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Roberto's Little Havana

Roberto's Little Havana
26 N Orlando Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-2911
(866)339-7042

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NoticeThe Division of Hotels and Restaurants conducts regular inspections of public food service establishments to assure compliance with state sanitation and safety laws.

Roberto's Little Havana either allowed conditions to exist that pose an immediate threat to the public's health and safety or repeatedly did not correct non-critical violations noted during routine and call-back inspections, despite being given oral and written warnings and ample time to do so.

Each of the listed cases involves either a signed stipulation (“settlement”) between the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and Roberto's Little Havana or a Final Order issued after a formal administrative hearing has been conducted. Section 509.261, Florida Statutes, authorizes the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to fine, suspend or revoke the license of establishments that do not comply with state health and safety laws.


Case Number: 4--2007038395 - On August 28, 2007 Roberto's Little Havana, Cocoa Beach was ordered to pay $1650 for violations observed during its June 04, 2007 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2008026227 - On June 18, 2008 Roberto's Little Havana, Cocoa Beach was ordered to pay $500 for violations observed during its April 17, 2008 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2010001633 - On March 24, 2010 Roberto's Little Havana, Cocoa Beach was ordered to pay $2000 for violations observed during its November 23, 2009 inspection.

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4 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 5383512
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Inspection Number: 2441783
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 11
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 6
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-12-4 Basic.Food stored in holding unit not covered. Sausage.
25-52-4 Basic.Reuse of single-use number 10 cans.
08B-26-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in chest freezer. Ice cream **. Repeat Violation**
12A-07-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food. **Corrected On-Site**
01B-24-4 High Priority.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not consumed/sold within 7 days after opening/preparation. See stop sale. Chicken enchilada made 12/14/14. Ropa Vieja 12/15/14
01C-02-4 Intermediate.Establishment not maintaining clam/mussel/oyster tags for 90 days. Clams **. Repeat Violation**
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Frying pan. **Corrected On-Site**
22-30-4 Intermediate.Interior of freezer soiled with accumulation of food residue. **. Repeat Violation**
02B-01-4 Intermediate.Menu does not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory. Ceviche on lunch menu. **. Repeat Violation**
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling.
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. Several containers in walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 5385298
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Inspection Number: 2399113
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 5383097
Inspection Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Inspection Number: 2399113
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. Back screen door **Warning**
23-14-4 Basic.Shelf under preparation tables modertely soiled with food debris. **Warning**
21-11-4 Basic.Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm 50 ppm. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning** over 200 ppm corrected on site.
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cook line Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. **Warning**
01C-02-4 Intermediate.Establishment not maintaining clam tags for 90 days. Found bag of fresh clams in chest freezer. Manager states a bag a month or so. **Warning**
02B-01-4 Intermediate.Menu does not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory. Ceviche on menu **Warning**

