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Salt Restaurant

Salt Restaurant
1550 N Atlantic Ave
Hilton Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
(321)799-0003

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1 Disciplinary Activity Orders Since January 2007

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

Salt Restaurant 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 Salt Restaurant 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--2014021662 - On July 03, 2014 Salt Restaurant, Cocoa Beach was ordered to pay $160 for violations observed during its April 14, 2014 inspection.

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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: HILTON COCOA BEACH OCEANFRONT RESORT
License Number: 1502164
License ID: 5691032
Inspection Visit ID: 5379454
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2440913
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: 14
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 6
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Bartender with watch on
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Lights rusting in dish area
10-20-4 Basic.In-use tongs stored on equipment door handle between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Stirrers for coffee at cafe
08B-02-4 High Priority.Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Apples are not wrapped or protected by sneeze guard. Advised
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Shredded Cheese 46f, sliced cheese46f Discarded by operator
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over ready to eat Chicken over fries
08B-01-4 High Priority.Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. Hot bar
03C-90-4 Intermediate.Establishment is conducting non-continuous cooking of raw animal foods and the written procedures are not available upon request. Form emailed to chef
53A-01-5 Intermediate.Manager lacking proof of food manager certification. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www. Myfloridalicense. Com/dbpr/hr/food-lodging/managercertification. Html. Front of house manager
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Bar **Corrected On-Site**
03F-10-4 Intermediate.No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food. Form emailed to operator
14-77-4 Intermediate.Reach-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. Top on egg cooler not holding cheese at 41f. Corrective action taken. Do not use untl repaired
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Windex **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: HILTON COCOA BEACH OCEANFRONT RESORT
License Number: 1502164
License ID: 5691032
Inspection Visit ID: 5340473
Inspection Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Inspection Number: 2432792
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: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-32-4 Basic.Ceiling in disrepair. Peeling paint in dish area
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Food shelf **Corrected On-Site**
10-04-4 Basic.In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored in a clean, protected location. Crackers atthe bar
10-16-4 Basic.Waffle maker stored on floor between uses.
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: HILTON COCOA BEACH OCEANFRONT RESORT
License Number: 1502164
License ID: 5691032
Inspection Visit ID: 5222004
Inspection Date: Monday, April 14, 2014
Inspection Number: 2379912
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: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-05-4 Basic.Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Plates on buffet
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Apples and omelettoppings
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. **Corrected On-Site**
51-14-4 Intermediate.No plan review submitted and approved - bar area added. Must submit plans, plan review application and payment for plan review to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 1940 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. AC issued today. M
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Pink cleaner

Inspection For: HILTON COCOA BEACH OCEANFRONT RESORT
License Number: 1502164
License ID: 5691032
Inspection Visit ID: 5194358
Inspection Date: Monday, April 14, 2014
Inspection Number: 2371716
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-16-4 Intermediate.No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans, plan review application and payment for plan review to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 1940 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. **Warning**

Inspection For: HILTON COCOA BEACH OCEANFRONT RESORT
License Number: 1502164
License ID: 5691032
Inspection Visit ID: 5190337
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2371716
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-16-4 Intermediate.No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans, plan review application and payment for plan review to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 1940 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. **Warning**

Inspection For: HILTON COCOA BEACH OCEANFRONT RESORT
License Number: 1502164
License ID: 5691032
Inspection Visit ID: 5143747
Inspection Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
Inspection Number: 2371716
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: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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. Tiki bar is thatch
36-11-4 Basic.Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Outside grill area floor
31A-12-4 Intermediate.No handwash sink for employees. Bar area in lobby
51-16-4 Intermediate.No plan review submitted and approved - renovations were made or are in progress. Must submit plans, plan review application and payment for plan review to DBPR H and R Plan Review office located at 1940 N Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1011. Plans must be submitted AND approved within 60 days. **Warning**
05-03-4 Intermediate.Probe thermometer not sanitized prior to takingtemps. Corrected on site

Inspection For: HILTON COCOA BEACH OCEANFRONT RESORT
License Number: 1502164
License ID: 5691032
Inspection Visit ID: 5142377
Inspection Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
Inspection Number: 2371581
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Food-Licensing Inspection
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: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-05-4 Basic.Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Small plates on buffet are not inverted
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. There is a watch on the server preparing food
29-23-4 Basic.Water leaking from faucet/faucet handle. The Bar hand sink handle is broken
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Egg wash 45 f. Maintenance on site
53A-05-4 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. Corrected on site. Larry ayala 3/11

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1 Food Service Inspection for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: HILTON COCOA BEACH OCEANFRONT RESORT
License Number: 1502164
License ID: 5691032
Inspection Visit ID: 5142377
Inspection Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
Inspection Number: 2371581
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Food-Licensing Inspection
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: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-05-4 Basic.Clean glasses, cups, bowls, plates, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. Small plates on buffet are not inverted
13-07-4 Basic.Employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. There is a watch on the server preparing food
29-23-4 Basic.Water leaking from faucet/faucet handle. The Bar hand sink handle is broken
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Egg wash 45 f. Maintenance on site
53A-05-4 Intermediate.No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation/handling. Corrected on site. Larry ayala 3/11

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

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 Salt Restaurant 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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