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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
Complaint Full 05/04/2018 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
32-07-4    Basic - Bathroom facility not bathroom **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
14-01-4    Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Metal plate to serve rice **Warning**
23-06-4    Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Gaskets reach in coolers, exterior of oven, exterior of reach in cooler, exterior of crates holding veggies, knife holder on wall **Warning**
23-25-4    Basic - Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. **Warning**
08B-44-4    Basic - Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in kitchen. Rice, oil in back kitchen storage area, plantains on cook line- brought off floor **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
36-36-4    Basic - Ceiling tile missing. Kitchen by hood **Warning**
36-32-5    Basic - Ceiling/ceiling tile shows damage or is in disrepair. Water damage acoustic ceiling tiles, hallway to bathroom **Warning**
12B-07-4    Basic - Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Water bottle on prep table in kitchen **Warning**
40-06-4    Basic - Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Cellphones, Chargers, shoes in the kitchen **Warning**
24-08-4    Basic - Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. **Warning**
14-11-4    Basic - Equipment in poor repair. Grooved cutting board, gaskets torn, tin foil on shelving soiled **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. 37 seats but licensed for 24 **Warning**
36-73-4    Basic - Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris. Kitchen **Warning**
33-19-4    Basic - Garbage on the ground. Outside back area cardboard boxes and soiled empty bottles in standing water on the ground **Warning**
36-24-5    Basic - Hole in or other damage to wall. Damaged wall by back door in food storage area **Warning**
10-20-4    Basic - In-use tongs stored on food storage side and oven door **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
14-31-4    Basic - Nonfood-grade bags used in direct contact with food. Onions, seasonings in kitchen **Warning**
36-70-4    Basic - Objectionable odor in establishment. Outside back of restaurant **Warning**
35B-03-4    Basic - Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. Back door **Warning**
08B-39-4    Basic - Raw fruits/vegetables not washed prior to preparation. Plantains- employee began washing prior to cutting **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
42-05-5    Basic - Storage of tools on shelf above or with clean equipment and utensils, single service items, and/or clean linens. Wrench on server line by plates **Corrected On-Site** **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. Throughout kitchen **Warning**
21-03-4    Basic - Wet wiping cloths stored in detergent and sanitizer mixed together. Server line **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
02D-01-5    Basic - Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common bean coloring, spices **Warning**
33-23-4    Basic - dumpster not on proper pad/nonabsorbent surface. **Warning**
22-42-4    High Priority - Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. Do not use equipment/utensils not properly sanitized. 10 ppm refilled sink to 50ppm **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
28-12-4    High Priority - Establishment operating with changed menu and/or increased seating without septic system approval for such change. 37 seats but licensed for 24 **Warning**
22-48-4    High Priority - Establishment using a sanitizer solution that does not meet the requirements specified in 40 CFR 180. Only use single-service items to serve food to customers until approved sanitizer is available for warewashing. Not labeled for use on food contact surfaces **Warning**
03A-02-4    High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut lettuce 48-54°f, pasta salad 63°f, potato salad 58°f, cucumber/tomato salad 59°f placed more ice under **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
35A-09-4    High Priority - Presence of insects or other pests. Small amount of small flying insects outside with garbage **Warning**
08A-05-4    High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Fish over veggies in reach in cooler **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
28-16-4    High Priority - Sewage on ground from failed septic system. Septic tank is overflowing on the back side of the restaurant on to the ground by the gate closing off the adjacent parking lot. Approximately 50 feet from back door . Management contacted company for repair **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
12A-09-4    High Priority - Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. Employee had gloves on and stuck their hand into the drain of the handwash sink to remove wet food debris, didn't change gloves/wash hands and proceeded to handle cooked fish on the server line. Discussed handwashing with employee and they washed their hands; Employee wiped down counter then went back to food prep; employee handled soiled equipment then went to food prep; employee touched soiled apron no handwash then went to food prep **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
41-02-4    High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Air freshener By plastic drink bottles under server one **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
49-05-4    Increased seating from 24 to 37 For reporting purposes only.
22-02-4    Intermediate - Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Reach in cooler shelves, microwave interior, interior of seasoning containers **Warning**
31A-13-4    Intermediate - Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Kitchen **Warning**
51-16-7    Intermediate - No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans and plan review application to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 2601 Blair Stone Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 30 days. Added ice machine next to handwash sink in back kitchen without plan review **Warning**
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