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China Garden

China Garden
801 Dixon Blvd
Suite 1137
Cocoa, FL 32922
(321)639-8299

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3 Disciplinary Activity Orders Since January 2007

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

China Garden 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 China Garden 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--2010000691 - On March 12, 2010 China Garden, Cocoa was ordered to pay $2100 for violations observed during its October 30, 2009 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2010047835 - On November 02, 2010 China Garden, Cocoa was ordered to pay $500 for violations observed during its September 10, 2010 inspection.

Case Number: 4--2011044230 - On October 17, 2011 China Garden, Cocoa was ordered to pay $1600 for violations observed during its August 17, 2011 inspection.

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1 Food Service Inspection Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 5280314
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Inspection Number: 2395264
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-44-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in kitchen. Tubs of soy sauce by prep sink and fryer oil under woks **Corrected On-Site**
36-13-4 Basic.Grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
23-25-4 Basic.Heavy Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters. **. Repeat Violation**
10-11-4 Basic.In-use rice scoop/spoon stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice spoon being stored in well with ice cream scoop. Water temperature at 83° **. Repeat Violation**
10-03-4 Basic.In-use utensil used with moist food stored in running water with insufficient velocity to flush food particles away. On buffet **. Repeat Violation**
21-10-4 Basic.In-use wet wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. At prep table where they are cutting chicken **Corrected On-Site**
14-17-4 Basic.Walk-in cooler shelves with heavy rust that has pitted the surface. **. Repeat Violation**

