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Murdock's Bistro & Char Bar

Murdock's Bistro & Char Bar
600 Brevard Ave
Cocoa, FL 32922
(321)633-0600

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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.

Murdock's Bistro & Char Bar 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 Murdock's Bistro & Char Bar 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--2012031507 - On August 23, 2012 Murdock's Bistro & Char Bar, Cocoa was ordered to pay $320 for violations observed during its June 19, 2012 inspection.

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 5446188
Inspection Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Inspection Number: 2460740
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: 19
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 12
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Plastic soufflé cup found in prep table with diced tomatoes **Corrected On-Site**
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. At beverage station
36-75-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor under shelving.
12B-03-4 Basic.Employee drinking from an open beverage container in a food preparation or other restricted area. Drink cup on shelf with dry goods at dishmachine area and on cooks station**Corrected On-Site** **Corrected On-Site**
40-07-4 Basic.Employee personal items stored with or above food, clean equipment and utensils, or single-service items. Back packs stored on top of microwave oven in wait station
13-02-4 Basic.Employee with ineffective hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. Cook with bandana on
23-25-4 Basic.Heavy Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters.
10-17-4 Basic.In-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment. On wire shelf next to breading station in kitchen
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris. At beverage station
21-05-4 Basic.Sanitizer bucket at cook line found with heavy build up of grease residue on the inside **Corrected On-Site**
21-11-4 Basic.Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Exceeded 400ppm corrected to 50ppm **Corrected On-Site**
21-38-4 Basic.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution stored on the floor. At cooks line **Corrected On-Site**
03A-11-4 High Priority.Cut tomatoes cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Sliced tomatoes on prep table in kitchen that were prepped on 10/23 found at 55°. Cook discarded them into trash can **Corrected On-Site**
12A-07-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food. Cooks on hot line
12A-09-4 High Priority.Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. Cooked on hot line
41-27-4 High Priority.Wiping cloth sanitizer solution exceeds the maximum concentration allowed. Chlorine sanitizer bucket exceeded 400ppm Reeducated chef and retested to (50ppm **Corrected On-Site**
05-05-4 Intermediate.Ambient air thermometer in holding unit not accurate within plus or minus 3 degrees Fahrenheit. Thermometer in far right prep table broken
05-07-4 Intermediate.Food thermometer(s) not calibrated according to manufacturer's specifications. Chefs pocket thermometer not calibrated. Reeducated chef on procedure to calibrate thermometer **Corrected On-Site**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. 2 spray bottles with u known substance hanging on dishmachine **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 5279047
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2394873
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: 19
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 15
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
28-02-4 Basic.Condensation or other drainage not disposed of according to law. Due to middle door broken
36-43-4 Basic.Dusty ceiling tiles kitchen and prep area
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. Plastic cups in server station
36-22-4 Basic.Floor area(s) covered with standing water. Kitchen
36-13-4 Basic.Grease moderate accumulated under cooking equipment. Fryers **. Repeat Violation**
16-03-4 Basic.Heavy Accumulation of debris inside warewashing machine.
16-21-4 Basic.Heavy Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine.
23-25-4 Basic.Heavy Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. **. Repeat Violation**
24-18-4 Basic.Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up. **Corrected On-Site**
38-02-4 Basic.Twenty (20) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in handwashing, warewashing, or equipment and utensil storage areas. Prep and ware washing area. **. Repeat Violation**
36-10-4 Basic.Walk in cooler floor in disrepair.
14-41-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. **. Repeat Violation**
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
42-01-4 Basic.Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. Storage area and dish area. **. Repeat Violation**
14-40-4 Basic.middle door on 3 door cooler broken.
22-41-4 High Priority.Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Discontinue use of dishmachine for sanitizing and set up manual sanitization until dishmachine is repaired and sanitizing properly.
12A-07-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food.
09-01-4 High Priority.Employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands - food was not being heated as a sole ingredient to 145 degrees F or immediately added to other ingredients to be cooked/heated to the minimum required temperature to allow bare hand contact. Establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Server placing lettuce tomatoes on cooked burger.
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Sliced tomatoes 46° cut lettuce 47° cole slaw 46° salsa 41° on ice bath cold bar in server area. Operator took corrective action and submerged in the ice bath. Rechecked found at 43° **Corrected On-Site**

