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La Tinaja

La Tinaja
3815 N US Hwy 1
Suite 105
Cocoa, FL 32926
(321)639-1169

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 5362539
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Inspection Number: 2435667
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: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
31A-02-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to being blocked by garbage can and table. **Corrected On-Site**
03D-19-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food left at room temperature to cool. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 5298104
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Inspection Number: 2404596
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: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Chicken over pork and beans in reach in freezer **Corrected On-Site**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Purple liquid **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 5014799
Inspection Date: Friday, April 04, 2014
Inspection Number: 2324942
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 3
Number of Basic Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked beef 44° cooked rice 44°
16-34-4 Intermediate.No quaternary ammonium chemical test kit provided when using quaternary ammonium chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
53B-14-4 Intermediate.Required employee training expired for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233.
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. **Corrected On-Site** **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 5014798
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Inspection Number: 2324941
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 High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Corrected On-Site**
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. **Corrected On-Site**
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. Butter on counter for cuban sandwiches. Operator will discard in 1. 5 hours **Corrected On-Site**
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. **Corrected On-Site**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Yellow chemicals. Disinfectant **Corrected On-Site**

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 5014798
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Inspection Number: 2324941
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 High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Corrected On-Site**
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. **Corrected On-Site**
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. Butter on counter for cuban sandwiches. Operator will discard in 1. 5 hours **Corrected On-Site**
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. **Corrected On-Site**
41-17-4 Intermediate.Spray bottle containing toxic substance not labeled. Yellow chemicals. Disinfectant **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 4678727
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Inspection Number: 2199480
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

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 4607662
Inspection Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012
Inspection Number: 2160658
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]
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fresh garlic oil, will discard after 4 hours. Will place in ice bath in future.
03B-03-1 Critical.- Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Cooked onions on stove. Reheated to 165.

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 4338959
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Inspection Number: 2091861
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: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
41B-03-1 Critical. Observed unlabeled spray bottle. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 4456970
Inspection Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Inspection Number: 2091862
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: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 4338960
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 08, 2011
Inspection Number: 2091862
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: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
12A-15-1 Critical. Observed food preparation sinks, handsinks or warewashing machine used for purposes other than the designated use. Storing pitcher, lid. Corrected On Site.
53A-19-1 Critical. Observed expired Food Manager Certification. Expired 3/22. Has completed class, will take test on 9/22.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 3986649
Inspection Date: Friday, March 18, 2011
Inspection Number: 1978816
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: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Puerco, covered.

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 3986650
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 05, 2010
Inspection Number: 1978817
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: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03D-06-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Ropa 102 after two hours. Corrected On Site. Rapidly heated.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. Bins of plantains.
22-21-1 Critical. Observed heavy soil buildup inside ice bin.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 3653052
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 04, 2010
Inspection Number: 1869646
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]
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw chicken in unsealed bag stored on top of frozen seafood in upright freezer. Corrected On Site.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on filters in hood.

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 3653053
Inspection Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Inspection Number: 1869647
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: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Observed cook roa st pork at 45 degrees F ,wrapped in aluminum foil to cool over night in walkin cooler. Corrected On Site.
06-04-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food,still frozen ,thawed at room temperature. Corrected On Site. Foods moved to walkin cooler to thaw.
17-09-1 Critical. Lack of use of chlorine chemical test kit when using chemical sanitizer at three-compartment sink/warewashing machine.
20A-01-1 Critical. Prep surface not sanitized after contamination and prior to use. Observed washing plastic food containers and rinsing but ot sanitizing before air drying. Corrected On Site.
20A-10-1 Critical. Dishmachine chlorine sanitizer not at proper minimum strength;noted at 0 ppm. NOTE: UNTIL REPAIRED SET UP THREE COMPARTMENT SINK WITH 50 ppm CHLORINE TO SANITIZE ALL DISHES,UTENSILS AND MULTIUSE CONTAINERS;IMMERSE FOR 10 SECONDS AND AIR DRY.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 3198775
Inspection Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009
Inspection Number: 1677933
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: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding freezer. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 3198776
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Inspection Number: 1677934
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
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-09-1 Establishment did not report seating change that affects the septic system related requirements. Observed 18 seats in dining room.

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 3130463
Inspection Date: Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Inspection Number: 1637975
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: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
30-02-1 Critical. Vacuum breaker mising at hose bibb on outside porch.

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 2958022
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Inspection Number: 1608670
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-07-1 Critical. Unpackaged food not protected from environmental sources of contamination during preparation in outside screened innporch. Corrected On Site.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on sandwich cold holding unit in disrepair/splitting.
47-06-1 Critical. Observed extension cord in use for non-temporary period on fryers. Provide proof that extension has builtin cicuit breaker.

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 3016863
Inspection Date: Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Inspection Number: 1608671
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 2989648
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Inspection Number: 1608671
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
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]
51-16-1 Violation: 51-16-1No plan review submitted and renovations in progress. Establishment has added a low temperature dishmachine without notifying the Divison of Hotels & Restaurants ;and is on a sewage disposal system that is a septic tank/drainfield system. This violation must be corrected by : 10/02/07. CALL BACK INSPECTION TIME EXTENSION 30 DAYS PER ANN JOHNSON;Operator has obtain waste water approval from Brevard County Envirommental HEALTH for dishmachine and submitting plans on 10/04/07.

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
License ID: 3171904
Inspection Visit ID: 2958023
Inspection Date: Friday, August 03, 2007
Inspection Number: 1608671
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 Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
45-36-1 Critical. Hood suppression system tag out-of-date. Tag dated 10/06.
51-09-1 Establishment did not report seating change that affects the bathroom requirements or other related requirements. Restaurant was found operating with 13 seatsinside and 2 sets on front sidewalk. Establishment has only one restroom and is licensed for only 10 seats. Operator may apply for variance after plan review has been submitted to District 4 Plan Review Office at 400 W ROBINSON ST,ORLANDO 32801.
51-16-1 No plan review submitted and renovations in progress. Establishment has added a low temperature dishmachine without notifying the Divison of Hotels & Restaurants ;and is on a sewage disposal system is a septic tank/drainfield system. This violation must be corrected by : 10/02/07.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Inspection Number: 1473653
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: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0
Details
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 risk violation of code 41 which requires:
  • “41a - Toxic substances properly stored.”
  • “41b - Toxic substances properly labeled, used.”
1 critical violation of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”

Inspection For: LA TINAJA
License Number: 1505883
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Inspection Number: 1473655
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

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

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 La Tinaja 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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