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China Dragon
1070 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922
(321)632-7998

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

China Dragon 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 Dragon 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--2009007928 - On January 29, 2010 China Dragon, Cocoa was ordered to pay $500 for violations observed during its January 28, 2009 inspection.

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2 Food Service Inspections Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 5643838
Inspection Visit ID: 5363819
Inspection Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Inspection Number: 2436141
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: 25
Number of High Priority Violations: 4
Number of Intermediate Violations: 5
Number of Basic Violations: 16
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-36-4 Basic.Ceiling tile missing. Kitchen **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
51-09-4 Basic.Establishment did not report seating change that affects the license fee, Clean Indoor Air Act, sewage system approval or other related requirements. Licensed for 0 seats has 8 **Warning**
08B-36-4 Basic.Food stored in a location that is exposed to splash. Case of dry noodles stored next to hand sink **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
23-06-4 Basic.Heavy Build-up of food debris on exterior of equipment. Cook line cooler, microwave etc. **Warning**
23-03-4 Basic.Heavy Build-up of grease and food debris in the mop sink **Warning**
10-17-4 Basic.In-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment. **Warning**
36-62-4 Basic.Light not functioning. Hood **Warning**
14-11-4 Basic.Microwave badly rusted **Warning**
33-11-4 Basic.Missing drain plug at dumpster. **Warning**
51-18-4 Basic.No copy of latest inspection report available. **Warning**
33-13-4 Basic.Nonbagged garbage in dumpster. **Warning**
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
35B-05-4 Basic.Outer openings not protected during operation and vermin and/or environmental cross contamination present. Gap at the screen door. Flys present due to dumpster next to back door with lids open. **Warning**
08B-14-4 Basic.Stored foods not covered in walk-in freezer. **Warning**
38-02-4 Basic.Twenty (20) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in handwashing, warewashing, or equipment and utensil storage areas. Had to use flash light **Warning**
02D-01-4 Basic.Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Corn starch, MSG,flour etc. **Warning**
12A-12-4 High Priority.Employee switched from working with raw food to ready-to-eat food without washing hands. Handling raw shrimp then went to cook line o proceed in a order without first washing hands. Reeducated by pointing to hand washing sign on the wall. **Warning**
14-03-4 High Priority.Galvanized metal in contact with acidic foods. Ketchup. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
03A-02-4 High Priority.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Corn starch mixture pulled out of cooler at 11 am found at 66° **Warning**
08A-02-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over/with ready-to-eat food in walk-in freezer - not all products commercially packaged. Sheet pans of raw chicken over sheet pans of shrimp and pork. **Warning**
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on interior lids of rice cookers **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) badly stained/soiled. **Warning**
22-22-4 Intermediate.Heavy Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Warning**
31B-02-4 Intermediate.No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink. **Corrected On-Site** **Warning**
22-27-4 Intermediate.Smoker surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. **Warning**

Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 5643838
Inspection Visit ID: 5334663
Inspection Date: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Inspection Number: 2429117
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 High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-36-4 Basic.Ceiling tile missing.
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils.
10-17-4 Basic.In-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment.
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. In chicken.
22-19-4 Basic.Interior of microwave soiled with encrusted food debris.
33-16-4 Basic.Open dumpster lid.
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets.
21-19-4 Basic.Soiled wet wiping cloth placed in use with fresh solution.
14-03-4 High Priority.Galvanized metal in contact with acidic foods. Ketchup
03D-19-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food left at room temperature to cool.

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 5643838
Inspection Visit ID: 5226296
Inspection Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Inspection Number: 2380472
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 4
Number of Basic Violations: 4
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves.
08B-45-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer.
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Corrected On-Site**
06-04-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. **Corrected On-Site**
08A-09-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler.
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled.
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink.
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
02C-02-4 Intermediate.Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food prepared onsite and held more than 24 hours not properly date marked.

Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 5643838
Inspection Visit ID: 5148950
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 09, 2014
Inspection Number: 2367363
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: 4
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves.
51-15-4 Basic.Establishment increased seating without providing written approval from the local fire authority and wastewater provider. During owner change process, location was listed as a no seat , nost, facility. Observed approximately 12 seats , and 4 tables onsite, observed customers dining onsite.
14-29-4 Basic.Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food. Callback- in freezer, to bags in contact with food
08A-09-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. Raw meats over sauce buckets, etc.

Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 5643838
Inspection Visit ID: 5102719
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 09, 2014
Inspection Number: 2367364
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
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ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves. Bottom of prep shelves. **. Repeat Violation**
13-03-4 Basic.Employee with no hair restraint while engaging in food preparation. **Corrected On-Site**
51-09-4 Basic.Establishment did not report seating change that affects the license fee, Clean Indoor Air Act, sewage system approval or other related requirements. Observed two tables onsite seating 8 people. Along with 4 chairs for waiting area. Must complete seating change form at myfloridalicense. Com **. Repeat Violation**
14-31-4 Basic.Nonfood-grade bags used in direct contact with food. Old magazine printed pages used as drainboard for fried foods. **Corrected On-Site**
14-29-4 Basic.Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food. In walk in freezer. **. Repeat Violation**
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. Garlic oil and cornstarch water, will discard at 3 pm.
08A-09-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. Raw meats over buckets of sauce in wic. **. Repeat Violation**
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. For garlic oil and cornstarch.
53B-13-4 Intermediate.Proof of required state approved employee training not available for some employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. Has stafestaff book and one competed certificate onsite. Missing for one employee.

Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 5643838
Inspection Visit ID: 5102718
Inspection Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Inspection Number: 2367363
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: 20
Number of High Priority Violations: 3
Number of Intermediate Violations: 8
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-45-4 Basic.Cardboard used to line nonfood-contact shelves.
08B-45-4 Basic.Case/container/bag of food stored on floor in walk-in cooler/freezer. In freezer.
40-03-4 Basic.Employee lockers located in a food preparation, food storage or warewashing area. In area with single service items by front counter, sleeping chair , blanket, etc.
51-15-4 Basic.Establishment increased seating without providing written approval from the local fire authority and wastewater provider. During owner change process, location was listed as a no seat , nost, facility. Observed approximately 12 seats , and 4 tables onsite, observed customers dining onsite.
14-31-4 Basic.Nonfood-grade bags used in direct contact with food. Newspaper covering vegetables, direct contact.
14-29-4 Basic.Nonfood-grade plastic to-go/thank you bags used in direct contact to store food.
06-04-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. Raw chicken, two trays on speed rack.
06-05-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed in standing water. Raw shrimp in walk in cooler.
36-27-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated food debris. Throughout.
03A-12-4 High Priority.Cut lettuce/cabbage/spinach/kale/chard cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Shredded cabbage on counter. 68°
01B-01-4 High Priority.Dented/rusted cans present. Operator discarded. One 6 lb can of bamboo shoots and one 6 lb can of baby corn. Heavily dented on rim.
08A-09-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food in walk-in cooler. Raw meats over sauce buckets, etc
22-02-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of food debris/grease on food-contact surface. On food storage containers.
31A-09-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times. Blocked with soiled cutting board, cleaver. Hand -Sink by triple sink **Corrected On-Site**
31A-11-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink used for purposes other than handwashing. Storing bucket with in use utensils. On cook line.
22-28-4 Intermediate.Interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.
53B-01-4 Intermediate.No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233.
03D-16-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food covered while cooling. Noodles. **Corrected On-Site**
03D-19-4 Intermediate.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food left at room temperature to cool. Noodles in deep pan on prep counter.
43-08-4 Intermediate.Unnecessary persons in the food preparation, food storage, or warewashing area. Child in food prep area. **Corrected On-Site**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 4886799
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Inspection Number: 2265099
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
06-04-4 Basic.Potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food thawed at room temperature. Krab, etc.
12B-07-4 Basic.Employee beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. **Corrected On-Site**
14-31-4 Basic.Nonfood-grade bags used in direct contact with food. Newspaper directly covering green onions, **Corrected On-Site**
21-11-4 Basic.Wiping cloth chlorine sanitizing solution not at proper minimum strength. Towel bucket, **Corrected On-Site**
21-12-4 Basic.Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. **Corrected On-Site**
23-03-4 Basic.Build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Hood filters,
31A-03-4 Intermediate.Handwash sink not accessible for employee use due to items stored in the sink. Bowl. **Corrected On-Site**
32-09-4 Basic.A minimum of one bathroom facility is not available for public use. Sign on door stated out of order. However, was in working condition. **Corrected On-Site**

Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 4857764
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Inspection Number: 2214233
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: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 4699111
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Inspection Number: 2214233
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
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-05-4 High Priority.Raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw chicken over buckets of sauce, wic. **Corrected On-Site**
10-04-4 Basic.In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous (non-time/temperature control for safety) food not stored in a clean, protected location. Knife between prep tables. **Corrected On-Site**
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Steam table area.
36-38-4 Basic.Attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. Interior of light covers, Debris.
36-41-4 Basic.Fan cover in walk-in cooler has accumulation of dust/debris.
53A-03-4 Intermediate.Food manager certification expired.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 4362345
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Inspection Number: 2108846
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: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. On seam. 5 lb hoisin sauce. Repeat Violation.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fresh sprouts, Corrected On Site. Rapid chilled, less than 4 hours.
03B-03-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Soup, reheated. Corrected On Site. Adjusted steam table.
04-03-1 Critical. Hot holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Steam table. Corrected On Site. Adjusted temperature.
06-04-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed at room temperature. Beef. Corrected On Site.
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in standing water. Fish. Corrected On Site.
08A-16-1 Critical. Observed food stored in a prohibited area. Employee food over customer foodwalk in.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw pork over broccoli, walk in. Corrected On Site.
09-05-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. Raw meats, cook line. Corrected On Site.
12B-02-1 Critical. Observed employee eating in a food preparation or other restricted area. Prep table. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Repeat Violation.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on nonfood-contact surface. Hood filters.
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment soiled with accumulated dust. Walk in fan cover.

Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 4451282
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 01, 2011
Inspection Number: 2143542
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: 10
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. Very heavily dented, 2 6lb cans of baby corn. Stop sale issued. Repeat Violation.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Egg rolls, on counter. Corrected On Site. Will discard after 4 hours.
03D-01-1 Critical. Observed food being cooled by nonapproved method. Chicken cooling in deep pan. Corrected On Site.
08B-01-1 Critical. Using old used egg crates as drain boards. Repeat Violation.
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. In between equipment. Knives.
12A-13-1 Critical. Observed employee handling soiled equipment or utensils then engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. Handled trash can, and prepared food without washing in between. Corrected On Site.
12A-15-1 Critical. Observed food preparation sinks, handsinks or warewashing machine used for purposes other than the designated use. Storing bucket of urensils. Corrected On Site.
12A-15-1 Critical. Observed food preparation sinks, handsinks or warewashing machine used for purposes other than the designated use. Storing utensils, second sink on cook line. Corrected On Site.
14-37-1 Observed cutting board grooved/pitted and no longer cleanable. Small brown board.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed encrusted material on can opener.

Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 4362346
Inspection Date: Monday, July 11, 2011
Inspection Number: 2108847
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 7
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. Can of bean sauce. Dented on rim. Operator aced in separate area to return. Repeat Violation.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shrimp over noodles, walk in. Corrected On Site.
14-31-1 Equipment or utensils not designed or constructed in a durable manner. Cut out used jug used for green onions.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Walk in shelving.
23-07-1 Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up.
25-05-1 Observed single-service articles improperly stored. Under soap and sink. Case of lids. Corrected On Site.
35B-03-1 Critical. Outer openings not protected with self-closing doors. Back door.

