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Space Coast Convention Center

Space Coast Convention Center
301 Tucker Ln
Cocoa, FL 32926
(321)635-9975

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1 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.

Space Coast Convention Center 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 Space Coast Convention Center 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--2007060969 - On December 07, 2007 Space Coast Convention Center, Cocoa was ordered to pay $250 for violations observed during its October 03, 2007 inspection.

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3 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 5487874
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Inspection Number: 2472511
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: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-09-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. Shelled eggs over butter. **Warning**
22-23-4 Intermediate.Encrusted, soiled material on slicer. **Warning**
53A-03-5 Intermediate.Food manager certification expired. A list of accredited food manager certification examination providers can be found at http://www. Myfloridalicense. Com/dbpr/hr/food-lodging/managercertification. Html. Angela Salter expired 12/2/14, says test scheduled for 1/12/15. **Warning**

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 5423235
Inspection Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Inspection Number: 2402078
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 High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 5293695
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Inspection Number: 2402078
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: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 4
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-01-4 Basic.Bowl or other container with no handle used to dispense food. Sugar and flour **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
24-18-4 Basic.Silverware/utensils stored upright with the food-contact surface up. **Warning**
25-04-4 Basic.Single-service items stored on floor. Cups and foam containers **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
36-25-4 Basic.Wall in disrepair. By mop sink cove molding and FRP separating. **Warning**
29-43-4 High Priority.No vacuum breaker on fitting/splitter added to mop sink faucet. **Warning**
53B-03-4 Intermediate.Required employee training provided by an unapproved provider. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. ServSafe, National Restaurant Assc. Not an accepted program for employee training. **Warning**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 5269416
Inspection Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Inspection Number: 2390436
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08B-45-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. Bags of gravy in walk in freezer. **Corrected On-Site**
02C-03-4 Intermediate.Commercially processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food opened and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening. Sliced meat, pulled from freezer and only dated with the freeze date. Per management, was just pulled from freezer yesterday. Added pull date. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 4967738
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Inspection Number: 2292381
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
25-13-4 Basic.Case of single-service articles stored on floor in dry storage area/kitchen/wait station. Case of cups, dry storage room. **. Repeat Violation**
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **. Repeat Violation**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Glass cleaner.

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 4967739
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Inspection Number: 2292382
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
25-13-4 Basic.Case of single-service articles stored on floor in dry storage area/kitchen/wait station. Dry storage room.
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Corrected On-Site**
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw eggs over butter. Just delivered. **Corrected On-Site**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 4945454
Inspection Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Inspection Number: 2278582
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 4669364
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Inspection Number: 2193158
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12B-13-4 Basic.Opened employee beverage container in a cold holding unit with food to be served to customers. **Corrected On-Site**
25-13-4 Basic.Case of single-service articles stored on floor in dry storage area. Utensils. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 4669365
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Inspection Number: 2193159
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-08-1 Critical.- Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food opened and frozen, not properly date marked. A container of salad dressing has a 9/6/12 date mark, today is 9/26/12.
25-01-1 Observed single-service articles handled, displayed, or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Stir straws at the bar are not wrapped or protected
33-16-1 Observed open dumpster lid.
34-09-1 Observed grease on the ground and/or pad around grease receptacle.
34-10-1 Observed garbage on the ground and/or pad around dumpster.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 4607660
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012
Inspection Number: 2160656
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-28-1 Critical.- Observed food stored on floor. In walk in freezer. Corrected On Site.
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Ice scoop stored directly on machine. Corrected On Site.
17-07-1 Critical.- No chemical test kit provided when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine. For chlorine.

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 4328521
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Inspection Number: 2084768
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Ice scoop directly on ice machine. Corrected On Site.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Cutting boards.

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 4328522
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Inspection Number: 2084769
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 1
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
24-05-1 Clean glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans not stored inverted or in a protected manner. On plate racks.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 3941932
Inspection Date: Friday, June 24, 2011
Inspection Number: 1947714
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
27-16-1 Critical. Hot water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. Hand sink, by prep table. 83 degrees after waiting several minutes.
35B-04-1 Critical. Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Bar area. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 3941933
Inspection Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Inspection Number: 1947715
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Ice scoop on shelf. Corrected On Site.
35B-04-1 Critical. Outer openings of establishment cannot be properly sealed when not in operation. Gaps in exterior door when closed.
36-13-1 Observed mild debris accumulated under cooking equipment.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 3608723
Inspection Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Inspection Number: 1838794
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: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 6
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-24-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food not consumed/sold within 7 days after opening/preparation. Food may not be served. Observed fetta cheese dated 1/23/10 in walk in cooler. Corrected On Site.
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked for opened bulk packages of cheeses in walk in cooler.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Open cases with open plastic bags of raw meats over ready to eat foods in walkin freezer.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Walkin freezer.
15-31-1 Observed nonfood-contact equipment in poor repair. Observed slight rust ln exterior doors of dish machine.
22-09-1 Critical. Food-contact surfaces not cleaned after being contaminationed. Observed black residue on small bar cutting board. Corrected On Site.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees at bar.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on walk in freezer floor.
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair. Wall pannelling buckeling at end of dish line behind shelves. Repeat Violation.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area behind triple sink.
40-04-1 Observed personal care item stored with food. Observed heavy jacket on food storage she. F below preparation table in kitchen. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 3608724
Inspection Date: Friday, August 07, 2009
Inspection Number: 1838795
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength. Observed empty sanitizier bucket below dishmachine. Corrected On Site.
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions at bar handsink.
37-03-1 Observed east wall in disrepair in dishroom.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 3545767
Inspection Date: Friday, April 10, 2009
Inspection Number: 1818581
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12A-22-1 Critical. Observed food employee touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands and the establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure. Chef observed cut melon with ba hands. Corrected On Site. Hands rewashed and gloves now used with ready to eat food.
15-12-1 Nonfood-contact equipment not designed and constructed in a durable manner. Observed missing soda gun hostler for soda gun at bar. Soda waste drips onto floor at bar. Repeat Violation.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees at service bar. Repeat Violation.
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory at service bar.