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 5261707
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Inspection Number: 2388020
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: 12
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. Under hallway staircase and in kitchen next to soda machine **Warning**
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. In prep area next to dishmachine **Warning**
35A-03-4 Basic.Dead roaches on premises. 3 dead roaches found along wall in kitchen behind posted notices **Warning**
36-57-4 Basic.Kitchen fan had accumulation of dust/debris. **Warning**
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Prep cooler in kitchen **Warning**
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in freezer bottom shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning**
38-02-4 Basic.Twenty (20) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in handwashing, warewashing, or equipment and utensil storage areas. **Warning**
14-41-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Outside walk in cooler **Warning**
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
35A-09-4 High Priority.Presence of insects, rodents, or other pests. Sugar ants along kitchen wall by side bar hallway **Warning**
35A-04-4 High Priority.Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. On stairwell to office by side dining room and drawers at kitchen wait station. **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. In kitchen on hot line **Warning**

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 5261706
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Inspection Number: 2388020
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: 35
Number of High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 26
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-15-4 Basic.Accumulation of food debris/soil residue on handwash sink. In kitchen next to cook line **Warning**
23-03-4 Basic.Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. All shelving in kitchen **Warning**
23-25-4 Basic.Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. Above broiler **Warning**
36-74-4 Basic.Build-up of soil/debris on the floor along the walls, baseboards, cabinets and/or equipment. **Warning**
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. Under hallway staircase and in kitchen next to soda machine **Warning**
14-05-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line food-contact shelves. Under microwave oven **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
08B-45-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in freezer. **Warning**
14-09-4 Basic.Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable. In prep area next to dishmachine **Warning**
35A-03-4 Basic.Dead roaches on premises. 3 dead roaches found along wall in kitchen behind posted notices **Warning**
36-18-4 Basic.Floor tiles cracked, broken or in disrepair. In kit hen by hot line **Warning**
36-15-4 Basic.Food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. **Warning**
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment. **Warning**
10-19-4 Basic.In-use tongs stored on oven door handle. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
21-10-4 Basic.In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. At prep cooler in kitchen **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-57-4 Basic.Kitchen fan had accumulation of dust/debris. **Warning**
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Prep cooler in kitchen **Warning**
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in freezer bottom shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **Warning**
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. On top of single door white freezer in kitchen **Warning**
38-02-4 Basic.Twenty (20) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in handwashing, warewashing, or equipment and utensil storage areas. **Warning**
36-72-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler floor soiled. **Warning**
14-41-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Outside walk in cooler **Warning**
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
36-29-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated dust. Above white single door freezer in kitchen **Warning**
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. In kitchen **Warning**
42-01-4 Basic.Wet mop not stored in a manner to allow the mop to dry. **Warning**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Unlabeled squeeze bottles at cook line with asst. Liquids/sauces **Warning**
01B-01-4 High Priority.Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. Embasa Nacho sliced jalapeños #10 can 6lbs 2 oz. **Warning**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Food in walk in cooler **Warning**
01B-26-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food found greater than 47 degrees Fahrenheit but less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit more than six hours. See stop sale. Pulled pork cooked on 6/16 found at 47°Cooked sliced meatloaf on 6/16 found at 47°Cooked pot roast vegetable on 6/11 found at 47° **Warning**
35A-09-4 High Priority.Presence of insects, rodents, or other pests. Sugar ants along kitchen wall by side bar hallway **Warning**
35A-04-4 High Priority.Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. On stairwell to office by side dining room and drawers at kitchen wait station. **Warning**
14-74-4 Intermediate.Cold holding equipment incapable of 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. Walk in cooler ambient temp 50° **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. In kitchen on hot line **Warning**
05-08-4 Intermediate.No probe thermometer provided to measure temperature of food products. **Warning**
14-76-4 Intermediate.Walk-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. Ambient temp found at 50°All TCS products removed from cooler for proper temperature storage. **Warning**