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 5251936
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Inspection Number: 2385316
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-25-4 Basic.Build-up of grease/dust/debris on hood filters.
10-11-4 Basic.In-use rice scoop/spoon stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. On buffet.
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. In bulk flour.
10-03-4 Basic.In-use utensil used with moist food stored in running water with insufficient velocity to flush food particles away. Turned off on buffet, ice cream station. **Corrected On-Site**
06-05-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water. Shrimp in prep sink. **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. Heavily rusted.
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. Handled cooked shrimp. No gloves. **Corrected On-Site**
14-03-4 High Priority.Galvanized metal in contact with acidic foods. Ketchup.
03F-10-4 Intermediate.No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4995263
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2311397
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: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-21-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine. Moderate build up. **. Repeat Violation**
10-06-4 Basic.In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food and rim of the container. On buffet line, in self service ice cream area, handle of spoon is not long enough and allows for customers arms to be in contact with the ice cream as it is being scooped by the customer. **. Repeat Violation**
36-62-4 Basic.Light not functioning. Cook line and prep area.
38-01-4 Basic.Light shield damaged/in disrepair. Cracked, over prep area.
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. Unsealed wood pallets, shelves.
03A-12-4 High Priority.Cut lettuce/cabbage/spinach/kale/chard cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Shredded cabbage on counter. Educated operator. Needs to be held 41° or below.
01B-01-4 High Priority.Dented/rusted cans present. 7 lb can of ketchup, heavily dented on rim. Operator discarded.
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. Small cutting board.
31A-13-4 Intermediate.Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 5115131
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Inspection Number: 2311398
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: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-21-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine.
10-06-4 Basic.In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food and rim of the container. On buffet line, scoop that customers use for ice cream self service is not long enough and allows customers arms to be in direct contact with ice cream.
31A-13-4 Intermediate.Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Very soiled.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4995264
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Inspection Number: 2311398
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 High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 6
Number of Basic Violations: 12
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-21-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine.
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Reach in cooler door handle.
08B-12-4 Basic.Food stored in holding unit not covered.
10-08-4 Basic.Ice scoop handle in contact with ice.
10-17-4 Basic.In-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment.
10-11-4 Basic.In-use rice scoop/spoon stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. On buffet line.
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Bulk goods scoops.
10-06-4 Basic.In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food and rim of the container. On buffet line, scoop that customers use for ice cream self service is not long enough and allows customers arms to be in direct contact with ice cream.
06-05-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water. Shrimp in prep sink. Partially frozen. **. Repeat Violation**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
21-10-4 Basic.Wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **. Repeat Violation**
22-42-4 High Priority.Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength towel buckets. 0 ppm
08B-57-4 High Priority.Food container stored in ice used for drinks. Tea pitcher. **Corrected On-Site**
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage _ direct contact with food. Bulk dry good bins.
03F-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken , beef over vegetables in walk in cooler.
22-24-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles.
31A-13-4 Intermediate.Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Very soiled.
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Front hand sink. **. Repeat Violation**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
03F-10-4 Intermediate.No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food.
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Bleach water.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4995264
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Inspection Number: 2311398
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 High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 6
Number of Basic Violations: 12
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
16-21-4 Basic.Accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine.
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation.
14-11-4 Basic.Equipment in poor repair. Reach in cooler door handle.
08B-12-4 Basic.Food stored in holding unit not covered.
10-08-4 Basic.Ice scoop handle in contact with ice.
10-17-4 Basic.In-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment.
10-11-4 Basic.In-use rice scoop/spoon stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. On buffet line.
10-01-4 Basic.In-use utensil in nonpotentially hazardous food not stored with handle above top of food within a closed container. Bulk goods scoops.
10-06-4 Basic.In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food and rim of the container. On buffet line, scoop that customers use for ice cream self service is not long enough and allows customers arms to be in direct contact with ice cream.
06-05-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water. Shrimp in prep sink. Partially frozen. **. Repeat Violation**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
21-10-4 Basic.Wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board. **. Repeat Violation**
22-42-4 High Priority.Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength towel buckets. 0 ppm
08B-57-4 High Priority.Food container stored in ice used for drinks. Tea pitcher. **Corrected On-Site**
14-15-4 High Priority.Nonfood-grade containers used for food storage _ direct contact with food. Bulk dry good bins.
03F-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined.
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken , beef over vegetables in walk in cooler.
22-24-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance on/around soda dispensing nozzles.
31A-13-4 Intermediate.Employee used handwash sink as a dump sink. Very soiled.
27-16-4 Intermediate.Hot water not provided/shut off at employee handwash sink. Front hand sink. **. Repeat Violation**
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
03F-10-4 Intermediate.No written procedures available for use of time as a public health control to hold potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food.
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Bleach water.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4642610
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Inspection Number: 2176348
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: 15
Number of High Priority Violations: 5
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-11-4 Basic.In-use rice scoop/spoon stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. / on buffet **Corrected On-Site**
10-03-4 Basic.In-use utensil used with moist food stored in running water with insufficient velocity to flush food particles away. **Corrected On-Site**
06-04-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. / Krab at room temp still frozen **Corrected On-Site**
06-08-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed under water that was barely running/dripping. / shrimp still partially frozen **Corrected On-Site**
21-10-4 Basic.Wiping cloth/towel used under cutting board.
01B-01-4 High Priority.Dented/rusted cans present. See stop sale. / baby corn
12A-07-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on gloves to work with food. **Corrected On-Site**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut melons on buffet at 46 degrees f recommended rapid chill
03F-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food identified in the written procedure as a food held using time as a public health control has no time marking and the time removed from temperature control cannot be determined. Ron starch on cooks line will discard at 3:00 pm
01B-14-4 High Priority.Shell eggs in use or stored with cracks or broken shells. **Corrected On-Site**
22-20-4 Intermediate.Heavily Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine. **Corrected On-Site**
22-22-4 Intermediate.Heavily Encrusted material on can opener blade.
27-23-4 Intermediate.Hot water at handwash sink does not reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. / employee hand sink by ice machine 76 degrees f
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in freezer moderately soiled with accumulation of food residue.
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. / bleach by dish machine

