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Name: SOUTHERN SPICE'S License Number: SEA3916889
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 02/01/2020
Primary Status: Ownership Changed Secondary Status:
Location Address: 1251 E FOWLER AVE STE B2
TAMPA, FL 33612

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine - Food 11/07/2019 Facility Temporarily Closed
Operations ordered stopped until violations are corrected.
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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
23-15-4    Basic - Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink.
36-03-4    Basic - Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. In kitchen.
35A-03-4    Basic - Dead roaches on premises. 1 on floor next to back door. 4 dead in sticky trap by back door. 5 dead in freezer. 1 in dry storage. 4 dead next to storage rack. 1 dead on prep table.
36-22-4    Basic - Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Next to ice machine and in kitchen. Wall soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and/or dust. In kitchen.
36-73-4    Basic - Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris. In kitchen.
23-21-4    Basic - Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of microwave.
08B-30-4    Basic - Food stored in dry storage area not covered. Rice, flour, beans.
08B-38-4    Basic - Food stored on floor. In dry storage area. In walk in cooler. Case/container of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler.
33-19-4    Basic - Garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
22-19-4    Basic - Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.
33-16-4    Basic - Open dumpster lid.
14-67-4    Basic - Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. In prep area.
25-06-4    Basic - Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. On shelving in prep area.
23-23-4    Basic - Table fan has accumulation of food debris/dust/grease/soil residue. By ware washing area.
29-11-4    Basic - Water leaking from pipe and/or faucet/handle. Hot water heater and mop sink, and ice machine.
14-06-4    Basic - Wood food-contact surface not properly sealed. Under ice machine.
35A-02-5    High Priority - 1 Live, small flying insects in kitchen.
01B-01-4    High Priority - Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. Chickpeas Food with mold-like growth. See stop sale. 6 moldy purple onions. Stop Sale issued due to adulteration of food product. Weevils in flour and rice. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Shell eggs 88°F
03A-02-4    High Priority - Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice dessert 44°F, paysam 44°F. Operator placed on ice. **Corrective Action Taken**
08A-09-4    High Priority - Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler.
35A-05-4    High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live roach next to chest freezer. 2 live under prep table. 1 live on prep table. Presence of insects inside flour and rice in dry storage area.
35A-04-4    High Priority - Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found 80 in storage compartment under buffet. 50 in dry storage area.
41-23-4    High Priority - Rodent bait not contained in a covered, tamper-resistant bait station. On top of electrical box.
03A-04-4    High Priority - Shell eggs held at room temperature with an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Eggs 88°F on table at room temperature from day before.
31A-03-4    Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink.
14-77-6    Intermediate - Reach-in cooler not maintained in good repair. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is repaired. Chest freezer by back door.
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. Curry chicken, beets, chicken khorma in walk in cooler. Milk, onion sauce, chicken tandoori in reach in coolers.
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