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 4977549
Inspection Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Inspection Number: 2299458
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: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Scoop in fish dip and flour. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler/freezer shelves with rust that has pitted the surface.
29-17-4 Basic.Waste line missing at soda gun holster. Bar
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Flour **Corrected On-Site**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in freezer soiled with accumulation of food residue. White upright in kitchen

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 4977550
Inspection Date: Monday, November 25, 2013
Inspection Number: 2299459
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 11
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Walk in cooler shelves **. Repeat Violation**
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**
08B-45-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. Buckets and boxes
24-06-4 Basic.Clean utensils or equipment stored in dirty drawer or rack. Plates under printer and rice pot.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Ice machine door
23-21-4 Basic.Food heavy debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of microwave. **Corrected On-Site**
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Bowl in rice. **Corrected On-Site**
38-12-4 Basic.Light shield for lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing end caps. Kitchen.
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. 3 door low boy right door
23-05-4 Basic.Soil residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Bucket of seafood breading
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Sugar rice **Corrected On-Site**
22-22-4 Intermediate.Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site**

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 4642367
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Inspection Number: 2176234
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-06-4 Basic.Build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Walk in cooler shelving
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. **Corrected On-Site**
08B-38-4 Basic.Food stored on floor. **Corrected On-Site**
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Ice bath, reach in drain line.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. In reach in , fish over cream. **Corrected On-Site**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. **. Repeat Violation**
31B-03-4 Intermediate.No soap provided at handwash sink. **Corrected On-Site**
02B-02-4 Intermediate.Raw/undercooked animal food offered and establishment has no written consumer advisory. Raw animal foods must be fully cooked prior to service. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 4810218
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Inspection Number: 2176235
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: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 4809251
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Inspection Number: 2066487
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: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 4642368
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Inspection Number: 2176235
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: 13
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
05-09-1 Critical.- No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. Cookline cooler
08A-28-1 Critical.- Observed food stored on floor. A bag of rice is on the walk in cooler floor
10-02-1 In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment. In use knives are stored between the cookline cooler and freezer in the crack between the equipment
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
20A-10-1 Critical.- Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Test at 0 ppm
22-17-1 Critical.- Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Cookline coolers
22-22-1 Critical.- Observed encrusted material on can opener. Heavy buildup
30-02-1 Critical.- Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb. On the connection at the smoker on the back porch
32-15-1 Critical.- No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. In the mens restroom used by employees
32-16-1 Critical.- Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. At the prep room sink at the pass through
32-16-1 Critical.- Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. At the cook line hand wash sink
35A-04-1 Critical.- Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Under the server side handwash sink and soda boxes under the cabinet 10 droppings observed. No food prep is being done in the area
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. In the walk in freezer

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 4582731
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Inspection Number: 2066487
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
15-32-1 Violation: 15-32-1Observed gasket badly torn/in disrepair on icemachine. Callback- observed outdoor ice machine ot air tight, with seal in disrepair and duct tape in use.
38-07-1 Violation: 38-07-1Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Cook line above make coolers callback- coolers moved, observed tow fans with lights not shielded.
53A-09-1 Critical.- Violation: 53A-09-1No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. Manager states only 3 employee's on but 5 was on site. Corrected On Site. Callback- observed 2 cooks and 2 servers engaged in food preparation
53B-08-1 Critical.- Violation: 53B-08-1No 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. Corrected On Site. Manager provided callback- observed safestaff books onsite with two completed certificates.