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6 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4579561
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Inspection Number: 2066613
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-26-1 Critical.- Violation: 08A-26-1Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Walk in cooler, raw meats over sauces and cooked meats. Repeat Violation.
30-11-1 Critical.- Violation: 30-11-1Observed spray hose at dish sink lower than flood rim of sink.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4620570
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Inspection Number: 2164553
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: 3
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. Ra chicken and shrimp over sauces, walk in cooler.
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. Cook.
20A-10-1 Critical.- Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.
30-11-1 Critical.- Observed spray hose at dish sink lower than flood rim of sink. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4299795
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Inspection Number: 2066613
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: 21
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 14
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. Heavily dented on rims. Three 6 lb cans of bamboo shoots.
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Observed no date marking on cooked items, meats, egg rolls, etc.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Fried items on buffet. Placed in pan on buffet with no direct contact to hot pan. Drain rack/ grid in between food and pan. All other hot items with in proper temperature will discard after 4 hours. Repeat Violation.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Cornstarch water, ambient cooling after 3 hours on cook line counter.
06-04-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature. Frozen shrimp. Corrected On Site.
08A-11-1 Critical. Observed food stored in ice used for drinks. Two pitchers of drink and pan of lemons. Corrected On Site.
08A-21-1 Critical. Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. Green onions not covered or under protection. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Walk in cooler, raw meats over sauces and cooked meats. Repeat Violation.
10-06-1 In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous food and the container. Knives in between equipment. Corrected On Site.
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice scoop on buffet. 81 degrees. Corrected On Site.
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Upright reach in cooler door handle.
16-03-1 Critical. Observed accumulation of debris in warewashing machine and associated equipment. Dish machine.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Repeat Violation.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Very heavy, hood filters. Repeat Violation.
24-11-1 Salad bar/buffet plates/bowls not properly protected or inverted to prevent contamination. All plates
30-11-1 Critical. Observed spray hose at dish sink lower than flood rim of sink.
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Blocked by buckets of sauce. Corrected On Site.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Back of cook line. Corrected On Site.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Was empty. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. In wait station.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4521219
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Inspection Number: 1978784
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4299796
Inspection Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Inspection Number: 2066614
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: 15
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 11
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
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). Fresh garlic oil, 88 degrees.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fresh garlic oil 88 degrees on cook line. More than 4 hours. Stop sale issued. Repeat Violation.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Items on buffet- cream puffs 66, pudding 62, eggs 62. Operator discarded. Repeat Violation.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Observed grate between pan and food on buffet. Chicken 98 degrees, nugget 97, skewer 96 degrees. Corrected On Site. Operator discarded.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observec pot of rice cooling covered in walk in. Corrected On Site.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Buffet. Holding food 62 degees or higher. Corrected On Site. Added ice and water.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over sauces walk in cooler
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef over carrots, walk in cooler.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw wings over prepared egg rolls, reach in. Corrected On Site.
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Chopping cooked pork bare handed. Corrected On Site.
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Hood filters. Repeat Violation.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Walk in shelving. Very heavy build up.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Wait station.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4259603
Inspection Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Inspection Number: 1978784
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Violation: 03A-07-1Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fresh garlic oil. Corrected On Site. Out 1. 5 hours, ice down. Callback- fresh garlic oil 88 degrees on cook line.
03A-07-1 Critical. Violation: 03A-07-1Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream puff, buffet. 61 degrees. Corrected On Site. Discard after 4 hours. Callback-on buffet cream puff 66 degrees, boiled egg 62, pudding 62.
03B-03-1 Critical. Violation: 03B-03-1Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Chickens on buffet. Observed grate/ rack in between food and pan/ heat. Corrected On Site. Will discard after 4 hours. Turned up heat. Callback- buffet- observed grate between food and pan. Breaded chicken 98 degrees, chicken nugget 97, skewered meat 96.
04-01-1 Critical. Violation: 04-01-1Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Cold buffet line. Corrected On Site. Filled with ice water slushy. Callback- on buffet, cream puffs 66 degrees, boiled eggs 62, pudding 62.
23-03-1 Violation: 23-03-1Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Hood filters. Callback- improved.