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 5287740
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Inspection Number: 2399113
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 26
Number of High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 8
Number of Basic Violations: 13
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
25-10-4 Basic.Coffee filters not stored in a protected manner to prevent contamination. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Coffee and opened can of tea **Warning**
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Cook **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. Cups at server stations **Warning**
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. Back screen door **Warning**
10-24-4 Basic.In-use knife/knives stored in crack between equipment and wall. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwaves moderately soiled with encrusted food debris. **Warning**
21-17-4 Basic.Sanitizing solution for wiping cloths not free of food debris and visible soil. **Warning**
23-14-4 Basic.Shelf under preparation tables modertely soiled with food debris. **Warning**
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08B-26-4 Basic.Stored ice cream balls. Not covered in chest freezer. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Through out cook line and prep area **Warning**
21-11-4 Basic.Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm 50 ppm. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
03A-16-4 High Priority.All potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) foods in walk-in cooler cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked pork 47° black beans 47° raw pork 46° raw cube steak 47° cooed shredded beef 47° ceviche 46° cooked lamb shank 47° cooked ground beef 47° recommend applying ice packs to rapid chill to 41° **Warning**
03A-27-4 High Priority.Fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter or product containing fresh garlic-in-oil/margarine/butter mixture held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 70° recommend rapid chill **Warning**
08A-03-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in reach-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged. Raw chicken over ice cream balls **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw whole shell eggs stored over uncovered sandwiches in the cook line cooler. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
12A-09-4 High Priority.Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. When cracking eggs **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cook line Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. **Warning**
01C-02-4 Intermediate.Establishment not maintaining clam tags for 90 days. Found bag of fresh clams in chest freezer. Manager states a bag a month or so. **Warning**
22-30-4 Intermediate.Interior of upright freezer on the cook line heavily soiled with accumulation of food residue. **Warning**
02B-01-4 Intermediate.Menu does not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory. Ceviche on menu **Warning**
53A-05-5 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/hr/food-lodging/managercertification. Html. 6 employees on site no manager. Manager showed up during inspection. Roberto Barrial 8-27-12 **Corrected On-Site** **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. Cooked beef,beans lamb shank ect in the walk in cooler. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Degreaser. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
14-76-4 Intermediate.Walk-in cooler not maintaining potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food at proper temperatures. Do not store potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food in this unit until the unit is capable of maintaining foods at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. Found at 47° **Warning**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 5189668
Inspection Date: Monday, April 07, 2014
Inspection Number: 2343018
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Prep box

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 5040262
Inspection Date: Friday, February 07, 2014
Inspection Number: 2343018
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 30
Number of High Priority Violations: 9
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 17
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-25-4 Basic.Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters.
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. Dry storage
08B-45-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. There is a container of food on the walk in freezer floor.
11-12-4 Basic.Employee experiencing persistent sneezing, coughing, runny nose, or discharge from eyes working with food, clean equipment or utensils, and/or unwrapped single-service items. Cook
40-07-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. There is a jacket on top of the spices on the spice rack
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Watch on sever making toast
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Cook
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Onions
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Dry storage area
10-04-4 Basic.In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored in a clean, protected location. The scoop handle in the flour and rice is burried
05-09-4 Basic.No conspicuously located ambient air temperature thermometer in holding unit. Flan cooler
14-40-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. There are lids on the food items in the cooler that have broken lids
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. Breakfast cooler
21-05-4 Basic.Soiled dry wiping cloth in use. There are dirty wiping cloths under oil containers
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in cooler. Egg wash
08B-14-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in freezer. Ice cream has no lid in chest freezer
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. The walk in cooler shelves are rusted
08B-02-4 High Priority.Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. The bottom of the sausage pan is touching the ready to eat tomatoes. **Corrected On-Site**
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage - direct contact with food. There is a non food grade rice container in prep area
41-14-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide stored with/above food, clean equipment and utensils, clean linens and/or single-service items. Home defense
08A-01-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over cooked food. There is raw chicken over fried plantains
08A-09-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. There is raw fish over ready to eat prepared salads
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. There is raw shrimp over ready to eat fries.
08A-02-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in walk-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged. There is raw beef over tilapia in the freezer
08A-20-4 High Priority.Raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit. There is raw beef over yuca in the walk in freezer. Not all items are hermetically sealed
29-34-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. The hose bib ob the south side of facility is missing
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. Slight mld growth on ice machine
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Prep box
53B-13-4 Intermediate.Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Servers
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. Stew, sandwiches, etc in walk in cooler
47-03-4 Observed electrical wiring in disrepair. For reporting purposes only. Spliced wires in dry storage area

