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Licensee
Name: KAWA JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE & SUSHI License Number: SEA6113458
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2022
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 8631 LITTLE RD
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL 34654

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine - Food 12/04/2019 Facility Temporarily Closed
Operations ordered stopped until violations are corrected.
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Violations:
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
35A-06-4    Basic - Accumulation of dead flies in control devices Too many to count in control device behind bar Too many to count in employee bathroom **Warning**
32-07-4    Basic - Bathroom facility not clean. Employee restroom, floor and toilet **Warning**
14-01-4    Basic - Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. " crunch" on cooks line Scoops in Sauce buckets in cooler Operator removed. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
24-13-4    Basic - Clean utensils or equipment stored in a bathroom, locker room or mechanical room. To go bags, to go boxes stored in employee bathroom, **Warning**
50-09-4    Basic - Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed. **Warning**
35A-03-4    Basic - Dead roaches on premises. Two dead in cabinet behind sushi bar Two dead under toaster oven behind sushi bar One dead under box of roasted seaweed on shelf under toaster oven in sushi bar Two dead on plastic bag covering to go lids in sushi bar Two dead under sink in sushi bar Two dead roaches under box of nori on shelf in sushi bar **Warning**
36-60-4    Basic - Employee Bathroom door is broken **Warning**
12B-07-4    Basic - Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Glass cup with brown liquid on top of prep table Operator removed **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08B-49-4    Basic - Employee personal food not properly identified and segregated from food to be served to the public. Employee beverages in two door cooler Employee food in cooks line cooler Operator removed **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
14-11-4    Basic - Equipment in poor repair. * Shelving in walk in cooler rusty * Green cutting board on cooks line has cut marks **Warning**
10-20-4    Basic - In-use tongs stored on equipment door handle between uses. Tongs on oven. Operator 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 food within a closed container. Scoop in bulk container Operator removed **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
06-04-4    Basic - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. Fish in sink sitting in water in kitchen **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08A-26-4    Basic - Raw animal food stored above unwashed produce. Raw beef over oranges Inspector moved **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
25-05-4    Basic - Single-service articles improperly stored. To go boxes on floor of hibachi storage room **Warning**
21-12-4    Basic - Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Sushi bar **Warning**
01B-01-4    High Priority - Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. Two cans of pineapple **Warning**
03A-02-4    High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicken 47° Beef 46° Sitting above the rim of the cooler on a plate. Operator voluntarily discarded **Warning**
08A-05-4    High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef over cabbage inside lift top cooler on cooks line Raw fish over edible garnish in sushi bar Operator removed **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
35A-05-4    High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. One live roach on soy sauce bucket in sushi bar Operator killed Three live roaches on the wall under sushi bar, next to two door cooler Twenty live roaches on floor under vinegar buckets on wood shelf in sushi bar **Warning**
35A-07-4    High Priority - Small flying insects in bar area. Three live behind bar **Warning**
22-20-4    Intermediate - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Warning**
03D-15-4    Intermediate - Food being cooled by nonapproved method as evidenced by inadequate rate of cooling during time of inspection. Shrimp sitting at room temperature covered with plastic wrap " just cooked" 116° Operator moved to refrigerator **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
31A-02-4    Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to being blocked by clean dish rack in dish room **Warning**
31A-03-4    Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Sponge and round pot in hand sink by the door Operator removed **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
27-16-4    Intermediate - Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. * No hot water at sushi bar hand sink *No hot water at hand sink on cooks line by sushi bar door **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
53A-05-6    Intermediate - No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/hotels-restaurants/food-lodging/food-manager/2 FOH employees, 1 dishwasher and 3 cooks **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. Nothing in the establishments date marked **Warning**
41-17-4    Intermediate - Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Two bottles of purple liquid, one is storage area, one by bar **Warning**
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