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 3986604
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Inspection Number: 1978784
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: 12
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
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, rolls, etc.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fresh garlic oil. Corrected On Site. Out 1. 5 hours, ice down.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream puff, buffet. 61 degrees. Corrected On Site. Discard after 4 hours.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Chickens on buffet. Observed grate/ rack in between food and pan/ heat. Corrected On Site. Will discard after 4 hours. Turned up heat.
03D-06-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. 105 degrees after 1. 5 hours. Lo mein. Placed in cooler to rapid chill.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Cold buffet line. Corrected On Site. Filled with ice water slushy.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Bag of carrots. Repeat Violation.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Repeat Violation.
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. By ice machine. Repeat Violation.
14-31-1 Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed in a durable manner. Chopped broccoli stored directly in dirty box
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Sweet sour sauce.
15-32-1 Observed -in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Reach in freezer.
15-35-1 Nonfood-contact equipment exposed to splash/spillage not constructed of materials that are corrosion resistant, non-absorbent, smooth and easily cleanable. Dirty cardboard on shelving. Repeat Violation.
20A-09-1 Critical. Chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength for towel bucket. 0 ppm.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Cutting board.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Hood filters.
27-16-1 Critical. Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. Turned off, back hand sink. Corrected On Site.
41A-02-1 Critical. Observed toxic item stored by food. Wd-40 stored with canned food.
51-11-1 Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4148006
Inspection Date: Thursday, December 02, 2010
Inspection Number: 2025357
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 3986605
Inspection Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
Inspection Number: 1978785
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: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-23-1 Critical. Observed improper vertical separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. Walk in cooler- shelled raw eggs over raw shrimp.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Walk in cooler- raw chicken over grapes, stuffed mushrooms, seafood donuts. Repeat Violation. Administrative action repuested on 9/10/10.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Over reach in.
14-27-1 Water treatment device has not been inspected or serviced according to manufacturer's instructions. Filter not dated.
14-53-1 Can opener blade not kept sharp - observed nicked blade.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Dish racks.
24-10-1 Observed utensils stored in crevices between equipment. Knife, cook line.
37-18-1 Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers.
38-10-1 Light not functioning. Missing bulbs, kitchen.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4056035
Inspection Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
Inspection Number: 2025357
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-26-1 Critical. Violation: 08A-26-1Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over melons, sauces in walk in cooler. Callback- observed in the walk in cooler raw pan of chicken over prepared stuffed mushrooms, another raw pan of chicken over grapes,another pan of raw chicken over prepared seafood donuts.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 4054578
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 01, 2010
Inspection Number: 2025357
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: 18
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. 2 ( 6 lb) cans of pineapple, 6 lb can of bamboo shoots and 63 oz can of soy sauce.
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). Fresh garlic and oil sauce on cook line counter. Thermometer calibrated onsite.
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Large quantities of cooked shrimp, prepared stuffed items in walk in not dated. Repeat Violation. X 2
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fresh garlic oil, chicken, shrimp, rice. Corrected On Site. Cooler adjusted.
03B-04-1 Critical. Cooked meats or poultry not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Cooked chicken terriyaki, cooked breaded chicken on buffet. Corrected On Site. Turned heat up and lowered levels of food in pans.
08A-04-1 Critical. Observed washed, copped vegetable, broccoli stored directly in cardboard box. Cook line.
08A-11-1 Critical. Observed food stored in ice used for drinks. Jugs of tea and lemons, kitchen. Corrected On Site.
08A-15-1 Critical. Food not stored in a clean/dry location that is not exposed to splash/dust. Cleaned whole potatoes on draining rack next to dish machine.
08A-22-1 Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. Raw non hermetically sealed shrimp stored next to rte dumplings and above rte krab in reach in freezer.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over melons, sauces in walk in cooler.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over cooked chicken in reach in across from stove.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Cook line floor. Bag of onions, bucket of flour, buckets of sauce.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Walk in cooler, cases of produce, buckets of sauce.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Bulk sugar, flour. Corrected On Site.
15-14-1 Nonfood-contact surfaces not designed and constructed to allow easy cleaning and maintenance. Cardboard lining shelves with build up of grease.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. 0 ppm. Corrected On Site. Will sanitize at triple sink until repaired. Called repair man. Stated that it was not working twice recently and repair man fixed both times.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease/ debris on nonfood-contact surface. Kitchen cooking equipment around wok.
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Grill filters. Repeat Violation. X 2
23-05-1 Observed very heavy residue build-up on nonfood-contact surface. Dish racks.
25-06-1 Observed single-service articles stored without protection from contamination. Observed heavy grease build up on single service bags next to cook line.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. Both kitchen sinks.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. Both kitchen sinks Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation. X 2
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Both kitchen sinks. Corrected On Site.
34-10-1 Observed heavy liquid build up of garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster. Could not observe dumpster bottom to identity if rusted.