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 3169527
Inspection Date: Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Inspection Number: 1657535
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
15-12-1 Nonfood-contact equipment not designed and constructed in a durable manner. Soda gun at bar is missing a soda gun holster with drain hose to floor drain.
21-11-1 Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength noted above 300 ppm. Corrected On Site.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees at bar.
37-03-1 Observed wall in disrepair in dishmachine /clean utensils storage area.
41A-09-1 Critical. Observed toxic item [sanitizier chlorine bucket] stored on good preparation table. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 3169528
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Inspection Number: 1657536
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-07-1 Critical. Observed processed ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not properly date marked after opening for milk,sour cream in walkin cooler.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food [whole shell eggs] stored over ready-to-eat food in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
39-06-1 Ventilation inadequate as evidenced by excessive steam, vapors in kitchen for steamer on rollers used by utility sink in kitchen. Recommend steamer be located under hood system.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 2868666
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 17, 2008
Inspection Number: 1549665
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hood filters.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at a handsink used by food employees at bar
32-16-1 Critical. Hand wash sink lacking proper hand drying provisions at bar.
36-15-1 Observed food debris accumulated on walkin co0ler and freezer floors.

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 2988491
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Inspection Number: 1549666
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
15-32-1 Violation: 15-32-1Observed walk-in cooler gasket with heavy moldlike substace disrepair. A heavy ice buildup was observed on condesation unit in walkin cooler. Call back inspection time extension for ice buildup on condeensation unit in WIC.
53B-08-1 Critical. Violation: 53B-08-1No proof of required employee training provided. All public food service establishments must provide the division with proof of employee training upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment.

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
License ID: 2505426
Inspection Visit ID: 2868667
Inspection Date: Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Inspection Number: 1549666
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: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked for cooked pasta and bbq meat in walkin cooler.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed cases of food stored on walkin freezer and cooler floors.
15-32-1 Observed walk-in cooler gasket with heavy moldlike substace disrepair. A heavy ice buildup was observed on condesing unit in walkin cooler.
21-13-1 Multiuse disposable towel not discarded on a daily basis. Soiled/grease laden towels stored in plastic containers in front of kitchen handsink. Corrected On Site.
22-23-1 Critical. Observed encrusted, soiled material on slicer.
23-05-1 Observed residue build-up on doors of dishmachine.
31-12-1 Critical. Observed handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Kitchen handsink found containing plastic container and ladel. Corrected On Site.
32-15-1 Critical. No handwashing sign provided at both retroom handsinks used by food employees.
35A-08-1 Critical. Observed live flies in kitchen at choclate pot.
41A-10-1 Critical. Observed toxic item improperly stored by single service items.
44-02-1 Soiled cloths,not kept in a suitable container prior to laundering.
53B-08-1 Critical. No proof of required employee training provided. All public food service establishments must provide the division with proof of employee training upon request, including, but not limited to, at the time of any division inspection of the establishment.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
Inspection Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Inspection Number: 1481201
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
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.”

Inspection For: SPACE COAST CONVENTION CENTER
License Number: 1505646
Inspection Date: Thursday, November 09, 2006
Inspection Number: 1481202
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: 24
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 15
Number of Noncritical Violations: 9
Details
1 risk violation of code 01 which requires:
  • “01a - Food obtained from approved source.”
  • “01b - Wholesome, sound condition.”
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 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.”
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.”
4 violations of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 25 which requires:
  • “Single service items properly stored, handled, dispensed”
1 violation of code 26 which requires:
  • “Single service articles not re-used.”
1 violation of code 29 which requires:
  • “Plumbing installed and maintained”
1 critical violation of code 31 which requires:
  • “Toilet and hand washing facilities, number, convenient, designed, installed.”
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.”
2 violations of code 34 which requires:
  • “Outside storage area clean, enclosure properly constructed”
1 critical violation of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”
2 violations of code 36 which requires:
  • “Floors properly constructed, clean, drained, coved”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 violation of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Space Coast Convention Center 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 Space Coast Convention Center.

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 Space Coast Convention Center 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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