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Taco City

Taco City
2955 S Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
(321)784-1475

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No (0) Emergency Closure Orders Since October 2008
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No (0) Disciplinary Activity Orders Since January 2007
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No (0) Food Misrepresentation Cases Since March 2006
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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: TACO CITY 3 INC
License Number: 1501787
License ID: 5278184
Inspection Visit ID: 5415699
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Inspection Number: 2451457
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 High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Portable fan is dusty
23-03-4 Basic.Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Shelf under prep table on the line
40-06-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored in or above a food preparation area. Employee lunch bag by the salt **Corrected On-Site**
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Lid on prep box handle broken
36-12-4 Basic.Floors not constructed to be easily cleanable. Raw concrete in dry storage
14-40-4 Basic.Nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Light in dry storage is broken
35B-04-4 Basic.Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Screen door is torn
29-08-4 Basic.Plumbing system in disrepair. Handsink is leaking in kitcken
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. Behind handsink on line
03D-02-4 High Priority.Cooked potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 41 degrees Fahrenheit within 6 hours. Beans at 61f overnight **Corrected On-Site**
41-01-4 High Priority.Spray bottle with chemical/toxic substance stored near/on/above food preparation surface or food. Bleach
01B-02-4 High Priority.Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. Improper cooling on beans

Inspection For: TACO CITY 3 INC
License Number: 1501787
License ID: 5278184
Inspection Visit ID: 5320954
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Inspection Number: 2419909
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-02-4 Basic.Unsealed concrete floor in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area.
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheese 47f
22-22-4 Intermediate.Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site**

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: TACO CITY 3 INC
License Number: 1501787
License ID: 5278184
Inspection Visit ID: 4991914
Inspection Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Inspection Number: 2308986
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: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Missing handle on the cheese sauce
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside. Rear door
16-05-4 Basic.Sanitizing solution not reaching 10ppm manually sanitize until ecolab repairs
36-28-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated grease. Bottom of wall has slight buildup
03A-12-4 High Priority.Cut lettuce/cabbage/spinach/kale/chard cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut lettuce 57f at 11am. Time form was emailed to Mr Goldstein
03A-11-4 High Priority.Cut tomatoes cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut tomatoes 56f. Discard items at 3 if not used

Inspection For: TACO CITY 3 INC
License Number: 1501787
License ID: 5278184
Inspection Visit ID: 4991913
Inspection Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
Inspection Number: 2308985
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: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-37-4 Basic.Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. Dry storage ceiling not sealed
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the top of the door
36-73-4 Basic.Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris. Under the soda bag in the boxes
36-12-4 Basic.Floors not constructed to be easily cleanable. Raw concrete in dry storage area
14-43-4 Basic.Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair. The rack by the dish area is ruting
35B-04-4 Basic.Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Screen door has a hole in it
36-28-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated grease. Und pot rack
09-01-4 High Priority.Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Cuttingtomatoes **Corrected On-Site**
35A-07-4 High Priority.Small flying insects in bar area. 1 live fruit fly
53A-09-4 Intermediate.Establishment has no procedures for employees to follow in response to a vomiting or diarrheal event where the vomit or diarrhea is discharged onto surfaces in the establishment.
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, salsa

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: TACO CITY 3 INC
License Number: 1501787
License ID: 5278184
Inspection Visit ID: 4991913
Inspection Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
Inspection Number: 2308985
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: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-37-4 Basic.Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. Dry storage ceiling not sealed
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the top of the door
36-73-4 Basic.Floor soiled/has accumulation of debris. Under the soda bag in the boxes
36-12-4 Basic.Floors not constructed to be easily cleanable. Raw concrete in dry storage area
14-43-4 Basic.Gaskets/seals on holding unit in poor repair. The rack by the dish area is ruting
35B-04-4 Basic.Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Screen door has a hole in it
36-28-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated grease. Und pot rack
09-01-4 High Priority.Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Cuttingtomatoes **Corrected On-Site**
35A-07-4 High Priority.Small flying insects in bar area. 1 live fruit fly
53A-09-4 Intermediate.Establishment has no procedures for employees to follow in response to a vomiting or diarrheal event where the vomit or diarrhea is discharged onto surfaces in the establishment.
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, salsa

Inspection For: TACO CITY 3 INC
License Number: 1501787
License ID: 5278184
Inspection Visit ID: 4736866
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Inspection Number: 2242542
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36 Wall soiled with accumulated grease by pots.
41 Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled 2 containers
51 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured COS

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1 Food Service Inspection for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: TACO CITY 3 INC
License Number: 1501787
License ID: 5278184
Inspection Visit ID: 4532284
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Inspection Number: 2149602
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: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12A-22-1 Critical. Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands. Line cook
12A-24-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact without sanitizer
20A-09-1 Critical. Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. Do dishes with sanitizer until fixed
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces with duct tape
37-06-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated grease. Line
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.

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Taco City 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 Taco City.

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 Taco City 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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