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 3899261
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 13, 2010
Inspection Number: 1920645
Visit Number: 2
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: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 3799907
Inspection Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
Inspection Number: 1920645
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Administrative complaint recommended - Existence of critical violations found in an initial inspection require administrative action to ensure compliance.
Total Number of Violations: 17
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 12
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. Observed bulk containers of cooked shrimp not date marked in walk in cooler. Repeat Violation. Repeat Violation.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed raw shell eggs cold holding at 80 degrees Farenheit at cook's line. Repeat Violation.
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food [raw sfrozen shrimp] thawed in standing water in sink.
08A-21-1 Critical. Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. Observed rice pots when opened are not protected from possible customer contaimination. Repeat Violation.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Observed raw shell eggs stored adjacent and above ready to eat sliced melon and washed grapes in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
08A-36-1 Critical. Raw animal food not properly separated from ready-to-eat food. Raw shrimp stored above ready to cooked snow crab in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food [cooked rice]. Repeat Violation.
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice in ice machine. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
12A-17-1 Critical. Observed employee improperly washing hands in cold water at handwash sink. Corrected On Site. Washed hands in other handsink with hot water.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container above food preparation table at cook line. Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
13-03-1 Observed male operator/employee with no hair restraint. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Repeat Violation.
21-14-1 Observed wet wiping cloths used for occasional spills on equipment food at cook line.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on filters in hood. Repeat Violation.
27-16-1 Critical. Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink in kitchen by beverage station in kitchen.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions at end of cook line by bbq smoker oven. Repeat Violation.
35B-03-1 Critical. Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors for back door. . Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 3773815
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009
Inspection Number: 1867816
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: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Violation: 02-22-1Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. ALL RTE MEATS IN WIC
08A-21-1 Critical. Violation: 08A-21-1Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. AT BUFFET BAR RICE COOKER WHEN OPEN DOESN'T PROVIDE PROTECTION
14-32-1 Violation: 14-32-1Observed establishment using wood (other than a hard, close-grained wood) as a food-contact surface. RAW WOODEN SHELF IN WIC
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
22-20-1 Critical. Violation: 22-20-1Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
23-03-1 Violation: 23-03-1Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. HOOD FILTERS
35B-03-1 Critical. Violation: 35B-03-1Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. BACK DOOR
35B-04-1 Critical. Violation: 35B-04-1Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. BACK DOOR
36-12-1 Violation: 36-12-1Floors not constructed easily cleanable. WIC FLOOR RUSTED
36-13-1 Violation: 36-13-1Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment. ON COOK LINE
38-07-1 Violation: 38-07-1Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. LIGHT ON TOP OF FOOD UNDER SNEEZEGUARD AT BUFET BAR