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2 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 4031344
Inspection Date: Thursday, January 06, 2011
Inspection Number: 2009825
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 13
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. Water chesnuts, 6 lbs. Corrected On Site. Operator discarded. Repeat Violation.
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. Chicken, dumplings, etc.
02-24-1 Critical. Potentially hazardous food held under time as a public health control without time marking indicating 4-hour limit. Wings by fryer.
08A-24-1 Critical. Observed raw animal foods not properly separated from each other in holding unit/during preparation. Raw non packaged chicken over beef, freezer. Corrected On Site.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw non packaged meat over vegetables walk in freezer Corrected On Site. Repeat Violation.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw meats overtubs of sauces, walk in cooler.
09-05-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. Bowl used for flour. Corrected On Site.
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Tongs on dirty pipes. Cook line.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Tea, front prep table.
14-41-1 Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Newspaper used for draining fried foods.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Cutting board, prep area.
24-08-1 Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried. Pans, above sink.
33-16-1 Observed open dumpster lid.

Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 4031345
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Inspection Number: 2009826
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: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-14-1 Critical. Observed dented/rusted cans. 5 lbs hoisin. Heavily creased and leaking.
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). Fresh garlic oil, cooked chicken.
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 chickens, breaded and wings.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Fresh garlic oil, cooked breaded chicken.
03D-06-1 Critical. Cooked potentially hazardous food not cooled from 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 70 degrees Fahrenheit within 2 hours. Lo mein. Corrected On Site. Rapidly chilled.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw non hermetically sealed chicken over french fries,peas, etc in walk in freezer.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.
23-06-1 Observed build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Prep table bottom shelves.
23-07-1 Observed gaskets with slimy/mold-like build-up. Reach in.
25-01-1 Observed single-service articles handled, displayed, or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Plastic silverware, self serve in drawers, not inverted.
41B-01-1 Critical. Observed sanitizing solution exceeding the maximum concentration allowed. Triple sink. Corrected On Site.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 3847351
Inspection Date: Monday, March 01, 2010
Inspection Number: 1706821
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 DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 3694805
Inspection Date: Monday, December 07, 2009
Inspection Number: 1898658
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01A Critical. Approved source
02 Critical. Original container: properly labeled, date marking
08A Critical. Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
08A Critical. Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
10 In use food dispensing utensils properly stored
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
25 Single service items properly stored, handled, dispensed
26 Single service articles not re-used
27 Critical. Water source safe, hot and cold under pressure
32 Critical. Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with handsoap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles

Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 3694806
Inspection Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Inspection Number: 1898659
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-22-1 Critical. Observed improper horizontal separation of raw animal foods and ready-to-eat foods. Corrected On Site.
08A-27-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over cooked food in walkin cooler.
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Cleaver store between dirty tables.
14-38-1 Observed utensils in poor condition. Observed black tape on handle of cleaver.
21-03-1 Observed detergent and sanitizer mixed together improperly and used for wiping cloths. Corrected On Site.
21-18-1 Observed sponge used as a wiping cloth on a food-contact surface. Corrected On Site.
22-17-1 Critical. Observed soiled on reach-in cooler gaskets at cook line.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of cook line reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 3240271
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Inspection Number: 1706821
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: 9
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
02-22-1 Critical. Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared on site and held more than 24 hours with not properly date marked. No datemarking on cooked foods, pork, chicken, egggrolls, etc. Repeat Violation. Repeat Violation.
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooked chicken, 72F and cooked lomein noodles 60F, iheld in grill area at room temp, no time as a public health control procedure in place.
09-05-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. Plastic bowls used in bulk bins of cornstarch. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed beverage containers on a shelf in dry storage with food. Repeat Violation. Corrected On Site.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Food stored in recycled takeout bags in freezer. Repeat Violation. Repeat Violation.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Wet cloths on prep table and in grill area, no sanitizer bucket to store them in. Repeat Violation.
28-02-1 Critical. Condensation or other drainage not disposed of according to law. Condensation pooling in cook's line cooler, not draining properly.
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sinks not accessible for employee use at all times. Corrected On Site.
41A-07-1 Critical. Observed container of medicine improperly stored on shelf with food in dry storage. Corrected On Site.

Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 3436364
Inspection Date: Monday, November 17, 2008
Inspection Number: 1706822
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 DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 3240272
Inspection Date: Monday, September 08, 2008
Inspection Number: 1706822
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: 9
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. Cooked shrimp, chicken,pork and eggrolls have no datemarking in walkin cooler and reachin coolers. Repeat Violation.
06-05-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food thawed in standing water. Observed shrimp thawing in standing water a 3 compartment sink. Corrected On Site.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in walkin freezer. Observed containers and trays of food uncovered in the walkin freezer. 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. Plastic bowl used and stored in container of cooked chicken in reachin cooler across from fryers. Repeat Violation.
09-05-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. Bowls used and stored in bulk containers of rice, flour, cornstarch. Repeat Violation.
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an employee beverage container in pan of carrots in top of cook's reachin. Moved immediately. Corrected On Site.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Observed food stored in plastic takeout bags that are made from recycled plastic. Food should be stored in food grade bags. Repeat Violation.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Observed wet wiping cloths on prep table and at cooks line. All wiping cloths must be kept in sanitizer water/bucket. Repeat Violation.
22-17-1 Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets at cook's reachin cooler.
25-04-1 Observed single-service items stored on floor. Observed a case of food containers stored on floor near back door.
37-06-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated grease behind deep fryers.
37-20-1 Hood not cleaned to bare metal prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge. Observed oil dripping from hood at bottom ledge below filters and oil accumulated on ansul piping above cook's line.
47-06-2 Critical. Observed extension cord in use for non-temporary period at steamtable. For reporting purposes only.
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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1 Food Service Inspection for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: CHINA DRAGON
License Number: 1505955
License ID: 3809717
Inspection Visit ID: 3105211
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Inspection Number: 1634194
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Food-Licensing Inspection
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: 9
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
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 chicken, pork and eggrolls held more then 24 hours not datemarked.
02-26-1 Critical. Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Bulk containers not labeled with name of product.
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw animal food stored over ready-to-eat food. Raw shell eggs stored over cooked chicken in walkin freezer.
08A-28-1 Critical. Observed food stored on floor. A case of raw chicken found on floor in walkin cooler.
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered food in holding unit/dry storage area; 5 gallon buckets of chicken parts used for soup stock, not covered in walkin freezer.
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. Bowl used as scoop for cooked chicken in front reachin cooler.
09-05-1 Critical. Observed improper use of bowl/plastic food container or other container with no handle used to dispense food that is not ready-to-eat. Use of a can for scoop in dry rice containers.
10-07-1 Observed in-use utensil stored in standing water less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Utensils in standing water at rear of cook line, next to rice cooker.
14-51-1 Observed nonfood-grade containers used for food storage. Grocery bags used for food storage in walkin freezer and walkin cooler.
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Wet wiping cloths used and left on work surfaces in kitchen , no sanitizer buckets made.
23-03-1 Observed build-up of grease on hood filters above deep fryers.
26-02-1 Observed reuse of single-service articles. Paper boxes used for rice, reused to portion fried rice. Pla tic bottle cot and used as scoop.
31-09-1 Critical. Handwash sink not accessible for employee use at all times at rear of cook's line, blocked by crates and bins of rice and other miscellaneous stuff.
40-04-1 Observed personal care item stored with food. Cell phone and purse stored on shelf with food.
41B-10-1 Critical. Pesticide use not in accordance with manufacturer's directions. Raid in store at front counter on floor by handwashing sink. Not approved for restaurant use.

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

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 Dragon 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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