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 4299535
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Inspection Number: 2066487
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: 23
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 13
Number of Noncritical Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed 1 badly dented can of jalapeno peppers, 1 badlyndented can of diced tomatoes,2 badly dented cans, of black beans. Repeat Violation.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed pan of raw beef stored over cooked foods in the walkin cooler
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed opened bags of food stored on floor in the walkin cooler. Repeat Violation.
14-37-1 Observed cutting boards in prep area badly grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Repeat Violation.
15-31-1 Observed shelves where clean dishes are stored is heavily rusted
15-32-1 Observed gasket badly torn/in disrepair on icemachine.
15-35-1 Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Wooden shelves above slicer
22-19-1 Critical. Observed interior of microwave moderatly soiled.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed heavy encrusted material on can opener.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed moderate buildup of slime on soda dispensing nozzles.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in freezer heavily soiled with accumulation of food residue.
23-06-1 Observed heavy build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on shelf next to steam table.
29-08-1 Pipe broken hand washing sink at bar.
29-18-1 Drain cover(s) missing. Cook line. Repeat Violation.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Cook line
37-10-1 Observed hood above char grill heavily soiled with accumulated grease.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Cook line above make coolers
46-09-2 Critical. Exit signs not properly illuminated. For reporting purposes only. Dining room
50-09-1 Critical. Hotel and Restaurant license not properly displayed.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.
53A-01-2 Critical. Manager lacking proof of Food Manager Certification. Corrected On Site. Manager showd by end of inspection. Stephanie Whittaker 02/09
53A-09-1 Critical. No currently certified food service manager on duty with four or more employees engaged in food preparation. Manager states only 3 employee's on but 5 was on site. Corrected On Site.
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. Corrected On Site. Manager provided

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 4299536
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Inspection Number: 2066488
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. Jalapenos, 6 lbs. On seam. Operator discarded can.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fish batter, will discard after 4 hours. Corrected On Site.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Cases , walk in freezer. Corrected On Site.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed ioutside ce machine lid in disrepair leaving gap.
10-02-1 In-use utensil not stored on a clean portion of food preparation or cooking equipment. Outside ice scoop on unsanitized surface.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm. Corrected On Site. Primed. 50 ppm. Repeat Violation.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Cutting boards, heavy. Repeat Violation.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Reach in freezer. Corrected On Site.
27-16-1 Critical. Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. Cook line. Repeat Violation.
29-08-1 Plumbing system in disrepair. Sink, cook line.
29-18-1 Drain cover(s) missing. Cook line.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Bar. Corrected On Site.
37-02-1 Observed hole in wall. Throughout.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 4031279
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Inspection Number: 2009777
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: 13
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cheeses in reach in, in front room. Corrected On Site. Less than 4 hours, rapid chilled.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Items in reach in across from grill Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation. Will work out of other reach in and walk in.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Ach in by grill. Corrected On Site. Will use ice bath and walk in until replaced.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Reach in in front room. Corrected On Site. Mostly non potentially hazardous raw vegetables stored. Will store cheeses in reach in cooler right next to down unit.
08A-10-1 Critical. Observed an ice machine withbroken lid. Ice exposed.
10-05-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in unclean water at or above 135 degrees Fahrenheit. 84 degrees, cook line. Corrected On Site.
15-32-1 Observed reachn-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm. Corrected On Site. Primed
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Cutting board.
27-16-1 Critical. Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. Hand sink by dish. Corrected On Site.
35B-03-1 Critical. Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. Back door.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 4107686
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 02, 2010
Inspection Number: 2009778
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
15-30-1 Violation: 15-30-1Shelves attached to walls in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Rusted, upright cooler.
22-27-1 Critical. Violation: 22-27-1Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Cutting board at salad line cooler.

