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Name: TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE License Number: SEA6501882
Rank: Seating License Expiration Date: 06/01/2023
Primary Status: Current Secondary Status: Active
Location Address: 112 SEA GROVE MAIN ST STE 114

Inspection Information
Inspection Type Inspection Date Result High Priority Violations Intermediate Violations Basic Violations
Complaint Full 08/29/2022 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
22-20-5    Basic - Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine/bin. 1) Ice bin has black/green/pink mold like substance on deflector plate. Discussed with employee.
32-12-5    Basic - Covered waste receptacle not provided in women's bathroom. 1) Women's waste receptacle has not cover. **Repeat Violation**
14-09-4    Basic - Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. 1) Large white cutting board on storage rack grooved. 2) small green cutting board on prep table grooved. **Repeat Violation**
12B-07-4    Basic - Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. 1) drinks on prep table next to establishments food. Discussed with employee. **Repeat Violation**
40-06-5    Basic - Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area, food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. 1) employee personal items on prep table near food. Discussed with employee. **Repeat Violation**
36-01-4    Basic - Floor, wall, ceiling not cleaned when the least amount of food is exposed. 1) floor throughout kitchen and under equipment extremely soiled with hair, food debris, cardboard. 2) walls behind triple sink soiled with black/green mold like substance. 3) walls behind toaster oven near main flip-top cooler soiled with grease. 4) ceiling vents in kitchen soiled with dust. 5) Floor drains in kitchen and front counter soiled with black/green mold like substance, food debris, and plastic gloves causing flying insects to breed.
08B-38-4    Basic - Food stored on floor. 1) pita box on floor in walk-in freezer. 2) bottle water on floor in dry good storage. **Corrected On-Site**
10-14-5    Basic - Ice bucket/shovel stored on floor between uses. 1) ice bucket stored on floor near front counter.
10-01-5    Basic - In-use utensil in non-time/temperature control for safety food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. 1) bulk storage containers used for soy,flour,sugar have scoops inside container. Handles touching food. Discussed with employee. **Repeat Violation**
10-06-5    Basic - In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of time/temperature control for safety food and rim of the container. 1) oil and garlic container has spoon and handle in container touching food.
23-03-4    Basic - Nonfood-contact surface soiled with grease, food debris, dirt, slime or dust. 1) Gaskets on walk-in cooler, flip-top coolers soiled with food debris and black/green mold like substance. **Repeat Violation**
35A-02-6    High Priority - Live, small flying insects in kitchen, food preparation area, food storage area and/or bar area. 1) 20 live flying insects at floor drain by front counter fruit flip-top cooler. 2) 20 live flying insects at floor drain by triple sink. 3) 10 flying insects at nonfunctional hand washing station in prep area. 3) 10 flying insects breading under cardboard shoved under prep table 4) 5 flying insects flying around dry storage landing on boxes. **Warning**
14-15-4    High Priority - Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage - direct contact with food. 1) plastic containers used for bulk storage not food grade material. Some plastic containers have a foam gasket on lid that is absorbent and not easily cleanable.
03A-02-5    High Priority - Time/temperature control for safety food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 1) watermelon x 4 (55F - Cold Holding); prepared salads with dressing (68F - Cold Holding) left on prep table for hour before inspection. Employee placed in walk-in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
41-10-4    High Priority - Toxic substance/chemical improperly stored. 1) Multiquat tablets stored with open cover on prep table near food. Employee moved quat tablets off prep table. **Corrected On-Site** **Repeat Violation** **Admin Complaint**
22-02-4    Intermediate - Food-contact surface soiled with food debris, mold-like substance or slime. 1) Cutting boards in kitchen are stained and soiled with black/green mold like substance and food debris. **Repeat Violation**
31A-09-4    Intermediate - Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. 1) hand washing station in prep area not functional. No water at hand washing station. 2) hand washing station in prep area used to dump fruit into. Fruit is sitting in sink collecting flys. **Warning**
31B-02-4    Intermediate - No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. 1) hand washing station at front counter missing paper towels. Discussed with employee. **Repeat Violation**
53A-11-4    Intermediate - No person in charge present during hours of operation. 1) No person in charge on site and employees unable to reach person in charge via phone. Person in charge showed up to establishment. **Corrected On-Site**
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. Corn salad in walk-in cooler missing date mark. Employee added date mark. **Corrected On-Site**
27-16-4    Intermediate - Water with a temperature of at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. 1) hand washing station at prep area has no water. **Warning**
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