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 5040263
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Inspection Number: 2343019
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 19
Number of High Priority Violations: 6
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
25-10-4 Basic.Coffee filters not stored in a protected manner to prevent contamination. Front counter
12B-03-4 Basic.Employee drinking from an open beverage container in kitchen dish room and front counter.
40-07-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. On front line and in kitchen dish room
23-21-4 Basic.Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of microwave. Top microwave in kitchen by steamtable
23-19-4 Basic.Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of reach-in cooler/refrigerator. Kitchen line
23-22-4 Basic.Food debris/dust/soil residue on dry storage shelves. Back room under counter shelf
21-10-4 Basic.In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board.
08B-14-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in freezer.
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler shelves heavily soiled with rust that has pitted the surface.
41-12-4 High Priority.Medicine stored in refrigerator/cooler with food. **Corrected On-Site**
01D-01-4 High Priority.Nonexempt fish offered raw or undercooked has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded. Tilapia served as ceviche must be fully cooked to 145°
41-05-4 High Priority.Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. **Corrected On-Site**
08A-09-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. Raw fish stored over tossed salad bowls
41-11-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with single-service items. Dish room shelf
29-34-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at hose bibb. On outside mop sink
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
02B-01-4 Intermediate.Menu does not identify which items contain raw or undercooked animal foods covered by the consumer advisory. Ceviche on menu
53B-14-4 Intermediate.Required employee training expired for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. 2 expired. Must have complied by next inspection
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Spray bottle of bleach under counter in kitchen **Corrected On-Site**

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 4658328
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Inspection Number: 2186171
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 10
Number of High Priority Violations: 6
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Mushrooms at 79f cooked. Corrective action taken, put on cooler. Just came out on line
03A-07-4 High Priority.Deli meats cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Hamfilled over cooler line 54f. Corrected on site
03B-01-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above.
03B-05-4 High Priority.Cooked rice/pasta hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. 119f. Holding.
03B-07-4 High Priority.Gravy hot held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Hollandaise sauce 84f. Time/temp form given for sauce. Emailed
08A-01-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over cooked food. Eaw chicken over fries in freezer
08B-12-4 Basic.Food stored in holding unit not covered and touching the metal racks
22-16-4 Intermediate.Reach-in cooler soiled with food debris. Freezer on line
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. 3 bin sink
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than hand washing, observed a pot in the handsink

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 4658329
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Inspection Number: 2186172
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical.- Observed dented/rusted cans. Discarded Corrected On Site.
02-22-1 Critical.- Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Corrected On Site.
08A-28-1 Critical.- Observed food stored on floor. In the freezer
12A-10-1 Critical.- Observed food employee touch bare body part then engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. The cook used a cell phone while wearing gloves then back to the rte foods. No handwash. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical.- Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Dish room Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
14-35-1 Observed ripped/worn tin foil used as shelf cover. On the sandwitch press not changed daily Corrected On Site.
20B-03-1 Critical.- Thermotape failed to turn black to indicate that the sanitization temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit was achieved on the dish surface.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Both walkins
51-13-1 No Heimlich maneuver sign posted. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 4316657
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Inspection Number: 2077198
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-13-2 Critical. Required consumer advisory for raw/undercooked animal food not provided. Egg menu
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. Flan cooler
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. Wait station
12A-12-1 Critical. Observed employee taing on phone with gloves and going back on the line Corrected On Site.
12A-26-1 Critical. Observed an employee with artificial nails/nail polish working with exposed food without wearing intact gloves. Servervwith nail polish getting drinks
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. By cutting board Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. 2 by spices Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. In use Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Shaker Corrected On Site.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. White trash can in kitchen
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Bleach
51-13-1 No Heimlich maneuver sign posted.