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 4031280
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Inspection Number: 2009778
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: 24
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 16
Number of Noncritical Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). Raw mahi, tuna , chicken, pasta, etc. In sliding door reach in. All from 48-57 degrees.
02-13-2 Critical. Required consumer advisory for raw/undercooked animal food not provided.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. All items in sliding door cooler across from grill with temperatures ranging fron 48-57 degrees. Note; all other foods 44-47 degrees must be used wit in 24 hours or discarded.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Two door sliding cooler across from grill.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Corrected On Site.
15-30-1 Shelves attached to walls in walk-ins not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Rusted, upright cooler.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine. Waitress station. Corrected On Site.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime on soda dispensing nozzles. Bar.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Cutting board at salad line cooler.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Top of dish machine.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Window ledge by steam table. Repeat Violation.
29-17-1 Waste line missing at soda gun holster. Bar.
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Mop buckets, prep line. Corrected On Site.
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Bar, chemicals, dead roach, buckets,
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Prep area, spray bottles, etc.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Bar.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Kitchen.
35A-05-1 Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by one dead roach in sink , bar.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Walk in cooler, freezer.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. Walk in fans.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Kitchen over steam table.
50-09-1 Critical. Hotel and Restaurant current license not properly displayed.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 3851493
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 25, 2010
Inspection Number: 1898610
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: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 3694746
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Inspection Number: 1898610
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: 19
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 10
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. 6 lbs. Kidney beans.
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. Corrected On Site.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Beef freezer. Corrected On Site.
14-35-1 Observed ripped/worn tin foil used as shelf cover in kitchen.
14-49-1 Observed single-use containers (boxes and/or cans) reused for the storage of food. Sour cream containers used for storage of food throughout kitchen.
16-03-1 Critical. Observed accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment.
30-11-1 Critical. Observed spray hose at dish sink lower than flood rim of sink.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Corrected On Site
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. By pass through. Corrected On Site.
35A-04-1 Critical. Observed rodent activity as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Observed five old tiny dried rodent droppings in dry storage area under wait station. Twenty four hour callback per Valerie Freeman.
35B-03-1 Critical. Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. Back door.
36-11-1 Floors not maintained smooth and durable. Freezer floor.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on kitchen floor. Under pass through.
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair. Above sink in mens restroom.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in kitchen area around window frame.
37-07-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated dust. Above cook prep table.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Freezer walk in
38-10-1 Light not functioning. Slide door reach in.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 3694747
Inspection Date: Friday, October 23, 2009
Inspection Number: 1898611
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]
22-11-1 Critical. Food-contact surfaces in contact with potentially hazardous food not cleaned at least every four hours by can opener.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin. Corrected On Site.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener. Corrected On Site.
23-05-1 Observed residue scale and soil build-up on inside doors of dish machine.
29-18-1 Drain cover missing in kitchen in cooking area.
32-10-1 Critical. Covered waste receptacles not provided in women's bathroom.
35A-07-1 Critical. Observed small flying insects in bar area and kitchen by can opener.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 3240201
Inspection Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Inspection Number: 1706767
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: 16
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 11
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
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. No datemarking on walnut butter in dessert reachin.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Bbq pork found in steamtable at 132 F. Reheat to 165, hothold at 135 or higher. Sauteed onions found at 106 F. Reheat and hold in steamtable. Corrected On Site.
05-09-1 Critical. No conspicuously located thermometer in holding unit. In reachin coolers in salad station.
08A-22-1 Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. Raw shell eggs stored next to butter in walkin cooler.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable at salad reachin.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed soil buildup inside ice bin in waitress station and bar.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed heavily encrusted material on can opener.
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease on hood filters.
30-11-1 Critical. Observed spray hose at dish sink lower than flood rim of sink.
33-16-1 Observed open dumpster lid.
35A-07-1 Critical. Observed small flying insects in bar area.
37-07-1 Observed wall and ceiling in grill area soiled with accumulated dust.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers.
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed in wiping cloth buckets. Found chlorine at +200 ppm.
41B-09-1 Critical. Insecticide/rodenticide use not in compliance with regulations. Unapproved insecticide found in kitchen; Ortho home defense. Not approved for use in restaurants.
47-06-2 Critical. Observed extension cord in use for non-temporary period. For reporting purposes only.

