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Name: TROPICAL CUISINE License Number: SEA3917437
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 9005 E ADAMO DR #B
TAMPA, FL 33619

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine - Food 06/07/2018 Follow-up Inspection Required
Violations require further review, but are not an immediate threat to the public.
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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
23-25-4    Basic - Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
36-36-4    Basic - Ceiling tile missing. Around hoods **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
36-32-5    Basic - Ceiling/ceiling tile shows damage or is in disrepair. Soiled tiles in kitchen and seating area **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
12B-02-4    Basic - Employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area. Employee drinking in the kitchen by reach in coolers **Warning**
40-07-4    Basic - Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. **Warning**
13-07-4    Basic - Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
16-13-4    Basic - Equipment and utensils not washed, rinsed and sanitized in the correct order in three-compartment sink. Do not use dishes/equipment not properly sanitized. **Warning**
14-11-4    Basic - Equipment in poor repair. Aluminum foil **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
51-09-4    Basic - Establishment did not report seating change that affects the license fee, Clean Indoor Air Act, sewage system approval or other related requirements. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
51-15-4    Basic - Establishment increased seating without providing written approval from the local fire authority and wastewater provider. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
36-73-4    Basic - Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris. Against wall cove **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08B-38-4    Basic - Food stored on floor. Sugar back corner storage next to admin office **Warning**
36-70-4    Basic - Objectionable odor outside Repeat Violation** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
35B-03-4    Basic - Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. Exterior door **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
02D-01-5    Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name.beans in bulk bins **Warning**
28-12-4    High Priority - Establishment operating with changed menu and/or increased seating without septic system approval for such change. Already on previous warning **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
01B-07-4    High Priority - Food with mold-like growth. See stop sale. Pumpkin **Warning**
35A-02-5    High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, or food storage area. 5 flies on top of molding pumpkin, 1 in reach in kitchen cooler with raw beef, 2 with carrots, 2 on food service line by dining area, 1 by white onions **Warning**
03B-01-5    High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Foods in kitchen prepared 2:15 per operator: yellow rice 128°F, white rice 117°F, mofongo 119°F, **Warning**
28-16-4    High Priority - Sewage on ground from failed septic system. Septic tank over flowing onto ground in back of establishment and onto back parking lot. Landlord has contacted the city and pulled permits for municipal sewage hook up. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
12A-09-4    High Priority - Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. Employee washed gloves instead of their hands and returned to food service line **Warning**
41-27-4    High Priority - Wiping cloth sanitizer solution exceeds the maximum concentration allowed. Chlorine too strong **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
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