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Name: PITA STAR License Number: SEA1615955
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 12/01/2023
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Change Owner Pending
Location Address: 5800 STIRLING RD

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Routine - Food 03/15/2022 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
36-34-5    Basic - Ceiling vents soiled with accumulated food debris, grease, dust, or mold-like substance. **Warning**
14-74-7    Basic - Cold holding equipment not maintained in good repair. Do not store time/temperature control for safety food in this unit until the unit is repaired. Observed in the left front cold table, water in the bottom of the entire unit. **Warning**
35A-03-4    Basic - Dead roaches on premises. 1. Observed 1 dead roach on the wall under a table between the walk-in cooler and back door of the restaurant in the kitchen. **Warning**
13-03-4    Basic - Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Observed the kitchen employee with no hair restraint. Employee acquired hair restraint. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-73-4    Basic - Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris under all cooking equipment and around the perimeter of the kitchen. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08B-38-4    Basic - Food stored on floor. Observed a bucket of peeled potatoes on the floor in the walk-in cooler. **Warning**
36-24-5    Basic - Hole in or other damage to wall above the three-compartment sink. **Warning**
23-03-4    Basic - Nonfood-contact surface soiled with grease, food debris, dirt, slime or dust. Observed the lower shelf of a table holding a mixer and diced soiled with grease and food debris. Observed all wall wire shelving soiled with grease, debris and dust. **Repeat Violation** **Warning**
06-01-5    Basic - Time/temperature control for safety food thawed in an improper manner. Observed a trash can full of water thawing turkey. **Warning**
36-27-5    Basic - Wall soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and/or dust. Observed on all kitchen walls. **Warning**
03D-01-5    High Priority - Cooked/heated time/temperature control for safety food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Observed french fries (115F - Cooling) at 11:15 - retested at 110°F after 1 hour. **Warning**
35A-02-6    High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. 1. Observed approximately 10 flies flying around near the back door near the dish washing area and walk-in cooler in the kitchen. **Warning**
14-31-5    High Priority - Nonfood-grade bags used in direct contact with food. Observed falafel in the walk-in stored in non-food grade bag. Manager replaced the bag. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
35A-05-4    High Priority - Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1. Observed 1 roach under a bus tub on top of boxes of tahini in the kitchen. 2. Observed 4 live roaches on shelves outside the walk-in cooler in the kitchen. **Warning**
35A-23-4    High Priority - Roach excrement and/or droppings present. Observed over 50 roach droppings on shelves outside the walk-in cooler in the kitchen. **Warning**
35A-04-4    High Priority - Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 1. Observed 4 rodent droppings on a shelf between the back door and walk-in cooler in the kitchen. **Warning**
03A-02-5    High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed in the left cold table eggplant (54F - Cold holding); Turkish salad (54F - Cold holding); hummus (56F - Cold Holding). Per the operator all food stocked for 1 hour. All food moved to alternate refrigeration to quick-chill and replaced with new food from the walk-in cooler. **Corrective Action Taken** **Warning**
22-02-4    Intermediate - Food-contact surface soiled with food debris, mold-like substance or slime. Observed a food dicer on the lower shelf of the table near the walk-in cooler soiled with diced onions. **Warning**
02C-02-5    Intermediate - Ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked. Observed in the reach in cooler, falafel not date marked. Per the employee the item was prepared yesterday. Employee added date mark **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
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