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 4428700
Inspection Date: Monday, August 01, 2011
Inspection Number: 2141525
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 4427881
Inspection Date: Friday, July 22, 2011
Inspection Number: 2141525
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-07-1 Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Meat ends in walk in
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Ham 48f overstocked in cooler Corrected On Site.
05-07-1 Critical. Thermometers not calibrated according to manufacturer's specifications.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Observed burgers over fries Corrected On Site.
14-41-1 Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Cardboard on cooks shelf Corrected On Site.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Flour container dirty
33-16-1 Observed open dumpster lid.
35A-05-1 Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live on kitchen floor. 1 dead on ice bin top
35B-04-1 Critical. Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Large gap under rear door
36-12-1 Floors not constructed easily cleanable. Grout worn in dish area
53B-08-1 Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. All public food service establishments must provide the division with proof of employee training upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment. Several expired

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 4031971
Inspection Date: Monday, March 07, 2011
Inspection Number: 2010286
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-13-2 Critical. Required consumer advisory for raw/undercooked animal food not provided on breakfast menu. NOTE:POSTED ON BOTH LUNCH AND DINNER MENUS.
02-19-1 Critical. No tag on fresh shellfish [little neck clams] stored frozen in chest freezer.
13-03-1 Observed employee ,cook, with no hair restraint. Corrected On Site.
14-35-1 Observeddirty cardboard on side of cook's line cooler used as shelf cover. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
21-14-1 Observed wet wiping cloths used for occasional spills on equipment food- and nonfood-contact surfaces not clean.
22-11-1 Critical. Food-contact surfaces in contact with potentially hazardous food not cleaned at least every four hours. Cook line long cutting board. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 4031972
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Inspection Number: 2010287
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 23
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 14
Number of Noncritical Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Sausage 46f-41f in prep box
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. Storage area
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. Prep box on line
08A-20-1 Critical. Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Ice cream has no lid
08A-20-1 Critical. Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Lemons under handwash paper towel rack
12A-02-1 Critical. Observed hand wash sink used for purpose other than washing hands. Anchoring refrigerator
12A-09-1 Critical. Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Waitress making toast
12A-22-1 Critical. Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands. Ham. Repeat Violation. Final warning
14-31-1 Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed in a durable manner. Wood bowls in prep area
14-35-1 Observed ripped/worn tin foil used as shelf cover. Panini press
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Gaskets on reach in
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Dirty on cutting board
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Panini press
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Can rack
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Flour container
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Knive handles
22-27-1 Critical. Observed scoop for sauce laying on dirty rack in wa in
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Shelf under trays
36-13-1 Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment. Walk in
37-12-1 Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable. Tiles in kitchen - Replace ceiling tiles when remodeling
41A-07-1 Critical. Observed container of raid improperly stored.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. Storage. Repeat Violation.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 3899268
Inspection Date: Friday, May 14, 2010
Inspection Number: 1899109
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Admin. Complaint Callback Complied - Return visit resulting from an administrative complaint found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 3695399
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Inspection Number: 1899108
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 18
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 16
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse spanish rice. Repeat Violation.
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Ham in walk in
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fish 50f Corrected On Site.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Spanish rice 100f. Not reheating correctly
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Sausage 98f. Repeat Violation.
03C-05-1 Critical. Cooked poultry not reaching 165 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 seconds. Beef Corrected On Site.
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. Frig in storage
06-01-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in an improper manner. Fish
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. C=raw chicken over raw beef in walk in. Repeat Violation.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Chicken over beef
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Chicken above beef in freezer
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Eggs over cheese in prep
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Scoop with no handle
12B-02-1 Critical. Observed employee cup in a food preparation or other restricted area. On food shelf
22-18-1 Critical. Observed soil residue in storage containers. Lid on beans Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Fan is dusty in prep
37-10-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated grease. Hood
45-40-2 Critical. HOOD in operation with no filters Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 3695400
Inspection Date: Monday, November 23, 2009
Inspection Number: 1899109
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse Temps in small line prep box above 48f for undetermined amount of time overnight. Discarded by pic
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Ham 49f,pepperoni 51,ham 71f
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Hash 92f. Repeat Violation.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw chicken over raw beef in walk in
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Peeled onions in walk in
12A-02-1 Critical. Observed hand wash sink used for purpose other than washing hands. Storing pots
12A-22-1 Critical. Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands waitress cutting lemons
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Bean bucket
32-04-1 Critical. Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors. Employee bathroom