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 3650470
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Inspection Number: 1867816
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: 28
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 18
Number of Noncritical Violations: 10
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 RTE MEATS IN WIC
02-26-1 Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. FLOUR
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Eggs and shrimps. Explained time as public health control measure.
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in standing water. SHRIMP IN THREE COMPARTMENT SINK IN STANDING WATER
08A-21-1 Critical. Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. PLATES NOT INVERTED AND NOT UNDER SNEEZEGUARD Corrected On Site.
08A-21-1 Critical. Self-service salad bar/buffet lacking adequate sneezeguards or other proper protection from contamination. AT BUFFET BAR RICE COOKER WHEN OPEN DOESN'T PROVIDE PROTECTION
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. SHELL EGGS ON TOP OF RTE SHREDDED CABBAGE IN WIC
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area ALL ITEMS IN WIC
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. FLOUR AND COOKED WHITE RICE
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. WORKER CUTTING VEGETABLES AND COOK USING BARE HANDS TO HANDLE VEGETABLES ON COOK LINE 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. DISHWASHER AND COOK ON COOK LINE AND DISHWASHER AREA
13-03-1 Observed employee with no hair restraint. COOK ON COOK LINE
14-32-1 Observed establishment using wood (other than a hard, close-grained wood) as a food-contact surface. RAW WOODEN SHELF IN WIC
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS TO STORE FOOD IN WIC
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
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. HOOD FILTERS
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. DUMPING ICE BY SODA MACHINE Corrected On Site.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions. BY DISHWASHER AREA AND BY SODA MACHINE Corrected On Site.
35A-05-1 Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found 10 ON FLOOR UNDER TRASH CAN BY BACK DOOR(COOK KILLED SOME WITH SHOES) This violation must be corrected by : 09/10/2009.
35A-05-1 Critical. Observed roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found 8 LIVE UNDER ANOTHER TRASH CAN BY BACK DOOR MGR KILLED SOME(PEST CONTROL SERVICE WAS PERFORMED BY ECOLAB ON08/25/2009 AND FOUND HEAVY INFESTATION I N KITCHEN )
35B-03-1 Critical. Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. BACK DOOR
35B-04-1 Critical. Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. BACK DOOR
36-12-1 Floors not constructed easily cleanable. WIC FLOOR RUSTED
36-13-1 Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment. ON COOK LINE
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. LIGHT ON TOP OF FOOD UNDER SNEEZEGUARD AT BUFET BAR

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 3528192
Inspection Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Inspection Number: 1815953
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]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Eggrolls and other cooked foods have no datemarking. If cooked foods are held more then 24 hours, datemarking is required.
08A-20-1 Critical. Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Fried noodles not under sneezegaurd at buffet line. Corrected On Site.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area. Large trays of food not covered in 2 door freezer.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Plastic takeout bags used to store food in chest freezer.
15-14-1 Nonfood-contact surfaces not designed and constructed to allow easy cleaning and maintenance. Boxes used on shelves to store paper bags, boxes greasy. Operator removed. Corrected On Site.
37-20-2 Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge. For reporting purposes only.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 3196170
Inspection Date: Monday, January 05, 2009
Inspection Number: 1676061
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: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-26-1 Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Corrected On Site.
09-01-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense ready-to-eat food. Plastic bowl used to dispense cut onions in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit in kitchen next to rice cooker. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site. Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed excessive build-up of grease on hood filters.
37-20-2 Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge. For reporting purposes only. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 3432002
Inspection Date: Monday, September 29, 2008
Inspection Number: 1676062
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: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 3196171
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Inspection Number: 1676062
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: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shell eggs stored above fruit in walkin cooler. Repeat Violation.
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Observed cook using barehand with prepped vegetables in kitchen.
10-03-1 Observed in-use utensil used with moist food not stored in running water of sufficient velocity.
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice paddles stored in standing water at buffet bar and in kitchen. Repeat Violation.
10-08-1 Observed ice scoop with handle in contact with ice in bulk icemachine.
14-50-1 Observed a nonfood-grade basting brush used in food. Observed metal banded basting brush in use in kitchen.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Wet cloths found on cutting board in kitchen. All wet wiping cloths should be stored in sanitizer water. Repeat Violation.
23-03-1 Observed excessive build-up of grease on hood filters. Repeat Violation.
28-02-1 Critical. Condensation or other drainage not disposed of according to law. Condesation leaking from condensor in walkin cooler.
29-08-1 Plumbing system in disrepair. Drain pipe at rear handwashing sink in disrepair, sink cannot be used.
34-09-1 Observed heavy grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.
37-20-1 Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge. Repeat Violation.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 3096841
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 01, 2008
Inspection Number: 1607470
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: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 2956291
Inspection Date: Monday, March 31, 2008
Inspection Number: 1607470
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
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. Eggrolls in walkin cooler and other cooked meats (pork and chicken) have no datemarking. Repeat Violation.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Banana pudding on beffet bar found at 57 degrees fahrenheit and noodles in cook's line reachin found at 54 degrees fahrenheit.
08A-20-1 Critical. Displayed food not properly protected from contamination. Cookies at dessert buffet bar not displayed protected, not uner the sneezegaurd. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef and chicken stored over oranges in walkin cooler. Raw shell eggs stored above vegetables in walkin cooler. Repeat Violation.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area; wontons, beef and fish not covered in freezer.
10-05-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in unclean water at or above 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Rice paddles at buffet bar stored in standing water.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Grocery bags used as food storage in freezer,not foodgrade bags. Repeat Violation.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Found at 0ppm in dishmachine. Repeat Violation.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Wet wiping cloths on prep table and at cook's line.
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease on hood filters. Repeat Violation.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees. No handwashing sign in womens restroom, used by employees. Repeat Violation.
34-09-1 Observed heavy grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.
36-22-1 Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water in kitchen by hotwater heater.
37-20-1 Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge.

