food & Lodging Inspections
File a Complaint
Continuing Education Course Search
View Application Status
Find Exam Information
Unlicensed Activity Search
AB&T Delinquent Invoice & Activity List Search

Each inspection report is a "snapshot" of conditions present at the time of the inspection. By using this search, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.

Name: FERGS SPORTS BAR & GRILLE License Number: SEA6212681
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2024
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 1320 CENTRAL AVE
ST PETERSBURG, FL 33705-1654

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Complaint Full 08/11/2016 Facility Temporarily Closed
Operations ordered stopped until violations are corrected.
More information about inspections.
9 6 27
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 in bar. **Warning**
23-06-4    Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Dust pans soiled. **Warning**
23-03-4    Basic - Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Located on exterior of food cooking equipment **Warning**
51-11-4    Basic - Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Warning**
36-37-4    Basic - Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation area in flatbread make area. **Warning**
36-57-4    Basic - Dusty lines over flatbread make table **Warning**
36-71-4    Basic - Floor drains/drain covers heavily soiled. Multiple locations. **Warning**
36-01-4    Basic - Floor not cleaned when the least amount of food is exposed.. Floors underneath bar glass washer has accumulation of lids, cups and paper towels on floor. Floor behind cash register at main outside bar has accumulation oh cups and lids underneath on floor. **Warning**
36-11-4    Basic - Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Standing pockets of water by ovens and backdoor. Flatbread area. **Warning**
08B-32-4    Basic - Food being prepared outside. Observed employee prepping flatbread pizza at make table outside door of kitchen. Area is a covered walkway where soda boxes, chest freezer, make table, short freezer, upright cooler holding dry storage and a double oven are used for food prep. Cannot take place here as this area is not a fully enclosed room protected from pests and environmental contamination. **Warning**
23-19-4    Basic - Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of reach-in cooler/refrigerator. Flatbread table. **Warning**
23-07-4    Basic - Gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up. Flatbread area. **Warning**
36-14-4    Basic - Grease accumulated on kitchen floor and/or under cooking equipment. **Warning**
38-07-4    Basic - Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers in flatbread make area. **Warning**
40-01-4    Basic - No suitable facilities provided to store employee clothing and other possessions, clothes stored above dry food in small storage next to mop sink. **Warning**
08B-04-4    Basic - Open condiments provided for self-service not properly protected in storage cabinets next to bar. Salt and pepper grinder units. **Warning**
33-16-4    Basic - Open dumpster lid. **Warning**
35B-05-4    Basic - Outer openings not protected during operation and vermin and/or environmental cross contamination present. Many gaps present in condiment cabinets next to main outside bar. Hole present near tshirt storage at main outside bar. **Warning**
35B-12-4    Basic - Perimeter walls and roofs do not effectively protect establishment against environmental cross contamination or the entrance of pests. Various overhead opening at back prep flatbread station. **Warning**
25-06-4    Basic - Single service napkin dispensers stored where droppings were found in condiment cabinet. **Warning**
25-05-4    Basic - Single-service articles improperly stored. Straws and kosher salt stored on wet shelf. Single service cups stored on wet shelf next to register at main bar. **Warning**
25-11-5    Basic - Single-service articles stored outside or in a room/shed that is not fully enclosed (open to outdoors/screened). Cups and box of chips stored in small outside bar. **Warning**
25-09-4    Basic - Single-service items for customer self-service not properly protected to prevent contamination. Large and small street bars have Togo containers stored outside. **Warning**
23-05-4    Basic - Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Multiple areas. Speed rails have food debris in them. Small and large outside bars. Soil deposits on electrical boxes, multiple areas. **Warning**
33-31-5    Basic - Unnecessary items/unused equipment on the premises. Stacks of pallets and wood next to dumpster. **Warning**
36-02-5    Basic - Unsealed concrete floor in food prep area , flat bread area, under cooler and ovens. **Warning**
25-02-4    Basic - Unwrapped single-service utensils not presented so that only the handles are touched. Black sip straws stored in box at street bar. Single service spoons stored above refrigerator not covered. **Warning**
35A-02-5    High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. Two flies observed on freezer next to flatbread prep table where bulk cheese is held. **Warning**
35A-21-4    High Priority - Many traps in condiment cabinet. 2 traps have chewed sugar packets in them at end of main outside bar around corner. Sunflower/pumpkin seeds at front bar by drain chase. **Warning**
35A-09-4    High Priority - Presence of insects, rodents, or other pests. Live ants observed crawling on coolers and other equipment outside the kitchen past the flatbread cooler/oven area. Live white insects in bar beer bottle bucket. Appear to be maggots. Approximately 20. **Warning**
35A-05-4    High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Observed 2 live roaches in single service storage behind middle outside bar. Observed open lid packages lying on the droppings. Observed 3 egg casings. Observed approximately 30 live roaches behind white chest cooler next to walk in cooler. Roaches also on pallet under chest cooler and food oil container next to cooler. Chest cooler is located outside of cooking line , approximately 5 feet past the doorway. Observed 2 live roaches under upright cooler used for dry storage. Cooler is next to flatbread freezer outside kitchen. 1 live roach behind double stack oven. **Warning**
35A-23-4    High Priority - Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Too many to count in single service cabinet behind middle bar. Dropping are soft. **Warning**
35A-04-4    High Priority - Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed 38 hard dropping in middle condiment cabinet. Observed 19 hard droppings in first condiment cabinet. Salt and pepper grinders in cabinet with single service napkin holders in these cabinets. One dropping observed in pepper shaker top. One fuzzy dropping in wet wipe container attached to wet wipes. Location of these cabinets is at end of outside main bar around corner. Observed 1 dropping on a wrapped single service silverware in middle condiment cabinet. **Warning**
35A-07-4    High Priority - Small flying insects in bar area at beer tap drain in floor at main outside bar. Approximately 10, small swarm observed. **Warning**
01B-03-4    High Priority - Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Salt and pepper grinder units. Held in unit with droppings. On shaker end soiled with dropping debris. **Warning**
01B-13-4    High Priority - Stop Sale issued due to food not being in a wholesome, sound condition. Ice filled in the morning in street bar covered with non food grade plastic and wood cover. Operator discarded and sanitized ice bins **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
22-02-4    Intermediate - Accumulation of food debris on food-contact surface. Beer buckets stored behind bar had standing water in them. One soiled bucket had approximately 15 small bugs in the bottom. **Warning**
22-05-4    Intermediate - Cutting board(s) stained/soiled in flatbread make area. **Warning**
22-22-4    Intermediate - Encrusted material on can opener blade. In dish wash room, mounted to table. **Warning**
22-28-4    Intermediate - Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Flat bread cooler and multiple beer coolers. **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. Hallway outside main kitchen is covered but unsealed. Area has exposed, dusty pipes above ovens and food prep coolers. 4 chest freezers, two-2 door upright coolers, a double oven, 2-single door coolers, a low freezer and a pizza make table. **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. Hummus 42° no date mark. **Warning**
New Search
2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee FL 32399 :: Email: Customer Contact Center :: Customer Contact Center: 850.487.1395

The State of Florida is an AA/EEO employer. Copyright 2007-2010 State of Florida. Privacy Statement

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the office by phone or by traditional mail. If you have any questions, please contact 850.487.1395. *Pursuant to Section 455.275(1), Florida Statutes, effective October 1, 2012, licensees licensed under Chapter 455, F.S. must provide the Department with an email address if they have one. The emails provided may be used for official communication with the licensee. However email addresses are public record. If you do not wish to supply a personal address, please provide the Department with an email address which can be made available to the public. Please see our Chapter 455 page to determine if you are affected by this change.