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 3240776
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Inspection Number: 1707215
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 21
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 14
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. HAm 58f on prep. Repeat Violation.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Sausage 98f
08A-16-1 Critical. Observed food stored in a prohibited area. Shrimp being peeled and stored in dirty sink
08A-20-1 Critical. Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Food stired in non food grade bags in freezer
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food. Pork over veg
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Freezer
22-26-1 Critical. Observed buildup of soiled material on racks in the reach-in cooler.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Knives on clean rack
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Clean lid box
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Shelving
24-07-1 Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored. Wait station silver ware has eating end up
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. Worstershire
32-04-1 Critical. Bathroom not enclosed with tight-fitting, self-closing doors. Employee bath
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Wait area
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Wait area
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Walk in
37-12-1 Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable. Tiles in kitchen. Replace when remodel
45-39-2 Critical. Portable fire extinguisher not properly mounted at least 4 inches off the floor and the top no higher than 5 feet off the floor. For reporting purposes only. Proping open rear door
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.
53A-19-1 Critical. Observed expired Food Manager Certification. Reinaldo

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 3240777
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Inspection Number: 1707216
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-06-1 In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous food and the container. Observed handle of spoon touching cooked chicken ropas in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
41A-02-1 Critical. Observed toxic item stored by food. Observed chlorine towell sanitizer bucket stored adjacent to oleo. Corrected On Site.
51-13-1 No Heimlich maneuver sign posted.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 2901137
Inspection Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008
Inspection Number: 1570025
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 25
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 20
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-25-1 Critical. Observed packaged food not labeled as specified by law. Whole end of ham in walk in
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Eggs whole shell ambuent 67f
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Eggs omelet 59f
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Mushrooms 61f
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Sausage 45f
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Rice at 102f
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. Prep box
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly stored. Raw chicken should be on bottom
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Onions
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Rice scoop
12A-02-1 Critical. Observed hand wash sink used for purpose other than washing hands. Utensils in handsink
12A-22-1 Critical. Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands. Cooked yuca
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. Freezer
20A-01-1 Critical. Prep surface not sanitized after contamination and prior to use. Pots and pans
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Rack in walk in
33-11-1 Missing drain plug at dumpster.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Freezer
37-12-1 Ceiling not smooth and easily cleanable. Tiles
38-04-1 Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in refrigeration unit.
41A-08-1 Critical. Observed toxic item stored by utensils. Comet and pots
41A-09-1 Critical. Observed toxic item stored in food preparation area. Chlorine bucket at greater than 200ppm
45-29-1 Critical. Class K portable fire extinguisher within 30 feet of high hazard cooking area.
45-33-1 Critical. Current hood suppression system not approved.
53B-08-1 Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. All public food service establishments must provide the division with proof of employee training upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment. Pro

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
License ID: 2132578
Inspection Visit ID: 2901138
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 13, 2007
Inspection Number: 1570026
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Not held below cool level of reach in top,rapid chill to 41 or less Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
20A-09-1 Critical. Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. 0 ppm
22-17-1 Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
35B-03-1 Critical. Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. Back kitchen/restroom location
41A-09-1 Critical. Observed toxic item stored in food preparation area. Non appoved bug spray
45-33-1 Critical. Current hood suppression system report lists violations. Notified Fire AHJ. Hood system not at at 45 degress
45-35-1 Critical. No current hood fire suppression system inspection report available.
45-36-1 Critical. Hood suppression system tag out-of-date. 3/07
45-41-1 Critical. Portable fire extinguisher tag out-of-date. 9/06
47-06-1 Critical. Observed extension cord in use for non-temporary period. At the beer tap for an upright cooler

