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America's Best Value Inn - Food Services

America's Best Value Inn - Food Services
3220 N Cocoa Blvd
US Hwy 1 N
Cocoa, FL 32926
(321)632-4561

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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.

America's Best Value Inn - Food Services 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 America's Best Value Inn - Food Services 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--2014001691 - On February 04, 2014 America's Best Value Inn - Food Services, Cocoa was ordered to pay $160 for violations observed during its December 30, 2013 inspection.

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3 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 5490314
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Inspection Number: 2473017
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
36-08-4 Basic.Floor and wall junctures not coved in food preparation/storage/warewashing areas or bathroom. Missing in several places throughout kitchen **Warning**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. Jugs of water and and bottles of oil. **Warning**
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Dry storage. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
08B-60-4 Basic.Unpackaged food not protected from environmental sources of contamination during preparation. Prestaged coffee filters. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
31A-09-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Next to dish area, not hooked up. **Warning**
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Restrooms, kitchen hand wash sink took over 3 minutes to get to 100°. Repeat Violation** **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
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**
53B-09-4 Intermediate.Required employee training provided by a third-party employee training program and operator unable to provide original certificate for employees trained. Please post original if not readily accessible. **Warning**

Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 5361942
Inspection Date: Monday, September 08, 2014
Inspection Number: 2394805
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: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
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. Walk in cooler
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Ladies restroom.

Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 5278892
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Inspection Number: 2394805
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: 15
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Corrected On-Site**
08B-49-4 Basic.Employee personal food not properly identified and segregated from food to be served to the public. Walk in cooler **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
36-24-4 Basic.Holes in wall. Kitchen.
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Kitchen.
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. Mens room. **Corrected On-Site**
14-46-4 Basic.Shelves not attached to walls in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Paint chipping.
08B-60-4 Basic.Unpackaged food not protected from environmental sources of contamination during preparation. Prestaged coffee in filters on coffee maker **Corrected On-Site**
36-02-4 Basic.Unsealed concrete floor in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area. Walk in cooler
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. Under 3 bay sink **. Repeat Violation**
03A-13-4 High Priority.Butter/butter blend/clarified butter/whipped butter cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter pats at buffet 72°, discard at end of breakfast, add to time as a public health control.
28-14-4 High Priority.Evidence of mop/cleaning wastewater dumped onto ground.
48-02-4 Insurance inspector's boiler report not posted in boiler room. For reporting purposes only.
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Corrected On-Site**
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Ladies restroom.
53B-01-4 Intermediate.No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233.
16-09-4 Intermediate.No three-compartment sink is provided for warewashing. Employee states that 3 bay sink is not functional at this time. Using single bay sink near dish machine ( not functional about 3 weeks) to do the 3 step process.
48-01-4 No current insurance inspector's boiler report or boiler certificate available for boiler. For reporting purposes only. 2 boilers onsite only one certified.

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 5208734
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Inspection Number: 2378552
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: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-37-4 Basic.Food stored in a prohibited area. Employee food stored above customer food in the walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. By triple sink, materials onsite. Waiting to be installed.

Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 5207778
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Inspection Number: 2353586
Visit Number: 3
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 5055170
Inspection Date: Monday, December 30, 2013
Inspection Number: 2353587
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: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-03-4 Basic.Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. **. Repeat Violation**
36-62-4 Basic.Light not functioning. Kitchen **. Repeat Violation**
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **. Repeat Violation**
53A-07-4 Intermediate.No certified food manager for establishment.

Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 5145958
Inspection Date: Monday, December 30, 2013
Inspection Number: 2353586
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-03-4 Basic.Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. By triple sink.
36-62-4 Basic.Light not functioning. Kitchen.
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
53A-03-4 Intermediate.Food manager certification expired. Expired 9/13 callback- no certified manager for establishment.

Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 5055169
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Inspection Number: 2353586
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. **. Repeat Violation**
36-03-4 Basic.Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. By triple sink.
42-02-4 Basic.Improper storage of maintenance equipment that interferes with cleaning. In kitchen, lumber, equipment , trim. **. Repeat Violation**
36-62-4 Basic.Light not functioning. Kitchen.
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
53A-03-4 Intermediate.Food manager certification expired. Expired 9/13
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Bar.
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Bar area.
22-01-4 Intermediate.Soda gun soiled. Bar area.

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 5055169
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Inspection Number: 2353586
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. **. Repeat Violation**
36-03-4 Basic.Cove molding at floor/wall juncture broken/missing. By triple sink.
42-02-4 Basic.Improper storage of maintenance equipment that interferes with cleaning. In kitchen, lumber, equipment , trim. **. Repeat Violation**
36-62-4 Basic.Light not functioning. Kitchen.
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
53A-03-4 Intermediate.Food manager certification expired. Expired 9/13
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. Bar.
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. Bar area.
22-01-4 Intermediate.Soda gun soiled. Bar area.

Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 4884677
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Inspection Number: 2176116
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: 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]
23-03-4 Basic.Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Hood filters.
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment.
36-62-4 Basic.Light not functioning. Under hood system.
42-03-4 Basic.Storage of maintenance equipment in areas that may result in cross contamination. Painting, etc equipment in kitchen. Removed most of equipment.
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. Heavily soiled.

Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 4923259
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Inspection Number: 2272405
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: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment.
35B-01-4 Basic.Exterior door has a gap at the threshold that opens to the outside.
08B-37-4 Basic.Food stored in a prohibited area. Employee food stored over customer food in the walk in cooler. **Corrected On-Site**
36-62-4 Basic.Light not functioning. Several throughout.

Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 4642102
Inspection Date: Monday, March 18, 2013
Inspection Number: 2176116
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. **Corrected On-Site**
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. Heavily soiled.
23-03-4 Basic.Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Hood filters.
25-13-4 Basic.Case of single-service articles stored on floor in dry storage area.
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid.
36-62-4 Basic.Light not functioning. Under hood system.
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment.
42-03-4 Basic.Storage of maintenance equipment in areas that may result in cross contamination. Painting, etc equipment in kitchen.
51-18-4 Basic.No copy of latest inspection report available.
53A-01-4 Intermediate.Manager lacking proof of food manager certification.
53B-13-4 Intermediate.Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPRs contracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233.

Inspection For: AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
License Number: 1500453
License ID: 2132654
Inspection Visit ID: 4642103
Inspection Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Inspection Number: 2176117
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: 9
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
05-08-1 Critical.- No thermometer provided to measure temperature of food product.
05-09-1 Critical.- No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit.
12B-07-1 Critical.- Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Corrected On Site.
22-20-1 Critical.- Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
29-18-1 Drain cover(s) missing. By triple sink.
36-08-1 Observed floor and wall junctures not coved.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Along walls.
38-10-1 Light not functioning. Several in kitchen. Repeat Violation.
45-31-2 Critical.- Observed the use of cooking equipment producing grease laden vapors/smoke with no hood suppression system installed. Observed cooking on stove with hood suppression system on. Corrected On Site. Turned hood system.

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day America's Best Value Inn - Food Services in Cocoa 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's America's Best Value Inn - Food Services.

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 America's Best Value Inn - Food Services 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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