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El Charro

El Charro
916 Florida Ave
Suite D
Cocoa, FL 32922
(321)639-1004

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 5435515
Inspection Date: Monday, December 08, 2014
Inspection Number: 2394768
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: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
38-04-4 Basic.Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in cooler. Dim light in WIC **Warning**
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning**
08A-10-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. Raw shell eggs on top shelf over cooked products in RIC located in back kitchen area **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
29-34-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at hose at outside mop sink **Warning**
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Bucket of soapy water in HWS at wait station **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 5278822
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Inspection Number: 2394768
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: 14
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
24-02-4 Basic.Clean cups/glasses not properly air dried - wet nesting. Plastic glasses at wait station **Warning**
31B-04-4 Basic.No handwashing sign provided at a hand sink used by food employees. At HWS in Kitchen, men's room and ladies room **Warning**
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. Bottle of opened water in back kitchen RIC **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
35B-03-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. Metal kitchen door **Warning**
25-06-4 Basic.Single-service articles not stored inverted or protected from contamination. Aluminum pans at hot line in kitchen **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
38-04-4 Basic.Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in cooler. Dim light in WIC **Warning**
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning**
08A-10-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reach-in cooler. Raw shell eggs on top shelf over cooked products in RIC located in back kitchen area **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
29-34-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker missing at hose at outside mop sink **Warning**
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Bucket of soapy water in HWS at wait station **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
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. **Warning**
05-06-4 Intermediate.Probe thermometer not accurate within plus or minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Pocket thermometer found to be off by 8°. Educated operator on the proper calibration procedures **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 5040293
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Inspection Number: 2343038
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: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Bowl in rice **Corrected On-Site**
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **. Repeat Violation**
05-08-4 Intermediate.No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products. **. Repeat Violation**
22-01-4 Intermediate.Soda gun soiled. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 5040294
Inspection Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Inspection Number: 2343039
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 4
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-23-4 Basic.Accumulation of lime scale on the inside of the dishmachine.
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. Storage area **. Repeat Violation**
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris.
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. Salad station.
22-22-4 Intermediate.Encrusted material on can opener blade.
05-08-4 Intermediate.No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products. Only goes down to 50°
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 4641806
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Inspection Number: 2175994
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 High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
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 meats,
06-05-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water. Shrimp, **Corrected On-Site**
08A-04-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in chest freezer not all products commercially packaged. Raw beef over ice cream, rif. **Corrected On-Site**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw eggs over cooked products. **Corrected On-Site**
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Corrected On-Site**
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. **Corrected On-Site**
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Storing food in sink, **Corrected On-Site**
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 4641807
Inspection Date: Monday, October 01, 2012
Inspection Number: 2175995
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]
02-22-1 Critical.- Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Cooked meats, etc. Repeat Violation.
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepared tacos filled with beef , cheese. Will discard after 4 hours.
03B-03-1 Critical.- Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Cooked onions, Corrected On Site. Reheated.
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw eggs over rellenos, Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef over hotdogs, freezer. Repeat Violation.
08A-26-1 Critical.- Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Reach in cooler, raw steak over tomatoes. Corrected On Site.
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical.- Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Corrected On Site.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage.
20A-10-1 Critical.- Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Will use triple sink until repaired.
32-17-1 Critical.- Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Corrected On Site.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Walk in cooler.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 4298944
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Inspection Number: 2066229
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
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Rellenos, etc. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw beef over shrimp, walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw non commercially packaged steak over vegetables. Upright freezer. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Coffee. Corrected On Site.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Wait station. Corrected On Site.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. Walk in cooler fan.
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Green chemical.

Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 4298945
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Inspection Number: 2066230
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Repeat Violation.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Black beans, Corrected On Site. Turned up heat.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw non packaged beef over taquitos, upright freezer.
15-36-1 Observed knife block in use to store knives.
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Dump sink, cook line,

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 3971679
Inspection Date: Friday, March 25, 2011
Inspection Number: 1968386
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
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Rellenos, meats, etc. Repeat Violation.
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in standing water. Shrimp, fish. Prep table. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shrimp over sauces. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw non commercially packaged beef over taquitos. White upright freezer.
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. By ice machine. Not dated.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm. Corrected On Site. Will sanitize in triple sink solution 50-100 ppm until repairman arrives.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 3971680
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Inspection Number: 1968387
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Rellenos,
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw non packaged beef over taquitos in upright freezer. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shrimp and fish over sauces, tea, ric. Corrected On Site.
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Ice scoop on top of ice machine. Corrected On Site.
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Not dated, by ice machine.
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Storing salsa/ Corrected On Site.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 3635767
Inspection Date: Monday, May 03, 2010
Inspection Number: 1857593
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. All coolers
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef over ice cream upright freezer Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Upright two door reach in eggs over enchiliadas. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. On shoulder of employee Corrected On Site.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed light soil buildup inside ice bin. Corrected On Site.
24-07-1 Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service not properly stored. Ice sticks on non sanitized surface.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Kitchen. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 3635768
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Inspection Number: 1857594
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: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked for flan custard in waitress cooler and cooked diced chicken in plastic sour cream containers in 2 door reachin refrigerator. Corrected On Site.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed cooked diced chicken in sealed quart containers and plastic covered fried chilis on trays in 2 door reachin refrigerator to cool. Foods noted 44 -45 degrees Farenheit. Corrected On Site. Corrected On Site.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw chicken stored over shrimp/pork. Corrected On Site.
12A-17-1 Critical. Observed employee improperly washing hands with disposable gloves on. Corrected On Site.
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. Corrected On Site.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime on soda gun at bar. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees by banquet handsink and handsink in kitchen by dish machine.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory by dishmachine. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 3254999
Inspection Date: Thursday, April 09, 2009
Inspection Number: 1717177
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in reachin. Corrected On Site.
15-14-1 Observed rusty shelves in mug cooler at bar, not smooth, cleanable.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime on soda dispensing nozzle of sodagun at bar.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory at remote waitress station. Corrected On Site.
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed; chlorine found at +200ppm in wiping cloth buckets. Corrected On Site.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide tank not adequately secured at waitress station.

Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 3255000
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Inspection Number: 1717178
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]
10-04-1 In-use utensil ice scoop on towell for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed two grey colored cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed moderate builduo material on can opener. Corrected On Site.
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Corrected On Site.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 2945106
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Inspection Number: 1599913
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food Raw beef and chicken over cooked chicken in reachin at cook's line. Corrected On Site.
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice. Corrected On Site.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair on cook line reachin coolers.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions in waitress station. Corrected On Site.
40-04-1 Observedemployee hat stored with clean pots and pans and with clean wiping cloths. Corrected On Site.
45-35-1 Critical. No current hood fire suppression system inspection report available.
46-09-1 Critical. 3 Exit signs not properly illuminated in dining area.

Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
License ID: 2133925
Inspection Visit ID: 2945107
Inspection Date: Monday, November 05, 2007
Inspection Number: 1599914
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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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 28, 2007
Inspection Number: 1489578
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: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
1 violation of code 10 which requires:
  • “In use food dispensing utensils properly stored”
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.)”
2 violations of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 violation of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
1 violation of code 26 which requires:
  • “Single service articles not re-used.”

Inspection For: EL CHARRO
License Number: 1502353
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 11, 2007
Inspection Number: 1489581
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
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.”
1 violation of code 10 which requires:
  • “In use food dispensing utensils properly stored”
1 violation of code 13 which requires:
  • “Clean clothes, hair restraints”
2 violations of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 risk violation of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
1 critical violation of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 46 which requires:
  • “Exiting system - adequate, good repair (For Reporting Purposes Only)”

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

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 El Charro 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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