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Best Western Ocean Beach Hotel & Suites Veranda Bar

Best Western Ocean Beach Hotel & Suites Veranda Bar
5600 N Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
(321)783-7621

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1 Food Service Inspection Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL AND SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 5537497
Inspection Visit ID: 5332959
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 04, 2014
Inspection Number: 2428019
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: 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]
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. Bartender

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL AND SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 5537497
Inspection Visit ID: 5235968
Inspection Date: Friday, May 09, 2014
Inspection Number: 2381790
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
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: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Coffee stirrers
08B-01-4 High Priority.Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. There are missing sneeze guards on the bread containers

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL AND SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 5537497
Inspection Visit ID: 4978729
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Inspection Number: 2300289
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: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. Dry torage
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Juice case in dry storage
41-02-4 High Priority.Toxic substance/chemical stored by or with food. Hornet spray by the straws **Corrected On-Site**
53A-02-4 Intermediate.Manager lacking proof of food manager certification and no other certified food service manager employed at this location.

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL AND SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 5537497
Inspection Visit ID: 4978730
Inspection Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Inspection Number: 2300290
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: 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]
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. Bartender employed over 1 year

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL AND SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 5537497
Inspection Visit ID: 4978730
Inspection Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
Inspection Number: 2300290
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: 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]
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. Bartender employed over 1 year

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL AND SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 5537497
Inspection Visit ID: 4877112
Inspection Date: Monday, March 25, 2013
Inspection Number: 2264058
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: 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]
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Clear liquid

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 4223962
Inspection Visit ID: 4854698
Inspection Date: Friday, January 11, 2013
Inspection Number: 2229727
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: 1
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 4223962
Inspection Visit ID: 4831075
Inspection Date: Monday, January 07, 2013
Inspection Number: 2229727
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-06-1 Observed clean utensils/equipment stored in dirty drawers, racks, vestibules or toilet rooms, or between equipment/walls. Old cardboard box with mixer in it
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
53A-01-2 Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. Bar . Tony
53B-08-1 No proof of required employee training provided. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR?#ontracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Buzz

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 4223962
Inspection Visit ID: 4719285
Inspection Date: Monday, November 05, 2012
Inspection Number: 2229727
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-06-1 Observed clean utensils/equipment stored in dirty drawers, racks, vestibules or toilet rooms, or between equipment/walls. Old cardboard box with mixer in it
41B-03-1 Critical.- Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Bottle with red lid
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
53A-01-2 Critical.- Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. Bar . Tony
53B-08-1 Critical.- No proof of required employee training provided. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR?#ontracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Buzz

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 4223962
Inspection Visit ID: 4387155
Inspection Date: Friday, March 23, 2012
Inspection Number: 2127884
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: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12A-09-1 Critical. Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on their hands/arms while preparing food. Observed employee wearing awatch while getting drinks
25-05-1 Observed single-service articles improperly stored. Cups in customer sneeze range Corrected On Site.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Bar
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Womans bathroom
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food mens
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Handwash sink
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.
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.

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 4223962
Inspection Visit ID: 4387156
Inspection Date: Friday, November 18, 2011
Inspection Number: 2127885
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: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
51-13-1 No Heimlich maneuver sign posted.
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. Melissa
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. Marshall

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 4223962
Inspection Visit ID: 4074672
Inspection Date: Monday, January 31, 2011
Inspection Number: 2026686
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: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 4223962
Inspection Visit ID: 4074673
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Inspection Number: 2026687
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: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES VERANDA
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 2136089
Inspection Visit ID: 3867959
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Inspection Number: 1928235
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES VERANDA
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 2136089
Inspection Visit ID: 3863818
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Inspection Number: 1927744
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: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. See A/C from 3/16/09

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES VERANDA
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 2136089
Inspection Visit ID: 3867221
Inspection Date: Friday, January 15, 2010
Inspection Number: 1928235
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: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51 Other conditions sanitary and safe operation
53A Critical. Food management certification valid

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES VERANDA
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 2136089
Inspection Visit ID: 3867214
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Inspection Number: 1909338
Visit Number: 4
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: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES VERANDA
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 2136089
Inspection Visit ID: 3710123
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Inspection Number: 1909338
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. Frig
29-17-1 Waste line missing at soda gun holster.
35B-04-1 Critical. Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Fans nor sceens at tiki
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES VERANDA
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 2136089
Inspection Visit ID: 3152833
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Inspection Number: 1645881
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: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES VERANDA
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 2136089
Inspection Visit ID: 3152834
Inspection Date: Friday, September 26, 2008
Inspection Number: 1645882
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: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
05-08-1 Critical. No thermometer provided to measure temperature of food product.
17-09-1 Critical. Lack of use of chemical test kit when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
25-05-1 Observed single-service articles improperly stored. Cups Corrected On Site.
25-06-1 Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. Straws
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.
35B-04-1 Critical. Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Preparing food in open air/air curtains not functioning
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.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
53A-01-1 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.
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

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES VERANDA
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 2136089
Inspection Visit ID: 2912152
Inspection Date: Monday, January 14, 2008
Inspection Number: 1577492
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: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees.
45-41-1 Critical. Portable fire extinguisher tag out-of-date. 2005
47-06-1 Critical. Observed extension cord in use for non-temporary period.
47-08-1 Critical. Observed electrical wiring in disrepair. Switches in kitchen
50-09-1 Critical. Hotel and Restaurant license not properly displayed.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.
53A-01-1 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification.

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES VERANDA
License Number: 1505441
License ID: 2136089
Inspection Visit ID: 2912153
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Inspection Number: 1577493
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: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES VERANDA
License Number: 1505441
Inspection Date: Friday, May 11, 2007
Inspection Number: 1488410
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: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES VERANDA
License Number: 1505441
Inspection Date: Monday, April 09, 2007
Inspection Number: 1488410
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: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
1 risk violation of code 01 which requires:
  • “01a - Food obtained from approved source.”
  • “01b - Wholesome, sound condition.”
1 risk violation 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 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.”
2 risk violations 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 critical violation of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”
2 critical violations of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 50 which requires:
  • “Current license, properly displayed.”

Inspection For: BEST WESTERN OCEAN BEACH HOTEL & SUITES VERANDA
License Number: 1505441
Inspection Date: Monday, January 22, 2007
Inspection Number: 1488413
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: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Best Western Ocean Beach Hotel & Suites Veranda Bar 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 Best Western Ocean Beach Hotel & Suites Veranda Bar.

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 Best Western Ocean Beach Hotel & Suites Veranda Bar 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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