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Name: FERGS SPORTS BAR & GRILLE License Number: SEA6212681
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2020
Primary Status: Delinquent 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 04/18/2019 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
14-01-4    Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Shaker being used to scoop ice. **Warning**
23-06-4    Basic - Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Exterior of microwave, some reach in coolers and backs of equipment on cook line, gaskets, walk in cooler gaskets, some racks and shelving, kitchen fan cover, walk in cooler door, wings freezer interior, hand wash sink soiled, soda gun holster, **Admin Complaint**
51-11-4    Basic - Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. Back storage **Warning**
24-24-4    Basic - Clean equipment and utensils stored in a room that is not fully enclosed (open to outdoors/screened). Clean food bins and single service. **Warning**
24-05-4    Basic - Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Ice bucket. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
13-04-4    Basic - Employee with no beard guard/restraint while engaging in food preparation. 1 cook **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
13-03-4    Basic - Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. 1 cook **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
14-11-4    Basic - Equipment in poor repair. Cutting board grooving, gasket torn, rusted racks in storage and reach in coolers, cracked containers and lids, **Warning**
36-58-4    Basic - Exposed studs/joists/rafters present in food preparation or warewashing area. Dish area. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08B-38-4    Basic - Food stored on floor. Cases of food in dry stock. Cases put away. corn starch chicken in dry storage room not 6" from floor. Pickles on floor in walk in cooler near kitchen. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
10-20-4    Basic - In-use tongs stored on equipment door handle between uses. On edge on cart near cook line. **Warning**
22-08-4    Basic - Interior of oven has heavy accumulation of black substance/grease/food debris. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
29-49-5    Basic - Observed standing water in bottom of reach-in cooler. In bottom of cooler on cook line **Warning**
33-16-4    Basic - Open dumpster lid. **Warning**
21-11-4    Basic - Sanitizing solution for wiping cloths not free of food debris and visible soil. Fry in sanitizer bucket. Solution changed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
29-17-4    Basic - Soda gun holster dripping. **Warning**
08B-14-4    Basic - Stored food not covered in walk-in freezer. Pretzels. Pretzels covered by employee. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-27-5    Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and/or dust. Many walls in kitchen. Floor soiled through cook line, prep kitchen, stock areas. Walls soiled by pipes in dish machine area. Grease build up on pipes behind cook line. Bar floor mats soiled. **Warning**
12A-18-4    High Priority - Employee dried hands on clothes/apron/soiled towel after washing. Observed an employee wiping hands on soiled cloth, another employee wiped hands on apron. Employees were re-educated on glove good hand hygiene. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
12A-07-4    High Priority - Employee failed to wash hands before changing gloves and/or putting on gloves to work with food. Employee removed gloves, left work station, came back and donned gloves with no hand wash. Employee was re-educated. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
41-05-4    High Priority - Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Raid and black flag behind bars. **Warning**
03A-02-4    High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Kraut 55 F°,- placed in cooler. Cut ham 45 F°, cheese 50 F°- foods iced Cook line-Cut leafy greens 45 F°, eggs 51-43 F°, Cuban 45 F°, foods iced. Foods were recently refilled after lunch rush. **Corrective Action Taken** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
03B-01-5    High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Chicken 124-104 F° corrected to 137-140 F° **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
08A-05-4    High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw ready to eat ahi tuna over cooked and ready to eat foods in kitchen walk in cooler such as lettuce. **Warning**
08A-20-4    High Priority - Raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit. Raw chicken next raw fish in small walk in cooler. **Warning**
35A-07-4    High Priority - Small flying insects in bar area. Bar area outside front bar, 3 flies. **Warning**
41-02-4    High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Bleach with margarita salt. Upstairs indoor bar, currently not in use. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
29-34-4    High Priority - Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb or on fitting/splitter added to hose bibb. Mop sink. **Warning**
22-02-4    Intermediate - Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. Cutting boards stained, microwave interior, knives and handles, ice shovel, can opener, soda guns, build up of grease on cooking equipment in kitchen on cook line, reach in cooler interior, fry pans bottoms pans stacked, **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
02C-03-4    Intermediate - Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Opened milk and cream with no dates. **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. Employees lack a working knowledge of good hand washing practices. **Warning**
31A-03-4    Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. At upstairs outside bar, scrubbies in hand wash sink, bar currently not used. **Warning**
27-16-4    Intermediate - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Hot water off at upstairs unused bar, 87 F° water at front outside bar hand wash sink. **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
53B-13-5    Intermediate - Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**
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