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
Inspection Date: Monday, June 04, 2007
Inspection Number: 1462771
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 16
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 12
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
1 risk violation of code 01 which requires:
  • “01a - Food obtained from approved source.”
  • “01b - Wholesome, sound condition.”
2 risk violations of code 02 which requires:
  • “02 - Original container; properly labeled, date marking, shell stock tags.”
  • “02-11 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked oysters.”
  • “02-13 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked animal products.”
5 risk violations of code 03 which requires:
  • “03a - Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport and cold holding.”
  • “03b - Hot food at proper temperature.”
  • “03c - Foods properly cooked/reheated.”
  • “03d - Foods properly cooled.”
1 critical violation of code 04 which requires:
  • “Facilities to maintain product temperature.”
2 risk violations of code 08 which requires:
  • “08a - Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation.”
  • “08b - Cross-contamination, equipment, personnel, storage.”
  • “08c - Potential for cross-contamination, storage practices; damaged food segregated.”
1 risk violation of code 09 which requires:
  • “Foods handled with minimum contact.”
1 violation of code 13 which requires:
  • “Clean clothes, hair restraints”
1 violation of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 violation of code 15 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 violation of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”

Inspection For: ROBERTO'S LITTLE HAVANA
License Number: 1500257
Inspection Date: Monday, December 04, 2006
Inspection Number: 1462773
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 15
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 12
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
1 risk violation of code 01 which requires:
  • “01a - Food obtained from approved source.”
  • “01b - Wholesome, sound condition.”
2 risk violations of code 02 which requires:
  • “02 - Original container; properly labeled, date marking, shell stock tags.”
  • “02-11 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked oysters.”
  • “02-13 - Consumer advisory on raw/undercooked animal products.”
2 risk violations of code 03 which requires:
  • “03a - Cold food at proper temperatures during storage, display, service, transport and cold holding.”
  • “03b - Hot food at proper temperature.”
  • “03c - Foods properly cooked/reheated.”
  • “03d - Foods properly cooled.”
1 critical violation of code 04 which requires:
  • “Facilities to maintain product temperature.”
1 risk violation of code 09 which requires:
  • “Foods handled with minimum contact.”
1 risk violation of code 12 which requires:
  • “12a - Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operating plan.”
  • “12b - Proper hygienic practices, eating/drinking/smoking (evidence.)”
1 violation of code 13 which requires:
  • “Clean clothes, hair restraints”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 critical violation of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”
1 violation of code 38 which requires:
  • “Lighting provided as required. Fixtures shielded”
2 critical violations of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 violation of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Roberto's Little Havana in Cocoa Beach Florida may have fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent restaurant inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at Cocoa Beach's Roberto's Little Havana.

A summary of violations found during inspections are listed in the Food Service Inspection boxes above. Cited are violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.

Effective January 1, 2013, the Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants adopted a new three-tiered violation classification system that replaces the "critical" or "non-critical" classification in use up until then. The new system uses the terms "High Priority," "Intermediate" and "Basic" which better define violation information for consumers, making it easier to understand.

In general, High Priority violations are those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury. Although the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) uses the term "High Priority", varying degrees of severity and potential risk to the public require inspectors to assess each situation in determining the appropriate action. In addition, while Roberto's Little Havana may have multiple violations, the inspectors' training and judgment formulate the overall result of the inspection to ensure public health and safety.

Intermediate violations are those which, if not addressed, could lead to risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury. Basic violations are those which are considered best practices to implement.

Formally, Critical violations were those that, if not corrected, were more likely to contribute directly to food contamination, illness or environmental damage. Noncritical violations did not directly relate to foodborne illness risk, but were preventive measures that included practices and procedures which effectively controled environmental conditions. Left uncorrected, noncritical violations could undermine the overall food safety program of an establishment and lead to the development of critical violations.

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.

Violations listed refer to the revelant section of Florida regulation that has been observed to be deficient during the inspection. Each establishment must comply with the language of the inspection statement. For purposes of enforcement and compliance, the DBPR recognizes the status as printed on the inspection form, although the severity of the violation observed may warrant additional action regardless of its "High Priority/Intermediate/Basic" or "critical/noncritical" designation.


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