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
License ID: 2135475
Inspection Visit ID: 2956292
Inspection Date: Thursday, November 01, 2007
Inspection Number: 1607471
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: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
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. Eggrolls not datemarked in walkin and reachin coolers.
08A-20-1 Critical. Displayed food not properly protected from contamination; cookies and desserts at buffet bar not protected under sneezegaurd. They must be under sneeze guard or covered for protection.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw beef, chicken and seafood stored over fresh fruit in walkin cooler.
10-03-1 Observed in-use utensil used with moist food not stored in running water of sufficient velocity. Dipper well not running, it should be on at all times when in use.
10-06-1 In-use utensil not stored with handle above the top of potentially hazardous food and the container. Bowl used to dispense foods at cook's line reachin, no handle and left in pans of food.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Plastic grocery bags used for food storage.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength; found at 0 ppm
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Wet wiping cloths all over prep area.
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease on hood filters above cook's line.
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. Tomatoe sauce can used for other foods in reachin cooler, cannot reuse cans, must discard.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees at handwashing sink in kitchen.
37-01-1 Ceiling tile missing in kitchen.
41B-02-1 Critical. Observed pesticide-emitting strip present in food prep area. 2 Fly bait strips hanging from ceiling above prep table. Should not be in kitchen; remove.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
Inspection Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Inspection Number: 1535168
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: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
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.”

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
Inspection Date: Monday, May 21, 2007
Inspection Number: 1535168
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: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
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.”
2 risk violations 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 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.)”
1 violation of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
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.”

Inspection For: CHINA GARDEN
License Number: 1504804
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Inspection Number: 1488672
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: 35
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 24
Number of Noncritical Violations: 11
Details
3 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.”
3 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.”
2 critical violations of code 04 which requires:
  • “Facilities to maintain product temperature.”
1 critical violation of code 05 which requires:
  • “Thermometers provided and conspicuously placed.”
3 risk violations 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 violation of code 10 which requires:
  • “In use food dispensing utensils properly stored”
2 risk violations of code 12 which requires:
  • “12a - Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operating plan.”
  • “12b - Proper hygienic practices, eating/drinking/smoking (evidence.)”
3 violations of code 14 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 violation of code 15 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located”
1 critical violation of code 16 which requires:
  • “Dishwashing facilities designed, constructed, operated”
1 critical violation of code 20 which requires:
  • “20a - Sanitizing concentration.”
  • “20b - Sanitizing temperature.”
1 violation of code 21 which requires:
  • “Wiping cloths clean, used properly, stored”
2 violations of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 23 which requires:
  • “Non-food contact surfaces clean.”
1 violation of code 24 which requires:
  • “Storage/handling of clean equipment, utensils”
1 violation of code 26 which requires:
  • “Single service articles not re-used.”
1 critical violation of code 30 which requires:
  • “Cross-connection, back siphonage, backflow”
2 risk violations of code 32 which requires:
  • “Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with hand soap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles.”
1 violation of code 33 which requires:
  • “Containers covered, adequate number, insect and rodent proof, emptied at proper intervals, clean”
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 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
1 critical violation of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”

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

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 China Garden 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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