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 3467049
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Inspection Number: 1809777
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: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit, shrimp in cook's reachin cooler at 46 degrees fahrenheit.
08A-12-1 Critical. Observed shrimp stored in undrained ice in cook's reachin.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses at cook's line. Corrected On Site.
24-05-1 Clean pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner on shelf in dishroom. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
29-11-1 Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture under mop sink.
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. Chlorine Sanitizer found at +200ppm in wiping cloth bucket. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 3240202
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Inspection Number: 1706768
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-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit; Observed frozen beef patties in the door of reachin in freezer not in a container, not covered or protected.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed light buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine shield.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on ledge to the right of steamtable in kitchen.
24-05-1 Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner.
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Observed dishes in handwashing sink in dishmachine area. Nothing should be in handwashing sink or blocking handwashing sink at any time.
35B-03-1 Critical. Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. Back screen door stands upen, it does not close.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 2900694
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Inspection Number: 1569685
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice at bar. Corrected On Site.
15-12-1 Nonfood-contact equipment not designed and constructed in a durable manner. Rusty shelf in dishmachine area cove ed with foil where clean pans stored. Repeat Violation.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses; found on counter at salad station.
25-06-1 Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination; coffee filters not proteced at waitress station.
33-16-1 Observed open dumpster lid.
41A-10-1 Critical. Observed toxic item improperly stored. Chemical bottle on rack with open bottles of liquor used for drinks Corrected On Site.
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle at bar.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured at bar. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
License ID: 2135387
Inspection Visit ID: 2900695
Inspection Date: Friday, August 10, 2007
Inspection Number: 1569686
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. PHF'S at cook's line cooler found from 47-52 degrees F. Corrected On Site. Moved phf's to another cold hold unit.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures; cook's line reachin cooler not maintaining phf's at 41 degrees F or below.
05-10-1 Critical. Probe-type thermometer not used to ensure proper food temperatures.
14-31-1 Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed in a durable manner. Countertops and cupboards with water damage, cracked and broken at waitress station.
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair; foil covering shelf at dishwashing area.
20A-09-1 Critical. Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for manual warewashing. 0 ppm at dish machine. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation. Manually sanitize until dishmachine is fixed.
23-03-1 Observed medium build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface; hood filters at cook's line.
24-05-1 Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner; soup spoons not stored handle up. Corrected On Site.
35B-03-1 Critical. Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors at cooks line door.
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers above salad makeline.

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Inspection Number: 1521563
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: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
1 risk violation 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 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 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.”
1 risk violation of code 09 which requires:
  • “Foods handled with minimum contact.”
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.)”
1 violation of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 critical violation of code 20 which requires:
  • “20a - Sanitizing concentration.”
  • “20b - Sanitizing temperature.”
1 violation of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
1 violation of code 42 which requires:
  • “Premises maintained, free of litter, unnecessary articles. Cleaning and maintenance equipment properly stored. Kitchen restricted to authorized personnel”

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Inspection Number: 1438360
Visit Number: 4
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
Inspection Date: Friday, August 25, 2006
Inspection Number: 1521406
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Partial
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 critical violation of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
Inspection Date: Monday, July 03, 2006
Inspection Number: 1438360
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: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: MURDOCK'S BISTRO & CHAR BAR
License Number: 1504713
Inspection Date: Monday, July 03, 2006
Inspection Number: 1488792
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: 17
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 13
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.”
2 risk violations 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 violation of code 10 which requires:
  • “In use food dispensing utensils properly stored”
1 violation of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
2 violations of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 critical violation of code 31 which requires:
  • “Toilet and hand washing facilities, number, convenient, designed, installed.”
1 critical violation of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
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)”
1 risk violation of code 53 which requires:
  • “53a - Food management certification valid.”
  • “53b - Employee training verification.”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Murdock's Bistro & Char Bar 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 Murdock's Bistro & Char 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 Murdock's Bistro & Char 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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